834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.949663 -75.155186
Best North Indian Resturant , great drinks and tandoori food – Have visited the palace twice during the past six weeks. Food is generally excellent arid comparible to some of the bests in the North East. A few dishes are "experimental" and hit-or -miss. Service was outstanding the first time around (Mr Manik Shaw was there). Second time it was poor, cold dishes and confusion.
Much admired by American friends on both occasions. Place has a great potential and must service the savvy customers willing to spend and expect top notch attention.
Great food, but WAAY OVERPRICED and not worth the money – As an indian person who has eaten at numerous indian restaurants in various cities I think I can give a fairly good assessment on this place. The quality of the food is definitely the best in the city...I don't think there is any doubt about that. The price, however, is way too high. The management really missed the boat with the pricing on this place and it's no wonder why there's hardly ever anyone eating there. The place doesn't even have a buffet! What indian restaurant doesn't have a buffet?
And for such a hefty buck, you'd expect excellent wait staff and service...this is hardly the case. And I dont see this getting any better since no one ever goes there, the staff don't get much chance to really get better. And as for ambience...well yeah they are very well decorated, but the place is so empty so there's really no atmosphere.
Overall, for quality of the food, BEST Indian food in the city (4-5 stars). Is it worth $20-22 per entree for dinner? Not in my opinion. I rate them a 2 because of the lack of value and the awful service. Management needs to get a clue, drop the prices, and add a buffet, then maybe they'll get somewhere. If they keep things like this though, I see this place shutting down really soon.
Finally, a chic Indian place in Philly! – I have been complaining about the paucity of modern Indian restaurants in Philly for years, and now I have nothing to complain about! The Palace is beautiful, modern and a fun place to experience Indian food. While not very authentic (I am Indian so I know good Indian food), the chefs are willing to experiment and alter recipes to suit a younger crowd. The drinks are imaginative and service is friendly although very inexperienced. I am sure service will get better with time. I lok forward to going again soon.
Outstanding!! – Went to the Palace at the Ben last Sunday and it was truly an incredible experience. The decor is stunning and very elegant. The food presentation is far superior to any indian restaurant I have ever visited. Although, the entree prices are slightly more than the normal Indian restaurant, the value is much much better. The service is outstanding as well. We will definitely be back many times in the future.
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