If you haven’t tried the ENORMOUS steak burgers at Palm Restaurant, then you’re missing an incredible opportunity to experience a phenomenal 12-ounce hand-fashioned USDA Prime Beef anomaly. The Palm Restaurant in fashionable West Hollywood, California catered to our craving for an outrageously divine burger when we visited their establishment with another couple recently.
The very first Palm Restaurant was erected in New York City by descendants of the family that still owns the upscale chain today. Since 1926, this steakhouse (that didn’t originally serve steaks in the beginning) continued onward to blossom into a nationally loved gathering place for many. In the early days, the proprietors didn’t have a lot of capitol for decor. Coincidentally enough, that first restaurant in New York City was in close proximity to the King Features building, which is now the world’s premier distributor of comics and editorial cartoons among other artistic items. Back in the day, cartoonists would pay for their meals at Palm Restaurant by sketching original portraits of famous individuals on the restaurant walls. Evidently, this form of payment worked well to fill the undecorated eatery, while at the same time aided the artists in getting their work out in the open. That action spun into the evolution of the numerous caricatures being placed on the walls of future Palm restaurants, and is what you’ll see today when you step foot into one of these hospitable locations.
Celebrating their 85th anniversary in 2011, the Palm restaurant chain has a lot to be proud of. Decades of successful business and a strong reputation for being known for their high regard for their patrons happiness and satisfaction, this eatery is certainly one of the classics that has staying power not to dissipate anytime soon.
Palm Restaurant is known for their Steakburgers. And rightfully so. We have enjoyed these sensational juicy ground steak temptations on more than one occasion, and will do it again in the future. Below, we relished in a couple of Palm restaurant’s more famous burgers…
The Bozzi Burger
Chosen in honor of and named after one of the original proprietors of the restaurant, Pio Bozzi, the Bozzi Burger ($16.90) encompasses everything crunchy, crispy, beefy, succulent, and incredible about Palm Restaurant’s steak burgers. Served with aged Gouda, BBQ sauce with a hint of smoky essence, and flavorsome fried onion strings, this gigantic vision of beefy perfection will satisfy every curiosity you ever had about these outrageously large sensations. Accompanying all the steak burgers at Palm Restaurant is lettuce, tomato, and onion. The Bozzi Burger also comes with a side of tangy BBQ sauce, which is a welcome flavor addition to the salty fried onions, juicy Prime beef, and smoky cheese.
The Second Avenue Burger
The Second Avenue Burger ($16.90), names after the street in New York City where the original Palm restaurant steakhouse exists, is another flavor experience we suggest. The Danish blue cheese and expertly smoked bacon allow for a heightened sense of flavors to culminate with the beefy goodness of the steak burger. The toasted sesame-sprinkled brioche buns are also a nice detail.
If you’re in the area, stop in at Palm Restaurant for Prime Time held from 5 Pm to 7 PM Sunday through Fridays and indulge in half off Prime Bites, beer, select wines by the glass, and premium spirits. Available in the bar area, the selections available will ease your taste for something savory for a reasonable price.
Prime Steak Burger Sliders & Mini Broiled Crab Cakes
We chose a couple of glasses each of a smooth Pinot Noir, and shared the Prime Steak Burger Sliders and Mini Broiled Crab Cakes. The steal burger sliders were covered in cheddar cheese that was perfectly melted and delicious with the beef, a pickle, and a pesto mayo, while the crab cakes provided a nice combination of flavors with the mango salsa, crisp cucumber slice and a zesty remoulade sauce. Each served three to an order, these tasty morsels catered to our something quick, delicious, and casual all while enjoying them inside the dark wood encompassed bar at Palm Restaurant.
- ESTABLISHMENT / DECOR: Colorful caricatures flood the walls of this venue, while a traditional steakhouse feel is projected with shiny brass details, leather booths, and well-kept woods throughout.
- FOOD / DRINK: Sensational steak burgers, a savory wine selection, and enormous portions.
- LOCATION: The Palm Restaurant we visited is located at 9001 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA 90069.
- HOURS: Lunch is presented Monday through Friday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM, on Fridays from 3:00 PM -to 11:00 PM, Saturdays from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and also on Sundays from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The Palm Restaurant’s version of happy hour, called ‘Prime Time’, exists Sunday through Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM offering discounts on bar bites, an select beer and wine.
- SERVICE / STAFF: Accommodating, personable, knowledgeable, and pleasant.
- PRICE / VALUE: Fantastic quality at an acceptable price for what we enjoyed.
- CORKAGE FEE: $30 per 750mL bottle.
- CONTACT INFO: Phone: (310) 550-8811, Website: www.thepalm.com
- PARKING: Metered street parking is available surrounding the establishment, as well a valet service for the restaurant.
- PRICING: The Palm’s “Bozzi Burger” and “Second Avenue Burger” run about $16.90 per sandwich, while the appetizers during Prime Time in the lounge were priced between $11.90 to $12.90 per order with 50% off those and the glasses of Row 11 Vinas 3 Pinot Noir started out at $17.80 per six-ounce pour.