Dinner was mediocre. To be fair, the other three with me really enjoyed the food but I took a chance on the Veal Parmesan and was very disappointed. The veal was pounded wafer thin and was choked by crust and drowned by bland tomato sauce. But Palm is a steak and seafood place, right? So I thought I had been stupid to order it.
We left to go to a show at the Majestic theater right across the street. The Palm has a great location for show attendees. After the show we returned for a drink. Two of us ordered glasses of NV Taylor-Fladgate port, but were told the only one they had in stock was the much more expensive 20 year Taylor-Fladgate port. I am a fan of that drink so, in spite of the tripling of price agreed to two glasses for me and my friend. But we were brought glasses of a purple liquid with none of the flavors of the tawny. I told our waitress that I was concerned there had been a mistake, as I am very familiar with the TF 20 tawny, and she told me that I must be wrong. She went to check with the bar and they insisted I was wrong, and brought the bottle from which the "glasses were poured". At my insistence she brought the manager who poured a small amount out of the TF 20 bottle and compared it to my glass. It was night and day clear the two were not the same, and they all blushed and scurried away. They dropped the charges for the rot-gut sham from our bill. THANKS!! I at least expected an offer of a glass of the TF 20. That will be my last visit to the Palm in San Antonio. If you go be wary and don't order by the glass; order only by the bottle and watch them open it!
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