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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Bloomfield Hills MI
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While we enjoyed dinner, this place its rated number 2 in Petosky on trip advisor -and I think thats a stretch- other places are better. We ate there on a busy fri night. Service was ok but nothing special. The food was good - not great. We shared the butternut squash soup, hubby had seafood paella and I had scallops.... More 

Thank jmbjdc
Grayling, Michigan
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112 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter loves their brick oven pizza. They offer very little at lunch time but the food was good.

Thank sbidwell
Northville, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always interesting and changing to try out new tastes. I love this variety as I like to try different foods. The staff is great. Also, it is the BEST happy hour in town.

Thank jegerigk1818
Oranjestad, Aruba
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a great view of Lake Michigan as well as a bar area which overlooks the "open" kitchen. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood and meat dishes as well as pizza. The wine selection is very good.

Thank Harpersonthelane
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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323 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch on our way through Petoskey - and very glad we did! The restaurant part was full, so we didn't sit there, but the view across the bay was fantastic from that area. We sat in the 'bar' part, and it had a really good vibe. It was neat seeing the chefs do their thing. And... More 

Thank MSkinner
Cleveland, Ohio
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I discovered this gem during an outdoor Happy Hour and decided to have dinner there. The food, service, atmosphere is all excellent! Will dine here again. Highly recommended!

Thank Fahren3
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this bistro and we're blown away! Very high quite good, lovely staff, great venue. There are GF options and craft brews. There were lots of house made details (pickled onions, balsamic tomato jam, etc) that really took it over the top.

Thank Michelle T
White Lake, Michigan
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Service was great, but the food was a little heavy. The forest floor mushroom soup was extremely rich, almost like it was a few days old because it was coagulated. I would not recommend that, the squash soup was a nicer consistency. The crab cakes were good, remoulade sauce was mediocre. The seafood paella had very good flavor & the... More 

Thank Julie G
Warren, Michigan
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

was recommended by the hotel for good food. The menu is very limited...the cheese and salami tray we ordered was good as was the Gazpacho soup...otherwise I was not impressed

Thank mammagogo
Hammond, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived with high expectations but were a little disappointed. The setting is really comfortable with great views of the bay and our server was friendly and attentive. We started with the Forest Floor Soup which was delicious. I ordered the crab cakes and thought they were just average. My wife had a flatbread which she thought was marginal. Beer... More 

Thank jjoyce652

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