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The Palm Restaurant

Address: 200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Phone: (617) 867-9292

Web Page: http://www.thepalm.com/sitemain.cfm?site_id=8

Type of restaurant: American

Handicapped accessible: Yes

Review date: February 7, 2008

Review: Ken and I met some friends for dinner last night at The Palm Restaurant at The Westin Copley Place, Boston. It is a great place to meet friends. I even ran into another friend while we were there. The Palm has a casual atmosphere. I was wearing a sweater and corduroys and felt perfectly comfortable. I liked looking at the caricatures on the walls. The PalmIn the section where we were seated, (not seen in this picture) there were hardwood floors and a high ceiling. I think the combination of the two made it a little noisy, which didn’t bother us in the least. I mention it because if you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner, you might want to request a quieter section. It’s a great setting to meet up with friends and have a lively conversation.

The Palm is known for its steaks and lobsters. We have the Palm Cookbook at home. For fun, we decided to try some other menu options besides steak and lobster. I tried the Chicken Marsala ($25.50). Ken tried the Veal Parmesan ($26.50). For an appetizer, I ordered the Lobster Bisque ($8.00) and Ken ordered a Caesar Salad ($9.50). The items on the menu are served a la carte. Served family style, we shared the Creamed Spinach, the Three Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin, and the Half and Half (cottage fries and onion rings).

Ken’s Caesar Salad was delicious. He loved it. I tried it and I wished I had ordered it too. I love salad and this was a great salad. It was very yummy with just the right amount of dressing. It was sizeable too. I also liked my Lobster Bisque. It had a great aroma and was very flavorful. It was served at just the right temperature – not too hot and not too cold.

My Chicken Marsala smelled delicious. I could smell the Marsala wine. The chicken was cooked to perfection. It was very tender. There were lots and lots of mushrooms – just the way I like it. The mushrooms melted in my mouth. I liked the Chicken Marsala very much.

Ken really liked his Veal Parmesan as well. According to Ken, it was absolutely tender and delicious. It was served in a great sauce and presented nicely. Both the Chicken Marsala and Veal Parmesan were good sized portions. We also really enjoyed the creamed spinach, the cheese potatoes au gratin, the cottage fries, and the onion rings. The onion rings were my personal favorite. They were thin, crispy, and very tasty. They were very addicting.

The Palm Restaurant has a very good wine list. Just before dinner we attended a private wine tasting at The Palm. We were able to continue tasting some of the open wines with our dinner so we did not order wine from the wine list per se. For more information on the wines available at The Palm Restaurant, please click on The Palm Wine List.

We had terrific service at The Palm Restaurant. This restaurant is handicap accessible through the hotel entrance. Reservations are recommended. Valet parking is available. Ken and I will definitely visit again.

Cheers!

Theresa & Ken

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