Palme

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36 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Caribbean
Trained in classical French techniques, CHEF RALPH ALERTE has always sought to celebrate his origins in his cooking.

Chef RALPH first discovered the joys of experimenting in the kitchen at a young age, having to cook for himself because of his mother’s busy work schedule. A learned passion he furthered through rigorous training and perfected by working his way up, from line cook to Executive chef at Kalalu, Confusion and Knox Tavern.

Every gastronomical endeavor has been, for Ralph, an opportunity to bring something different to the table. While the original taste, spices and exotic flavors of the Tropics are highlighted at Palme, it is this Chef’s ability to bring together the best in creole cuisine by using a surprising mix of ingredients that makes his style and talent one of a kind.

Restaurant Palme, in the end, is nothing less than a labor of love.
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FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Si les plats et la formule générale rendait le tout plus abordable, ce serait un restaurant génial de quartier.
Excellente nourriture. Belles présentations.
Il y a de l’amour dans les plats et ça parait.
Nous y avons tous voyagé!
Merci :)

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S
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La nourriture est exquise et le service remarquable. Ce fut une superbe découverte.

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ça goûte les vacances et les portions sont copieuses et savoureuses, le service est impeccable et chaleureux, une chouette expérience !

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JC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food can’t wait to go back, nice terrasse with nice ambiance. Device is good and the drinks are very good. The food is incredible very teste and spicy the way I love. The only thing it’s the Wine list is small.

JB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’était vraiment excellent!! Avec un super service, je recommanderais à tout le monde!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Palme is always amazing. Nick was very attentive and went out of his way to make us feel welcome

n
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

J'ai super bien aimé mon expérience chez Palme. La nourriture est bonne et très bien assaisonnée. Ceux qui aime le piment vont être servis! Seul petit bémol, un de mes invité est allergique aux fruits de mer et ne pouvait pas manger grand chose sur le menu (du soir), peut-être avoir plus de variété de ce côté-ci. Merci!

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

J'ai pris un cari de fruits de mer qui venait avec des beignets de légumes frits délicieux. C'était agréable de pouvoir manger sur la terrasse et le service était parfait. Les portions ne sont pas copieuses et il faut prévoir généralement plus qu'un plat pour combler l'appétit.

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EM
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Pas impressionné par ce restaurant. Je trouve hors de prix la formule tapas proposée à moins d’avoir un très petit appétit...

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JT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience2

Toi expensive for the food we had. However, flavor was good.

MM
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegan risotto that the chef made special was wonderful.

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Updated pan-Caribbean classics with slight Asian and Latin inflections. A recently renovated space with relaxed and minimal modern decor enshrines attentive service, excellent cocktails, and a fantastic collection of Plantation Rum. Spice (heat) and seasoning (salt) are at Caribbean levels, so speak with your server if you want your food more moderate in these areas. We enjoyed everything from fried chicken with a stellar seafood Mac and Cheese to perfectly cooked veggie fritters and pan-seared scallops. Daily specials are not to be missed.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat out several times per week including cities all around the world. The food here was some of the best we have eaten. Large portions, well balanced, original and unique flavor profiles. Definitely a diamond in the rough!

DZ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merci de me faire redécouvrir mes racines dans une atmosphère et dans des présentations extraordinaires. La qualité de la nourriture exceptionnelle, nous pouvons gouter à tous les arômes, c’est un vrai délice.
Merci encore pour cette belle expérience, qui est à recommencer.

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RA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Très bonne nourriture mais menu à travailler et mettre à jour avec le menu du jour sur une ardoise

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MM
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place! It's a mix of Caribbean food and international flavours with a very skilled French-trained chef. It was such a good find, because you might not expect such high quality food and a beautiful space on this stretch of Ste. Catherine East. The spicy pikliz was perfect with perfectly seared and sweet scallops and I wanted to try all the rums and rum cocktails – the selection is better than a lot of tiki bars, even. Great service, beautiful decor. This place should be full all the time, but it feels as though it's still a hidden secret.

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On essayait ce resto pour la première fois et ce fut une superbe experience
Belle découverte !!!

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OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food tasted delicious. Portion sizing differs from plate to plate which can make sharing difficult. I’ll be going back for sure.

i
Montreal
26 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Tres belle experience , nourriture tres bonne aussi

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Je ne retournerai pas
il n’y avait pas ce qu’on a commandé, ni la bouffe, ni les boissons.
Finalement on a commendé une bière qu’ils ont expliter à deux, et ils ont chargé deux bière.
Mon repas était froid!

très très très déçu.... l’argent ne tombe pas du ciel pour le donner dans une qualité de même.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, flavours amazing and cocktails were great. Excellent service and accommodating to a small menu change we asked for. A+

E
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, original plates. A great selection or rum. Service was great.

E
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

The service and the ambiance was good.
For some of our plates there were a huge lack of flavor
P.S mac and cheese should be cheesy

TI
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellente nourriture style Caraïbes et bon service quoi que un peu timide. Parfait pour mettre du soleil dans notre hiver. L'ambiance est simple et amicale. Seul mini bémol, l'aménagement du resto semble amplifié le bruit rapidement et il le niveau de son monte drastiquement lorsque c'est plus occupé ou qu'un groupe débarque. Mais bon, on ne choisi pas Palme pour une ambiance feutré, mais plutôt pour célébrer entre amis.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I found the music aggressive when we arrived. And was then generally all over the place. Not appropriate for a Sunday brunch. We ordered the shrimp crab cake Benedict, the salmon tartar and sweet potato omelette.
The crab cake, although tiny, was good. Not worth the price tag for a single cake. I did not appreciate the tiny baby shrimp on top. The salmon tartar had a gluey texture. The omelette was dry. You’d think that you’d at least get some bread for the cost. I would not repeat the experience.

MA
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is delicious. Loved the carabean taste. However the music was way to loud for us to enjoy the moment, and the service was desorganized and quite slow.

MS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

First off there was no cranberry juice .Any restaurant with a licensed bar should have the basics . The presentation of our entrees was really nice. The cigars were amazing ,the griot salad was tasty but lacking the first ingredient listed on the menu. The Risotto Croquettes could have been used as a hockey puck :(
There were no more handmade jamaican patties but the taco was tasty. The Red Snapper was very tasty from the accounts of the other guests on the table. But the saddest was the Jerk Chicken plate. When the plate came I was happy because there was a lot of chicken but then the plate had me looking for the festival and macaroni pie. The festivals were burnt and the sliver of warmed up burnt macaroni pie almost had me chip a tooth. Some guests were more more vocal about their disappointment while the others just didn't bother saying a thing when the waiter asked how the food was.
If I were to go back I would probably ONLY take the Cigar and tacos as a meal.
I guess the owner overheard how disappointing our experience was and that led her to give us quite a bit of attitude as we were complimenting her on the restaurant vibe itself.
So in conclusion if you have an hr or 2 to kill before going out the 2 entrees mentioned above will give you enough of a base before drinks but don't go there for a full meal.

ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nous avons profité de la semaine de la Martinique pour essayer ce restaurant. Une belle découverte avec des plats de la caraïbe, miam!

Il y avait un DJ la musique était une peu forte mais bon c’etait Samedi soir...

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f
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was with 3 other people, we came on a Friday at 5.30 PM.
I knew the restaurant does not serve authentic Haitian food, but I took the Big Griot plate to give it a try as the main course. Kimchi dressing was good, however the pork piece was just too big, not as tasty as normal griot (deep-fried small pieces), and not crunchy outside but juicy inside like the normal griot. The salad was ok, the mashed potato didn't go well with the griot.
I took Cigar Creole as an appatizer and it was good.
My 2 other friends were pretty disappointed with their plates as well (they took the half creole bbq chicken and the $45 - very small - plate lambi & langoustine as the main course), however my other friend really liked the grilled snapper.
The waiter seemed to rush us to place the orders. He should had been more relax because we were the first customers to come on that Friday evening and at the end the restaurant was only half full during the evening.
The music was very loud.

J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

only comment was on the plate I had. Fruits de mer COCO. Wish it had been presented on a plate and not in a bowl.

L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We got our appetizer and our main course at the same time. But of the were luckwarm. The service was not very good :-(
They offered us a round of free cocktails after my friend ask.

TN
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Second time at the restaurant. Ordered the 1/2 chicken with the pork chops. Very disappointed! (The 1st time, the half chicken was good.) The least one could say, the kitchen was inconsistent. The margarita came with no tequila. Would not come back again.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We waited 2 hours for our food. The server was extremely accommodating so it was fine, but any other group of 9 might not have been as patient.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super belle expérience. Frais et goûteux
Dj sur place. Portions généreux
Le decor est vraiment cool

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l
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Bonne nourriture, musique sympa (quand on est dehors... Car dedans la musique est vraiment très forte) mais service vraiment à revoir...
nous avons courru après les verres d'eau... On nous a oublié pour commander notre repas... On nous demandait à chaque fois ce qu'on avait commandé...

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Drinks and food were very good! Only complaint was our servers were very slow with our drinks, second course , I had to ask for a simple glass of water several times.