The Palm on Broad Street, known for the steaks and lobsters on the tables and the caricatures of Philly VIPs adorning the walls, recently underwent a major renovation, reopening last summer with a new layout and look. But there was just one more finishing touch left to add. On September 5, the restaurant will unveil a 24-square-foot mural featuring members of the Philadelphia Eagles championship team, including Nick Foles, Carson Wentz, Jason Kelce, and Malcolm Jenkins.
The swank restaurant, set inside the Bellevue Hotel at 200 S. Broad Street, is part of a 90-year-old family-run steakhouse chain. The Philly location opened 30 years ago, then closed in 2016 for extensive renovations — the ceiling was raised, the floor was rebuilt, and the bar was moved. Local patrons whose caricatures were on the walls were invited to come pick up their faces. The caricatures were rehung when the Palm reopened in July 2017 and the restaurant picked up where it left off as a mover-and-shaker hangout for surf and turf.
The Palm’s resident artist, Zack Bird, is painting the Eagles mural in the same brightly colored caricature style as the rest of the restaurant’s artwork. He’s including Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, Foles, Wentz, Kelce, and Jenkins, plus 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Dawkins.
The mural will be dedicated at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on September 5 with co-owner Wally Ganzi and Mayor Jim Kenney in attendance. Anyone can stop by during the ceremony to check out it out.
The restaurant is also kicking off a charity drive to benefit the Broad Street Ministry.