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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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