Food great. Service slow and
Food great. Service slow and uncoordinated. As restaurant was open for only one week, expect that service will improve as the kinks are worked out. Will definitely return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real Brazilian Fare...
The location has hosted a number of unsuccessful restaurants over the last few years, but my wife and I thought we'd give it a try. We were the only ones there on a Thursday night except for a few people at the bar. A hummus appetizer was very good and in terms of the main entrees the fish tacos were fresh (my choice) and my spouse had a Salmon dish which was also outstanding. The only complaint we had was that we actually thought there was TOO much food. For dessert, we had bread pudding which was a little dry, but they also served us some native Brazilian chocolate truffle-like balls, which we thought were outstanding! This place can and should develop a healthy following!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great to have live Brazilian music
The night I visited Palmeira, this nicely appointed restaurant with good food also featured a live performance by the very talented trio Sambeleza, which specializes in Brazilian music. They provided the perfect accompaniment to a fine dining experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and sertvice was excellent.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, friendly service
I loved Palmeira! The drinks were shockingly delicious, and the food was splendid. In comparison to the food and drinks, the atmosphere was quite stale. I would rather that the place were more vibrant and exciting with louder music, something that would reflect Brasil's exciting culture a bit better. I still highly recommend it, especially for those looking for a quiet and elegant place to eat and drink.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed Palmeira Brasil
My wife and I dined at Palmeira on a recent Saturday night and enjoyed very good food and excellent service. The restaurant is under new (and very capable) management. Apparently the previous owners "were not restaurant people" so if you've heard bad things about Palmeira, that may be why.
Our waiter, a young man from Brazil, was very helpful in narrowing down our choices as many of menu items sounded very good. We settled on a "family style" dinner for two which included two entrees and two sides. We had two traditional Brazilian dishes, a fish stew and a chorizo and bean dish. Both were very flavorful as were the sides. The South American wines we had were very good and more reasonably priced than at many other restaurants these days.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to hear music & dinner date
Heard some of our musician friends play that night on July 19 , place was pretty empty. We were told summer gets quiet around this part of New Haven. . I had the Spicy Coconut Cod which was really good, Calamari was good... spicy .My husband had the Brazilian sampler for dinner, seemed most of it was over cooked & burnt. The waiter was great. Very helpful explaining the menu & wine list.. We were thinking maybe they had another chef that night (?) so we will give it another try when we go back. Since we are musicians too,we sat in and the owner offered us a gig in October.....Can't complain about that!. I hope they do well, the place is really cool. And the people are very friendly.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to see great music and have good food to boot. Very satisfied. Service was what one should expect. Glad to see Jazz won't be just Teusday but Friday also. Looks like quite a variety and expect to check that out.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM