Fine Palate

3.9
283 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Our philosophy is simple; pure hospitality. Our goal is to WOW you with our food, staff and atmosphere and make every guest happy.
We believe the finest foods should be approachable as well as exceptional.
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Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 283 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Service it was very slow and food horrible.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back

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MW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre theater dinner. Close to the venue, excellent service and great food. Lived being downstairs for dinner. Very cozy and intimate.

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

This is an interesting small venue. We went for Tapas before a show and the food was very good. Menu was eclectic but with a variety of small plates perfect for pre-theater dining. Close to theaters and parking.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and ambiance. Exceptional casual dining experience

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with my wife. Perfect spot for a date or if you want to casually drink at the bar. Food was exceptional, service was very accommodating. The chef was amazing had a great conversation with him and he spoke a lot about his background and how he worked all around the globe with world class chefs

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour drinks followed by an awesome ribeye! I'll be back!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Fine Palate is absolutely amazing! If you're a foodie, I highly suggest trying this place out. Vince is a wizard!
The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere where you can dine and enjoy your time with friends and family.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

cant say enough...food, service, atmosphere ..... awesome!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Palate is a gem. The menu has something for everyone, but I’d recommend asking for the chef to just make a few courses.

The setting is comfortable and perfect for a relaxed dinner. They keep things simple. There’s no wait staff hovering over you every minute of the meal. Drinks, like the food, can be ordered from the menu or you can just let them get creative.

Will definitely be back.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always!

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1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. Food was great service was friendly and the atmosphere is sexy. A definite must.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks i've had and very attentive staff! You'll enjoy it too!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner last night and was impressed. The atmosphere was perfect for my date. The staff did an awesome job making sure I was happy with my drinks and food when they arrived. My steak was cooked perfectly and was one of the best steaks I’ve had in the city. We arrived a little late but the happy hour deals also looked good

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1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is wow, this place was stellar everything from the staff to the food and service, hidden gem for sure, definitely plan on this place being in my normal rotation 👌

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1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a date here, and I couldn’t be more satisfied. The ambiance is both cool but relaxed with an excellent location. Although they didn’t have as far as a tequila selection goes, that simply didn’t matter. The menu was diverse and expertly executed. I will definitely be back. Thanks for making look so good!

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KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW. This place is amazing. The menu is excellent, there is a something for everyone. Great food (fried oysters and agnolotti pasta are out of this world!) and drinks, extremely attentive service and overall relaxed and pleasant ambiance.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Chef Vince produces exceptional food and the service was top notch. Well done!

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Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Neal was amazing!!! The foo is delicious and the service is great. I definitely will be coming back to dine here. They take classic dishes and put a spin on it, love !

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem! Combination of sophisticated food and a fun and warm atmosphere. Always a great meal and a lovely time. Vince and Courtney make you feel as though you are dining in their home. A must!!

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite spot to catch up with friends and enjoy delicious food. Tried the salt & pepper squid (try it!) And favorites always include the cocktail hour oysters!
Thanks for another great dinner & drinks with friends
(One friend is vegan - had some nice options for her too)

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1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars all the way! Outstanding food and Amazing staff! Cant wait to go back. Great experience

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here all the time and it’s always amazing! Service is great, the restaurant is very clean, it’s a comfortable spot with a good environment, and the food is beyond delicious! One of my fav restaurants!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for brunch before a show. The food was fantastic, and the service was good. There were only two tables occupied (including ours) so the service was a bit slow. However, overall, we had a nice time.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I ordered the steak and I asked it to be cooked medium well and the outside was charcoal burned and the meat was extremely dry. For many decades I have always had my steaks cooked this way and this is definitely one of the first times that my steak came out this poor. Please see the attached picture.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

they wanted to bring our appetizer after our entree.

the gnocci tasted like it came from and can and was way too salty

didn't bring a plate for the oyster shells

didn't bring butter or olive oilfor the bread the pathetic bread

who wants to watch The Bad Seed in a restaurant???????

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, intimate experience. Great bartending and service. If you leave without trying the dumplings drizzled in Sichuan chili oil, you are doing yourself a great disservice. The mixed grill is terrific. The burrata, made in house, is wonderful. We will return!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There are interesting selections at this restaurant such as sautéed pea leaves. Vegetarians can get a meal here and there are small plates, appetizers and regular sized entrees that provide a broad selection of the amount of food you want to eat. My wife had the kabouci squash soup and artichoke fritters. I had sautéed shrimps with the sautéed pea leaves. Another person has roasted cauliflower and the soup, but the cauliflower was not the traditional cauliflower but small florets with stems. The last person had linguini with clams. All very beautifully prepared.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was cold and not so good. Service was slow as just one server.

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KF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess/waitress is amazing. Always great food and pleasant ambiance. I would just change the video on the giant projector to something more fitting.

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Philadelphia
136 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit to Fine Palate. It was a very mixed bag. The location was great - close to theaters. The staff was friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately the actual service and food left a lot to be desired. We ordered the dumplings, the salmon, and the mixed grill. The dumpling were just plain weird. They had a very viscous constancy which was unpleasant for me, although my husband thought they were fine. The salmon was perfectly cooked and very tasty. We were told that the mixed grill consisted of flank steak, buffalo, and a pork chop for $40. We got a very delicious pork chop, two thin, overcooked slices of short rib, and a wine marinated piece of chicken that was rather dry and not very tasty. There was also an issue with the check, which had to be presented three times before it was correct. With so many dining choices in Philly it is hard to recommend this place, but the few flashes of brilliance are enough for me to say that I would give it another try!

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RP
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Very small portions and pricey. Messed up order so our friend dined well after we were finished. Food was very good but again not enough.
Overcharged us on bottle of wine but quickly adjusted bill with apology.
Waitress very pleasant but disappeared for stretches of time. No bread served until after dinner.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was horrible. I would not recommend it to anyone. Will not be back.

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SD
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for brunch, especially if you like to share lots of different smaller entrees. $5 mimosas on Sundays..

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We went post-theater during Restaurant Week for the $35 special. We arrived at about 5:45pm (party of 8). We were seated promptly. From a service standpoint, things went downhill from there. Our drink order was taken but it took quite awhile for them to be delivered. The Corona was warm. It was replaced but the second bottle was not much colder. We asked a couple of questions about items on the menu and were given several incorrect answers. The soup offering was changed twice. Nevertheless, we ordered our three courses. The salads were quite good and the potato soup was tasty. There was no bread offered. The pasta course was homemade gnocchi in a tomato sauce and it was exquisite. Still no bread. I asked for a glass of wine to be delivered when the entree came. Everyone in our party ordered short ribs bourguignon. It was a nice portion served over wide noodles. However, if red wine ever touched the short ribs, I'd be shocked. There was no sauce. Nevertheless, the short ribs were extremely tender and had good flavor. My glass of red wine, even after asking four times, didn't show up until I was nearly done with my entree. When the entrees got served, three slim pieces of toasted bread were delivered - not quite enough for 8 people. While the staff was very nice, the service delivery left quite a bit to be desired. Dessert was a nice slice of cheesecake that all enjoyed. Overall, go for the food, which was excellent, but be prepared for spotty service.

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1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The wait staff was very inattentive. They forgot to put in our orders for drinks multiple times. We had to wait 30 minutes for our starters which were soup and food. The food is so good, it’s a shame dining experience wasn’t up to par

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ZG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, good service. Pricey but the food was gourmet however the soup came out a little cold. Smaller servings.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for restaurant week and had a great time! Food was delicious and our waitress was very nice and personable. The restaurant was very clean and had a great atmosphere.

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SA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot, especially pre and post theater. Eclectic and delicious menu and very friendly staff. Unique and cozy seating.

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MF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I reserved a table here, mostly because of the 1000 pt offering and its close location to the Merriam Theatre. I will definitely return here, regardless of the point offerings. The food was wonderfully prepared, with a touch of class in its presentation. We started with fresh made burrata cheese and tomatoes - simply prepared and delicious. Then I had an imported Japanese pork chop that was incredible. And My wife enjoyed a chicken Parmesan with homemade pasta. The mix of food styles is interesting, but the taste of each was on the mark. We will surely be back!

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