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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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Traverse City, Michigan
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268 reviews 268 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped by the Palette Bistro en route to the Yoop. It was a quiet Thursday night, and we were fortunate to be offered a table with a lovely view. The Bistro offers a wide-ranging selection of "small" and "large" plates. It's sort of one-part tapas bar and one-part full-fledged restaurant. It also includes a nice variety... More 

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North Central Indiana
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171 reviews 171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We tried this restaurant after looking at the reviews and were not disappointed! We had a family of 6 and we all enjoyed something different. We greatly appreciated the chef's selections and his commitment to quality ingredients, even in the dead of winter! The next time we are here, we'll ask for a window seat as the view over the... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

On this cold winter night my husband and I ate at this wonderful restaurant. Eating there only once before we had fond memories of the paella that we had then. We had such a good meal 2 years ago, we were hoping that their food was as good as remembered. It did not disappoint us in the least. We had... More 

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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

From the moment you enter and see the warm bar area and are greeted by friendly staff, this restaurant is a great experience. There is lovely art by local artists displayed, the carpet is taupe and muffles sound, the background music is non- intrusive and the large windows provide a lovely view. I had the Maple Dijon Glazed Pork Loin... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I stopped for lunch based solely upon TripAdvisor reviews and a desire to avoid fast food for a five day trip to Traverse City & Mackinac Island. It took a bit of GPS help to find this restaurant, but it was worth the search. We each had a large cup of soup and a half sandwich. My... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

NEVER AGAIN. We had a reservation and were seated at our table when we arrived but then sat there for about 20 minutes without anyone taking a drink order, food order, bringing bread, NOTHING. When when we finally did see our server, she was arrogant and rude. Unbelievably rude nasty person. We ordered two identical martinis and one came about... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Although at first glance the menu seemed pretentious, I found the food to be quite delicious. The selection of wine by the glass included a wonderful red from the Rhone region of France. The service was great and the view overlooked a Lake Michigan bay through large windows. To end a great experience, a yummy chocolate nut pie was available.... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Palette Bistro is up on the hill overlooking the marina and bay. It is a beautiful setting with even better food. Our family, which included 6 adults and 2 small children, went there last Friday night. We were seated quickly and served promptly. The waitress was attentive and got everything we needed to help keep the kids busy and quiet.... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a great alternative for those looking for an upscale dining experience. Service is polite, knowledgeable and the food is amazing! The atmosphere is very pleasant; not the traditional layout for a restaurant and with great views of the bay. I enjoyed everything: the 18-years aged sweet Balsamic served with bread, the Capresse salad, the mussels a la puttanesca... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had dinner here & enjoyed the food & beer but seemed a little overpriced for what you get. I realize they are not your average local 'joint' and try to attract upper-class clientele and do have some creative chef work being done. Maybe it's just that I enjoy simpler food and am not into the nouveau-type restaurants that I certainly... More 

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

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