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Aug 11, 2014 04:32 PM

Hitt up the Palm before it movies, i haven't even been yet myself.

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  1. unless they are doing a lobster special and they are great deals, don't bother...go to Tana

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      1. re: kevin

        yup. maybe worth it for an overpriced drink to check out the artwork on the walls of all the Hollywood bigwigs over the years...that's really it.

        1. re: jessejames

          The wall art is not moving to the new Beverly Hills location it is being given to the subjects of each piece...

          1. re: wienermobile

            Fascinating, given that most of the subjects are deceased. So, I really do wander what will become of the wall art. We had a good friend (now deceased) who was a film director and one of the best moments of his life is when Palm put his picture up on the wall AND it was placed prominently above his favorite booth.

            1. re: maudies5

              They are trying to get all of the drawings to the owners or family members before 10/5 I believe.

              If your friend has living family, they should contact the restaurant.

            2. re: wienermobile

              "…The Palm is also known for the caricatures of its celebrity customers that cover most of the walls of the restaurant. The company says it is inviting all those depicted in the illustrations to take their images home.

              …[Bruce Bozzi Jr.] plans on taking some of the portions of the West Hollywood walls, framing them and putting them up in the new location. He's also working with artists to create some new local art.

              'The walls in West Hollywood are a time capsule of 40 years in California with people who worked in show business,' …"


      2. I rather do Mastro's or Cut or even BOA before I spend a dime at the Palm. It's basically one notch above mall food. Nothing special and crazily over priced.

        1. Palm jumped the shark in the early 2000s. Never the same after Gigi died.

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          1. re: maudies5

            I miss Gigi--one of the best hosts in town. Still offers my favorite Maine lobster in L.A. but, sadly, no longer that wonderful prime rib it used to be known for (nor the semi-secret Chicken Bruno). At least the Gigi Salad is back to "normal" after the odd attempt at creating an East Coast and a West Coast version.

            1. re: New Trial

              I went for the Summer lobster special for two this week--$99 for a 4lb lobster, two appetizers (soup or salad) and a choice of side. The lobster was great and the half & half as good as usual (your cardiologist might dispute the use of the word "good" here). Not super-crowded though despite the dwindling days before they close. Of course, since a new Palm will reopen in B.H. to take its place perhaps there is less urgency than there otherwise might be. Still, moving right into the midst of so many other high-end steakhouses (5 in walking distance--with Mastro's right across the street) seems to add a curious level of risk.

              1. re: New Trial

                I have had that dinner for 2 for me before. Great deal. Even better cuz my wife doesn't like lobster but loves salads and sides.

          2. Palm was my birthday restaurant growing up in NYC.. at that time, they only had two locations across from each other on 2nd Avenue.

            When they expanded, quality went downhill and became an average steakhouse at best. Lobsters were best item on menu.

            Personally, I'd just as soon grill some prime steaks from Costco. I think steakhouses are expense account restaurants, or for dining with people with limited palates.

            1. I'd meet ya for a drink there, kevin..... I've never been either.....

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              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                sweet, lets do it, one drink as JJ said, no food, and if we need food Tanas is just a block away.

                    1. re: jessejames

                      Good call. Palm there sucks. Tanas or a host of better picks.

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  how do i find out about this special ????

                  and what's the price and details on the special again ?????

                  thanks man.

                  if not, i'll just grab a drink there. Dirty, you down ????

                  i guess it closes the end of this month, just in time for DTOMs.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Yea, are they doing any lobster specials this month? Are they open at lunchtime??

                      Ok I hit the link and they serve lunch 12-3 M-F. And they have the lobster special, and I guess it's just until the 31st of Aug.

                      Damn, now if I can sweet talk the hubby into an early birthday present, who's in????? And that cocktail sounds tasty, too! With rum, JJ....

                        1. re: jessejames

                          Hahahaha, right?? I know, lobster and martinis.... That's how I roll!

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                            my kind of girl

                            who needs a shrimp cocktail when you have a lobster and a martini

                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                              "lobster roll" style of course. drum roll… please.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    I didn't know they have lobster rolls too?? Yea, CT Style all the way!

                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                      don't think they do...the play here is the large lobsters at that for the price of 4 lobster rolls at c and t, you get a 4 lb lobster, 2 salads and a side.

                                      1. re: jessejames

                                        Yea, you're right I think I read it on the regular menu, but the summer promotion is just the one w filet mignon, or the 4 lb for two.... Or one if you're like kevin....

                                      2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                        Nah. My bad. I just had to set it up for my drum roll joke.

                                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                            Maybe we should hit up Connie and teds. Not too loud for this drinker.

                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                i'm in.

                                unless you're going with the hubby for your bday present.

                                enjoy, either way.

                                damn, it's so weird… first i thought The Palm sucks… and now we're saying hey maybe the lobster rolls are pretty downright. spectacular.