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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 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked in without reservation and had to wait 10 minutes for a table which was no issue as the bar has a great view on the small kitchen and give you some preview on what to come. We had a great table at the...More

Thank Bart V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Based on previous reviews we were expecting much more that what we paid for. When we arrived we were told they did not have our reservation and asked us to wait "5" minute in the bar so we would not "over work" our server. Our...More

Thank cincygirl101
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This bistro has a fabulous view of the lake from the dining room. We visited twice and did their happy hour, small plate special. Everything was delicious and staff were excellent. We ate in the bar one afternoon and on the outside deck the second...More

Thank Christine5355
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Linda866
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
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Response from DonandSheron | Reviewed this property |
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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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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