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.
Charleston, SC 29401
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, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Palmetto Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Our second visit to Palmetto Cafe was even better than the first. Delightful place for lunch in the heart of Charleston. The Lowcountry sampler is a great option to try many of the featured menu items and Shrimp tacos were outstanding. Great service from Ruthue made our return visit a memorable one. Definitely on the list for next visit to Charleston.
I chose this restaurant for brunch because it was recommended as a great brunch location. The restaurant offered only a brunch buffet, and then what appeared to be their regular menu. The buffet was nothing special: standard omelet station, eggs, sausage, and fruits. It was extremely overpriced for what they offer. The menu in general is overpriced as well. I should have done my due diligence before dining there and taken a better look at the menu. The ambiance and the service were great, beyond those two aspects, this is not a restaurant I would choose in the future...especially for brunch.
I like this restaurant mostly because it has valet parking, quiet tables well spaced and food is good. I have always had amazing service but this visit the wait staff wanted to hurry us, we had to get her attention. So she may not have been well trained or the competition for wait staff in Charleston is at plat. We had a great glass of wine and each ordered the cesear salad with fried oysters. Salad was beautifully served and plenty of oysters, I thought good and plump but a bit over fried. I was there 2 sundays before with a great experience and their amazing crab salad.
Fantastic fresh and tasty food. Chris, our waitress, was wonderfully informative and attentive without being overboard. Pretty restaurant, perfect for lunch. The crab salad and prawn tacos were excellent. Very impressive, thank you! So far some of the best food we have eaten in Charleston.
There were 5 of us for Sunday Brunch and it was just lovely. The service was exceptional as as the food. The eggs Benedict was the best I have ever had. Great choices on the buffet and everything was great. Be sure to try the peach tea and the Caramel Broiche.
We went for Sunday brunch and didn't realize that brunch was a buffet. The buffet was quite good, though.
A few notes:
Eggs Benedict were perfectly prepared
French toast nicely done, not soggy at all
Excellent quality of fresh fruit
Sliced smoked salmon was delicious
Great selection of assorted pastries.
Omelette station available
Service is incredible. Paul was our waiter and he was perhaps the finest server we had all weekend. He always wore a smile, very friendly, inviting and made us feel extremely welcome. He was very thorough and obviously well knowledged. You will surely have a better dining experience if Paul is your server.
I was the only person in my party eating the buffet. Looking over the menu, prices seem a bit more expensive than other places we are, and I can't say that it's justified. The portions were not small, but price points were higher than expected. For example the $26 burger was less enjoyable than the Husk burger or the burger at Cypress. Of all the places we ate for a long weekend in Charleston, it's top tier price but probably second to third tier value. The food was good, but considering the cost, there are several places I'd rather visit.
I go to Charleston every few years and always want to eat lunch here (not open for dinner!) and have the seafood club. Sadly it is no longer the lobster club, guessing due to cost, but there is a good deal of lobster and a few shrimp. It is just a great layered sandwich. Our guests had a burger and pea soup which they both liked. We took our time, and although they were very busy we were not rushed. It is in the lobby of the Charleston Place Hotel.
This was by far the best Sunday brunch that I've had...Ever! The omlette was superb, and our server, John was outstanding!! We were celebrating getting married the day before and our overall experience at Palmetto and the Belmond Hotel was simply marvelous. Definitely looking forward to our next stay!!
The service could not have been better, very friendly and helpful. Their split pea soup was wonderful, the scallops were perfect and the side of asparagus was terrific. My friend had the crab tacos and she recommended that I get them the next time we are there.
Fantastic experience! Austin was our server and he made us feel very welcomed and tweaked the scramble to meet our high hopes and vegetarian request. Coffee was very good and peach tea was tasty.
The ambiance is warm and open. Service is top notch yet not overly formal. We would gladly come back for breakfast.
Went specifically for Sunday brunch but was disappointed with the selection and value. I expected a little more variety besides the typical scrambled eggs and bacon for $27. There were no non-breakfast items and no biscuits and gravy. Service was mediocre.
The restaurant is light and inviting. The hostess seemed very confused on Sunday morning, kept us waiting when we had a reservation with tables sitting empty, tried to call people who arrived after we did, and had our name wrong even after asking us and checking us in. Good, fresh food.
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!
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