The Palm Boston

4.4
1599 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for great steaks, craft cocktails and fresh jumbo lump Nova Scotia Lobster since 1926, The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from hte moment they walk in the door.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1599 people are saying
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4.5
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKohnKohn
New England
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was fabulous! We had a great server named Rachael.

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KennyM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the restaurant! Was greeted very kindly once I step foot and had a waitress who was very nice and funny. The food and drinks were delicious as well. The view and the temperature was perfect too!

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional !!!!!

All around......Food great....service A+...!!!

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TER001
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

No dessert/coffee menu. No ice cubes for the bourbon. These basic things would have made it a perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to dine early... when you’re literally the first table ...you know that extra care has been taken in the preparation of your meal! Mackenzie was our server and bartender and we absolutely loved him! Every course was fantastic❤️❤️❤️❤️
We had the fried oysters Rockefeller appetizer and shared the 4 lb lobster and 12oz center cut filet.. our sides were the king crab risotto and creamed spinach. Everything was absolutely amazing!! We are very particular diners. If the foods good but the service sucks.. we won’t go back! Here, everything was perfect!

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vipBoston
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the Palm was great! We went for a light meal so we were planning to sit in the bar area but the restaurant was not busy so we sat at a table by the open windows and had a very pleasant and relaxing meal. Our waiter, Sebastion, was very attentitive and personable and was happy to let us dine at a slow pace. Martinis were excellent, the jumbo shrimp appetizer was truly jumbo, and our salads (caprese and wedge) were delicious. We moved into the neighborhood about a year ago and the Palm is fast becoming our go-to dinner venue.

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rosebud
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another pre game dinner at Palm. Always a great take and even better food! Very quiet, superior service and exactly what we were after. We will be back soon I'm sure!

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KimZ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with fabulous food and drink.

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PhilF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food at The Palm was incredible! We stopped in for a nice, quiet dinner before a hockey game and everything was excellent!! I would highly recommend making The Palm a stop before kicking off your evening in Boston!!

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vipClassicsteakplace
New England
57 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for steak in Boston. Notable wine list. This would be a great place for date night or special occasion.

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Would have liked if bread was served at the table. We all had salads so I would have thought that bread would have been a given.

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vipMarkar
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachael was one of the best servers we ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation staff was so accommodating .

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vipCawMrw
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate graduation. Our waitress was Stephanie. She was outstanding!

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vipk2p1965
New England
187 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner on a Tuesday night so not very crowded, although the outdoor area was full. We sat in the main dining room which is open and comfortable. Our server was very attentive, drinks were good. I like that they have some Italian dishes and not just steak and seafood. They were also very accommodating when we made some substitutions to our meal, which we absolutely appreciated. Prices are high but no higher than any other steakhouse in Boston. We will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although the staff was friendly, many things were forgotten during our meal.

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vipCatmum
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our overall experience was good. It was an anniversary celebration and it wasn’t acknowledged at all. It was listed as a special occasion.

They were out of the entree my husband and I both wanted.
I would have understood had it been later in the evening.
It was surprising that they were out for a 7:45pm reservation.

I ordered the gnocchi which was fair. The bolognese sauce was almost old tasting. It didn’t have fresh tomato flavor. No server asked if I wanted any fresh Parmesan cheese. The gnocchi overall was a bust.

We always enjoy the Palm bus this time it missed the Mark.

LGC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Palm and so happy to see it so busy on a Saturday night! Our server, Julie, was knowledgeable and engaging. Can’t wait to enjoy the Lobster Mac and Cheese again!

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vipHansH34114
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just meh

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vipKris
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our waitress was outstanding

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NancyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They run out of a lot of food on Mother’s Day. And the day just started for them. Désappointé

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ShellyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time having dinner at the Palms and it never disappoints. I would put it up against any steak steak house in Boston. Worth the trip!

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vipstef
New England
33 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Patio dining was perfect!!

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vipTripAdvisor
New England
860 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lately been sticking with Lobsters, Chicken Parm for entrees. I find them a better bet than the steaks. The crab cake fine again tonight. Love the sides... mashed, creamed spinach, brussels. Fine service.

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MichelleS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Quite frankly the worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. Everything took forever to get to the table, food was cold, drinks were awful. So many great restaurants in the city, don’t waste your time or money on this one.

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DM25
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Lobster used in the lobster roll was poor quality/not very fresh.

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BS66
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn't been to the Palm in a while. No more valet parking, and whomever I called misdirected me on parking. However, the food was fantastic as always, although I miss the tuna tartar. The place was pretty empty inside, which was not surprising given the current times. Our server was excellent, and I hope to be back soon.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
185 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not the best beef. Good but not great. The room and service are wonderful.

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ABev
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good steaks, small sides, small desserts.
Pricy, but this was expected

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Becca
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

When we first entered The Palm the decor was beautiful. We were seated near the window which was beautiful but we asked to move because there was a draft from the vents. We had two waiters which weren't very attentive and no personality at all. We ordered the crab cake and the chopped monday salad for a starter and they were both delicious. For dinner we had the Bourbon Salmon, Ribeye, Garlic mashed, brussell sprouts, and marinated mushrooms which all was delicious but we did have a couple issues. The Ribeye was ordered Medium but came out rare in the middle, and there was a piece of plastic in our garlic mashed. Neither issue was brought to the waiters attention because honestly we waited too long to get the check and we needed to leave to pick up our daughter. We own a restaurant so we are understanding that establishments are short staffed and we took that into consideration but for the price of dinner I expected alot more.

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SheShe
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our waitress was great, I didn't get her name. The only downside was that a few of the items we wanted to try they were all out of. The steak didn't have much flavor either.

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vipGrandmasandy
New England
79 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my meal and the waitress was awesome I always have a delicious meal experience at the pslm

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Reem
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Saying that this was the worst experience ever would be an understatement! Ambiance was dull, music was barely heard by people shouting and kids running around. The waiter was unattentive and would show up after hours, that even the complimentary bread rolls came after the appetizers! The other waiter would pour the wine and water in an aggressive way and spilled the water everywhere.. The cleaning staff would casually stroll next to the dinner tables with the garbage bin wide open, I cannot stress how disgusting and unsanitary that was. Now as for the food, at that point we did not expect the food to come out great, so we were not disappointed but accepted it at that stage. The crab cakes were not fresh and tasted awful, We asked for the steak to come as medium well, but it came out well done. And let's skip to the part where the fries came out so unpleasant as if they were re-fried for the fifth time. This was supposed to be a special occasion but it will definitely be unforgotten.

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AliciaG
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Been twice and it’s a magical evening with fantastic food. If you want a great steak come here

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Michael
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Out of cranberry bread. Need to bring back key lime pie desert. Steaks were good.

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Susie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were great but food was just ok

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Cat0704
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was excellent, but outback can cook a better steak.

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vipLisa
New England
95 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered lobsters. They were fabulous!!
Great service. Generous drinks.

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vipBillyh
New England
30 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent his name was Steve

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You can order delivery directly from The Palm Boston using the Order Online button. The Palm Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

The Palm Boston is rated 4.4 stars by 1599 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.

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