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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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  • 17
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Dinner over looking the bay!

There is nothing to dislike about Palette Bistro. The view is spectacular, the food was wonderful and the service was perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Greenlandgirl
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Michigan
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about Palette Bistro. The view is spectacular, the food was wonderful and the service was perfect.

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Woodstock, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I sat at the bar, not busy at all, but took a good 5 minutes or so to have the bartender stop by...he seemed more into making sure his lady friends dessert was ok. Menu looked great and some reviews talk really highly of this place. I got Caesar salad and a margarita pizza...just something light and simple. The salad... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When the Palette opened, it was my go to spot. Great staff and wine list. The food was innovative. The last few times recently, the food was inconsistent and the staff was inattentive. The last time, two of our party had the same entree. The side was sweet potato gratin that was raw. Like uncooked. The waiter was nowhere to... More 

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DEXTER
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We celebrated our newly engaged couple with special dinner here on a Sat. night in March. We had made reservations and asked for a special table with a view of the bay but were seated farther back than we would have liked and did not have much of a view. That was a bit of a disappointment because the view... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had been to Palette a few times and had decent meals, nothing outstanding for the price. We had not gone there in approximately a year because we were just not impressed with the food and it was inconsistent. I found out they had new management and an appealing happy hour so I wanted to give it a try again.... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We chose Palette Bistro based on previous reviews, and our initial impression was positive; the view of the bay (albeit frozen) was pleasant, and we were seated immediately. We elected to order the Taste of Palette, which offers 1 small plate, one large plate, and a dessert for one price (portions are smaller, but perfectly adequate for our appetites). I... More 

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Ishpeming, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have visited Palette Bistro twice on the advice of a local - wow, was she right. This is the sort of food I am used to in Chicago and New York. However, the view of the water makes this a relaxing and enjoyable spot. Varied portion size options make it almost like tapas, if you choose to sample many... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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307 reviews 307 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped here to meet up with some friends and ended up staying for about two hours. It was happy hour so the drinks were a little cheaper and they had a good price on their house wines. This is a neat building with a dining room overlooking the Bay and a bar area where you can observe the preparation... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Delicious sandwiches, clearly made with fresh ingredients. The forest floor soup was incredible! Service was quick and friendly.

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Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had dinner here when visiting Petoskey for a weekend getaway. The food was exceptionally good, and the view was nice overlooking the bay. We both went for the palette 3 course deal. I think it's an off season special. I tried the winter caprese, beef tenderloin and baked chocolate pudding. Everything was perfect. Even the simply dressed greens accompanying... More 

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

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