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“Nice dinner for anniversary celebration”

Palmer's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Hartland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice dinner for anniversary celebration”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

We visited on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate the anniversary of some dear friends. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a cocktail before dinner. Our friends requested one of the servers on duty that night not be our server as last time they had him he was rude and unfriendly. Our request was granted and we had a very friendly server.

We started with the caprese appetizer which was very nice-presentation was lovely. 3 of us had steak (2 filets-8 oz and one New York Strip) and one opted for a few different sides. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and quite tasty. The guys ate all of theirs but I took some leftover steak home (just as delish the next day sliced thin and eaten cold with some nice bread). Tom enjoyed his side of rice, but found it annoying that it was $3 extra. Our friend had the pasta side, which he enjoyed and Linda and I had a side of squash which was prepared perfectly.

We had mentioned that we were celebrating their anniversary and after our meal they came out with a large cupcake presented beautifully on a large white platter. After they munched on that 3 of us decided to order a dessert, me the crème brulee and both guys the carrot cake, as well as a round of coffee for all of us. When she brought out the dessert she only dropped mine and Toms, must have missed that Al wanted one. He and Tom split the cake and didn't bother getting another one. They enjoyed the cake and I enjoyed the crème brulee, nice crisp top and creamy inside.

We had picked up the bar tab at the bar (for the anniversary) but planned on just splitting the dinner check. While perusing the dinner check we found a bottle of wine, in addition to the glass of wine I had ordered, was on our bill. This is a big no-no for hubs and that kept this place from getting an excellent. There is no excuse for that.

Ambience was wonderful at this place, the outdoor space looked wonderful but it was sadly cold and wet the evening we visited so outdoor dining or even cocktailing outside prior to our meal was out. We will return but will pay close attention to our tab.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food- a bit expensive”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food is great. Steak was excellent. Wine the best. Be ready to spend money but its a good date place or meeting of friends for a good meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner, great service and ambiance”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Looked for a place with a good steak dinner. Family told me to try Palmer's Steakhouse - it was excellent! Service was superb, steaks were excellent, shrimp cocktail very good, sides, salad and sop, bread all great! For what you get and the price you pay compared with other steakhouses in the Milwaukee area, I would rate this one as tops! I will definitely go back here again! Please be sure to get a reservation since the restaurant fills up fast!

  • Visited July 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“You'll enjoy”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Palmer's Steakhouse is a treat. When you walk in, you're greated by friendly staff who start off your experience with smiles and a feeling of welcome home. The large bar is stocked with everything you could ask for. The dining rooms are not overly large, but beautifully decorated with small twinkly lights, fireplace, and one overlooks a river. The menu is not extensive but very adequate. They are know for their steaks - which are perfectly cooked. I had their orange roughy - perfectly broiled, sweet and accompanied by a dill sauce. Portions are generous and beautifully presented. You are served a mini loaf of hot sliced crusty french bread in a small brown bag. There are more than one choice for side dish - pasta, baked potato, mashed potato, soup, salad , mac and cheese and more. You'll be satisfied and want to go back. Prices very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
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wisconsin
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“Excellent Food”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

A beautiful place to dine! The dining room was sprinkled with little lights and looked like
a "fairy land". Absolutely beautiful!
The food was EXCELLENT! The best Steak I have had in a while.Juicy and tender not chewy!
The Salmon was delicious also. Great haystack of onion rings! The onion soup was scrumptious.
The service was beyond the best! They cater to your every whim and bend over backwards to please you. Everyone was very friendly. They made you feel very special.

  • Visited July 2013
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