The Palm, though part of a large enterprise with branches elsewhere, almost seems to be from an earlier era. In part that's because it is in the 18th-century Huntting Inn and because of its pressed-tin ceiling and banquettes. The Palm has its service and cooking down pat, and you will get your steak or lobster exactly as desired. Though the prices are high, it is almost de rigueur to share because portions are huge. The signature side dishes are home fries, fried onions, and creamed spinach, and there are Italian specialities such as veal parmigiana. The wine list is extensive, focused on American and Italian vintages, and there's a good selection of wines by the glass. Regulars can join the restaurant's 837 Club, entitling them to rewards such as free desserts.