Palmer's Tavern (Finally) Open on Fillmore


The exterior of Palmer’s Tavern. Photo: ©


The dining room; Yelp photo by Liz C.

Hallelujah, I finally don’t have to answer any more emails asking me, “When is ~PALMER’S TAVERN~ going to open?” The GM I left my card with didn’t follow up with information, and owners Albert and Klaus Rainer (Leopold’s) were very good at never returning calls or emails (yeah, I just love wasting my time visiting and calling places repeatedly, let me tell you). So, it’s open (thanks for finding it out, Eater). The old-school, retro look is full of rich wood, with booths and barstools upholstered in dark red, old photos and ephemera on the walls, and white-jacketed bartenders shaking up drinks at the long mahogany bar (which inspired the name of the space’s previous incarnation: Long Bar).

The chef is Raymond Tamayo, who is reportedly serving dishes like chilled corn soup, fried squash blossoms, steak tartare, cornmeal-crusted hen, prime rib, and a burger (initial reports on Yelp are a bit rough, so you may want to give the kitchen some time to ramp up). Cocktails ring in for less than $10, from classics to new concoctions like a Fillmore Fizz. Hours are Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm and Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm. No reservations. 2298 Fillmore St. at Clay