Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
New York, NY 10014
Italian, Mediterranean, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 5-11pm / Sunday, 5-10pm
Lunch: Tuesday–Friday, Noon-3pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, Noon-3pm
Between Bleecker Street & West 4th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
As with Palma's restaurant, seasonal and fresh food has become the key to its success. Palma provides on-site or off-site catering. Palma's catering is perfect for any occasion ranging from the glamour of photo shoots and fashion events, to more traditional events like showers and weddings or corporate events and business dinners.
There is metered street parking (free on Sunday) and two nearby garages:
- Stop-Park, 18 Morton Street at 7th Avenue
- Minetta Garage, 122 West 3rd Street, between Macdougal Street & 6th Avenue
West 4th Street: A, B, C, D, E, F & M (subway)
Christopher Street/Sheridan Square: 1 (subway)
Private Party Facilities:
One of New York's hidden dining secrets is open during all seasons. A short meandering trek through Palma's restaurant and her private garden leads to an exquisite dining experience. The 200-year-old Carriage House with exposed wood beams, fresh flowers, a fireplace and hundreds of candles is the perfect location for any private dining experience. And our cooking class parties have become a favorite among our guests.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Capone: (917) 756-4423
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Palma offers cooking classes and wine tastings in the Carriage House. These can be scheduled for a private group, or individuals may register for our open events. For more information, please contact our event coordinator at (917) 756-4423.
Palma Ratings and Reviews
The food was absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is romantic and charming. The service left something to be desired. First, we arrived and there was no hostess to greet us so the bartender told us to wait and she'd be right over. No issue there. However, after about 5mins, some other patrons came in, walked right by us and went to the back to find someone and they got taken care of by the hostess before we did. Then, we had a reservation, were told to wait even though there were like 4-5 tables empty right in front of us. Then she eventually sat us at one of those original empty tables. Our server, although knowledgeable, also left something to be desired. We finished our appetizers before he brought us the bottle of wine we ordered prior to the food. And completely didn't bring over the side dishes we ordered for our meal and didn't realize it until we were done with our entrees. We were also sat in a table where I probably got knocked into like 3-4 times. Maybe we went on an off night. The food on the other hand was great - the lobster spaghetti had so much flavor. The pappardelle with lamb was delicious.
Very nice room and welcoming staff. The gluten-free pasta was terrific and worth a trip for that alone. Fried artichokes need a sauce or something and more trimming. Very, very chewy and not crispy. White wine not chilled enough and the waiter ignored my husband mentioning it to him. I asked for ice. Red wines were offered to try before buying the bottle and settled on a great bottle recommended by the waiter. Veal chop milanese crispy and juicy. Meatballs very good. Fritto misto light and crispy. Cauliflower appetizer tasty. All in all a nice meal with friends. Never felt rushed or ignored.
Delicious food. I enjoyed the duck Bolognese and the nice selection of red wines. We also were glad we ordered the artichoke appetizer. Atmosphere was bustling, restaurant small, but not so loud that dinner conversation was difficult. The service was attentive. We had a great time.
Was recommended by my brother and have been meaning to try it since we bought our West Village Place. We waited by the door for about ten minutes without a greeting. Showed to a table in the garden room which has uncomfortable chairs and tiny tables. Our server was charming but all of the runners and busboys were devoid of any charm whatsoever. Food was average to poor. Very old fashioned, pastas were way to al dente (to the tooth, not crunch the tooth). We had high expectations and left feeling we had paid a lot for a very anonymous evening.
Upon entering the outdoor space, you feel as if you have stepped into Provence or Tuscany.... so quaint and beautifully decorated. The services was excellent, our waiter Chris was attentive and engaging. My friends and I enjoyed the wine and most of the entrees. There was an issue with the steak, which was tough despite it being medium-rare. So I would recommend sticking to the pastas and other dishes that they are more know for (there is a seafood dish with a pizza crust on top that looked amazing!). Because we were unhappy with the steak, dessert was complimentary. Overall, would go back and plan to go back for brunch in the near future.
We had our family Christmas lunch at Palma. The food was great, authentic Italian!, and our waitress (Claudia) was very kind and patient with us.
Everything we ordered was outstanding, especially the scallops and the tagliata di manzo.
Special mention to the tiramisù dessert: wonderful!
I think Palma is great, but it is trying to go beyond what it is, a neighborhood place that has good food and good service in a pleasing atmosphere. It has over priced itself, this makes me sad. You cannot justify the bill you get at the end of the meal...come on guys, bring it down and you would be filled to the rafters. As of now, it is easy to get a reservation, because you have over priced what you are. I am a fan, but really bummed you are now a very pricey place to go. BTW... Second time we have tried the Artichoke appetizer. A few pieces are good, but most of it is inedible, the leaves on an artichoke that are too hard to chew, should not be served. Once again this is what the waiter suggested.
We had eaten at Palma on another occasion and were quite satisfied. The food and service were exceptional. On this visit, the food and service were terrible. The menu in the restaurant was not the same as the menu posted on their website and the service was inattentive and sloppy. The food was not very well prepared and was disappointing.
Long on charm and atmosphere, the food mostly lived up to expectations. Seafood was admirable, though certain details (the antipasto, for example) would have done better with a little less "filler". By and large perfectly good value and with a notable wine made for an enjoyable evening amongst friends. Service for a busy Thursday night was properly attentive but with multiple servers stopping by to continually re-fill one's glass, you can't help but get the feeling they would have liked us to drink faster and order more. All too typical in downtown NYC.
An excellent experience was marred by the hostess insisting we be seated in a noisy cramped front bar area. We finally prevailed and were seated in a lovely quiet rear room.
We arrived on time and there was no acceptable reason to seat us in a front cramped bar area.
Her attempting to push us into an area she obviously wanted to fill left a bad taste in my mouth, fortunately the quality of the meal cleansed my palate.
Palma's atmosphere is delightful; we were there in December and it was a winter wonderland. The food was incredible. We started with frito misto and the prosciutto and mozzerella antipasto to share and both were scrumptious! The fettucine al funghi was incredible and although "gluten free" the pasta itself was perfect!
We had a delightful dinner @ Palma while in NYC!! We come here every time we come to the city. Our waiter Fulcris? Was outstanding!! He decanted our special cellar wines in the sparkling patio area. Sister D loved the gluten-free ravioli with butter sauce. Niece always has gnocchi with red sauce. Sister J had the seafood medley in broth — yum! I had Branzino which was fileted for me with good fresh vegetables.
Was my second time at Palma and just as delicious as first time! Amazing home made pastas including homemade gluten free pastas which is not that easy to find. Having a gluten allergy it is a real gift to find a place that has this. The cauliflower current and pinenut appetizer is a must have. There are choices for pasta lovers, meat and fish lovers and allergy diners. A great choice for your eclectic dining crowd. The atmosphere is West Village romantic- wooden tables and candlelit. There is a garden room in the back which is nice during daytime dining. It is a little on the pricey side but I highly, highly recommend.
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