Menu is a bit pricey, but
Menu is a bit pricey, but worth the money! We went here for a friend's 38th birthday and it was the perfect classy venue for the occasion.
2/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful dining experience,
A wonderful dining experience, made more memorable by the warmth and professionalism of the staff. The manager's reccommended wine pairings were perfect for the mussels, Caeser salad, scallops with pink lentils and citrus, and duck breast.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, a bit loud in the dining area.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food but don't go
Delicious food but don't go here if you are hungry. Pretty petite portions ;)
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our "Go-To" for a great meal.
Never had the same thing twice
and never found anything lacking
in highest standards of quality
and tasteful creativity.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always enjoy going with my
Always enjoy going with my wife to share small plates, a bottle of wine and dessert with coffee. Once we had entrees and salad, but since then only sharing plates in order to get more tastes and really spend a relaxing evening. This is one of few restaurants that still offer such choices. Most have abandoned the concept and are going back to overly large entrees that we do not enjoy as much. The service is excellent and understand that we are not in a hurry.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we enter thru the enterance,
When we enter thru the enterance, it was a little noisy. But when we arrived at our seats, we could understand that it was no problem in dinning area. We really enjoyed so delicious food.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
CRISPED SKIN MARY'S FARM CHICKEN
CRISPED SKIN MARY'S FARM CHICKEN and CHESTNUT HONEY-GLAZED LIBERTY FARM DUCK BREAST was perfect!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is always superb!
Service is always superb! The small plates are a nice way to taste several dishes. We always enjoy every meal whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
i enjoyed dining there. The
i enjoyed dining there. The food, service, table setting were good.
The only thing I didn't like was the amount of pasta. My friend I thought it was too small.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu here is definitely creative and presentation as important as taste. I particularly liked the "Small Plate" options which allowed me to select small portions of a variety of things. I ordered Escargot Dumplings, Lamb Meatballs and Pork Belly. All were beautifully presented although disappointingly unremarkable. The Chinese dumpling with a snail inside was interesting but I guess I prefer the French style where the wonderful garlic butter sauce is left for mopping up with bread after the snail is gone. The lamb meatballs were in a spaghetti sauce and tasted very much like the meatballs I make at home - good but not special. The pork belly definitely required the heavy duty knife provided. Will I return - Yes - won't order same.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose "Chef's Choice". Chef
Chose "Chef's Choice". Chef Nick's choices were outstanding. Look forward to visiting again.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about our dinner was outstanding - food, service, atomosphere. Will definitely visit again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
the service was not exceptional,
the service was not exceptional, we had to wait longer than we should have after we were seated for drink service, and the wait staff was inconsistent.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience
My wife and I went for a date night away from the kids. Everything was fantastic, although one thing on the small plates menu, the octopus, just blew away everything else we ate the rest of the night. I have never had octopus to tender and flavorful in my life, and I am hoping the next time we go it is still on the menu so we can order it again. Highly recommend it!
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taking care of business
We needed a quick bite before heading over to the Segerstrom for a concert and CP's did a great job of taking our order quickly, getting the food out quickly (but still well presented and spaced out appropriately). The food was above average, nice blends of multi-layered sauces to complement the main food groups. The drink menu has some delicious options and desert was tasty. So Cal folk generally like it safe and comfortable (that's why they live here) and the same is true of most restaurants including Cps. That being said, it was a great experience and I would do it again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first "Dinning Experience"
My first "Dinning Experience" there. . . Reminds me of the old days when the "Real Ritz with Hans P." was around.
It was an exceptional lunch for both food and Service. This would be a good place for other restaurants that would like
more business to come and see what makes perfection! ! !
Wow ! ! ! !
(I had the pulled pork sandwich)
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
the short ribs were amazing.
the short ribs were amazing. i love me some short ribs! ha ha ha
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was decent.. Portions seem a lot smaller than usual. Ordered hamachi appetizer which was delicious but we ate it in 4 forkfuls.
The salmon salad was simply delicious but the portion was less 4ounces.
Come here to eat nice food, talk with clients,
Expect great service but not even close to normal size portions....
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend for business meetings
Recommend for business meetings during the week. The service was well paced and they were
in tune with timing for each course.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had seven people at a round table as i requested. The prix fixe menu for lunch is varied and always delicious
with seasonal offerings. The sandwiches are large and come with their light french fries and simple salad. Everyone in my party was happy.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is great and the ambiance is perfect for client lunches.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still loving it!
We are a regular here. Love that they have pre-fixe menu 6 days a week. Love the food & service as always.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great meal, Disappointing dessert
Went for restaurant week, so I was not expecting the best, but the food was excellent. The desserts, however, were a BIG letdown....not that they tasted "bad", they were just boring, with little flavor.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Any dish we had was great, special in flavor and presentation.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy, romantic, yummy
The food was very delicious.
Our server was very nice and well prepared.
The food was amazing!
I had the blood orange mohito and it was delicious.
Crisp chicken with gnocchi was so tasty!
I would eat there again!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked it a lot.
Food was great.
Liked it a lot.
Food was great.
Caesar was a great server.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointed with the Service
As always, the food was superb. The Butternut Squash Soup was delicious as was the risotto appetizer. Both the Flat Iron Steak and the Black Truffle Ravioli were perfectly prepared and absolutely excellent, as usual.
What made this visit less than perfect was the service. Our server seemed to lack the expertise and professionalism we are accustomed to at CP. It was as though she wasn't quite sure of what was going on. She was sweet, but less than knowledgeable about the menu items when asked. She rarely checked on us in the nearly three hours we were there. She left most of the service to her coworkers.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Post Versace Party Dinner
I do this every year, after a Charity Private Party shopping event, I will treat my friends who supported me to a nice dinner. This year I choose Charlie Palmers. It turned out Chef Palmer was in town and he was gracious to stop by and said hello to all my friends. That was such a treat!
Chef Kim went beyond being kind and generous. He prepared 4 different types of appetizers for us on the "house" and we all liked the 4 plates. The crisp Brussels sprouts, the steaming hot spicy mussels and the yummy lamb meatballs!
I will definitely come back and have another private party just to enjoy all the yummy entries there too!
It is one of the BEST restaurants in OC for sure!
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent business lunch - unhurried, noise level good, great food, excellent service
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Small Plate Sharing
A nice bottle of wine, 4 or 5 small plates, dessert, coffee: a nice relaxing 2 to 2.5 hour dinner for two. Service is always perfect and we enjoy a variety of foods, looking forward to our next visit to try some things we missed and also to order favorite dishes from the past. We go to Charlie Palmer 3 or 4 times a year and enjoy the experience immensely.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre or Post Show Dinner
This was our first visit to Charlie Palmer. We attended a matinee at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and had dinner afterwards.
We were greeted warmly upon arrival and this set the tone our entire dining experience. Service was excellent. Food was exceptional. List of wines by the glass was very impressive. Restaurant is a little pricey but a wonderful special occasion experience. Bar area was vibrant, but the dining area was fairly quiet.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A few nice surprises
This was one of the best quality sommeliers that I have been seved by in a long time... and I am, myself, in the restaurant industry. He was attentive and enthusiastic. He showed us a great Riesling, and helped me settle into a delicious glass of barolo.
The food was surprisingly good... the dishes were very well thought out, and perfectly executed. Highlights were the pork done four ways, the bone marrow, and the burrata salad
The desserts were hit or miss... I had the cheesecake and it was excellent... my wife's dessert wasn't good... it had an overly tart liquid filling in the center that made the dish feel disjointed and unbalanced
The coffee service left a lot to be desired though. latte without foam, and espresso without crema.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bone marrow small plate
The bone marrow small plate was probably the best I have had - light and citrusy. Delicious.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
You have to go! The menu is adventurous and unique. You have to get the crispy brussel sprouts. It is fantastic. I can eat that all day. Other menu items that I tried and loved were: bone marrow and carpaccio dishes.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sophisticated small plates
One expects sophistication from Bloomingdale's, so affiliation with Charlie Palmer is a good match. We loved the array of small plates, appetizers, and side dishes that we could combine for the type of tasting menu/grazing meal that we love best. Everyone talks about the bone marrow - a generous, savory portion - but our favorite was the brussels sprouts, fried like chips. also, they make wonderful cocktails. Service is formal and European, but a casual elegance prevails. We weren't dressed up, and yet we got respect!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; great service
Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Service is impeccable!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service
We enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant. Service was attentive, food was very tasty, wine selection impressive. I haven't been here in a while, and as far as I remember the menu choices were either the same or very similar - would be nice to see some new items. Service was a bit slow considering that the restaurant was almost empty. We will definitely be back. If you like brussel sprouts, the cherry glazed brussel sprouts with pancetta are a must :-)
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful Dining Experience.
Having been to two other excellent Charlie Palmer restaurants, I am only surprised that it took me so long to visit this one.
The decor, ambiance and staff were all wonderful. The food was prepared perfectly.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
It's a large space that feels intimate and personal. The sound level was moderate, which for a restaurant of this size, is impressive.
Not cheap, but a great value.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back on top!
Charlie Palmers is back! After a few years of inconsistency, we've been back twice in the last two weeks and it is much improved. The new manager Dan is doing a great job of bringing this restaurant up to speed toa great place to eat once again. We've missed this and are so excited about having one of our favs back on track. Keep up the good work! Great meal. Very good service.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you are in a party mood...
It was loud, no matter where you were in the restaurant. The waiter, Art, was great, could not have asked for better. His selections were a hit, and I would go back, as long as I was in the mood to party, as the bar atmosphere spills into the restaurant with no escape from it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
service and food were, as usual, very good. I invited two guest who had never been they wet every impressed and will be dining here again as a result of our lunch.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time. Tasty, slow service
This was our second time at this restaurant. The food was very good, we especially enjoyed the soup special (butternut squash with marshmallow foam), the beet salad, the brussel sprouts side (to die for!), and the pork chops. Our server was super friendly, but service overall was VERY slow, especially considering that we were there after regular dinner hours (9-11 pm). After getting seated it took 14 minutes for a server to show up, then another 20 before our first appetizer arrived... Anyhow, the quality of the food will definitely bring us back, hoping for a smoother service next time.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a casual lunch
We truly enjoyed a fabulous lunch with delicious food, fresh ingredient, and great atmosphere. Great gem!
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM