Palomino - Cincinnati
Nice downtown spotLovely dinner for an evening before a performance at the Aronoff. Nice service. Good food.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMnice time, good food. I missnice time, good food. I miss some of the previous employees.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Downtown FaveThe food was awesome....pasta, steak, pizza and gourmet dessert doughnuts. Wonderful view of fountain square, excellent service.
We were done in time to make it to our theater reservation with ease.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM2 thumbs up!!We decided on Palomino because the menu had something for everyone. The food was excellent and our waiter Tom was great. The drinks were superb and went down way too easy! A couple in our party was late due to parking and they were OK seating us early which was nice because some restaurants won't until party is all there. The waiter asked if we had any time restraints which we didn't. It was nice they were conscious of time if you had to go to a show/game. It was a great experience with wonderful food and a nice view of the square...I would definitely return when back in the area and recommend others to do so.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service great pricesThe service here was great! The food was very good just short of outstanding, which was very appropriately priced. Liked the ambience and very reasonable noise level. The decor was gorgeous though I do subtract a few points for being located in a mall. Prices were commensurate with quality and portion though I do believe the portions were quite large. I ate about 1/3-1/2 my main dish (with app and glass of wine) and was very full and had to end up wasting the remaining portion because we were heading out for the night. But perhaps I ordered wrong. Excellent overall would definitely go back6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBridesmaids BashI am the maid of honor for my friend's wedding and I reserved a table here for the Bachelorette Party. I've heard MANY good things about the place, although I've never been there myself (risky!). In the reservation online I noted that we were a bachelorette group and I was pleasantly surprised to find my table decorated. The maids are finicky and particular, so I was very happy when the server was willing to answer all of their questions with detail and help them order supreme choices. We had a great view of Fountain Square and the noise level was perfect so that we could hear one another across the table, but not the guests around us. NO ONE could stop talking about the food!! Supremely delicious! Recommend to all my friends.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfestive occassionOur waiter was fabulous and made our daughter's graduation celebration a treat. He brought confetti to sprinkle on the table, told her she could order a burger of the bar menu if that was what she wanted on her special day, and brought her a complimentary dessert. He was helpful with suggestions on appetizers and dinner choices as well. The food was all very good, except the salad. It was quite soggy and wilted when it came to the table. I would recommend Palomino to others.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice place to enjoy a dinner.Palomino's was a nice place to dine before a theater event at the Arnoff. We were served in a timely manner, with a helpful staff in ordering and advising on the menu. We were seated by the window to watch the stirrings of Friday night near Fountain square. The only recommendation would be to make patrons aware the restaurant is on the second floor of the building at the street/ window level.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMService/FoodThe Chicken Marsala was delicious. Thomas is an excellent server!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food a service were veryThe food a service were very good. The food did take a very long time considering the resturant was not very busy. Our server was very good and took care of use the entire time.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMseatingI asked for a table by the window. there were many available open tables that we could have been seated at, but instead we were seated in the center.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our 4th year goingThis is our 4th year going to Palomino's for the Mother's Day Brunch. The food selection gets better each year with this being the best. Service was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Mother's Day dinner.The food was amazing the staff was pretty good and te drinks were phenomenal! Great first date place or place to take ur parents if they're in town.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day brunchmothers day brunch was great! second year doing it, always enjoy the variety of food you have for everyone. Great job!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchI'm a frequent flyer at Palomino. This Mother's Day I took my neighbor to brunch.....we usually meet once a month in the bar area for Happy Hour but this was special. The buffet was delicious except for the chicken marsala which was cold and bland. Everything else was superb. I made a reservation and no wait time. The staff was friendly, attentive and made the day extraordinary.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab salad was a huge disappointmenCrab salad was a huge disappointment. Tablespoon of crabmeat and 2 medium size shrimp. Lots of great slices of cucumber and a pile of lettuce underneath. Nifty thin slices of hardboiled egg and tomato. Could of done much better at home. But the Virgin mary was tasty.
$8. soup!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Pizza & Lamb GnocchiHad the Bianco as an appetizer. It is plenty of food to split with three people. Tried the special of the night, Lamb Gnocchi. It was delicious, and the portions were reasonable, not huge (which is a good thing in my mind).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPaliminoes after concert perfectionWent with friends & family to Palimoes after attending May Festival Chorus & CSO Concert. Even though we were there late in night, great food & service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressed-overall!Diverse menu, well priced for portions and offerings. Very friendly wait-staff and manager. Pleasant environment--although the tables are close together you don't feel like you're dining on top of your neighbor. Great view of Fountain Square if you can get seated in the center of the restaurant. Was our first time dining here and would definitely come back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday dinnerThe staff was wonderful and polite. As soon as we got seated the first question was if we were attending the show at the arnoff center to make sure we were on time. The food was perfect and I even had time to enjoy a cup of coffe before I had to leave for the show. I look forward to coming back to try the pizza.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCheers!The food is wonderful, especially the mussels, but the craft martinis are fabulous! I am not a fan of the scent of lavender but the Lavender Martini is to die for!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice locaton, food wasVery nice locaton, food was good, not gourmet.
Outstanding service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Palaminos manyI have been to Palaminos many times. Every time I go I enjoy it more :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday lunch for 8 celebratingSaturday lunch for 8 celebrating a graduation. Everything worked well. We would certainly do it again!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View of Fountain SquareReally enjoyed our dinner out before the ballet. Food, drinks and service were great. I absolutely loved being able to look out over Fountain Square, and to be able to see the action below.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellenceExcellent service, excellent food and excellent location. Our group was really impressed and really enjoyed our experience. Thank you so much for the stylish way you care for your patrons. We will be back.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPalomino is always a greatPalomino is always a great place to dine. The crab and artichoke dip is fabulous.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed eitherNever disappointed either in the bar area before or after a game or in the dining area for dinner- staff and food4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, good atmosphere,good food, good atmosphere, a little pricey but overall very nice.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience with PalominoOur experience with Palomino was great. When I made my reservation online I noted in the special notes section that someone in my party was celebrating a birthday. I wasn't sure if this would result in anything but was hoping for a happy birthday wish. What we got was better. When we arrived they had reserved a window table with a great view for our party, placed ribbon on the table and also happy birthday cards. It was a wonderful treat. Our server was energetic and made sure we had a great time. I have to say I really didn't care for the pizza but the grown up mac-n-cheese was great. Overall I would recommend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and serviceFood was excellent and service was superb. Good value4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Excellent food and great view of Fountain Square. I would recommend the white Tuscan bean dip and maple chicken salad with candied pecans. Delish!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food & drinks were outstanding.The food & drinks were outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive without being obtrusive. Had a great birthday dinner with several friends. Would gladly recommend to others!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a super time! We wereWe had a super time! We were not rushed and the wait person was terrrific. Had the bartender make a special drink and hit a home run! Food recos were on the money. Food was as described, hot and delecious. We were sorry we had no room for one of the desserts on the desssert menu.
We'll be back ... soon!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in town.Best restaurant in town. top shelf food and the same for the service. Thank you4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe started with the ArtichokeWe started with the Artichoke and Crab dip which was excellent. The large pita crisps worked well with the dip. I ordered the mushroom soup which didn't live up to the hype-I thought it would be richer and it didn't have the full-bodied taste I expected. My wife had the Salmon and Shrimp Scampi special which was very good and I had the Paella and added Scallops to it. It was also very good; a bit on the spicy side and after having the appetizer and soup, I left some in the bowl. We were seated at a two-top table beside the window that overlooked Fountain Square--very nice! All in all, a good meal and good atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service...second timeGreat service...second time I've asked for a "window seat", got it both times.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our 4th year eatingThis is our 4th year eating at Palomino's for Easter Brunch and as usual it was wonderful! Food is delicious and our server (Dia) was fantastic -- will definitely be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I took my boyfriend to Palomino's for his birthday and I made reservations online. I requested a table near a window and told them in the reservation that it was his birthday. As soon as we arrived we were seated almost immediately. The table (near the windows) was decorated with confetti, which I really appreciated. The food was hot out off the stove! I was concerned about that because of previous reviews that I read, but the food was delicious. Get the Chicken under a brick, it was amazing. We had a complimentary dessert for his b-day. Overall wonderful experience I will DEFINITELY be coming back! Thank you Palomino!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good meal with fun serversvery good meal with fun servers (Brian in the bar!)3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect, as always!We had a quiet lunch on Saturday afternoon. The service and food were great, as always. The baked four cheese penne was fantastic and I highly recommend it. A bonus was the perfect view of a special event taking place on Fountain Square.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFor supper we (my wife andFor supper we (my wife and I) enjoyed a separate pizza. Before the pizza arrived we had ordered a Caesar salad, and I enjoyed one of the best glasses of red wine that I have ever tasted. A restaurant worthy of visiting, time after time after time.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was fantastic!Our waiter was fantastic! He made the experience very entertaining . Food was excellent.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite placeMy favorite restaurant. always good food and good wine. Highly recommend.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view great foodGreat location, right in the middle of town, overlooking fountain square. Good food and can please little palates & big alike!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable experience!Just went to Palomino's for the first time and will definitely return. Atmosphere was very nice, service was excellent and food was great! We never felt rushed, like most restaurants, our waiter allowed us ample time between courses. We had bean dip for an appetizer, chop chop salad and pistachio crusted cod with green beans and fingerling potatoes....excellent! Would definitely recommend.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and viewThe food, service and view are all exceptional at Palaminos. It is one of our favorite places to dine downtown!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to be a terrificContinues to be a terrific location for any kind of situation. We were having a lunch meeting that actually ran a little long and not once did we feel like the staff was rushing us out of the dining room to prep for later service. Our server was attentive without hovering and all of our needs were met without feeling like we were looking or waiting for him to return. I enjoyed the soup and pasta lunch combo. The portions were good and the food was hot when it was supposed to be hot and not when it wasn't. I would recommend Palomino's to anyone looking for a downtown place to dine. It continues to be a stand out location for the Downtown Cincinnati Area.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service by Nikki atGreat service by Nikki at the bar. Great pizza from the happy hour menu. Dinner was very good. I had the lamb special. Very good. The dog loved the bone!3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest business lunch placeBest business lunch place in Cincinnati. Great food. Great atmsophere2/26/2013 12:00:00 AM