The Palmetto Cafe
Our waiter CJ made the lunch fun and enjoyable. He went over and beyond !!
Rubber, frozen (not fresh) shrimp, no restroom in the restaurant, slow service
Had lunch here, nice location. The food and service were very nice too.
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with just about everything you could want and great service. The food was fantastic!
The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever eaten. The shrimp were on top and grilled separately to perfection.
One thing I did not appreciate was the 4 oz. glass of wine for $15 at lunch. Please! 4 oz. is chintzy.
Another custom I don't appreciate is that the hostess took us to the table and then waited for me to put my bags down, take my coat off and then she proceeded to put my napkin in my lap for me. I find that kind of service pretentious and disruptive to my visiting with my company. Now, if she had taken my coat away and hung it up somewhere, that would have made up for her intrusiveness.
My good to place for lunch, beautiful inside, clean and fresh like the food! Lots of seafood, salads, all fresh ingredient and a nice selection of Good wine!
The food was creatively presented and the service was efficient but not overbearing. Sunny, inner courtyard ambience made for a delightful afternoon birthday lunch that lingered for several hours. Never felt rushed.
always delicious food and perfect service. The hardest thing is to decide what to eat and the peach tea hits the spot!
The very best crab cake you will ever eat. The sampler was excellent. Service was impeccable. The ambience is lovely, especially when you are seated near the garden. A must visit if you are in Charleston.
Palmetto Café is our "go-to" restaurant for lunch in downtown Charleston.
Exceptional food snd lovely place!! No negatives at all!’
We stayed at the Belmond Charleston Place and had breakfast here. The food was very good and our waiter was very friendly and went out of his way to make our experience a pleasure. The cost of the food is pretty high for breakfast, but it was a buffet and was delicious!
We were staying in the classy Belmond Charleston Place Hotel and were happy to have the opportunity for breakfast in the attractive Palmetto Cafe. They have a number of choices for the French press prepared coffee and we enjoyed the Ethiopian Yrgecheffe. The shrimp and grits were delicious with many succulent large shrimp and a slightly spicy sauce on creamy grits.
The ambiance is lovely. I have been several times but if the Server knows that you have a discount certificate, he will definitely curtail his attention and service.
Great food, excellent service!
We had a great breakfast at the Palmetto Cafe. The food was delicious and our server, John, was wonderful. He was attentive and thoughtful, without being intrusive. All in all it was a lovely way to start the day.
Miss ruthie was wonderful! Food delicious! Mike was entertaining! Great restuarant!
It was outstanding as usual - i am never disappointed!
A great place to have breakfast, anytime we are in Charleston we will come back.
Unpretentious, in a good way. Service top notch. Friendly atmosphere. Weather permitting, the courtyard is great.
We enjoyed the Palmetto Cafe for breakfast -- which was awesome! It may be equally great for lunch and dinner but we would need to explore that on another trip. It is adjacent to a beautiful hotel lobby and was really a lovely venue. The food was high quality and the service excellent (like most high-end places in Charleston). I was very surprised at how reasonable the breakfast buffet was ($19 I believe) given the quality, service and ambiance. I would most definitely return and if I lived there this could easily become my "go to" place!
Food was excellent. Service was slow and poor. The restaurant seemed to be understaffed.
Waiter tried but just could not manage all the tables in a timely manner.
Warm and wonderful service and wonderful food. It is a really beautiful room and I just enjoy sitting there being pampered!
The experience is always second to none.
Loved the brunch at Palmetto Café. It was a little difficult to find using Google Maps and Waze since it is tucked inside a hotel. Service was amazing and the food was extra fresh. The Eggs Benedict on the buffet had a base of delicious house-made English muffins that made them really delicious! The fruit was plentiful and the French pressed Ethiopian coffee was the best! Would love to go back any time we are in Charleston!
We just love the Palmetto Cafe for a special lunch with friends. The Palmetto Sampler is the best!!!
Made reservations for brunch.
My daughter and I were sat at a very small (rectangular) uncomfortable table.
Our waitress was wonderful, friendly and attentive. The food (brunch/buffet) was just average, the sausage links were hard (over cooked), everything else was just there. Not worth $19. The Belgium waffles mentioned on the buffet, are not served regularly. But our waitresses had some prepared for us. She definitely delivered great service.
The food is always excellent as well as the service! CJ did a great job as our server. Mrs Scott always greets us at the door. She is a good person! We always enjoy our visits to The Palmetto Cafe!
Nice place with a great southern flare! Brunch had many great options.
Food was fabulous! Service was fabulous!
John was fabulous!
Michael was fabulous!
Best brunch I’ve had in a long time. Excellent food choices. Everything taste wonderful.
Was beautiful setting with great food and excellent service. The surprise was that in the app, it showed $ for cost, and was much higher than that.
Lovely time.. we’ll be back soon! John was our server and he was fabulous!
Very pretty surroundings, service was very good. French toast and bacon were good but pricey for the quality. Still, it is worth paying for the scenery and convenient location.
We had the breakfast buffet. Every item at the buffet was lukewarm. They did have an omelet station but the line was too long and we didn't want to stand around for 15 minutes to get an omelet. We had the scrambled eggs and they were lukeawrm at best as was everything else. For $29.00 it was a complete ripoff.
Great experience, glad I spent my birthday there!
We had breakfast there each morning we stayed at the Belmond. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! The staff was so friendly and always greeted us by name. They made us feel welcome and special.
Great dining experience on the first morning of our vacation! We dined with our son who is allergic to dairy, walnuts and pecans. The staff was accommodating and exceedingly kind in their care of this situation. Thank you!
We had a really skilled waitress and were so appreciative of all her special attention. Please thank her for us.
I really enjoyed all the service it was remarkable.