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Palm Court at the Carltun
Palm Court at the Carltun

Palm Court at the Carltun Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecarltun.com/restaurant_the_palm_court.html
  • Phone: (516) 542-0700 x1
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Rodrigo Bernal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Formal Ballroom seats up to 300 with dance floor.
    Outdoor formal gardens
    Private event rooms
    Ceremony space
    Weddings, Engagement Parties, Baby & Bridal Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Christenings, Birthday Parties, Sweet 16's, Fundraisers, Corporate Events.
  • Private Party Contact: Debbie Hart (516) 542-0700 x2
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Music & Entertainment
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tuesday - Friday Wine Tasting Special Menu
    Tuesday - Saturday Price-Fix Menu
    Saturday Night Surf & Turf Menu
    Sunday Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merrick Ave. & Stewart Ave.
  • Public Transit: Closest LIRR station is Westbury
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Palm Court at the Carltun
The Palm Court is the main restaurant at The Carltun and it has been acclaimed by Zagat's Restaurant Guide to be the most beautiful and romantic restaurant on Long Island.
Coupled with the Wine Spectator magazine's recognition of its wine list as one of the "...most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world," our diners have the best atmosphere conceivable for an extraordinary dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place for a special occasion. The Sunday brunch is delightful"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We have been there at least 4 times in past two years. Saturday night was very disappointing. Service and food quality not what it has been. We waited very long for entree and steak tough or over cooked. We waited for dessert so very long we almost got up to leave. When it arrived, it was a dry donut with ice cream (which was good). We left the restaurant a bit disgruntled and disappointed. Cannot say when we will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Great views. Only negative is the $37.95 price fix dinner menu was not offered or mentioned by the staff until we asked about it. However, another more expensive $63 special menu was printed and placed at each setting. That was a bit off putting. Enjoyed the patio and reggae band. Otherwise no disappointments."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Too loud was difficult to have a conversation. Everything else was enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Went for my mothers birthday brunch and the setting and decor were lovely. Brunch selection and price were good, and the food was good. But service was terrible. Hostess and wait staff seemed rather condescending, as if we did not belong there. Maybe they have not had much experience with an entire Asian family who actually speak perfect English, and who actually expect the service we pay for. Not terribly busy at all but the prixe fixe courses were so slow to be served! I will not be returning or recommending."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "It was advertised that there is music on Friday nights, which was a draw for me. When I arrived at 7 p.m. they said that the band cancelled, due to a weather forecast. All they had to do was go inside, there was plenty of room for that. Food always excellent. Pricey place, but they had a price fixed menu for $58; but selection looked not too g"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We have recently reserved a table for 2 as a special occasion, given it that it was our wedding anniversary. This was highlighted during the reservation and I have requested that they pay attention to details and that they provide candle light with the desert. They have agreed to these details and it sounded that the service we were used to a few years ago is all in order. Unfortunately, the service experienced was sub par and there request with respect to the anniversary based desert option has never materialized. Additionally, the service was sloppy and rushed."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our go to restaurant when we want that special feel of being in a special place to be with friends. Varied menu with something for everyone, moderate prices, but it could use some updating. Spicy tuna wrap a hit! Grilled veggie panini flat, lacks flavor. Big plus is the bar with a full wine list and bartender who knows how to make a good mixed drink."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a great time!!! Food was fabulous, service was impeccable and just an overall great experience. I will definitely be coming back to The Palm Court in the very near future."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food, Excellent service. If you are looking for 'an out of this world experience' you have to dine here."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "After coming here once or twice a year as something to look forward to we were a little disappointed. While still beautiful and elegant, we were surprised that such a pristine, white glove service would seat us at a table with 2 very noticeable sauce spots on the table cloth. The staff quickly changed the linen. The food, which we had always found exceptional, was good with 1 major disappointment. The lamb chops, while flavorful, were very chewy and sinuous. The wait staff seemed to lack coordination in menu knowledge and orders placed. The table next to us sent their order back twice after 'not serving what was ordered'. We hope this was a one off and the Carltun will regain it's high standards when we return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for his birthday and when he stated the risotto in his meal was over cooked instead of rectifying the problem our server stated that's just how they cook it. As far as I know over cooked means just that. The server didn't even offer to take it back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Awesome! Definitely coming back and telling friends and family! What a gem! Delicious food and lovely service. Loved the ambiance!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great for special occasions. I would, however, inform the person making the reservation if there will be outside "rock" band entertainment. This, of course, is up to every individual making a reservation. Since my husband and I were celebrating our "32nd" wedding anniversary, we especially liked the intimacy and quietness of the restaurant inside, before the "rock" band started to play."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent and so was the service. The only drawback is that tables of two are grouped together where there is a common bench. So adjacent couples sit close to eachother which in turn limits privacy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The view from the outdoor patio was fantastic. A live band played lounge classics. The food was delicious and the service, terrific. I enjoyed a special that had four signature dishes. If you are looking for a romantic evening, this is the spot to come. We ate here this weekend and the only issue I had was the mixture of bar and dining crowds on the patio. Loud, cigar & cigarette smokers were a turn off for us as we were trying to enjoy a romantic evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was great and I would definately go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "On Thursday, we dined with my great nephew, his fiancee and my brothers and their wives. It was to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of my great nephew. The food and service were excellent, as usual. We have dined at Palm Court many times and find it to be the most elegant restaurant in Nassau County. I would definitely recommend Palm Court for a great dining experience and especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I took my friend here for her birthday and we absolutely loved everything about it. The food was excellent, the staff was extremely professional and since it was a beautiful day, we sat on the patio. The staff noticed that the table was not balanced right away and two men came to level the table within minutes. Everything was beautiful and I can't recommend this restaurant enough. I brought my infant and he was fine but I have to note that there were people smoking outside right by us and we could smell the smoke as we ate. I had to move my child away from the table several times so he would not be exposed to the smoke."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My friends and family have been going to the Palm Court for a number of years now, and we have never come out dissatisfied. The service is excellent and the choices on the menu are many. We love eating inside and looking out the windows over the patio and golf course. I would recommend coming here especially for a special occasion. You wont regret it. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We celebrated an 80th birthday with the family and had a great round table. The food was excellent and the restaurant was very pretty. I would definitely come back for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Beautiful setting. Perfect for a special occasion. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I brought a group of colleagues here for a congratulations celebration. Everyone was very impressed with every aspect of the experience. Each person chose different appetizers and main dishes and desserts and everybody was more than happy with the choices. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the service was very good with a perfect pacing of courses. The staff made you feel valued. I had only been her once before for a brunch, but will return for dinner again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After spending lunch with a good friend from overseas, I am strongly recommending this restaurant as the place to go. Valet parking excellent, hostess professional and friendly, and the service and quality of food was incredible. We were not rushed and could enjoy a wonderful meal and linger over coffee and dessert"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great dining experience, food and ambiance ... a little noisy that particular night due to communion and birthday celebrations with children. Think that should be booked earlier prior to dinner time (8 pm). "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere inside and out, good food nicely presented."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Palm Court is a beautiful, well kept up venue. Peter, our server was wonderful! We waited about 45 minutes for a table and finally a hostess asked us if we wanted to be seated in the wine cellar. (We know the place and find the wine cellar to be a good choice. There was a keyboardist and singer in the main room upstairs, so the place was a little noisy.) Both venues are nice settings for dinner. We ordered the duck and the lamb chops. Lamb chops did not taste like they were prepared fresh. Duck was fried. The hostess offered us dessert on the house because of our wait to get seated. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was good service very attentive loved the ambiance cant wait to go in the summer and dine outside the grounds are so pretty...."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food at the Palm Court is actually pretty good. I had the grilled octopus appetizer. We'll seasoned & tender. I had the Chilean Sea Bass Entree. I asked them to do it without the port reduction, which they did. Cooked perfectly, we'll seasoned. My wife had the lobster Mac & cheese. Sadly loaded with ham or pancetta which detracted from the dish. Nice wine list. Sadly our waiter didn't know much about wine service. He overfilled the glasses by a lot & then it was self serve after that. After he took our order & came to pour the wine we didn't see much of him until dessert, which we skipped. We were already there for 3 hours. The food runners had no idea who ordered what & rather than ask they guessed wrong every time. Not recommended. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We dined at Carltun Friday of Easter weekend. Not sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The large open was tastefully decorated and the tables were not crowded. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food is excellent and the Full dinner is the best deal around! Plus you get entertainment for the conservative or older but great fun and delicious food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Best octopus grilled salad Ive ever had. Good chilean sea bass. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Will return"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A lovely, romantic spot for celebrating a special occasion. Delicious, creative food, attentive service, excellent all around!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A first class experience! The entertainment was a delightful addition to the cuisine and ambience. The staff is extremely attentive. Fantastic restaurant for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Although it has been some time since we last went to the Palm Court, we used to dine there frequently and were expecting a fabulous meal for my husband's birthday celebration. Our appetizers were delivered very quickly leading us to think they had been prepared ahead of time. We both ordered the Filet Mignon and Shrimp. We ordered them medium. They both arrived extremely rare. We sent them both back. I received a new Filet, it again was extremely rare. My husband's came back out rare but edible. I sent mine back again. Our waiter commented that I probably wanted it cooked medium well. I said no I just didn't want it raw. This time my steak was delivered well done. We left without having dessert and have no plans of returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Friday lunch is a tough time to find a spot worthy to intimately celebrate a wedding but this was just the right spot. Historic, classy, yet comfortable. It was a beautiful and tasty spot!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Palm Court has an excellent Sunday brunch in a sophisticated atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great service and ambiance, but the food menu is extremely limited and truth be told not that great tasting. Mushroom barley soup was the consistency of oatmeal, eggs florentine had a VERY bland mornay sauce, brownie dessert was served cold. Bloody Mary's were tasty!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "While the food was good the Service fell apart after the main course was served. Our waiter simply disappeared. A service person dropped off a dessert menu a half hour later; we were not asked if we wanted it. A short time later we ordered coffee (2) and dessert. The coffee was delivered, no dessert. When the dessert showed up the coffee was cold; we complained we were told additional coffee would be served. It never showed up! The check did. We complained, were told the Manager would return with the check. That did not happen! When we left a woman thanked us...the Manager who knew nothing about our table. She gave us her card with an apology. We were there for 3+ Hours. We were celebrating our Anniversary; the evening was ruined."
    Dined on 3/22/2014