Recommend by friendBrought my family there during my trip to Bellevue. Love the food, love the place. Will definite go again! Very delicious.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsPalisade's is a classic choice in Seattle for taking a date to a "nice dinner". Birthday's and anniversaries in particular seem to be a popular reason.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe gem that is Palisade...Love that they have freshened up the decor and, altho they no longer have my favorite scallop dish on the menu, the food was excellent once again. Prime rib dip and Yukon Gold 'fries' (which were actually deep fried wedges of carboliciousness) - yum!. The apple crisp dessert with caramel ice cream was overly sweet by a mile, perhaps would have benefitted from vanilla ice cream (I know, how vanilla! but work with me here, people) or the use of a more tart or milder fruit to offset the caramel ice cream...it was a wee bit of overkill on the flavors. Otherwise, a good time had by all of us, at least.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice lunchWe had a friend visiting from California and decided to go to Palisades for lunch. Such a beautiful view. The food was wonderful. Service was good, but the waitress could have been a bit more attentive. Overall a very nice lunch.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThree of us enjoyed the three-coursThree of us enjoyed the three-course meal. I had the salmon and it was delicious. the other two had the prime rib and said it was great. The California egg rolls and salad were also very nice. And the apple crisp was phenomenal. We really enjoyed everything about the evening - the service, the view, and the meal.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day happinessWhat a wonderful experience. It has been quite a few years since we have been to Palisades and I had forgotten how great it is! Great food!! Great service!! Excellent brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not meet expectationsThis is one of our "go-to" special occasion restaurants. We had 7 people for Mother's Day. 4 people ordered steaks and everyone of them was overcooked. There was no rare or medium-rare to be found, all were well done. The scallops were awesome and the wine was good. We will probably give it another shot though because we have had so much success in the past.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular ExperienceThis year, I surprised my mom by making a reservation with Palisade for our Mother's Day dinner. She loves the atmosphere of the restaurant and the gorgeous view of the Marina and Elliot Bay, and even though the restaurant was clearly busy (since it was Mother's Day) we got both-- a relaxing, congenial atmosphere and a small table with a beautiful view of the water. Bonus: we were also close to the indoor fountain, and the burbling of the water soothed away any excessive noise from other diners. The food at Palisade is sublime, the cocktails are little bits of hand-crafted elegance and the dessert (really, you must try the apple-pear bread pudding, if nothing else) will make you swoon. Two thumbs way, way up in my book!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH!Table was excellent! Buffet contained a variety of brunch foods including lots of seafood. While restaurant was crowded there was little noise. View of marina thru sparkling clean windows was superb! Dessert bites were tasty and right size.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceMy husband and I took our neighbor to Palisades for dinner over the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place to go!This is the place a like to go when something special is going on. We also do the early special that great for the food and the wallet. I like the view but also the open feeling of space. The waiters are treating guest like rroyality and the food is the best in town.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMseating arrangementInitially, we were seated in a spot that had my wife and I on the same side. This is much more difficult to talk with each other and while some couples may prefer not talking, we do. We should've been asked before walking all the way to the table and then having to walk all the way back. The restaurant did accommodate and solved the problem without too much of a wait, but it easily could have been worse.
Regardless, the service was outstanding and engaging. The food was great, but the above was an interesting start, and would've been far more difficult to resolve had the5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent wait staffKnowledgable, experienced, knew wine list, good fish, perfectly done5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Nice LunchThe food was really good - and it is a lovely location. Thanks!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful EveningWonderful evening dinner with friends. Fantastic view of marina, city, ferris wheel stadiums, and mountains! Fabulous and attentive service and the food was delicious. Thanks so much for a great evening.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and beautiful view..We have been a couple times now for brunch and it is absolutely wonderful. Just get the buffet, or order a full meal for ~$5 more and it comes with the full buffet. And when I say buffet, it isn't like your typical buffet. Sushi, pancakes made to order (to die for), seafood bar, salads, fruits and cheese, fondue, etc., etc., etc. It really is wonderful.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful interior design,beautiful interior design, nice atmosphere, food-good (nothing special) but very unpleasant hostesses we had bad (uncomfortable, no view) table.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to celebrate`We took a friend to celebrate her birthday, and all 4 of us were pleasantly thrilled with the whole experience. Our waiter was superb, as was the food, scenery, and atmosphere. We will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pacing....The ambiance and view speak for themselves - but of note, Kimberly our server, followed our pacing lead. Drinks first.... an appetizer, and then the famed 3 course lunch. She followed our lead every step of the way that made for a very nice dining experience!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnolia Marina Gemalways a good choice, can be a little spendy but oh so worth it!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice brunch, our groupvery nice brunch, our group did a verity, we had some that ordered an entree and two of us did the buffet only. i was more than satisfied with the buffet alone and i did the Bloody Mary bar, so much fun. many choices and beautiful views and a great waiter!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTable was ready right awayTable was ready right away with a great view. Service was timely and friendly, but not overbearing. Everyone enjoyed their drinks, dinners and dessert. Couldn't really ask for a better all around experience.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant withBeautiful restaurant with stunning views of Puget Sound. Outstanding food!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place, great food,Wonderful place, great food, everything is just perfect.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSix of us were here for mySix of us were here for my daughter in laws birthday. The evening was absolutely perfect and enjoyed by all. The food was absolutely delicious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual this setting is amazing!As usual this setting is amazing! We always bring visiting guests here. You can't go wrong with food/wine.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful!Eat here whenever we're in Seattle. Always wonderful. First Seating menu is a very good deal. Otherwise, entrées are expensive, but worth it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe luau bar is nice. It'sThe luau bar is nice. It's not nearly as extensive at Salty's, but it works.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dry ice presentationExcellent dry ice presentation with the fresh oysters!!!Great view and the food was excellent as always.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem rediscoveredI'd forgotten how good Palisades is... quintessential NW ambiance and food. From the dungeness crab cake appetizers to the garlic prawns an the cedar plank king salmon, everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. As the sun sets, Palisades out-of-the-way location provides a fantastic outlook over the yacht basin to downtown, Alki and across to Bainbridge. I won't take so long to come back next time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary CelebrationI proposed marriage to my wife 14 years ago at Palisades.
It was the perfect choice to celebrate our anniversary their this year.
The ambiance, food, drink and service were first rate.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDrinks for great food wasDrinks for great food was good service was okay. Waiter forgot our order for beverages and had to be reminded.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPalisade was a nice placePalisade was a nice place as I expected, I brought my girlfriend there for our anniversary and she loved it but wish it. I wish it was a little bit more romantic and more of a older crowd but other then that it was nice. The food was great and the waitress was super nice and friendly.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the Alaskan kingI ordered the Alaskan king crab legs for $65 and I only got one leg. I was told that the amount that is given is by weight- 1 pound. This leg did not seem to weigh one pound. I wish the wait person would have advised me that lately the chef is giving out only one leg. I would have ordered something else.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst impressionsWe have not eaten at Palisade before, but we will surely return! Menu selections were varied and all looked tempting. The service was terrific from the moment we entered the building till we left. All employees were attentive and friendly, not only to us, but to each other.
The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. My husband asked for his salmon to be cooked to 125 degrees, and it was! Perfectly! We were impressed and sold for the future.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is amazing!!This restaurant is amazing!! Have already been there multiple times!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPalisade's has a gorgeousPalisade's has a gorgeous interior with a large pond complete with a bridge that crosses over it. The service was prompt and excellent. Though I expected better with regard to the food. It wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked but for the most part it was okay.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed ourWe thoroughly enjoyed our dinners...all 5 of us. Have come frequently...and one of our party has come to Palisades VERY often ...when she was living in Magnolia. We especially appreciate the Open Table specials during April...and the nice choices available...
Emebet Seifu, Dianne Chilgren and family...4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a little chilly inside,It was a little chilly inside, but the food was great. Take a sweater and enjoy the view!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband has some seriousMy husband has some serious diet restrictions and our server, Rebecca, relayed those to the chef. Together they were able to make the adjustments to his meal and make it an enjoyable evening out, with no worries on our end. It is often difficult for us to eat out and not be constantly worried that my husband can eat from the menu, but at Palisades, we are never disappointed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every penny and every bite!The view is great and the atmosphere is really nice! My entire family loved the food and atmosphere and service!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary celebbrationOur visit was in honor of our 33 wedding anniversary. We have never been to a place that allows and encourages you o take your time. The food was incredible! The staff made us feel like our anniversary was the most important event of the night.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view and the service wereThe view and the service were great. The food was ok. It was good but didn't knock my socks off. But I would go there again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgave us a very small tablegave us a very small table for 7 people turn out we had 8 it was tight squeeze4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMimpeccable service, minor quibblesas always, service was impeccable. my waitress, Kimberley, and the rest of the staff did an excellent job. this is one of the things I love about palisades is that the service quality is consistently impeccable.
minor quibbles from this visit:
my bisque, while delicious, was only luke warm. I saw another patron later served a steaming hot bowl and I would have preferred that.
I got the sushi meal from the lunch special which was outstanding. I wish I had been warned that something spicy was sprinkled on the salmon roll so I could have maybe asked to have that part withheld. the roll was declicious but a bit too spicy for me (admittedly my spicy sensitivity is pretty sensitive these days.).4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious meal from breadA delicious meal from bread to dessert. It's hard to get a delicious prime rib but they did it perfectly. Great seating with a fabulous view and the nicest staff attentive and hospitable.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe greeters were very friendlyThe greeters were very friendly and the servers were so patient and gentle to wait for our orders. I appreciate them for that. The food was excellent and we have more choices this year.On the 10th of April, I was with my friends and the prime rib was so tender and juicy. On the 16th, I was with my family and the chicken was so good with the mango. I love the soup and the apple crisp topped with ice cream.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingGreat food and great service. Amazing marina view! Looking forward my next visit.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch experienceI went to lunch with three friends/ladies to celebrate our friend's 40th birthday. It was a fantastic experience! The restaurant put a birthday card and red rose petals on the table for our friend without me requesting that. Very sweet! Our server was really great
and funny. The food was fabulous! We chose from the $15 three course lunch special for our meals. The food choices were great and everything was delicious. I had a salmon and rice entree and the salmon was cooked perfectly and the flavors of all of the food were great. I'd go here again for sure.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryting was great but...The food was very good and well prepared. The ambiance, the view and the facility are all beautiful. The only complaint is that the food took a very long time to arrive. I believe that this was a result of the kitchen and not the waitress. The table service was good, polite and helpful - but there was an extraordinary pause between the first and second course. There were the expected apologies after after our entrée arrived However, there was no warning nor explanation that our lunch would be very delayed.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AM