Palomino - Los Angeles
Palomino - Los Angeles

Palomino - Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: 3102081960x
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
    DINING ROOM:
    Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
    BAR:
    Monday-Saturday 11am-12 midnight, Sunday 11am-11pm
    HAPPY HOUR:
    All Day, Every Day in the Bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Fernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us for specially-priced appetizers, our signature Palomino pizzas and flatbreads all day, every day in our lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner of Glendon & Lindbrook
  • Public Transit: City Metro Bus System
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $6 rate for Valet Parking.
A word from Palomino - Los Angeles
Palomino offers upbeat city dining featuring New World cuisine inspired by Old World cooking techniques. Located on the corner of Glendon & Lindbrook.

A comfortable place where striking surroundings magnify the metropolitan experience! Palomino is the perfect stop for a night out on the town or for quick drop in dining.
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Palomino - Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)good for groups (41)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (31)special occasion (31)vibrant bar scene (27)great for brunch (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Palomino is avery convenient restaurant in Westwood for UCLA events and in general to meet there. The food is reliable and tasty with an eclectic menu, so it should satisfy all kinds of preferences.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent service. Friendly service. Food is consistently mediocre at best. Not recommended for foodies.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal in Westwood
    Joecalifornia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had an excellent meal at this modern Italian restaurant in Westwood. Service was spotty, but that may have been our specific waiter, so I would definitely go again. My wife and I split a chopped salad, which was plenty big enough for 2 of us, then I had a salmon dish that was perfectly prepared. She had the Steak Frite which was also excellent. Atmosphere is modern, not stuffy. Prices are reasonable fr the area. Our meal, including 2 glasses of wine, the salad, and 2 meals - was $88 before the tip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Palomino is dependable, friendly. Everybody enjoys themselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Lunch
    Gigi
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A very positive dining experience. Our server was pleasant and very attentive. Food selection is varied and our choices were excellent. Portibello Mushroom soup was particularly good. Everything looked very good and tasted good. Lunch combination specials were a very nice way of having smaller portions but yet very satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SERVICE
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at Palomino, but this last visit was quite disappointing. A long wait before going to ask the manager if a server was going to be coming to our table. The manager finally came to our table to take our order and even after that, he service was extremely slow. The water that was poured during the meal was warm with no ice, and I had to ask for cold water. I had informed the waiter that it was a birthday celebration for my daughter and wife. Why they were in the restroom, the server brought two small scoops of vanilla ice cream with candles lit. The candles began to melt onto the ice cream before my wife and daughter returned to the table. I expected much better for the high prices and reputation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • you'll like this place
    Loris
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent & friendly service, great food and very quiet. this was my 5th or 6th time. Can't top it in Westwood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre at best
    LKAK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is so mediocre. The menu items don't come out the way that they are described. The crab and artichoke dip used to be so great- now it is watery and has big chunks of artichoke and hardly any crab. The caprese salad has baby greens tossed in dressing with poor quality tomatoes and hard mozzarella. Not how it is described on the menu. The pizza is okay- not great, though. We wish Palomino was better because we live in the neighborhood and would go more often. Every time we give it another chance, we are disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good spot for dinner
    CarolinesCats
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The bar was very noisy but the dinning room was quiet. We enjoyed our food and liked the wine they served. Since we went on a Wednesday the cost of bottles of wine were half price! We had an inexpensive Malbec that was good. Our fiends had never been to Palomino and they really enjoyed it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Birthday Lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My friend and I have made Palomino our 'in' spot at which we have been celebrating our respective birthdays for a number of years! We've never been disappointed and, as a result, keep returning year after year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My "go to" restaurant for business or birthday lunches, the Palomino never fails to deliver. The new lunch menu offers a kale salad with quinoa and grilled chicken, and was the perfectly healthy entrée salad for a summer day. Service was very good though the server failed to offer refills for our iced teas, but otherwise can't complain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch before the theater
    compcook
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our group of ladies had a delightful pre-theater Saturday lunch at Palomino. We had two gluten free people and one person with multiple food allergies. The server was bright, helpful and made sure to ask before offering another choice. She provided gluten free pizza crust bread as an alternative which we eagerly accepted. I've dined here recently pre-theater in the evenings, but wasn't as excited by the quality of the meal. This lunch seemed much better. I think they could kick it up a notch in the evening, but the Saturday luncheon chef was on his game!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bksncats
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fun atmosphere. Good food. Friendly service. When they heard it was my friend's birthday, they surprised her with a special dessert. Even the valets were welcoming and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pre theater choice
    JRGPRVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The menu was varied. The food was good and the proximity to the theater made it a good choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • power outage
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Right after we ordered our appetizers, the main circuit went out, no power, smoke started filling the dining room and we were advised to go. Disappointed because we had eaten here before.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Am I still in LA?
    lflspinstar
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I was surprised by a lot of things at Palomino. The office building look is very unexpected for LA, and especially for Westwood. The service was... interesting. I don't know if our server was new to the job or thought maybe he was serving someone famous or something, but he was VERY awkward about everything. Hesitant in everything he did, he half started to clear our appetizer plates then mumbled something and backed off. They sat there through the meal, empty, taking up space. He did this hesitation/mumbling thing a few times. It was a little confusing. Finally, the food looked like it should be amazing but then turned out to be pretty bland. Tasty, but nothing to go back for. For me, anyway. My friend liked what she got.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seasons52VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was so neglectful that it cancels out the positive food and ambiance. Sorry. This time it was really a miss.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good service
    malibugma
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Both my friend and I enjoyed our dining experience at Palomino. We took advantage of the dineLA prix-fixe three-course lunch offered by the restaurant and were not disappointed in the least. The food (salad, grilled salmon, creme brulee) was wonderful, seasoned just right, and the service was flawless. Our waiter was attentive, friendly, and had a nice sense of humor. We were enjoying the food and the nice relaxed ambience so much that we didn't realize that we were there a little over two hours until we were getting ready to leave. We never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not authentic Italian
    ItalianReal
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Palomino's food is just ok. It is definitely no where near authentic Italian. It is Americanized Italian food and not even that good in that category. The best thing was the tiramisu, which tasted nothing like tiramisu-- no coffee taste-- but was a good chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went for lunch before a show at the Geffen, and it was during DineLA restaurant week. The food & service were wonderful. The chef is outstanding & I would recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino
    karenb
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had been to the Palomino in San Francisco and the one in L.A. was just as good! Great food choices and happy hour prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service.
    CSA1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Two hours for lunch is far to slow during the week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Staff is friendly. Place is outdated, stale atmosphere, not good place for a date. Seems like a good place for seniors, family occasion or business lunch. Meatballs were good. Ordered Caprese salad, too much dressing and they used tons of mixed greens for some reason. Ordered short rib mushroom ravioli. They brought out the wrong dish. When I finally received the correct order the short rib was cold and the mushroom ravioli just didn't pair well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ZmanVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday Brunch was not the best. Very slow in getting food and order was not correct. Though I have liked the restaurant in the past was rather disappointed. Can not recommend for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    jrobinsonVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have eaten in this place several times and had a positive experience. This time we dod not. We split a Caprese salad that had almost no cheese and was over dressed. A "Blanco" pizza was tasteless. However, we may try again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service! Great food!
    Foodielove
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food, ambiance, and service was spectacular! They knew we had to get to the Geffen for a play and they accommodated our schedule and timing. We had such a great time before the performance, we decided to go back here for a couple more glasses of wine afterwards, and the bartender was fantastic! I definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palomino - Westwood
    Bryan
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Service was slow for a Sunday brunch and the restaurant was not busy at all. Food was mediocre and portions were disappointing. Restaurant itself was nice with its design and aesthetics but overall nothing compared to its sister restaurants such as Kincaid's or Skates.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch
    fred
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    been here many times forgot how good it is and the staff is frist rate, good food, great wine and beer list, be back again soon...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant near UCLA
    DAJ10
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Visiting Stein Eye Institute and needed a great easy place close for lunch. Mixed age group 24-90 years. Everyone enjoyed food and drink. Great light atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gigi
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our dinner was delicious and service was very good. Our waiter was very attendtive, greeted us when we were seated and asked for drink order. After a short time he came to take our orders - all were served in a timely manner and presentation was great. Nicoise salad looked and tasted delicious and four cheese penne was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near UCLA & not overrun w/students
    Worthit
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good restaurant to go to before seeing a show at Royce Hall
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've had both amazing meals and just good meals here, but I've never had a bad one. The food is always very good, and some times even better. The service is terrific. The bar is lively and exciting. It's a well-worth stop. Only thing to note, if you ask for your salmon medium it comes kind of well done, so maybe go for medium rare and send it back for a touch more if it's not right.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is awesome
    sm1lrs
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dont really write reviews but the food here was so good it merits it. In fact it was so good we went back the next night. Pork Loin, Lamb shank both superb and the crème brûlée is simply the best I have ever had - and I have had a few!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!
    TimOey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had brunch here for Father's day. The food was great, the service was great, and the restaurant layout and ambiance were very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    dejp
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A nice visit - we attended as a graduation celebration - restaurant accommodated finding us an earlier table than our reservation was booked for - all in all, a great time with very good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palomino was so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Come on Los Angeles -- I know we can do better than this! Palomino in Westwood at 6:30 with reservation for dinner on a Thursday night --- how can you mess that up. Palomino held to the reservation, but the service was so-so at best. Had to find someone to even serve us a first drink--- no one followed up with a dessert suggestion, no personality, and food was just okay.I walked out of there thinking -- Come on Los Angeles --- I know we can do better than this!
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  • end of lunch time service slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Like to go here b/c convenient but changes in dinner aren't to my liking so not my 1st choice for dinner. Like their lunch menu so still first choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good!
    garbaby
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I meet for lunch here about every 6 months and it is always great.....service is excellent on a lunch hour and servers very friendly. I had a new salmon dish in a skillet with quinoa, squash and orange slices....outstanding....I couldn't get enough!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shopperVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The ambiance here is lovely and comfortable. Our server arrived quickly and took our beverage orders. Bread arrived and we ordered entrees. Both entrees were excellent in quality and freshness. Our server did not check back as he should have but that did not mitigate our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant meeting place
    LikeDiningOut
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The menu is varied and this was a good meeting place for five longtime friends - not too noisy for conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 827 reviews are from the Palomino - Los Angeles reviews archive.