Palette Bar and Grill

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$31 to $50
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American
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Palette Bar & Grill offers an American inspired menu featuring in-house cut steaks from the rich plains of Nebraska. At Palette Bar & Grill, we’re all about making life colorful and American cuisine a celebration.
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4.5
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4.6
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KG
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing, food was very good. We had the estpadas or something a d it was out of the world delish.

JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was presented well and tasted so great. The orange sauce with the salmon was amazing. The wine sommelier gave us great recommendations and we enjoyed the bottle we got.

The only issue was the bathroom location, it was very out of the way.

OT
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner! Excellent service and atmosphere

k
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual! Perfect for a date or any occasion. Creative cocktail menu matches the theme of this exceptional restaurant.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! Great food and wonderful service.

SW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salad was terrific. Our friends enjoyed the chicken Parmesan, and kitchen easily accommodated a switch in sauces.
Our wait person couldn’t have been nicer and attentive.

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great appetizers, great drinks!

SB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, the value seemed inline with what I was expecting. It was a little noisy, and frenetic. Not in a hip and trendy way. Being a restaurant in a hotel the clientele is very diverse.

B
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Everything we ordered was too salty, as though they were trying to hide poor food quality. The prime rib was also very overcooked for supposing to me medium rare. We skipped on appetizers because they were very pricey for very small portions. Our waitress did not have a good understanding of the menu. She also brought us a dessert menu when we were not even half way through our meal. We were one of only four tables of people with most of the restaurant open on a Friday night at 6:30.

SW
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were helpful and attentive. The manager checked in. The chefs looked happy cooking. The steak salad was excellent.

RM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was delightful! We enjoyed the appetizers, especially the crab cake sliders. If you are a bacon fan be sure to order the bacon appetizer as well! The mushrooms are quite different from the normal, but if you do not like breading, you should pass. We made a dinner of appetizers and cocktails.
Overall a very good experience!

RO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly, fast and attentive. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the beer selection was great. The design of the interior was really cool, overall a unique place for dinner, would definitely go back.

k
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great vibe and creative cocktail list in addition to good beer and wine selections. Anthony and Erica run a great restaurant. Our server Chris was extremely attentive, polite and knowledgeable. A great evening all around!

IB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately the grilled salmon I ordered was raw inside. The spinache too creamy and salty. My daughter has a chicken entree and this was very good. The service was not very good. too slow and unexperienced.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drink was amazing, servers did a great job for being under staffed.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went there for restaurant week. Nice ambiance, very good service. Both my daughter more of a trifle and not a pie. It was very good, but a deceptive description.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My husband’s steak was done perfectly to order. My salmon was too. The Rainbow Salad was sooo good. Their Key Lime pie was better than the one we had at a different restaurant a few nights ago. The pretzel brownie had just enough saltiness to add to the sweetness.

Our server, Kamil, was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

The paint theme was well played in the restaurant through decor, restrooms and drink offers. Attention to details was appreciated (cold fork for dessert that had a scoop of ice cream in it).

All in all it was a wonderful experience. Already recommend it to friends and will go back for sure.

J
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was a wonderful meal, everything was perfect in regards to atmosphere to food and drinks.

LS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very cold! We left our coats on the entire time.

Our waitress was outstanding. She even honored my husbands request to count to 10 in Polish!

C
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a very interesting restaurant. The food is very, very good and beautifully presented!
The dining room itself is laid out like a cafeteria, the tables are all in little rows and not attractive.
With such good food and friendly staff the dining room should be more appealing to match the quality of the food.

s
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had great service and it was fast which is remarkable for nye. The only downside is how loud the dining area is which I think is due to low ceiling. Hopefully they can add something to help with that in the future. Food was great. Candied bacon always a hit. Scallops done perfectly as well as salmon and steak.

OT
Chicago
177 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our server was pleasant and initially efficient. She then disappeared for quite awhile, even failing to bring over our wine which the bartender eventually did. Food is good and worth a visit, but service can be uneven.

M
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant on line and by way of word of mouth. Wasn’t sure it was part of the Hotel - but it was. We were there on a Sunday night so it wasn’t too busy, but we found the experience, the service and the food to be most exceptional! You do end up valeting your car at the hotel main entry, but that is free with your meal at the restaurant. We enjoyed the experience and will be back!

BB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not find fault with Palette Bar and Grill! Fun decor, GREAT service, and always delicious.

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The wedge salad was missing blue cheese crumbles
and hard boiled egg. The server was new & off on her
Service timings.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. We will be back.

HA
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was wonderful. The waitstaff attentive and informative made great suggestions. Can't say enough good things about the food and service. We will be back!

Palette Bar and Grill
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you so much! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Didn’t realize this was a hotel restaurant when reading the description/reviews. So that threw me off a bit, as it’s not my preferred setting. But food was good. I had steak, and it wasn’t the best cut of meat I’ve ever had, but decent. We enjoyed the mushroom appetizer. Service was good.

E
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful meal and great service. A very enjoyable evening. Parking and finding the entrance were a bit challenging. It would help if the website had more specific details on these things especially since it's dark so early this time of year. We will definitely plan to eat there again though!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Best steak I’ve ever had. Stuffed mushrooms and French onion soup also super good. Cute cocktails. Server was very knowledgeable.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Slow start as the staff forgot about us but we mentioned it to a passing by manager and they were quick and attentive the rest of the night.

PH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Palette is a cool new place in Madison. The special drink menu is good and the space is great for a business dinner or a night out. The food was good but nothing so memorable that you have to come back. I think the real problem is the value is not there. For the prices at Palette you can get more and better food at other downtown places. Don’t bother with anything with lobster they are basically large shrimp. Same with the crab cakes, equal toast and tomatoes to a tiny amount of crab. The mussels were good and the broth was excellent. The steaks were good but again not in a top 5 in Madison. Service was very good and professional. Also only valet parking despite a large parking lot is silly to me. Mixed review probably won’t make our regular places to go.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portions and quality aren’t reflected in the cost. The real estate is. Great staff.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, will go back.

JR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. However the food was mediocre and, since the restaurant was filled to capacity, the noise level was high - made the dining experience somewhat painful.

T
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible! Food was very good. Hope they can get the kinks worked out.

F
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The good: The food was very tasty and well-portioned. The atmosphere is stimulating. They offer different vibes in different spaces.

The not so good: The server. She continued to insert herself as if she were the star of our foursome. She was very pushy and seemed to lack the ability to read her customers. Heck, she didn’t even have to read us, we asked her point blank to give us time across several instances and she never seemed to care. Perhaps because her needs were more important than ours? Again, our whole night seemed to be about her and she brought a cloud to our evening.

JG
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was very good.

k
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony & Erica run a great restaurant and dining experience! Isabella was a great server. Kudos to all for a great meal and drinks!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great food, cool decor, and amazing cocktails!