Recently my wife and I had a date night at palette bistro. We have been here several times in the last two years but never had I been inclined to write a review until this time. We enjoy having a monthly date here because in that time it is a safe bet to say their menus have changed- draft beers, menu items, featured wines, even the cheesecake flavor! I usually get the beef tenderloin but even the preparation changes and keeps me interested...this time, red wine Demi glacé and mushroom blue cheese risotto.. Excellent! My wife had the copper river salmon special and that was truly heavenly. Our server Shannon was a delight! She was very knowledgeable about the ( extensive) wine list and recomended a bottle that paired well with both of our entrees. I was pleased with her knowledge and very charming personality. We have been less than impressed with some of this restaurants servers in the past ... Wanted to recognize this young lady for going above and beyond for our experience - from salads all the way to french press coffee (the best!) and dessert, she had excellent timing and was very flexible to accomodating us. We could tell her section was full but she seemed to enjoy a joke and a smile at every table. So refreshing to get such service. We will request her next time - food and wine are always good, but the service put this night in our top date nights. The five star sunset view over little traverse bay didnt hurt either! My wife missed her usual creme brulee but we were quite pleased with Shannon's recommendation for the key lime cheesecake... very light and fluffy! we will look for creme brulee next time - See you then palette and Shannon!