We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic Lunch Spot”
Review of Palisades Cafe

Palisades Cafe
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 30
Description: Featuring sandwiches and salads, as well as innovative specials created by a Le-Cordon Bleu chef and inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. Beer, wine, and from-scratch desserts round out an approachable menu in a casual, funky, family-friendly environment. Lunch 11-2 and dinner 5-9, Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday brunch 10-2.
Restaurant details
Description: Featuring sandwiches and salads, as well as innovative specials created by a Le-Cordon Bleu chef and inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. Beer, wine, and from-scratch desserts round out an approachable menu in a casual, funky, family-friendly environment. Lunch 11-2 and dinner 5-9, Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday brunch 10-2.
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I visited this restaurant for lunch with others for a business visit. The service was great and the servings were large. The onion rings are very good too. The only negative is they did not have yellow mustard (need it for tenderloins!). The burger had a great taste to it and was cooked well. It's a very nice spot to have lunch.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jme L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

One of the cozy dinner spots in the area. Regular menu and nightly specials that are great. Very personal staff and attention to detail. Bring your own or wine/beer available. Nice dinner spot.

1  Thank Richard52314
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited the Palisades Café twice in September and are frequent diners whenever we are in Mount Vernon. The food is delicious. Our favorite sandwich is the Hand Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with its inspired pear slaw and gorgonzola topping. Dinner entrees change every month. We were able to enjoy almost all the choices for September. We savored the Game Hen Oreganata, the Pork Schnitzel and the Grilled Swordfish. The Caprese Salad was a luscious delight with its locally sourced heirloom tomatoes. The Palisades Café is blessed with a creative chef and with warm and informative hosts/servers. Curated art is displayed on the walls. The Palisades Café is a Mount Vernon treasure.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank mbmcgrane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The cute little downtown of Mount Vernon houses this delightful restaurant. I visited on a recommendation from a Cornell Faculty member and it is clear why. The place is charming, the service spot on and the portabella sandwich had all of the yummy extras to make it divine. But the hand-cut fries oh my! They were just crunchy enough and had just the right about of salt. I will be going back for those fries!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Jessica C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch. Everyone was happy which is a miracle with ages 6 to 75. Homemade lemonade was great. I had the Palisades Sandwhich, a veggie patty with beets arugula horshradish sauce. Very good and im not a vegetarian. Will go back

1  Thank karenjae
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Palisades Cafe also viewed

 
Mount Vernon, IA
 

Been to Palisades Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing