The Palms

4.6
179 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 179 people are saying
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NydiaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. I will be back soon. We had a great waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent!!!

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Linda
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

From walking in the door to the end, we felt like second rate citizens. Terrible reception by owner who took the people behind us with no reservation to a waiting group and then finally asked our name. He then took us to the enclosed patio and said “sit anywhere”, no menus or any courtesy!!!! We were about to leave and the waitress arrived and noticed that we had no menus and retrieved those for us. No cocktail menu available so we ordered our usual Negroni which was very weak. Food was average with large portions but no better than other places that we frequent in Fresno. We waited at least 15 minutes for waitress to cash out our bill.
We certainly will not return to this restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Service was great & the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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ChrystalM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST steak I've ever eaten! Wonderful service. The wine list was esquisette to say the least! Definitely will be making reservations again 🥩👌🌹

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Patty
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Palms for our anniversary. The atmosphere is great. The food was delicious. Our server was very attentive. Will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, the people, music and everything about this place.

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Rose
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but I was disappointed they didn’t have the special. She did accommodate me by bringing the rare steak for my salad

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vipdaw5150
San Joaquin
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite places. The food was delicious, the white chocolate bread pudding was the best ever!! Plus a very nice wine selection. Our server did an amazing job of taking care of a table of seven drinking and loud women. Perfect for lunch or dinner....we will be back.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The service was outstanding. They treated like they were inviting us to eat in their home as their guests.

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Debbie
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service, and the food was spectacular. Very great experience with a relaxing ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with my love. His first time here and the service was very slow. Slow to seat us, slow to come take our orders to getting drinks. Maybe they were giving us time to talk but I would have Loved being seated in a timely manner, I would’ve loved getting our hors d’oeuvres and drinks prior to our meal being served, and I would’ve loved our waitress checking on us which never occurred.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
11 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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vipOpenTable 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.

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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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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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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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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.

FAQs

The Palms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 438-0500.

The Palms is rated 4.6 stars by 179 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.