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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch...why is this not #ONE???

Absolutely delicious! Choice one and two ranked places closed on Sunday so we defaulted to this place. What luck! Cubano sandwich and chicken curry soup are a must. Melt in your mouth flavor. I will try to replicate those recipes this winter. Baked chocolate pudding is to die for! My husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delicious! Choice one and two ranked places closed on Sunday so we defaulted to this place. What luck! Cubano sandwich and chicken curry soup are a must. Melt in your mouth flavor. I will try to replicate those recipes this winter. Baked chocolate pudding is to die for! My husband had hake sandwich, also great but our fav was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times and the food is always excellent. We had three great meals however one, seafood paella, had great flavor but had mussel shell chips in it and was not eatable. We mentioned it to the wait staff and they offered to bring us another but we declined. I would have thought they would have adjusted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good beer choices surprised us. Great view. Outdoor seating in front. Lovely ambience and menu. Great presentation of food. Good service

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Plano, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

In August, had reservations for a group of 12 with a wonderful view. The restaurant was ready for us -- with great service. Our waitress young, lady, blonde was terrific. The wine list was great & the stemmware was excellent. Drank Chalk Hill Chard. - priced perfectly and a Big red. The restaurant is beautiful - upscale decor and flowers... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for Dinner Thursday evening with our 5&8 year olds- they do have call ahead but we just walked in a just had a minute wait which was fun. The drinks were fantastic and our table by the window had a perfect view of the lake. The offer a kids menu but my kids choose the mussels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely fantastic dinner. Great service! With great food, this place offers a beautiful view with a spotlessly clean place. Ethan was attentive and fun!

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Irving, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great atmosphere and fun times. Beautiful view of the Bay. Food was pretty good and service was ok. Could have been a little more attentive for our big group.

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Portland, Michigan, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Advertised as a vegetarian restaurant but not really more so than others. Servers nice but it did take time for our food. The gazpacho was very good but the root salad was short on roots. The cubano good but not great. Go for the outside seating on a beautiful day, but look elsewhere if you want that special meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Top notch place creative menu. Local and in season ingredients are on the menu as well as a substantial list of vegetarian dishes. The staff was friendly and attentive. Palette Bistro is well above the usual Up North fare. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife had shrimp and scallops in a white wine cream sauce and said it was the best sauce she ever had. She did mention though the shrimp seemed a bit over cooked. However, That's a heck of a compliment from her. I had the penne with chicken- which was their version of Mac and cheese. It was flavor full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 231-348-3321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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