OPEN EVERY DAY | HOURS | 231.348.3321

Mediterranean-inspired Cuisine.
Casual Upscale Indoor and Al Fresco Dining.
Little Traverse Bay Views.
Weekend Brunch.


soup & salads

  • pickled beets, pickled red onion, spinach, toasted pistachio, scallion creme fraiche

  • romaine, housemade anchovy dressing, parmesan, herb crouton

  • chef’s selection made daily

  • mixed local greens, feta, almonds, pickled red onion, strawberry-balsamic

  • grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, feta, mixed olives, romaine, balsamic herb dressing, toasted pita

  • cross fisheries smoked salmon, crispy chickpeas, pickled red onion, mixed local greens, lemon-curry dressing


  • 11

    cider-braised pork, mcclure’s pickle chips, provolone, whole grain aioli

  • baked north atlantic cod, oil-brushed pita, pickled red onion, kalamata olives, tzatziki sauce

  • plath’s applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, tomato, romaine, fresh herb aioli

  • pickled red onion, whole grain aioli, provolone, romaine, onion roll

  • baked white bean-quinoa patty, roasted scallion chèvre spread, kalamata olives, tomato, lettuce

  • house-roasted shaved turkey breast, pickled red onion, bleu cheese, balsamic-tomato jam

can't decide? combine!


  • fresh mozzarella, basil, pecorino romano, tomato sauce, fustini’s arbequina or oilleccino olive oil  

large plates

  • poached eggs, plath’s applewood smoked bacon, housemade english muffin, roasted potatoes, hollandaise

  • carmelized onion, mashed potatoes, bleu cheese demi-glace, mushrooms

  • 12....18

    housemade chorizo, peas, arborio rice, saffron, paprika, sherry, choice of seafood or chicken

  • mixed local greens, basil-balsamic vinaigrette

  • spinach, sriracha cheddar, penne pasta, cream, garlic toasted panko

* Gluten Free

taste of palette

  • choose a small plate, a large plate and a dessert from our main menu (excludes featured menu)

small plates

  • roasted broccoli & onion, pine nut, feta, mixed greens, tahini dressing

  • romaine, housemade anchovy dressing, parmesan, herb crouton

  • oven fired blue crab cakes, sriracha-orange aioli, arugula

  • roasted mushrooms, stewed leeks, cream, fustini’s white truffle oil

  • sautéed greek cheese, arugula, panzanella, tahini yogurt, blood orange gastrique

  • 16

    chimichurri, shallot, garlic confit, white wine, butter, toasted baguette

  • Six-18, Twelve-34

    on the half shell, served with mignonette, lemon, horseradish, cocktail sauce

  • mixed local greens, feta, almonds, pickled red onion, strawberry-balsamic

  • maple-dijon glaze, barley brussels sprout salad, apple puree

  • chorizo, potato, pea, tomato-saffron broth

  • seared sea scallops, basil risotto, candied lemon peel, meyer lemon oil

  • cornmeal-dusted soft shell crab, crab guacamole, cucumber, harissa

large plates

  • black garlic butter, brussels sprout, sundried tomato risotto, balsamic glaze (taste of palette, add $5)

  • mediterranean sea bass, garbanzo bean, fig, israeli couscous, olive tapenade vinaigrette

  • 29

    roasted root vegetable, blueberry demi glace

  • john cross salmon, dukkah crumb crust, broccoli-spinach-brussels salad, harissa yogurt sauce, feta

  • mixed greens, feta yogurt, harissa, israeli couscous, chickpea, fig

  • pork tenderloin, roasted carrot, white bean puree, herb chimichurri, crispy pancetta

  • frenched breast, brussels sprout-barley salad, apple puree, bleu cheese, roasted chicken demi glace

  • shrimp, scallops, mussels, housemade chorizo, peas, arborio, saffron, sherry, paprika

  • shrimp, scallop, mussel, lobster, marinated tomato, spinach

  • braised beef short rib, wild mushroom risotto, burgundy reduction

  • teres major steak, za’atar, tomato-olive salsa, salt-roasted fingerling potato, feta-yogurt sauce



  • fresh mozzarella, basil, pecorino romano, tomato sauce, fustini’s arbequina or oilleccino olive oil  

  • roasted mushrooms, stewed leeks, cream, fustini’s white truffle oil

  • tomato, pickled red onion, greek olives, feta, marinara

  • sautéed greek cheese, arugula, panzanella, tahini yogurt, blood orange gastrique

  • mixed local greens, feta, almonds, pickled red onion, strawberry-balsamic

  • peas, seasonal vegetables, arborio, saffron, paprika, sherry

  • mushroom, spinach, peas, vegetable du jour

* Gluten Free

featured dessert

dessert cocktails

  • kahlua, baileys, grand marnier, caramelized sugar and cinnamon rim

  • van gogh espresso vodka, kahlua, godiva white chocolate, blended, served tall

  • stoli vanilla, frangelico, kahlua, caramel syrup, shaken, served high

dessert wines

* Gluten Free

main dishes


chef's specials


Smoothies can be made dairy free.

coffee & tea

* Gluten Free

cocktails & Sparklers

craft cocktails featuring fresh concepts on old favorites

fresh summer spins

  • house infused citrus vodka, fresh lemon, pomegranate liqueur, house made strawberry simple, cremant sparkling wine, served in a wine glass

  • petoskey stone gin, chambord black raspberry liqueur, house made thyme simple, fresh lemon, served up

  • dewar’s blended scotch, tanqueray gin, fernet branca, fresh grapefruit juice, house made grapefruit shrub, fresh lemon, served up

  • house infused jalapeño tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice, served on the rocks

  • gypsy vodka, blackberry puree, lime juice, house made rosemary simple, ginger ale, served on the rocks

  • jameson whiskey, fresh lemon, black tea infused ginger honey simple, soda, served on the rocks

  • maker’s mark bourbon, chambord black raspberry liqueur, angostura bitters, bourbon cherry, served on the rocks

  • tequila blanco, orange liqueur, house made strawberry sour mix, served on the rocks

  • 11

    hendrick’s gin, st. germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon, house made cucumber simple, basil, served up

Draft Beer


Bottled Beer

north america

england & ireland





Wine Flights

Mixed Flights

Featured Wines

White & Red Features

Dessert Wines

Dessert Wines

Glass Wines

White Wine

Red Wine

Wines by the Bottle

Michigan Wines

Champagne, Sparkling Wine & Rosé

Pinot Grigio & Other Light Crisp Whites

Sauvignon Blanc & Other Medium-bodied Whites

Chardonnay & Other Full-bodied Whites

Rieslings & Aromatics

Pinot Noir, Gamay & Other Light Red Wines

malbec & zinfandel

Tempranillo & Tempranillo Blends

Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre & Rhone Blends

Chianti, Sangiovese & Sangiovese Blends

Misc Italian Varietals

Nebbiolo, Barolo & Barbaresco

Merlot & Right-bank Bordeaux Blends

Cabernet Sauvignon & Left-bank Bordeaux Blends


Monday 11:30 - 9
Tuesday 11:30 - 9
Wednesday 11:30 - 9
Thursday 11:30 - 9
Friday 11:30 - 10
Saturday 10 - 10
Sunday 10 - 9


Daily Happy Hour
4 – 6:30 pm
Reservations at Palette Bistro

Wine & Beer Dinners
and Special Events


Live Entertainment
at City Park Grill


Feeling happy? Join us.

Daily Happy Hour | 4 – 6:30 pm

In the bar or on the patio, happy hour at Palette Bistro is a local’s secret.
Enjoy 40% off small plates, plus specialty cocktail, wine and beer features for $4.

Wine Dinners

Enjoy learning about wine? Love pairing the perfect wines with the perfect foods?

View our full calendar of events including Wine Dinners at Palette Bistro and sister restaurant City Park Grill. Sign up for our Frequent Diner Program – we’ll email you when dates are posted.

Planning an Event?

With two private outdoor areas, secluded wine bar, and spacious upper level, Palette Bistro is ideal for events – big or small.

From rehearsal dinners and showers, to corporate events and holiday parties, Palette makes hosting an event seamless.

Post-dinner Entertainment

After enjoying dinner at Palette Bistro, visit our sister restaurant, City Park Grill, on Lake Street for live entertainment every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Featured Artists

An artful presentation of culinary creations is perfectly complemented by local and regional artists.
From oils to pastels, from sculpture to photography, Palette Bistro features a rotating collection of flavors for the eyes.


View a complete list of current and previously featured artists, bios and information.

wineguys restaurant group | 231.347.0101 | downtown petoskey