Will Return For More !First time to Chef's Palette and we had a very nice time. Our server Alyssa was outstanding and the food was great! Interesting menu with something for everyone but each dish unique. We truly enjoyed our evening !!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous TimeFood and service was excellent! We had a great time!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have heard many wonderfulWe have heard many wonderful things about Chef's Palette and have looked forward to dining here. The service and overall experience were excellent, worthy of the good reviews. Our appetizer and salads were perfect, as well as plate presentation for all courses. My wife ordered the filet which was a little tough and dry at medium rare temperature and I ordered the duck and lamb which were a bit chewy. Overall we did have a very nice experience and will certainly return to try other items on the menu.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Thankful Thursday DealThursdays you can get a great couples dinner for $40 - Total!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCustomer Service superTwo of the attendees have gluten intolerance and the waitress went out of her way to make sure they would enjoy their meal and not worry about any gluten in what they were eating. When we are in the area, we will be going back there!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Evening OutLocated on the left-hand side of a restaurant / sports bar venue, this is an undiscovered gem. Soft lighting, quiet, lovely paintings, and very professional service. A creative menu and a nice wine list. They offer a surprising "Thank You Thursdays" special, 4-course meal for two for $39 !! Share an appetizer and dessert. It is worth the visit even if you prefer the regular menu.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Anniversary DinnerMy wife and I generally save a visit to the Chef's Pallette (main dining room) for a special occassion, as was the case with our last visit. The food is always excellent, as is the service. We've visited several times and have always left very pleased. We have also stopped in the bar area for a more casual, quick meal, usually sharing a couple appetizers and enjoying a drink or three. The dining experience in the bar area is definitley more lively later in the evening, so the restaurant itself has two very different sides to it, depending on what you're looking for. Both the bar area and the main dining area are great places to enjoy great food and super service. No disappointments.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful!Romantic artful scene with exquisite food! The prix fix menu on Thursday is a great way to enjoy sampling the menu with friends. Tonight we had the Abstract Seafood Duo, A "maze" ing Acrylic Artichokes, and our tables favorite: the Contemporary Chicken Francese and finished with the Key Lime pie. The scallops are the best I've ever had and I'm consistently amazed at how juicy all the chicken dishes are! I highly recommend for a date night!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to meet friendsWe dined with new friends at Chef's Palette. Seating was on time with reservations. Service was quick and attentive. My (engineer) friend and I marveled at the high tech, backlit menus and the motorized pepper grinders. The food was very good, met the description given by our server. Artwork on the walls is tastefully done.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's day BrunchI had only been to this restaurant one other time. I was impressed, and saw on open table they had a mother's day brunch. I figured my mom would like it. She loved it and can't stop talking about it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Buffet for Mother's DayWe came here for mother's day and we weren't sure how it would turn out because my wife isn't too big of a fan of buffets. The dining room was relatively small but quaint. The drinks from the bar were outstanding and they didn't skimp on the alcohol. My first impression of the buffet wasn't as positive as I'd hoped, as there were no plates available when we reached the serving station and many of the trays of food were empty or near empty. Fortunately, they filled up with fresh food and pastries not too long after and the food was quality and consistent, especially for a buffet. They don't normally open on Sundays, so this buffet for Mother's Day is out of the ordinary and something worth seeing5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbetter than expectedThe food was very good. First time going to this restsurant and it was better than expected. Good food and a very good manager.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceTook my mother there for Mother's Day and the food and service was exceptional!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful gem close to homeWe took our daughter, who was visiting from Australia, to a lovely evening dinner. She was impressed with the quality and selections. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and attentive service. She told her husband (who had returned home to Australia a few days before) about the wonderful experience and now he is expecting to enjoy the same experience when they return to Cary! How lucky we are to have an elegant place to dine within 10 minutes of our home.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME!Great restaurant! The service was superb, the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect! We will definitely return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great!At our table we had everything from Ahi Tuna appetizer to grilled salmon, filet mignon and bone in pork chops. Everything was prepared perfectly, and was absolutely delicious. Our server was friendly, seemed to care about our satisfaction and was very accomodating.
Overall great experience...5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMvery niceWe have now been to this restaurant twice for special birthday celebrations. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with local artists' work. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and quietly attentive. The food has been great both times, and although the rice pilaf was a little undercooked for my taste, the risotto was to die for. All the dishes are creative and beautifully presented. Definitely recommend the Earth and Sky and the nuts and berries salad.
All in a a great place, and we are so glad we found it.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Neighborhood Gem!Chef's Palette is right in our backyard and for some reason we just don't go often enough. Our spur of the moment visit on Saturday evening was a delight from start to finish! Service was excellent and attentive. Food and presentation was simply outstanding. I enjoyed the special for the evening which was tuna, filet and shrimp on a bed of parmesan risotto. For dessert, my partner and I shared the banannas foster which did not disappoint. Landon our server was tuned in to our needs and attentive and of course, Cathy, always makes it a point to stop by and greet her guests. Again, not sure why we don't go more often, but this visit reminded us that we should!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the first restaurantThis is the first restaurant for Kathy the owner .
Totally admire her success for this new adventure.
5 Stars!!!!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, top notch. ThisAs always, top notch. This has become our favorite place, both the restaurant and the bar side for hanging out! Your staff is always excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWaited too long to try them out!Good food, solid service! Best restaurant in the area. We'll be back!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good and theThe food was good and the staff ameniable to special requests. We had a group of seven and no one was disappointed with their choices of food. The lighted menus are great for those who have issues with seeing the menu!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staffs who was willingGreat staffs who was willing to accommodate us, my special flower requests, and special note to my beautiful love! Excellent food and preparation!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but no raveWhile the service was very good, I'd have the rate the food above average and the prices more than above average. The meals are generally expensive, not all, but most. Considering that the food is good, but won't knock your socks off, I found it expensive. Drinks are pricey too. Wine list is predominatly American, so choices are limted - the usual pinot grigio and a south american or two to create an international flavor, but significantly no selection of real french or italian vintages. Generally I'd go elsewhere, but it was a convenient mid-way point foe our guests. The bar menu is more reasonable. By the time dinner was ending, the band in the bar was driving us out of the dining room.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent asThe food was excellent as was the service and the atmosphere. All contributed to a great experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMStephanie, was great, sheStephanie, was great, she said the specials for that night without a hitch, like the swordfish dinner was an everyday item. My wife couldn't choose a wine for her dinner so Stephanie let her sample 2 before she chose one. The scallops wrapped in bacon with the lemon herb orzo was great, so good I remember what I ate! My wife's chicken dish was excellent too, we shared with each other! We didn't have dessert because it was our wedding anniversary, which no one at the restaurant knew, and we had truffles at home made by a couple in Fuquay that I purchased earlier in the day. It was a great dining experience and we thank you.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGO HERE NOWThis restaurant has it all, beautiful local artwork, on friday and saturday nights live entertainment in the bar area, and absolutely fresh and amazing food. My significant other and I were looking for a new place that is not a chain and is worth going out and we absolutely found it. A great drink menu, knowledgable staff although we came in 15 minutes before the kitchen closed they allowed us to order anything and everything we wanted without any frustration. I work in the industry myself and it is so nice to be greeted and taken care of even being so late to dinner! We will absolutely be back! THIS PLACE IS GREAT!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried Chef''s Palette basedWe tried Chef''s Palette based on friends recommendations. Three of us had dinner on a Saturday night. We all enjoyed the Ahi tuna appetizer. My daughter and I enjoyed our entrees of salmon and filet. My husband, however, was disappointed in his bone-in ribeye. The quality of the meat, particularly for the price, was not good. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and service was good. We probably will try again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal Had By AllThe food was fantastic and the service was excellent. The server we had was very friendly and accommodating. Also had the chance to meet the owner and she was as delightful as the server which happend to be her daughter.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and excellentOutstanding service and excellent food. Simple elegance in decor. Portion size on lamb shank on the small size, but, otherwise, a very good dish. Chicken Francese beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. I liked that the menu listed actual anchovies as an optional addition to the Caesar salad, which was very fresh. This was our first visit, and we made an early reservation (6:00), and got right in, but the entire dining room and bar room were packed by 7:30 on Saturday night, so the word is apparently out on this Cary gem. Imaginative specialty cocktails--we loved the Vargas Martinis--no vermouth, but olive juice and blue-cheese stuffed olives with Tabasco. Apple tart dessert with ice cream was tasty version of apple dumpling.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant Christmas Eve dinnerMy husband and I dined here on Christmas Eve. Overall the food was very good. Avoid the eggplant brushetta, it was dry and salty. The dinner salads were excellent and served on creative dishes. The hen dish was outstanding. The lamb shank had good flavor, but the texture was chewy. And the coffee was good and HOT! P.S.: we love the illuminated menu -- it was nice to not have to pull my Iphone flashlight out just to read the meu selections.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM