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


soup & salads

  • romaine, housemade anchovy dressing, parmesan, herb crouton

  • chef’s selection made daily

  • almonds, pickled red onion, feta, mixed greens, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

  • 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


  • romaine, feta, harissa aioli, cilantro cream, pita

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

  • lettuce, tomato, bacon, provolone, harissa aioli, italian roll

  • seasoned shrimp, fustini’s-oil brushed pita, pickled red onion, tomato, kalamanta olive, tzatziki

  • bacon, lettuce, tomato, pepperoncini-red onion bleu cheese sauce

can't decide? combine!


large plates

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

  • house-ground beef, basil pesto, tomato, fresh mozzarella, balsamic aioli

  • 12....18

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

  • mixed local greens, basil-balsamic vinaigrette

  • tomato-basil pesto, white wine cream sauce

  • house-ground beef, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mushroom-worcestershire demi glacé

  • cabbage, onion, potato, blue cheese, honey-mustard-sage dressing

* Gluten Free

small plates

  • 10

    phyllo, kale, arugula, toasted walnut, raspberry coulis, dijon vinaigrette

  • house made chorizo, garlic aioli, shallot, butter, grilled bread

  • romaine, housemade anchovy dressing, parmesan, herb crouton

  • tahini-mixed greens, lemon-feta yogurt

  • cup 8 bowl 11

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

  • feta, yogurt, arugula

  • almonds, pickled red onion, feta, mixed greens, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

  • ginger-brown sugar roasted pork belly, sriracha honey, cornbread crouton,roasted kale and brussels sprout

large plates

  • caramelized onion-mushroom gratin, red wine demi, roasted garlic truffle potato  

  • risotto cake, curry-carrot puree, balsamic red onion-red pepper marmalade  

  • onion, carrot, mushroom, roasted potato, duck fennel jus

  • lamb merguez, beef, spinach, parmesan, linguine

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

  • maple-coconut cream, arugula

  • peas, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, broccoli, arborio rice, sherry, smoked paprika

  • john cross salmon, cilantro and chili puree, roasted red pepper coulis, saffron couscous, feta yogurt



  • 10

    phyllo, kale, arugula, toasted walnut, raspberry coulis, dijon vinaigrette

  • 11 add salami 4

    tomato sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, fustian’s olive oil  

  • cup 8 bowl 11

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

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

  • almonds, pickled red onion, feta, mixed greens, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

  • maple-coconut cream, arugula

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

* 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

  • casamigos tequila, grapefruit, jalapeno, lemon

  • slane irish whiskey, disaronno, lemon bitters

  • the botanist gin, lime, ginger beer, prosecco, pear-vanilla syrup

  • bulleit rye, carpano antica, apple cider reduction, lemon bitters, bourbon cherry

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


configured with 25 pieces

  • blue crab cakes, bacon remoulade

  • housemade italian sausage, baked polenta, balsamic roasted vegetable

  • roasted mushrooms, kale, caramelized onion, garlic crostini

  • john cross smoked salmon, boiled egg, white truffle oil, pickled red onion

  • fried risotto balls, mozzarella, basil, marinara, balsamic

  • kalamata olive tapanade, grape tomato, mozzarella, baked flatbread

  • imported meats and cheeses, pickled vegetables, mustard, jam, crostini

  • red wine braised beef, fried potato canape, bleu cheese sauce

  • 30

    choice of red pepper or classic, baked pita triangles

  • balsamic tomato jam, salami, herb chevre spread, baked crostini, balsamic


Parties of 20 or More
$32/person | $37 for Beef Tenderloin
Guest selections due one week prior to event date.

First Course | Select Two

Second Course | Select Three

Dessert | Select One


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.

Did you know?

Community & Sustainability

The first restaurant in the Wineguys Restaurant Group collection, Palette Bistro is proud to provide community-wide support and to embrace environmental sustainability efforts. Learn more about the philosophy with some impressive figures.

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.

Paul Andrzejewski
Linda Gall
David Pickett
Pamela Atsoff
Joan Gerigk
Robert Scudder
Bill Diedrich
Kim Krumrey
Kaye Krapohl

wineguys restaurant group | 231.347.0101 | downtown petoskey