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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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White Lake, Michigan
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great, but the food was a little heavy. The forest floor mushroom soup was extremely rich, almost like it was a few days old because it was coagulated. I would not recommend that, the squash soup was a nicer consistency. The crab cakes were good, remoulade sauce was mediocre. The seafood paella had very good flavor & the... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

was recommended by the hotel for good food. The menu is very limited...the cheese and salami tray we ordered was good as was the Gazpacho soup...otherwise I was not impressed

Thank mammagogo
Hammond, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived with high expectations but were a little disappointed. The setting is really comfortable with great views of the bay and our server was friendly and attentive. We started with the Forest Floor Soup which was delicious. I ordered the crab cakes and thought they were just average. My wife had a flatbread which she thought was marginal. Beer... More 

Thank jjoyce652
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner. It was happy hour so stayed in bar to try out. Small plates 40% off and drink specials. Large selection. Crab cakes, soups, salads, scallops, mussels quite a variety. Tried many. Every plate was delicious. Even ordered some plates again. Elly our server was excellent. Definitely a one of a kind place. Dinner menu looked good. Staying... More 

Thank Jan C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was completely shocking. We knew it would be great but didn't know it would absolutely blow our minds. The BBQ flank steak over polenta is worth ordering two of since they only make a few each night and once they're out, too bad. The sea scallops were cooked to perfection and we ended up ordering two different plates... More 

Thank Jonathan S
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could award this chef with a Michelin star, I would. Outstanding combinations of flavors, perfect view of the water, exceptional service!! I have not one complaint. This is place was a highlight to my Petoskey weekend getaway! Recommending this place to everyone I know!

Thank Daniellelise1
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably our favorite restaurant in Petoskey. It has an imaginative menu and an excellent choice of craft beers and wines.

Thank Oliver S
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow, food was marginal. Probably not worth the price. I had the house special seafood dish and the forest soup, nothing special there.

Thank bruno984
Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely view overlooking the bay. Server was so pleasant & shared openly with us. Food was A+. Definitely recommended.

Thank cdlinden
Windsor, Canada
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243 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is fine dining in downtown petoskey. The atmosphere is great with local artists displaying their craft. There are 2 floor of dining space with an out door bar in the second floor. Our server Richard was very attentive, never had us waiting and when my wife paella had too much pepper, Richard brought the issue to the manager and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?