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Review of The Palace Grill

The Palace Grill
Ranked #23 of 563 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Established in 1985, The Palace Grill is a Santa Barbara landmark restaurant featuring authentic New Orleans-inspired cuisine and a fun, lively atmosphere. Winner of The Santa Barbara's Independent Reader's Poll for "Best Restaurant Service". Located in Santa Barbara's charming Old Town district, The Palace Grill has something for everyone. Our menu features a wide range of contemporary American Grill items with a focus on authentic Southern and Louisiana specialties such as Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffee, New Orleans Bar-B-Que Shrimp, Blackened Filet Mignon, and delicious daily "Menu Additions". In addition we have a number of exciting Caribbean dishes and a line of Creole-Italian pastas. To insure that we remain authentic, the Palace routinely flies its staff to New Orleans to experience first-hand the magical quality of the city that has inspired the spirit of the Palace Grill. The Palace has been featured in dozens of national publications including Gourmet(R) Magazine, Bon Appetit(R) and USA TODAY(R). Throughout the years, The Palace has also been a favorite of culinary legends (including chef Julia Child and chef Wolfgang Puck) and has served its cuisine to countless global dignitaries - including 5 U. S. Presidents. At the Palace Grill, everyone shares one goal: to give our guests the most extraordinary dining experience possible: every time they visit. Besides our wonderful cuisine, The Palace is known for it's unique style of "Team Service" (which the Nation's Restaurant News called "an idea whose time has come") and our nostalgic nightly staff and guest Sing-A-Long to Louis Armstrong's iconic song - "What A Wonderful World." Come join the celebration known as "The Palace Grill Experience."
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Have been dining at The Palace Grill for close to 15 years now and have NEVER been disappointed. When available, the Red Fish is a must have if you like fish. The service has consistently been excellent. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Whenever we bring anyone new to this place for dinner, we never mention that they will be singing. OK, you don't have to sing, but lighten up a little and just go for it, it adds to the inviting atmosphere every time.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great Cajun restaurant just off State Street. Went for lunch (till 3pm) and had the Crawfish Etouffee. This is a must try and can be ordered mild or spicy (we asked for mild which still had enough bite) and at $10.25, it's a great price. Comes with veggies, rice and 2 small baked muffins (banana and jalapeno corn bread). The shrimp roux the crawfish is cooked in will make you want to lick the plate at the end. Service was good and our food came out quickly from the kitchen. Will definitely come back again (maybe more than once!)

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

What a fun, great dining experience. The atmosphere is very authentic, the food excellent and the friendly service! This is a true New Orleans restaurant located in Santa Barbara. From what we had heard from others if you want some real Cajun food located not on the Bayou this was the place to go. We ordered the filet mignon and it was the best we had ever had! The Caesar salad was great also and the popcorn shrimp! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We had really good food here and wonderful service. The prices were very good and the owner, Sandy even came over to our table, introduced herself and thanked us for coming in. This was the perfect end to a great weekend in Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

wouldn't go back... food only ok, bread pudding only thing good. lots of other great local places in SB

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