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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Barbeau, Michigan
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this place. Got there just in time for a beautiful sunset over the bay. Did I say this place has great views...well it does. The staff was near perfect. We felt very spoiled by our waiter (Stephen, I think). The food was excellent. The appetizers, entree, and desserts, well...I could go on and on, but I would just make... More 

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Thank Clint M
Spring Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Palette provides a comforting, sophisticated dining experience. From the moment you step in (in our case, from the snowstorm on Saturday Jan 7) you are welcomed and warmed. The first floor decor and lighting are comforting. We dined on the 2nd floor, which was slightly on the dark side, but not uncomfortably so. The wine list was very good, and... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A few years ago I wrote saying that Palette Bistro was my favorite restaurant in Petoskey. Now, after moving to the area (instead of just visiting) and eating at many other good restaurants in the area, I can say that Palette Bistro remains the top restaurant. That is a difficult choice as there are so many fantastic restaurants in Petoskey,... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled here in August and enjoyed the best Gluten Free pizza ever. The view from upstairs is terrific. The ambiance is fun and friendly. They seem to also have seating for larger groups. Will return.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is delicious, the wait staff are very professional and there is a beautiful view of the lake. Never had bad service or food anytime I have been there.

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Thank 343trevah
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. And so glad you enjoy the view, we love it too! More 

Bloomfield Hills MI
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

While we enjoyed dinner, this place its rated number 2 in Petosky on trip advisor -and I think thats a stretch- other places are better. We ate there on a busy fri night. Service was ok but nothing special. The food was good - not great. We shared the butternut squash soup, hubby had seafood paella and I had scallops.... More 

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Thank jmbjdc
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Grayling, Michigan
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112 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My daughter loves their brick oven pizza. They offer very little at lunch time but the food was good.

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Thank sbidwell
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are constantly updating and revising our menu to suit the needs of our guests. Please feel free to contact us at info@palettebistropetoskey.com if there are any specific suggestions you would like to make. We love hearing from our guests, and appreciate their valued feedback. More 

Northville, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The food is always interesting and changing to try out new tastes. I love this variety as I like to try different foods. The staff is great. Also, it is the BEST happy hour in town.

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Thank jegerigk1818
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We strive to keep the menu exciting for our guests, and we appreciate the positive feedback! More 

Oranjestad, Aruba
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This restaurant offers a great view of Lake Michigan as well as a bar area which overlooks the "open" kitchen. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood and meat dishes as well as pizza. The wine selection is very good.

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Thank Harpersonthelane
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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323 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Stopped in here for lunch on our way through Petoskey - and very glad we did! The restaurant part was full, so we didn't sit there, but the view across the bay was fantastic from that area. We sat in the 'bar' part, and it had a really good vibe. It was neat seeing the chefs do their thing. And... More 

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Thank MSkinner
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review and the recommendation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 231-348-3321

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