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DNJ

Pittsburgh, PA

#142 Dec 18, 2011
Just to add my 2 cents worth....this place is amazing! It is what we have been waiting for. Anyone that knows good food knows that this is the real deal! For years, people around Latrobe have been asking why don't we get a restaurant that has great food, a good atmoshphere, and and worth the money. Well it is finally here. Try it and I guarantee you will be back. The owners go out of their way to suit your individual needs. I am very impressed and will be a regular for sure!
Murphy

Saltsburg, PA

#143 Dec 19, 2011
DNJ wrote:
Just to add my 2 cents worth....this place is amazing! It is what we have been waiting for. Anyone that knows good food knows that this is the real deal! For years, people around Latrobe have been asking why don't we get a restaurant that has great food, a good atmoshphere, and and worth the money. Well it is finally here. Try it and I guarantee you will be back. The owners go out of their way to suit your individual needs. I am very impressed and will be a regular for sure!
Do you work at the restaurant??
iggy

Pittsburgh, PA

#144 Dec 20, 2011
Had prime rib it was great, cooked the way i requested. Also, are you people that petty that your main bitch is that there ( ain't no salt and pepper) on the table when you are seated. The desserts are made by the same derry woman who prepares chef dato's. If you need salt and pepper that badly, to flavor your food to your liking ,then your missing the point with chef mark's palate. Stick with your dino's ,sharkey's,etc. You wing dings!
Steve

Latrobe, PA

#145 Jan 4, 2012
Lets see I'm from Latrobe.

A small list of places I've eaten, just to show I'm not a "typical Latrobe person"

Nobu in LA and London, Gordon Ramsey's the savoy grill in London, Chef Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, Chez Pascal in Monte Carlo, The Ninja Bar in Tokyo..

I'm fortunate to travel for a living.

my meal tonight was average.

If someone doesn't like a meal. Respect their opinion.
Food Lover

United States

#146 Jan 25, 2012
wow wrote:
Is this the same chef at TreeTops restaurant in Acme? Is TreeTops still open?
Yes Mark was the executive chef at TreeTops not sure if that restaurant remained open after he left.
noexpert

Baltimore, MD

#147 Jan 25, 2012
Steve - may I just say "Well lah-de-freakin-dah." But, do you mean that your meal was average in comparison to eateries you listed, or in general?
Jarred

United States

#148 Feb 11, 2012
I'm on the same boat as Steve as far as restaraunt experience goes because I also travel for a living, and unfortunately my entree and my girlfriend's entree were awful. First though, I will say that the appetizer, beef skewer, was great, aside from the "dipping sauce" which was a small cup full of olive oil with some garlic mixed in it, and also the salads were good. Hopefully they decide to make their own dressings though, at least I hope those weren't homemade, if so try again.

On to the entrees. I got the Seafood fettuccine.#1 noodles were very undercooked and starchy #2 It was served luke warm #3 I have no problem with smaller portions, but one tiny chunk of lobster is absurd, the shrimp and scallop amounts were sufficient however.#4 Bland bland bland!!! There was zero flavor! The sauce was also very watery, I think it was supposed to be a lobster cream sauce. The dish was overall unacceptable, period.

My girl got the lobster and mushroom ravioli covered in lobster cream sauce and Gorgonzola cheese. Best part of the dish which was the only good part of the dish was the cheese...#1 Came out luke warm.#2 Ravioli was undercooked #3 The filling was a damn joke, pardon my language but honestly made me so angry. It tasted like cream of mushroom soup that spent 2 days in a slow cooker. The only presence of lobster was a kibble sized piece or two in every ravioli, which had no taste, or of they did you simply could not taste it over the cream of mushroom taste. The lobster cream sauce was thicker and tastier on this dish.

I really do not like being negative about a restaurant, especially a new one, but the entrees sucked. Period. I saw another poor review on the seafood fettuccine, hopefully they read this and address the issue. I would like to give this place another chance, but will wait until I hear from a friend that knows food as I do. Until then, the next time I don't feel like cooking I will stick with Out of the Fire, J Corks, Headkeeper, One Eleven, or even Robokyo.
Murphy

Pittsburgh, PA

#149 Feb 12, 2012
Jarred wrote:
I'm on the same boat as Steve as far as restaraunt experience goes because I also travel for a living, and unfortunately my entree and my girlfriend's entree were awful. First though, I will say that the appetizer, beef skewer, was great, aside from the "dipping sauce" which was a small cup full of olive oil with some garlic mixed in it, and also the salads were good. Hopefully they decide to make their own dressings though, at least I hope those weren't homemade, if so try again.
On to the entrees. I got the Seafood fettuccine.#1 noodles were very undercooked and starchy #2 It was served luke warm #3 I have no problem with smaller portions, but one tiny chunk of lobster is absurd, the shrimp and scallop amounts were sufficient however.#4 Bland bland bland!!! There was zero flavor! The sauce was also very watery, I think it was supposed to be a lobster cream sauce. The dish was overall unacceptable, period.
My girl got the lobster and mushroom ravioli covered in lobster cream sauce and Gorgonzola cheese. Best part of the dish which was the only good part of the dish was the cheese...#1 Came out luke warm.#2 Ravioli was undercooked #3 The filling was a damn joke, pardon my language but honestly made me so angry. It tasted like cream of mushroom soup that spent 2 days in a slow cooker. The only presence of lobster was a kibble sized piece or two in every ravioli, which had no taste, or of they did you simply could not taste it over the cream of mushroom taste. The lobster cream sauce was thicker and tastier on this dish.
I really do not like being negative about a restaurant, especially a new one, but the entrees sucked. Period. I saw another poor review on the seafood fettuccine, hopefully they read this and address the issue. I would like to give this place another chance, but will wait until I hear from a friend that knows food as I do. Until then, the next time I don't feel like cooking I will stick with Out of the Fire, J Corks, Headkeeper, One Eleven, or even Robokyo.
We ate there 2 times. Never will go back again. Nothing changes at that place. Been open 4 months and still hasn't changed. How much longer will he be able to stay open? Not very long. Oh, by the way, why don't they have salt at the restaurant? Everything tastes so bland.
Wendy

Latrobe, PA

#150 Feb 15, 2012
I went there after they first opened and had the meatballs and they were great. I went back recently and they didn't have them. The whole hot foods section is gone now. They still have soups in a bunch of crock pots on a table and it was a dirty table to add to that. I wasn't to enthused about that. They seemed to have really scaled back on the whole deli case side of the restaurant. Not sure if that is a good sign for a place that's only been open for less than 6 months. I know once you know your market you change things, so maybe that's what is going on. Anyway, I went back again to experience the dinner. As I said before, I like the decor. I think its simple, pretty, and warm. Myself and a good friend went there for dinner. Our intention was the both of us to get different things and share them so that we can try a few different things at once. I am not sure who our server was but she wasn't dressed like the other servers, which I could understand why because she gave horrible service, not to mention she paid more attention to other tables than ours. I could hear her asking tables if food was warm enough. I didn't think that was appropriate but, I found out later why she felt the need to ask someone that. I need to say that the bread was delicious. I don't know what they do it, but I love it. It tasted like there was a garlic oil on it. Very good and was warm. The music was on when we went in, but we noticed that it was off halfway through the meal. It was semi-busy when we were there so I don't know what happened to the music. Anyway, I ordered the Kasseri appetizer and she ordered the beef skewer appetizer. The kasseri was good. Not fully melted, but good. When the server brought it to us, she flambee'd (spelling?) it with bourbon which presented a little excitement factor, but other than that posed no additional flavor. Her beef skewers were tough and over cooked. She ordered them as medium, they came to her well done. She got the garlic aioli with it as a dipping sauce, but it was just garlic in olive oil. This confused me. I thought an aioli was mayonaise, but I'm not a chef so I could be wrong. After the appetizers came our salad and soup. I got a dinner salad, which was presented very nicely in a cucumber ring, however, the dressing is store bought that I can definately tell and not good quality either. She got the lobster bisque. Which was thin, barely warm, and had no lobster in it. We had a bit of a wait for our entrees, but we didn't mind we just took in the atmosphere and listened to the neighboring tables, horrible of us I know. We also heard people screaming in the kitchen. I couldn't hear what about and I don't know if it was the chef or not who, but someone was definately yelling at someone else. I don't know if they realize people in their dining room can hear them. Finally our entrees come. I got a steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus and my friend got the seafood fettucini. I ordered my steak medium and it was cook to almost well. I didn't complain or send it back though. The flavor was good though. The smashed potatoes were ok, but a bit cold. The "gravy" was ok as well. The asparagus was very good. I enjoyed that. My friend's seafood fettucini was disappointing all around. The seafood was rubbery and there was no lobster anywhere in the dish even though she was told there would be lobster in it. We heard from other customers that their fettucini is made from scratch and if it was, it was severely over cooked. Almost mush. The sauce was thin, but had decent flavor. We didn't find the portions to be worth the price either. Needless to say, neither of us finished either plate and didn't take it to go either. We didn't want to chance dessert so we just got our check and left. Sadly, I don't think I will return. If I do, it will be months from now in hopes that they have gotten fully acclimated to their market.
Lynette

Greensburg, PA

#151 Mar 21, 2012
This was our second visit to Chef Markís Palate. The first time we went the food was good we had some great recommendations from our waitress and great service. This time Saturday evening 3-17-12 we were so disappointed we will not be back. Our first visit we were waited on by an older, slim, dark haired woman. She was friendly, funny, not too talkative, she knew the menu, she gave great recommendations and the service was perfect, we didnít have to ask for anything everything was anticipated . I have lived in New York City for years, I have traveled extensively I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world and she was a perfect server. In comparison the service I had on Saturday was terrible. I am not sure who my server was I had two young girls a tall dirty blond and a short brunette. One come to my table took the order but then a different younger girl brought our drinks then an older blond in regular clothes (maybe the hostess) brought our soup. Then we asked for bread and thatís when the young blond came in and then she was around for awhile. Needless to say it was confusing, even with so many people we had terrible service. All we wanted was one server who knew what she was doing and we had that during our first visit. I donít even remember the quality of the food it was average I guess but the service was so bad that it ruined the whole experience. People need to understand that service can make or break a dining experience and this one was broken.
Murphy

Saltsburg, PA

#152 Mar 21, 2012
Lynette wrote:
This was our second visit to Chef Markís Palate. The first time we went the food was good we had some great recommendations from our waitress and great service. This time Saturday evening 3-17-12 we were so disappointed we will not be back. Our first visit we were waited on by an older, slim, dark haired woman. She was friendly, funny, not too talkative, she knew the menu, she gave great recommendations and the service was perfect, we didnít have to ask for anything everything was anticipated . I have lived in New York City for years, I have traveled extensively I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world and she was a perfect server. In comparison the service I had on Saturday was terrible. I am not sure who my server was I had two young girls a tall dirty blond and a short brunette. One come to my table took the order but then a different younger girl brought our drinks then an older blond in regular clothes (maybe the hostess) brought our soup. Then we asked for bread and thatís when the young blond came in and then she was around for awhile. Needless to say it was confusing, even with so many people we had terrible service. All we wanted was one server who knew what she was doing and we had that during our first visit. I donít even remember the quality of the food it was average I guess but the service was so bad that it ruined the whole experience. People need to understand that service can make or break a dining experience and this one was broken.
We ate there 2 times. We will never go back. The Chef needs to hire responsible help, and maybe take lessons on how to cook the food and run a restaurant. I give that restaurant until the end of the year before they close there doors due to lack of business.

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