Palma

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Palma's ingredients arrive fresh each day from her organic garden and local markets. The menu highlights homemade pastas, fresh seafood and seasonal produce. Palma is nested on quaint Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, with a hidden garden filled with fresh flowers in all seasons and a 200-year-old Carriage House for private dining in an elegant yet warm setting.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this Thanksgiving Family Style at Palma with our 4 course $85 per person festive menu along with a $40 3 course children's menu. We will be featuring some of our favorite traditional Italian and American Thanksgiving dishes and sharing them with you.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2145 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit to nyc

CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Palma is wonderful! The food, ambiance and service is outstanding! Everything our waiter Patrick recommended was delicious. The Maitre d' Carlos was so accommodating. I realized a couple of hours after we left the restaurant that I left my cell phone there. When I went back it was so busy, but Carlos helped me look for it. One of the waiters found it and had it charging at the bar.

5
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met a friend who lives in NYC and this is her favorite Italian restaurant, in NYC, that’s saying something. It didn’t disappoint! The food, wine and service were outstanding.

KG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, rustic space with attentive service and wonderful food.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always love going to Palma....the food is so wonderful and the environment transporting

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

The food was not good and it took forever for them to bring it. Very very overpriced. The place is very nice and romantic.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, wine and ambience. Real Italian restaurant,we felt like we were back in Italy

LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! So cozy and cute. Drinks came super late. Bread was cold and bad. Pasta was way overpriced and not very good. $65 for a pasta dish and a drink is a bit much.

M
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, the service and the ambiance. Heaven!

BT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clams with mussels were amazing, phenomenal bolognese!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful- from bar scene to the garden. Charming and romantic!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a horrible experience. Food and service were some of the poorest I’ve had in terms of West Village Italians.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Never had worst customer service in my life. Arrived on time for our 630pm reservation, where we were put at a 2 top table in the garden. Enjoyed 3 courses and a bottle of wine, plus extra glasses and were very abruptly asked by the very rude maitre’d to move to the bar - we’d been there too long and he needed to seat another reservation. We still had dessert on the table and half a glass of wine each. We racked up an over $230 tab and he was pushing us out to the bar - where by the way there were no seats nor places to stand. Luckily the manager was able to seat us at 2 top table in the front, which she told us the maitre’d yelled at her for doing. I spoke to her at length about how rude he was and she apologized for him, but he never was reprimanded- seemed he ran the show there. We weren’t asked if we could be given a glass of wine or a comp’d dessert - nothing to make up for the fact we were treated like we somehow were working for them. It was the WORST customer service experience of my life.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The restaurant was beautiful. Everyone was so pleasant and welcoming. The service was great. Food was incredible. The drinks were delicious and perfectly made. Will absolutely come back.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I do love Palma. It’s beautiful and the service is always great. The food is always good, but was a bit disappointed in the quality of the salmon. Not to Palmas standards and at $40+ it should be exceptional. Just an off night, I hope..

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a beautiful setting with a friendly wait staff and good food.
Definitely a place for New York residents and visitors alike

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. We will definitely be going back as soon as possible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing evening

1. The entrees came BEFORE the appetizers
2. The salmon was inedible
3. We specified for the salmon to be cooked medium rare and it came out as tough as a hockey puck
4. We asked how many pieces of zucchini were in the appetizer before ordering it. Our waitress said five. It was served with 3 pieces
5. Terribly noisy - bad acoustics. They should invest in some sound dampening panels
6. Very expensive - meal was over 400$

What's worse than bad food? Bad food that is expensive.

PS this is my first ever opentable review. I’ve never felt as compelled to write one as I did this morning upon reflecting on the awful experience last night at this establishment

LT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a lovely date night spot with great food and a nice wine menu.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

service removed plates while we were still eating.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was very nice high quality dishes. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. This was my second visit and I will definitely be back again—the ambiance, the food, the wine.. everything is excellent. I appreciate the sommelier being available to help with wine choices.

T
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Palma's ambience and food are exceptional--this was one of many visits and the consistency of the extraordinarily high quality food and service is astounding. My son had his wedding dinner 5 years ago in the lovely back room and we returned to celebrate his and his wife's 5th anniversary. The Gluten Free pasta is exceptional--as someone who does not eat GF, I could not tell the difference between the GF pasta and regular pasta. And the beauty and serenity of the place it exceptional. It feels as though you are transported to Italy...

AB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As close to Italy as you can get in NYC. Very authentic, warm atmosphere, beautiful flowers, and amazing food. Also the wine that was suggested was superb.

HE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The food at Palma is amazing. This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The meatballs and cauliflower were amazing as always. The waitress talked me into the gluten-free cacio de pepe (I've never had gluten-free pasta that I thought didn't taste like cardboard) and I was super impressed. You really wouldn't know it was gluten-free. The lamb chops were also out of this world!

CD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Palma has always been fantastic. If you can get a seat in the garden, you definitely should. The food is consistently great and the atmosphere is wonderful. I especially recommend the gluten free mushroom pasta (and I am not GF). It is amazingly good.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

They had no fish except salmon No mussels clams or fish of the day
Not impressed with the explanation for a Tuesday in Manhattan.

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We haven’t been in the restaurant for a long time.
The food is delicious well prepared, good portions,
Ambiance is perfect if you sit in the garden, inside is nice but tables are very small and feels crowded. I asked for the garden and we got a very good table.

We had the meat balls as appetizer and my husband and I had the papardelle with a veal ragú it was excellent!! My daughter had the ravioli and it was delicious.
Dessert were very good.
We arrived early for our reservation and we had a drink at the bar and the service was excellent, I asked for something special and the bartender, a woman, told me she didn’t have it, but offered me two or three different drinks and offered to pick the one I like it. I thought that was a nice gesture.
The service during the dinner was good but I felt a little rushed.
But we will definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for an impromptu datenight

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Palma for brunch. The blueberry Dutch pancake is delightful, and the tomato eggs are my favorite! The service was a bit slow, and when we first arrived it was a bit empty but it was more alive by mid brunch.

Also, the blood & salt cocktail was a reason enough to return!

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time, great food, and excellent service at Palma! One of my absolute favorite restaurants in NYC

AB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Tired and overpriced. Dirty tablecloths, tattered menus, chipped dishes. Inadequate air-conditioning. The food is fine, but nothing special. Pricing suggests a high-end experience, but it’s not even close.

BN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Palma is on Cornelia Street, a really picturesque corner of Greenwich Village where Taylor Swift used to live. We sat in a really beautiful open-air courtyard surrounded by ivy, flowers and candles. They have a retractable glass roof in case the weather changes. The food and wine service were faultless. My husband and I shared the fried zucchini blossoms as an appetizer. For entrees I had the papardelle with lamb, olives, and rosemary, while my husband had the ravioli cacio e pepe. The pasta is handmade and while the meals could've been heavy, they weren't. Portion sizes were reasonable. The sommelier recommended excellent wines to complement our entrees. We had coffee and good grappa after dinner.

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Ambiance is absolutely amazing

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous birthday dinner here with a group of friends. Service was great and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend!

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular!!! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left everything was as incredible as it could be. I could go into detail but it would make this review a novel.
Service: 5 stars!
Ambiance: 5 stars!
Food: 5 stars!
Cleanliness: 5stars!
Overall: 5 stars!
We highly recommend and will be returning again and again. Thank you, Palma, for a beautiful experience.

LI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing place! Food was unbelievable. Attentive service. Unique experience. Great place for date night! Can’t wait to go back soon

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks are always delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambience

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful ambiance indoor and specially outdoors. Went here for my birthday dinner . Great wine and cocktails. Good variety of pasta dishes and traditional Italian apps. LOVED IT!