About Palm Restaurant - San Antonio

233 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Palm Restaurant is located off the riverfront, making it the perfect place to start off or finish up an evening on the town.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 226-7256

Website:
http://www.thepalm.com/San-Antonio

Catering:
You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.

Parking Details:
$6.00 valet at lunch. $10.00 valet at dinner.

Public Transit:
Red line Trolley stop at Navaro & East Houston Street.

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Zapien

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
There’s always something happening at the Palm! To learn more about our latest specials and events visit http://www.thepalm.com/Specials

Private Dining

Special occasions call for special celebrations, and what better place to celebrate than The Palm? Our private party rooms provide the perfect backdrop for any event, and our accommodating staff will take care of all the details – from setup and decorations to your custom menu and drinks.

Palm Restaurant - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.6

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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A GRAND EVENT

Dined 3 days ago

The overall dining experience could not have been better. The meat was perfect as were the sides. Ignacio was an exceptional server. A good time was had by all!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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ambience4
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Fantastic Anniversary Dinner

vip
Dined on April 24, 2016

My husband and I were in San Antonio for our anniversary and wanted to have dinner somewhere that we knew would be wonderful, and we were not disappointed. We are familiar with the Palm from other cities, including Dallas, where we live, so we hoped it would be as consistent and quality as in those other places, and it was. Our server was OJ, and he was THE BEST!! From the little heart-shaped confetti he placed on our table, to the wine recommendations (Wow!), to the selection of our entrees. He was truly the perfect partner for us for our special dinner. My filet was perfect. Our food was amazing, and it was a night we will remember for a long time! Go there. It won't disappoint!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
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Excellent steaks & seafood, although men ...

vip
Dined on April 22, 2016

Excellent steaks & seafood, although menu is not extensive. The side dishes are large & should be shared, although I miss their baked potatoes, which they no longer serve. We were told they will cook them for you if you call ahead. Expansive wine list & great cocktails. Service is always good & Open Table makes it easy to make reservations. Great location to valet car & attend shows at Majestic Theater. We eat here at least 3-4 times per year.

food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic service with an equally outsta ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Fantastic service with an equally outstanding meal! Wait staff attentive to our time requirements (Majestic show)

food3
ambience4
service2
value2

llk

Dined on April 7, 2016

The asparagus and potatoes were great. Sea Bass dry, lobster bisque bland, caparese salad ok. Service by our waitress was very stetchy. Rest of the staff was great. Reason for choosing was proximity to the Majestic. Second visit. First did not impress but decided to try again. Probably last time.

food1
ambience4
service4
value1

Awful.

Dined on April 5, 2016

Food was extremely greasy. Salad was non-existent. I won't ever go to this chain again.

food2
ambience3
service4
value1

Not a place for small eaters.

Dined on March 28, 2016

The menu is pricey and most items are a la carte. $47 for a steak with no sides. There are no lite fare items. The smallest steak is 9oz which is too big for me and since I am traveling, I can't take leftovers home. My husband and I had to throw away more than half our dinner for which we paid quite a bit of money.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The Palms was Fantastic

Dined on March 26, 2016

This was our first time at The Palms and it won't be our last. The ambience was romantic, our server was the Best, the food was perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Best lamb chops ever!!

Dined on March 26, 2016

I had the best lamb chops ever at Palm. They were cooked to perfection. We'll be back.

Tags: great for brunch, hot spot
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

A little underwhelmed

Dined on March 24, 2016

Had been interested in dining at the Palm for some time and decided to go before the theater. The waiter, Bobby, was superb, efficient and personable. We ordered calamari as an appetizer and sent it back because it was more like deep fried rubber bands. We ordered the blackened, stuffed salmon special, which was good, but not exceptional. Also ordered sides of potatoes and brussel sprouts, again, not notable. Anticipated much higher food quality for the high price.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

We had 2 orders of clams oreganata and t ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

We had 2 orders of clams oreganata and they were DELICIOUS. We also ordered the 14oz New York strip and it literally melted in my mouth. It was so tasty. We loved OJ! He was funny.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Restaurant

Dined on March 18, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend. Our server went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner special. Many thanks to all.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Memorable

Dined on March 17, 2016

Had a great time everything went smooth, need not say more but have to use 50 characters

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Home

vip
Dined on March 15, 2016

Dining at the Palm is always like coming "home" for dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food & Great service

Dined on March 12, 2016

Great service & Great food before concert at The Majestic Theatre

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Simply the classiest Italian american re ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

Simply the classiest Italian american restaurant in downtown SA. Get the seabass and any pasta dish on menu.

food1
ambience3
service5
value2

Food was awful for the price

Dined on March 3, 2016

I have been to the Palm before and thought it was great. This past trip on March 3rd was awful. The veal marsala dish was tough and the marsala sauce didn't taste anywhere near marsala. The three cheese au gratin potatoes were not cooked all the way so the potatoes were hard. We did not complain as we had visitors with us from Turkey for business and we did not want to ruin their experience however we did tell our guests that the food was not up to par for the price. My coworker had the sea bass that was on special and she said the fish was smothered in the cream sauce so you couldn't taste the actual dish and for $58 dollars, that's a crying shame! I will stick with Perry's and will not try the Palm again when downtown, we will go to Bohanan's.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely Fantastic!

Dined on February 28, 2016

We had an outstanding meal service! I usually do not order steak as I like it well done and most chefs do not take the time to prepare well done meat well. This is the first time my well done ribeye was perfectly cooked at a restaurant! Kudos to the chef! Everyone loved their meals! The service was exceptional as well! Thanks for a great dining experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dreamy Date Night

Dined on February 28, 2016

My husband and I have an annual date night which includes a 30 minute trip into San Antonio, fine dining at The Palm, a performance at the Majestic Theatre, and a night at the Sheraton Gunther Hotel. The staff at The Palm always makes that part of the date very special with their attentiveness and great service. I recommend the Veal Martini! We look forward to a repeat performance next year.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

ALWAYS OUR FAVORITE!

Dined on February 27, 2016

When we drive all the way from McAllen, we usually make plans to eat at the Palm on our way into town. It has never let us down. Always good food and service. We also go when we are attending a show across the street at the Majestic. They have been so accommodating and they make sure we are out in plenty of time. Great steaks and lobster!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

Food was wonderful!! We ordered Filet Mi ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Food was wonderful!! We ordered Filet Mignon, potatoes au gratin and lobster. All cooked to perfection. However, only four shrimp in the shrimp cocktail for $20 was a bit much. Still our favorite restaurant!

food5
ambience4
service4

Great food, great atmosphere for busines ...

Dined on February 23, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere for business entertaining

food5
ambience5
service4

The drinks were very good. Staff was fri ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

The drinks were very good. Staff was friendly. our surf n turf was fantastic

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great food great service great work all around

Dined on February 15, 2016

This was a last minute find it helped me out and saved our special night for me and my group the food was great along with service perfect for a romantic night i will be back with my wife

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

The ambiance, the staff, menu selections ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

The ambiance, the staff, menu selections, food taste and portion size all were excellent. Will return again.

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ambience1
service1
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Very disappointed

Dined on February 14, 2016

Very overpriced considering we were packed in a table next to kids. The waitress was not friendly or helpful. Will not return. This was supposed to be a nice Valentine's dinner that was sadly overrated.

food3
ambience1
service2
value2

Good food, terrible seating

Dined on February 14, 2016

I go to the Palm often and always have a great time. This past experience was terrible....I was seated in a high traffic area and was denied a booth even though several were available. I take business clients here often however after this past experience I will no longer frequent the Palm. Bohannons will get my business.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1

They put us in this area that usually do ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

They put us in this area that usually doesn't have a table. I think they wanted to squeeze more people in for Valentines dinner. They only set the table for one, we had to hunt down a different waiter to get a fork for our salad. I ordered a rum and coke, but the waitress forgot to give it to me. I was very disappointed with the service, but the food was good.

food5
ambience5
service2
value4

Palm review

Dined on February 14, 2016

We always come here for all of our special occasions food & drinks are always great. Service is typically exceptional but this being Valentines weekend we actually had to ask the hostess who our server was and if she could send someone over. Once they came we saw our server a few other times he said he didn't want to rush us but we felt like he just forgot about us. Still one of my favorite places to eat and one bad experience wont stop me from going back I will chalk it up to Valentines weekend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Delicious Valentine's Dinner

Dined on February 14, 2016

The filet mignon and potatoes au gratin were out of this world! The service was great and the noise level in the room was perfect. Though it was Valentine's Day, the room was not overcrowded. We were also able to make a reservation. The only let down was the wait for valet to return our car. Traffic was bad downtown, but it didn't seem like there was enough valet staff members to handle the number of patrons going to The Palm and Bohanan's. Overall, the restaurant was great!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5
value2

Disappointed!

Dined on February 13, 2016

We have been to The Palm (SA) several times and others elsewhere. Our dinner on 2/13/16 was for Valentine's and we ordered the Valentine special they offered. We were very disappointed because the quality was not The Palm standard and the steak was not prepared well. It was burned on the outside and more rare than medium as we asked for. Overall, the dinner was overpriced for what you get. Most likely we would have been happier if we would have ordered from the menu.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Nice restaurant

Dined on February 13, 2016

It was a bit pricey but the food and service were good. I'd go again for a special occasion.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Another great dinner

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

Went to The Palm for an early Valentine's day and took advantage of the special. The 4lb lobster was great and the 14 oz filet (both split for 2!) were done perfectly. Both were complimented by the great bottle of Twomey Merlot we had. The lobster bisque was a little too spicy for my wife but Michelle offered to bring her something else. The desserts (cheesecake and choc chip bread pudding) were a great topping to a fabulous meal. If they had a Palm closer to home, we'd be there far more often.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The Palm

Dined on February 11, 2016

It was a great dinner! We go out to a nice dinner about once a year normally but since we moved to San Antonio 2 years ago we hadn't really explored that kind of atmosphere yet! Both my husband and I ordered the Filet, it was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the Three Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin, absolutely delicious! The potatoes firm yet cooked, smothered in a creamy cheese sauce broiled until a gorgeous crunch forms on the surface! To finish off the dinner we enjoyed the doughnuts, It was something different but worth the risk! Coated in cinnamon sugar and cooked to order those little delights melt in your mouth! We will be returning! They made our 9 year anniversary one to remember!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Dinner prior to show at Majestic Theatre ...

Dined on February 5, 2016

Dinner prior to show at Majestic Theatre. Fantastic waitress and wonderful food. I'm a steak nut and was very impressed with all of the steaks. This is a five star rating by The Ross Group. Learn more at www.GetRossNow.com

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always great at the Palm

Dined on January 31, 2016

Always a great meal and dining experience at the Palm.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great experience

Dined on January 31, 2016

The Palm never disappoints. Great steaks and lobster. Service second to none.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

High Quality Experience

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed dinner at the Palm this past Saturday. We have eaten there several times before but this was the best ever. I had a New York Strip steak and my wife had the grilled salmon. The steak was undoubtedly one of the best I have ever eaten. Tender, juicy and cooked perfectly. The salmon portion and preparation were exactly as ordered. The wine selection was superb. The service was friendly and attentive without rushing us. Just right. We will certainly return soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect evening at the Palm.

Dined on January 29, 2016

It was a fantastic evening. Amy , our server, was delightful and knowledgeable. Our dinner was served promptly. We were going to the show so that was important. The steak was excellent and the spinach side was fantastic. Bobby the assistant manager suggested a great wine. An excellent dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Pre-Show Dinner

Dined on January 27, 2016

The staff at the Palm is always kind and informative. We always go to dinner here before a show at the majestic, and everything is always served promptly with the show time in mind.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list

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