Palm Restaurant - San Antonio
Palm Restaurant - San Antonio

Palm Restaurant - San Antonio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/San-Antonio
  • Phone: 2102267256
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Alejandro Zapien
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.

  • Special Events: There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Red line Trolley stop at Navaro & East Houston Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $6.00 valet at lunch. $10.00 valet at dinner.
A word from Palm Restaurant - San Antonio
Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Palm Restaurant is located off the riverfront, making it the perfect place to start off or finish up an evening on the town.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Palm Restaurant - San Antonio reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)romantic (56)notable wine list (45)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (32)great for lunch (15)late-night find (13)neighborhood gem (13)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Evening date
    steakeater
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The filets were scrumptious and properly prepared. Atmosphere was fabulous. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely a place to check out if you haven't had the opportunity yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfy your palate.
    Mossman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Truly a perfect food experience with remarkably friendly waitstaff. I highly recommend for an evening outing. Expect to split menu items with your dining companion. Otherwise you will over order your food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    ROYBALDDS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ignacio and his crew took he best care of us and were very attentive to our 15 person group. Great food great wine, great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    docrVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Dined there while attending a professional meeting in San Antonio. Our party enjoyed great service, great food, and the congeniality of the staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent food and service! Only suggestion is to honor requests made online -we asked for a booth and were taken to a not-so-romantic table. They did change us to a booth, but it would have been nice to have the request noted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous pre-theater spot!
    elshoff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food portions were great! Everything from service, to wine, to food was spectacular. Will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Beautiful
    jonlovesThePalm
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I must say this was the best steak I have ever had. The atmosphere was cool, calm and at the same time exciting. Let me tell you, the staff was beyond my wildest expectations. The front staff to the back to the waiters. Our waiter, Jacob, I think that was his name, was superior in his wines, food ideas and oh my those green beans. Thank you to everyone there that made our night the best it had been in over a year. If you want the best of San Antonio then you need to go to The Palm. Good food, god service, good price and amazing people will be waiting for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before Theater
    happygrandmother
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Before theater, it is worth having dinner at your restaurant! I took my granddaughter, and the staff made her feel like a million dollars! Kids menu is terrific, and the service outstanding! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    alamogurl
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Everything at this lovely restaurant was great from the service, quality of the meal, to the wine list. My husband and I felt relaxed and by the end of our meal full! Most excellent steaks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service but food was ok
    saige
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We came for a birthday and they made sure we enjoyed our service. Our waiter was attentive, fun and had great wine suggestions. The steak was amazing. The swordfish was good but the bacon wrapped scallops were fishy and the ahi was questionable. The wine was fantastic and the creme brulee was delightful. We enjoyed ourselves but if we do return we will stick with the steak.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greatfood great ambience
    GarciaT
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Recommend to me by a friend I will recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ambience and service were outstanding. The Ribeye steak I ordered was not tender at all for a steak that was priced at $56.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fell Short!
    LizS
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This wasn't our first dining experience with The Palm but it was our 32nd wedding anniversary so we had kinda high expectations. The food has always been great, but we made the mistake of ordering the Cottage Fries as a side dish and it was POTATO CHIPS! POTATO CHIPS?? At a restaurant that has a $53 Salmon? I ordered the Salmon special...they had salmon on the menu for around $38, but this was a crab stuffed salmon so naturally it was $15 more. I made the mistake of not asking how much. My bad! An overpriced wine list rounded off this experience and since my husband and I have budgetary concerns it made it harder for us to select something. The bottom line is OVERPRICING and UNDER SERVICING! A high priced restaurant can't afford mediocrity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always love the palm when we go. It's not a stuffy place, very easy going and family friendly. my husband loved his steak, and my drink was just right ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Evening
    Moreles
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Advised restaurant ahead of time for a special occasion and table was decored accordinly. Food was served as order and service was excellent. A great wine list and would recommend. Ask for Rudy!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    John
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have been here several times for dinner and lunch. Lunch is a great time to be down town and should be considered.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Cjr1980
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is unbeatable, the ambiance is unmatchable, the service is impeccable. Perfect date night spot. A little pricey, but well worth it for a nice night out. Try the crab cakes, and for the love of God, don't leave without having steak and an Amber Palm beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and friendly
    birthdayboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had an amazing time and dinner! The lobster was fantastic and so was our waitress!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobsta fest
    Tmac
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Annual lobster event is a must - sides were a little disappointing
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    lizzardlou
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We always enjoy our dining experience at the Palm. While we do not drive to downtown San Antonio much, we always look forward to dining there for a special occasion or concert downtown. We are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Fine Dining Experience...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great atmosphere, wonderful food, and overall great experience as expected. The management was very gracious and accommodating, and this remains one of our favorite dining establishments.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special touch
    2dinersinluv
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service and food was great. We especially liked the table setting for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Candyman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at The Palm. We were seated right away when we arrived. The table was decorated specially for us with a congratulations note from the staff. Leighton was our waiter who was awesome!! He knew the menu and wine list backwards and forwards. We have a fabulous Merlot (Twomey 2009) and some delicious appetizers (bacon wrapped scallops and lobster bisque). My filet was magnificent and the sauteed mushrooms added a marvelous extra. My wife's steak was just as good. For dessert we had the fresh berries w/ cream and key lime pie. The perfect toppers to a stupendous meal! The Palm is cheap and we don't go there routinely but for special occasions, The Palm is a top 3 choice! A great dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • azielinski
    likenewplaces
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    the staff accommodated us with a table for my husband that was on crutches. the service was wonderful, although the food was good, the lobster was slightly overcooked.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palms very dissapointing
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After spending $150.00 for 2 I expected better food. The sreak was at best average and was more like a $29.00 steak from a cheap franchise. The lobster on top was cold and rubbery. My salmon was bland with no flavor. It tasted poached or boiled with peppercorns on top. Now I understand why there were only a few patrons. I was at the desk at Hotel Mokarra where we stayed and a couple looking for dining options recommended NOT going there. I told them that we already made that mistake.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch menu
    uptowngirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A vast selection of incredible food items. I always choose the Power Lunch. Reasonably priced and just enough to fill you without having that I ate too much feeling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friend's birthday at the Palm
    gardendea
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday at the Palm. The steaks are great and the cheesecake is especially notable. Pricy but worth it for a celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding
    Bobb
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Have had dinner here many times...never disappointed...our favorite near the Majestic and one of the very best downtown. Service always prompt and courteous...responds well to special requests. Wine list good, even the less expensive brands. Meal always served hot, flavored well. Veal Parmigion and steaks excellent..crab cocktail very good. Have started using their valet parking...very prompt and cost compares favorably with other available parking and directly across from the Majestic so convenient for theater goers. Noise level low enough for table conversation...nice selection of bar food as well if full dinner isn't part of your plan. The Palm continues to excel!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster special
    JRitem
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The lobster special was outstanding both from a quality an quantity of food as well as service. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was so-so, with long periods of waiting to be taken care of even though the restaurant was not busy. The appetizer and salads were delicious. We ordered dinner, prime double cut new york strip, and did not receive it until over an hour later and were very disappointed. The steak was cooked medium rare, not medium as requested. The outside was dry and charred and there was absolutely no flavor to the steak. The asparagus was dry and cold. We politely complained and although we waited another 20 minutes for a manager, the manager was very helpful. He took the steak off the bill, apologized profusely and gave us free dessert. He handled the situation very well and we appreciated it, though we will never dine here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience at Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The place looked nice, and the food was good, but the service was slow and it did not seem like a very busy evening. For what the prices are, you would expect better service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the price?
    cwellls
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Is it worth it to spend over one hundred dollars on a salad, one steak, and two sides? Maybe for some, but I can think of several things I could do with a hundred Benjamin's instead. That being said, if you have the green to spend then maybe it would be worth the money for the experience. The steak was cooked perfectly, the sides were great compliments and the desert was delicious. Overall the Palm was pricey, but very good. I think next time I can she'll out that kind of moola, I will check out something more unique to SA instead.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Always treated like a member of the family at The Palm. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While we had a reservation, our table was not ready. When we were seated, it was at a table that had been set up in a service pass through. It was cramped and crowded with waitstaff getting through the dining room. The table next to us was large and rowdy. The noise level was horrendous! A regular patron stopped by our table to inquire "what have you done to deserve this table"? We have dined at The Palm in Dallas and hoped to repeat the lovely experience. This was not the experience we planned for our 34th anniversary.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was a great experience--from the Ahi tuna appetizer to the filet mignon which literally melted in your mouth. The wait staff was extremely attentive, yet not intrusive. They were warm, intertaining, and efficient. Would recommend this restaurant to the highest of society.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great resturaunt and service
    ExcellentDining
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This returaunt is impeccable. The ambiance is great and the service was very personable. The food was truly unique and worth every penny. Highly reccommend this resturaunt for a special occassion or just a romantic dining experience. In the hub of the riverwalk. Simply Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth it
    TravelinTxn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For us, The Palm is generally out of our comfort zone budget wise. But for a special occasion, or just a little spoiling, it's well worth it. I love the salmon, blackened and stuffed with crab; hubs is a fan of the Chilean sea bass. Unlike some upscale restaurants where the prices are high and the servings are small, you'll get plenty of food here. We haven't had dessert here yet, because dinner is very filling.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special!
    Sandi
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The waiter recommended the four pound lobster special to be split for two people. It was fantastic! So great we went back the next day!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's The Palm, enough said.
    JerseyMark
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As usual, a fine dining experience with impeccable service. We had the 4# summer lobster special, it did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic