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The Palm

#453 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#491 of 2,934 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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One International Place, Boston, MA 02110 (High St. and Oliver St.)
(617) 867-9292
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Palm Boston is moving! Our Westin Copley Place location is closing...
The Palm Boston is moving! Our Westin Copley Place location is closing 12/31/11 but look for our new location to open in late 2012. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on the new Palm Boston: http://www.facebook.com/PalmRestaurant For over 85 years Palm Restaurant has been renowned for its aged USDA prime steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian entrees, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. But there’s more to Palm Restaurant - there’s that certain something special. The Palm Restaurant has it, and once you get it, you just can’t get enough. It’s a hearty handshake, a sea of conversation and laughter, a panorama of caricatures and character. It’s your favorite table, your favorite drink and the best of everything. Experience the ongoing celebration of timeless tradition, lively spirits and legendary taste. Experience The Palm Restaurant ...The Classic American Steak House.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service, great location, great food

The highlights of this restaurant are service and location. It's really easy to find. The service was excellent and the waitstaff knowledgeable on wine and food. The menu is not really imaginative, but the creamed spinach is really good, and the steaks are cooked correctly and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Sportsgirl59
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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NYC
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I finally had the opportunity to dine at "The Palm". It was near closing on a Saturday night. Since the hour was late, not that they were rushing me out, I did not want to overload myself. I really want to have the aged Ribeye steak. So I ordered that along with a combination of sauté mushrooms and Brussel sprouts.... More 

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The highlights of this restaurant are service and location. It's really easy to find. The service was excellent and the waitstaff knowledgeable on wine and food. The menu is not really imaginative, but the creamed spinach is really good, and the steaks are cooked correctly and delicious.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really liked the prix fixe option here for lunch. We each chose a salad, main dish and dessert to enjoy with a glass of wine (why not?). It costs $26, but honestly you pay close to that other places and it gives you a chance to relax in the booths, be comfortable and take your time. I'd never tried... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We loved the trout and the convenient location in downtown Boston give it a high likelihood of being revisited for another business lunch! We had used this as a venue for our team to meet and have lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not excellent, but very good food at fairly high prices. We had a fixed price meal with salads as starters and a surf and turf combo main (filet mignon and lobster). At $59, it was reasonable and the portions were quite large, especially the sides. Good service and nice setting.

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Babylon, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Other than Baltimore, the best crab cakes I've had. There are some places with nicer ambiance, but should be ranked much higher than it is in my opinion.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm a member of The Palm's 837 Club and always enjoy a meal at The Palm. The food is consistently good and the Boston location is no exception. I had the lamb chops which are big and were perfectly cooked. The service wasn't fantastic - the waiter seemed a little too busy so we didn't get as much attention as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Wow we have been going to the Palm restaurant for many years and this recent experience was by far the worst in Boston. Cold food, inattentive service....for the price of the meal, everything lacked considerably. With the all of the steak places in Boston, pick another. (Outdoor dining is by far the worst)

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've had a far better experience at the Palm in Las Vegas. Have now been to the Palm in Boston twice. Once fair at best service, once very good. Both times, very good appetizers. Both times, the very expensive steak was no better than one purchased at a supermarket and grilled at home. I am not impressed at all. And... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went here for the chicken parm after seeing it highlighted on the Phantom Gourmet as one of the "best in boston" It was aweful! No seasoning and no flavor. barely any sauce. Basically an unseasoned piece of chicken with cheese melted on it. I can't speak to their steaks, but our food was terrible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: One International Place, Boston, MA 02110
    (High St. and Oliver St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 867-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

Description

The Palm Boston is moving! Our Westin Copley Place location is closing 12/31/11 but look for our new location to open in late 2012. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on the new Palm Boston: http://www.facebook.com/PalmRestaurant For over 85 years Palm Restaurant has been renowned for its aged USDA prime steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian entrees, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. But there’s more to Palm Restaurant - there’s that certain something special. The Palm Restaurant has it, and once you get it, you just can’t get enough. It’s a hearty handshake, a sea of conversation and laughter, a panorama of caricatures and character. It’s your favorite table, your favorite drink and the best of everything. Experience the ongoing celebration of timeless tradition, lively spirits and legendary taste. Experience The Palm Restaurant ...The Classic American Steak House.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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