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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Scenic View (12)
Live Music (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

An unusually quiet night at this very popular restaurant. We were the ONLY table taken in this large old-world restaurant. Of course, in a restaurant of this caliber, with no one else there, the service was impeccable. Food preparation, plating and taste were all perfect. A teeny berry napoleon for dessert, but a lovely banana split or plate of ice cream for same price. A wonderful time for a multi-celebration evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The only issue my Fiancé and I had during our Special Night Out On Valentines Day, was our seating location. We were seated right in the middle of the Red Room, at the location of the opening as you enter the large White Color room.

All night long we had people walking by us on both sides, waiters carrying food to serve people as they walked on both sides of our table and we watched the Table Cleaners (Bus Boy) walk by us on both sides of our table all night long. Basically, we felt as if we were seated in the Archway of the 2 rooms and everyone walked by us. Not an intimate setting we must say for an Important Valentine Day night.

At one point we almost left, but we remember having Dinner at Palm Court several other times and Really Enjoyed our Food, Service, waiters were great and the Restaurant is very Elegant and very well run. So we stayed, enjoyed the night as much as possible and really enjoyed our Food.

Also, we were alittle disappointed that the Music ended at 10:30pm. As by that point in time, we only had been served our Appetizers and Wine since the Kitchen seemed to be backed up with Food Preparation, Food Volume required to be served and management should have been concerned with keeping the Special Nights Ambiance Going and Music should have been playing until pretty much everyone is done eating.

I hope my comments and concerns are taken as truthful words, since your Food and Service was outstanding, but need to understand the Ambiance issue on such an important night. Thank you for your time reading my comment and hope to hear from management at there next earliest convenience.

Benjamin R.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for valentines night dinner. They had a custom menu for the night which was okay. Would have preferred a basic salad option instead of the two presented (my husband ate both salads). Desert plate was cute and they had live music which allowed for some nice slow dancing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It's always a treat to go there, We were married there 33 years ago. It's great to have a beautiful dinner and to dance where we had our first dance!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was VERY slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service is outstanding the food always amazing the espresso ice cream is real Italian coffee

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The menu selections, the presentation of the food, the service and the taste were outstanding. The only negative to the whole evening was a very noisy table that was close by. The acoustics are not good at absorbing sound.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Hostess had a real edge and very poor attitude!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was phenomenal, especially the lobster mac & cheese...wow! Would definitely come back. Aaron was an amazing waiter, service from the entire team was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a lovely afternoon at the Palm Court...a comfortable place to catch up with friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE, I WOULD GLADLY RECOMMEND CARLTUN FOR ANY OCCASION. THANK YOU FOR THE PERFECT BRUNCH EXPERIENCE.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I consistently am impressed with the food and the level of service here. We have been coming here for the past 5 years and love this place. I will forever be a regular at this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food; impeccible service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been celebrating Christmas dinner with old and special friends for many years here and the decorations and food and service is always outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed a very traditional holiday atmosphere!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Ridiculous! Loved it. Get over there NOW

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Petite beef Wellington was slightly over cooked. I requested medium but there was no pink color to be found. The French fries were under cooked

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We always have a very good time & an excellent meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food, and fabulous desserts!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Was a bit cold for this time of year! Have been before but always seems to be a draft.,

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good however either they were short staffed or overwhelmed because I.t took over an hour just to get the first course.
Food was worth waiting for

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Loved the whole experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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

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 11, 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 11, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 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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 (New England)·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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vip
 (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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