Palmer's American Grill
Palmer's American Grill

Palmer's American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.palmersamericangrille.com/
  • Phone: (516) 420-0609
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Catalanotto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Friday and Saturday evenings in our bar/lounge area.
  • Special Events: Check our web site for dinner shows and special events

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Farmingdale train station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking on premise.
A word from Palmer's American Grill
Palmer's American Grille has a warm and friendly atmosphere featuring an upscale contemporary menu starting with our prime aged steaks to our delicious pastas, seafood entrees, accompanied by our decadent desserts. In addition to our superb menu we also offer live entertainment (Friday and Saturday evenings)in our bar/lounge area to make your dining experience complete.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Palmer's American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (26)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (17)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/27/2014
    Very good food and generous portions. Good selection too. It was Thanksgiving so the restaurant was crowded and busy and the waiters seemed rushed - nevertheless I would definitely return for other occasions. The traditional Thanksgiving complete dinner was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DK
    DK091395
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I came with my family 5 ladies and we had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and service was on top of everything. We were able to stay a little after dinner and talk without being rushed out as do so many other steak houses. I Would highly recommend this restuarant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    DomAVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Rather disappointing experience with the food. Ordered Rib Eye steak that was only as good as one from the Outback at double the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pamei
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food was great as usual and the service we received was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Off night for the waiter
    retiredVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food and ambiance was great as always. I thing the waiter was not having a good evening. A little slow and forgetful. Ordered desserts and had to remind him again to bring them. He returned our check minus my credit card which happened to fall out of the holder. It was lying on the floor. He was very apologetic about the incident. Had him wait on us before without any problems. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    Auntret
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    From the atmosphere to the waiters to the food. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and easy
    DishesVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went with friends on Saturday -and we all enjoyed the selection and the food. Palmers is a place where anyone can find something to have that tickles their fancy. The service was attentive and the portions were generous. I felt the presentation was lovely as well. I had the special portable lo bisque which was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Excellent meal....although very noisey! the dining room needs something to muffle the sounds so that we can hear our table cnversations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blah
    scottnVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    nice enough place, seated us promptly. blah looking room. fairly basic menu, salads were wilted, baked clams excellent, mains were decent. one of our party is allergic to capers. we clearly stated this to the waiter when ordering. of course her main came out loaded with capers. it took a half hour to replace, no apology, no management, nothing. would not repeat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great food
    jdv38
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Have been here many times always great food and service will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavL
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and excellent service..Cynthia was ourserverandshewas great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • declining!
    kittyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Both food and service have declined over the past year. This willl be our last visit at least for a long time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a wonderful evening.
    PanelMan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Being a Farmingdale resident, I have dined at Palmer's many times since they opened, and have never been disappointed. I am very happy that this tradition continued with our most recent visit. My girlfriend took me out for my birthday, and we had a wonderful time right from the beginning. We arrived early so we could enjoy a drink at the bar before dinner, and Denise made my girlfriend the best frozen Margarita she has ever had. Our waiter Joe was friendly, knew his specials without having to read (I look at this as a sign of being professional), and he was attentive without being annoying. Do I really need to add that our meals were excellent, they were. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with my wife
    DavL
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    While we come quite often to Palmer's we found the food excellent as always..ordered a beer with dinner and while it was on my bill it never came..it was a little disappointing.we like this restaurant a lot and always look forward to dinner..the lobster bisque is the best around
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Fernando
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is very good and there is a solid menu. Service is not consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    luv2bservedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. The food was delicious. Their veal chop special really flavorful as was the signature chicken and steak. Service was professional and good. The noise level on a saturday night…….not so much. it was very loud. Seperate party room looked nice and i hear the catering for it is good. Will be going there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner, tuna was very good
    gattyVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My entree was quite good had seared tuna. Appetizers were mozzarella caprese which was overpowered by way too much vinegar . Have eaten herd before good local place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unhappyat52
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food, accommodating staff, good service . The entree called for. Oxen vegetables. When the waiter brought out the food with string beans only I asked why there was not a mix of vegetables. He said onions and string beans that was the mix. He noticed my disapproval and without me even asking, he brought out a dish of Brocolli as well. The restaurant was not too crowded so the noise level was fine. The bread was average they might want to add more of an assortment to the bread tray as that might make dining more enjoyable as I prefer differentl types of bread. All in all it was a pleasant experience and I would consider going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    mjcjcatVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful Saturday night. Skirt steak, with garlic mash, outstanding. Lobster ravioli superb. Wait staff was great. Love this place and will come back as we always do.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 116 reviews are from the Palmer's American Grill reviews archive.
  • LolaB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    LOUD!!!! I have to say first that the sound level was unacceptably loud. Nearly every table was full and it quite frankly looked like extra tables had been squeezed in, because there was little space between diners. That being said, the food was very good. Everyone in my party was pleased with their entree. Portion sizes were more than adequate, but not overwhelmingly massive. Service was a bit rushed -- maybe not enough servers for the crowd?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyable.
    2fine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good menu, good support team, food fresh and hot when arrived at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Complete Satisfaction
    mskin52
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've been to the bar before, but this was my first time having dinner and everything was excellent. And the Kendall Jackson Reserve was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, 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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok
    Fernando
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was good, however, they brought the wrong food and it took a while to get the right food. I would go again because it is convenient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Annidin
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Palmers provided great good and service for our special night out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    excellent experience, went there for Thursday night steak night special and it was great. have been here many times before and have never been disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PCasey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We frequent Palmers often and we decided to go there for Father's Day this past Sunday. We had reservations at 7:15pm and when we got there we waited maybe 5 minutes and we were able to get a nice table outside on the patio. Our servers name was Mike and he was such a pleasure to have wait on us we did not feel rushed at all. From our wine to our steaks and dessert and coffee everything was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes you feel at home!
    TvVinny
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had fun with the owner who assured us of great service and personally provided it. Large, diverse menu with excellent portions. Definitely requires return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    CJP65
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wanted to try a new place that had live music. I knew the musician playing so why not? Had an excellent dinner. Steve our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The bar is very nice and the female bartender was great. The bartender with the beard ignored me for 10 minutes while I tried to order a second glass of wine. I started to get really annoyed. Luckily the other bartender came back. I guess it couldn't be perfect. All in all it was an excellent experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Went to palmers for my moms birthday Abe was our server. He was fantastic, the good was great and the wine list was very reasonably priced. We will definitely go back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    livinthelife
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I Always pass Palmers restaurant and wanted to try the food. We went there one night with our daughter and son in law. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the food was delicious. We will be returning soon for another fantastic meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    You always get great service and a great meal at Palmers
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has been going downhill...
    kittyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was a favorite for awhile but last few visits haven't been so great. We always feel rushed and the where you sit is according to their convenience, not your preference.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Surprise
    Rose
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We need some nice neighborhood restaurants in the area and Palmers is one. We had NY Strip steaks and it was very good! Salmon was also had by one of our family. It was a very ample sized portion and delicious!! It is worth a try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palmers - Dinner on 3/29/14
    Mickey
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a nice time at the bar before dinner. The food and service were excellent, but the room was quite loud. Perhaps,something soft on the walls would help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really like this place.
    Kristyne0811
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I really like this place. It was a bit too loud for the romantic evening I'd planned. Great food, reasonably priced. Good service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Gcp404
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We chose Palmers on a recommendation from my cousin who eats out a lot. My wife and I wanted to go out for our anniversary. We weren't looking for anything romantic or special - just someplace different. At Palmers we felt like we were at an upscale restaurant but the prices were reasonable. We enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. My only "complaint" was that everything felt too efficient - if that can even be a complaint. Our reservation was for 6:30pm, so it wasn't that crowded at that time. The food came out so promptly that our dinner was done in just over an hour. It almost seemed like it was rushed - although it really was the food being prepared and served in a timely fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whats going on?
    DebbylVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We've eaten here multiple times and the food is always good but the waiters are so busy running around that they forget to come back. Its really annoying when your spending a lot of money and you don't get water refills and you have to wave the waiter down for dessert. Maybe they had some bad nights the last two times but I'm not sure I'll try it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good choice for a weekend outing!
    BKlerer
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our friends recommended this local restaurant. They sat us right on time at 7:15. Service was attentive and dishes tasty and well prepared. The skirt stake was fabulous as well as the crab cakes. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food But Loud
    Bill
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was excellent and service not bad for a crowded Saturday night but the noise was excessive. It was difficult to hear those across the same table. Will try again on another night of the week. A really good menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    D22destiny
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I can not find one thing to complain about at Palmer's. I ordered Beef Wellington and it was cooked to perfection! My fiance ordered lobster bisque and stuffed mushrooms. I tasted the bisque and it was delicious. He loved the mushrooms! I have gone to pricey steak houses before and had the beef wellington and Palmer's was by far better and less expensive. Dessert was also amazing! I had apple crisp ala mode and my fiance had the Junior's cheesecake. The pricing is very reasonable for the quality you receive. Our waiter Abe was excellent and funny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.