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
217 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)fit for foodies (89)good for groups (84)romantic (60)great for lunch (49)hot spot (32)notable wine list (29)great for outdoor dining (27)neighborhood gem (21)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (18)great for brunch (15)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (8)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • 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
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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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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!
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
  • foodie
    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.