Palomino - Indianapolis
The Mother's Day brunch hasThe Mother's Day brunch has become a family tradition, not only for the food, but the excellent service. Never felt hurried even though the tables were full the whole time we were there. I would definitely recommend Palomino.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA special evening outWe met an old friend that we hadn't seen in 10 years there on Mother's Day evening. We were seated right away. We spent 3 hours catching up while enjoying a wonderful dinner. Our waiter was excellent and seemed to know how to give us just long enough pauses between visits. The evening was great. The food was of outstanding quality. The service was professional. Our experience was great, I hope yours is too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality of food, serviceThe quality of food, service and atmosphere has been above average in all of my experiences with this restaurant. We look to go here for special occasions as well as casual family dining and business events.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had 8 people for Mother'sWe had 8 people for Mother's Day brunch, ages ranged from teens to seniors. Our meals covered breakfast, sandwiches, salads and lunch entrees. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We also ordered dessert and a bottle of wine.Again, satisfied. The noise level and ambience were comfortable. We could visit and have fun without disturbing others. The wait staff was great. They were friendly and attentive but not hovering.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb flavorful renditionSuperb flavorful rendition of Pork Saltimbocca. Excellent prosciutto. Spinach and side pasta very good. Excellent Pecan-crusted Cod. The fish retained good texture and flavor; shows that a basic fish prepared properly becomes very good fish. The chef is smart enough to know that a "crusting" does not just mean a token coating of nut dust; it means significant application of quality crushed pecans in this case. Service which started well slowed a bit when a neighboring table of at least eight gentlemen apparently asked the server to describe the entire menu. Wine list good. Atmosphere very good. I'm not local, but I would return when in Indianapolis.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stopped here for Mother'sWe stopped here for Mother's Day. Exceptional food and service. I enjoyed the cod rolled in ground up pistachio nuts and spouse ordered the scallops. Best scallops around. Comfortable setting and atmosphere. We have come here many times and have never been disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionMy girlfriend and I went for a special occasion. The atmosphere is conducive for Intemate conversation and a quiet evening. Our server was prompt and pleasantly conversational throughout the service. Reasonably priced for outstanding food. I highly recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduationI had reservations after college graduation here and everything was perfect! They allowed us to bring in an outside decorated cake. Plus the wait staff was very friendly and attentive.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to place for good food /servicePalamino's is consistent. Food is always good. They have their forte, they stick to it and do it well. Service has been good, but this time was excellent.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!Every dish I have ever tried here is delicious. Nice variety on the menu. Good portion size. Most recently had the Asiago Scallops. Melt in your mouth!! The staff is knowledgable and friendly; never obtrusive. Always one of my favorite places.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA downtown Indy FavoriteI love Palomino! The food and drinks are very good. The location downtown is great, right in the center of things. This place is definitely one of my favorites. The lunch combos are fantastic and the sizes are just right for indulging in pasta favorites without being over-stuffed!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AM50th Birthday DinnerMy sister and I took my mom to dinner here for her 50th birthday. I researched the menu ahead of time and had heard many raves about the roasted garlic appetizer from friends. We went on a weeknight so the dining room was quiet and relaxing. We had a great waiter that helped my mom with the perfect wine selection and kept the meal going at our pace. We had the garlic appetizer and for entrees the lamb & the grilled prawns with mushroom risotto. Everything was amazing! The risotto was flavorful and comforting and the lamb my sister ordered was well-cooked and delicious. We had cake waiting at home so we didn't order dessert but still the waiter brought out a small creme brulee for the three of us to share, free of charge.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Downtown Indy RestaurantHave been here many times before and will definitely go back. Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good place in downtown Indy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as I remember!Hadn't been to Palomino for years, but service and food were as good as I'd remembered. I wish I could remember our waiter's name...he was terrific! Maytag chopped salads were amazing and maybe best of the meal, tho grilled shrimp and paella with scallops were very good , too. Thanks to the greeters and our waiter for treating us to a nice dessert in honor of our anniversary ... Nice touch! Ambience lacks a bit as the restaurant is so large and so loud, but it didn't keep us from enjoying our meal.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service & FoodWe were in town for the Mini Marathon & had a GREAT experience at Palomino. The food was excellent and the service was even better!! I highly recommend this place to everyone!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPalamino for GraduationWe were headed to Graduation at Indiana University. Took our graduate. Timofee (SP?) our waiter was excellent. Helped us pick our dinners, suggested great drinks, was attentive and very personable. Great time had by all. Food was good, restaurant attentive and a great place.!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Food, Good ServiceI came with a group during a conference and though it was a packed night and we made reservations we had to wait a bit. The hostess was very cordial and made sure to update us periodoically when our table would be ready - we probably waited for 15 minutes. So from the beginning the staff was friendly and accomodating. The food was great and not your typical Caesar salad and some sort of meat with grilled veggies and mash. I had the maple chicken salad and it was amazing - unique and different flavors complimenting each other so tastefully! The rest of my group had plates that they all really enjoyed also. For dessert we shared the donuts with nutella - sounds good but not the best. Overall we loved it. Waiter was fantastic as well :)5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service!Was here on a Thursday evening - really enjoyed the white sangria - others at the table had some lovely looking cocktails as well. Food was delicious and the waiter did a great job of taking care of us and making recommendations on the menu. Will be back here again when I am back in Indy.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW!I REALLY liked it. We were asked for water 3 times while waiting for our dates to park the car... They REALLY care for the customer!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPalomino Indy was a very pleasantPalomino Indy was a very pleasant dinner experience. The menu is interesting, the food very good and the staff and service excellent. Highly recommended for upscale casual dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I split twoMy husband and I split two meals, and they brought it out split up for us. Very nice touch! Food was amazing!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience there as a group from work. A couple of our steaks were not cooked how we wanted to them to be cooked, but they were still really tasty! I definitely recommend Palomino!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceWe eat at the Palomino every year while in town for business. The food is consistently great and the service is always spot on.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable upscale meals ableReliable upscale meals able to handle large groups . Food was very good.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service & delicious foodWe went for lunch and our waiter was very helpful in offering options and specials. He was very patient with all the questions and time it took to reach our dining decisions. The food was also very good. We were able to carry on our conversation while eating, so I recommend Palomino as a place to meet up with friends you haven't seen in awhile.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphereThis will be our place for our birthdays and anniversaries. The food and atmosphere is classy. Your greeted with a smile as you enter. To me your treated as their only customer. Attention detail is outstanding. Our waitress Tina O. was wonderful in helping us celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. Just the whole experience makes you want to come back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love PalominoGreat atmosphere and service as usual. We liked the smaller portions in the meals from the small menu. Dan our server was a very enthusiastic and knowledgable waiter, but a little busy. I've always loved the mushroom soup but someone seems to have tinkered with the recipe -- why all the non-mushroom ingredients? Why fix something that was not broken.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem--take clients thereWell run, executive chef is inspired with ingredients and prep yet not esoteric. Flavors and textures well balanced but not routine. Good place to take clients due to exceptional service and good setting.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI didn't get our server'sI didn't get our server's name (male) but he was fabulous and so patient and helpful! Awesome job.
I'd suggest they could work on their wine list providing more variety of some bottles of red in the $40-60 range.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIndianapolis must goThis is a gem in the heart of fine restaurants in Indianapolis. High level service with knowledgeable waiters on the details of each dish. Very nice wine selection.
It is a place to 'see' and be 'seen' if you desire.
Always a superb fish selection. The pistachio cod was robust with flavor.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great Easter SundayWe had a great Easter Sunday brunch with tasty dishes not usually on the menu. My crabmeat crepes were delicious, with lots of crabmeat. A friend loved his favorite asiago-crusted tilapia, and my son said the prime rib with eggs was excellent and perfectly cooked. We split the donuts for dessert; some cinnamon sugar for them instead of mascarpone and nutella would be a good addition. Another lovely meal!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI had grilled salmon & prawnI had grilled salmon & prawn scampi, which was amazing. My husband had the cod special with a lemon buerre blanc sauce. Portions were just right and everything was perfectly prepared. Amazing food and service for such a reasonable price.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked the raised seatingWe liked the raised seating area. The Cod on the special list was excellent. Chicken could have been more done.We liked the atmosphere. Even though we liked the atmosphere it was a little dark to read the menu. Maybe a little candle on the table would help.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are from out-of-town, cameWe are from out-of-town, came across Palomino's when alternative plans nearby fell through...And what a discovery it was! We loved the ambiance, the lighting that allowed for intimacy with those at your table (not the whole restaurant). The service was wonderful and encouraged experimenting with certain dishes because they were knowledgeable of the menu. We first visited about a month ago, and we were back in town this past Saturday and Palomino's was the first restaurant to enter our minds! M & T Bennett3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingAmazing food and service. Amy was very knowledgeable and assisted me in selecting the right entree for my diet restrictions.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treat! We were referredWhat a treat! We were referred by a friend and the wait staff was outstanding, loved our waiter he was there when needed and never too much. had great knowledge of the menu and made lots of suggestions. The calamari was the best I've ever had. I ordered the chefs special of grilled salmon and prawns.. although very good, it wasn't great. the prawns were over done and tasted a bit too chard. Def! will go back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGet place, great food, greatGet place, great food, great service. Very expensive, but you get what you pay for.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location in downtownGreat location in downtown Indianapolis. Close to sporting events, shopping. Big dining room, can get noisy in some spots. Food is reliably good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very good experience,Overall a very good experience, but the bar was out of the beer I originally wanted, was running low on several entrees and was out of the dessert I wanted to order. I would understand running out of entrees and desserts on a quiet weeknight, but on a Saturday night? The entree I did order was excellent, as were the entrees of my dining companions, and other than the unfortunate beer and dessert issues it was a very good dining experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMost enjoyable part weekend getawayOur waiter was wonderful and the good was excellent. It was a special night with my adult daughters and everyone raved about the food. Thankyou! Will be coming back soon, I am sure!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis retaurant is one of myThis retaurant is one of my favorites! service is awesome, love the atmosphere, and the crabs cake are wonderful(another favorite)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. We wereGreat experience. We were celebrating a birthday. The service was exceptional and professional. Our food was excellent, and the lunch "pick 2" lunch was a great value. Fine dining experience for a reasonable price. The mushroom soup continues to be paricularly good. The creme brule was among the best that I've had. Overall highly recommend for a special lunch at a reasonable moderate price.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM