I've heard great things about Palisades and decided to go there with my fiance to try it out two weeks ago. We had reservation at 8pm and was there 20 minutes early. We sat in the bar and waited to be seated. We ordered a couple of drinks there and it was good. The atmosphere was great and I love the little creek/bridge waterfall near the entry way. It was definitely very romantic and dimly lit. We were seated rapidly in a booth facing the window.
After sitting down our waiter came with water and bread promptly. We were starving by this time and the warm bread was such a good treat! We ordered quickly when he came back. We had mussels for appetizers. For our entrée I ordered the salmon and my fiance ordered tiger prawns with Crab Eggrollls.
We were pretty famished by the time our appetizers came out. I can't wait to taste the food. Of course, I was disappointed. Our mussels were cooked in garlic, white wine, parsley, tuna and small baby clams. The combination was so complicated that we didn't really taste the mussels. There were too many flavors going on all at once.
Finally, our entrée came and we were hoping that it would taste a lot better than the mussels. My salmon was simply grilled and topped over mashed potatoes. The salmon was over-cooked and dry. It was also very salty!! The mashed potato was not creamy at all and it too was salty. I only ate a quarter of it and left the rest. My fiance's tiger prawns looked good when it came out but it too was very dry. His crab eggrolls were tasteless and bland. He only had about 2 prawns and decided to stop trying. We were very disappointed with the meal! Considering we paid about $150 for the meal, it was a very unsatisfying dinner! The food was just not good we didn't even want to look at their dessert menu.
Of course we had to wrap it up and take it home! We can't justify not taking it home since we spent so much money on it! We also figured if we took it home we can make some sort of stuff fry the next day! :)
Overall, the restaurant is definitely pretty and romantic for special events (hence the two stars rating). But, if you're looking for great food, I don't suggest going to Palisades. Perhaps I just had a really bad experience, but it was bad enough to make me not want to try it again. For looks and ambiance, I give the restaurant a 4* for food it's a 1*!