Five Palms Steak & Seafood
Five Palms Steak & Seafood

Five Palms Steak & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fivepalms.com/
  • Phone: 5206155555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 2 pm
    Lunch: M-Sat 11:30 am - 2 pm
    Dinner: Daily from 5 pm - 10 pm
    Bar: Daily from 4 pm - 11 pm
    Nino's Bar and Grill: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 3 pm - 11 pm
    Friday and Saturday 3 pm - 12 am
    Dovino Wine, Cigar, and Gourmet Shop: Daily from 4 pm - 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: There are two private dining areas. The banquet room seats up to 100 guests. It features a stained glass ceiling and offers outstanding views of the city and mountains. The other private dining area seats up to 16 guests, offering great views of the city and restaurant. Screens and other material for presentations are available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa 5206155555x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunrise/Campo Abierto, 1 block east of Skyline/Campbell
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Five Palms Steak & Seafood
Five Palms Steak and Seafood is the vision and concept of Nino Aidi, a veteran of the hospitality industry in Europe and Mexico. The main dining room features prime beef, imported pork from Spain, and a rotating menu of fish flown in daily. The dining room will be open daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. Formal bar is open until 12 am.

The upstairs bar, also known as Nino’s Bar and Grill, will feature a separate menu based on food from the Middle East, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, and the United States. Nino's has an extended second floor patio that offers outstanding city and mountain views. Nino's is open daily from 4 pm until 2 am. Daily happy hour is 4 pm to 7 pm.

The Five Palms concept also includes a retail store offering wine, a walk in humidor, fine chocolate, and a large selection of gourmet food. Wine purchased in Dovino may be consumed on the restaurant floor at no additional cost.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Five Palms Steak & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
33% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (12)romantic (11)special occasion (9)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (4)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Five Palms is Outstanding
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    first time in Tucson, happend to be by wifes Birthday saw a TV commerical for Five Palms so I made Friday night reservations, not knowing what to expect, the experence was Five Star from the moment we stepped in the door....no I did not mention it was my wifes birthday untill we were well into our meal.. a
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    TucsonEater
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    We were celebrating a recent achievement and were new to Tucson. The Realtor suggested the Five Palms, so we tried it and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress....
    2winosVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    This was our second visit to the fine dining area of Five Palms, and it was top notch. Food and service were excellent, and we love buying top flight wines at retail, not restaurant, prices. We began with the scallop with manchego and the deviled oysters. Both were delicious. We followed with the wonderful cucumber salad and a wedge salad that my wife said is the best she has ever had (and we order it often). For entrees she had the petite filet, and I the rack of lamb. We were amazed how they cooked them to our liking (medium rare and medium, respectively, without over-charring the outside. We paired the courses with a split of champagne and then a super Tuscan which we picked out at their retail store before sitting down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new 5 star restaurant for Tucson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    This is a linen table cloth, first class restaurant. The menu is about average size and has both extensive meat and fresh-daily fish dishes. The wine selection consists of a retail type store on the premises that has wine at about average retail prices. You may select any wine from the store for your meal at no additional corkage fee. This makes their wine much less expensive than a normal fine dining restaurant. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. We dined there on a Friday evening and there was a violinist playing softly in the background....no problem with a muted conversation. The prices are what you would expect at a five star fine dining restaurant. This is not a place for "budget" diners. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Low-key, pleasant ambiance
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Beautiful surroundings embellished with awesome stained glass displays set the stage for a spectacular meal. Service was outstanding -- readily available to meet our needs but not intrusive or hovering. My request for a window table that was not in the "middle" of the room was honored. Noise level was hushed, a true plus on my list. The violinist was a great touch. I have already recommended Five Palms to one friend without reservation (pardon the pun...). My prime rib was the best I've ever had, although the entree ordered by my friend, soft shell crabs, turned out to be unavailable even though we ate early in the evening. The appetizers and side dishes were memorable in their own right. Truly a fine dining experience all around. :cld
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    ljwmdphdVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We had waited to dine in the Fine Dining Restaurant for quite a while to let them work out the kinks and based on some of the other earlier reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was very good, the atmosphere wonderful and the food was well prepared. The prices are very high, as we were forewarned, but the quality was very good. The only concern that we had was we suspected the Bombay Sapphire Gin and Woodford Reserve Bourbon were watered down, as we had each straight up with no other additives and we know their tastes and it really seemed that they were not full strength for whatever reason. Apart from that we were pleasantly surprised and pleased with our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Swanky & Sophisticated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Class all the way. The happy hour permits a drink and specific food item for $8, which is awesome if you do not want to spend a ton of money in the dinning room. I hung out for happy hour in the upstairs outdoor deck with beautiful views. The upstairs indoor bar is cozy and lively, bright and elegant. I then had dinner in the dining room, which was gloriously decorated with colorful stained glass lighting. The service was phenomenal. The wine was excellent, though not a large wine list. The filet was good, though a bit salty, and the bananas foster was flamingly exciting! We had an excellent time all around and would recommend this place to anyone. This will be our new hangout!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The setting is classic and
    ET08
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The setting is classic and romantic. The 6oz sirloin and the cheesy scalloped potatoes were the best I've ever had. The price for this particular entree was $25 but very filling. Just the right amount of food. We went there for a friend's birthday. It's best to check out the wine in the bar area before sitting down to dine. We were told the wine was sold at retail price there. This restaurant is great for a special occasion. The violinist played beautifully.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bastille day dinner
    Connie
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    My family always celebrates Bastille day with dinner out and we wanted to try Five Palms. I was pleasantly surprised that it was very good. Sometimes with new restaurants the hype is more than the reality. The salad and the oysters were outstanding. We had a child with us and there were babies at the next table but everything went smoothly. A violinist played in the background and the music choices were great. We loved guessing what the tune was. I had two small disappointments overall. The wine selection was not very good and did not include any rose. Also I ordered a sazerac and was told I had stumped the bartender. I did get a great manhattan though. Overall we had a good time and will be back again. Good job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five star
    aces
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Five palms was a great experience. Everyone's food was fantastic! The service was superb and the place is beautiful. I was however surprised not see any shrimp dishes on the menu especially being so close to some of the best shrimp around.The prices are very high so don't plan on a being cheap date. I would recommend everyone to go enjoy the food and the ambiance at least once. I know I will be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The lamb chops were incredible.
    Nico
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The lamb chops were incredible. Robert was a great waiter. Enjoyed the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European-style opulence hits Tucson
    VandraVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Five Palms is unlike any Tucson restaurant in atmosphere. Its decadent decor contains nary a Southwest tinge, which is a nice change to the usual earth-toned hues in restaurants citywide. There's even a man playing the violin, making for a romantic night. Ask for Travis to serve you. The ability to buy a retail-priced wine in their shop and drink it anywhere in the restaurant for no corking fee is unique to Tucson. Expect to pay a lot for a full dinner downstairs (mostly steaks and seafood), but the well-priced bar menu upstairs has the best happy hour in town ($8 for a drink and an entree from 4 to 7 p.m. daily). We had a shrimp burger with fries and paella with lots of safood and a glass of white and red wine during our last outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucson Review
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Your prices are too high . Food Ok Not as good as Anthony's was or as good As verchacies . View is good . Need to fix price.
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    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Europe in the Desert
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    This is a very unusual restaurant for Tucson, it has no desert reminders. It is decorated as you would expect a restaurant in Europe, given the paintings and trimmings/ It is also a meat lovers dream; there are some incredible meat selections. The fish is also outstanding. The service was great and the feel of the restaurant was exceptional. A very interesting aspect was the liquor store attached to the restaurant; while the wine list is small, you can buy a bottle in the store and have it with dinner. The prices are at retail and the selection is large. The bar upstairs has a great happy hour and a great view. This is a special place/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress Code
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    I really believe the dress code should be enforced. Some (35-40 yr old)man came in with shorts(cut off jeans), T-Shirt with writing and flip flops and a ball cap backward, that he did not take off. Very inappropriate. His fellow diners we dressed the same. Women were not but men were. I asked the waiter who was going to ask the man to take his hat off? He replied "not me". Should be remnded at the door. Upstairs seating that dress would be OK, not downstairs dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are two parts to this
    TrueTucsonNative
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    There are two parts to this restaurant. The first is the fine dining side where is was subdued with live violin playing and a superb wait staff. The pricing is on the high side for dining, so for me this will be a real special occasion place. The food quality and portions are in the top 5 in Tucson. The second part was the casual dining/bar area which was very lively and loud. Sports games on TVs, lots of drinks flowing and great happy hour pricing. I dare say this side of 5 Palms is the part paying the bills. The time and cost the owners spent building this restaurant had to have cost a real bundle. Absolutely beautiful dark woodwork. Just stop by just to see the interior, but do it during happy hour 4-8 pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try this place.
    TucsoneaterVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This place is a piece of Old Europe in Tucson. Stained glass ceilings, white tablecloths, very attentive staff and excellent service. No request is too much. A violin played throughout our entire stay. They have a formal ($$$) dining room, a second more relaxed dining area, with the same menu as the formal dining, and an upstairs bar, where at Happy Hour, you can get a drink and dinner (from a limited menu) for $8. Great views, and you can smoke a cigar in the upstairs patio. You can choose your wine from their wine, chocolate and ice cream store and pay retail for the wine. Very reasonably priced. They also have a humidor with a good selection of cigars. Expensive. Price might be an issue. Upstairs less $$. We will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Very expensive!!!! Over the top decor, think Vegas/Cesars Palace. Violin player while the music was still piped in?
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • five times in three weeks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    We waited till Five Palms "new restaurant rush" settled as we are foodies to a extreme. We have been there five times in three weeks and the food has been great as well as the service. We are originally from a great beef region and love prime rib, Five Palms is one of the best I have had. The fish is outstanding as well their parchment paper preparation is tasty and healthy...bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a reservation, didn't
    pinzen
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We had a reservation, didn't need it on a Wednewday. Steak was horrible. Very expensive. $44 cut of meat I ordered was on the lower end of the menu both in price and quality. Great service. We had around 5 people waiting on us. Formal dining. Newly open and not polished operation yet. The gentlemen that met us at the desk had us stand in the middle of the restaurant while he asked someone else where our table nubmer was. I think he was the owner, only male without a tie on. Salmon, steak, two small sides, wine, tea, desert, and coffee, $170 with tip. Most expensive place in Tucson we have been to for a minimal, basic meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucsonians need to Dress
    georgie
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Here we were esting a seventy eight dollar steak and the guy next to us had on sandles with his big fat toes sticking out. some of the guests didn't look like they had taken a bath. I know it's summertime but your going to fine dine....iron your shirt. Is there a dress code?
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    5 Palms may be my favorite restaurant in Tucson. Wasn't sure what to expect from all of the mixed reviews and being unable to find a menu online, but I was very impressed from the art, ambiance, live violinist, food, wine, and service. I celebrated an anniversary and was surprised that they didn't do anything special because it is a fine dining standard, but it was easily overlooked because of how exceptional the food and service was. Our server, Marcus, was very knowledgeable about everything we asked and super attentive. The menu carried a variety of foods from Chilean sea bass to Scottish salmon, ribeye to Osaka beef, hummus to cerviche, and even escargot and foie gras. The prices of everything were very, very reasonable. I'll be back!!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new Restaurant for Tucson.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    It is so far the best restaurant I have been to. The service is superb. Everyone is so friendly. Great decor. Good food and nice music. I have been speading the words to all my friends. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    hondah
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Five Palms is a destination restaurant. Plenty of ambience, everyone was very welcoming, our waiter, Scott, was terrific. Lots of little touches, fresh onion bread was yummy and a violinist was playing beautiful, appropriate music and stayed in the background, which we appreciated.. Parking is a problem so using the valet is a viable option. Use the valet, parking is a problem. The food was nicely presented, generous portions and very fresh. Yes, it is expensive, but who would go to a place like that expecting anything else. No real options for vegetarians on the entrée menu.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    A very nice dinning experience. Food was good, service was good and it was obvious that the intent was to make this a first class dinning experience. Some of the minor miscues, were too many people greeting you when you walked in, making you feel uncomfortable, not pulling chair out when seating ladies and some clumsiness in serving the food. Being that the restaurant is new, the shortcomings should be worked out quickly. The variety, quality and price of the wine in the wine shop is fantastic, but the process of choosing a wine from the wine shop needs to be better explained to first time diners. Again, the food was very good, but I felt it was a bit overpriced. The ambiance and decor were over the top.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Palms only get three stars
    TJV2000
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Loved the ambiance and the unique atmosphere. However, the food was very expensive and just ordinary. The staff is young and eager to please, but they seem a bit intimidated by the atmosphere. Loved the concept, but since the restaurant is so large, it seems like a banquet facility cooking for a wedding. It is impossible to achieve that individual care for each patron.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Restaurant
    Notsogood
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The restaurant is beautiful, food was good, service wonderful! Upstairs bar and restaurant was fabulous and has a phenomenal view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely
    snobird
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    What beautiful, lovely setting! Gracious dining. We'll be anxious to bring friends when we return in the Fall.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once is enough
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We tried dinner, just to see the place, then lunch for comparison. Bring lots of money ! Way overpriced for what they give you, the menu is very retro, the seafood is impeccably fresh, but sauces detract, too spicy. Portions are skimpy (for the price), we were starving after our salad lunch. Dessert was a tiny sliver of the sample shown on the pastry cart. Decor is dark, obviously expensive details, stained-glass ceilings, too formal for Tucson, dress code is loose (shorts and flip-flops on men in dining room ). Overall pretentious.
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    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Tucson Favorite
    Dutch21
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Top of the list with the top restaurants in Tucson. The "view" bar upstairs was friendly, a fun place.
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    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but needs work.
    devildog1
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    My dish (halibut) was dry and not very tasty. My wife's dish (steak) was outstanding. Service really need work. We sat looking at our empty salad dishes for 10 minutes while numerous bussers and waiters walked by. When someone finally woke up and cleared the table we waited another five minutes or so for someone to refill my wife's iced tea. No one did - we finally had to ask. This is a new restaurant with some obvious growing pains and it has a lot of potential. We plan on going again in a few weeks to see if they've improved. The facility itself is very upscale and impressive.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was my 4th dining experience
    trouper
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    It was my 4th dining experience there. Excellent each time.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ProsperoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We had high hopes when we went, had heard good things before we arrived. Service was in training, so all of that is 100% forgivable, that is what happens when you go to a new restaurant, I get that. The food was fair, the appetizer that I was served had the same side dish, rice pilaf, that I was served with my main course. That was a let down for sure. The sauce on my fish was very good, but the fish itself was unimpressive. The decor seemed to be trapped in a time warp even though the restaurant has only been open about one month.
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    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Palms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    The restaurant was beautifully decorated. The service was very slow. The food was ok. The prices were expensive for what you got.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner
    StPeteGirl
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    While in town on business, a co-worker and I found this restaurant down the street from our hotel. Apparently, it has just newly opened. While the decor and atmosphere screamed "country club crowd" and the clientele reflected that assumption, the food was delicious. We both had seafood and were not dissapointed. The restaurant does have several different dining areas, some more casual, and we were told they have an expansive wine room (we did not check it out, just ordered a glass off the menu). The violin player walking around was a bit much, but the restaurant was open air and did not feel too stuffy. Not quite what we expected, but the food was worth it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No place like it in Tucson
    nteeter
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    To start, you have the option to select your wine from the retail wine shop. The bottle is delivered to your table and opened without a corkage fee. Red wine is decanted and simultaneously chilled. The fresh, hot bread, high quality olive oil and balsamic begin the fantastic dining experience. Currently the menu is limited, but the owner has announced that the menu will be expanded later this month. Grandma's Tomato Soup is a "must try." The meat and seafood quality is outstanding and both come with choices of delicious sauces. They have a gorgeous dessert cart and also have table-side preparation of cherries jubilee and bananas foster. A strolling violinist complimented an overall great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely disappointing
    LNW1VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    This was one of my worst restaurant experiences ever. Ten guests, not one meal was up to expectations. The service was inconsistent at best, the restaurant of stale fish, the decor reminded one of a bordelo, the one bright spot is that the wine purchased in the market was very reasonable. Will not return.
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  • Old World Elegance & Fine Dining
    TravelJunkie67
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Five Palms was formerly Café Terracota for us locals who'd remember. The new owners have totally revamped the establishment and given it a very unique (for Tucson) old world elegance with dark woods, stained glass, tasteful art, décor and formal seating downstairs. The upstairs bar is more casual, but also very nice. We had fish and beef. All meals were prepared to perfection, tasty, served hot, and the service was impeccable. We had a stellar experience at dinner, sitting outside with a view of the Catalinas. They even brought a purse rack for the ladies which I've never seen in a restaurant before. Wait staff is formal but friendly, with a high-end uniform including vest and tie. Excellent fine dining experience. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Just had my first experience at Five Palms. We were very excited when we saw the place. Beautiful dining room and bar area. However, the food was mediocre- over cooked fish, and nothing to write home about sauces, prominently used on the fish - and the service was awful. Our waiter warned us he was about to get two large groups if we wanted to get our orders in. We did, and rarely saw him the rest of the evening. We had to pour our own wine and dinner didn't come for over an hour. We had three courses and dinner took 3 and 1/2 hours. I have a reservation upcoming, which I will now cancel. I do not recommend this restaurant based on this experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip the main dining room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Skip the main dining room and eat in the 2nd floor bar. Similar food...and much better price!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic