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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With minor past exceptions, Palette Bistro continues consistently to deliver fine fare in a lovely setting. For the first time we were seated on the second floor, which has an even grander vista on Little Traverse Bay. It was a cloudy evening but the view was still great. A Forest Floor Soup delivered wonderful earthy mushroom flavors while delicate crab... More 

Thank Scott H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had pizza-salmon-chicken--salads--all very good very happy with the wine selection--desserts were good--happy we chose this restaurant

Thank 1741Gayle
Petoskey, Michigan
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to the Bistro for four in the group. The key lime cheese cake was fabulous. All the meals were great and all agreed they would recommend this place to friends.

Thank Kerry O
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ambiance, service and quality food prepared and served up perfectly. Suggested to us by a local who works at Bay Harbor Golf. Wonderful evening, arrived quite late after 18 holes of golf. Staff was accommodating and never felt like we were being rushed. A+++!

Thank Pspon
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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350 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch on the top deck outdoor seating area. But, they have comfortable indoor seating with lake view and a ground level patio as well. Our salads were delicious, complimented with a glass of wine. Service was friendly and efficient. We will return!

Thank Alice W
Troy, Michigan
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like this place because the service is efficient yet unobtrusive. The soups and salads we ordered were delicious and just imaginative enough to make lunch interesting.

Thank Cheryl C
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice casual dinning. The service and food was excellent. A very nice view of the lake. Great steak and salmon. Would definitely eat their again.

Thank Malanothegreat
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch and food was great! Prices were very on point and definitely worth the stop. We sat on the second floor by two big windows and the view was beautiful and the waitstaff were very attentive.

Thank Mindy M
Petoskey, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live here in Petoskey and this is a date night favorite. How is original. The menu always change it. It always fresh and well prepared.

Thank Mbeigle
Jenison, Michigan
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a wedding reception brunch, and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The desserts we especially wonderful to taste. The wait staff was very accommodating.

Thank Alan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: 12313483321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?