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The Palm

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)
(215) 546-7256
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Ranked #390 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Walnut
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The only place that I will order lobster. In addition to their yearly lobster special every summer they have a special waiter that completely shells your lobster so there isn't any mess. Everything is good. Not only for tourists, I live in Phila. and go there regularly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am torn with this restaurant. The atmosphere is not very romantic if that's what you're looking for. The prices and servers give the place an expensive vibe but the décor and set up suggest more casual than fancy. Steaks are served a la carte. The sides are served family style so you're meant to share. Desserts are big. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my first time having dinner at The Palm and it certainly will not be my last time. The restaurant had a great social vibe and our waiter was great too. They have a summer special, which is 9 oz. filet and lobster, choice of soup or salad, and a shared side dish. First of all the filet was... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were looking for a good steakhouse to eat at after a show at the Kimmel Center. The Palm is a block from the center and seemed to be a good fit. It has a great history, so if you get a chance to read about it on their menu or on line you should. The decoration of the inside... More

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Yardville, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate here for our Anniversary Dinner and our Steak Oscar was delicious, it was topped with fesh lobster. The sides of brussel sprouts and spinach were perfect. Our waiter, Norman, suprised us with a complimentary dessert with a candle and a bowl of fresh berries, perfect meal and service.

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royersofrd
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I decided to dine at the Palm after a 2 'clock play last week. The service was excellent but the food too pricey for the taste. I had the tuna steak and my husband the crab cakes. The sides were priced extra. The meal came promptly but the atmosphere also was a disappointing. For $110.00 with only... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Celebrated a graduation dinner. Food was average, both steaks cooked wrong. Sides just mediocre. Their famous 1/2 and 1/2 used to be cottage fries and onion strings, but now potato chips and onion rings . Not good. I still love the bar and the Palm has the two best bartenders in the city. We will go back, it's an institution,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I understand this place is popular with the business account crowd. It is an old school Steak House chain. The food is mediocre at best, and obscenely expensive for the product you receive. Who has the guts to charge $37 for a piece of Farm Raised Salmon served al a carte. My strip steak was gristly, and tasteless. If you... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Myself and my wife visited The Palm on Sunday the 27th of April for our 12 year Anniversary. We had a 9pm reservation, which is their last seating of the evening. This was our first visit. There were a couple of issues but all in all, it turned out to be a good experience. Our server, Luanna (I think that's... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a Philadelphia institution that I was invited to for a week-day lunch. The setting is very clubby and traditional, the restaurant has been there for ages. We both ordered a specialty burger with sides. everything we ordered was recommended on their menu as a Palm special. To cut to the chase the person that invited me had to... More

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