The Palm Restaurant, Philadelphia - Philadelphia
The long-time, family-owned Palm Restaurant debuted in New York City in 1926. It sold exclusively Italian cuisine until owners Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi started requesting steak on the menu. And until they permanently added the juicy red meat, they had to run to a nearby butcher's shop to keep their customers happy.
The Palm's menu showcases classic Italian dishes, steaks and chops and seafood. The Italian-inspired dishes have been around since the beginning, including family recipes of chicken parmigiana, veal marsala and veal parmigiana.
Multiple locations across the country--and globe--such as this Philly offshoot in the Bellevue Hotel offer customers the same experience guests got when the restaurant opened in 1926. In addition to the menu, diners should expect classic Palm Restaurant accents such as famous people caricatures serving as artwork and hardwood touches all over.