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“Perfection!”
Review of Palm Tree Grille - CLOSED

Palm Tree Grille
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Palm Tree Grille is located on a scenic corner in the middle of town. Perfect for people watching.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an upscale, yet casual restaurant...much like the town of Mount Dora itself! The staff was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly, sincere rather than condescending for a tip. Dave was our server...will ask for him again. The food was delicious. We were drawn into the restaurant by the scent of delicious food and we're not disappointed. We both chose burgers...traditional for myself, gourmet for my husband. They were soooo good, that from now on every other burger will be a disappointment. They were cooked exactly as ordered, served on scrumptious ciabatta bread..with fresh crisp fries of your choice ( sweet potato or traditional - both were delish) and the pickle. Don't skip the pickle...they make them there & if they sold them...I'd buy several jars! It was a great dining experience! They regularly offer events that I look forward to trying when in the area. While we were there, they had a 5 course dinner / rum tasting . It was already fully booked. I could see the guests were having a blast! Thanks Palm Tree Grille. See you as soon as we visit the area again!!!!!

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1  Thank Lindabob2014
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Festivals1mtdora, General Manager at Palm Tree Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Thanks for the great feedback! that Rum dinner was fantastic but do not worry, we do wine and spirit tastings every month and now are adding even more due to the overwhelming demand.
We have 165 plus wines at the very best prices and rare and boutique spirits and craft beers as well! No one in the area can match our prices on wines, spirits and craft beers. We look forward to serving you again soon, safe travels, Joe

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We really like the food and ambiance. The chef has some creative ideas and the prices are reasonable. Great wine selection and the staff has always been very friendly and take time to answer any questions.

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Festivals1mtdora, General Manager at Palm Tree Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

I’m thrilled to hear the Palm Tree Grille is your new favorite place to eat! And yes the wine list is the largest and best priced in the area as we set our pricing at normal retail store prices not the typical restaurant high price. We beat the wine shops pricing as well. We can also sell wines, spirits and craft beers just like the local liquor store so drop by and let us know what you would like and we will get it for you. We supply many wine collectors everything they need at the very best prices. Thanks again for dropping by and safe travels, Joe

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good selection of Beers and wine. They have a full bar as well. Dinner was delicious. I ordered the the pasta with shrimp, chicken and sun dried tomatoes. My friend had the shrimp scampi. Both were excellent. The house salad was okay, nothing special, and they were skimpy on the bread. However, our deserts were also yummy. The prices were not bad and the establishment is very nice. All in all, a nice meal.

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Festivals1mtdora, General Manager at Palm Tree Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Thanks so much for the nice review! Fresh seafood is the order of the day at Palm Tree Grille and we have it coming in daily. Our fresh Grouper comes in almost flopping into the restaurant! And the whole Maine Lobsters and Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops are to die for. Thanks again for the kind words, we look forward to serving you some great seafood again soon! Oh, and Ill check on that bread. We bake tons of it daily so I’ll get with Chef and let him know to stop being stingy with it! Hahaha. Thanks again, Joe

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love this restaurant. The retail pricing on wine is unheard of. You mean I can get Camus Cabernet for $75, really? You can't touch that for less than $110 in any other restaurant. I will go back over and over again.

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Festivals1mtdora, General Manager at Palm Tree Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Boy oh Boy have I been waiting for this review! You are so right, our wine prices can't be beat and with over 165 wines to choose from we have no competition in the region for wines of all types. I have collectors from all over who buy wines from us to enjoy at the Palm Tree or to go as we have the same license as your local liquor store. Buy one bottle or a truckload, whatever you like we have it. Don't forget the full bar and craft beers though, we have tons of the best. With the savings you mentioned you can afford to eat out more often at the Palm Tree Grille. Thanks again and I'll make sure we have the wine wall (600 bottles on that wall alone ) fully stocked for you! Safe Travels, Joe Vino

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

The server, Chris, was excellent, great suggestions, and all were delicious. The wine list is incredible! and the prices unbelievably reasonable. Joe, the owner, came by to chat...very enjoyable evening.












the food...no rushing!

Thank Patti L
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Festivals1mtdora, General Manager at Palm Tree Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

So glad you enjoyed the service of Chris, The “Magnificent" as we refer to him. He’s a great guy and really takes care of the customers. The food and wine is what’s it’s all about at the Palm Tree Grille and as you mentioned we have the best selection (165 plus wines) and the best prices. No one even comes close to what we offer. Thanks again for the nice compliments and we will be sure to stop by the table again to say hello and perhaps share a glass of vino with you. Travel Safe and keep those cards and letters coming! Joe Vino

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