My husband asked for white toast and they came out with 3 pieces of a burnt baguette. I ordered a mimosa and black stuff was all in my glass sizzling away. Our waitress rarely checked on us. This was probably the worst service we have had at this establishment.
This is a wonderfully comfortable place with “foodie” quality fare. Great service, too. It’s also perfect for conversation since you can actually hear the people around the table. Love it.
Delicious dinner! The server was especially attentive and made excellent suggestions!!
Brussels sprouts were way too oily and lemony. Killed the taste.
One of my very favorite restaurants! Excellent! Love to have lunch or dinner with friends here, everyone always enjoys the food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend.
Short Review: Food and service were lazy, unimaginative, and over priced.
Long Review: My girlfriend and I visited from out of town and took a chance on Palace Cafe for a NYE celebration dinner based on positive reviews from local food magazines. The dishes, lobster piled salad, steak tenderloin, gnocchi, all sounded potentially interesting but were executed in a mediocre manner. Imagine cutting into a luke warm beef tenderloin (which tasted like fish?) only to find it lying on a hidden bed of raw, unflavored arugula that had wilted unnecessarily from having a piece of meat thrown on it. A cloyingly sweet demi-glaze drizzled around the plate the only flavor to be found. The same demi-glaze that had been used on all previous dishes.
We had also initially chosen Palace Cafe because their usually dinner service provided some ample vegetarian options that my vegan girlfriend thought were interesting. There were no special vegetarian NYE menu (completely understandable), but they did offer all of their usual vegetarian dinner menu. The few modifications needed to make certain dishes vegan (aka, "leave off the cheese") where graciously handled on a busy NYE eve. However, something pitched as a "kale salad" was the same sad arugula that arrived on my dishes and every dish had zested lemon. Why?
Our booth was in the bar area on the way to and from the kitchen - an area traditionally (and understandably) managed by one over-worked bartender. We were actually excited to have a quite, romantic booth away from the main dining room. However, waiters rushed by without clearing plates and congregated at the nearby bar to constantly complain about the management or other diners. At one point, a waitress counseled the bartender, "pour anything in there, they won't know the difference."
Save your money for some place better.
Palace was incredible. I kept asking my husband why it was only our first time eating there. I cannot wait to come back. The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know!
Great food with a casual, elegant atmosphere for the entire family.
Everything was great except for the breakfast sausage which was rather flavorless.
Always fantastic food and service. Never pass up the chicken roulade!