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The Palm

#227 of 2,680 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
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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  • 66
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful place.

We dined here for New Years Eve. We asked for a different table because one is directly next to a consistently opening door of cold wind. They were great and moved us to a beautiful high back round booth. The food is very good. Portions are fancy small and tastey. The service is a bit slow but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
EricaM78
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Verona, Maine, United States
via mobile
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had an event at the Palm in Boston. His coat was taken and because they were too busy that night, no one attended to him to say sorry or that they would search for it. The next day we called and one of the managers could not be bothered as they continued to be very busy. Once I... More 

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Thank SoPaBoston
Sharon, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did not realize the Palm started as an Italian restaurant until I saw them on the Phantom Gourmet. When I saw the Veal and Chicken Parm I know I needed to try it. Luckily my friend wanted to try both as well. So we split an order of chicken and veal. Both were great but I give the advantage... More 

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Thank Ghiatrain
Verona, Maine, United States
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We dined here for New Years Eve. We asked for a different table because one is directly next to a consistently opening door of cold wind. They were great and moved us to a beautiful high back round booth. The food is very good. Portions are fancy small and tastey. The service is a bit slow but attentive and friendly.

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Thank EricaM78
Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Palm in Boston has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I travel frequently and other than the original on 2nd Street in NYC, this one is the best. Their new location is great and the food is always terrific. I know its nuts, but I always get the veal parm. It truly is the best in the city.... More 

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2 Thank gregoryanthonyb
Haverhill, Ma
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had reservations for 7:45 and arrived about 10 minutes early and we were seated almost immediately. The staff was very attentive but not overbearing, A choice of water was presented and brought out quickly. We had time to review the menu and decided to order our appetizers, the Beef Carpacio for me and clam chowder for my wife, both... More 

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1 Thank gsa1951
South Burlington, Vermont
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We chose The Palm restaurant based on other reviews. We ate here Thanksgiving. Best possible choice that we could have made. Excellent service,excellent food.My wife and son each had the 24 oz. ribeye,half of which they brought home for breakfast the next day. I had the filet mignon. We had a family style serving of hand cut fries. The 4th... More 

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Thank ramhead
Boston, Massachusetts
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1,131 reviews
843 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Was in the area and needed a quick meal... so stopped at the bar and ordered a burger... really excellent. Fine draft beer and it did the trick. Wasn't too busy... nice and relaxing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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2 Thank WINEandTRAVEL
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227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I had a business lunch here in November. The service was good, the food very good and the prices while high were more reasonable than I anticipated. I really like the atmosphere and the roominess of the dining room. I will make this a go to spot when dining in the financial district.

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1 Thank Dan L
Concord, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I went out with business associates on a weeknight. This is a great location, with unique decor (we got the low down on all the celebrity pictures on the wall); the service was pleasant and attentive. The table of 8 got several appetizers - all were very good. I got the ribeye steak (only a 24 oz bone in -... More 

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1 Thank Kirby N
Framingham, Massachusetts
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369 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The service, portions and food was excellent. The steaks were cooked just right. The sides are extra but you can order family size or individual portions. Expensive but worth it.

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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: American, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene

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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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.