Palomino - Indianapolis
Palomino - Indianapolis

Palomino - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: (317) 974-0400
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $30 & above).
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Open Thanksgiving, November 25th, from noon 'til 7pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Burris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available for groups of 20 guests or more. Complimentary Delivery within a two mile radius of the Circle Monument. Please contact Mariah Bennett, Marketing Specialist for details. 317.974.0400
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3179740400x
  • Special Events: All Day, Every Day Happy Hour from 11am-6pm and from 9pm-close.
    Wine-Down Wednesday- All bottles of wine are 1/2 price all day.
    Indianapolis Colt's Home Game Brunch

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Palomino - Indianapolis
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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Palomino - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
239 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)fit for foodies (103)good for groups (89)romantic (70)great for lunch (51)hot spot (37)notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (19)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • I would go there again
    Visitor
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very nice overall. However we were seated next to a very large table of guests. It was actually cramped. That part was unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was my first visit to Palomino's and I was blown away by the excellent food and incredible service! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Any Occassion, Always Great
    AKirkbride
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have been to Palomino many times for both business dinners in a group or one-on-one with a friend and am never disappointed. The regular menu is great and the specials are always reliably wonderful. The service is outstanding - even courteous when we are the last table in the place. I recommend Palomino to others and always my first choice for taking out of town business guests or special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    Ivebeeneverywhereman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place has disappointed, again. Service and food is fine Sun-Thurs. Fridays and Saturdays, the system breaks down...My Lamb Shank looked (and tasted) like it'd died of natural causes several weeks prior and then spent those days under warming lights. My wife's pasta side was similar in appearance - gummy with old, crusted-over Parmesan. My son's Steak Frites was OK but the steak was over done and thusly very dry. We visited on a Sat night at 7:30. The room was clearing out after its initial rush and was about 50% full. Service was spotty and food was a long time in coming. However, I've been in Palomino on off-nights and for lunches. Food and service has been very good, it's just that my weekend visits have always disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, great service
    JeffB
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is our 3rd visit to the Indianapolis downtown Palomino. We've had consistent delicious food and courteous pleasant prompt service. We are very happy with Palomino, and plan to revisit on a regular basis. My wife had the tilapia special, and I had the filet, with an appetizer of bruschetta that was the best bruschetta I've had in recent memory. As I said, very happy, plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having an off night
    Froggy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our reservation was honored on time on a busy Saturday evening but the usually friendly and attentive service staff was slow and distracted for some reason. Our favorite salad for years was no longer on the menu. I ordered a new item, pork osso buco, form the daily specials menu expecting it to be a generous portion of typically fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy. There was less than 4 ounces of dry meat that was overcooked at best, and served leftover at worst. Overall, it was an acceptable dinner experience but not what I have grown to expect at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic service & atmosphere
    DoubleD
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife's birthday to celebrate. We arrived and were seated promptly to a very cozy table. Our waitress was extremely professional, polite and very accommodating. She knew the menu and her choices were spot on. It was a wonderful evening and experience. The food was remarkable as always and highly recommend Palomino to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tip Top in Every Way
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We are regular Palomino customers and this meal and service is why. Outstanding scallops, juicy chicken under a brick, rich pasta, half price bottles of wine on Weds and an outstanding server. She was knowledgeable and helpful and attentive. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food at the Palomino was excellent. Unfortunately, the service was incredibly slow. If our waitress had been over run with tables I would have understood. Sadly, she was not. However, the rumors are true. The food is amazing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It had been over a year since we had been to Palomino. It was just as fabulous as I had remembered. The menu was trendy and fall focused. The atmosphere was busy yet relaxing. We had a fabulous dinner - started off with their "not on the menu" Gorgonzola Cheese Fries, followed by the Tilapia special and ended the evening with the amazing Banana Bread Pudding. I would highly recommend trying Palomino if you haven't - and if you have, go again! It never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great All Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service was top notch and the food was great! It was our first time trying the Palomino, and we will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great Service and food. Worked out great for our group. Every member of our party (7) remarked on the quality of the food and service. Thanks L
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Catrina
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The asiago almond crusted scallops were wonderful. Nice wine selections. Excellent waitstaff. Our group of five have dined at Palomino's several times over several years and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for Pre-Theater
    robertbaker
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    MY wife and I ate at Palomino and then went over to the Indianapolis Symphony for a concert. My wife is gluten-intolerant and our waiter was able to provide some gluten free pizza crust to snack on before our appetizers and entrees. The food was prepared the way we like. We had a 6:15 reservation, were seated immediately and had our bill paid in enough time to walk over to the Symphony. My wife had a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good location and seafood
    Larry
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoyed the salmon and tilapia dishes along with the extensive wine list. We would recommend!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ate before Fleetwood Mac Concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We told waitress that we needed to be out in time to walk to the concert. Service was good and food was even better. There were 4 of us. Only complaint was we had the first table with lots of commotion around us. Pretty loud too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a good choice
    Indy4
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I like Palomino very much. The food is always fresh and innovative and you can always find something delicious. It's a great place to go before a game or a concert. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Colts Brunch
    SnootyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Bar was slow, kitchen was slow as we were trying to head to the Colts game. Our server was excellent. Portions for the price were small... Bloody Mary bar is a great idea!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pattVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The bruchetta appetizer was outstanding. Scallop entrée was good but had too much breading.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your time or money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were seated promptly. Our waiter flew by saying he'd be right with us...10 minutes later, still no water, no bread, no waiter. Waiter shows up about 5 minutes later. We commented on how long it took - he apologized saying they were busy. OK, they were busy, but it appeared as though the waiter to table ratio was pretty high. We decided to order drinks & dinner together. Another 15 minutes before we saw our drinks. Dinner came after a reasonable time...unfortunately, it was nothing special. Sounded good on the menu, but boring & bland (the highly recommended burger & the "oh one of the best items on the menu" scallops). We remembered too late that this is not the 1st time we've had a bad experience...we will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dinner yet at Palomino's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My friend and I had dinner after our theater date and arrived at 6:45 pm, right on time for our reservations. We were promptly seated. The place was packed with a lot of people waiting, so reservations were definitely smart. There was a table of 20 next to us so our waitress was sure to get our two orders in before that table's so we didn't have to wait overly long for our food. The salads and entrees--salmon and shrimp scampi---were the best we've ever had there. The carrot cake was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as remembered
    Horselover373
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were at Palomino 25 years ago and loved it. We especially went crazy for their mushroom soup. It was a pleasure to find that the soup was as good as we remembered it and the service and overall ambiance was better than before. We would highly recommend going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I believe her name was Ashley. She was SO kind. We had 3 generations of women in our family dining together for a special treat, and she was fun, informative, helpful, and accommodating. She's a treasure. A mistake was made with our take-home box, and she made sure my daughter had a full box to take home. A wonderful server makes all the difference when dining out. Ashley was just that for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    It was my wife's birthday this was communicated in my reservation. And 3/4 through our meal o asked the waitress if she knew this. No, she did not. Got a nice desert. The food was ok. My salmon and shrimp scampi had 2 very small shrimp. 2? Really? The salmon was good. My wife's meal was good.
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  • nice
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    our experience was nice. Our waitress was good and knowledgable, but the service itself seem to be kinda slow - dessert particularly. The couple behind us was seated, eat and left ALL in our time while sitting there. I'm not sure what all they got, but again, our service seems a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had one of the best waiters at Palomino ever (John). We like eating here for special occasions and they never disappoint. Food and service were just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening
    foodie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We returned to Palomino to celebrate my wife's 65th birthday after having a wonderful anniversary celebration just the month before this time the food was again outstanding and staff very attentive but not even one mention of her birthday during our anniversary dinner every staff person mentioned our occasion and even offered a complimentary toast. I still enjoyed the meal but it was a different experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Luvglam7
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We love to go here whenever in town. Have been here mostly for lunch but has an excellent dinner menu also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    PapaBear
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had excellent service at Palomino. The ahi was good, mahi was fine, and the creme brûlée was very good. It was disappointing with the restaurant only 1/3 full that the maitre'd would not move our table when we asked, so that we could be on the window, especially considering the fact we were there for 1 1/2 hours and the window tables never filled; along with the fact our bill for 2 people was north of $100. She should have been more respectable when we had reservations and asked for a nicer table. It will affect whether we eat there again before attending a social affair downtown.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown dining
    food4flight
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good Food & Good Times were had by all with our party coming together from SF, Florida and Carmel.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good birthday dinner
    SablebDay
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had not been there for a long time. But enjoyed getting back to the place. And will think of it for future family dinners great ambience nice location liked it a lot all the best
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    blansetteVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the food was great and they let us order the garlic and flatbread app from the dinner menu :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely lunch
    IndyCg
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We wanted to honor a colleague's 25th work anniversary, and Palomino was the perfect setting. Our group was seated immediately and received the food quickly. The food, including calamari, pasta, soups, salads and sandwiches, was delicious. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time in Indy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everyone in the city was incredibly friendly, and Palomino staff were too. Great food. Hint: catch them on half-price-wine Wednesdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Angel9
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I enjoyed my recent birthday lunch with my father the other day. I found the atmosphere very elegant and pleasant. Our food was very delicious, including the sinful dessert. The signature Bloody Mary coctail was very good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Jeff the manager and he and his staff is the reason we dine there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noblepersian
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not as good as other Palomino's I've been to. Entree pricey for the relatively mediocre food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    jperk1819
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    On business for lunch, good enough to head back for dinner
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service a little weak
    Indyvisitor
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Visiting Indiana for the summer, this was our one night out in Indy. After drinks and shrimp cocktail at St Elmo's, we had a 7pm reservation at Palomino's. Everything about the food was delicious. Fiancé w had smoked prime rib. It was cooked to perfection and delicious! My sea scallops were lightly coated with finely crushed almonds and asiago cheese. Absolutely wonderful although portion could have been larger! The Wed night half-priced bottle of wine was also excellent. Now the problem......our appetizer our was forgotten by our waiter and our dinner came in 10 mins....not exactly the leisurely romantic dinner we were hoping for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soup can't be beat !
    nelleVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    If you are a lover of mushrooms...Palomino's mushroom soup cannot be beat in my opinion. The rest of the food is fabulous also. Wonderful service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate