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De Palme Tree Restaurant Review

23 Jan

 

A few nights ago, Jonathan and I went to De Palme Tree on Olive Road. We had a Groupon, so it was a great chance to try out this Jamaican restaurant. We were really excited because we honey mooned in Jamaica and we were hoping the food would bring back some great memories. We were not disappointed!

So here is my formal review of our experience: (Jonathan, feel free to chime in in the comments if you disagree with anything!)

Food:  Overall, I give it a 3.5/5. If I broke it out based on the different dishes we ordered, I’d give the appetizer sampler (with wings, patties, and fried plantains) a 5. The appetizers were really delicious and I felt like they were really true to atleast our experience of Jamaican cuisine. The main dish we ordered, jerk chicken, I found to be disappointing, and I’d give it a 2. There wasn’t a lot of flavor on the chicken, it just tasted charred and slightly seasons. I also did not enjoy the rice, although Jonathan did.  I’d give the desserts a 3… the rum fritters were pretty good and the rum cake was pretty not good in my opinion.

Beverages: 5/5. They had authentic Jamaican sodas, and we really enjoyed that!  I enjoyed it so much, that I took a picture  (shown below)

Atmosphere: 4/5. (When I rate atmosphere, I try to take into account what kind of place it is. So obviously a fine dining restaurant who gets a 4 is going to have a much nicer atmosphere than a casual sit down restaurant. )  The decor was nice, though the restaurant was a bit small and cramped. Every table basically got cold drafts every time the door was open. But for the size of the restaurant, I thought it had a really pleasant, clean, and enjoyable feel.

Service: 4/5. Service was slow, but incredibly friendly and looked after our needs.

Bathrooms: (Yes, I think this is an important enough category to include) 3.5/5. It was somewhat awkward to have to go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. But it was incredibly clean!

Value for Price: 3.5/5. If I went back, I would definitely stick to the appetizers, which I thought were really fairly priced. The entree we ordered was a good amount of food for the price, though the taste was a bit lacking in my opinion.  The desserts were also fairly priced.

Overall, it was a good experience and we’ll probably go back. I’d give my experience an overall rating of 3.5/5.

 

 

 

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