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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
North Little Rock
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sunday Brunch with a great view of Lake Michigan was living life right. You would never know from the street entrance that this restaurant had dining in the back with large windows for such a scenic view. Two couples and we each had a different choice of eggs benedict; classic, scallops, crab cake and mushroom bleu cheese bread pudding. I... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped in with our two young daughters on a Saturday night. We got outdoor seating on the patio. The staff was very nice and accommodating. We had excellent salads and our small plates were delicious. An amazing chocolate desert that was like a molten lava cake. This place is well worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This is my third time at this Bistro. Our first visit was excellent on every level. Second visit was marred by a truly bad paella. This time--the first with our adult kids being with us--things were all on track. We had a nice table with a bay view on a pretty Saturday evening. Appetizers of polenta with sausage and toast... More

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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While visiting the Harbor Springs, MI area during last week of July-2014, Stopped in the Palette Bistro in Petoskey, MI without reservations for early dinner and were greeted and seated with the most gracious attention. After being seated we spotted a table with a better view of the bay (Little Traverse Bay) and requested it. Although the table we requested... More

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Troy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We got here Monday at 18:50 ish. The hostess told us that we have to wait about 30 min. So we put our name than come back 30 min later. They have other couple infront of us. She told them 30min waiting. When I aproched her she told me another 30min waiting???come on!! She does not know how to read... More

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Redford, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

4 friends and myself went for dinner Aug 1st. Drinks were delicious. Appetizers, fine. Dinner was a nightmare. My meal was fantastic, the special of bbq rubbed pork. But the rest of my friends, horrible. They all ordered different meals that had risotto in it. One friends was so overly cooked that the starch melted in a disgustingly manner in... More

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Lawton, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place was a great find! Happy hour drinks and small plate deals. The three of us shared four small plates and they were all so good! I would love to come back and highly recommend it. Great food and service, and the outdoor setting too!

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indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went based on a tip from a local and it was great. The drinks were reasonably priced and very generous. There was a large variety of different entrees and everyone in our group of four enjoyed then. The deserts were really good also. The service was really good. All for a very reasonable price. We went another night for... More

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michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

First time eating at Palette Bistro last night. We all loved the place and will definitely return. Our food was excellent! Can't choose a favorite because it was all so good. We all ordered different appetizers and entrees and couldn't resist sharing our individual dishes with each other. We ate everything from Lobster Gnocchi to Toast with Jam it was... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant for dinner during a recent stay in Petoskey and highly recommend it. From the moment you walk in, you feel welcomed by the friendly staff. They let you know that you're a guest and that they're glad to serve you. We liked the concept of choosing big and small plates to share. We had the polenta... More

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