We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Norm's Palette

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
303 N Baker St Ste 100, Mount Dora, FL 32757-7615
02:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 02:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 91: English reviews
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a dark and stormy night. We wandered in and nobody was here! Uh oh? Wrong! What a hoot. The owner, Norm, had canceled open mike night due to the terrible weather and it was a Wednesday. Pretty much everything we ordered wasn't available. Clams were available but we wanted soup! No soup for you!!! Norm made it all... More 

Thank parismom8
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

What a find.... an amazing charming eloquent owner... friendly folks hanging out... and the most artsy comfy bar-meets-gallery sorta vibe.... we had a blast and enjoyed great live music to boot ❤️.... highly recommend checking this place out... we will be back! Love ya already Norm! Dave and Gerri

Thank gerri p
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Not easy to find, but nice wines, great service, good food. Painting sessions are wonderful fun! Great choice for something different to do.

Thank Cathie B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was one of my absolute favorite places I visited while in Mt. Dora. Norm and his daughter are the most considerate owners, and they made us feel right at home. Not only that but they were able to accurately recommend a glass of wine based on personal preference. A must visit for sure!

Thank Chez R
Cocoa, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are music and art hunters. Norm is of course an accomplished artist, and we felt right at home in his gallery. Moreover, after serving us some great tapas and wine, Paula grabbed the mic and floored us with a poweful rendition of Etta James' "At Last". She then followed that with romantic ballad dedicated specially to... More 

Thank Christozoid
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I've had wine several times but once I had my little dog with me and stopped for a bite to eat. Norm's allowed me to keep her on the patio and quickly brought her a bowl of water. It was a while ago and I forgot what I ate but I know it was excellent because I asked the waitress... More 

Thank Bobbi K
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

While in Mt. Dora recently, we stumbled into this small, homey little bar where we found Norm roasting garlic for a white bean chili he was preparing for the dinner crowd. We ordered the cheese plate, which was amazing and quite substantial! The aroma of the chili was so good we wanted to come back for it. Norm was very... More 

Thank Ampm681
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and we were so happy we did. There was a band playing that night and they were amazing. They serve wine and appetizers, the owner is a great guy and makes you feel very welcomed. I recommend it highly during your stay in Mt Dora🍷

Thank Carmen C
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Found the entertainment very good.Got there about 9:30 PM. Fairly good mix of clientele, very artsy and relaxed environment. Slightly on the cramped side though and that can make the sound a bit loud. The owner is welcoming and enjoys sharing his dream.

Thank Archie C
Margate, Florida, USA
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very quaint and unique place...Lots of very interesting artifacts...a must visit kinda place..great location,close to parking, train station and downtown events..

1 Thank Pam N

Travellers who viewed Norm's Palette also viewed

Mount Dora, Lake County
Mount Dora, Lake County

Been to Norm's Palette? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
02:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 N Baker St Ste 100, Mount Dora, FL 32757-7615
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 3524091784

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Norm's Palette staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?