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“Client is always right”
Review of The Grateful Palate - CLOSED

The Grateful Palate
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: The Grateful Palate is one of the top fine dining restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, featuring a Wine and Liquor Bar/Lounge, exclusive private dining options and specialized catering in the Fort Lauderdale and South Florida area.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Client is always right”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went here with a friend to the dine out Ft Lauderdale. First the waiter was confused on if they still offered the promo. They did. The food was okay. The duck meatballs were very overdone. Finally my friend bought a glass of wine and didn't notice there were two sizes. The waiter didn't mention it to her either. So when the bill came she noticed the charge was larger she asked about it and the waiter said he assumed she wanted the larger side. Instead of apologizing about the confusion he argued with her even bringing out the menu to show the prices. Awful customer service and very uncomfortable. I hope there is some coaching about the customers views

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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Blown Away”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Expensive because it is WORTH IT. To start, we had three house special cocktails at the liquor bar. Every cocktail was stunning. Then we headed to the food bar, where we were spoiled by the chefs with an array of dishes with tastes best described as edible art. Finally we enjoyed two more creative cocktails, and we were stuffed and happy.

One suggestion is to go on a weekday evening, when it is not packed, and sit at the food bar. Then let the amicable chef and his staff work their decadent magic on your palate.

The only drawback so far, is that I am being haunted by the memory of flavors from the meal. I need to go back... badly.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank JefferyTrotta
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Lucky Night”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

On a recent weekend in south Florida for Miami football we had made a reservation at a much lauded place in South Beach. This was my back up plan if we couldn't get down there in time and that's exactly what happened. What a stroke of luck that 1) we ended up here and 2) we were able to walk in on a Friday night and get a seat at the bar. We had a lovely bottle of wine (and the selection is most unique) and the tamarind glazed pork belly (to die for) to start and also got lucky 3) stone crab claws with the best mustard ever! We loved every thing about this place and cannot wait to go back--it will be our "go to" whenever we are in the area. The staff is super friendly (which isn't always the case in a setting like this if you are not a "local") and even introduced us to a couple who are frequent patrons sitting with us at the bar! We were so glad circumstances landed us here--don't react as my husband did when you see the unimposing exterior--fabulous-ness awaits you inside!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MrsH0dges
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Fine Dining”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The food, the wine, the atmosphere indoors is excellent. I wish I could pick this restaurant up and place it beach front to replace one of the many, many mediocre beachfront restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Very good quality, great presentation, excellent flavors. This restaurant has never failed to impress me and I have been 3 or 4 times.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank FoodieGirl50
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Miami, Florida
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“Top Notch”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Best restaurant in South Florida.

Everything from the ambiance to the food to the staff is incredible. We didn't have reservations on a busy Saturday night, so we chose to sit at the chef's bar- Which gave us a birds eye view of the kitchen. It was an amazing experience. Not only did we get to sample dishes as we chatted with the executive chef, but we were able to witness how the kitchen operates and the levels of perfection that they try to attain with every dish.

We started with the cheese plate, which was a tasty concoction of brie, port cheddar, danish blue and Manchego, with a mango chutney jelly/honey that was to die for.

The Conch sliders were unique and inventive.. Filled with flavor and in between two perfectly fried plantains. The best method to eat these gems is to squeeze the plantain chips. The conch tasted great with hints of lime and onion in combination with salty plantain and occasional sweetness that seeps out.

We were given samples of scallop ceviche and pork belly in a basil / parsley oil sauce. Both amazing.

Both main courses were great. My fiance had Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection with a mushroom ragout, while I had a tenderloin with chocolate mole sauce and a bacon infused polenta that tasted more like a biscuit full of goodness.

After the fairly large meal we were ready to burst, but since we were sitting at the chefs bar/table, we were offered two additional desserts on top of the one we ordered. The indulgence stole the show with various flavors of ice cream topped with melted meringue that resembled a marshmallow.. The chef also recommended Lavender ice cream, which we passed on.. However, a large scoop was brought out with dinner. Simply amazing . I never thought a fragrance such as lavender would go so well in a dessert. Finally, we were given a bread pudding in a date sauce which was simply to die for.

Overall, I would rank the experience a 10 out of 10. Sitting at the chefs table was a culinary treat. I will be going back soon.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank dcee101
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