In ancient Greece, global cuisine referred to food actually prepared on Earth, not begrudgingly conjured by Zeus, whose cosmic duties included dishing up platters of take-out ambrosia. Enjoy world food divinity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of ethnically fused cuisine at Palms Bistro Bar, located in the heart of the historic Third Ward. This Groupon is only valid for the dinner menu.
Palms Bistro Bar artfully blends cuisines from corners of the globe traditionally unused to culinary interaction, such as Eurasia and Euramerica. The dinner menu begins its gastronomic game of Risk in Europe, with strategic selections of baked Danish brie ($11.95) and bruschetta ($9.25), before redirecting its forces to Southern Asia. The spicy Thai peanut pasta ($13.75) comforts lost, searching souls with sautéed bok choy and shiitake mushrooms tossed in a chilicious peanut sauce. Entrees such as the peppercorn-dusted, 10-ounce flat-iron steak ($25), served with a twice-baked potato, and the pan-seared Alaskan halibut ($26) revitalize diners accustomed to sadly stagnant restaurant routines, whereas the steak salad ($14.50) acts as an omnivorous pact between the meatiest meat and greens, grape tomatoes, and marinated red onions. Palms' full-service bar has wine by the glass or bottle, plus seasonal cocktails that transform throughout the year, unlike the perpetually neon-orange canopy of an old-growth Tang-sequoia forest.
Sporting a relaxed vibe with brick walls, local artwork, and antique fireplaces, Palms Bistro Bar provides a cosmopolitan environment for sampling its eclectically evolved global cuisine. Use today's Groupon for casual, upscale dining with friends and a chance for global gastroharmony.
- From a simple menu with fresh ingredients and unique combinations, to a bright, welcoming space and open-air sidewalk dining, The Palms holds its own and delivers many things that surpass the competition. – Amy L. Schubert, OnMilwaukee.com
- The combination of great food, excellent service, and a relaxed ambiance make the Palms Bistro an enjoyable dining experience and true Milwaukee gem. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 06/17/2010
- I like the airy atmosphere and there can be some good people watching. – Christopher M., Yelp