Palma

3.7
3 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
An intimate, inspiring space lined with windows and original art, with thoughtfully designed spaces for coffee or canoodling. Settle into one of the carved-out niches, or around the monolithic bar with a mural by local artist Ben Medansky, to enjoy a meal or snack accompanied by small-batch spirit or expertly crafted cocktail.
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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It is a beautiful lounge and the staff is nice. Our mistake was to think of it as a restaurant. The servers didn’t seem to have it together as far as serving a meal. It’s fine to go for drinks and appetizers but not for dinner.

EB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The tables are to small , to few . The seating is not great . Fine for drinks not for food .

RV
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Palma is in the new lobby of the hip Proper Hotel in downtown Santa Monica. The decor is phenomenal, a cross between Ralph Lauren and "Out of Africa." There are plenty of comfy couches, leather recliners, and cozy nook alcoves for everyone. The menu is limited to a handful of items. We ordered the endive salad as a starter (it's usually en entree with chicken) and we asked to hold the chicken. When the bill came we found out it was the same price with or without the chicken...$22. Ouch. The hamburger was delicious and I would highly recommend it. The salmon entree was nice, but the curry rice accompanying it was somewhat bland. I think it will take them a while to work out the kinks, but Palma has good bones and I'm hopeful.