Palomino - Cincinnati
Palomino - Cincinnati

Palomino - Cincinnati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: 5133811300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-price Bottled Wine! (any bottle priced $26 & above).
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-11p

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Shawn Heine
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Now Offering Delivery, please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private space available up to 120ppl Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Taylor Beach or Stephen Welch 5133811300x
  • Entertainment: All Day Everyday Happy Hour in the Lounge
    Flat Screen Tv's in Lounge

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th
  • Public Transit: Metro and Northern Kentucky Tank Bus
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking Options:
    Fountain Square Parking Garage located off of Vine St.
    Fountain Place Garage off of Race Street, with elevator access to Palomino.
A word from Palomino - Cincinnati
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Palomino - Cincinnati reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (117)special occasion (80)romantic (55)good for groups (55)great for lunch (46)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (33)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (17)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a special occassion and everything was just about perfect. They have just started this menu special that runs from 4-6 p.m. that offers an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert for $25 per person, which is a great deal. Staff was attentive and very polite. Would definitely reccommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was great, food was delicious and it was a great atmosphere to catch up with old friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I would recommend Palomino's to friends. The service was outstanding, the view was pleasant and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a busy Saturday night, and incredibly noisy. Conversation became impossible. We have been there on other nights when the noise level was less of a problem, but this was downright unpleasant. I had out-of-town guests, and was embarrassed that the experience was not what I'd hoped. Service was good. My food was disappointing, but the others with me liked what they had. I'd try it again, but not on a weekend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top of Fountain Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Thanks for another lovely dinner at Palomino! We were easily able to reserve a table for an early (6:30) dinner on a Saturday night (Sweetest Day), and were led to a cozy table for two overlooking Fountain Square. Our very attentive waiter first asked if we wanted to dine leisurely or if we had an event to get to. Since we had tickets for the Pops at 8pm, our waiter kept everything moving, but not hurried. We had the cream of mushroom soup that makes me go yummmmm. I had the excellent scallops, my husband had the creamy risotto. The house wines we ordered were delicious. Can you tell I love this place? I'm looking forward to coming to one of their murder mystery nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming, worth another shot
    sliceoflife
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I guess my expectations were a little high after hearing great reviews of this restaurant. My reservation request included a window seat and any birthday arrangements offered. We were seated far away from the window and noticed other tables with balloons, but not ours. Our forgotten appetizer arrived with our entrees (which arrived almost too quickly...), but the manager was attentive and immediately offered to cover it. The steakhouse salad was cold, the mushroom pizza was below average, but the pasta (difficult to mess that up) was great. The dessert was delicious - pear bread pudding a complimentary creme brulee for the birthday girl. Our server and staff were very friendly, but the misfires made for an underwhelming birthday experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great excludibg missing reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The overall dining experience was wonderful. My only complaint would be that they did not seem to have my reservation made through OpenTable. However, this was not a problem because they still seated us promptly without any issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pony up to the table
    nojaggededgeshereVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    When we eat at Palomino's, we expect excellent service and outstanding food and drink. The restaurant never disappoints. Our entrees were delicious. This is one of our favorite spots and we recommend it to all of our friends and acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Before Broadway Shows
    bonjovi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very convenient location just west of Fountain Square. If you are there before a Broadway play at the Aronoff Center, the staff is very conscious about having your meal served and getting you out tyhe door in time for the show. Food was great and there is enough selection for you to visit quite a few times without needing to get the same thing. Great way to start our evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, miss the tablecloths!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is great. The view over fountain square is fun, but why did you downgrade from tablecloth covered tables to just the plan fake wood fixtures? Bring back some class!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location good food & service
    EbbiesVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Palominos is Located in the heart of downtown overlooking Fountain square with convenient parking. Close to all of the key venues, offering a wonderful pre theatre dinner. The food and service were an especially a good value. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    wenz2020
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Took a new hire candidate here for lunch interview. Was great atmosphere to do conduct a casual interview. Service was just right, not too much interruption.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • homebody
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Always delicious and waiters are gracious, friendly and considerate
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Service
    Bill
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Service was excellent, food was great, ambience was just right.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service
    Galaxsi
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Amazing food, great service. Large group and everything was perfect. Our server was great and had wonderful recommendations. Excellent menu selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spencer and Angie were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good food, Spencer and Angie did a very nice job. Only complaint would be we felt secondary to the large wedding party present. Will ask prior to making future reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server and Kitchen out of sync
    EatoutfunVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Was not a busy Thursday night but kitchen and server were not working together. Let me start saying my wife's pork chop was excellent. My meal was disappointing with the appetizer and salad arriving together after server specifically asked how I wanted it. Not sure why she asked. Then my salmon entrée was the wrong one. It got corrected and was very good but my wife had already finished dinner. I forgot to mention we were seated at the smallest table which would have been ok if they were busy but they weren't and the sun was in our eyes. Ugh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!!
    tennis
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Four of us went before theatre and our food was great. The night we were there it was Wine Down Wednesday. Also, pick two meals for $25. We took advantage of both specials. Our food was great. The view of Fountain Square was fantastic. It was just a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Before a Show!
    broadwaybabe
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We dined at Palomino before going to see Dirty Dancing at the Aronoff. They had a special menu for two that was $25 per person and included one appetizer and one dessert to share, two salads and two entrees. It was a great value and the food was wonderful. Our waitress was very attentive and kept our water glasses full all evening. We had a table for two in the corner overlooking Fountain Square. It was fun watching all the people milling about. We arrived at 5:30 and had plenty of time to get to our seats before the show. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service for group
    steved
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I brought 8 bank VPs from around the Midwest for a Tuesday evening meal and we were all very pleased. It was relatively quiet and service and food were excellent. I was offered a choice of tables--when does that ever happen--and got a round table for 9. It was perfect for group conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Norsemen
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great atmoshere, view and food. Can't go wrong choosing Palomino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Impressed!
    Megan
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This place offers a really nice view of Fountain Square, specially at night. If you let them know you're celebrating something special they will surprise you :) The staff was really friendly, fast service, the food was really great! i recommend the risotto with asparagus and shrimp. For drinks I tried the blueberry smash and loved it. You will leave stuffed! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Thomas
    jmm1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The lady who greeted us stated our server was Thomas and "he is awesome." Thomas truly was awesome: he was knowledgeable regarding the menu, and assisted with available options; he shared his history of various restaurants and personalities from the past. Nice place with good food, but Thomas will make us look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lindaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great time eating a fine dinner at the bar. Great service and entertainment fro Nicki and Stacy. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palomino was "ok"
    GwenVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I thought the menu was unimaginative. I asked the waiter to add olive oil, garlic and cherry tomatoes to my pasta to give it more flavor. My request was granted. My meal, as a result, was delicious. I should not have had to doctor my dish in order to enjoy it. The ambiance was nice. My server was professional and attentive. Wouldn't necessarily visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    2hodge
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Met friends for Saturday evening dinner. 3 of 4 had not eaten there before. Thought bit overpriced for our dinners. Husband got bolonese which had little meat in it. Mostly a bowl of noodles with a little sauce. He said it was good though. I ordered an ahi tuna dish that had a very good flavor. Our friends both ordered a different tilapia dish and liked theirs. Drinks were good but husband would have liked more craft beer choices. Wasn't crowded so we could sit at the bar after dinner and talk.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find!
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Simply put, Palomino went above and beyond my expectations. The dining area is fun and spacious with a very courteous and helpful staff. The food was to die for - especially the scallop dish recommended by our waitress Bridgett! She was a real delight and had menu knowledge unsurpassed by most in this business. Definitely ask for her on your visit - you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I have eaten here three times. Each time everything is perfectly done. One of the jewels of the Queen city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    had requested a window table....did not get one. I wondered if they saw my request in the reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went for lunch
    Nanny
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Then met up with some friends and had a great lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 29 anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First time here. Had a wonderful time. Waiter and food were fantastic. Look forward to coming back soon and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall- had an excellent experience at Palomino for Cincy Restaurant week 2014. Food was great, as well as service...and they seated us right on time for our Saturday night dinner reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    ychocolate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I waited too long to write this review, so I forgot the name of the server, but along with the delicious food, we had fabulous service. We felt like any of our needs would be accommodated. Thanks for such a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have a new favorite Italian restaurant! We had the chicken parmesan and sea scallops - both were awesome. Tiramisu is a must have as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DoDowntown a hit
    Mainelady
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great early dinner at Palomino before a Bengals' game. The three course special for Downtown Restaurant week had great choices and each course was very good. Really enjoyed the scallops, and their (chocolate) tiramisu is the best i've had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodthatmakessense
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Will be back for happy hour specials. Really enjoyed the basil martini. All the staff was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    Jason
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our experience at Palomino. It was our first time there. The food was very good and we had a nice window seat overlooking Fountain Square. Our waitress was not very attentive. But, overall our experience was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Used to be the best
    Steve
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I remember in the past this was always one of our favorite restaurants. I dont believe they have lowered their standards I just thing the newer restaurants in the city have surpassed them and I hate to see it. They just need to step up their game.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Maode
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our children treated us to a night out for our anniversary. We happened to be at Palomino for restaurant week and were able to enjoy the 3 course meal offered. Our food was delicious and our server TO was delightful and attentive. We had a table overlooking Fountain Square and overall had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Initial service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It has been offered bread with a nice tomato sauce ...but the bread was cold. This is the first thing that I expect from a good reasturant . However we asked for warm bread and it was quickly served.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate