Palm Restaurant - Houston
Palm Restaurant - Houston

Palm Restaurant - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepalm.com/houston
  • Phone: (713) 977-2544
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Served Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner Served Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
    Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Ramirez-Rea
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), 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: Between Greenridge Dr. and Potomac Dr.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Palm Restaurant - Houston
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 at 6100 Westheimer, The Palm’s newly revamped Houston location offers seating for more than 300 patrons, extensive private dining options and a beautiful outdoor dining patio.
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Palm Restaurant - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)notable wine list (47)vibrant bar scene (35)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (33)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (32)romantic (29)hot spot (16)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • nice
    chularanchVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was my first visit to The Palm since they remodeled, and I was favorably impressed with the openness of the dining room. The food and service was really great, but it's too expensive for frequent visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    John
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great service. Great wine selection. Sides were outstanding especially the au gratin potatoes. Had the porterhouse for 2 and was excellent and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fantastic food and service. Amazing lobster and wonderful steaks. THE place to go while Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th birthday celebration
    RMcGr84
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Came here for my 30th birthday celebration. Really enjoyed the food. I had the veal martini and key lime pie for dessert. The service was excellent. I was greeted promptly when I arrived. My waiter was very friendly. I never had to ask for a refill. When my drink (iced tea) got half way filled, a server was over to refill it immediately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Subpar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ordered $65 Porterhouse medium, but it was delivered medium rare. Salads and sides were average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    magicsam
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went on Friday night and everything was perfect. The Palm has consistently good good and the service is without equal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Lunch Spot
    golferdude1
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had the soup of the day, an Italian pasta soup that was good. It needed a little more kick to it to make it great. But the lobster salad was GREAT. A very large salad with lots of vegetables and it seemed like a whole lobster. It was very filling. Our server Jacon was terrific and not over bearing. I have been to the Palm a few other times for dinner, but not for lunch. It's a nice change.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Perfectly cooked steaks and great sides. The lobsters get better the bigger they are and the Palm knows how to cook them. You can get smaller size sides and salads for those who do not want the Steak House Size that is everywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressed
    JerryS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time at the Palm, and overall very good. Service was excellent, attentive and informative without being over-bearing and having to sit through a list of what the server's favorites are. Lighting was brighter than we wanted but a word with Martin and down came the brightness level and just right for the intimate dinner for two we planned. Food was better than anticipated, didn't have the appetizers but straight into the (split) surf and turf. Wonderful lobster and delicious, tasty, juicy steak to compliment the bottle of Rioja from (in my opinion) the very good wine list. One word of caution Don't be fooled by the 7 layer carrot cake - it only has 6! Definitely will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have been coming to the Palm for many years and as always the food was great. Our server, Oscar, was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect birthday party experience
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Four of us had lunch in a booth at the Palm: we had the entree salads. They were plentiful and those ordering the steak salad were pleased with perfectly cooked steak. The waiter was very accommodating and the maître de checked on us a couple of times. We shared a slice of scrumptious complimentary chocolate cake, and all agreed the experience at this remodeled restaurant was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate bday
    vgk53
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We again visited The Palm and were not disappointed. Lobster bisque, juicy and tender steaks as well as a wonderful veal dish, crisp calamari, capped off by those lovely donuts and 7 layer chocolate cake. Service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite
    DMHB
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I have dinner at the Palm a couple of times a year. For us, it's a special occasion treat. The food is always phenomenal and pleasing to the eye. I work for a company that holds their Christmas dinner there too. Beautifully done each time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SugarLandfan
    SugarLandfanVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Palm has always been my go-to restaurant for special occasions. We could not have had better food or service anywhere else. I always book my company's special occasions there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommended!!
    Chi05
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was impressed with the service my group received in this restaurant. The food was great, ambiance was great. I will highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks, fresh remodel
    CRams
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A little quiet on a Monday night at 7:30 for our party of 6 but we were looking to chat. They had a 50% off select wines so we ordered 2 bottles of Stagsleap Merlot. Service was excellent as we had 2 guys, 1 circling at all times. I had a Caesar with a 9 oz filet special with crab meat which was very good. The women ordered salad and an hot appetizer... crab cakes, bacon rapped scallops etc, as they don't have any steak smaller than 9oz, my only knock on the place. Other guys ordered the Veal Marsala and NY Strip w peppercorn sauce. You can add any sauce - peppercorn, hollandaise, bearnaise or chimichuri for $1.50 or Oscar for $12. We had forgot to order sides but our waiter brought us spinach. About $175 per couple before tip.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GenerousTipper
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food and drinks are outstanding quality (especially the lobster), but the service has become indifferent at best. We have loved the Palm in the past, but it seems to have lost its soul in the redo.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    Lonklene
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was good. Most of our local steakhouses offer the same menu. But, we sat right outside the kitchen door and for $46 for a filet, I wanted a better experience. Most Houston steakhouses price their filet at $30 - $35. Everything at the Palm is Ala-Carte, wine prices are also higher than other steakhouses.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience
    Jessejames
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a 3 hour dinner with my best girlfriend Saturday night. We were never rushed or felt pressured by the waiter. The GM, Jim, was welcoming and attentive. Our waiter, Rene, was friendly, helpful and attentive as well. Our food was so delicious and they even warmed up our chocolate cake because we mentioned we wanted a warm dessert. Great night- hope to get back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bugsy7448
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    my favorite restaurant in Houston. Jim Martin always makes you feel welcome. Food is consistant and great, and service always top notch. I have been coming here for 33 years and hope to eat at the palm many more years!!!!!!!!!!!! Alan van Dix
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's The Palm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    You know what to expect when you dine at The Palm. Excellent service, wonderful food. comfortable, elegant atmosphere. 3x this year and The Palm never disappoints. Consistent and excellent. It's what to expect and the Houston Palm always delivers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ate at the bar
    RadioprinceVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was great as usual but the two bartenders didn't work well together and our service was a little slow. Had to ask several times for things that one bartender would say they would do but the other bartender was actually going to take the action. Other than that it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Houston Palm Restaurant is the best restaurant in Houston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was a wonderful night to celebrate a special occassion. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    Buybroker
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Perfect service. 3lb Lobster with crab cakes and lobster bisk. Lunch date was impressed. Tell a friend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food & Wine
    BigjohncarpVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent service with large pour of outstanding wine by the glass. Lunch was a great experience. Good selection of the lunch $25.50 special and one of my guest raved about his Sea Bass.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising off day
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Perhaps it was because it was a Monday dinner, requested quiet table they sat loud people all around us even though there were only a few people in the place, waiter was someone I had never seen and was annoying with his pepper mill and interruptions. Lamb chops were tough but tasty. Maiter'D came by and looked at the chops and wrinkled his face and looked very serious, asked how it was cooked and walked away. Not the kind if attention I am used to here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What We Miss
    sgboo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Really miss old waitstaff that were there for years from before the remodeling. They were efficient, attentive, fast, and very friendly. Would come say hello even if they weren't waiting on you. Restaurant was busy. Felt frantic. Two of us asked for dressing on the side. Didn't get it after asking bus boy. No waiter. Ate it anyway. No one came to remove meat from the claw like they used to. No crackers. Had to ask. Forgot a side, but they took it off bill and brought it later. Waiter didn't take the cue after being told in beginning that it was a birthday. Took a while to get his attention finally to get a piece of cake with a candle. Old waiters would have picked up on that. Cold, frantic instead of warm, friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TxGirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We took advantage of the August Lobster special on 8/22--what a treat! Best friends, perfect martinis, great service--what could be better??
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional recovery
    eye4food
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My prvevious reviews on the palm have been stellar and i still am not disappointed. Our 5 lb lobster had an exceptionally large claw that was coooked properly. Strangely the tail meat was not cooked fully and was translucent. The waitperson notified the manager. Although i suspected they would either cook more or replace, i assumed ther would be a wait. But a newly prepared lobster and fresh hot side was deliveede immediately. Great recovery. Those little forks for retreiving meat out of the shell were not given this time,and the ritual of lemon and hot napkins was not performed but such a minor inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always wonderful service, food and a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 43 Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Palm has become our go to restaurant for special occasions and once again it made our anniversary very special. Our waitress was awesome and she presented us with a truly delicious Happy Anniversary crème brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stuhou810
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a great business lunch here. The service was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. The skirt steak on the lunch menu was the best I've ever had. My colleagues really enjoyed their lunch as well. Great spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Lobster
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lobster Specials for 2 in August are great package. One of us also had the swordfish which was excellent. Good service. Good crowd all night. My request for booth and specific server was not honored as it was not received...not sure how that happened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Come Back!
    donboscoVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I saw an ad for The Palm's 'Summer Lobster Special' and decided to give the restaurant a try. We were not disappointed! The 4 lb. lobster special looked like something from a Flintstones cartoon; it was enormous but was cooked to perfection. The accompanying salads and sides were also expertly prepared. The only thing better than the food was the outstanding service we received throughout the night. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    Riverstoneduo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were very much looking forward to the lobster special. We barely had enough to eat, I never had my water glass refilled, and we got out of there with a bill of $165. It was very loud and we went on a Wednesday thinking it would be less busy. There were four of us dining and none of us were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Same perfect meal we always have
    MikeylikesitVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My reviews of the Palm are getting stale because the food and the service are always impeccable, which is probably the best endorsement I can give. Always reserved when we have a special occasion, and we almost always get lobster and it's always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite "Go To" Restaurant
    StaLoVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love the new ambiance of the restaurant and the food is still as incredible as ever. The service is attentive without hovering. Our favorite appetizer is the tomato caprese (best mozzarella cheese EVER!). I ordered the prime rib and it was cooked perfectly (medium rare). Our sides were the half and half and asparagus. Everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service not up to par!
    CEPHouston
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were seated in a booth as requested but NOT with Bruce, our favorite waiter. We knew exactly what we were going to order: 5# Lobster, 2 Caesar salads, mashed potatoes, No bread. I do not drink but my friend always drinks at least 3 martinis when we come to the Palm. She ordered a mango martini. Order placed and all is well. We had eated half our salads before her martini arrived. We kept looking around for our waited but he was not to be found. I had thought to complain to one of the gentlemen standing around the reception desk but did not want to cause problems for our waiter. We got through our excellent food. We then ordered one chocolate martini to share as desert. This arrived before any hot towels to clean our hands.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The new old
    JHrat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    An established oldie, newly remodeled, experienced staff, great food! If you haven't been here lately you are missing out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.