About The Palmetto Cafe
The Palmetto Cafe offers a garden like setting featuring live green walls, rich mahogany furniture and adjoining courtyard. Located on the main floor of Belmond Charleston Placel, the restaurant features innovative American cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients. The Palmetto Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am
Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 11:30am, Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet or validation offered for adjacent parking garage.
Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Palmetto Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Great food and service
Great food and service
We had both breakfast one day and lunch ...
We had both breakfast one day and lunch another at the Palmetto café. Loved both of them. Buffet and a la carte options for whichever mood suits you for both. (I personally do not like buffets because I tend to overeat, but they looked really great!) The service was great. Very comfortable. Nice outdoor patio. Portions well sized, and everything prepared perfectly. They also offer some great breakfast and lunch options (especially the ranchero eggs!) No reservations about recommending this one, but a reservation for lunch is probably not a bad idea. Gets pretty crowded!
Very pricy for what you get
You have a choice of eating inside or out on the covered patio which is nice. We chose to eat on the patio and they very nicely accomodated us in selelcting a table out of the sun. We had a choice of the Sunday Bruch Buffet or ordering off the menu. Both options were very expensive. More expensive than other equally high quality retaurants in the area. We chose the buffet and both had omelletttes made to order which were good. There were many choices of preprepared entrees and fruits. Unfortunately the breads and pastries were pedestrian at best and looked like they had come from the grocery store. The prepared eggs benedict had been in the steamer tray for some time and looked old and congealed. We also ordered a Bloody Mary which was well prepared and a good value. While it was not a terrible meal we did not feel we got good value for our money. We will not be returning to this restaurant.
Excellent in every way. The food was rea ...
Excellent in every way. The food was really good and beautifully presented. The French coffee was wonderful and the staff were superb.
Excellent service, the highest quality f ...
Excellent service, the highest quality food, lovely outdoor courtyard garden patio.
What a great place for a brunch! We sat ...
What a great place for a brunch! We sat on the patio and had a great brunch and a great experience with the servers being there but never too present. Simply perfect to relax.
My husband and I were staying in the hotel for the final days of our honeymoon. We'd ended up at the restaurant on a whim and went back again the next day before leaving because we loved it that much. Delicious. Beautiful. Special.
It was average at best. Nothing special. I can think of many more places I'd go before I'd go back.
Excellent but expensive
The four of us enjoyed ourselves and found the food to be outstanding. Definitely top notch but service was a little slow. The food was rather expensive but many items were so big they could be shared. We were not disappointed.
The brunch buffet was fantastic! We enjo ...
The brunch buffet was fantastic! We enjoyed the atmosphere, the delicious coffee, and Chris, our server, was prompt and kept us happy. Will be back for sure!
Great location and ambiance. I have had ...
Great location and ambiance. I have had many lunches there before- celebrating various milestones- but this meal felt way subpar to me. Following an unusually long wait and purported mix-up in the kitchen the awaited meal came. Alas the soup was bland, the fish greasy and just ordinary (had to return), the crab salad just a mix of mashed up crab (no lump meat there!) with way too much mayo, and the octopus salad had far too many olives rendering it somewhat salty ( the octopus itself was well prepared). The desert was nothing to boast about that you could not find at your neighborhood eatery or supermarket. In all the food was rather lackluster and did not match the expectation and price. I have had great meals there in the past but this last visit is leaving me wondering whether or not I will be back. Something is definitely "missing" and the kitchen may have lost its cachet. I was left sadly unimpressed and disappointed. The only redeeming part was our server Tony who was impeccable in his service and professionalism.
The outdoor area is absolutely beautiful ...
The outdoor area is absolutely beautiful!
Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Service was excellent. Luxury dining in historic Charleston.
Wedding Anniversary Sunday Brunch
I knew that we would enjoy the white tablecloth Sunday brunch at the Palmetto Cafe as we have in the past. Brandon was as efficient and helpful a server as anyone we have had; he even suggested that I try the caramel soaked brioche bread (I deferred). For "standards," brunch (with custom omelettes, eggs benedict and salmon) was fine. I would have liked to have seen some lunch fare, however, perhaps some oysters, roast beef and shrimp for the cost.
An excellent Valentines Day Surprise
I surprised my darling wife with a trip to Charleston and brunch at the Palmetto Cafe. I had dinner there years ago, but my wife had never been. She was completely surprised and delighted!! The food was most excellent and the service was equally superb. Our server, Liz, was very attentive, friendly, and extremely professional. Kudos to the Palmetto Cafe, and many thanks for making our Valentines Day most memorable!! We plan to return soon!!
It always is a special treat for my fami ...
It always is a special treat for my family to go there for the Sunday brunch . It is $28 , but well worth it. Service is always excellent as well .
I have had brunch and breakfast many times at P.C.
Every time I visit Charleston I try to book brunch or breakfast here at the Charleston Place. Service is always attentive and food excellent. The coffee is the best. Highly recommend!
We always eat here!
The food is wonderful and the staff are fantastic.So nice.We have never had anything not good here.Love the shrimp tacos and Caesar salad with grilled shrimp.They also have a lovely buffet on Sunday's.Nevr a disappoint!!!!!
Enjoyed brunch here on Sunday. Wonderful array of food including many different fruit selections as well as cheeses, yogurt, and all the usual breakfast items. Also a few not usually found on brunch tables. Delicious coffee, in either light, medium or dark roast. Impeccable service.
I enjoyed the food and the setting but i ...
I enjoyed the food and the setting but it was very expensive.
The food was delicious and the service i ...
The food was delicious and the service impeccable. One of our favorite places in Charleston.
Sure to Impress
Lovely spot for a special occasion. Interior is fresh and bright, but outdoor dinning is an option. If you choose to dine on the patio, you will find it an oasis of ferns, fountains and succulents that is light and breezy. Food is really good. We had several dishes with lobster and they did not disappoint. The lobster meat was fresh and succulent and the portions quite generous. The service was impeccable and detail oriented, reminiscent of old-school, five star attention. We were celebrating a birthday and were brought a beautiful dessert, on the house!
Over rated yet beautiful
Had brunch here with some friends, sat in the beautiful atrium. Service was great, place is quaint and romantic. Brunch menu was pricey and only a couple options for a non-seafood fan. Entree presentation was spot on, however the food was disappointing. She crab soup was delicious, but was lukewarm when served. All at our table agreed how the flavors of the dishes clashed. Best part of the meal were the mimosas. Overpriced for such oddly paired culinary dishes.
Best Brunch in Town
The buffet is outstanding, the service is fantastic and the Bloody Mary's are top shelf. The staff remembers your name and they make you feel welcome. No hassle to turn the table over, you can relax and enjoy your breakfast and chat with your guests. I'm a repeat customer because of it.
Always a terrific breakfast!
We have been going to Palmetto Cafe for over three years now. It has worked out that we go on Sunday's after dropping our boys at Sunday school across the street on Hasell. Always outstanding service as you'd expect at Charleston Place hotel. Wonderful assortment on the buffet, with just about everything you could want from made to order omelets to caramel brioche. Wonderful pastries, and local favorite cheese grits. We have ordered pancakes off the menu for our picky 12 year old, they were light and fluffy! Reservations are almost a must to avoid waiting during tourist season, but because of the buffet tables turn pretty fast! Mimosas on Sunday after 10am!
The Palmetto Cafe - Wonderful Peaceful Oasis
The Palmetto Café never disappoints. From great service and great food to a beautiful place to dine, there is only positives to report from our last dining experience. I personally love the octopus and have rarely found it prepared as well in the United States as at The Palmetto Café. The peach iced tea is a great starter with a variety of choices of entrees to please a crowd. Anything from seafood to steaks and excellent desserts - it is all excellent.
As anticipated with new serving method..
The Palmetto Cafe is a required stop for us when in Charleston. Always consistant in quality, preparation and interesting combinations along with traditional cuisine. She crab soup and Gazpacho we presented expertly. Don't want to give the particulars away! You must go.
This is my very favorite place for a gir ...
This is my very favorite place for a girls' lunch in Charleston. Love the ambiance and menu. I always choose it when a friend comes in town or there is anything to celebrate. It is expensive, but it is totally worth. I find that the servers hover a little more than I like, but they mean well.
Torry was phenomenal! The Brioche my fav! I am a local who loves lunch at Palmetto Cafe and I'm so glad brunch is just a delicious!
what an experience.great food.great service. Alice was awesome.
The coffee was tepid and had sludge in i ...
The coffee was tepid and had sludge in it. To the waiter's credit, he brought us a fresh pot that was double filtered and it was better. The food was only fair.
I adore the Cafe', the service is laid b ...
I adore the Cafe', the service is laid back a tad too much sometimes but it's worth it because the food is great, as is the ambiance.
Hostess A plus accommating to handcap Br ...
Hostess A plus accommating to handcap Breakfast outstanding steak perfect with poach egg chicken for lunch tough...disappointing
One of the best lunch spots in all of Charleston. The food and the service are always top notch!
We had a great lunch at The Palmetto Caf ...
We had a great lunch at The Palmetto Cafe! The menu options were excellent along with the wine list. The service was impeccable! The dessert offered many great options.
Always a pleasure
I have eten in this restaurant many times as it is only about a ten minute walk from my home. They are very well versed in the etiquette of serving a single diner, their staff are extremely courteous and friendly in a warm and charming way. The ice tea is excellent. I have taken guests there as well, and they have enjoyed it as I have.
Loved the service.
Server was Liz & we will request her next time. Sophisticated & friendly at the same time!
We have dined at Palmetto Cafe many times for lunch and the Crab salad never disappoints!. Other items are delicious as well, but the crab salad is what brings me back!
Great Brunch Buffet
Exceeded our expectations for a Sunday Brunch! Food was absolutely delicious ! Servers were very attentive.
Breakfast buffet was outstanding! The service was great. Best breakfast I had in a long time.
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