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The Palm for non-steak eaters

Received a $50 gift card in mail for the Palm, never been before - a menu was included so I have a good idea of what they serve, but what I'm wondering is if it's worth going for someone who doesn't eat steak? (actually just non-grass-fed steaks, but since they don't serve grass-fed beef) Of course there are lambchops (what I'll probably end up ordering if we go) and lobster, though we just stuffed ourselves up to here with lobsters in Maine. What other dishes would you recommend? Or is it worth going at all? Considering yeah, there's $50 gift cert but we probably won't get out before $200 for two. Opinions, please!

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  1. Raw oysters and lobster sliders plus drinks at the bar, should use that up nicely. Then wander off for small dinner elsewhere.

    That's how we like The Palm Dallas. I'm sure plates are more $$ in NY.

    1. do they still have the prefix I went they had crab cakes oh my god the gave you 3 nice size cakes and basicly it was all crab meat very little filler best I have ever had, Lobsters are huge and cooked perfect also. They also have great chicken parm.

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      Palm
      837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

      1. When I go to the Palm I've always ordered the lobster, and I am a steak eater. Wait until you are in the mood for lobsters again and go there for them. I also second the chicken parm.

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        Palm
        837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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        1. re: michele cindy

          I third the chicken parm. - they are quite famous for it.

        2. They make the best veal parmigiana I've ever had in the city, and I am, from a big Italian family in Bensonhurst, so that is not easy for me to say, but it is true. You get a huge veal chop lightly fried and topped with a delicius sauce and very flavorful mozzarella and other cheeses. I am not a big steak eater either, so when I do go there, for lunch mostly, I do get the veal parmigiana, with a salad and a side dish of asparagus or vegetables. Their potatoes are very good, but I don't allow myself to indulge.

          1. Notwithstanding LOTS of steak dinners at the Westside (50th St.) Palm, iI've also spent many hours eating a half order of chopped salad and a half order of fried calamari at the bar there, too. They give you a brimming bread basket with it, and a few martinis will give you some olives as well. Fifty would come close to covering that for two, and you'll be entertained by the bar staff, clientele, and depictions of customers pained on the walls. REAL good martinis.

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            Palm West
            250 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

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            1. re: budgetrick

              Most gift cards do not allow alcohol, so maybe more food and martinis.

              1. re: budgetrick

                Hmmm ... just noticed that my attempt to reference the Palm on 50th Street just off of 8th Ave was misinterpreted and mis-mapped by Chowhound's too-slick-for-you-Budgetrick auto referencing system. For all I know, the Westside Restaurant may be a wonderful place, but I doubt you'll get a lot of milage out of your Palm gift card there.

                1. re: budgetrick

                  The system's far from perfect, but it's slick enough to enable users to head off bad links like that one, if they choose to.

                  Before saving your post, click on "Manage your links" and then on the refresh circle with the arrow inside. You'll be shown the restaurant records that the system is ready to auto-link. If any of them are off-target, click the "remove" button to the right of the restaurant's name. Takes just a few seconds but it's worth it, I think, to improve the quality of the info for other users.

                  If there are other places that are not listed but should be linked, enter them under "Is a restaurant/bar you mentioned missing? Search below and add as a link:".

                2. re: budgetrick

                  Note that the original Palm on 2nd Ave does not have barstools. Just in case.

                  1. re: Up With Olives

                    Hmmm, again... how about Palm Too, just across the street on 2nd Ave? Barstools there? Pretty sure the one downtown (Tribeca? On the Westside highway, in any event ...) does have a sit-down bar.

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                    Palm Tribeca
                    206 West Street, New York, NY 10013

                    Palm Too
                    840 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

                3. The key lime pie is the best ever.

                  1. Lots of good ideas - thank you so much! Looks like we could definitely drop in one night and use the gift cert at the bar for some oysters, calamari, salad, chicken parm (I don't really think I've had a really good version of this, which is a shame - so this might be my chance) etc. Sounds perfect - thank you for all the suggestions, truly appreciated.

                    1. 95$ 4 lb lobster for 2 dinner, greatest deal in town. I really like all of the fishes, also the monday night salad with an order of shrimp cockctail on top.

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                      1. re: rkaene

                        Unfortunately the gift cert is not valid for the lobster special - everything else though (including beverage) is cool.

                        I see that there are a few Palm location in town - any of you prefer one to the other? Which one is the one w/ the bar?

                        Thank you very much!

                        1. re: uwsister

                          My preference for the Palm West was borne out of my daughters' apartments proximity to it, BUT ... unlike the original Palm on Second Ave (per the report above) it does have bar stools and a number of hightops (w/ stools) in its bar area. It's a bit cozy, but I've never not been able to get a seat, a brief wait notwithstanding. The original does have more of a rough hewn, old time character and charm to it, but the absence of a place to perch would be an issue for me.

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                          Palm West
                          250 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

                          1. re: budgetrick

                            We also live on the West Side - so Palm West would be more convenient. Thank you.

                      2. the tribeca location's bar is the biggest I think. they also have bar bites, sliders, oysters etc. is your certif good for that?

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                        Palm Tribeca
                        206 West Street, New York, NY 10013

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                        1. re: rkaene

                          Yeah, it's good for everything but the summer lobster special. Thank you!

                        2. Also, they have a Prime Time Special in which the all items off the "Bar Bites" Menu are $4.50. For the Westside location, primte time is 9pm to closing.

                          http://www.thepalm.com/Our-Menu/Prime...

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