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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
  • Email: info@thecarltun.com
  • 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A lovely, romantic spot for celebrating a special occasion. Delicious, creative food, attentive service, excellent all around!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Best octopus grilled salad Ive ever had. Good chilean sea bass. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Will return"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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
  • "great 'neighborhood gem'. we love it for ambience, food, service, etc., etc"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was a beautiful setting for a Sunday Brunch with my adult children. The food and the presentation along with the service was very good. The room was elegantly decorated. The atmosphere was very suitable for family conversation and fun."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the excellent menu and attentive waitstaff. Even though there was extra noise due to a couple of large parties in attendance, our table was in a quiet corner where we had no trouble conversing and enjoying the music."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was great from the time I arrived until the time I left. I went with a group of my friends and we all agreed, we will be back again."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I was impressed with the quality of food and service and priced accordingly."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Fantastic service, Friendly staff, Excellent menu and food was fantastic!!! Appetizers were raspberry pear salad, clams, octopus, spinach salad. Main dish, halibut served with whipped potatoes and a tomato dressing. Fish was done to perfection and the potatoes were very tasty. The other three dishes were the special which consisted of lobster tail, lamb shop (rib) and beef wellington. Very nice size portions and all food was well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The restaurant has a warm, comfortable decor and very clean. Definitely recommend this restaurant to all."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "A very romantic charming restaurant for a special occasion,or just a lovely evening for no reason.....The waiters are attentive , they don't rush you through the meal, and the nights they have a singer adds to the ambience of the evening....It is always a special evening when we dine here...."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My sincere compliments to your staff and particularly your chef Rodrigo Bernal. He went far and beyond for us. He is the top reason why we will come again and recommend The Carltun to others. He is a great asset to your establishment. Thank you for your service and wonderful dining experience. We look forward to our next visit. Also, the food was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had seafood. It tasted really good and fresh. I like the decoration in the restaurant. Everything is perfect for me to enjoying the dinner."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This is the second time I was there. The atmosphere is very nice, the service is great!! The grilled octopus is delicious!!!! Was there on a Saturday and the singer was a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We've been here for Valentine's Day, Sunday brunch, and special occassions. Always great service and great food."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "always a pleasure to be here.....Johnny singing Frank Sinatra....great food...excellent wine... love this place....one word to discribe The Carltun...classy"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I had dinner on Friday night with an important person. The restaurant was extremely conducive to the kind of discussions that I needed to have. The music was great but not too loud. The service was terrific. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was absolutely out of this world. I had White Chocolate Mousse for dessert. Overall, it was an excellent experience. I would recommend this restaurant to all without hesitation. I am glad I chose it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We went here as a small celebration after getting married. Everything was perfect-the food was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Eisenhower Park is not a place you might think of for lunch but the Palm Court was a great choice. Reasonable with good service and of course good food. Check it out."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our brunch. Still thinking and talking about it!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We always go there before Christmas and have always had a great meal. The diver scallop appetizer was so good I was tempted to lick the apple butter sauce off the plate. We just finished our main course and the area had a power outage and we were unable to have any coffee and the computers were down for the checks and they gave everyone a complimentary drink. The power came back on about a half an hour later and things continued on as normal. A delightful dinner."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This restaurant is outstanding in its decor, ambiance, and food. This restaurant is just the place to spend a romantic evening or dine in style for an excellent price."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Awesome Place love the wine cellar. Also love the Private Cigar Club upstairs. Great for Parties and weddings."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We needed a close place to eat before a concert at the Coliseum. We weren't expecting what Palm Court had to offer. It was absolutely stunning. The decor and view was gorgeous, the food was delicious. The little touches made it the perfect start to a holiday weekend. The only negative was it must have been our waiters first night. He was unsure of himself and didn't know the menu very well. But, they all have to start somewhere. This was a pleasant surprise and I will keep it in my mind for next year."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "we go here every year for the holidays. it is such a beautiful resteraunt with an overall amazing atmosphere. prices are not overly unaffordable. food is mediocre at best. just to make it clear we do not go here specifically for the food. we go for the ambiance.. one last thiught...on a night that was 20º it would have been nice to have an authentic fire goung in that fireplace, instead of battery operated candles really???!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I have dined at The Carltun many times. I have never been disappointed. The service and the food are excellent. They have a varied selection on their menu, plus daily specials. There also is a Price Fixe menu. Everyone is very courteous. The view of the golf course is a nice plus. Even the valets who park your car are extremely friendly. I don't hesitate to recommend The Carltun."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and found the service to be impeccable. Not only was the staff attentive knew that this was a sepcial occasion. They really do read the comments when you submit them on opentable. They made the night exceptional for us even singing to us at the end. The food was truly excellent as well!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We loved our dinner here. The service was excellent, the food very good(we had the surf and turf complete dinner) and we loved that there was a great singer who sand lots of oldies but goodies. We felt like we were in a romantic nightclub, and had a wonderful night out"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "My wife took me to dinner to celebrate my 40th birthday. After dinner we asked the waiter if their was a room to smoke a cigar. At first he said yes that he would check with his boss. We saw him goand talk to someone than he brought the check and never mentioned it again. It was rude. And awkward. We know people who smoke cigars here. Indeed we came years ago and remembered a room where you could smoke and have a drink after dinner. Being this was a special night we wanted something different. My wife and I are attorneys and would have taken clients here but now we will not. The food was good except for dessert."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The palm court served up a nice menu of terrific food. The filet Mignone was exceptional. The price fix specials were worth every penny."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We often come to the Palm Court and find it to be wonderful! We brought friends of ours on restaurant week and had a horrible experience! The food was in TINY portions. The steak cut was inexpensive. The usually fabulous ceaser salad comes in an edible cheese bowl. This salad did not, had no croutons or shaved cheese. The whole meal was poorly presented and substandard. When we complained we were told by the waiter "what do you expect for $28? I expect excellence all the time. If you don't want to live up to expectations then don't participate in restaurant week! Our friends will never return. It may not be on the top of our list anymore either."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Thought we would try the Carlton Palm during LI Restaurant Week. The setting is beautiful and the entrance is very special. Salad was presented in edible asiago bowls and tasted good. Main dishes of Steak and Mahi-Mahi were good, not great. Desert was the best part-flour less chocolate cake and hot apple cider. Service was very good. Probably wouldn't go back for dinner, but think a party would be fine."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "For the first 45 mins. we were the only ones in the restaurant. We asked for lemon with our water. We had to ask again. The waiter disappeared for long periods of time. My wife asked for no dressing on her salad, it came with dressing and had to be sent back. One time when the bus boy was filling our water glasses, his cell phone rang! My wife had hot tea and asked for honey four times, taking over 8 minutes, before she got it. (The tea was cold by then!) I ordered chocolate cake and he was bringing me strudel. We paid the bill, then we asked to speak to the manager. He said he was sorry, but it did not seem sincere."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Lots of birthday and anniversary celebrations for two to 20. we had a beautiful round table big enough for 11/12 and we were 6. beautiful glowing lighting, high ceilings.ambiance fabulous. Food beautifully presented...like being at a fancy wedding. Food good, not great. my lobster was cold. Very plentiful. everyone took food home throughout the restaurant. Lovely dinner music, Lousy dessert...I mean really bad...but pretty! We ordered off prix fixe menu. We left happy."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This restaurant was so stunning, charming room and an overall romantic feel. The architectural design was beautiful ....take the time to look up at the ceiling. Very nice!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013