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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
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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Jenison, Michigan
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Came here for a wedding reception brunch, and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The desserts we especially wonderful to taste. The wait staff was very accommodating.

Thank Alan B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The entire dining experience was awesome as far as service, quality of food and those amazing views. It was a bit loud, so if you are looking for a quiet intimate spot, this might not be to your liking. But, we would return.

Thank JonandKris
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

As a local, I am always looking for somewhere to go to relax and get drinks and small plates that are tasty but within my price range. Palette is one of those prices. They have a great happy hour special and the staff there are all so friendly and beautiful! I have had such good experiences that I am adding... More 

Thank Raquel K
Petoskey, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Food was excellent, service was outstanding. They did everything possible to make this a memorable experience. baked chocolate pudding with ice cream and butterscotch sauce. OMG - heavenly!

Thank lorettaj45
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We ordered the mussels, oven fired salmon, and a hanger steak that was on special. The food was excellent. The view of Little Traverse Bay is perfect for a nice meal. Plan on the meal taking at least an hour from ordering to receiving the food.

Thank GeographicAnomaly
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Disappointed with last year's dinner here, we were back in Petoskey this year and decided to give PB another try. Glad we did: great dinner, excellent service--from every member of the staff, and many tables with superb views of the beautiful bay. My tenderloin and my wife's salmon were delicious. Our server was very helpful with the wine pairing. Next... More 

Thank profofphil
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were wandering when we decided to eat at Palette Bistro. Our experience was awesome! We had a great meal and an awesome waitress, Ellie, who made the experience even more enjoyable. We didn't have a reservation so we sat in the bar area which was fine, but with a reservation you can get a table overlooking the water. We... More 

Thank 311kathrynb
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Dinner was fair. The pre dinner salad was wonderful. Then we got our entree. My husband got the aged New York strip. They said it could be made gluten free, it had bernaise sauce, but he had a very bad gluten reaction that night. I had the tenderloin, which wasn't really tender. Then a table of 6 was seated next... More 

Thank Jane N
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was our last night of a short vacation in Michigan. We chose Palette Bistro for our dinner not really knowing anything about the restaurant. What a wonderful surprise! We made reservations, showed up a bit late but were still seated with a wonderful Lake Michigan view although the restaurant was nearly full. The service was superb and the food... More 

Thank travellots3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Our group of three couples had a fabulous meal at the Palette Bistro. The food and service were impeccable. The outstanding view of Little Traverse Bay set the stage for a wonderful evening. The Palette will be our must visit spot on our next trip to Petoskey!

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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?