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Palomino - Cincinnati
Palomino - Cincinnati

Palomino - Cincinnati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: (513) 381-1300
  • 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: American, Mediterranean, European
  • 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 (513) 381-1300
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "had requested a window table....did not get one. I wondered if they saw my request in the reservation."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Then met up with some friends and had a great lunch"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "First time here. Had a wonderful time. Waiter and food were fantastic. Look forward to coming back soon and bring friends."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Will be back for happy hour specials. Really enjoyed the basil martini. All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Server was so friendly and attentive; food was prepared very well. One drawback was the loud noise level."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "As one of the more reasonably priced places participating in restaurant week, Palomino gave extra value in including a glass of house wine. They also offered many more entree selections than just the 3 advertised. We enjoyed all of our selections as well as the view of Fountain Square. It was nice to go a bit early before it got too busy, so it was fairly quiet and we didn't feel like we had to rush, since there were tables available for those arriving while we were there."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our 32 wedding anniversary. The food was great and the atmosphere was as well. We stopped in the bar first for a drink and the bartender was fantastic. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I had was it was hot, do to the air not working. nI know this is out of your control, but that's is the only thing that wasn't up to par. Thanks everyone for a great evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was a great evening. We had a party of five and everyone enjoyed themselves."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went to Palomino prior to attending a concert. Requested a table overlooking Fountain Square and Palomino delivered. We had a great table right against the window. The food was terrific. My wife and I decided to do a selection of small plates to taste as much as possible and they didn't disappoint. All of the food was excellent, service was excellent and the wine prices very reasonable. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "6 of us dined at Palominos when a large convention was in town. Although it was extremely busy our service was very good. The server recommended the seafood salad-and it was delicious. The salad had shrimp, crap, avocado, and blanched asparagus with a nicely paired dressing. The view of Fountain Square is lovely."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent Dinner at Palominos for Wine Down Wednesdays. The Salmon and Creamed Spinach was quite flavorful. Love the wine. The view of Fountain Square made the ambience very inviting after a tough day at the office. Very relaxing. Will definitely have dinner here again soon."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Nice experience in downtown Cincy. All food was good but the Lavender Cosmo was fabulous!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our 30th anniversary dinner. The staff went out of their way to make it special and the meal was wonderful. We had a great view of fountain square."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Went there for my birthday. The food was excellent - my husband had the seafood paella and I had the seafood pasta. Both dishes were delicious. For an appetizer we had the crab cakes - lots of crab - hot and delicious. Everyone was very attentive to our needs and it was also nice to be able to watch the activities at Fountain Square. One of our favorite downtown places to eat. Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I came in with a bachelorette party of 12 girls. When calling I confirmed that there was an all day, everyday happy hour- as noted on their menu online. They verified this so I made the reservation. Upon arriving, we found out that the happy hour only applied to the lounge, not where we had been seated. Prices for the exact same thing in the restaurant are double, if not triple, than prices in the lounge. We rolled with the punches nonetheless and opted to stay where we were. Afterall, we were celebrating a special occasion. I ordered the paella. Half the mussels and oysters were closed and unable to be eaten. So that was a waste. We were given a creme brûlée to split amongst us all which was nice. We moved to the lounge for a drink after."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great meal with my daughter at the bar. Great staff, especially Nikki, who really was attentive and friendly. Fast service!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We were here to celebrate our 50th anniversary before going to a concert at the arena. Our waiter was great, friendly, helpful and fun to talk to. The food was great and service was timely. It made our whole experience very enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great place for a business lunch. Ofthen meet clients or associates there. Convenient downtown location."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Always fresh, attentive service and convenient location."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Restaurant is on the second floor with one wall all windows. Good view of the adjoining square and fountain. We were there during happy hour and they offer some good values. We split an artichoke & cheese appetizer and an order of paella. Both were very tasty. Waitress was very friendly and helpful as we were visitors to the city."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was the first time to visit the Palomino and it will on or Top 5 places to eat in Cincinnati when in town....Our waitress was Awesome, food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the service and the food quality. My boyfriend got a Ribeye and it was nothing but fat. I realize tat ribeye have a good amount of fat, but the amount of fat was absurd. He could not have a single GOOD bite of meat. Our waiter never came over to ask how our meal was, so when he finally came over to refill our waters, my boyfriend told him about his meal. He proceeded to say that ribeye are meant to be like that and walked away from us. Terrible service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went here on a Friday. Not as busy as I thought it would be. Had the steak salad it was amazing!! Great service"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy the food at this restaurant. The view of Fountain Square is great, too. The service this time was mediocre; once served our food, the server didn't come back until she brought the check. I would have liked coffee after the meal, had she bothered to ask. The other issue I've always had with Palomino's is that there are too many tables packed too tightly together. The server waiting on the large table next to us kept running into my chair."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very nice meal with great servers and good food. Aliya was an excellent server, very friendly and did a great job making our experience special."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "While the view from Palomino is nice and the service was very good (waiter was very attentive), the food was only okay. My dining partner had a pasta dish with a pesto sauce that was particularly bland. I had the fish and frites. The frites were tasty but the fish was over fried. It tasted like a frozen fish patty that had been deep fried. Given that there are so many options in OTR, I'd recommend visiting there first. If you want a neat view of the city and a quick drink, stop into Palomino. If you want some interesting and tasty food, go somewhere else."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service at Palomino were very good. We had a table for 4 overlooking Fountain Square. However, the pork was tough, the polenta was awful, and the creamed spinach had way too much cream. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the roasted potatoes were very good. So, overall food rating was good but should have been much better."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our latest trip to the opera began with a great meal at Palomino's- as usual, the service was perfect, the ambiance so enjoyable, and the food- yum! The bartender's delicious white sangria went so well with my Seafood Louis salad, and the other members of my party were equally happy with their pasta and salad dishes. Thanks for the excellent meal!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Late dinner. Restaurant near empty. Experience was average. Remember this restaurant to be one of the nicest when we went in Indy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "While our food was excellent, the service was extremely slow. By the time our food arrived, I wasn't even hungry anymore. One hour after being seated, our waiter came out and told us that our pizza was burnt and he had requested another. While I applaud the quality control, we were left with no food and we felt we had been forgotten. With that being said, I highly recommend their brick oven pizza."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It has been a few years since I had dinner there. The menu had wonderful options for all types of palates. The wine list was good. Truly enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went to Palomino's for our anniversary dinner. Food is always great, Mushroom soup is to die for. Waiter provided excellent service. They even gave us a free desert for our anniversary. We me the manager on the way out, he introduced himself and asked how our dinner was and said happy anniversary to us. We did not even talk to him prior to that. Overall excellent and certainly makes us feel welcome there. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoy Palomino's. The view of Fountain Square downtown Cincinnati is great. The menu changes seasonally and every dish we've ever had has been well prepared and presented. Servers are always attentive."
    Dined on 6/30/2014