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
Such an enjoyable experience! Chris was ...
Such an enjoyable experience! Chris was our waitress and she was very pleasant and had great recommendations. The She Crab Soup and Crab salad are highly recommended. A wonderful go-to place in Charleston! Cute and relaxing restaurant.
Palmetto Café is always excellent! We we ...
Palmetto Café is always excellent! We were staying in the hotel for a business meeting and wanted to have lunch before leaving. The peach tea is just perfect and a wonderful treat on a hot, summer day and the octopus is the best anywhere I have been in the United States. Our server, Chris, was so nice, friendly and helpful! Just excellent!
Manager is a great asset to your restaur ...
Manager is a great asset to your restaurant. My parents are in the 90s and she makes sure to get them seated where they can be comfortable .
We had unexpected family come and everyone was super about accommodating them also
I had a Saturday business breakfast at a time of maximum tourist presence in Charleston. The Palmetto Grill took my reservation, honored it, offered attentive but not overbearing service and perfectly fine food. The restaurant was busy when I arrived and became crowded during my meeting, but we were never interrupted or inconvenienced. We thought that we were the only patrons there!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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