Palmer's American Grill
Palmer's American Grill

Palmer's American Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.palmersamericangrille.com/
  • Phone: 5164200609
  • 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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Palmer's American Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (8)romantic (7)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • 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
    luv2bserved
    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
    mjcjcat
    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
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the Palmer's American Grill reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • great surprise
    eatwell
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    our first time here. We were very happy with this Restaurant. The food will bring us back often. Very good and relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Wish there were more Food establishments like this one around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Large foodie party satisfied
    JMagalee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Party of 13 foodies for a birthday celebration was seated on-time on an otherwise busy Saturday night. Helpful waitstaff took care of most needs within reasonable time, given the size of the group. Food was served timely and all were satisfied with their selections, both quality and portions. Coffee was served before the dessert course was ordered, which was kind of weird. The cost with copious drinks was about $85 per person. Notable dishes: Delicious portobello mushroom soup and lobster bisque. Stuffed veal chop, also delicious. Best dish of the night was Osso Bucco, tender and flavorful over risotto. Baked clams were huge, but not bready. Baked almond-crusted halibut was overcooked and dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for excellent food
    roddles
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great, delicious food served with style. The chef really knows what he is doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Ciara
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Not sure how great it would be for big groups during prime dinner hours, because it seemed pretty small inside. There may or may not be another party room/dining area that I couldn't see from where I was sitting. However---other than that, I definitely recommend this restaurant! I went with my boyfriend around 8 pm on a Sunday night, so it wasn't crowded at all. Our server, Joe, was very attentive and accommodating (I can be picky) and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go, you won't be disappointed
    retiredVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentine's day and had another enjoyable meal and great service. We had a perfectly cooked veal chop and lobster tails and even the accompaniments were delicious and properly cooked. Excellent appetizers and desserts. Can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Outstanding
    Cindy430
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I having been going to Palmers since we moved to long island 8 years ago. We probably eat here about 6 times a year. The food is always incredible. Never had a bad meal, NEVER. The service is also outstanding as we always request to sit in David's section. He was our waiter the very first time we ate there and left such a great impression we always request his section. Restaurant is very clean. I recommend to people all time. Whenever I have guests coming in from out of town this is where I take them whether it work related or Family. My favorite
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    DavL
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations at Palmer's for Valentine's Day and had a terrific experience. The food and service was terrific as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fresh and tasted
    Pamei
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was fresh and tasted amazing. I had the Palmer Salad and Chicken Palmer and loved it. My husband had the Crab Cakes and the Shell Steak. I think it was the best we ever had . Our server was attentive and just made the experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    What an unexpected find in Farmingdale! Food was terrific. The scallops were cooked to perfection and my friend raved about his veal chop special. The presentation was very attractive and the waiter did a fine job of explaining subtle differences in various menu items. The pace of the meal was perfect, too, as we felt neither rushed nor waiting too long from course to course. Desserts of chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée were similarly better than expected. Nice bar area, too. Staff was very friendly and thanked us for our patronage. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would recommend .....good
    tonyl
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Would recommend .....good food preparation attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been there several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I've been there several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service has always been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    This is one of my favorite hometown dinner spots, with consistency, elegance and delicious food. We had a wonderful time, and each of our party greatly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The special, sour braten, was one of our party's favorite dishes and she raved about it. Each of us received food in a timely manner, and our server, Steve, was funny, fast, friendly and kind. Overall, the experience was wonderful, and yummy! I was the only one of our party who does not eat beef, however, and one of our party is allergic to shellfish, so in a way our choices were limited. I would recommend some more exciting non-seafood, non-beef dishes so there is a variety for folks who do not partake in those.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An early new years eve dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    An early new years eve dinner in which the staff could not not serve hot food or correct orders. The staff seemed untrained.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Holiday dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Food as usual was excellent but they added tables due to Christmas Eve. More tables than usual. We were 4 to the party. One person kept getting hit every time the waiters went by. Another in our party was touching the back of someone at next table. Way too tight. We couldn't move. We wouldn't go back when it is a holiday
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice neighborhood restaurant
    wendy
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Waitress was very helpful explaining specials and answering questions; owner came to table to ask how we were and how our food was; really nice dining experience - would recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.