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“Beautiful views! Great food. Eclectic menu.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Palette Bistro

Palette Bistro
Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in Petoskey
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, American
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Beautiful views! Great food. Eclectic menu.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Great drink specials, they also have small plates and nightly dinner specials. The menu changes periodically so that you don't get bored with their selections.

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“The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

I think this is the best restaurant in Northern Michigan. Food and service is always great. The atmosphere and view of the Bay is special. You can't go wrong!

Visited June 2014
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“Love at first bite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Truly inspired cuisine from a talented chef! Wine guys never fail to disappoint!
Palette is a hidden jewel in the treasure that is Petoskey.

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“Wonderful food, view of the Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Although there is patio seating facing Bay St., the hot sun was beating down on it, and the few tables with umbrellas were occupied. So, we opted to sit inside, and we're glad we did. We lucked out and got a two-top at a window with a view of the Bay in the distance and a small garden under the window where we watched a squirrel and a baby rabbit scampering among the plants. The restaurant interior is bright and uncluttered. Service was warm, cordial and efficient throughout. Even the young man who filled water glasses was very friendly. It was apparent that the restaurant was setting a high standard of customer service.

The food was excellent as well. The balsamic vinegar served with the fresh bread was rich and as sweet as wine. I found myself sipping spoonfuls of it after I ran out of bread to dip into it. The lobster and mushroom gnocchi small plate was exceptional. The bits of lobster were very tasty and tender, the housemade gnocchi were delicate and deliciious, and the creamy sauce was light and flavorful. We were pleased with our entrees of Margherita Pizza and Beef tenderloin medallions with an asparagus and mushroom risotto. The risotto was very good, the medallions were well-seasoned and the demi-glace was full of flavor, though I did find it all just a bit too salty. The meat was cooked correctly, if a bit tough around the edges where it was seared.

The desserts were a satisfying end to the meal. The soft and light creme brulee with bits of mango had a wonderful crisp caramel top. The key lime cheesecake special was tart and light. We devoured all of it. The coffee came in a small French press pot, which was a delightful surprise, though it could have been a bit stronger.

We highly recommend this terrific restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Delicious ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Palette is wonderful. We ordered a variety of small plates for dinner - all were creative and really good. The wine list really fits the menu.
Highly recommend this restaurant in Petosky, an increasingly foodie town.
The view is nice, too.

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