The Palm Philadelphia

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Steakhouse
Conveniently located in the historic Bellevue on Broad St., adjacent to The Kimmel Center and 3 blocks from City Hall.
At The Palm, our philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations. That philosophy was born in 1926, when Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened the first Palm in New York City, sharing their commitment to quality and generosity of spirit with every guest who walked through their doors. What began as a restaurant became a legend -- a place to not only enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends, close business deals, and celebrate family milestones. Known for our Prime Aged Steak and Whole Nova Scotia Lobsters, the menu also includes our renowned Italian signature dishes, including Chicken Parmigiana and Veal Martini, as well as an award-winning wine list.
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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Server Dennis was excellent. Friendly and attentive.
Appetizer of panko breaded scallops in chili sauce was excellent, as was shrimp Bruno.
The filet mignon we ordered was requested cooked medium. It came as well done. Disappointed, especially at the price

L
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

they have the most tender veal and chicken parm ive had in my life. the lobster bisque is also on point. i def recommend any of the italian dishes you wont regret it.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

veal parm was the best veal parm i ate in my entire life. the italian dishes here all taste homemade. my friend got the chicken parm and it was so tender. i would def recommend their italian dishes here.

CK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The meat was disappointing, considering it’s kind of a steak restaurant. We had filet and rib eye and both were chewy. There were 4 of us at dinner and the sides were delivered to the table before 2 of the entrees arrived. So overall, for the price, just an average meal.

JB
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and when my order was not properly prepared a replacement was efficiently provided. Great staff (David) and Manager

EB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a very long term customer and fan of the Palm in D.C.I've also visited The Palm in numerous other locations.This was my first visit to the Palm in Philadelphia.Food and service were outstanding as I expected. The extra bonus of this Palm is the property.This is the most beautiful Palm I've ever visited,the choice of the Bellevue hotel was a fine one.Keep up the great work.

B
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was just about what one would expect from The Palm. Unfortunately, our waiter was not paying attention to empty wine glasses and he disappeared when we wanted desert menus and to receive the desert that was ordered.

l
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Rosh Hashanah dinner at the Palm. Our server Darnell was topnotch. The food was excellent and ample. We were there a few weeks ago and had a super experience then as well. You can see how the changes in chef/ staff have helped since a horrible experience many months ago.

Only issue was one bartender was somewhat rude to my daughter.

I still highly recommend.

I am so glad that the old Palm is back!!!

DD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great location, a PHL landmark, but really, the food and drinks are grossly overpriced and average at best. It is also extreme loud and not conducive to having a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and service. Way, way, way too expensive.

CC
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always meets my expectations. Food, drink, service, ambiance and especially the lobster.

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, sub par food. Everyone was very helpful. We had the ribeye and salmon with mashed potatoes and green beans. The garlic mashed potatoes had too much garlic, the steak was good, but the salmon was bland!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a beautiful experience

HB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The Salmon was tasteless. The prices were over priced. Service was ok not outstanding. We will not go back.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The Palm Restaurant is still a great restaurant, that's why we selected it as one of our Restaurant Weeks dinners. Unfortunately, that's the problem. Our reservation was verified, and then we were escorted to our seats. However, we were given the regular menu, not the Restaurant Week menu. We didn't say anything because we want to take anything away from our dinner, so we ordered and paid our bill. Please ask the staff to be mindful of how they value their guest.
Thank you,

DG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm is a truly upscale restaurant as we expected. My husband and I had an early dinner there prior to going to the theatre on a Saturday night. On-line we had found that the Palm had a "Theatre Menu" and we decided in advance of our visit to order from that menu to save a bit of money. However, we were told by our server that the Theatre Menu was not available on Saturday night although we had not seen that information at their website. So, we ordered from their full menu and paid a bit more than we expected although the food was great. Later at home I checked their website again and did not see information listed about the unavailability of the Theatre Menu on Saturday night. Either I missed it or it may not be prominently displayed.

SP
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with friends to lunch at the palm after seeing it on the Restaurant Week schedule. We must have looked at an earlier (January 2019) list because when we arrived we were told they no longer participate. It certainly wasn't busy at 1pm when we arrived. We decided to stay and 3 of the 4 ordered the TWO-Course "Power Lunch" @ $26 pp. It includes hot coffee or tea but Iced Tea was extra. The three salads were substantial and fresh . The bread basket is always a winner at the Palm. The sliced steak was excellent and substantial in size with garlic mashed potatoes and green veggies. Two guests ordered the salmon and the portion was adequate. We were surprised that it was accompanied by COLD rice pilaf - cooler than room temp. And there was only about 3 tablespoons of it on the plate with the salmon. The rice was flavorful but a surprise that it was served cold. The fourth diner ordered the Steakburger and it was cooked a perfect medium rare and had LOTS of fries.
Dessert was extra so no one ordered it.
Service was very professional.

d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch before the Philadelphia Orchestra

I ordered a pre-fix meal. The Caesar salad was distinctly uninspiring! The dressing was oily and had no taste of either garlic or Parmesan. The grill salmon was exquisitely prepared and the red pepper sauce was very good as well. The toasted orzo salad ( what there was of it ) was also well prepared and very tasty. Just a shame there were only about 3 tablespoons of it!

My server David was excellent!

SQ
Philadelphia
537 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Crab salad had a lot of crab on it but lettuce was unappealing. Burgers were very good. Noise level too high and cold air was blowing right on us. We asked them to turn it down but we still felt it blowing cold air even though outside was not hot.

BI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner before seeing the show Hamilton. The restaurant was pretty quiet that night. Our waiter gave us good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Perfect!

EG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I shared a 24 ounce porter house. It was cooked to perfection. We had mushrooms, creamed spinach and 3 cheese potatoes au’gratin. Yum!!!!! Our service was attentive and the room we were in was comfortable. We will definitely be back when we come into Philadelphia for our quarterly attendance at the Walnut Street Theatre.

G
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional dining experience

GS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great.

IT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, superb service!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday . Server brought our ordered desserts with a candle. Very nice

c
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, location and service. Our waiter Gabriel was wonderful- attentive and helpful! One of our favorite spots in Philly!

EB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a meal at this restaurant pre-theatre. The staff was very aware of our time constraint and the food was excellent as was the wine selection.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great atmosphere, great time, food and service were over the top

MM
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a party of ten and had a great time
Will surely return

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early on a Wednesday evening but were seated immediately. Our waiter. (I forget his name) and his assistant (Gus) we’re both very attentive and friendly. Our appetizers and entrees were delicious and prepared as ordered. They even remembered it was our wedding anniversary (as mentioned when I made the reservation) by including a candle with the delicious and very large portion of carrot cake desert.
The Palm is a bit pricey and sides are extra, but served family style so the portions are quite large for two people.
I would certainly recommend the Palm to anyone looking for a quiet and romantic dinner.

w
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palm is a go-to destination for consistent quality and excellent service in a refined, but fun, atmosphere.

OD
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Palm for an anniversary dinner. Our server was beyond pleasant and professional. She really enhanced an already special occasion for us. The food was great, the pacing was perfect and we fully enjoyed every aspect of our evening.

o
Philadelphia
179 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The summer lobster special is a good deal $99 for two people

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Palm in Philly. Julie the GM is awesome
Phil at the bar is the best

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good as always here! Very gluten/celiac friendly, they even had a flourless cake on the dessert menu.

T
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service however the wait seemed very long. Maybe not the most tender filet Steak and a little light on the seasoning but still very flavorful. Really enjoyed the summer lobster special for 2. Nice value but would be good to have a little bit of a differentiator such as an additional dipping sauce or something like that. The spinach soufflé was a little too thin for my particular taste. And I would have liked to have a little bit of sherry poured on my lobster bisque.

I’m sorry this is full of complaints but we still left satisfied and glad we came. Everyone was so hosptiable from beginning to end and that just makes a huge difference.

g
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Service was outstanding

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. There for a business dinner and it was wonderful.

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