837 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.751703 -73.971200
Mon noon-10 pm, Tues-Fri noon-11 pm, Sat 5-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown East
Unwanted extra ingredients in our food – Upon walking in, we were assaulted with a strange smell of the place, like moldy, musty wet carpet. We were seated on the first floor by the waiter station so it was a bit hectic and noisy.
We ordered from the restaurant week menu--the salmon filet was a very large piece but bland. The filet mignon was melt-in-your-mouth-like-butter wonderful.
Our dining experience was marred by the following--I found a piece of metal some metal wire at the bottom of my watermelon salad appetizer and my sister found a chipped shard of ceramic under her bed of spaghetti that came with her chicken parm.
Desserts--cheese cake, bread pudding and flourless chocolate cake were decent. Nothing to write home about.
There is no place like the original.... – Giant lobsters, huge steaks but so much more. Most newbies order steak or lobster with the usual sides and iIt is expensive. But... The Palm is also a great old style Italian joint. Delve a little deeper into the bill of fare. They will make you just about anything you want and if it's good enough it may end up on the menu. Not the kind of place for the "dandified" crowd. If you want the waiter to introduce himself and recite the specials you will be disappointed. A manly place (and that ain't a bad thing sometimes)!!!
An Era that never dies. – With nostalgia cartoons painting a history landscape on the surrounding walls and authentic 1950’s style of gentlemen service, this restaurant is worth every penny. Not only is it a historical valued landmark, its meals rival the finest that New York has to offer. I had a 16 ounce female Lobster with the roe still inside married to a delightful Filet Mignon (aged beef) that melted gently against your taste buds to the point that you would lean back with closed eyes into a bliss of wonderment.
Think of the animation, ‘Ratatouille’ and the experience the food critic, ‘Anton Ego’ had. Yup, it will bring you back in time.
I cannot (and I’m a writer) describe to you the magic this place will bring to all of your senses. Please, save your money and go here. It’s pricey but every time you make a payment on that increased credit card bill, you will remember the experience of why you are still paying this off. Then, you’ll smile. It is more than worth it. I can’t wait until I can afford this must have luxury again. :)
MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE STEAKHOUSE – I've been a patron of this terrific place for years! It is absolutely my very favorite place! My husband and I bring friends, family and clients who we want to impress with yummy steaks and seafood.
This is THE place where you can relax and enjoy fresh, high-quality food (better than your mom's). The wait staff bends over backwards to accomodate you and your guests.
The maitre'd, Al, is the perfect host and always manages to entertain you while he ochestrates the hundreds of patrons who frequent the Palm.
Tell him Lisa and Ronny sent you! Enjoy!
DEEELISH! a MANS restaurant!! – I finally went to the Palm to see if it could really live up to the reputation that it seems to have on so many new yorkers. AND IT DID 100%! Both my boyfriend and I work in the food and beverage industry..and have worked in various new york restaurants, so we know great food when we see it. and eat it!! he ordered the 28 ounce porterhouse steak..and i swear to god his eyes lit up when the old (and very unattentive) waiter brought it out. i ordered the 2 lb lobster because i knew i wouldnt be able to finish it all, and believe me i couldnt. i even ordered it CLEAN (wich means they deshell the entire lobster for you free of charge) and they warned me it would come out looking like "nothing on my plate" but i was sitll amazed by how much lobster meat was still on my plate! it was absolutley amazing. we had the baked clams as an appetizer, my boyfriend ate every damn clam, only saved me one he sadi ti was so amazing. for sides we got mashed potatoes and creamy spinache...DEFINETLY mouth watering..two sides are ENOUGH for two people, so be ware..because ALL of these proportions are monsterous. i it was a little pricey..not too bad we enjoyed ourselves. my boyfriend calls this a MANS restaurant...he says you can FEEL the testosterone when youwalk in the building. very small and cozy, all male staff, huge propportions, GREAT FOOD. im sad to say though, the ONE and ONLY dissapoinment to both of us was the service. now this doesnt go for the entire waitstaff but it seemed as though if you werent a large group, about to drop hundreds of dollar sthen you were nobody. i noticed my boyfriend and i got TERRIBLE service from the old snobby hag, but the table next to us (5 buisness men) were showered with amazing service by our SAME waitor. it was very rude and VERY noticeable.
but we shall return, and very soon, and continue to give this place nothing but good reviews because the overall experience and food was A+.
great dinner – went on a sat night, dinner was very good, gigi salad as always, lobster was terriffic, service was ok, not great, but definitely not a damper to the dinner, palm is very expensive, but worth it if your in the mood to spend money on a nice dinner
Nostalgic – Not the best place for steak anymore but damn good anyway. Go for the lobster - its monstrously large. Service is great and the restaurant is small and cozy.
Classic NYC – When entering the Palm restaurunt you are brought back to the feeling of classical, warm, old New York. The walls are covered with classical drawings of the worlds famous, and the floors are wood and have been walked on for over 75 years. The prices are average and are what is expected of this type of NYC rstaurant. The service was on point, and peaceful. Me and my partner had salad and soup for apps., both were fresh and full of taste. For dinner we ordered steaks that were cooked the way we requested, were hot, and tasted how a USDA prime choice steak should taste. Overall the expirience of dining at the Palm was great and worth going back for many more years to come!
Shocking disappointment – I have been to various Palms over the years at the various NYC locations as well as the Palm in Vegas. I hadn't been to the original in several years and I am glad. The medium rare fillet was overcooked/overcharred. The pink portion was not juicy and bland. Overall, a shocking disappointing.
User review by adross1 – This place - like every other famous NYC steakhouse - has its gimmick. This place's gimmick is cartoon characters on the wall of 'true' regulars. This place is SMALL. You are right on top of the people next to you.
The waiters are a mixed bag. Some are well experienced and have been there for years. Others are quite green and very unsure of themselves - you can almost hear their greetings and responses come from a script they have been taught.
The food is on par with other steakhouses but is by no means 'the best'. The desserts are worth having. $10 valet parking on the weekend is a nice touch.
I cannot believe a steakhouse of this caliber does not have a homeade steaksauce. They give you a bottle of A-1. WHAT???
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