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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

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
Reviewed October 20, 2016 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...More

Thank jjoyce652
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

Thank you for the review. We would love to have you back.

Reviewed October 19, 2016 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...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed October 18, 2016 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....More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed October 13, 2016 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...More

Thank Daniellelise1
Reviewed October 13, 2016

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
Reviewed October 4, 2016 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
Reviewed October 3, 2016

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

Thank cdlinden
Reviewed October 2, 2016 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...More

Thank Ken F
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Based on the TripAdivsor ratings we decided on having lunch here when we stopped in Petoskey. We were there offseason and its wasn't very crowded. We were taken to a table overlooking the water which was very nice. My wife ordered a cup of vegetable...More

Thank wildcatflyer
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Response from DonandSheron | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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: +1 231-348-3321
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Palette Bistro, located on the edge of downtown Petoskey, is a unique alternative in upscale casual dining. The food is innovative and pleasing. A Mediterranean inspired menu that evolves seasonally featuring small plates and rustic brick oven preparations. Complimented by carefully selected wines from Europe, Michigan Craft and Belgian Beers. The restaurant offers two floors of seating with stunning views of Little Traverse Bay, intimate lounges and al fresco dining.
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