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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: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We came for dinner and thought it was great. It's a nice quiet upscale place. The service was good. They have a great drink selection as well as expansive dinner menu. We got drinks, an appetizer, dinner, and dessert and were impressed by all of them. You also can't beat having a view of Lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came for dinner and thought it was great. It's a nice quiet upscale place. The service was good. They have a great drink selection as well as expansive dinner menu. We got drinks, an appetizer, dinner, and dessert and were impressed by all of them. You also can't beat having a view of Lake Michigan during dinner.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ran into the Palette Bistro while wandering the streets of Petoskey and it happened to be lunch time. We asked for a seat with a view and we were rewarded with a delightful table overlooking Little Traverse Bay and the yacht basin and park. Our delightful waiter was at our table immediately, took our drink order - an excellent... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Recently dined here while visiting Petoskey. We went for dinner. The place was busy, but not too loud. We had a great table right by the window, looking out over the lake -- beautiful. The food is a bit pricey but totally worth it. I had the paella, which was a huge portion. It was delicious and jam-packed with flavor.... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Palette Bistro is one of the upscale and fairly expensive Petoskey restaurants. Very nice view of Lake Michigan and outside seating is available. Food was good but not outstanding, service was ok but not outstanding. The paella is recommended as are the desserts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were attracted to this place because there was a chalkboard outside that said 40% off on "small plates" beginning at 4 and since it was 4, we thought...what a savings! What we didn't know was those prices were for dining areas facing the street. Since waterview is a plus to us & it was my hubbie 's birthday, we... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

FABULOUS! Delicious food! Meghan was terrific. We had the Palette salad and the encrusted Salmon. Just incredible. And the view of the sunset was to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I found Palette Bistro on Tripadvisor, and chose it based on proximity. We were hoping to sit outside, and didn't know they had a sun deck (despite it being visible from the entrance) but our table inside had a great view over the water. I had 2 children with me, ages 6 and 1, and 4 adults. We were just... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the menu choices creative and good. Food quality great, service awesome, will go again. Thanks Hanna, for great service/experience.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant. Service was above average. The small plate options expand the choices available. They also offer a small plate combo which includes a salad, entree and dessert choices. We each choose that because it was a good value and all the courses were excellent.

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a nice dinner here with a variety of appetizers and main courses. The menu is interesting and varied, with both seafood and meat dishes available. Service was very professional and friendly. We had a. Ice table by the windows looking out to the bay on a beautiful evening. Very pleasant decor and setup. The wine list is varied with... More 

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

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  • 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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