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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
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10:00 - 21:00
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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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a weekend lunch. The normal paella was not on the menu, but upon checking with the kitchen, was told it was good to order. My wife ordered one of their brunch salads and along with their French press coffee it made for a great lunch.

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

Thank you for the review, and glad you enjoyed your lunch. More 

Marquette, Michigan
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We gathered to celebrate my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary and it was delightful. My husband raved about the duck. Grandy loved the Mussels. Reviews on the trout--it was oily. I enjoyed the kale pesto and above all the endless bread basket. Balsamic dipping sauce was very sweet though and I chose not to dress my salad. Thumbs up for the... More 

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

Thank you for the comprehensive review. Round tables are great for dining. The layout of our restaurant does limit that aspect, but we try to make up for it with greats views of Little Traverse Bay. Very glad you enjoyed your time with us, and Happy Anniversary! More 

East Jordan, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the event. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank jpalk59
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and kind words. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 

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

Thank you for the review. We are very conscious of our guest's dietary preferences and requirements, and do everything we can to accommodate. Thank you. More 

Barbeau, Michigan
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

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

Thank you for such a kind review and recommendation. More 

Spring Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 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 

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Thank AHK16441
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review. And yes, we are locally owned and operated with strong ties to the area and community. Thank you. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

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

Thank you for the review and welcome to the Petoskey area! More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

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Thank Northern_Vacationer8
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the pizza and the view. Looking forward to having you back! More 

Charlevoix, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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.

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Thank Treva H
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?