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Jan 20, 2009 03:16 PM

The Palm Steakhouse

I saw a clip of the Palm Steakhouse (I believe the one on Santa Monica) on a Travel Channel show. Although most of it featured the original New York City location, they did show the LA branch briefly. So I was wondering how the food is there, the steaks of course, but also the Italian dishes and pasta.

We'll be staying nearby on our next visit, so I thought it might be a possibility for dinner. Been to Dan Tana's previously, so I'm interested in someplace different with good food and service. I'd love to hear what LA hounds have to say about this place. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. It has been a while since I've been there but their main thing is huge steaks and lobsters. They are in west Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd. Service is professional New York style. All the food, including the salads and sides and seafood is fresh and quite good. We're talking BIG FOOD. If its pasta or italian that you are thinking of, L.A has some pretty decent places such as Valentino, Drago etc.

    1. I'm pretty positive The Palm does not serve pasta. There are 2 locations in LA - West Hollywood and Downtown. I prefer the West Hollywood location; it's more neighborhood-like and comfortable. I love their steaks which are served ala carte and side dishes served family style. My favorite side dish is the "half and half" - half fries and hald crispy onion rings. They also have delicious grilled lobster. I would definitely recommend it for great service and yummy food.

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        1. re: BombayUpWithaTwist

          Hmm...I had no idea! I usually just get steak and/or lobster and the "half and half" - I'll have to explore the other menu items next time I go. Thanks for pointing that out!

      1. We absolutely love the Palm. I can't speak to any of the LA locations but have been to the DC location several times and also go frequently to the Vegas location. My husband does a lot of business entertaining there and we have had consistently excellent food and service. The steaks are great and I highly recommend the lobster.

        1. Thanks for all your replies. The Travel Channel show called it an Italian steakhouse, so that is the reason I mentioned pasta and Italian dishes. I would definitely order a nice porterhouse or ribeye steak. My wife is satisfied with a few bites of my steak and would be happier with a veal, chicken or pasta dish for herself, which is why I thought the Palm might be a perfect match for us.

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          1. re: curiousgeo

            My SO and I eat there pretty regularly, and while I agree with the above posters re: the steak and the lobster, more than half the time we order the chicken parm, veal parm or the veal martini...

          2. I had steak tartar and a lobster at the Weho location on Halloween, both were great.