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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
One of my most favorite restaurants for a weekend brunch or lunch any time. Spring and Fall are great times to enjoy a meal in the beautiful courtyard. Delicious food, try the crab salad, and always great service. I happily drive from Kiawah for a meal here.
We were there only for breakfast brunch. Its a buffet and you will find what you need. Design your own omelets, Blintzes, French Toast, amazing bacon (yes, its amazing!) plus fruit, great coffee, rolls, and muffins. The room is big and accommodates. The wait staff was great although it was sometimes hard to get their attention. They seemed a bit stretched. They never seemed to lose their cool and were hustling both mornings. Good news is that they didn't push you out, and let you dine at your leisure.
I chose this lovely restaurant for a business meal that would be attended by colleagues who had never been to Charleston. The location is excellent, being right in the heart of downtown Charleston. We had an enjoyable lunch with great service. I found the restaurant very overpriced, so I will not be recommending it to friends except for business or very special occasions.
We went for lunch when my mother was visiting Charleston. We sat outdoors at a table with an umbrella providing a nice shade. Though the outdoor section of the Cafe is located in the center of the Charleston PLace Hotel, it captures the breeze surprisingly well, making the heat of a sunny afternoon seem light and pleasant. The dishes were delicious, well prepared, and our server was extremely polite, professional and attentive. It was a great experience, one we enjoyed very much and would visit the location again.
At least at lunch, they will squeeze three adults and three toddlers in on an umbrella table for four right beside a couple at a table for two--even when no one else is on the patio. My experience was also influenced by a forgotten bar item and a wrong plate order which caused delays.
I admit these circumstances shouldn't but probably do influence my feeling the food sampled was no better than you can find in any of two dozen other restaurants in Charleston, maybe a half step below. Which leads me to ask why pay a large premium to eat it here?
Reservations were at 11:30am and as a hostess came out & moved one of the menu stands away from the door at 11:25am, we walked to the entrance and a black lady was on the phone at the hostess stand and told us they weren't open yet for lunch and we would need to come back in a few minutes. Not a good way to start a lunch at the Palmetto Cafe, which we always visit while in Charleston. Great waiter, thank goodness but the hostess needs to learn to be more tactful. Disappointing.
The Palmetto Cafe is a lovely, delightful brunch spot in Charleston. The service is elegantly superb. Paul, our server, was the epitome of a gentleman! The extraordinary garden and fountains lend to a serene, sunny vibe. The breakfast buffet is the best, cleanest, most scrumptious that I have enjoyed in ANY price range. I am a frequent visitor to Charleston and always look forward to breakfast at the Palmetto Cafe.
We had Sunday brunch at the Palmetto Cafe. Our server, Chris, was exceptional in meeting our needs. The Palmetto Cafe has a brunch buffet that offers most of the items on the ala carte menu so that you can sample many different foods: eggs Benedict, french toast, made to order omelets, bacon and sausage, fruit and more. They also serve very good coffee in your choice of roast. Too many times I have eaten a buffet meal that the food has been out for a while, but the food options at Palmetto Cafe were very fresh. We will definitely return.
The experience from last Saturday's brunch at Palmetto café was unsurpassed. Both the front and back of the house are 5*quality and consistently so. It is one of those places that you really look forward to going to for both service food value and genuine Southern hospitality. He wall should be proud of what you do because you are the best.
God Bless and Thank you,
Our server was excellent, and the room is beautifully airy and bright. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre and overpriced. I had a Caesar salad with shrimp and oysters; the presentation was better than the food. At the price we paid, I was expecting much better food and came away feeling disappointed with the experience.
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