The Palmetto Cafe
Excellent food. The Palmetto Omelette was outstanding. Our waiter John was both professional and courteous. He made the experience a pleasure and enjoyable. We look forward to our next opportunity to dine there
In my opinion, a high-end breakfast buffet should have a made-to-order omelet station, not just a pan of scrambled eggs. Also, it is doubtful that the small shrimp in the shrimp and grits were local. More likely, they were frozen imports from Asia or South America. I enjoyed the cheese blintzes, smoked salmon, and fresh fruit, though. Service was slow at 7:30 am, although there were several servers milling about and only a few diners. My husband, daughter and I have dined at the Palmetto Cafe on several occasions (usually holidays) and have generally been happy with the food and service, but this visit was disappointing.
Always wonderful! I go there frequently and often recommend it
What a pleasant way to spend a Sunday brunch, in a relaxed, comfortable bright space! We had a lovely experience and a terrific meal, complimented by well prepared and very tasty cocktails. Frankly, everything on the menu looked so good it was hard to decide what to order. The good news is that we could only enjoy so much at one sitting. We will be back!
Wonderful service!! Great brunch buffet, lovely atmosphere, were happy to accommodate bringing in our stroller.
The Sunday Brunch was very good. They also have Gluten Free bread/toast is you ask for it.
All good! Just a bit overpriced - like $30 for 3 seafood tacos. But for a special occasion, it's a great place to go for excellent food.
We stayed at the Charleston Place hotel for a weekend and had two breakfasts and two lunches at Palmetto Cafe -all excellent. The crab salad for lunch is unbeatable and blueberry pancakes for breakfast -divine. The servers were outstanding -made you feel welcome and appreciated.
Had a wonderful brunch in the Palmetto Café - will definitely be back!
Incredible brunch. It's not the biggest spread ever, but they make it count. The caramel brioche is one-of-a-kind. The hollandaise on their eggs benedict is like silk.
While overall in Charleston the service we encountered was excellent. John, a 13-year veteran here, provided exquisite service and provided another level of hospitality that I've rarely experienced.
Great spot for brunch and classy-southern-vibes.
The atmosphere was lovely - a table looking into the garden. Food and service excellent as one would expect in this first class hotel. Our kids stayed at the Belmond celebrating their wedding anniversary. It made sense for us to drive down from Pawleys Island to meet them for brunch. The others had omelets and I ordered the smoked salmon platter. The coffee was fresh and served in a French press.
My wife and I had a spending brunch at The Palmetto Café. The food was outstanding. The service was superb. The setting was outstanding. I live in Charleston from 1991 to 1994 and have only been back once. What a memorable brunch.
Whenever friends are in Charleston, they ask to go to Palmetto Grill because of the great menu, delicious food, and particularly on Sunday when they are able to enjoy the brunch. This past Sunday was especially enjoyable. The lovely lady cooking omelets was so personable, making our brunch even more special!
Overpriced, service sub par for a hotel of this caliber, had to ask for drinks.
Excellent buffet with outstanding food. Excellent service from check in and throughout the meal.
Excellent as usual. Great service from John.
A great little spot inside the Belmont hotel. When there to grab a bite around 13:00 with no expectations. The ingredients are of high quality, the recipes are researched and innovative. The chef as done a great job. The waiting staff is one you expect to find at an high end white table cloth dinner restaurant. The prices are a bit high, but you get your moneys worth. Great place for an important business meeting or a date. The guest will be impressed.
Wonderful experience. You will need a reservation.
Our waiter was less than attentive on several points. Thank God Lilly was there to help us with most of them. I am NOT a whiner. The Palmetto Cafe is among my top five places to go ever and I would like to keep it there. Thought you might like to know about who was not paying attention to detail. I expect that two good friends will be visiting soon and will continue to recommend without reservation.
My daughter and I had the most wonderful experience at the Palmetto Café... the food was wonderful, the customer service was great and the coffee was outstanding. Thank you for such a great experience.
The Buffet is a little bit overpriced $31 pp. Would like to try their regular menu. Not sure if would be back for the brunch Buffet.
An exceptionally high quality breakfast buffet with an extraordinary range of items. Omelets cooked to order.
Wonderful brunch Buffett
Always wonderful. Light, wonderful ambiance, good service, food always amazing!
Amazing food and ambiance, as always. Always a pleasure!
I come to lunch quite often as l reside in Charleston and enjoy it very much the menu is great! Just would like to see a change in the tricolor butter maybe regular butter or a honey butter , just for a change for a while thank you .
Service was very friendly and efficient. The brunch was outstanding—-every single item was fresh and delicious!
Delightful, superb. Best place for an elegant lunch in Charleston.
Enjoyed having brunch at the Palmetto Cafe. Paul, our server was very attentive, helpful and accommodating. Food was well prepared -- hot food was hot, cold plates were cold. Omelet station attendant was very accommodating in making sure my selection was prepared just right!
Really good food. We had the breakfast Buffett and was absolutely delicious
Have always enjoyed going to the Palmetto Cafe. The buffet is just so tasty! Today our server was the worst server we have ever experienced in Charleston. He was miserable & appeared angry every time he came over to our table. It made our entire brunch experience so uncomfortable with how unpleasant he was.
We had breakfast there - the atrium is beautiful, the pancakes and Belgium waffle were delicious and the others in our party had the buffet - everything on that buffet was delicious as well. I like when I go to a restaurant and the waiter has everything we need at the table before we need to ask. That’s excellent service !!!
Outstanding food and ambience. Our waiter (Jeff) was superb giving us several excellent recommendations for food choices. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Charleston.
Definitely the best lunch place in Charleston! Old world service, great food, lovely ambience.
The Palmetto Cafe is in a word "Outstanding" and just may be my new favorite brunch spot in Charleston. I'm not normally a buffet kind of guy but when the lady making omelettes has been on the job there for 32 years you just know you are in for a treat. Try the caramel brioche. I wholeheartedly recommend The Palmetto Cafe and we will be going back.
Very over priced restaurant... it was just me and my cousin we got the Buffett it costed us 60 total
My husband went there for an anniversary lunch. It was excellent. We enjoyed the garden view and the atmosphere is lovely.
We will go back when we return to Savannah.