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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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East Jordan, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were about 9 of us & we sat in the upper level for an event. The menu was predetermined - 2 main entrees to chose from & the salad & dessert was also part of the meal. Overall the meal was pretty good (except for the old tasting cut fries). Then we were told they ran out of the... More 

Thank Molly S
Petoskey, Michigan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As far as Petoskey is concerned, quiet, quaint upscale dining, PB has it. Dinner is wonderful. Get a back table for sunsets!

Thank jpalk59
Petoskey, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Palette Bistro is just a tiny bit pricier than the chain restaurants, but well worth it! Everything they have tastes great! They use quality ingredients so you can eat out & still eat healthy. Staff is great & knows what they are serving. If you have dietary restrictions, I would certainly recommend Palette Bistro. They can adjust meals to accommodate... More 

Thank TheBestCeleste
Barbeau, Michigan
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Got there just in time for a beautiful sunset over the bay. Did I say this place has great views...well it does. The staff was near perfect. We felt very spoiled by our waiter (Stephen, I think). The food was excellent. The appetizers, entree, and desserts, well...I could go on and on, but I would just make... More 

Thank Clint M
Spring Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palette provides a comforting, sophisticated dining experience. From the moment you step in (in our case, from the snowstorm on Saturday Jan 7) you are welcomed and warmed. The first floor decor and lighting are comforting. We dined on the 2nd floor, which was slightly on the dark side, but not uncomfortably so. The wine list was very good, and... More 

Thank AHK16441
Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few years ago I wrote saying that Palette Bistro was my favorite restaurant in Petoskey. Now, after moving to the area (instead of just visiting) and eating at many other good restaurants in the area, I can say that Palette Bistro remains the top restaurant. That is a difficult choice as there are so many fantastic restaurants in Petoskey,... More 

Thank Dennis F
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled here in August and enjoyed the best Gluten Free pizza ever. The view from upstairs is terrific. The ambiance is fun and friendly. They seem to also have seating for larger groups. Will return.

Thank Northern_Vacationer8
Charlevoix, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food is delicious, the wait staff are very professional and there is a beautiful view of the lake. Never had bad service or food anytime I have been there.

Thank 343trevah
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. And so glad you enjoy the view, we love it too! More 

Bloomfield Hills MI
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While we enjoyed dinner, this place its rated number 2 in Petosky on trip advisor -and I think thats a stretch- other places are better. We ate there on a busy fri night. Service was ok but nothing special. The food was good - not great. We shared the butternut squash soup, hubby had seafood paella and I had scallops.... More 

Thank jmbjdc
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Grayling, Michigan
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112 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My daughter loves their brick oven pizza. They offer very little at lunch time but the food was good.

Thank sbidwell
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are constantly updating and revising our menu to suit the needs of our guests. Please feel free to contact us at info@palettebistropetoskey.com if there are any specific suggestions you would like to make. We love hearing from our guests, and appreciate their valued feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 231-348-3321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?