The Palm Steakhouse: The Best Steakhouse in Nashville



From the moment we pulled up to The Palm we were greeted by their very professional, very polite, and knowledgable Assistant Manager Heidi Kammerer.

We could see from the get-go that they do in fact live by their famous and yet simple philosophy: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations. Believe me when I tell you…they surely do! My staff and I have done restaurant reviews all over the world and we were amazed by this place!


That philosophy was born in 1926, when Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened the first Palm in New York City. From day one, Pio and John shared their commitment to quality and generosity of spirit with every guest who walked through their doors. What began as a restaurant became a legend – a place to not only enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends, meet new ones, close business deals, and celebrate family milestones.


Still owned and operated by members of the Bozzi and Ganzi families, The Palm continues to serve as a second home for countless patrons, thanks to the exceptional standard of hospitality established by their founders.


When Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened The Palm Restaurant in 1926, they had no money to decorate. Luckily, their location on Manhattan’s Second Avenue was in close proximity to the headquarters of King Features Syndicate and attracted a large clientele of cartoonists. In exchange for their meals, artists would often draw their own creations on the walls of The Palm. Since then, the flagship Palm has become a living museum of cartoons and caricatures featuring such famous faces as Popeye, Batman, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, and characters from “The Family Circus.” To preserve these legendary hand-drawn sketches – many of which were drawn in charcoal and pastels – the Palm’s walls were professionally restored in 1995. Today they have only 4 artists that travel to all of their luxurious locations to do their excellent work.


Over the years, the tradition of decorating their locations with caricatures has continued as they’ve expanded across the country and internationally. Before a new restaurant opens, 200 to 300 local notables’ likenesses are placed on the walls, and new caricatures of regulars and celebrities are added regularly. Not surprisingly, the most in-demand wall space is at the original Second Avenue location, where only five caricatures are added each year due to space constraints.


Upon seating Brandon Piper, our very skilled server, recommended a very special treat. The seafood tower, equipped with jumbo lump crab meat, delicious oysters, large shrimp and ahi tuna filets. It’s a must! Their bottle of 2008 Red Wine Triple C went perfectly with their signature 28oz porterhouse topped with truffle butter. Brandon also brought out an incredible chardonnay that paired perfectly with the 4lb lobster tail they just cooked and deshelled for us. It also went with the Chilean Seabass as well! The sides were to die for as well. Sauteed mushrooms, 4 cheese au gratin potatoes and truffle goat cheese mashed potatoes special ordered made the experience that much better. They also brought out a creamy and tasty carrot cake that competes with the worlds best. All and all the staff, food, atmosphere, attention to detail and professionalism is what makes this place the best restaurant in Nashville.

All of this delicious food was served by local famous musician, Brandon Piper, who you can find playing at local joints on Broadway. He is amazing, cool and knowledgable and we would recommend him very much for your dining enjoyment.


It’s no wonder that recent reports from the December 2000 grand opening of The Palm in Nashville said it was one of the best parties Nashville has seen in more than eight years. The grand opening of the restaurant, located adjacent to the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville and across the street from the Gaylord Entertainment Center, drew celebrities Denise and Alan Jackson, Titans players, NBA players, Senators, the Governor of Tennessee, the Mayor of Nashville, and many others. Since opening, guests like Robert Redford, James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have paid the Nashville Palm a visit.


The Bridgestone Arena, Music City Center, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Omni Nashville, the Hilton Downtown, Schermerhorn, the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, the Johnny Cash Museum, Bob’s Steakhouse, The Southern, Mortons and the UBS building are all great places to catch a cab, walk or Uber to the best restaurant in Nashville: The Palm Steakhouse!!!

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Lunch is Served
Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dinner is Served
Monday – Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday – Friday, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Go in there, ask for Heide or Bryan, enjoy the art, atmosphere and delightful smells and make your evening unforgettable!

Bon Appetit!

Josh Leidolf