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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
  • "I went with a group of 6 before a concert. The service was very attentive and fast. There is good variety in the menu. Our party ordered a wide range of entrees and salads / appetizers, and everything was good. I wouldn't say any of the food was incredible or memorable, but we all really enjoyed the meal, had great service, and found the prices to be reasonable / in line with quality. I thought the atmosphere and view were really nice and put everyone in a festive mood before the show. I would definitely go back to Palomino for similar occcasions."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food was just mediocre, not as good as it use to be, no consistency. The fish tasted old, and only had one small pork chop on the order, really needed two based on the portion size as they were more like the size of a lamb chop. May or may not return. It's nice to overlook Fountain Square."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and service is just the start. I have eaten here three times in the last five weeks. A wonderful menu at a reasonable price. Make sure you ask for Cindy as your server."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined frequently at Palimino - one of our favorite downtown restaurants. This time, my husband had the smoked pork chop dinner. He said it was the best meal he had ever eaten at the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "sunday evening dinner-the theatre menu for two is a good deal. however, the physical plant is getting a little shabby, shall we say. the banquette seat we were given had not been wiped off of crumbs, etc from previous seatings (not the first time for this), tables could be cleaner, the menus are looking shopworn, and the daily specials/theatre menu is a very poor printing job that should have been sent back for a redo because in its present state it is difficult to read. not the way one would expect this type of restaurant to present itself."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Love being able to park and meet friends and business contacts in a good location for lunch. The mushroom soup and chop chop salad are regular favorites!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Seamed like the chef and others were more interested in the NCAA playoffs than us. It took over an hour to get served our meal and Amber, our great bar tender said it looked too small and sent it back. Many minutes more and the chef came out in a puff and said here are two orders. The bar staff was great, (Nicki, Amber) and the other servers were great. Amber went back several times to check on our orders and it was just very slow. We were there almost two hours for a dinner when they were not very busy!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My husband and I had a very enjoyable Monday evening at Palomino's. We had a window table overlooking the Square and were able to relax and chat with each other freely. The waitress was helpful, pleasant, and non-intrusive. We had sufficient time to enjoy our wine before dinner was served, and the steak and scallops were wonderful. We ended our meal with the "bag of donuts", one of our favorite desserts that we discovered first at Palomino's. This location is what fine dining is all about."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We needed a place that my parents and siblings could come and enjoy the evening of good food and fun. I needed to make sure that the price points was reasonable enough for my sister to bring her 2 teenagers along for dinner. I also needed to make sure there was food that they would enjoy eating other than a burger and fries. Everything fell into place and my spouse and I returned one week later with his mother while she was in town for a visit. My spouse and I are no strangers to this place. He and I enjoy dining at Palaminos!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed everything about Palomino. We had reservations before a show at the Aronoff Center and both the food and service were excellent. The only small issue we had was that we requested a table by the window but were seated in another section of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great way to start the night before a Broadway musical! Service/food was great and view overlooked fountain square. Thomas was our server for the night. He was awesome! Single dad and my five girls were out to see Wicked Saturday. Thomas was very polite and went out of his way to interact with my daughters. Making them them feel special for the night. I take my daughters out often an the norm is the server glazes over the girls and deals with me directly. Thomas managed them all very well! Thanks again Thomas!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food at a reasonable price. Special prices when you arrive before 6:30. Ate there two weeks in a row."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal, wonderful service, and it was the perfect spot before seeing a show at the Aronoff. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our service and food was excellent. It was a birthday celebration and the staff did a fantastic job of recognizing the birthday girl. As we left, the hostess even said "happy birthday"."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A table by the window, a great wine list and an extensive menu make Palomino's a great choice for any occasion. My occasion was a luncheon with a great group of friends and the experience was not disappointing. SInce we were having lunch, our party order 2 different salads and 2 different sandwiches. Unfortunately, I had to ask our server to check about my rotisserie roast beef sandwich as the kitchen left off the horseradish aioli, making it a bit dry. They brought me a side of the aioli without so much as apology for the error - that was slightly disappointing. None of the rest of my party had any complaints, only praise for a delicious meal, great location and an enjoyable afternoon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We dined pre-show at the Aronoff. The food was very good, yet pricey. Recommend for a special occasion, not a regular evening night out. We had some teens and a "tween" with us. The menu is varied, but leans heavily toward adult tastes."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "food is good, menu somewhat limited. the $25 per person dinner for 2 is really a good value. portion sizes are not always consistent; if you go there frequently, this is noticeable."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Very Romantic and loved the surroundings on fountain square."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I love coming to Palomino; the food is always good!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We decided on Saturday afternoon that we wanted to have a romantic dinner for our date night near our hotel. Palomino was literally within a 5 min walk, inside through the business center area, from the Netherland Plaza Hotel. We were able to easily get a reservation for 7:45pm and we booked it around 1:00pm. The wait staff was wonderful and the view of Fountain Square was incredible. The food was by far the best thing and blew us away by the quality of the food. The Lobster Mac and Cheese and Chicken Risotto were both incredible and filling, but not overly so. Definitely recommend for a romantic date night or even just a nice sit down dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Couldn't be better. Great food at a fair price. Ask for Cindy."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We loved our experience here! Great service, excellent food choices, and a pleasant atmosphere. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We came for dinner before the show. The food was delicious and the table was perfect. Our server, Nate Meyers was wonderful and accommodated our tight schedule. I requested a window seat and was so thankful because there was one left and it was ours! Great time, food, location and service! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I always love to go to Palamino. It is always consisent and a great place to go."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our waitress was fabulous. We were running late due to traffic. She managed to get us in and out on time, without making us feel rushed....with four courses! Wine list is top notch. We had a party of six, raves for the Scallops, Pork Loin and Salmon. Tiramisu and the little warm chocolate cake were also big hits. View, as always, adds a nice touch. They also offer the option of three courses before your show, and return afterwards for dessert and drinks. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Disappointed in this visit. Service was rather slow. Avoid table #79. We were seated there, in the middle of the room. Had people squeezing past to get into the room. Too bad. It was very nice on our previous visit. We were seated by the windows, our waiter and the food were excellent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We stopped in on our way to the wine festival. Our server was prompt and knowledgable. Our food was very good. Restaurant was very busy but not too loud. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Our experience could not have been better!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My two friends and I shared two appetizers-the pumpkin seed pesto and that hummus. Both were delicious! Our entress were equally good and the portions were neither skimpy nor overwhelming. The service was neither rushed nor slow and the place was very busy. Our only complaint was the noise level, but we were there on a Friday night and the place was packed. The noise level was certainly not the restaurant's fault. The menu had a very nice selection of meals to chose from for a variety of tastes and price ranges."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We go to Palomino's regularly because the food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the service is always outstanding. The view of Cincinnati's Fountain Square is also very nice. Tonight we had the smoked pork chop (from the special menu) and the lamb shank (from the regular menu) and they were both excellent."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were seated at 6:15 and promptly told the hostess that we had 7:30 show tickets a block away. Since they offer a theatre dinner until 6:30, we didn't think it would be a problem but she said, "so is everybody else here, so we'll try and do our best." After 5 minutes we still had no water and had not yet met a waitress even thought the table next to us was seated and waited on. Fast forward to 7:10, and dinner finally arrives, undercooked pizza and a well prepared pork shank. With no time to have the pizza finished, we stuffed the food in and bolted out the door and down the street. We won't be in a hurry to come back for a second try, there are too many restaurants in the neighborhood that will accommodate theatre-goers with a smile."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great eatery and the food is really good. Great view of fountain square too!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My daughter, my granddaughter, and I went to see Wicked. This was a great place to eat. It was close to the theater and the food was great. Our waitress was excellent and help make the whole evening perfect. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We came at 11 am for an early business lunch. Great seating overlooking Fountain Square, comfortable booth excellent for business conversation. Food was outstanding, service to match."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was better than expected, comparable to other restaurants in the area. service was impeccable"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "another great time eating at the bar with some of the best servers in the city."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was great, they knew we were running late for the show and did everything possible to get our order and food to us in time for us to make the show."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love this place... Great view...Great food... Great service... Consistant.."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had not been to restaurant in years but decided to give it a try again Was was very happy I did food was good service was great. Would definitely go back For another try, the selection I found was very good, and quality was very good. We were Going to theatre later that night and the staff seemed to care about our evening"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My favorite items on the dinner menu are the mushroom soup and paella. Love it! Lunch menu is great also! Palomino is a fun destination with outstanding food and friendly service. See you there!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014