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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Palm Terrace Restaurant Review: Palm Terrace exudes an over-the-top tropical oasis vibe with a lush look and plenty of foliage patterned on the seats, walls and drapery. This signature restaurant of The Island Hotel Newport Beach makes its mark by offering tasty twists on modern American cuisine. Executive chef David Man uses a progressive, playful sensibility and a deft sense of flavor composition to elevate the menu's contemporary fare. "Small bites" selections include the addictive "new edamame" of roasted garbanzos and harissa, and the signature macaroni with Taleggio cheese and truffles, presented in a unique cylindrical serving dish reminiscent of a bamboo stalk. Main courses follow suit, as entrées such as salmon poached in sparkling wine and Prime beef short ribs prepared sous vide in red wine for 48 hours are both rich in flavor. For dessert, there’s a must-have take on s'mores featuring salted caramel and homemade graham crackers among the delightful indulgences. The morning kicks off with spins on breakfast classics plus lighter “spa” dishes, while lunch items include a robust burger with roasted onions and Tillamook cheddar tucked inside a plump focaccia bun. Drinks are topnotch and the wine program is substantial, with more than 1,000 bottles displayed in custom wine cabinets. The adjacent Palm Terrace Lounge is known for its upscale cocktails as well as a small plates menu and live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays.