9001 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.083065 -118.387282
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm
Friday: 12pm - 11pm
Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
not worth your money – This restaurant is totally over rated! The steak is huge but no flavor. The steak is certainly not melt in mouth like Ruth Chris. The service is terrible. Ambience is noisy and table sit too closely together not good for romantic dinner. On top of that the rating is "B" for a famous restaurant
alantheartmaven – not good sides? their creamed spinach is better than your mom can make. ditto for the green beans, when they saute them in olive oil and oregano. and what about the raisin pumpernickle? or the cheesecake. you must be a west coast wimp not to recognize great food. and, of course, even though this is about steak, no one can match those Palm lobsters.
Flavorless – The prime rib was certainly not a high grade of beef. No flavor. Could've picked up a better steak at the grocery store.
The WORST service your can imagine! – Coming in as a group of approximately six 20 year olds, we were promptly seated but that's about as good as the service got. Our waiter merely took our orders and left, never even returning to ask us for refills or a simple "are you doing okay?" But what angered us most is that we saw him sitting at the table next to us mingling and chatting. After being told that there was a birthday at our table he didn't even come back with anything for the birthday boy until our table was cleared off and we had already complained to the incompetent manager on duty. This kind of rudeness is ridiculous when you walk in expecting to pay a $100 for one meal! This experience really taught me that price definitely does not reflect service because I have had better customer service going through the drive through of jack-in-the-box.
Completely not worth it – While the food is good, it is not worth half of the cost. And this is consistant across the country at Palm restaurants, unfortunately.
A must experience! – The downtown Palm at Flower near the Staples Center has the "best" New York strip Sirloin in North America. Combine it with mouth-watering half and half(potato and onion fries) and you want to bring your family. The service is outstanding, the drinks are great and the wine list terrific. The Nova Scotia lobster is fabulous and in the summer you can get steak and lobster to share with your partner at a great price. The other Palm on Santa Monica Blvd is a little more intimate and started the whole great process.
Overrated beyond belief – A highly rated steak restaurant in many cities, the Los Angeles The Palm is the only one that I have ever been to. Noisy, very uncomfortable (tables are almost twice as long as the wooden church-like benches on which one perches), and expensive for what you get. My medium-steak even came burnt on the outside on both sides as if it were cooked in about 2 minutes on 600 degrees. Very disenchanting despite all the "celebs" (big whoop) that happen to go there.
Any way you slice it: overrated! – We've been to The Palm in Los Anegles on several occasions. While the food was good, especially the steaks, the restaurant was very noisy. At times it was so loud as to make conversation difficult. Service was good but not particularly attentive. Worst of all was the attitude we got on our last visit (and I DO mean last). It must be that business is so good that there's just no need for simple courtesy. You can find steaks elsewhere in L.A. that are at least as good as The Palm's and be sure of better value and a better experience.
I've Had Better – I went to the Palm expecting great food and great atmosphere, but my expectations were a little high. The place is very small, crowded, and noisy. As for the food, the appetizers were excellent--Shrimp Bruno (a house specialty) and fried calamari. I had the legendary porterhouse, medium-rare, and was very underwhelmed. The service was top notch and the manager even comped our dessert since it was our first time dining at the Palm. A fun place to visit once, but for the money I'd take Arnie Morton's of Chicago over the Palm hands down.
That's The Whole Cow... – An elegant version of a steakhouse. The steaks are aged beef of the best quality, and it will take up your entire plate. The service was good, and the wine selection was adequate. It's not cheap, but it's worth it.
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