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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.
East Meadow, NY 11554
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
Merrick Ave. & Stewart Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(516) 542-0700 ext. 1
Seasonal Music & Entertainment
Formal Ballroom seats up to 300 with dance floor.
Outdoor formal gardens
Private event rooms
Weddings, Engagement Parties, Baby & Bridal Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Christenings, Birthday Parties, Sweet 16's, Fundraisers, Corporate Events.
Closest LIRR station is Westbury
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
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
Palm Court at the Carltun Ratings and Reviews
Our requested round table was right on top of musicians so we took a rectangle table at the other side of the restaurant. There was a party going on in the adjacent room. The door between both rooms kept getting opened and would remain opened, making the dinning room extremely loud (on top of the music playing in the room). Twice we got up from our table to close the door. Another table closed the door as well. Other patrons asked the waiters to close the door too. Hostesses should have been more on top of that so it wasn’t up to the customers to do so. Waiter was not very attentive. Missing one of our appetizers. Prime rib special looked as if it was microwaved and the baked potatoes were cold. The decor and holiday decorations are beautiful. But for the amount of money you spend at The Carlton we would expect much better food and service. Very disappointed in our evening.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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
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.
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
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