The year was 1926, Henry Ford has just introduced the 40-hour work week, Winnie-the-Pooh was created and two Italian immigrants opened up the very first Palm Restaurant in Manhattan. Originally from the city of Parma in Italy, Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi created a restaurant that had one philosophy in mind, “treat guests like family, serve great food and always exceed expectations.”
According to their website, The Palm took off as a steakhouse after “a customer requested a steak and Ganzi ran up Second Avenue to a butcher shop to get one, cooking it to order.” Talk about exceeding expectations. Find yourself a man who would do that for you.
The third generation of owners reacted to the changing demographics and attitudes by modifying dress codes and adding exciting and flavorful dishes to their menu. Over the decades, The Palm grew in popularity and opened new locations around the United States. Their Washington D.C. location was opened at the request of former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush. At that time he was our U.N. Ambassador.
The Palm, was a restaurant Plum had been eyeing to bring onboard. For us, it’s quality over quantity. We could ask our restaurant team to go after every restaurant in the city, but everyone does that. What makes Plum unique is that we go after the best. Zagat, Michelin, featured on Eater NY, Infatuation, or Grubstreet among others—you’re probably on our list.
Whether you choose the Palm, Katz’s, by CHLOE, Brindle Room or any other of our tasty partners remember, eat knowing we’re handpicking restaurants as recommendations like we’d refer a family member and come friends. Every week we grow bigger, and as we grow, more and more of New York will feel the benefits of Plum.