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Chef's Palette

1650 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1735
954-760-7957
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Ranked #29 of 1,113 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Price range: $14 - $19
Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Chef’s Pallete feels like a little secret. The restaurant is part of The Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale’s culinary training program, and features windows looking into the commercial kitchen and several class rooms. It’s easy to find and it's only open for most of the academic quarter, with limited hours. Parking is much easier for dinner service. This quarter's menu is... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A 3-course meal for a fraction of the cost. Just one of the many reasons why we're fans of Chef's Palette. This student-run kitchen offers a gourmet menu on Thursdays + Fridays -- and we've been impressed with what we've tried. Today it was a charred octopus salad with roasted peppers and frisée, which was cooked perfectly, tender meat and... More

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dom. rep.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Part of a culinary school with student wait staff and assisting in the kitchen. The menu is limited and for dinner one receives a three course meal that is very abundant. The service was good and the food well prepared .For 19.99, best value in town. Wine is available and of good quality.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Because one of my children is finishing up at the art institute, we wanted to go to the restaurant attached to the school. What a Treat!. From the moment we entered, we were treated like we were in a first class restaurant, table settings were set formally, and we were greeted by one of the instructors. For lunch, $14.95, you... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had an awesome Mahi dinner 3 course for $19.99--These people are really working hard. Waiter very pleasant. Wife enjoyed her short rib dinner. Wine very reasonably priced. Great location. Not fancy, but can see all chef's training behind the glass in the kitchen. Chocolate dessert was great. Crab cakes ok. Not a place you'll be for 2 1/2 hours, but... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at a hotel across the street and were fortunate to be in Ft. Lauderdale on the days the restaurant is open to the public. We had a delicious three course meal for $25, and glasses of a great champagne were $8 each. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is interesting because you can watch the chefs in training... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is a practicing place for students at the Culinary school of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. It is a great experience like some other reviewers said. The food is great of course but for us the joy is seeing all the newbies (potentially becoming great chefs in the future) practicing their skills. Highly recommended...We will be back... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

IT'S NOT A DINNER , IT IS A FEAST. IT IS NOT A DINNER OUT BUT A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. We were met at the door by our host Rollyn Angela, the host with the most , he sat us down at our table after a warm welcome and a friendly smile. Our server was KATE KENNEDY who was almost new... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale has a culinary school and the school operates a restaurant 2 days a week for lunch and dinner. The students do an amazing job of hosting, cooking and serving. The dinner menu consisted of 3 courses and all were excellent, and the price is only $19.99. Both my wife and I and the couple... More

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Monroe, Connecticut
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
652 helpful votes 652 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I were in Fort Lauderdale for a week and wanted to try this spot that we saw on our last trip. This is run by the International Culinary School and dining are is in the middle of the kitchens.They are open only on Thursday and Friday for lunch and Dinner.You should call for reservations for it is... More

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