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Chef's Palette

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1650 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1735
+1 954-760-7957
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable...
We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable atmosphere. We have an open kitchen, so you can watch your lunch or dinner being prepared as you dine. We offer a fixed price 3 course meal with several options for Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Lunch and Dinner are both offered on Thursdays and Fridays only at $14.99 for lunch and $19.99 for dinner. We strongly encourage reservations due to our varying school schedule.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great experience and food! Fun to watch the students prepare!

Enjoy an affordable 3 course meal at a fast food price! Fun Environment watching the students! Atmosphere is casual, but the food is fine dining!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoy an affordable 3 course meal at a fast food price! Fun Environment watching the students! Atmosphere is casual, but the food is fine dining!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We didn't even know it was there. Our hotel was across the street. I saw the trip advisor reviews and decided to make a dinner reservation. It was a great value at $20 per person. The food was outstanding! We had the salmon and short ribs. The students were were very eager to please. Our waiter was nervous as this... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Chef's Palette is very good. The students of the International Culinary School get their chance to work as server & chef. The meal was lunch I had snapper, veggies, tea, key lime pie.

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had lunch last Feb at Chef's Palette, and I could NOT WAIT to repeat the experience this winter! We managed to go for lunch, and 3 weeks later, dinner. Both events were FABULOUS!!! I have NEVER had such great food served in such a unique setting, for the amazingly low price that we were charged! The choices of appetizer,... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When I was there I asked the server how long he had been there. He told me that this was his first time serving. He then went on to explain that he would be a server for 5 weeks and then would be a chef for 5 weeks. This was the first week that I was there, as a matter... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is my second review for this place. I came for dinner last year and I was so excited to return this year - I invited 3 relatives. Once again everyone in our party enjoyed the beautifully prepared food. And at $20/person for dinner for a 3-course meal, the final tab did not break my bank. Note that they no... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was our first visit and we were extremely satisfied. Our server was Athena and she was excellent. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend the chocolate lava cake desert.

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Debary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We recently went here for lunch, as we were unable to get reservations for dinner. Our server seemed woefully unprepared and nervous - made us feel a bit uncomfortable for him actually. Service was pitifully slow - lunch took us over two hours. We were glad the weather was lousy, because we'd have hated to spend that much time inside... More 

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Redington Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Can't believe we've "overlooked" this dining option for the last 20 years! On Friday night (during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show), we dined in this restaurant extension of the local culinary school. Everything - food, service, ambiance - was OUTSTANDING! This $20 per person 3-course prix fixe dinner must be the best kept secret in Ft. Lauderdale. My wife... More 

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John M, General Manager at Chef's Palette, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and praise of our awesome students. We hope it is not 20 years before your next return visit!!!! Thanks and we look forward to serving you again. More 

Athens, GA
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Chef's Palette is connected to the International Culinary School of the FL Art Institute. It is only open on Fridays and Saturdays for lunch and dinner. A 3-course meal is only $20. The food was imaginative and beautifully presented. Do a search for the restaurant and instructions are given for reservations. Dress is casual.

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John M, General Manager at Chef's Palette, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and your patronage....We are open on Thursdays and Fridays only, not Saturdays with the exception of a specially arranged catered function. We strongly encourage the reservations to ensure guests arrive when school and the restaurant are in session and not closed for special events which happen from time to time. Thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1650 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1735
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-760-7957

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable atmosphere. We have an open kitchen, so you can watch your lunch or dinner being prepared as you dine. We offer a fixed price 3 course meal with several options for Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Lunch and Dinner are both offered on Thursdays and Fridays only at $14.99 for lunch and $19.99 for dinner. We strongly encourage reservations due to our varying school schedule.
Open Hours
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

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