The palm

We are excited to announce that The Palm Restaurant is undergoing renovations. Please note that the restaurant is currently closed with reopening scheduled for the summer of 2017.  Please see the release below for more information and be sure to check back for updates on this exciting new development. 

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PHILADELPHIA (February 15, 2016) – The Palm Restaurant Philadelphia, located in The Bellevue and known for its first-class steaks, outrageously Jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters and dedication to hospitable service, marks nearly 30 years with a major refresh. Set to re-open in 2017, the Philadelphia restaurant will be the seventh in the company’s portfolio to receive the exciting new design.

“The Bellevue has been home to The Palm since 1989, and we couldn’t imagine unveiling our spectacular new restaurant anywhere else except with our friends, the Rubins. Philadelphia is an incredible market with a fiercely loyal customer base,” said Wally Ganzi, third generation family member and Co-Owner. “Our new design will reflect the sophistication of Philadelphia while retaining The Palm’s essence, which is warm, welcoming and inviting.”

The refreshed Palm Restaurant will continue to embrace the restaurant’s 90-year commitment to service and quality with the same great food and personalized service.  The new design will feature intimate seating for 152 and a striking hand-painted feature wall of Philadelphia’s famous landmarks overlooking the dining room. A new expansive bar will anchor the dining room and will offer the Prime Time menu of Small Plates, Prime Bites? and an extensive list of handcrafted cocktails.  The Private Dining Room will be relocated to the main level of the restaurant with seating for up to 36 and will feature a state-of-the-art audio visual system.

“The Palm is more than a restaurant. It is an institution not only for The Bellevue, but also for the entire city of Philadelphia’, states Ron Rubin, co-owner of The Bellevue. “We look forward to the delivery of an exciting new look for what is truly one of the city’s finest dining destinations.”

In true Palm Restaurant style, there will be a fresh new array of signature caricatures produced in association with Zack Bird, a Philadelphia artist whose family has created caricatures for Palm Restaurants for several decades.  Bird himself has created Palm caricatures, artwork and feature walls for other refreshed Palm locations. This tradition started at the restaurant’s onset when the owners had no money to decorate and relied on a large clientele of cartoonists who traded art for meals.  The caricatures at The Palm Philadelphia will once again be painted directly onto the walls just as they were in the beginning.