‘Treating Guests like Family – With an Italian Accent’
The Palm – A Little History
In the 1920s Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi were determined to open ‘La Parma – an Italian Restaurant that would offer traditional Italian food.’ The menu would be native to the immigrants’ home and similar to that found in NY’s ‘Little Italy’. Along the way, the NY Licensing Bureau mistook the pronunciation of ‘La Parma’ for The Palm, a fortuitous error, no doubt!
With its location at 837 Second Avenue, the Palm became a somewhat private club for Manhattan’s Midtown Press elite. With the business clientele came requests for additions to the cuisine, ones that would shortly find a place on the Palm’s menu. Prime Aged Beef, Nova Scotia Lobsters, and SteakHouse style salads made the Palm Menu a favorite among steakhouses.
The very best of a traditional ‘Little Italy’ Italian menu married to a trendsetting steakhouse selection, combined with the aromas from The Palm’s kitchens, left the clients hypnotized. Another trend began when a customer ‘a local artist‘ paid for his dinner with a caricature of a famous patron. Soon the drawings were being signed by the infamous diners and the ‘Palm Style’ decor was founded.
The Oak Bar at The Palm East Hampton
The Oak Bar at the East Hampton Palm is cozy, a dozen or so stools, maybe 4 booths, and a nice area for over-flow, even a piano. It feels like its own neighborhood when you have gathered there with a group of friends, either the ones you are traveling with or a few new acquaintances who are now along for the ride. It’s that kind of bar, the one where you make friends, the kind that become family.
The Palm East Hampton
Back to that neighborhood thing for a moment. Food, friends, cocktails, great music, perhaps a game of chance! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, if it’s your old haunt or a new find you’re truly in luck.
The hidden allure of an American Steakhouse is larger than life at the Palm. The building blocks of an amazing meal are on a menu designed for sharing. Immense steaks and lobsters, a selection of chops and fish, gigantic salads, and of course the signature regional Italian favorites. And a wine cellar designed to complement the menu; have a look at the East Hampton Palm Bar.
The Palm Menu
Just a whiff of the Palm’s Menu makes me hungry!
- Gigi Salad, Classic Caesar, Monday Night Chopped, The Wedge, Beefsteak Tomato Capri,
- Clams Casino or Oreganata, Burrata, Calamari Fritti,
- 35-Day Aged – Double-Cut New York Strip, Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak
- Linguine and Clam Sauce, Veal Parmigiana, Rigatoni and Shrimp
- Duck-Fat-Roasted Parmesan and Rosemary Fingerlings’
- Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
And that’s just a taste of what the Palm is all about!
A little something extra about The Palm in a few links!
- The Palm Restaurant cookbook: recipes and stories from the classic American steakhouse. Binns, Brigit Légère (2003).
- A Palm Secret – Prime Time Menu – Available Only at Palm Bar. Check out the menu and availability!
- Stay in touch with The Palm by ‘Relaxing with Bruce Bozzi, Jr.’
Stop by and say hello, you will find us at the bar, backgammon game in progress with Martinis chilled. A bunch of apps on the bar top, a big steak, and lobster are next! Along with a big bottle of red!
“the place to see & to be seen.”
Treating Guests like family for 9 decades
Classic American Steak House with an Italian Accent
Dinner Only Menu
Limited Reservations Available
Join the 837 Club at the Palm
94 Main St East Hampton NY 11937
Please Call – 631-324-0411
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