Always a treat to dine here
Always a treat to dine here - the food is perfectly prepared and the staff are great fun to interact with.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
A favorite in all respects.
A favorite in all respects. Worth the trip from anywhere to spend a dining experience with quality.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little off this time but
A little off this time but we will return many times based on the past pleasureable experiences
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were just outstanding in every way. Wonderful ambiance and great service. Worth the price.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
always always amazing
Came here with my family for my wifes birthday and they never fail to impress me with there service and abilities in that kitchen the chefs are amazing and go out of there way to do things for the dinners most other place's dont. you have a request for something not on the menu they do there best to make it for you and always with a smile. its a modern day cheers where dining here they make you feel like family.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as it gets
John Palmers has been very good each time we've went. The steaks are the best in lake county and have plenty of apps and salads, they always have specials and always have amazing fresh seafood on the menu. I've never seen the same specials from week to week which means there changing things and trying new things out which i love. We will be returning for sure
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a treat for me to go to. I love the food, the wine list appeals to me, and the atmosphere is great. Bonus, it's close to home and I don't have to travel into a crowded and busy part of town. Usually, the service is great.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great supper
we really enjoyed our dinner at JPB44. the service was great and the food was excellent. we recommended the restaurant to our son and he took his wife the following week. we will certainly be returning in the near future.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun as always
The soft shell crab w/ quinoa, cabbage, tomatillo sauce & chipotle hollandaise was excellent! As always, enjoyed sitting at the kitchen counter, watching and talking to the chefs.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service needs some work
Maybe our server was assigned too many tables for a Saturday night, but she was rarely in sight.
No bread brought to the table; no inquiry after entrees brought by someone else, no steak knife for the pork tenderloin, no inquiry whether we were done long after we finished.
The restaurant charges like a downtown or Tremont restaurant -- needs to provide comparable, professional service.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!
Thoroughly enjoyed John Palmers and since Monday's select wines are 1/2 off, a solid value and enjoyable overall evening.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Place to Celebrate
We celebrated our wedding anniversary on a night when we chose to eat light: split a cheese plate and I had soup and my wife a chopped salad...Perfect!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour
The specialty drinks and wines are absolutely wonderful especially when paired with the Happy Hour appetizers. You can not go wrong in selecting any one of the dinners on the menu.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I eat here quite often , more
I eat here quite often , more during happy hours.
I was in early for the happy hour before my reservation.
Food took over an hour to be served and Ribeye was well done instead of medium rare.
First time food wasn't phenomenal.
I'll be back.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to celebrate
The four of us were celebrating 2 anniversaries and came here, just as we did last year.
We ate only appetizers and had yummy drinks. The choices were great and I think we tasted every choice on the menu.
It was fun and delicious. The service was warm and attentive and it was a wonderful way to
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic meal for first time visit
My husband and I met another couple for dinner at John Palmer's on a Monday evening. First visit for both couples. Lucky for us-Monday = wine by the bottle is Half priced! Chose an excellent red. Apps were awesome - calamari and lobster nachos! Delightful! Moved on to dinner - pork tenderloin, two filets and a crab cake app as a main! Nothing short of delicious! No trim for dessert this visit. Had been hearing about John Palmer's for years. Cannot wait to return!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Great Space to Dine
we went with another couple and the food was outstanding. The steak was like butter and the crab cakes were delicious. We will definitely being coming back to try other items on the menu.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were superb,
Food and service were superb, just like always - the live music this evening was particularly noteworthy
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely love this place...food
Absolutely love this place...food is superb and atmosphere is relaxing! My wife and I have never had anything less than an excellent experience at John Palmer's.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner experience
Very tastefully decorated and great for a romantic dinner. The menu had a nice selection and was reasonably priced. The Tues 3 course dinner special is a great deal! I had a filet which was perfectly prepared and was served with very nicely seasoned cheese crusted potatoes. My wife had the apparently always popular salmon entree which she said was very very good. Had no complaints whatsoever...a wonderful dining experience and we are sure to go back (even though it was close to an hour away for us given the evening rush hour traffic)
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food and good service
Specials are very interesting , good size servings, drinks are well made. Try you will like it. The outdoor bar is good fun as well
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great @ Palmers
We've been going here for a while have never had a bad meal the service has always been very good and they always try to make new concepts for there menu, We love it and will keep returning.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great happy hour
This was our first visit and we were impressed. The happy hour prices were very reasonable and the quality of the food was excellent. My husband and I shared 4 appetizers and we were stuffed. We needed no entree. Only downside was that, if you sat on the patio, you could only get happy hour prices at the bar which was rather squished. If you sat at a patio table happy hour didn't apply. The inside bar looked very inviting and we plan to sample that next time for the happy hour.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice Friday night out
We have been having conistently good experiences at John Palmers over the summer.
Our dozen BluePoint oysters were perfectly shelled and the cocktail sauce and fresh horseradish on the side were perfect.
My pasta and scallops was cooked just al dente and the bronzed scallops were seasoned just right. My wife's fillet was a perfect medium and large enough for leftovers the next day. The churro dessert was both delicous and a visual treat. Very cheerry atmosphere and service. A nice selection of wines too.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have never been disappointed
We have never been disappointed at this restaurant, excellent food, ambiance, it is all here.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was outstanding.
The service was outstanding. the wine list was diversified. One of our two meals was fabulous. My choice of the Kobe Sirloin was less tan expected. Sent it back half eaten
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
John Palmer's first try success
John Palmer's was suggested by a coworker as truly tasty food in a non-pretentious setting. We went early on a Saturday, 6:00 pm reservation. There was a wedding reception occupying 1/2 of the main dining area. Despite managing that crowd, the service was excellent. I had hangar steak which was tender, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a twice-baked potato and nice green beans. The seasoning was excellent. My spouse had salmon which was glazed, moist and excellent. This bistro is a storefront in a shopping center, but the interior is low key, soft and inviting. There is a counter where you can eat and converse with the chef and staff. This looked like a lot of fun. Worth a try next time we go.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owners' pride is evident
This neighborhood restaurant has been our favorite for years. We dine out often and can always count on John Palmer's Bistro when entertaining clients, special occasions or a romantic evening. The owners, John and Michelle DeJoy are always present overseeing operations and making diners feels welcome.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited John Palmer's for
I visited John Palmer's for the second time last Friday. The entire experience was excellent and the Bison special was out of this world good. My friend and I will definitely return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music,food & good times
We like palmers any time,but Friday night was a real treat they had a live music. we had cocktails I had the pork shank with the risotto it was great my wife had the new salmon and cucumber she loved it what a great time .
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM