The Palm Court
171-16 Hillside Ave., Jamaica
Cuisine: Guyanese and Chinese
Hours: Open seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday 12 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
For the last three years the Palm Court Restaurant has built a
reputation for being one of the most elegant Guyanese eateries in Jamaica. After much
investigation, this reporter found that claim to be truly deserving.
The restaurant has two sections. The first section is actually found at
the entrance, which consists of three large tables and a bar. But patrons who are looking
for more privacy should continue past the bar and into the main dining room area. Once you
enter the dining room area you will find that the tables are properly set up, adorned with
a red table cloth with utensils.
The tables are set up to accommodate dinner parties of two, four, and
six. Even larger parties of ten can find readily available accommodations.
The restaurants menu is also appealing. Beginning with the
appetizers: Palm Court Fried Chicken, Chicken Wings, Roast Duck, Pepper Shrimp, Fried
Shark, Lamb Kebab, Beef Slicks, Roast Pork, and the seasonal Wild Meal (to name a few).
The appetizers range in price from $4.95 to $11.75.
Fried Rice and Lo-Mein enthusiasts will find a vast selection to choose
from. Visitors can choose their Fried Rice and Lo-Mein served with Vegetable, Chicken,
Roast Pork, Beef, and Pepper Shrimp. These plates range in price from $6.25 to $14.45.
For those who are not interested in the Fried Rice or Lo-Mein menu, you
can find some alternatives on the Seafood, Pork, and Beef menu. These dishes range in
price from $8.45 to $16.75 and consist of Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp,
Grilled Fish, Lobster with Garlic Sauce, Roast Pork with Mixed Vegetables, Beef with
Broccoli, and Peppered Steak with Onions.
Finally, and probably my favorite part of the menu, was the Guyanese
Style Curries Served with Rice or Dal-Puri. These dishes range in price from $7.95 to
$10.75 and consist of Curry Chicken, Curry Duck, Curry Shrimp, and Curry Lamb/Goat.
With such a rich selection it was somewhat difficult to decide what to
eat. I eagerly indulged in a plate of Curry Lamb/Goat served with white rice, which was
So the next time you are stumped in finding a restaurant to take your
family or date, try the Palm Court Restaurant.