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About The Palm Boston

The Palm Restaurant has been renowned for its USDA Prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, family recipe Italian entrées, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Located in the lobby of One International Place, The Palm"s new Boston location offers seating for more than 300 patrons, extensive private dining options and a beautiful outdoor dining deck overlooking the Greenway.

100 Oliver Street
Lobby Level
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Served Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Dinner Served Monday -Friday: 3:00PM -10:00PM
Saturday, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
High St. and Oliver St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 867-9292

Website:
http://www.thepalm.com/boston

Executive Chef:
Eric Tranfaglia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Private Dining

You provide the occasion, we'll set the scene. Whether you're organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we'll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Up to 60 guests for a seated event in private dining rooms, patio buy out options also available

The Palm Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (8)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

décor is the inside of a mausoleum, with very high ceilings, and very dim lighting. Noisy, with some music that belongs in a sports bar, not a "fine restaurant".
view is of the traffic getting into one of our finest Boston tunnels...
soup of the day was chicken noodle; filet mignon looked good but had no taste, other than that of flour; creamed spinach was all cream, with a couple of shreds of spinach lost in the mix.
service was average and without any finesse (other than the host/hostess at reception who were very friendly and welcoming/professional).
Having the wait staff congregate for 5 minutes a few feet away from the table (s) while they check their phones is NOT entertaining....
This is not on par with other Palms I have visited.
Manager needs to tighten up that ship....

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time there, but not the last. Great atmosphere with large windows, outstanding service (thanks Stephanie) and excellent food. A bit pricey, but well with it. We will definitely be going back on our next visit to Boston.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Really disappointed that at a Friday business lunch for four they were out of some key menu items not too mention little things like serving a double espresso in a standard coffee mug?

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was amazing. My server went above and beyond. Would recommend to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Palm was fun, an ok wine list, I had the surf and turf , my lobster and fillet mignon were both a bit over cooked. Overall though I would go back it was a very fun vibe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food here is always very good to excellent. Great ambiance and very experienced servers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed everything, except the Donut holes they were so heavily fried, they were terrible.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Highest and the Lowest (sorta)

Lowest - Our server left in the middle of service without saying a word. So for 20 minutes I was keeping my eye out for him.

Highest - I reached out to a passing server and asked her to to send our waiter over since I had been waiting for some time and wanted some coffee. She immediately said she’d get it and said she’d also try to get some cookies which we had requested. There weren’t any cookies so she ran next door and got some from Starbucks. Unsolicited. At her own initiative. Impressive.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just OK - but I would NOT include this place in a list of high-end steak houses for the Boston area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was very good. Service was uneven and I would have expected much better given the price tag. Palm is a good brand and I will visit again -but will likely pass on the Boston location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great Christmas meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great place! Went there for Christmas dinner and can't wait to go back

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great dining experience and servers are best around. One common issue.......I realize this location has 20' ceilings and there is a lot of glass. However, we frequent this location more in the winter than summer (Christmas, NYE, Valentine's Day) and even with a sweater or button down shirt, I have actually been tempted to put my down coat on during dinner. My wife, son and I enjoyed dinner on Christmas Eve but all three of us were freezing. We'll live but you'd like to drop $500 on dinner for 3 with tip and be comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had terrible service from start to finish. We sat for a long time without anyone coming to the table. We had to ask the first waitperson we saw for drink service. Then we waited an extremely long time to order lunch. We again had to look for someone to take our order. My chicken caesar salad had no chicken. After 15 minutes someone brought my chicken on a side plate and the chicken was very undercooked. We had to search for someone to pay the bill. The manager came over to apologize but said he had no excuse for us. It would have gone a long way if he had offered a drink or dessert, but he didn’t. Unfortunately, not a good experience.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Where the food lacked they made it up in service. Our waiter was funny, full of energy and really knew the menu and could make great recommendations. Overall everyone enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is our 3rd time at Palm Boston. Good food and good atmosphere always !

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I loved the fillet with lobster. Service was wonderful. I look forward to returning

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was amazing the service not so much. The wine was 3 times the price for a bottle. Than I pay for it. That just seems greedy to me.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fabulous meal, pretty what you expect from a restaurant like this.

Waiter was outstanding very informative without be pushy, very attentive. Great Christmas atmosphere and buzz without be too loud. Waiter informed us of New Years Eve menu and this restaurant be came a real option.

Coconut Scallop app was perfect and with a few more scallops it would have been a great meal. My new fav now. Steaks New York Strip and a Waygu Rib-eye cooked perfect and delicious.

It's in the Financial District a very short walk from the Boston Harbor or Intercontinental hotels. Again fabulous meal premium price but well worth it. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I think Sunday is the perfect time to come here. It's busy enough to keep the staff engaged, and both kitchen and waitstaff have the time to tend to each table with the attention necessary to deliver a quality dining experience. Other than the waitress forgetting to order our side dish of brussel sprouts, service was fine.

Crab cocktail was excellent... salads were great. Hadn't had the veal parmigiana in years and was in the mood... very good. Was passed on the lobster tonight, although the 3lb+ lobsters are the biggest highlight here.

While I don't believe the Boston Palm merits a spot in the top tier of Boston steak places, it was perfect for a mellow Sunday night dinner.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This restaurant is in the lobby of my office building and I have dined there several times. The food is usually good, however, on this last occasion, it was amazing. I ordered a huge steak, which was served sliced and piping hot, the potatoes au gratin, and the creamed spinach. My colleague and I split everything and we had tons of leftovers. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were the best I have had. I have eaten at many of the steak houses in Boston and I must say that this was the best I've eaten, without a doubt! I'm not sure of the consistency of the food, or if there is a new chef, but definitely the best steak (and the best sides) I've ever had!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I am a member of the 837 club and received a birthday gift certificate for a 3 pound lobster we opted for a porterhouse steak for 2 , the gigi salad, and the brussel sprouts and it was delicious. The service has improved at this location and we will be back soon. Thanks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our food server was one of the highlights of our experience. I wish I could remember her name. We went on Thanksgiving and had the turkey dinner and it was deliclious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the Thanksgiving dinner special. Selections for each course were very good. Very enjoyable.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We found the wine menu was extremely over valued. The markup for a moderate bottle was twice as expensive as any other high value restaurants. For that reason alone I would rather go to the capital grill and Del Friscos

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was bad. Drunk people at next table. Will never come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food. Our server was very good and a lot of fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I keep trying to like the Palm but it never seems to be as great as it should be. It is a nice restaurant but it should be so much more. I will return as the location is so convenient to my office but it is not a great steak house.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Waiter recognized my client's birthday and gave him a complimentary dessert ($11 value). Great experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was ok but Service was horrible, we waited at least 20 min when we were sat down to receive our drinks and they were very slow. This lack of service continued throughout the meal. On a good note the water attendant/bus boy was on point making sure that our waters were full and our plates were cleared. He waited on us more then the waitress. I guess the experience always depends on who gives it to you. This time it sucked!!!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first trip to The Palm in Boston and it will definitely not be our last. Each and every item we ordered was fantastic. The steaks were all cooked perfectly. We had both the cheesy potatoes and the goat cheese mashed potatoes. We didn't lick the bowls, but had we been at home we might have. Our desserts of creme brulee and key lime pie were great additions to our fabulous meal. I am grateful there are Palm restaurants across the US. I hope they are all as good as this one in Boston. The service should not be overlooked either. Everyone was highly professional. Would recommend this location without hesitation.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great location with excellent service. Food is always good and it makes for a great business lunch. They are time conscious if you need to be done in an hour. Can be pricey but lunch options are very reasonable. It can get noisy at times but still not terrible from a noise perspective. I eat here every couple of months and keep coming back.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Too noisy. Service was mediocre. Food was OK for business lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Every time My wife and I go to The Palm. The food, the service, and the total package is outstanding. Tonight we went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday as just a couple and The Palm did not disappoint in any way. Please keep them in mind when going out for any special occasion meal because nothing is better. Great steaks, seafood, and deserts. Try the carrot cake you will fall in love with it!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We visited the Palm in celebration of my sons birthday. We were so pleased when we got to our table that it was decorated with sparkles and a card with my sons name on it. It meant so much to him and made him feel so special. The service was phenomenal From start to finish and the food was delicious. I loved that we were not rushed through our meal yet we were attended to so well. Overall, I couldn't ask for a better evening to celebrate our special occasion. Thank you palm restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always fun and the food was great. I can't wait to return for my B-Day Lobster.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Waitress was rude. Fried calamari appetizers were cold and they charged $9.50/ea. for the 3 bottles of Pellegrino the four us drank with our lunch. I mean seriously, it's carbonated water.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely in every way

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Beautiful setting, excellent service, delicious food. Noise level was a bit high - everything else was perfect. Palms is a national treasure.

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