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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered the mussels, oven fired salmon, and a hanger steak that was on special. The food was excellent. The view of Little Traverse Bay is perfect for a nice meal. Plan on the meal taking at least an hour from ordering to receiving the food.

Thank GeographicAnomaly
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointed with last year's dinner here, we were back in Petoskey this year and decided to give PB another try. Glad we did: great dinner, excellent service--from every member of the staff, and many tables with superb views of the beautiful bay. My tenderloin and my wife's salmon were delicious. Our server was very helpful with the wine pairing. Next... More 

Thank profofphil
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were wandering when we decided to eat at Palette Bistro. Our experience was awesome! We had a great meal and an awesome waitress, Ellie, who made the experience even more enjoyable. We didn't have a reservation so we sat in the bar area which was fine, but with a reservation you can get a table overlooking the water. We... More 

Thank 311kathrynb
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dinner was fair. The pre dinner salad was wonderful. Then we got our entree. My husband got the aged New York strip. They said it could be made gluten free, it had bernaise sauce, but he had a very bad gluten reaction that night. I had the tenderloin, which wasn't really tender. Then a table of 6 was seated next... More 

Thank Jane N
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our last night of a short vacation in Michigan. We chose Palette Bistro for our dinner not really knowing anything about the restaurant. What a wonderful surprise! We made reservations, showed up a bit late but were still seated with a wonderful Lake Michigan view although the restaurant was nearly full. The service was superb and the food... More 

Thank travellots3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of three couples had a fabulous meal at the Palette Bistro. The food and service were impeccable. The outstanding view of Little Traverse Bay set the stage for a wonderful evening. The Palette will be our must visit spot on our next trip to Petoskey!

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Petoskey, Michigan
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located at 321 Bay Street, the Palette Bistro is a lovely dinner restaurant. Our table was located inside with a tremendous view of Little Traverse Bay. We had a very knowledgeable server who brought warm and delicious home made bread and a 17-year aged Balsamic vinaigrette which was the best we'd ever tasted. We ordered salmon which was very good,... More 

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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have eaten here several times. Still my favorite in Petoskey. The food is excellent. Wonderful view of the Bay. Try it you will be glad you did.

Thank John B
Farmington Hills, MI
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal at Palette Bistro! Our table was right by the window, giving us a beautiful view of Little Traverse Bay. The service was excellent. The crab cake appetizer, which was covered with fresh crunchy pea shoots, had a very tasty sauce. I ordered salmon and it was prepared perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank mich-noto
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place. My husband and I had the 3-course tasting menu and absolutely every single thing we ordered was amazing. Our waiter, Tanner, gave us great recommendations and never flinched when I asked for a substitution, and also got it right. We had a table at the back of the restaurant overlooking the bay on the second floor,... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, 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?