The Palms, Inspired Kitchen & Cocktails

4.1
59 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
The Palms Kitchen & Cocktail Lounge is Victoria's newest date night hot-spot.
Offering happy hour food and cocktails from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm and after 8:00 pm. Dinner starts at 5:00 Pm.
Winter menu options may change.
Comfortable intimate booths on the dining room side will allow you to relax and stay awhile.
The unique gourmet dishes and vibrant craft cocktails are created by an inspired team of dedicated professionals. Passion and desire are the fuels that drive the Palm's team to continually work at their craft knowing the guests will appreciate the extra effort and details that go into every element on a trip to the Palms.
After all, when you go out, you are on a vacation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not hot. Two different dishes and both had the exact same vegetables, not very creative at all. For this price point I expected more.

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G4ge
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great cocktails. Great service! Appies could be notched up.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was really good and pricing was normal! However service was awful, being a younger group they paid no attention to us and treated us like we were not worth his time

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Karma
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I loved the ambience and vibe of the restaurant. Our waiter was hilarious and the owner made our night special with a chat and some kind words. Order the table side Caesar salad, you won't regret it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Ambiance was fabulous, service was great, food was slow, overcooked and dry. We’ve previously had great experiences but likely won’t be back again.

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DayD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible and slow; drinks were terrible sent them back, calamari was good, hard to screw up deep fried calamari.. it felt like they were cutting Covid protocols.. staff wandering around taking chairs from other tables and carrying across restaurant to join guests who were dining... all in all we got out pretty quick, and it took 45 mins to live through that experience.

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daveb
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual ! Loving the changes in the new menu and will be back again and again . One of the best bars and dining rooms in Victoria........Dave

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love The Palm! Great food, great ambience. Have been twice, will definitely go again. Thanks!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was great, and our server recommended a great wine for us. But disappointed to find out they had charged my credit card for our 3 course dinner and an automatic gratuity ahead of time and did not bother to tell me. Food and service was great but the automatic charge of almost $200 with no notice was quite annoying.

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HarryD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An enjoyable client focussed experience. Food was great and staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was good. The food was fine but we would have preferred the normal menu. The menu for Valentine’s Day was just ok, and more expensive than it should have been. But we are happy to support local businesses during these trying times.

Our only feedback is that the retro music that was being played was too loud and it did not add to the ambience. Some lighter jazz would have been appreciated and would have gone with the vibe of the room decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great V-Day 3 course meal here! Would go again.

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nealm
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

with the snow and all i was just happy to have a table and a meal

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall good experience, all the courses were good for the three course meal we had. Service was great. Definitely go back

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HelenE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Chef very accommodating when I requested no curry in my entree. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing all around!! And the cocktails are amazing!! Nice ambiance and vibe! Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Happy Hour. Felt very safe, place is very clean and tables are spaced apart. The food was awesome and great value. Matt the bartender took great care of us. Totally worth it. Highly recommended!!

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JackieP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening definitely will be back the food was superb

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vipDavidS
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

We are happy to see Darren and his "world famous" table side Caesar salad back! The Palms presents and wonderful menu from start to finish. We enjoyed Darren's Caesar to start, then both my partner and I tucked into the deliciously done roast lamb main, done to perfection and sided with crisp roast vegetables and potatoes. We finished off with the B52 chocolate terrine and signature "Shaft" brule. There is much more on the menu to return to, and we surely will.

The only negative point, was that service was a tad slow. Though our table was passed many times by staff with empty hands, the table was not cleared between courses as one would expect. The quality of each course brought us back to our happy places.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I felt welcome, the food was delicious with excellent service. Gorgeous place worthy of making it one of your regular haunts.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We just had drinks and appies and the appies were so good especially the Prawn one. Our waiter seemed a bit preoccupied. He might have been the only one on. Restaurant was not busy but he just wasn’t as friendly as we would have liked. I would like to try this restaurant again though.

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Honu
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for Cocktails in a very nice atmosphere.

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markn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The NYE event was simply awesome. The food was over the top, service was pleasant and efficient. We enjoyed our evening very much nd will definitely be back for another evening meal soon.

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KathrynH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!!
Darren,our host totally `made the evening!`
To begin with our cocktails were perfectly mixed and delivered to our table by our most gracious waiter.
Our turkey dinner was generous enough for Henry the 8th...but discerning enough for the likes of `Jacques Pepin`!!!!
The flavour of the turkey was so natural and true to form!
The pumpkin pie and coffee were an appropriate finish to our lovely meal!
Our host and evening were five star.

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vipFoodLover
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Went for Christmas dinner... food was mediocre at best.

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DustinD
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing three course Turkey Christmas dinner! Beautiful location.

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vipDaria
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Have had mixed experiences. Attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and Jim mixed us some tasty drinks and was an all around pleasant chap. Ambience is warm and inviting. A great date night. We’ll be back.

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MDPvic
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I find it strange that the restaurant is called The Palms. It feels very unpalmy. And has the strangest art work that is neither local nor related to the theme of The Palms. So the atmosphere just feels strange.

Service was friendly and efficient.

Food: the chicken was excellent, every flavor combination worked even though the plate was visually busy. But it was very good.

The duck was however raw and cold. A disappointment.

The dessert - creme brule. More of a mouse and a layer of water on the bottom. So ...disappointing.

Mixed on the food and atmosphere.

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vipSaraSan
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and beautiful ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a great place- we loved the food, the drinks, service and ambiance and would definitely recommend! The Caesar salad (prepared table-side) was as good as it gets- a must-have! We moved over to the bar after dinner and enjoyed the lively vibe and wine in there too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The service was very slow but the food was delicious

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KIredale
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overall, the experience was fine. The food was fine and the service was fine.

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vipwineguy
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

1st visit
We are big diners out 4 times a week
Wanted to try it out having been a restaurant owner
Was intrigued to see Caesar salad’s table side
This was my forte

Sat down ordered pellagrino
And bottle of wine

Wine appeared open with h cork
Was informed COVID rules ?????
I had dined at 3 different restaurants in last 5 days and all were opening at table !!

Questions to waitress was told it is the law
Hope the don’t get caught!!!

I said ok
Came to take order
Caesar salad !!
Oh sorry we are not doing that Only in kitchen pre made

I said come back
That is why I was there
It is customary to inform diners of what is not available when the menu is presented

Ordered the Argentina shrimp sslad it was excellent

The carpaccio was well presented but only a pass

Had lamb chops again well presented and prepared
But very gamey taste
Previous frozen

Overall 3 stars
Will give another chance but servers need to be more informed

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MalcolmB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant lovely waitress met the owner food & atmosphere excellent will definitely book a meal again soon.

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YCCDiner5065
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Cook was off ill and owner needed to fill in, food was not great for price and the cappuccino was not a cappuccino. If you can’t deliver as sold please tell your patrons and let them move on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service, excellent cocktails and well spaced during the pandemic.

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ICouldEat
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food is okay. I'd say the pavlova was not cook properly, the sugar in the meringue has crystallized that it left a texture that was unpleasant - think of eating raw sugar. It was way too sweet, perhaps too much sugar in the cream and in the meringue. The crab donuts/beignets can be improved.

The ambience is left to be desired. This place have been through a lot of changes such as it's name, menu and the styling of the restaurant. The bar looked outdated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Perhaps an off night, calamari was “fishy” tasting and strip loin was over cooked (ordered rare and came med well). Service was very good.

FAQs

The Palms, Inspired Kitchen & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 383-7310.

The Palms, Inspired Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.1 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.