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Palette Bistro

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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
+1 231-348-3321
10:00 - 22:00
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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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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible service, amazing food and a view that's over the top beautiful! Highly recommend Palette Bistro❤️

Thank Jhaenke
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt they over processed in process of trying to make it fancier and lost the Taste somewhere in the middle. Individual dishes are too expensive. Should get a package deal

Thank Chaitanya B
Providence, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love small plates so that you can get a variety of experiences. Palette Bistro has a wonderful selection of small plates and large plates and an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail selection. I usually stick to the small plates - which change with the seasons. I love happy hour with 40% off small plates and $4 cosmos. Very fun.... More 

Thank Marykay O
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoy your time with us, and we appreciate the kind words. More 

Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a "Must Do" if you are in Petoskey. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts were incredible. The service was great and the owner was really friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved our dinner here and next time we are in the area, we will be returning.

Thank Gracie27
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we look forward to your return! More 

Auburn, Michigan
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we toured several winerys this past Saturday, when we asked the locals where we should eat, *every* person told us the Palette Bistro (no kidding, literally everyone we asked suggested it). And boy were were not disappointed!! The food was some of the best of my life, no exaggeration. The Palatte prix fixe was amazing. I had the scallop... More 

Thank Jill H
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your experience in the area and with us! More 

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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure where to start on this one since it was all so good. We had been there once a year ago and just had wine and an appetizer on the upstairs patio. We were pleasantly surprised when we sat in the dining room and had a fantastic view of the lakefront. Our server Daniel F. made our experience even... More 

Thank MichiganTraveler313
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review. On behalf of Daniel and our entire staff, thank you for spending time with us. We are so pleased to hear about your experience. More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Stopped by for a weekend lunch. The normal paella was not on the menu, but upon checking with the kitchen, was told it was good to order. My wife ordered one of their brunch salads and along with their French press coffee it made for a great lunch.

1 Thank Craig P
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and glad you enjoyed your lunch. More 

Marquette, Michigan
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We gathered to celebrate my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary and it was delightful. My husband raved about the duck. Grandy loved the Mussels. Reviews on the trout--it was oily. I enjoyed the kale pesto and above all the endless bread basket. Balsamic dipping sauce was very sweet though and I chose not to dress my salad. Thumbs up for the... More 

1 Thank Snowfri
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the comprehensive review. Round tables are great for dining. The layout of our restaurant does limit that aspect, but we try to make up for it with greats views of Little Traverse Bay. Very glad you enjoyed your time with us, and Happy Anniversary! More 

East Jordan, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

There were about 9 of us & we sat in the upper level for an event. The menu was predetermined - 2 main entrees to chose from & the salad & dessert was also part of the meal. Overall the meal was pretty good (except for the old tasting cut fries). Then we were told they ran out of the... More 

Thank Molly S
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the event. More 

Petoskey, Michigan
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As far as Petoskey is concerned, quiet, quaint upscale dining, PB has it. Dinner is wonderful. Get a back table for sunsets!

1 Thank jpalk59
Mark S, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and kind words. More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?