How many times do you have to try a restaurant before having a definite opinion about the food they serve? This is a good question for which I do not have the answer after my experience with The Palm. Imagine this: I first tried The Palm located Midtown New York for lunch, during restaurant week. It was not good at all: the quality of the meat was poor and they bathed the steak with a wine sauce that was not that great...The second time was in Vegas. We ordered the filet mignon: disappointing again!
So, why did we end up at The Palm in Philadelphia? Simply because it was raining!!!
The restaurant had a warm atmosphere with its booths and leather seats. The service was efficient and very courteous.
Now, let's talk about food! Jodi ordered the filet mignon.
It was a delicious 9 ounces piece of meat, that was at the perfect temperature. The meat was tender and juicy.
I ordered the boneless ribeye.
This was a big piece of steak: 18 ounces! The meat was incredibly good with a nice charr on each sides. It was tender and juicy too! No need to tell you that I finished it! We ordered a bearnaise sauce to eat with the steaks: it was fantastic.
As sides, we picked the goat cheese whipped mashed potatoes and the roasted brussels sprouts.
The mashed potatoes were awesome! This is the first time I try a goat cheese one. It was delicious and light. They could have put some more cheese though!
They were roasted with lemon brown butter. It was just ok for me. I prefer the brussels sprouts more cooked.
Although I did not really enjoy the brussels sprouts, I had a phenomenal dinner! But had no room for dessert unfortunately!!! I will have to go back...
Enjoy (I did)!