The Palms

4.6
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The excellent service and succulent food is what makes us stand out as Central Valley’s finest steakhouse and seafood restaurant experience. Come experience a meal to remember in a luxurious, elegant atmosphere and you'll know what makes our restaurant so special.

Our cooking is based on upscale American fare inspired by and with a twist of various other cuisines. We keep our menu selection concise enable to consistently prepare your food with fresh and high quality ingredients.

The aesthetics of our architecture and designing is in a class of its own.
Enjoy a taste of quality and comfort in a restaurant that looks as beautiful as our food tastes.

Unwind or celebrate with some fine wine from our fully temperature controlled wine cellar. Our wine list features a curated assortment of varietals comprised of
over a hundred different wines to choose from.

Whether it's for personal or business purposes, we have fully private rooms to accommodate all event types.
What 167 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Service was excellent. We had Calamari appetizer, was perfect. Entrees were both beautifully presented. Food was amazing.

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Mediaskaler
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palms is my new favorite restaurant in Fresno. The sea bass and butter leaf salad was wonderfully delicious. I will definitely return. Next time I want to try the surf ‘n’ turf and also bread pudding for dessert. I can’t wait!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was great, owners are amazing!! But too bad the Governor is such an idiot with mask mandates (he does not follow himself).

food was amazing!

get the lamb!

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jacob
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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PGfans
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome eating at The Palms! Five star cuisine, service, and ambiance.

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vipJantsal
San Joaquin
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such elegant dining at The Palms. A perfect place to impress a date. Lovely ambiance, superb food, exceptional live piano-vocalist, service perfect! Treat yourself to a truly perfect dinner out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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StephanieM
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Our server Sarah is fabulous and Wally and his wife the best as always. Thank you for making our 35th anniversary great!

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vipEastsider
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining inside with Covid restrictions. The Palms didn’t miss a beat, excellent selections, great service and the food was awesome. Sea Bass was outside.

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BRADH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The person working the front didn't even look at our reservation, just asked me how many, so he didn't know about our anniversary we put down on our reservation. So then he seated us in the bar area, not very romantic. I understand they are trying to survive during these times with limited crew, but at least look at the notes, you can't afford to lose customers.

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vipDusia
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it. We had a dog with us and there was not a problem to sit us outside. Great job.

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RachelB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In all fairness, we didn't even make it to our seat. I would not recommend this restaurant during COVID-19. People were unmasked standing near the bar in groups, the tables were very close together, and there was no outdoor seating or windows open. We left as soon as we saw that there weren't many (if any) measures taken to protect patrons against contracting COVID. The menu looks great, but we'll maybe try again when there isn't a pandemic.

JM
vipJoeMac27
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our 2nd time at The Palm; we love the people, the ambience, the menu (Mister Ed, when he’s playing) but we’ve the same two issues both times. They do not time the courses correctly and so the salads come out before the apps are done and the entree comes out before the salads are down. Also they tend to overlook their meets - probably because they’re sitting under a heat lamp as we’re finishing our salads. But we will be back and have learned to not even order our next course until we’re done with our current one. Menu is great, wine list is a bargain and the wait staff is too-notch. If they could only pump a/c into that outer room everything would be great!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great date experience 👍🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the special which was steak and lobster. I ate the lobster and took the steak home. I always enjoy the food and dining experience.

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AlexisH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very exquisite and clean food with great service. Thank You Palms

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StephanieAmare
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails, my meal was fresh and Live music was soothing.

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vipTeha
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time in this restaurant. I went there with my friends and we had great time and enjoyed the fabulous food. This time I took my husband and he was impressed as well with the food and ambience. We leave in LA and this restaurant is great and can compete with good restaurants in LA area. Good Job!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.. even during Covid the resturant was elegant, and food was delicious! We had an AC unit next to our table to keep us cool.. highly recommend The Palms!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant didn’t have a table open for us. They told us we’d have to wait 45 minutes. They then offered to seat us outside, at the edge of the curb next to the parking lot. Note that I’m not referring to a patio or even near the entrance. But opposite the fountain which sits between the entrance and the parking lot. We declined. As we waited another couple entered and the guy told the host that he had a reservation for 7:30 (as we did also) and he was told the same thing we were told. They were offered the table that we declined and they took it. Please note that while there were other tables outside the entrance only ours was so far opposite the door that one leg touched the curb of the parking lot. It was bad.

My suspicion is that their reservation availability with you hasn’t been altered since COVID-19 leading them to appear to have many tables open that they cannot realistically fill. This is lazy and correctable by them. We had not dined there previously and won’t go back for a long while.

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vipKevinB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch in every way. Delicious food that is beautifully presented

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PGfans
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel like royalty when I dine at The Palms. The service, food, and atmosphere is unequaled!

JM
vipJoeMac27
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at The Palms and we will definitely be back. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions we had to eat in the patio area and it was pretty warm. But everything else was great and we look forwArd to returning when/if things ever return to normal. Our martinis were excellent, the appetizers were very generously side, delicious and reasonable prices. Actually everything was very reasonable, especially the wine. We found the wine selection and pricing to be an excellent value. Mister Ed, the piano player was great, and our waitress, Knarik, was as well. Our only complaint was that our salads came out while we were still eating our apps, but that’s wasn’t a big deal. My lamb was excellent and prepared correctly and my wife’s moussaka was very good as well. Our daughter is at Fresno State, so we aren’t in town often but The Palms will become a regular spot for us whenever we are.

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PeruvianBliss
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for any special occasion!

GS
GunnarS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding experience. We look forward to going there again.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable experience all the way around and also had great live dinner music to make it a perfect evening

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow... the food was delicious, service outstanding! Good social distancing between the tables and staff had masks and gloves. I will be back! The Rack of Lamb and Sea Bass were excellent!

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DarrellF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Everything was good to excellent, but the music was so loud that I couldn’t converse with my wife sitting beside me. We will not be going back just because of that.

MC
MartaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was the best I have ever had in Fresno! The protein portions were generous, herbed vegetables were a bit on the salty side and wine was amazing!!!

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Andrea
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and would go back again and again. They sat us outside by a fountain, gave us spectacular service and food.

CK
CarolK
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was nice. Service was well timed and friendly. Food and presentation of their dishes was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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Michellea
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! Great food and the presentation was spectacular. Finally able to get together with friends for a nice dinner and we all were very pleased with our meals.

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch. Love the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very classy restaurant. Great service.

SH
ShereaseH
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After not even being able to place an order for 20 minutes they finally bring us our drinks which basically tastes like aspirin in a glass , we decided to leave at that point. Poor customer service and bad tasting drinks.

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vipJrjett
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS an enjoyable dining experience at this outstanding restaurant! I usually order their salmon and my husband rallies between the lamb chops, double cut pork chops or the filet. They include a starch as well as seasonal vegetables. This night we started with their oysters Rockefeller and their cheese/fruit tray. We split a Caesar salad. Whatever we choose it's delicious every time. On some Friday and Saturday nights, they offer live music! Love the ambiance and atmosphere at this family owned restaurant. That, coupled with attentive and personable service, equal a perfect night out!!!

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HannahE
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely place! My husband and I came here after our wedding, and we were definitely impressed. I had the rack of lamb and my husband had the special. Food was impeccable. The ambiance was very warm and comfortable. There weren’t many other people dining at the time so it was pretty quiet. Definitely will come here for all our celebrations! Also we received an appetizer and dessert on the house. Great service!!!

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The Palms is rated 4.6 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.