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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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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“paella” (33 reviews)
“crab cakes” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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321 Bay St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2406
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great happy hour in their cozy little bar area. Crab cakes were delicious! Nice happy hour until 6:30.

Thank 1cabin
Shawn P, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Crab Cakes. Our 40% off discount on small plates during Happy Hour is a great value. Please visit us again. ~Shawn

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Get the French Toast Benedict. You won't regret it! Hubby had a benedict dish as well, along with biscuits and gravy. That was some very unique gravy - not what this southern girl is used to - but it was good! Beautiful view and very...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I get to Petoskey every year with a friend. We decided to try some place new. She loved it, but I probably wouldn't come back since there are places I like better. We both had the lavender martinis and they were good. I had the...More

Thank Anne K
Shawn P, Manager at Palette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Anne, Thank you for the review. I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the Beet Salad. I can assure you that the matter was addressed with all of our staff . We are always striving to make sure that our guests enjoy every aspect...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Four of us on road trip to Michigan went to this place for lunch. Good food and drinks. Fish & chips was excellent. wide choice of wines and beer.

Thank Shinde51
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We went here with friends the night before a wedding. We all had nice meals and good cocktails but nothing amazing. I’d recommend it if in the area but living in a food-focused town, I honestly have to say it was probably good for the...More

Thank Erin Y
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 16 September 2017

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 16 September 2017 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 9 September 2017

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

1  Thank Linda866
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on the lower-level patio.
Jamie M
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Response from Jen K | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it's small but there is one!
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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