Palm Restaurant in Philadelphia To Close on February 29

I heard rumors of it’s demise, but I’m happy to report that the Palm Restaurant in Philly is to undergo major renovations at it’s Bellevue location. The restaurant assures me that they are not closing. No mention on whether they will be retaining my mug on the wall or anyone. After inquiring about the rumor of closing, they were nice enough to send this press release to me.


(February 15, 2016) – The Palm
Restaurant Philadelphia, located in The Bellevue at 200 S. Broad Street
and known for its first-class steaks, outrageously Jumbo Nova Scotia
lobsters and dedication to hospitable service,
marks nearly 30 years with a major refresh. Set to re-open late in the
fourth quarter of 2016, or early 2017, the Philadelphia restaurant will
be the seventh in the company’s portfolio to receive the exciting new

The newly designed Atlanta Palm Restaurant

“The Bellevue
has been home to The Palm since 1989, and we couldn’t imagine unveiling
our spectacular new restaurant anywhere else except with our friends,
the Rubins. Philadelphia is
an incredible market with a fiercely loyal customer base,” said Wally
, third generation family member and Co-Owner. “Our new design will
reflect the sophistication of Philadelphia while retaining The Palm’s
essence, which is warm, welcoming and inviting.” 

hand-painted feature that overlooks the dining room and highlights Atlanta’s landmarks
The refreshed
Palm Restaurant will continue to embrace the restaurant’s 90-year
commitment to service and quality with the same great food and
personalized service.  The new design will
feature intimate seating for 152 and a striking hand-painted feature
wall of Philadelphia’s famous landmarks overlooking the dining room. A
new expansive bar will anchor the dining room and will offer the Prime
Time menu of Small Plates, Prime BitesⓇ
and an extensive list of
handcrafted cocktails.  The Private Dining Room will be relocated to the
main level of the restaurant with seating for up to 36 and will feature
a state-of-the-art
audio visual system. 

“The Palm is
more than a restaurant. It is an institution not only for The Bellevue,
but also for the entire city of Philadelphia”, states Ron Rubin,
Co-owner of The Bellevue. “We look
forward to the delivery of an exciting new look for what is truly one
of the city’s finest dining destinations.”

Bradley Cooper and his dad
In true Palm
Restaurant style, there will be a fresh new array of signature
caricatures produced in association with Zack Bird, a Philadelphia
whose family has created caricatures for Palm Restaurants for several
decades.  Bird himself has created Palm caricatures, artwork and feature
walls for other refreshed Palm locations. This tradition started at the
restaurant’s onset when the owners had no
money to decorate and relied on a large clientele of cartoonists who
traded art for meals.  The caricatures at The Palm Philadelphia will
once again be painted directly onto the walls just as they were in the

– Checking with the Palm website I see these new designs have been rolling out the past couple years including Atlanta as I mentioned before.

2013 The Palm re-opens in Boston at 1 International Place, with a new design
2013 The Palm re-opens in Houston, unveiling a new restaurant prototype
2014 The Palm opens a brand-new location in Beverly Hills

About The Palm:
The Palm’s
philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and
always exceed expectations. Owned and operated by members of the
Bozzi and Ganzi families since its founding in 1926, The Palm serves as
a second home for countless patrons across the United States and
abroad. Now celebrating its 90th year of business, The Palm continues
its legacy as a favorite gathering place and dining
destination for families, friends and business colleagues alike. For a
virtual experience and to find a location near you, please visit
About The Bellevue Philadelphia:

Bellevue is one of Center City Philadelphia’s most iconic destinations
featuring designer and brand name
shops; fine dining restaurants and a popular collection of casual
eateries.  A national landmark known as The Grande Dame of Broad Street,
it was originally built in 1904 as The Bellevue Strafford Hotel and to
this day retains its stunning French Renaissance
architecture and notable historical accents including celebrated
cast-iron staircases, light fixtures designed by Thomas Alva Edison and a
restored majestic mosaic tiled lobby.  Owned by Bellevue Associates,
The Bellevue features eleven floors of prime office
space and is home to the Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel and The Sporting
Club at The Bellevue.  For
more information, visit