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About The Palm Chicago

Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service & an atmosphere like nowhere else. Palm Restaurant in Chicago has taken the windy city by storm with their exceptional service & mouthwatering dishes. Located in the luxurious Swisshotel, Palm has long been a favorite to Chicagoans. Regulars include members of the Chicago Bulls & Bears as well as Chicago's political notables. Ask Palm Restaurant about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and Palm Restaurant experience.

323 East Wacker Drive
At the Swissotel
Chicago, IL 60601
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Served Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner Served Sunday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
One Block East of Columbus

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 616-1000

Website:
http://www.thepalm.com/Chicago

Entertainment:
Patio available for Groups

Catering:
You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.

Parking Details:
Very Limited Street Parking Available

Executive Chef:
Ruben Izaguirre

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Family at The Palm! Join us on Thanksgiving Day to savor the lasting tradition of great food, family and friends. Traditional Turkey Dinner plus our a la carte dinner menu will be available all day. Sit back, relax and leave the preparations to us!

Private Dining

Palm Restaurant is the perfect to host your upcoming private event. Impress your guests with huge prime steaks, fresh seafood & jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters! There are no additional costs for hosting your event with us. You will not be held to any food & beverage minimums or room rental fees.

The Palm Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Casual (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Romantic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Waterfront (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Again, left very satisfied with my meal and service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic experience.
Will return when in Chicago again.
Real old fashion professional Servers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent wedge salad. Carrot cake was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The garden salad was overly dressed and too strong from the overuse of vinegar. The bread basket was not delivered until I asked but it took into the middle of the meal to flag someone down to ask for it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Magnificent as always . Our favorite !!!!!
Excellent food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have always enjoyed The Palm in Dallas but that one has closed.
We were not dissapointed in Chicago. Great service and food was excellent.
They added a new bread to their bread basket, wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food, excellent service,Tomas our waiter is terrific

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the best steak joints in Chicago. Always reliable. My Wagyu prime rib was perfectly cooked and complimented by the delicious bearnaise sauce, great fries and creamed spinach all of which I recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The palm did a fantastic job for my wife’s birthday. Will see you soon again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The server was very good. The food was disappointing. Filet was over cooked and not charred. It was a light gray on outside. Brussels sprouts were undercooked and crunchy. The Palm salad was under dressed and was almost all palm hearts. I could not complain because I was at a business dinner and would not want to embarrass my guests. Thankfully the server did not ask about the food. When I checked with my colleague (who is an 837 Club member and recommended we go to your restaurant) after dinner she had the same complaints, and also that the creamed spinach was all cream and that this experience was nothing like the exceptional food and service at the NYC Palm locations.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Decor is very outdated. The paint on the wall of our booth was chipping & dirty. The lampshade was filthy. My halibut was over cooked. My husband's Wagyu was good but not great. The mushroom soup was very good, as was the bacon appetizer. Our waiter was very accommodating & friendly. He comped our desserts on account of the halibut... which was very nice. Key lime pie & creme brûlée were very good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good suggestions from our server for in-season and gluten-free options. Lobster salad was incredibly delicious and the flan and flourless chocolate cake were a good finish to a relaxed business meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The Palm has great Veal Parm, but the portion is half what used to be. The Chicago location is convenient to several large conference hotels.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I came to Chicago on a work trip and stayed in the Swissotel with my group. This was my first trip to the Palm restaurant and will definitely return. I had a special that was not listed on the menu that consisted of a petite filet mignon and a lobster tail. It was superb and cooked just the way I ordered, which seems to be difficult sometimes. The food was fantastic. The wine list is quite extensive so I had my colleague pick out a nice red and we were very pleased with the Duckhorn Merlot, and was fairly priced. Lastly, service. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and very sweet. After asking me if it was my first time, she went over the entire menu and answered all the questions that I had patiently. When the food came out, we had 3 servers bringing out plates and serving the sides, which was really a nice touch. Overall food and service was fantastic and very accommodating, I will definitely be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious cuisine, expert staff!!! Can't wait to go back!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were here to celebrate my dad's 70th. A group of 10 - all ages. The Palm was perfect. At our request We were given a table on the back so we felt like we had a private room. Everyone could hear and visit. The good was great. The service was impeccable. Ruben our waiter is an attentive professional!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was very good but the service was mediocre. The wait staff were rather cool and distant, almost as if we were interrupting their evening plans by being there. We will not make any effort to return based on this experience. There are some fabulous restaurants in Chicago and our other dining experiences, ( Benny's Chophouse and Mon Ami Gabi; as well as some casual places) were truly outstanding overall compared to our night at The Palm.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had an excellent experience. Our server was very attentive and very accommodating

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent services . Steaks are fantastic. Great ambiance

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is way overpriced. Server was not very attentive especially since they were slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wife's spaghetti and clams were bad . Very few clams and spaghetti terrible. My steak was not tasty and also not tender . Big disappointment. We live in Tampa and Palm was great there until it closed.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent service, food, welcoming, and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was slow and disconnected. Had to ask for menus, the check, etc..

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Top notch service and food. We had the private room for party of 12 so the atmosphere was very good.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 15, 2017

for food. Poor service. Did not hold up to the experience of their other restaurants. If this was the first one that I had been to I would never go again. As a club at 8:37 member I was so disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We have eaten several dinners at The Palm, especially on my birthday . We enjoy the summer 4 pound lobster special, although last year we sat at our table only to be informed that there was no lobster. This time we had lobster. We could have used more help getting the meat out of the shell. The salads and lobster bisque and fried potato/onion combo were great. The creamed spinach was mostly cream sauce. The chocolate cake was ordinary and right out of the fridge. Our waiter had to be reminded about our bread basket and our ice cream.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I always have a great Lobster Meal at the Palm Restaurants throughout the USA

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I always have a great Lobster Meal at the Palm Restaurants throughout the USA.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

What an awesome experience. The Palm is a beautiful upscale restaurant with the freshest seafood options. They flew in a 9pound Lobster for us!! Impeccable service and ambiance. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 9, 2017

While in Chicago for a Business Conference, we chose The Palm due to it's location within the Swissotel where we were staying. The steak was cooked to perfection and the Crab Cakes were "to die for" as my wife says. This was a pricey meal, but well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our waitress was fabulous and made our whole lunch experience the best. Food was wonderful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great lunch .... thanks

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Introduced a friend to the Palm for her birthday. Everything was delish

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

I have to say that this was a very enjoyable Anniversary dinner

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fun, Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We visit Chicago every couple of months. Happened to be there the week of our 50th wedding anniversary and decided to try The Palms for one of the several dinners we had out during our week long celebration. Food was excellent. Service was great. Adam our server was very friendly and professional. Hostess welcomed us when we arrived and wished us a happy anniversary. Adam also wished us a happy anniversary and gave us an anniversary card from the staff. Complimentary fabulous dessert from the restaurant to help us celebrate. A totally delightful evening thanks to the great food, and very friendly and attentive staff. Energetic environment with lots of people enjoying themselves in the bar area as well as in the restaurant. Our first visit but we will definitely return

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I was disappointed in my recent visit to The Palm. The sumptuous delicious bread was replaced by slices of a nondescript white bread baguette. The salad was filled with pieces of greens which were well past their consumed by date. I had to parcel out pieces of inedible salad. The lobster was quite tasty but a little bit tough. Something I have never experienced before at The Palm.

The wait staff was helpful and pleasant; although a little bit over-the-top in an almost patronizing fashion. The half-and-half and asparagus were excellent as always.

I enjoyed the meal but it wasn't up to my expectations from my numerous visits over the years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Went to the Palm for my wife's birthday. Our waiter Tomas was excellent...made us feel special. Highly recommend the Palm located at the Swissotel

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The Palm never fails to disappoint. From the manager's warm greeting at the door, to the final goodbye, there is no other Chicago steakhouse--and there are few other Chicago restaurants at sub-stratospheric prices--that provide such attentive, high-quality service. Plus, the Power Lunch is, in my view, the best lunch deal in the city (with choices that include what are inarguably the best caesar salad and best chicken parmigiana in the city). A++++

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have gone there for years. Very reliable. Service is always good. Usually relatively easy to get a reservation. Food is always consistent.
I would recommend it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Started out as the 2 of us celebrating the closing of the sale of our suburban house. Added 6 friends who were "in the area" after a Cubs game. Staff handled the additional people as true troopers and professionals. Great service (fun staff) and great food. We had the outdoor patio to ourselves which didn't hurt. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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