Palette at Phoenix Art Museum

4.5
238 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Palette is an exciting casual American restaurant offering a seasonally focused menu featuring organic vegetables, handcrafted cheeses, local meats, olives and Arizona boutique beers and wines.

The menu showcases local farmers and producers, providing guests an artfully delicious experience!
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamF
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great place for Mothers Day Brunch on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I saw my family in over a year of Covid isolation. It was certainly a special occasion.

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loren
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dining experience! will definitely visit again

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Jeanie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of seven had lunch on the patio a few days ago. The food was lovely and very tasty. The service was excellent. The ambience was very pleasant. We would happily return for another lunch.

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Barb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was the high spot..Incredibly flexible and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my wife to the Phoenix Museum of Art on Sunday We started the occasion at the Palette. The service was really good. We sat on the outdoor patio. We were met immediately by the server. She was quick with the initial experience. The ambiance was very nice, but sound carries very well within the patio confines. The food came out in a reasonable amount of time and was delicious. Everything was really above the normal dining experience.

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KateT
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent - best salmon I have ever had. Drinks were great - they made some pretty odd concoctions for us and they were wonderful. Service was attentive without being nosy. Seating (indoors - we didn't want the lovely patio this time) was social distanced and it was pleasant and quiet.

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vipCindyR
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio and gardens!

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Humanfoodie
San Joaquin
72 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fig salad and that Arizona wines are on the menu!

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SherryG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside, very lovely garden. Good and service were excellent.

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donaldB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had no choice in seating outside as there was an event. The Palette should have a way of indicating seating is limited on such occasions . My reservation was made on line.

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Porkchop75
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went there for Easter Brunch. The menu was limited - very different from the Easter brunch menu online. Service was slow and we had to kept reminding the remainder what sides were missing. The waiter was nice enough to comp us on a few drinks and the sides that were late.

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Anonymous
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. But......even with a confirmed reservation for a specific time, it took an additional hour to be seated with no apology. Since we arrived 15 minutes early, that meant we sat for 75 minutes on a hard bench waiting to be seated as everyone else there was seated before us. We were the very last to be seated. I know restaurants have had it hard during COVID, so I don't want to be harsh. But it was very frustrating as we want to support local eateries. It looked like you were under-staffed because the poor hostess could not keep up.

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vipOlgaT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to be at the Palette. The staff is friendly and attentive. I am able to eat well there even with my dietary restrictions. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is peaceful.

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JulieandPaul
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect place for lunch before a matinee at Phoenix Theatre. Nice, original selection of lunch and brunch items. All of us enjoyed our meals. The seating and view outside looked very nice but a little warm. We decided to eat inside where the ambience is much more bland, like a hotel restaurant. However, I highly recommend Palette for the food and location near the theatre.

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StephanieR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

what a wonderful meal! Great food, attentive service on a beautiful day.

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NancyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nicely presented and of good quantity. The server was not overbearing but did make a good suggestion on my lunch choice. He was also knowledgeable as to what was in specific foods.

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Marlene
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I had made a reservation for a table outside. The host said the tables in the shade were reserved for others so we could not have a table in the shade. Not treated well.

We sat inside. Other tables received water and had their orders taken before ours. Delay. It took forever to get the food after we ordered. Delay. When we finished, we waited a very long time to get someone to take the credit card. Delay. I finally stood up to leave and someone then came over. Delay. Not enough help.

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vipHeidi
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, but a little overpriced. $150 for 5 people for lunch with one cocktail, 4 sandwiches and one bowl of soup.

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vipLeslieL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was so peaceful and beautiful. The food was fabulous!

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SueR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed that I was able to make a reservation for a day that your restaurant wasn’t even open! I drove from Mesa to take a friend out for a nice lunch only to get there and find you were closed.

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BellaDonna
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Food is delicious, the outdoor patio is peaceful and beautiful, the staff is friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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Simon
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (Dylan), lovely setting and perfect social distancing. The cannoli was the best ever!

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BKdjc
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Eat on patio wonderful surroundings.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waiter forgot about us. Waited 40 minutes for our brunch. When served it was not cold but it wasn’t hot. Had to go inside to pay.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a delightful outdoor dining setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, well spaced tables

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TracyinAZ
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette has always been one of my favorites! The portobello melt is sooooo good! The service is always amazing! Great Covid procedures in place - masks and gloves. Plan a great day of visiting the art museum and lunch at Palette! Highly recommend!!

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GinaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cordial staff who practiced safe Covid precautions! Great time!

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KimH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coming to Pallet is always a highlight of visiting the Phoenix Art Museum.

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vipCATHERINEN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place to dine. We sat outside on a sunny warm winter day and it was perfect. Staff was very accommodating for me to order my drink a certain way ;-) and the food was very tasty. Great staff and lovely place. And then off to the museum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent covid safety measures

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LauraA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food did not seem as good as it has been in the past, but it was good. It was served in a safe way in sturdy plastic containers with wrapped utensils and napkins, and the outdoor dining was lovely.

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CynthiaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palette has a perfect lunch menu and the wait staff are always wonderful.

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KimH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Always a highlight of coming to the museum. The menu is limited now due to covid.

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Almart
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to return to the Museum and Palette. With the accommodations they've made and the outdoor seating, we had a great, safe, delicious time!

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vipLacrosseboy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice, selected choices of Arizona wines and beers. A good selection of different foods and very good grilled cheese with plenty of cheese. The fries were average. We sat outside, under cover while it was raining. Limited seats under cover but if you don't mind a little nip in the area, it's very pleasant. Less noise too.

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vipCiaobabie
Phoenix
109 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at the Palette is a very pleasant experience. It is a small restaurant, clean and simply decorated. The menu is also simple, but full of fresh, locally-grown, healthy choices. You can have an entree or, as I did, mix and match smaller treats. I enjoyed the deviled eggs and a bowl of the butternut squash soup. It is a perfect complement for a wonderful day exploring the Phoenix Art Museum.

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JonathanU
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a location. We had beers and hand chopped guacamole on the patio. The manicured lawn coupled with a great mix of ancestral trees was stunning. It was also a really good value...everything was reasonably priced...

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ChrisO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food. VERY slow service. Went on Valentines Day and it wasn’t busy enough to justify to long wait for food and drinks.

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Palette at Phoenix Art Museum is rated 4.5 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.