The Palm Restaurant is closing for an extensive renovation that will see the Broad Street restaurant close on February 29th and not reopen until late in the fourth quarter at the earliest. With the extended closure, the Palm’s long tenured front-and-back-of-the-house pros were looking at an uncertain future.
Today, SugarHouse Casino and the Palm Restaurant have announced that SugarHouse will offer jobs to all of the Palm’s staff. SugarHouse is completing a $164 million expansion that will add seven food and beverage outlets that will include its own steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House.
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The Palm at the Bellevue will close after service on Monday, February 29th for a complete overhaul. The restaurant expects to be closed until late 2016 or early 2017.
The revamped Palm steakhouse will have seating for more than 150 guests. A new bar will anchor the dining room and the private dining room will be relocated to the main level of the restaurant.
Have no fear, the caricatures which are so much a part of the Palm will continue to be a part of the restaurant.
Palm at the Bellevue [Official]
Ah, the Palm. Though it is, perhaps, best known for its caricature wall, pricey aged USDA Prime steaks, the addictive “Half-and-Half” potato side dish, and oversize martinis, the restaurant that calls itself “the place to see and be seen” is now, apparently, “the place to see godawful theatrical productions“–at least in the Atlantic City location.
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This week in Philadelphia Magazine’s Restaurant Club Newsletter.
Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]
Are you a Mad Men fanatic? Have your own Mad Men three martini lunch at The Palm.
The Palm is offering a three-course lunch plus a side dish and a classic drink for just $18.95.
The drinks included are:
- Classic Charmer Manhattan: Makers Mark Bourbon, Martini & Rossi Vermouth and a dash of bitters, served up with a cherry
- The Upper East Sidecar: Remy Martin V.S.O.P Cognac, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and a lemon splash served up with a slice of orange.
- Blonde Bombshell: Stoli Vanil Vodka and fresh, hand-squeezed lime juice, served up with lemon and lime. $13 per cocktail
Lunch like Don Draper would want you to.
The Palm [Official Site]
The Palm has added a new bar menu complete with requisite sliders, NY Prime cheesesteak, oysters shrimp and more.
From 5 to 7 and again from 9 until closing all items are available for just $3.50. And good news for our bargain oyster fans, during those hours oysters are just $1 a piece.
Check the menu after the jump.
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Tonight, from 5 to 9pm next to the Bellevue will be the Great City Grill.
XIX will bring its bar and join Bliss, The Palm and JL Sullivan’s Speakeasy in grilling their best for a hot summer night. It’s a pay-as-you-go event in a space transformed with umbrella-topped tables, candlelight and a DJ.
The Bellevue: Events [Official Site]
Don’t be alarmed if you happen by Broad and Walnut today and see a bunch of white-jacketed waiters running around.
The Palm is doing something special for all those cabbies that get people to their Bellevue restaurant today. They’re giving out lunch to cab drivers as a reward for bring patrons to the restaurant.