The Palm Philadelphia

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Steakhouse
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 USDA 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. Conveniently located in the historic Bellevue on Broad St., adjacent to The Kimmel Center and 3 blocks from City Hall.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a 5:45 reservation for four on a Saturday night before a show; we were seated immediately even though it seemed fairly full. I wanted, and got, exactly what I was hoping for: old-style classy restaurant with very good service and a straightforward menu. All the members of our party enjoyed the food and experience. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, though could have been a little bit more attentive later in the evening (it was getting busier). Expensive as expected, so not a great value, but happy to pay for a special evening. The two-hour pace was just right for a relaxed time while leaving just in time for a stroll down Broad St. to our show. As a bonus, we saw local newscaster celebrity Jim Gardner leaving just ahead of us. Great place to treat visitors from out of town.

KL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect after-theatre dining experience. Excellent menu. Delicious food. Attentive and friendly service. GO.

G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had dinner at The Palm on 2/22/2020 before attending a show. The service was excellent. The food was fantastic. They had a great selection so everyone in my party was able to find a meal to satisfy them. The decor was different in a good way. I really liked the art on the walls and columns. Never saw this type of art in a restaurant before so it was refreshing. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Salmon had to be returned it was raw inside. I asked for my steak to be medium well it was blood red inside. For the amount we paid for our dinner it was far from exceptional. I have eaten at many places that were 50 to 75 percent less money and had much better and tastier meal. For the price they charge you would think that the dinner would be exceptional. We will never go back there again.

v
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Treated like family! From the Asst General Manager, Lynn, to Jason the bartender, Darnell our server and of course, Gus! The team is so welcoming, friendly and hospitable. The food and drinks, stellar, as always. Can't wait to return!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm is in excellent restaurant with absolutely fabulous food. It is a noisy restaurant however, we did not notice it after being there a while. It is expensive but you know that going in to it.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dining experience. Highly recommend

R
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at the Palm, Gabriel again provided exceptional service, the Filet's were cooked perfectly, and the 4lb lobster far exceeded expectations. Another Grand night at the Palm.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were staying at the Bellevue Hotel and attending a play at the Academy of Music a block away, and dinner at The Palm made perfect sense! Located on the first floor of the Bellevue, The Palm offers a special 3-course Theater Menu that was perfect! I enjoyed the ample salad, my Filet was perfection, and the key lime pie to die for. Their drinks are a little pricey, but they didn't skimp on the alcohol in my "Always in Fashion" which was like 2 drinks! It was an enjoyable meal and I recommend The Palm to anyone looking for a good meal in Center City Philly!

z
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We knew it was going to be expensive, but what you got for the money was crazy. The small filet came on a plain white plate with no garnish. We went there expecting a special dining experience, but were really disappointed . We thought we were going to a elegant restaurant,, but the room was ugly. There are pilllars thruout and they are covered with hundreds of painted portraits of people., and bad murals.

C
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We are looking for a new steakhouse since Mortons closed. The food here was excellent. The shrimp domino appetizer was very tasty. The caprese salad had good tomatoes( hard to find here in Feb) and nice cheese. The steak and crab cakes were wonderful. The crab cake had no filler.
Our issue was the service. Penny was pleasant but not around a whole lot. Requested oil and vinegar w the salad and it eventually arrived once I asked the busboy for help. Same w the sweet er for my ice tea. Plus the timing between courses was very long.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Foood was good! Wife Ribeye had to be done a couple times. She wanted medium well but it came too done. We enjoyed restaurant but service wasn’t as attentive as we’re used too. Still good place. Wife loved this place!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Always loved going to the Palm but Sunday nite was not good. Took the whole family there for a special birthday dinner and waited 45 minutes for drinks never saw waitress food wasn't good very disappointed. The people there are friendly,it was differently a off nite

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

AG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was wonderful. The table was perfect (we had a comfy booth) and the service was wonderful (Gabriel was our server). Everything was delicious and the portions were huge. We chose here to celebrate Valentine's Day and we were not disappointed. An added bonus was the parking garage next door-we received a discount since we ate at The Palm. That was the cherry on top! We will be back!

OA
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decided to stop by before going to a show, and we really enjoyed our visit. The service was exceptional... really set the tone for the evening. The meals were well prepared, and the atmosphere was very comfortable. We will be visiting again. Thanks!

FS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Service was good. Slow on presenting bill. Overall a very good dinning experience

A
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, was worth every penny. Carrot cake was not the best I had but good. Our server was great, the hostess wasn't the nicest person but wouldn't stop me from going back.

JB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from start to finish. Surf and turf was delicious, will certainly return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gus makes it the best

MS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

First and last time going here the food wasn’t worth it at all. The service was very bad at a 9pm on valentines day. Def not going to go back. I have also left a review on there website too that is more detailed. The meat had no flavor i can do that at my house for less then 60-80 steak per person.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service friendly staff

VS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, waiter was little slow, but it’s ok, it was a lot of customers inside

JL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience.

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to Valentines Day - had reservations for 7pm, got there around 7:15 due to higher than normal traffic in Philly due to the Auto Show. Accommodated no problem (as most of their guests had this issue). Requested a booth, which was accommodated as well - got one next to the bar (no big deal). They could have used some extra waiters on and perhaps kitchen staff. It did take almost 45 minutes from the time salads were finished and taken away, to the main serving was brought out. Food was excellent, zero to complain about. Spent $235 for the two of us, so a little pricey and not a place to go out to for anything other than special occasions - for the Average Joe.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food .. enjoyed the atmosphere.. it is a little on the loud side but I enjoy that when out to dinner

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent place to eat, we went there for Valentines day dinner and had a very nice time.

PE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I went on Valentine's day. Service was a little slow. We had to send my steak back. I asked for medium well and it was partly rare with blood still oozing out the middle was slightly over medium well and the end was just shoe leather..... I was choking trying to swallow it. We sent it back and the second steak was medium well much better than the first but still tough to chew and had zero flavor. The rest of the meal was excellent. Our server even replaced the cocktail that was accidently spilled. Their cheesecake was the best I have ever had!!! I would go back but I just would never ever order another steak!

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was expecting much better food for the price. Wine selection was on point though.

FR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Hostess, very attentive and knowledgeable servers, but not intrusive. Good food. For me prices were a little high.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The sides were cold-cold and not tasty. They had to be sent back to the kitchen. The meals were not worth the $$$

B
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm has always been one of our favorite steak houses! You know that if you like something it will be the same every time you go. We almost always get the filet, first starting with a wonderful lobster bisque. We have had the chicken parm also quite nice. Hash browns & creamed spinach are perfect for the steak. We enjoy the creme brulee. The very best though is the fresh cooked donuts!!! Great to take guests. Service is always perfect. Enjoy!!!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. However it seems they had the B team on for a Sunday night in the kitchen.

OT
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Darnell did an excellent job taking care of me. I had a perfect Caesar salad to start. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and I added some excellent crab legs. A perfect meal with great service. Five stars!

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

For the money we paid I just don’t think it was worth it.

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife and my 4 year old daughter out this past sat (2/8) for a special dinner in the city. We had an amazing time. The food and service were terrific. In particular, Gus at the front and our server, Darnell made my little girl feel like a princess!

LF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This was my first time at the Palm and I had heard many good things. While the food was good, it was overpriced and the presentation of the food was less then par. For the price of the food, I was expecting a better presentation and ambiance to the experience. The service was average, like any other restaurant, nothing spectacular. The coffee was lukewarm when served. Overall it was an okay experience, with average service and very pricey food.

JR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was top notch. Service, atmosphere, and quality of food and drinks were all superb. Filet was cooked perfectly. Lobster bisque was delicious. Dessert was decadent. Our drinks were outstanding and our server was knowledgeable and prompt. Our experience checked all the right boxes.

JW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for my wife’s birthday. The Palm never disappoints and is always our favorite place to go.

MB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and We actually got one of the club 837 specials! They also have wine specials which are very good too. Very accommodating to any speacial order needs. Definitely recommend the palm!

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