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“Average and need to work out who does what.”
Review of Palette Bistro

Palette Bistro
Ranked #1 of 107 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 15, 2012

WE received the wrong items. We were forgotten for a while and we overheard similar things had happened at the table next to us. We complained and the manager apologized. We tried again and same thing. We will not return. Too bad because the view and the location are very good.

Thank William L
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Everything. Great views. Great food. Excellent staff

Thank cindy g
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

We cannot wait to go back. The view was amazing. The food was fantastic. And our waiter was great. Very helpful in recommending not just what dish to have but how to have it served. We brought our children and they were great with them. We will be back soon.

Thank CadillacCouple
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The Palette Bistro is part of two busy restaurant/bar venues in Petoskey, MI ... the other being City Park Grille which I will talk about in a subsequent review ... Palette Bistro is located on a very nice perch overlooking the Little Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan. The best views are from the dining areas on main floor and second floor. I wish they would have thought to put a bar where you can enjoy the sunsets however that is not the case. The bar is in the immediate area of the entry and overlooks an open kitchen. The staff is exceptionally friendly and well trained in all aspects of the offerings ... they rate a 10 ... the food comes in either small plates or entree styles and provides some wonderful tastes. My only complaint is portion size ... I am a 220 # guy with a healthy appetite ... however I also understand this place has the name "Bistro" in the name, so chances are you are not going to need a doggy bag. It is a hot afternoon happy hour spot for the locals ... even during slow March/April the happy hour customers were there and having a good time. It is an non-intimidating spot for ladies hence you get a good mixed crowd of couples, gals meeting after work, and regulars at the bar. This place is fun and they also offer interesting events like wine tastings and special theme dinners. Sophisticated casual and yes they do offer outside seating both on patio and upper deck when the weather cooperates. Try it ... you will like it!

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6  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

We took a business client here for dinner and had a wonderful experience. Excellent selection of beers, microbrews, wines and other drinks. The small plates worked well as appetizers to share among the group. The dinners were all very tasty but the sausage chorizo rice dish seemed a little too spicy for our taste (consensus assessment among the three in our group who ordered it). I am looking forward to trying more of their dishes.

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4  Thank Shinjin7
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