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The Palace Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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STARTER​
Lemongrass Prawns
Four jumbo prawns marinated with lemongrass and green curry, grilled and served with siracha aioli
Popcorn Shrimp
Crisp and lightly spiced served with chili-lime aioli
Seared Ahi
pan seared wild Ahi served with a seaweed and glass-noodle salad dressed with a Chinese style vinaigrette
Fried Calamari
Lightly​ dusted, crisp calamari served with cocktail sauce
Pot Stickers
Pork and vegetable dumplings sautéed and glazed with sweet
SANDWICHES​
Reuben
lean top round corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing served on grilled rye bread
Palace Chicken Sandwich
Red Bird all natural chicken breast grilled and topped with Brie cheese and caramelized onions served with chili lime aioli
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
all natural Red Bird chicken breast, apples, walnuts, golden raisins and spinach on whole grain bread
BLT
Apple wood smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, organic baby arugula, fire roasted green chili aioli served on toasted focaccia
Palace Burger
½ pound char-grilled 100 % chuck, all natural Angus beef served with red onion, lettuce, tomato and pickle. Please ask about additional toppings
Crispy Fish Sandwich
fried​ Alaskan Pollock served with coleslaw and tartar sauce
Caprese Sandwich
Heirloom​ tomatoes, basil mozzarella, organic arugula, balsamic reduction and olive oil served on toasted focaccia
South West Grilled Chicken Wrap
grilled Red Bird all natural chicken breast, roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and chipotle aioli wrapped in a warm flour tortilla (substitute grilled portabellas if you wish)
French Dip
slow roasted top round, thinly sliced and served on a toasted Palace baguette with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce
Shrimp Po Boy
Fried spicy shrimp served in a toasted baguette with lettuce, tomatoes, diced pickles and creole remoulade
SALAD & SOUPS​
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce tossed with house made croutons, anchovy vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad
Cobb Salad
romaine and field greens tossed in a red wine vinaigrette, with bacon, bleu cheese, eggs, avocado, tomatoes and poached all natural Red Bird chicken breast
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, pickled onions, kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette, served with grilled pita
Spinach and Duck Salad
Baby spinach tossed in sherry and whole grained mustard vinaigrette with bacon, dried cherries, fried shallots finished with shredded duck confit
Cup
Bowl
Soup of the Day
PASTAS​
P.J.’s Salmon Pasta
Asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic and basil, sautéed in olive oil, tossed with angel hair pasta in shrimp broth and topped with a grilled salmon filet
Italian sausage
Sautéed breast of chicken
Penne Pasta
Fresh garlic, basil and roma tomatoes sautéed in olive oil tossed with fresh mozzarella
Spinach and Artichoke Raviolis
Tossed in a fresh basil pesto cream sauce finished with tomatoes, mozzarella and red bell pepper coulis
ENTREE​
St. Louis Ribs
1/3 rack of ribs slow roasted and glazed with Palace B.B.Q. sauce
Steak and Frites
grilled 8oz Angus beef sirloin with pomme frites
Trout Amandine
pan sautéed Rocky Mountain trout, topped with almond brown butter sauce
Salmon and Greens
Grilled salmon finished with a honey ginger lime glaze, pickled ginger and a house salad
Breaded Shrimp
Four butterflied jumbo shrimp, hand breaded and fried served with cocktail sauce
Chicken Paillard
all natural Red Bird chicken breast sautéed and finished with cucumbers and tomatoes in a light rice wine butter sauce
Chicken and Dumpling
a 40 year Palace favorite! Better than ever, all natural poached Red Bird chicken breast and a steamed dumpling served with chicken gravy and cranberry compote
About
The Palace Restaurant features classic American cuisine. Steaks, seafood, pasta, great sauces, homemade breads and desserts. You can elect to dine in our family-friendly Victorian tavern and order from our moderately priced tavern menu or sit in our elegant dining room and order from our fine dining menu. On our summertime patio, both menus are available. Our restaurant is located in a circa-1880 building and is styled with beautiful Victorian furnishings, such as dark woods and Tiffany-style lamps. Our dining room fire place makes for a romantic evening out in the winter and our tavern and patio are "local favorites." From casual to elegant, we provide a very special dining room experience,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews chicken and dumplings salad burger trout almondine pot stickers prime rib train station monday night sit outside service was a little slow outdoor seating daily specials great dinner visit durango main street tavern depot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for more than 25 years. We return just for the chicken and dumplings. Now they offer a single serving per person which we like a lot. Ate in the bar for a “busier” atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Arizonapopi1
Reviewed February 5, 2019

I was part of a large group and we wanted to patronize this place on a Saturday evening (during Snowdown). We sent a representative to the establishment in person earlier that day to see if it would be possible to get a reservation for our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MooreUSA
Palace2018DRO, Manager at The Palace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

On Saturday February 2nd, an individual ran into our restaurant to make a short notice reservation for 40 people to come into our restaurant after hours and play their marching band instruments. An inexperienced employee, caught off guard because we had another snowdown event taking...More

Reviewed January 22, 2019

When you think about a restaurant you think mainly about the food, but there are many factors going into the composite of what makes a meal enjoyable. We go there often, and have especially liked their ginger limed salmon meal. It is consistently excellent. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gmsheldon1
Reviewed October 7, 2018

After our train ride we decide to have dinner at the Palace Restaurant (which is located next to the Train Station) - I had the Trout and my husband had Salmon - both dishes were good. Outside and inside eating - service was good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Darlene J
Reviewed October 6, 2018

One has to pick up their train tickets the night before the train ride, so in town and this place is right next to the trail depot. They have inside seating and outside. We chose the outside and was not disappointed. Got to see the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandra T
Reviewed September 28, 2018

My primary reason for visiting Durango was for the train ride -- The Palace has an outdoor patio right next to the station, how cool is that! The chicken and dumplings are outstanding. Servers were helpful, but not invasive -- they were there when I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Teresa R
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The Palace Restaurant is beautiful, and the location adjacent to the railway depot is great. The food choices and preparation is usually excellent, but the restaurant's "front and back of the house" could not be managed more poorly. On a recent dinner, the server came...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mikecbu
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Never had a bad meal ever!! We have been back several times whenever we visit Durango, the Palace is a must!! Wish they would bring back the Prime Rib, it was to die for!! You must also try the chicken and dumplings, simply the best,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 526gerip
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a very relaxing and comfortable dinner at the Palace. The food was awesome!! The service was wonderful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and we ordered a the pork chops and chicken and dumplings based on his recommendation. It did not disappoint. They were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bhumphriescpa
Reviewed August 28, 2018

A very beautiful, romantic place to eat. Also has a great patio for dining for family fun! This is an elegant and historic place. The decor is absolutely beautiful! The menu, the food, and the service is great as well!! My daughter and I are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank bjsavalon
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