Palm Restaurant - Boston
Palm Restaurant - Boston

Palm Restaurant - Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/boston
  • Phone: 6178679292
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Served Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Dinner Served Moday and Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday -Friday: 3:00PM -11:00PM
    Saturday, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sunday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Karen Mitchell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Special Events: There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High St. and Oliver St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Palm Restaurant - Boston
For over 87 years The Palm Restaurant has been renowned for its USDA Prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, family recipe Italian entrées, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Located in the lobby of One International Place, The Palm"s new Boston location offers seating for more than 300 patrons, extensive private dining options and a beautiful outdoor dining deck overlooking the Greenway.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Palm Restaurant - Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)great for outdoor dining (62)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (50)great for lunch (41)romantic (33)hot spot (27)scenic view (24)vibrant bar scene (23)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Wonderful!
    Mellow
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Wonderful, as usual! Can't go wrong with The Palm! It's a pleasure to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Signature Palm Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Palm Boston has a fantastic location and ambiance. As a fan of the Palm Los Angeles, I was not disappointed. Attentive service and (overly) generous potions of great comfort food. The menu could use a bit more variety on the light/healthy side. The only real down-side is the check, which is driven skyward by predatory pricing of extras. My son ordered fabulous chicken parmesan which was large enough to feed two-three. the waitress noted when ordering that the item didn't come with pasta, and would he like to add a side order of penne. Sure, sounds good. When the bill arrived the cup of boiled pasta added 70% to the entree cost. Still, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Great specail lunch menu. Service was outstanding. The wait staff was very friendly and accomadating. Seating for a large group was better than most places we have gone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overpriced average sea bass, new location with high ceilings not as cozy as Copley location. Too bad.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor food in a cave
    NeedhamdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've had better food in a high school cafeteria before. Bland to slightly nauseating flavor served in a echoing cavern of a room. The glare from the streetlight outside was the crowning glory. Waitstaff's frantic efforts to decant a mid-range bottle of wine did nothing to upgrade this pitiful experience. RUN--don't walk--away from this atrocity.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    NayNayWhite
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at The Palm. Stephani was our waitress and she was excellent. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the filet and they were both cooked perfectly. With yummy brussel spouts as a side dish. We also had calamari and ahi tuna appetizers that were done perfectly too! I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, as it is a little pricey. But you do get what you pay for and they have good size portions. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, but ok
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Oysters were fresh. Latte was horrible. Steak salad was decent, but felt like it was sitting around for a bit as it was really dry. I wouldn't go back. Thought the lunch was really overpriced too.
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  • Food was trumped by wait staff
    DrDave
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food is always the best at The Palm, whether in Boston, NYC, or many other cities. However, our recent eating experience at the Boston Palm had excellent food - the bone-in filet didn't even need a knife - but the wait staff, in particular Jessica, made the night. We enjoyed great food, service, ambience, and of course, our company. We'll be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Aniversary
    Lastone
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went here for our aniversary and it was fine. it is a nice downtown steakhouse - however it was only just fine. The food was good but average. My wife wanted to try the chicken Parm. Her quote " Had better" is was very good size and was $34.00 (doesn't come with anything) so we ordered the penne ( 10.50). I know steakhouse = pay for sides, but a little pricey. And another item that was a little off was paying for desert coffee - separately - coffee = 4.50 and irish cream (11.50). I think they should work on their menu items and how it is presented. I had a filet for dinner and scallops for app. Not great - not Bad - The drinks were right on.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    DogearVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a great show, super lobster and attentive staff, wonderful experience.
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  • 3 times and still disappointed
    Mike
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have tried to have lunch their 3 time and have found the food so lacking in flavor that it will be my last. It isn't better than any of the pubs around town that are 40%less. Maybe the dinner menu is better but I am done going their for lunch.
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  • Basic, very expensive
    David
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Palm offers good steaks, basic sides, and a competent wine list. Service is professional. Expect to pay through the nose for everything you eat and drink there. It is a nice place but nothing particularly noteworthy, especially for the price. 2 steaks (a sirloin and a filet), one of their least expensive bottles of cabernet, two sides (potatoes au gratin and brussel sprouts), and a slice of key lime pie (delicious, but more like key lime cheese cake, really): $220. Yikes.
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  • fabulous birthday dinner
    luv2finedine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The palm is one of our favorite places to eat. The location is perfect for jumping off the interstate and pulling right in. Valet parking is reasonable and very convenient! The food as always was fantastic! The staff is exceptional and make every table feel special! Can't wait to re-visit next month!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Palm.
    Annie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was a special occasion my husbands birthday and I decided to take him to lunch at the Palm.. I thought the three course lunch was a spectacular reasonable deal.we both had the filet medallions just the best piece of steak I have eaten. Kevin our waiter was very professional and courteous. We will be back..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was expecting a lot more from this restaurant. I went with coworkers and it took us two hours for lunch and the restaurants wasn't even busy. Two out of the four steaks at the table were not cooked as ordered. Additionally, I ordered the steak lunch special medium, which comes with two petite filets. One came out medium rare and one came out medium well.
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  • Disappointing :(
    LovesToDineVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our 1st visit to the Boston location. The staff was nice enough, but not outstanding. We were a party of 4 + a well behaved infant. Our food was, at best, ok. The large salad I ordered was tasteless and the lettuce didn't taste fresh, so I sent it back. The steaks were prepared at the temperatures they were requested, however, they were not seasoned very well at all. The sides (creamed spinach & brussel sprouts) were lackluster, sprouts were sent back. Because we weren't happy with the food, we ended up with a lot of leftovers. Upon asking for them to be wrapped up, they were all randomly dumped into containers together, with no regard for whose food belonged to whom and mixing foods that wouldn't normally be rewarmed together.
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  • Fantastic dining experience
    Bill
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to Palm Restaurant for a birthday celebration. food and service was exceptional. can't wait to retun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was mediocre. The soup and steak came out warm and bland. It had no favor. The service was average. The waiter was very slow. The busboy was very attentive compared to the waiter.
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  • BruceM
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good for a business lunch. Service was slow in seating for reservation. Table was not ready when we were taken to the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a business lunch
    iWearJeans
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had second thoughts after making the lunch reservation, due to the negative comments on Yelp, but we went anyway. I didn't find any of the issues that others had commented about. The food was good, the service was prompt, and it was an overall positive experience. I've had lunch there before and I would have it again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitty
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dined on Saturday 9/27/2014 and everything was Excellent. Joseph our waiter was EXCELLENT - had great recommendations and the food, incredible. The filet mignon just melted and the martini was very very good. Thank you to The Palm for making our Saturday evening spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palm Dinner
    No4Palm
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Apps beef carpaccio, fried calamari, stuffed clams, & "Gigi" salad. The carpaccio was still frozen, the stuffed clams were not little necks but count necks. Calamari good & salad was best app of all; no serving spoons provided to serve the salad nor was a spoon provided for the dressing on the side. Requested server hold putting in main courses but main courses arrived without a delay. Table not cleared of appetizer dishes & crumbs prior to the main course. We didn't feel that fine dining experience we expected.The filet mignon ordered medium rare. Edges dry, & center had no flavor or juices. Veal bland. Waited for lemon slices. Swordfish NOT edible-dry & flavorless.The lamb the only good entrée of the night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dry lobster
    Needham47
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I ordered the lobster salad. Was on a business lunch-couldn't complain. The lobster was very dry and mealy. Not fresh. Must have sat in the cooler a few days. Aweful! Service and ambiance were good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Poz59VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Nice to have a Palm near the Long Wharf area. Had the NY Strip which was tender and tasty. Typically great Palm service from knowledgable professional waiter. Great place for a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak were overcooked
    svo2004
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    3 out of 5 steaks that we ordered were overcookeed...ordered medium-rare...got medium...didn't send mine back only because we were late for our after diner plans
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  • Good lunch, but not my favorite
    BTBOSVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I just don't find my meals at the Palm to be "great". They are good, but not great. And the bar is just too small for the size restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a find
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We went for a Birthday celebration and enjoyed the liveliness of the crowd as well as the food and the personnel. We had a case of our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and will now enjoy the leftovers for at least 2 additional meals each. The food and atmosphere were excellent. I would highly recommend for a special occasion or for a group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for power lunch!
    Brit
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Palm in Downtown Boston is a great place for people watching, hobnobbing with professionals in the downtown Boston scene, and an enjoyable lunch. The burgers were fabulous, wine list is extensive and the service was excellent. It is the place to go when you want to linger and possibly consider a second glass of wine. The Palm has a private room for business lunches which also works very well. The decor is attractive but not intimidating. It has an ambience of comfortable elegance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When you factor in: location, price, service and quality nothing beats the new addition that The Palm brings to the Financial District. It has been a staple in my arsenal of go-to places when a last minute, "where should we eat is tossed out to the group." On the other hand, when deciding whether to go to the Back-Bay for a steak or the Palm, convenience usually wins with The Palm. Favorites: Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops, Bone-In Rib Eye, Bone-In Filet for meats. In terms of Seafood - the oysters are always outstanding. The swordfish steak is always cooked to perfection and is never dry. For those that would never thing so, the Veal and Chicken Parmigiana (I know it is a steakhouse) are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SHOCKED
    micleo78
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very good by Boston standards, However I was SHOCKED when I receuved the bill the waiter failed to tell us that a 9 oz, glass of cabernet that he recommended by the way was $35.50 and a glass of chardonnay was $25.50. $60.00 for 2 glasses of wine, seriously. ?.... he should have recommended a bottle. This COMPLETELY ruined my dining experience. I am not a novice diner I get Boston or other metro city pricing but come on. I did not bring it up to management as it was a birthday celebration a did not want to make a scene. I do plan on calling out the management out on this. Driving up the tab is not acceptable in my book. Consumer's don't mind paying for a dining experience but DO NOT want to be taken advantage of.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night at The Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Decided to try the "new" Palm because I remember loving the Palm in Back Bay. I must say they have done a great job with the new space, high ceilings are a plus, the artwork, marble, wood floors & finishes, all very beautiful. The food was as I remembered, large juicy steaks, creamed spinach a must, the sin city martini was amazing. Steaks were cooked perfectly, my carrot cake was outstanding. I must say the service was lacking. Needed to ask another waiter for a steak knife, and my husband prolly touched the wine bottle 7 times. Our server, (with the Mohawk mind you), was often too busy laughing & speaking incoherently with other guests, very unprofessional. I like the new location and we will be back and ask for the little italian man.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were celebrating my sons 27 th birthday. My husband and I drove up from cape cod and met my son there. Never been to this restaurant before, the staff made it a very pleasurable experience. Food was excellent and the waitress was very good and made us feel so relaxed and she was very knowledgable with the menu. Sitting out side was the topping on the cake, LOVED it!!
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistant.
    ARTIEG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 28 year anniversary. We had a terrific dinner and our waiter was the best. Ask for Leonardo if ever you plan to dine at the Palm Restaurant in Boston. We cannot wait to go back. I plan to entertain my clients there. They have a great lunch menu and also private dining rooms if need be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved that there was pasta and seafood also! Bartender was very friendly..food was delicious..loved the shrimp franchise app. Will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Horrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a terrible experience on Sunday night. 4 out of 5 entrees and sides came out and waited 45 minutes for Lobster to arrive and when it did it was RAW. Hardly saw our waiter. Had to flag down another waiter to refill water glasses. Unless the dinner was free, I would not go back here. Very expensive and got better service at Friendly's.
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  • Not anywhere near palm Las Vegas
    rllv
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service sucked crab cakes cold in center and does not come near palm in Las Vegas for a good steakhouse
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  • Always the best
    Shassi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Even on Labor Day weekend The Palm was at its best. Service is always first class and the meal never disappoints. As usual, Ruth rises to the top as the best server in Boston.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Food, Service & Ambiance
    dinealot
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Whenever we go out for a special occasion the Palm is our destination. The Ambiance and Service are excellent but most of all the menu selections and food are also tasty and excellent. We went this week for Dine Out Boston and got great food for $38 a person. Filet was tender and cooked to exact temperature. Salad, side and dessert that were included in prices were regular portions and we didn't leave Hungry. Our meal was properly paced and we were not rushed through dinner. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great restaurant
    cars0153VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our server Stephanie is the best! Attentive and caring for the customer. The lobster special was great! This restaurant deserves more attention than given with all the steakhouses around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1ST TIME VISIT NOT THE LAST
    DivingDiva
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a good friend in from Seattle and have been wanting to come try the restaurant for lunch. IT DID not disappoint. The decor is spectacular, the entire staff was super friendly and helpful. The food was very yummy and we only got chopped salad with steak and the Cobb salad. I was quite full after that lunch. Well worth the $$$. Will definitely use this as a go to for days I need something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.