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About Palm Court at the Carltun

The Palm Court is the main restaurant at The Carltun and it has been acclaimed by Zagat's Restaurant Guide to be the most beautiful and romantic restaurant on Long Island.
Coupled with the Wine Spectator magazine's recognition of its wine list as one of the "...most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world," our diners have the best atmosphere conceivable for an extraordinary dining experience.

Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, NY 11554
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Merrick Ave. & Stewart Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 542-0700 ext. 1

Website:
http://www.thecarltun.com/restaurant_the_palm_court.html

Entertainment:
Seasonal Music & Entertainment

Catering:
Formal Ballroom seats up to 300 with dance floor.
Outdoor formal gardens
Private event rooms
Ceremony space
Weddings, Engagement Parties, Baby & Bridal Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Christenings, Birthday Parties, Sweet 16's, Fundraisers, Corporate Events.

Public Transit:
Closest LIRR station is Westbury

Executive Chef:
Rodrigo Bernal

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it’s a Shower, Bar/bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Christening, Rehearsal Dinner, momentous special Birthday, a milestone Anniversary or anything requiring a special celebration, The Carltun and our staff are here to take care of you, guide you and arrange an affair you’ll remember

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 789-2841

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesday - Friday Wine Tasting Special Menu
Tuesday - Saturday Price-Fix Menu
Saturday Night Surf & Turf Menu
Sunday Brunch

Palm Court at the Carltun Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (15)
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Good for a Date (15)
Scenic View (11)
Live Music (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The Palm Court at the Carltun is my "go to" restaurant when I'm entertaining friends. The decor is exceptionally lovely, the menu is wonderfully curated, the service is superb, and the food ~ outstanding! Many thanks to all who make my evenings there so delightful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Been there many times. It's always above average, never a bad meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

service and food outstanding and location in the park can't be beat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place, food and ambience but the noise level was too high.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and decor. Never disappointed . The live dinner music adds an extra special touch. Just a wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My sole constructive comment: due to the manner of the restaurant's acoustical architecture, the noise levels seen to be most always rather high. Having a pianist accompanied by a crooner increases the level of noise by an order of magnitude. The noise levels tend to discouragingly detract from the dining experience and make meaningful conversation at the tables a challenge.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Celebrated my 26th year anniversary with my wiFe. Had a great dinner and there was a Latin band. "Salsa Cats" awsome dancing , great time. Sexy bartender. Wait staff was helpful. Food over priced but good tasting.. $8.00 Heineken a bit too much I think..

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We came here for our first anniversary, as we wanted to return to the place where we got married. Food was delicious as always, and chef Rodriguo always has something new up his sleeve. I would highly recommend it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. The restaurant was not busy and it took 25 minutes for the waiter to greet us. The food was okay but entire night ruined as any time we needed our waiter it took way too long as all of them were constantly huddled by the bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was not our first time here. Years ago we went on a special occasion and it was very good. This time we were very disappointed. The food was just adequate. Service was ok. Overall it was overpriced and not the special occasion place it used to be

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I pulled up to what's referred to as one of Long Island premiere dining facilities, the Palm Court. I had been looking forward to dining at this restaurant since I read about it in my research. The parking attendant pointed me across the lot, but did not park my car. I parked and got enthralled by the magical look of the place. When I entered the restaurant, one woman sat behind the desk and the other stood up. I gave my name and reservation time; the woman who sat behind the desk gave me an unwelcomed stare, while the more polite young maitre D pointed me to the dining room. I ignored the two uncongracious treatments and enveloped myself in the warm ambiance, live music and courtyard view. My server, Jose over-compensated for the marginal treatment earlier with his warm smile, and attentiveness, I had soon forgotten the ungracious attitude I experienced previously. I listened to Jose as he expertly disclosed the specials of the day. Most items received a pass because I'm a pescatarian. Needless to say, the black Sea bass with mashed potato, scallops, and asparagus was delicious. If you like spicy foods, this is a perfect score. Appetizer was good, crab meat with avocado, cucumber and tomato. It's cold so, if a warm appetizer is your goal try the crab cake or soup. Creme brulee was good, maybe I will have chocolate instead if I go back a second time. I left feeling great after a long day working at home.
Thanks to Jose, and the other servers, the guitarist, and the calming atmosphere, I left feeling quite content despite dining by myself. Overall, it was a satisfactory experience!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Definitely underwhelmed. Hadn't been here in a few years and found it to be much less special than remembered. Waiter was just okay, not what you'd expect from a place that markets itself as elegant. Table we sat at was a small round folding table with legs making it uncomfortable to stretch our own legs.
In all, a little disappointed. Showing signs of age and slippage.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

We had 5:15 reservations and requested vegetarian options. When we arrived, we were the only patrons in the restaurant. That remained the case for well over a half hour. Nevertheless, no one came to our table to take a drink order for a half hour. The hostess in the meantime came to our table to tell us that servers did not start til 5pm. (So??). In any event, after we had received menus and identified the vegetarian options, the hostess returned with a photocopy of the menu with the vegetarian options highlighted, assuring us that she was well aware that we are vegetarian. Moments later, he served arrived and proceeded to share the specials, all of which were meat-centered, including a "Hunter's Special" which I interrupted him to ask him to stop. He did so, with no apology or acknowledgement of the situation. Bizarre. The meal was pricy and okay.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was excellent and Aaron was our server again and he is Fantastic! This is our "go-to" special place and it never disappoints! We have been coming here for years and we love it! They always make our special occasions more special and our everyday extraordinary !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

College send off!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Enjoyable evening at the Carlton with my husband for Dinner. We have dined here for Dinner, brunch & I have attended events in the Wine Cellar. Saturday night features live music by Johnny Avino & is an added plus to the Dinner. We enjoyed the 3 course Price Fixed Dinner with a nice bottle of Cabernet. Service, Food Preparation & Entrees were Delicious.
Would highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very picturesque. Our server was MR JOSE who was absolutely outstanding along with the rest of the staff. It's wonderful for special occasions. We lucked out on this recent visit since performer GORDON DUKES sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our dearest family friend from out-of-town. Made to order so ask what you want, and they'll make it happen. It's not a place for a quick meal. Enjoy.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Outstanding Sunday brunch! Atmosphere, service, quality, portions, choices and value were all outstanding!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Everything about brunch at the Palm Court restaurant is fantastic. The room is beautiful, the service is great and the food, well, the food is just superb. Chef Rodrigo is a master at his craft, and that doesn't stop at his food!

I recommend the Palm Court for brunch especially to anyone who would ask.

Thank you!!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service, food, and service were second to none. Love this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was sub par for the price. The steak was low quality and not cooked well. Service was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Sub par. Have been dining here for many, many years. This I think was the last time. Out prior visit left everyone wondering if it was just an off day. Saturday's experience was again disappointing. 30 minutes for drinks and almost 40 minutes for appetizers. Repeated requests for a set of silverware went unmet.
Food was very good but service was lacking at best.
Very disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We have been here many times before. Last night I had my family for dinner come to enjoy the special occasion of a birthday. The food was good as always but I found the service in general poor. Always looking around for our waiter. Hard to find at times. Not pouring the wine on table . I am surprised that the service which is always good was noticeably poor. Otherwise the meal was great. I wish the experience could have been better though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I will never ever go on a Thursday night terrible service in the Palm Court I assume because they over extended themselves with their $10 admission with 1 free drink Disco Night......too many people on Geritol..give me a break never again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great restaurant, beautiful decor & view. Extremely romantic. Fantastic food! Would highly recommend for special occasions. Would like to have access to the Wine Cellar more often.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My family and I came here before four our daughters birthday last year and loved it. The atmosphere and service is absolutely wonderful. The chef came out to greet us and ask if we wanted him to make us anything special. This weekend we enjoyed a Father's Day dinner and had a even better time. The live band and attention received is amazing .

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went for Kalis birthday wow. This was a great venue for a birthday .
It was surf and turf night ! We enjoyed the food the atmosphere and the waiter was terrific Diego. The cake was personal the singer was a frank Sinatra type sang happy birthday...
What a hoot! Love love love it

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Very disappointed with the declining quality of the food and experience at Palm Court. Not enough of the excellent wait staff to handle customers.. cold bread, melted butter, fatty steak... all in, after considering Palm Court at Carltun as our "go to" place for special occasions for the past 20 plus years ( this was our anniversary), we won't be returning again... I did feel sorry for the servers who did their very best with what management apparently has created for them..
I very rarely leave a bad review... would rather say nothing sometimes, but honestly, this is not an inexpensive place to eat... We brought the steak home for our dog and there was about a 2 inch strip of pure fat in the middle.. It ended up in the garbage.. Sadly, I cannot recommend this restaurant anymore.. I had often suggested it to friends in the past.... There is work to be done here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This restaurant is very romantic and beautiful Friday's they have great music
Rodrigio the chef prepares amazing food
The staff is courteous and professional
Wine tasting an outstanding value
Eric the sommelier extremely knowledgeable
All around a great dining experiene

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Fun place to celebrate our son's graduation from college - good food in a lovely setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Ahhh The Carltun!!! I had the pleasure of celebrating a big birthday at the Carltun for Brunch on Sunday. It was fantastic - from the food to the service. Our server Aaron was fantastic and so attentive. It was great and something I will remember for a very long time. Brunch is a four-course meal for $45 including a bloody mary or mimosa - can't beat the price with the quality of food and service. I highly recommend brunch at the Carltun!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I have dined here too many times to remember. 5 years ago it was great, but over the years has steadily gone down hill. Saturday evening was the "cherry on the cake". Decided to dine here to celebrate my sons college graduation. From the moment we sat down until the moment we left it was horrible! They completely forgot about us we waited over two hours for our entrees. The wait staff not once asked us if we need a drink, refill our water glasses, no one returned to the table for 2 hours. Eventually we hailed over a passing waiter ( ours was MIA) he returned with our waiter and he apologized for "forgetting about us". Today I will be personally calling and requesting a refund and going to my bank to stop the cc payment. They should have insisted that we not pay. The food when it came it was cold. Horrible, horrible meal! Very unhappy we will NEVER EVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT. Terrible experience especially for a celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Received a gift certificate to this place from a couple who regularly attend. On this night, our first time there, the service from the kitchen was horrible. Not only did a neighboring table send their lamb chop back for being undercooked.. we had same issue with one of our steaks.
We ordered a rib eye . For starters I have had many rib eye steaks in my day. This steak came out very undercooked and looked more like a stop and shop T bone. The steak was sent back and was still undercooked when it came back. By this time my date was waiting for me to eat and their food got cold. While the waiter took the meals off of the bill we were disgusted by the fact that the manager didn't even come over to apologize as he had done to the neighboring table. I suspect it was because my table was two women rather than the husband and wife on the latter.
I am highly disappointed and a little annoyed that the apology included the reason that they are "so busy". This is a high end realtor hat shouldn't have this problem. Not only was the cooking of the food an issue, so was the level/grade of my steak.
Skeptical to go Back.

Patty

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Food was superb service was very good .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Good, not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was great, dining room is very nice. Always will be one of my favorite restaurants on long island.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

This setting offered a degree of elegance at affordable prices. Beautiful sunny day to enjoy the golf course view!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing as always!
Great service, food, and decor !

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Beautifully decorated. Service was excellent. My steak came out over-done but it was replaced very quickly. Definitely a special occasion place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Simply Fantastic. Music by Johnny Avino was extra special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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