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“surf & turf somewhat disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Palm Restaurant Westside

Palm Restaurant Westside
250 West 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
(212) 333-7256
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Ranked #843 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $55
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 8th & Broadway
Description: Stellar steaks and a festive scene at a Theater District winner.
Arlon, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“surf & turf somewhat disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Was invited here by American business partners to enjoy "greatest steaks in the world, New York style,..." decided to go for the Surf & Turf option (something I had fond memories of from a Florida trip some 20 odd years ago). To be frank : I didn't finish the lobster part because taste was just not good. Steak was OK but really nothing special (I much prefer some Argentine or even Irish Angus beef I've had in recent months). Staff was doing its best, though not always super efficient (saw some very young guys, maybe 14/15 y old, is there no law against child labor in NY ?). Red wine was OK. No idea on "value for money" since I didn't pick up the tab.
Wouldn't really recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Thanksgiving!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Family of four, two young kids. Really happy we chose to eat Thanksgiving Dinner at the Palm in NYC after the parade. The busy atmosphere made it feel like family was around. The waitress was excellent and the food was just enough traditional, just enough restaurant to make it special!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bronx, New York, USA
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62 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Special Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

If you’re not a member of the 837 club you should be - I was invited to a special Holiday Mixology 101 Dinner – the Ginger-Tempura Fried Nova Scotia Lobster Skewers with sweet chili sauce was the best on the menu and the Sparling Pama drink -PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur topped with La Marca Prosecco, a classic Italian sparkling wine. The Rosemary & Garlic Lamb Lollipop Chops with lemon aioli were pretty fab also.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Never Disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've always thought of the Palm for family celebrations, but it's also one of the best steakhouses in NYC. Appetizers, a very flavorful take in some old faves, fabulous baked crab cakes, good wine specials by the glass....save room for what follows.
The steaks are perfectly cooked to order, lobsters any size are tender, and the sides--oh, the sides. The perfect compromise is "half and half", a combo of cottage fries (like the best potato chips you can imagine) and fried onion rings. Spinach creamed, sautéed w/garlic or steamed addresses the need for green balance.
Just when you were certain you couldn't, you say yes to the densely perfect carrot cake and a mug of terrific coffee, you stumble out into the street vowing never to eat again, but certain that you want to come back.

Visited October 2013
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Keene, New York
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This restaurant was fun but the food was only average and it was expensive for what we got. Good service. Nice wine list. Didn't appear that the reservation made any difference. They never actually asked us if we had one when we arrived.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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