Palma
Palma

Palma

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://palmanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126912223
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 5-11pm / Sunday, 5-10pm
    Lunch: Tuesday–Friday, Noon-3:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, Noon-3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Marino Rosato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: As with Palma's restaurant, seasonal and fresh food has become the key to its success. Palma provides on-site or off-site catering. Palma's catering is perfect for any occasion ranging from the glamour of photo shoots and fashion events, to more traditional events like showers and weddings or corporate events and business dinners.
  • Private Party Facilities: One of New York's hidden dining secrets is open during all seasons. A short meandering trek through Palma's restaurant and her private garden leads to an exquisite dining experience. The 200-year-old Carriage House with exposed wood beams, fresh flowers, a fireplace and hundreds of candles is the perfect location for any private dining experience. And our cooking class parties have become a favorite among our guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Capone 9177564423
  • Special Events: Palma offers cooking classes and wine tastings in the Carriage House. These can be scheduled for a private group, or individuals may register for our open events. For more information, please contact our event coordinator at (917) 756-4423.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bleecker Street & West 4th Street
  • Public Transit: West 4th Street: A, B, C, D, E, F & M (subway)
    Christopher Street/Sheridan Square: 1 (subway)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered street parking (free on Sunday) and two nearby garages:
    - Stop-Park, 18 Morton Street at 7th Avenue
    - Minetta Garage, 122 West 3rd Street, between Macdougal Street & 6th Avenue
A word from Palma
Palma's ingredients arrive fresh each day from her organic garden and local markets. The menu highlights homemade pastas, fresh seafood and seasonal produce. Palma is nested on quaint Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, with a hidden garden filled with fresh flowers in all seasons and a 200-year-old Carriage House for private dining in an elegant yet warm setting.
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Palma reviews from OpenTable diners
227 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (155)neighborhood gem (149)fit for foodies (118)great for outdoor dining (116)special occasion (108)notable wine list (47)great for brunch (37)great for lunch (35)hot spot (31)good for groups (29)scenic view (25)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Always an excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Never fail to have a great dinner. Food and service always top notch Wish roof was open that night as it was a little warm in the garden and the AC was not powerful. Otherwise great night with family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nac60
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food never disappoints, and the garden room is beautiful. The private room for small groups is charming... This is really a must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TERRIFIC FOOD, PRETTY GV CORNER
    SAVANNAHGILLVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I doubt there's much room for improvement in the kitchen. I got stuck on the appetizers, where the octopus, artichokes, shrimp were each just enough different to be newly interesting. My husband had the pasta special which came with a wonderfully fresh (uncooked) tomato and herb sauce. The two hosts were knowledgeable and genuinely concerned that we enjoy ourselves. The garden is charming. The furnishings were less than comfortable. White wines by the glass addressed a limited palate - but Italian reds are generally better anyway and these reds proved no exception. The main dining room is way too noisy to hold a conversation. The garden was better. We would definitely go again, but they really deserve a better venue.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant Ever.
    lef87
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is seriously the best NY restaurant I have been to by a million miles and I have been to a ton of great ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem!!
    Tamfal
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Palma is a wonderful gem just off Bleecker St that I thank goodness my friends took me to for the first time over 5 yrs ago!! A must go each time I visit NYC!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor garden
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Palma was a lovely place to dine for a romantic dinner. The ambiance is what really wins here. The food is also delicious (try the lobster pasta and lamb ragu).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Subtlered
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We started with Prosecco, calamari, green olives, then Soaghetti All'Astice and Tagiolini Al Frutti di Mare. A fabulous Etna Bianco Superiors white was the percect matching wine for the entrees. Al in all, a great evening, great food and wine and a lovely place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Find
    YingMeiVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Cornelia Street in the West Village is a gem- only one block long, quaint...with at least 2 great restaurants, incl Palma. The Food at Palma is so welcome: fresh, authentic, tasty, satisfying. The ambience is perfect and the service is top notch, friendly and attentive. I love the garden courtyard ( A/C!!!) and the private rooms that I hope to sometime book a cozy party. Highly recommend eating here, with a lovely walk afterwards in the environs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was very good. Restaurant was lovely. Servers were ready to please, even showed us the other rooms that are available for private parties. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent restaurant..good service and great food...pastas are great and my wife's fish was great... Excellent tomato and mozzarella Definite place to return!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small, quaint, a little noisy
    TJreview
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really pretty, but tiny, place with roses everywhere and a 19th century house behind the backyard dining garden. Unwelcome music emanated from a speaker next to our table which, added to the ambient chatter, made it a bit noisy. The menu is a somewhat limited. A few lower and then a jump to rather high priced choices. Food was good, service uninterested.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Second Time Around!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Visited this restaurant for the first time 7 mths ago and loved the experience. Needed a restaurant for a family special occ. and thought it would be a pretty place to dine. Made res. 2.5 months ago, upon arriving was not made to feel very welcome...could not seat us until all 6 were in attendance and so therefore there was no promise of a "nice" table in the garden. We were eventually put at a table right near the steps in and out of the kitchen... Although the food was as good as I had remembered the service was not.. had to repeatedly ask for more bread and evoo before finally getting it. On top of it all ordered 2 side dishes of vegatable for the table and they never arrived. Dining experience was way to rushed this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful and Delicious
    NGinNYC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The main appeal of Palma is its lovely outdoor garden, which is truly delightful. The excellent food is a bonus. I had a delicious special shrimp frittata, and the others in my part enjoyed their food as well. The only drawback this last time was the noise level--it was way too loud for us, which was really a shame because the ambiance is otherwise lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    KG1989VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Would highly recommend this restaurant. Had octopus and artichoke hearts for apps, basil ravioli, then salmon special. Salmon was best I've ever had nj my life. Loved this spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    SternM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cannot find a thing that was less than amazing. What more can I say?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comme en Italie!
    Nanou
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    J'ai passé un excellent moment @ PALMA. Le lieu est atypique. La personnalité des propriétaires y est pour beaucoup. Le service très aimable. Très chaleureux. Le lieu est parfait pour un dîner romantique, ou bien une réunion familiale dans les salles privées. Belle lumière, des "bonnes ondes"... On a l'impression de se retrouver en Italie... et de déguster des mets authentiques. J'y retournerai avec plaisir dès que je serai à nouveau à NYC
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    HunyB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    LOVE this place! Sitting in the "garden" is gorgeous. The food is impeccable an so are the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy, absrobed wait staff...
    azalea
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    twice in one week - it's really an odd scene, as if the waitstaff really don't want to be "thought of as" wait staff.... they congregate and socialize loudly ... as if they are chums just happened to see each other! "we are having such great time" "we've such good vibe w/ each other".... well, ok.... but really is that your job? the food is good enough and the outside dining area is not shouting-match noisy (though, as we had to walk through the front area of the restaurant to go out, we could not believe the noise level!)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem
    PAFOODIES
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant on line. It had good reviews and I was attracted by the clean food menu. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. We would definitely seek this restaurant out again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Palma is a great restaurant in the middle of Soho, right off the very popular Bleecker Street. It is very small, so the tables are literally right on top of each other; however, I think it just adds to the neighborhood vibe. Although we did not sit in the garden, I would highly recommend doing so. The meatballs are wonderful, best I've had since my grandmother's! The gnocchi was extremely delicate, where I am used to them being very heavy, a pleasant surprise. If you are in the area, you must add Palma to your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic little spot
    joshkehn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ask to be seated in the garden, views are amazing and the ambiance is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date Night
    DJSmitty4You
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Booked my anniversary dinner at Palma after receiving a recommendation from a friend to try this place. The outdoor garden where we sat is gorgeous, and shows that these guys pay extreme attention to detail. The menu items are unique and incredibly delicious. The staff is highly attentive and you're never left looking around for your waiter. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the perfect romantic place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gorgeous Garden and Flowers
    DevotedDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A tiny gem with delicious food. I ignored the reviews about the noise inside, and when we arrived, asked to sit in the garden. It is a beautiful courtyard with crisscrossing lights and fresh roses on the walls. The food was delicious. We loved all four appetizers we shared and the bass, lamb chops, pasta with lobster, and ravioli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great outdoor dining area
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    When booking make sure you request dining in the garden as I feel that is the strongest part of this restaurant. Food is good, wine selection is solid but if you are eating indoors you will miss the entire experience of Palma. Do speak to the owner from Napoli who is constantly revolving around the restaurant and can truly inspire you to go visit his hometown. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I dined with a girlfriend the other night and we had a very nice time. The food was good and the service was attentive. We were disappointed that we were unable to be seated in the garden. The restaurant is loud - as most NY restaurants are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nelly
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very good food and service. The noise is deafening so everybody screams to be heard.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely love this place. We were there for brunch for hours and hours, and they couldn't have been nicer. It's a beautiful restaurant, and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    cindysVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were seated in the backyard - had a tourist in town and this couldn't have been a better place to take her! Great fresh Italian, great drinks and a fantastic ambience and service when we came for dinner at 10pm on Friday night. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW! My New Favorite in NYC
    SSMartin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I don't usually write reviews, but this restaurant experience hit every mark (A+ on everything). Food - Authentic, Fresh and Amazing, Atmosphere - Beautiful Fresh Flowers everywhere with vines etc.. WOW! Wine list wonderful, Desserts - Mind blowing.. and Service - truly professional but warm and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cant wait to eat here again!
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As usual, the food, service and décor were excellent. The specials are certainly "special" and worth trying. I look forward to going again and recommending Palma to friends. Second to none!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy delightful fresh
    Ep3eatsoutVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Such a hidden gem loved it. Our food was outstanding ambiance was delightful a perfect summer evening spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    TravelBlissNow
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Have been to Palma several times and always loved the ambience in the garden and the food. Hoped for a romantic dinner, but this time, it seemed that extra tables were crammed in too close, and it was difficult to carry on a conversation given the noise and conversations immediately beside us. Also, we felt rushed with our appetizers and main course arriving while we were still on starter drinks, and so, did not order a bottle of wine. While the calamari appetizer and pasta special were very good, the chicken main course was very ordinary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    JustFolksVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lively yet still romantic -- a great ambiance. And the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious
    moxie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    the crispy artichokes, arancini and cauliflower are so good, i have to force myself to stray and try new things!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loads of fun
    FROGGY
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Palma is a neighborhood gem... It has great food, lovely staff and high energy, attractive crowd... The garden room is delightful and I've had a wonderful meal and time there twice lately
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Between Mama's and Gourmet
    jhankin
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Chose Palma because there are things on the menu which are kid-friendly and not too "gourmet", but also interesting dishes for the more adventurous. Kid's had meatballs in red sauce (excellent) and gnocchi and were happy. I had papparadelle with roasted lamb and rosemary, which was excellent. Chocolate lava cake for desert was rich, chocolaty and not too sweet, perfect! Beautiful room, lovely garden. Was crowded and noisy on a Tuesday evening. Place is small, so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Homemade Pasta is amazing
    jtmdinning4
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Not many restaurants in Manhattan give you more than one choice of homemade pastas; Palma gives you 4 or more. Great food and service. Tons of "to dos" right outside of the restaurant; you can shop on Bleecker or go to a bar on West 4th. Great choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Anniversary Spot!!
    AlwaysHungry
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Took my wife here for our 2 year anniversary and we're very pleased. One of the staff members accidentally spilled a glass of juice on me but it was quickly forgotten due to the great atmosphere and phenomenal food. We were also comped a dessert for the spill. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing!
    morena
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The restaurant is small and charming and the service is very good. We loved the food - the ceviche was the best I have had (and I have tried many!), the fried artichoke was not great but and the fish was to perfection. Will happily return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Eatingfor2222
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything was delicious!! Best pasta dish ever! Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.