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Palette Bistro

321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went in for an early lunch, it was fantastic. We were with another couple and everyone had an exceptional meal. I had the quiche which was fantastic. The next day I checked my bank statement and it appeared both bills were charged to my...More

1  Thank Linda866
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Recommended by folks I met touring, I found this lovely spot hidden behind the main road..free parking on the street after 5pm.... AND they have a great Happy Hour from 4-630pm in the bar area(not sure its everyday). Menu nice, prices high, but presentation fabulous,...More

1  Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had all kinds of appetizers and drinks at happy hour and had the best time. I can't say enough good about this place. The view, the menu, the value! Just GO!

Thank weque
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have been here 3-4 times over the last couple of years and have never been disappointed in the food or service. Very attentive waitstaff who understands gluten intolerance. The chef is to be commended, the food is superb. I have a hard time choosing...More

Thank scarlett1960
Reviewed 6 September 2017

When visiting Petoskey, which is often, we always make a point to visit Palette Bistro. Great food, atmosphere and service. Weather permitting, we choose to sit on the deck, enjoying the sun.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We come up 2-3 times a summer to visit family and always give this place a shot. We arrived after a 7 hour drive and were looking forward to a late Saturday lunch. There were 2 other tables seated so it wasn't busy. Beautiful view...More

Thank Lara F
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My title says it all! You will be sure to have good food and a good atmosphere in this restaurant. After having a horrible meal and experience at Chandlers, this restaurant was a relief!!! The staff is professional and so nice. The food was delicious!...More

1  Thank Snowmuff
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had our 31st anniversary dinner here and were very happy. We requested a table with a view of the lake, which we got. The drinks and food and dessert was spectacular! Worth the money we spent

Thank Tamlbrook
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Covered deck to dine or enjoy happy hour. Nice menu and charcuterie plate. Yum. Good wine selection.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Upon entering the restaurant we were seated immediately in a room at the back with a beautiful view. Our waiter was attentive and provided great service, answering our questions about the menu and making suggestions. My husband had the pork and succotash and I had...More

Thank cjwriter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Palette Bistro, located on the edge of downtown Petoskey, is a unique alternative in upscale casual dining. The food is innovative and pleasing. A Mediterranean inspired menu that evolves seasonally featuring small plates and rustic brick oven preparations. Complimented by carefully selected wines from Europe, Michigan Craft and Belgian Beers. The restaurant offers two floors of seating with stunning views of Little Traverse Bay, intimate lounges and al fresco dining.
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