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Chef's Palette

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American, Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish
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1650 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1735
+1 954-760-7957
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Thu - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable atmosphere....
We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable atmosphere. We have an open kitchen, so you can watch your lunch being prepared our students as you dine. We offer a fixed price 3 course meal with several options for Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Our Lunches are offered on Thursdays and Fridays at the great value price of $15.95 for the complete meal, not including any tax or gratuity. Nonalcoholic beverages are available at reasonable prices. We strongly encourage reservations due to our varying school schedule.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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 place, good food, great value!

I went to the Chef's Palette with a group from a local Fort Lauderdale church,"Senior Group" We had a choice of either salmon or chicken for the main course. I chose the salmon. It was excellent! Before lunch, there was a demonstration on making a fried banana desert that was "flamed" and served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
DennisU512
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Floral Park, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The service was very good. The food was terrible. I had the cream of cauliflower soup and it had absolutely no taste. then I had the "handmade turkey sausage" with pasta. This was not sausage, it was just ground turkey thrown on top of the pasta. It also had absolutely no flavor. the only part of the lunch that was... More 

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Thank morgans56
John M, General Manager at Chef's Palette, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Most importantly, I am sorry you had a disappointing experience. Our goal is to ensure we exceed the expectations of all guests and we did not with you and your husband. I was aware of your comments on the soup, but not of the other feedback. I visited your table multiple times and offered additional... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I went to the Chef's Palette with a group from a local Fort Lauderdale church,"Senior Group" We had a choice of either salmon or chicken for the main course. I chose the salmon. It was excellent! Before lunch, there was a demonstration on making a fried banana desert that was "flamed" and served with ice cream. Each table was given... More 

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Thank DennisU512
Phoenix, AZ
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151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My wife and I made reservations at this culinary school restaurant for dinner on Thursday night. We were the ONLY customers in the place. 3 courses. 1 soup or salad. 2 entree. 3 dessert. Choices somewhat limited. 3 choices in each courses. All the food was excellent tasting and appealing looking. One bread served W/ meal. Soda or tea extra.... More 

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1 Thank TravelingBill
Fresno, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank CPierce60
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Terri B
Coral Springs, Florida
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1,162 reviews
593 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
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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Thank 387indy
Cortland, New York
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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1 Thank cfrare
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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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Thank John M
Watertown, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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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Thank Soliterre
Plantation, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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: American, Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish

Description

We operate a fine dining restaurant in a unique and comfortable atmosphere. We have an open kitchen, so you can watch your lunch being prepared our students as you dine. We offer a fixed price 3 course meal with several options for Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Our Lunches are offered on Thursdays and Fridays at the great value price of $15.95 for the complete meal, not including any tax or gratuity. Nonalcoholic beverages are available at reasonable prices. We strongly encourage reservations due to our varying school schedule.
Open Hours
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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