The Palm Restaurant, Charlotte - Charlotte
The squiggly caricatures of famous people is one of the signature design elements you'll find on the walls at every Palm restaurant. That little bit of quirkiness lets diners know that this is not your typical, buttoned-up steakhouse. It matches up well with the classic hardwood and leather accents.
Originally an Italian eatery when it opened in 1926, the family-owned The Palm quickly transformed into a steakhouse due to demand for great cuts from a nearby butcher shop. The menu continues to showcase classic Italian dishes, steaks and chops and seafood. There are also family recipes of chicken parmigiana, veal marsala and veal parmigiana.
Multiple locations across the country--and globe--include this Charlotte, N.C. offshoot. Its design is classic steakhouse with hardwood accents and white tablecloths, with ample seating at the bar. There is also an outdoor patio.