Palomino - Indianapolis
Palomino - Indianapolis
  • Address:
    49 West Maryland Street
    Circle Center Mall #189
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Indy
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Palomino - Indianapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: 3179740400x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Palomino - Indianapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)good for groups (75)fit for foodies (67)romantic (65)great for lunch (44)hot spot (26)great for outdoor dining (26)notable wine list (25)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (14)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service a little weak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palomino - Indy downtown
    newcreation26
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great place to eat before an event. Everyone in our party of four enjoyed the food. Our server was friendlly and attentive, yet didn't hover.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server Molly
    McLlocks
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Molly made it a perfect reunion for us! Smart, efficient, knowledgeable and patient. Great round table. She had to make a lot of trips. Always courteous. Great food too. Salmon foodie loved his wild caught. Nice bread dip too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun on a football weekend
    Rich
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As reviewed above, everything was very good and the service was very friendly and attentive Nice--
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barbie113
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I treated a friend to her birthday lunch there, and we were both pleased with the food, service, etc...especially the complimentary birthday dessert--tiramisu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Choice in Downtown Indy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed Palomino for a business dinner. Food, service, and ambiance was good. Good atmosphere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit disappointing this time
    EGFJVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Palomino is our "go to" restaurant...we come about once/month with a small group. All agreed it just wasn't quite as good this time. Side dishes cold; broccoli overcooked to limp, water glasses never refilled in almost 2 hours. Waitress tried but perhaps was overseated....we will be back but hope this isn't going to be typical
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor
    Saute4uVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food, service, and presentation we are truly enjoying the pick two and the crab dip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    Travelingfoodies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our meals were freshly prepared and attractively presented. Service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a very enjoyable dining experience at Palomino - good food, outstanding service and a very pleasant atmosphere. Enjoyed it so much we went back the following evening!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good, however, the service was odd. If you were a young couple, you received better service than 2 middle aged women. An explanation of the menu, specials and the restaurant are offered to several younger couples around us. We were greeted and asked about what we wanted to order; no explanation or offer of the specials. I find this odd as this is a moderately priced restaurant of which my sister and I can well afford, but wonder if the younger crowd can. Also, I am of the opinion that people of our age tip much better, alas, not in this case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of attention to details
    Downtowndiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Chose this long favorit of ours for my Birthday dinner. Upon seating I realized that the booth seat had a significant wear-related tear in it which while not really a big issue for me is not what I would expect to see during a fine dinning experience. Waitress seemed busy with a number of tables so it took a bit of time but nothing to lengthy. The big disapointment was that I ordered a prime rib w/prawns special and the entire plate was delivered cold and looky rather tired. The first thing it tried was the prawn and it was very disappointing and tough to eat. Then I tried a bite fo the prime rib and it was not even a bit warm. IT was tough and chewy and clearly not what I have come to expect from Palomino's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as it once was
    Christina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food quality was not very good. We had a large group and the service was great! Just wish the food taste better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent and we were seated right away. Our waitress was outstanding and even took our picture as we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner option
    nearbynorthsider
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great restaurant with excellent location right near the downtown area. Reasonable prices and great service. I had prime rib with prawns which was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great evening! Service was excellent. Everyone was friendly, attentive made our anniversary dinner special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devour Downtown
    foodie2food
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I finally made it to Palomino Restaurant and I had a wonderful dinner. The experience was nice. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devour Indy 2014
    DevourIndy2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food choice and menu was great. Always wanted to try this restaurant but never was able to until the Devour this weekend. Loved the food choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outstanding experience! Employees were all smiles and friendly. Food was great with a expansive menu. Very romantic!! Great first date that we will always remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    foodluv
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went during Devour Downtown. The food was wonderful and the service was also. Too expensive for us normally.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date place
    Jamie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I have been to Palomino about 6-7 times, usually as our nice "date night" restaurant. The atmosphere is romantic and upscale, and every dish we have tried has been simply outstanding. The sherry mushroom soup is quite frankly the best soup to be found. The steak dishes are cooked to perfection and the tiramisu has to be imported from Italy! The manager and staff assure that your experience is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tryinoutfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We came for devour downtown. I love that the menu options included a glass of wine! Great touch! Good was excellent, and our server was fantastic! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was very good as usual and our waitress very friendly and knowledgeable too. However the place looks the same as when I came when it first opened. It needs a makeover- just a change or update and maybe a little lighter! All at my table agreed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food and the service were good and our waiter was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I would like to enjoy Palomino. We've been there several times. Every time is similar. Food is just ok. Service is just ok. I will not be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for Special Occasion!
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our Birthdays and they made it a very enjoyable evening! They sat us by the window like I requested and our waiter was wonderful. We had not been there before for dinner and after enjoying the food we were in agreement that we would be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ruined our 25th wedding anniversary
    TomJ
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Night started great at the bar and was seated shortly before our reservation. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Appetizers came out and were very good. However, that is the last of the compliments. Took forever for our dinners to arrive. Our waiter was nowhere to be found. Then, when we did receive dinner, our dinners arrived before our soups. When I mentioned this to the server, he stated that he would put our dinners back in the window and bring our soups. I requested that the dinners be remade because I did not want them sitting in the window getting cold and dried out. Our soups arrived shortly after and then our dinners arrived shortly after we had finished our soups. As expected, the dinners came back cold.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    pjdiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very good but that particular night service was slow and we were seated by loud, wild children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    EatingIndy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Palomino is a great place to eat at with amazing food and atmosphere perfect for couples, families, and/or friends. I hope to go back sometime in a near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scrumptious Devour Downtown meal!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The prime rib and shrimp Devour Downtown offering was delicious as was the tiramisu!! A glass of wine is included with the meal for $35. The restaurant was crowded but we were in the back and it was a great place to enjoy a leisurely delectable meal!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The prime rib, mashed potatoes & mango lemonade were excellent. The fresh green beans were cooked al dente. None of us at the table ate them because they were too hard to cut & eat. They needed to be cooked a little longer. A lot of restaurants cook them al dente but they are always too hard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LizL
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service was excellent! We will be back. I recommend especially for special occasions. As the restaurant was pretty full it was noisy. Loved the food selections.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service and quality of food continues to be excellent - even during a rush period prior to an evening Colts Football Game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Devour Downtown - Great Option
    RubyCou
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I found Palomino's absolutely delightful. The Wait staff were completely attentive and pleasant. The selections for Devour Downtown were outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed the Prime Rib & Prawns!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress code
    Kjsayers
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I are only in our 30's but act like our parents at times. I would expect when you go to a nice restaurant not to see baseball hats and football jerseys. It's not like we were dressed in a suit and evening gown but come on. The food was good and so was the service. Probably will not repeat. Not cause the food was bad or service was bad. Just expected alittle more
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent lunch
    Funinindy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food, good service great experience. We went for the devour downtown promotion and it was an excellent experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Chicken Parmesean
    NBAfan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I decided to try the Devour Downtown menu. I thought it would've been quick and easy. But no. This place made me think everybody else must be freezing theirs. That's how good it was.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very quiet on the evening we were there (Thursday) which was great for us to be able to have a conversation. Good menu and our meals were served hot - food was delicious. I had the Tomato-Basil Bruschetta or an appetizer-must be the best bruschetta I have ever had. Our server was polite and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.