I had a special meeting with
I had a special meeting with someone and chose 71 Palm as my bosses had taken me there previously to celebrate milestones. Very lovely place and the food is always wonderful -well done.
We did have a table inside, but since we needed privacy and quiet, we decided to sit out on the front porch area to dine. We were offered a table by the bar, but again, that would have been lacking. Sitting outside is a great way to dine and the heaters made it more comfortable.
I will be back again and the person I met told me he was not aware of 71 Palm, so he will be back also. Thank you.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The current special menu featuring
The current special menu featuring Alsatian food with sausages and imported beers was great! Love the craftsmen style house and decor. Very warm and appealing.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I always make
My wife and I always make it a point to go to 71 palm when we are in Ventura. Chef Didier is friendly and welcoming. The food is consistently very good, with generous portions. The service is great and the converted craftsman style house makes for a cool upscale yet casual environment.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server (wish I remembered
Our server (wish I remembered her name) was very attentive. Excellent food!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining at 71 Palm. We really enjoyed our evening. Looking forward to returning.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was really tasty portions generous. Staff was quite friendly and accommodating.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful old house. Excellent food from beginning to end. The service 6stars. Ask for Patty. No franchise is the way to go.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day at 71 Palm
Ordered the fillet steak sandwich...yum!!! It was a great day in Ventura so we sat outside. Had loads of attention from our server. It was much quieter than inside. Would definitely recommend.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Didier never fails: food, ambience!
I love to sit down in the main dining room at 71 Palm which is the sitting room of the original Craftsman era home purchased and reno'd by Didier a few years ago. I feel like I'm visiting his French country restaurant. For Mother's Day 7 of us were welcomed and fed from a selection of specials designed to tempt and enjoy. Salads, wonderful starters, great wine, bread. Everyone in our group was having a wonderful time and you could tell that the entire restaurant was filled with happy people. A great place for dinner or lunch any time. (I ordered my favorite lunch menu: roasted beet salad with an Alsatian pizzette on the side.)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a beautiful old craftsman style house. Reasonably priced for the quality, the Osso Bucco was delicious, and the service was attentive. Good wine list with some affordable bottles too.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
Decided last minute to go to dinner locally. Looked at restaurants on Open Table. Decided on 71 Palm. Had been here before and had a wonderful meal so decided to try it out again. Really glad we did. My husband had 3 appetizers (as he does sometimes): lobster bisque; mussels; and lobster ravioli. All were tasteful, freshly prepared and soon disappeared. My filet mignon with green peppercorn sauce was wonderful - cooked to perfection, really favorable and the sauce had the right consistency. Our waiter was also diligent about my gluten-free diet (I have celiac disease). He was attentive, without being annoying. The atmosphere was very comfortable, a place to enjoy an evening with your spouse, casual French-bistro style.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint little restaurant,
Quaint little restaurant, counted only 11 tables inside. Excellent food and attentive service.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dog night out
Good food, great service, nice atmosphere and very dog friendly. The historic building, in a convenient downtown setting, just made the evening all that better.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food & service.
Outstanding food & service. Fun selection of specialty cocktails. Food with lots of flavor.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice menu, the specials were
nice menu, the specials were all terrific. had the fish special-halibut, outstanding. the soups were very good as well. small wine list with some high end stuff and only a few low/mid range offerings. all around the food and service was terrific, we will definitely go back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go there for lunch!
We dined there for lunch. My lady had the "sampler" consisting of mushroom soup, a tuna sandwich and a small salad which she greatly enjoyed. I had the duck leg salad which was an excellent choice. We sat on the patio and over the rooftops we could see the ocean. Overall, a very satisfying and enjoyable experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant's best feature,
Restaurant's best feature, aside from excellent food, is private parking lot.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasantly enjoyable evning
Our entrees were tge specials of halibut which was fresh, not fishy. My husband chose the short ribs and they were absolutely sumptuous! We also ordered their homemade sangria which was wonderful! Everything was superb. We dined on the patio and had no issues with being forgotten, as the service was perfect. We will b going back for our next wedding anniversary! Oh yeah, the owner introduced himself to us which is always a personal touch to our memorable evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to 71 Palm for several years and always look forward to our visits there. The food is always so good, and the staff are all so friendly and authentic. It's the kind of meal that you wish you could eat all over again when you've finished, and as for the staff, you feel like you're leaving old friends. We love it!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed an exquisite dinner. We were pampered throughout the evening. We will be back.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service as Usual
71 Palm is a long-time favorite of ours. This time, we went during a week-long celebration of Julia Childs and chose from a special menu. Everything was excellent and as an added extra, we were waited on by the boss, Didier Poirier. This restaurant never fails to please us. Vive la France and vive le 71 Palm!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
a gourmet something for everyone
We eat at 71 Palm quite often, mostly for lunch. The food is French and delectable. I am a vegetarian and love the fact that I can find so much to eat there. All their soups are vegetarian, and there are enough veggie choices to keep me happy. There are also many yummy sounding choices for carnivores. I am not a wine drinker, but their list looks impressive to me. The main dining room is cozy, with a fireplace and feels like a private home. And, there are smaller rooms upstairs for small to large groups. The service is impeccable.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite place!! :)
We had a wonderful birthday evening dinner at 71 Palm! We enjoyed bringing our dog Roxy with us, as we sat outside on the beautiful porch for an amazing meal. Our waitress brought us a silver water dish for Roxy. She was extremely kind to us and Roxy. We had a wonderful time! The food was amazing!! We have been several times and plan to come back as soon as possible!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations for a party of 10 people and requested outside seating. The reservation was confirmed within 24 hrs. The restaurant is very nostalgic old house and very cozy and inviting.
The service was great, our waitress had a wonderful sense of humor and sweet personality. She took great care of us during our visit.
Cocktails were perfect and the food was amazing. We all ended up sharing tastes and everyone's response was "ohhhh, I'm going to order that next time". Everything from seafood to pasta to steaks were delicious.
We will visit again and definitely recommend this restaurant.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Neighborhood Find!
We went on a Monday night, my husband, myself & our 22 yr old daughter. Ample free private parking in the lot in the back. We were seated in a charming Craftsman style room with a fireplace. My husband had the beet salad and really enjoyed that as well as a pizzette. I had the House Special Bouillibase, loaded with mussels, shrimp & large pieces of halibut, the broth was rich with saffron. My daughter had rack of lamb, it was coated with dijon?, lightly breaded & cooked to perfection! The staff was friendly & very attentive. My daughter had the creme brulee.... this, she said, was the best she ever had. The shell was perfect and you could see and taste the vanilla bean throughout the creamy goodness. A real gem! We will be back and often!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were pleased to be able
We were pleased to be able to meet the owner. Very cute place and the food and service were fantastic. Great place for a "Date Nite"
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's Really Good
We've been here 3 times now (only for dinner). During our last visit, the person in charge (who also served as bartender) was super strict about the presentation and quality of the food. I noticed that he personally inspected every plate before it went out to a table. Strict? Maybe. But he was professional and polite (even to his staff). And we were served perfect food by an attentive staff. The ambience is also great. It used to be an elegant cottage in the early 1900's and is now, of course, a restaurant. This gives it a very "homely" feel, almost as if you're visiting someone's house for dinner. A great place to take someone for a nice occasion if you're looking for something different.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner, everyone had something different and everyone was extremely pleased. Our entire party plans to come back again. We were not rushed, and the meal was paced perfectly.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM