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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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176 reviews 176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Stopped in based upon TA reviews and was not disappointed. The cream of broccoli and cauliflower soup was amazing. The sandwiches were good as well. Would highly recommend for lunch.

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Grand Isle, Vermont
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has great views of the Bay, and the staff seem attentive to where patrons are seated, providing good views and keeping large parties a bit segregated from the smaller parties. They use a farm-to-table approach, which is too rare in Michigan. Our standards for this type of food are pretty high--we have eaten at Hen of the Wood... More

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Albany, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at the Pallette and it was very good. We were able to get a seat by the window overlooking the bay and that added to the experience. They have an interesting menu and have a lot of choices to get half a sandwich and a salad or soup which adds to the variety. Very enjoyable and satisfying.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped in recently to Palette Bistro for happy hour and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The weather was nice for September so we decided to sit out on the patio, although you can also enjoy happy hour at the bar or in the covered patio on the second floor. Of course, if you do the happy hour you don't get to... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went to Palette again after dining there on vaca last year. The food,views and service were as amazing as it was last year! We requested a lake view table-a definite must if you dine there!.Our server was great. We were dining with some friends who can be a challenge sometimes to dine with as they are incredibly picky/detailed on how... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to Palette Bistro for business lunch. Very interesting and unique lunch menu. View from dining room over bay is fantastic. Bar is popular with more causal food. Advise checking menu since it changes often.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beef soup more like a consume and beet salad were excellent, gazpacho was very good with a salsa twist to it and pizza was very thin crust and slightly untraditional in flavor

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The outside of the building didn't look like much, but once we were inside...wow! We had a lovely table by a big picture window overlooking the garden and the lake. Heather, our waitress, was friendly and informative without being obsequeous. The menu was a creative delight. I had a flavorful portobello mushroom paninni with white fish curry salad. Everything is... More

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Holland, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in on a Sunday night for dinner. We learned it was happy hour and ordered a bunch of appetizers instead. Some were very good, but the mussels were so spicy we couldn't eat them. Our server was very nice and took them off of our bill. We decided not to stay for dinner. We were also disappointed that... More

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Flint
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Friday my sig. other and I enjoyed a well prepared lunch of paella, Caesar salad, smoked Whitefish salad and a Portobello Panini sandwich; delicious!! We would absolutely return for any meal, anytime and this chic intimate restaurant tucked away in the gas light district. Art abounds on the walls and of course, the large expansive windows affords a spectacular view... More

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