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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
231-348-3321
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Ranked #4 of 80 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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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Delicious food, reasonable prices for the high quality provided, wonderful view of Little Traverse Bay. The same sort of very imaginative menu and drinks as at the sister restaurant, the Park Grill. Had a late lunch that felt very festive and would have been happy to have had all our meals here but wanted to try other places, of course.

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Oakland Township, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had another fantastic meal at the Palette over the 4th of July. This year it was lunch looking down on Lake Michigan's vast expanse of sailboat dotted waters. Last year, we went for dinner and a sunset over the lake. Both the times the meals were outstanding, accompanied by excellent wine. Both times the view and ambiance were perfect.... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

First time at this restaurant and we will be back! Beautiful interior with amazing views of the bay. Sunset was gorgeous. Shannon waited on us and couldn't have been friendlier! Attentive but not intrusive. Nice leisurely meal and we didn't feel rushed. The food choices were varied and the specials were amazing! The caprese salad with bacon and the house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great drink specials, they also have small plates and nightly dinner specials. The menu changes periodically so that you don't get bored with their selections.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I think this is the best restaurant in Northern Michigan. Food and service is always great. The atmosphere and view of the Bay is special. You can't go wrong!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Truly inspired cuisine from a talented chef! Wine guys never fail to disappoint! Palette is a hidden jewel in the treasure that is Petoskey.

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Cleveland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although there is patio seating facing Bay St., the hot sun was beating down on it, and the few tables with umbrellas were occupied. So, we opted to sit inside, and we're glad we did. We lucked out and got a two-top at a window with a view of the Bay in the distance and a small garden under the... More

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Palette is wonderful. We ordered a variety of small plates for dinner - all were creative and really good. The wine list really fits the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant in Petosky, an increasingly foodie town. The view is nice, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My fiancé and I were in Petoskey for a wedding, and we had heard of this restaurant from friends. After a warm evening walk through town to the west bluff overlooking the bay, we entered this restaurant with its modern, warm, and inviting decor. After being greeted by the friendly hostesses, my fiancé and I were informed that our table... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were there for lunch in early June just before peak season. Able to get a prime seat at the window overlooking the bay since there wasn't anyone else in there. Nice experience to have the restaurant to ourselves. If it was busy, I'm sure we wouldn't have had the table of our choice and the experience wouldn't have been... More

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