Palomino - Los Angeles
Love Palomino Westwood!Great food and service as ALWAYS from Palomino Westwood and my very favorite restaurant in Westwood.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousI ordered the special which was an Alaskan rare salmon that was a beautiful reddish color and it literally melted in my mouth. Outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pizzas.The chicken and spinach pizza is fantastic and their salmon special was very well cooked. Would go again.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentI have dined at Palomino every few months since it opened. The selection is varied and the fish is excellent. I have always experienced high-quality and friendly service5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI find Palomino a great lunchI find Palomino a great lunch option both for a casual bite with friends or a professional lunch when in Westwood. Combination lunches (soup/salad/sandwiches) are a great value and quality food. My only objection is the $6 parking, when Napa Valley Grill, across the street, is only $4 for diners.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat chicken salad.The maple chicken salad was great as was the Dover sole with crab. Also liked the calamari.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful dining experienceWe dined at Palomino for Mother's Day and it was just as great as the other times we've dined there. They had a special brunch menu as well as their normal dinner menu. The Bellini bar option was wonderful too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to have dinnerGreat place to have dinner before going to a show at the Geffen Playhouse5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere but Palomino in Westwood?I have been a regular client of Palomino Westwood for many years and every visit brings wonderful food and service. However, my last visit, Sunday, 5/5/12, Cinco De Mayo, brought one of the best meals I have had there: Steak, Prawn, Crab, prepared in a fashion that was not only fresh, but absolutely fantastic. I followed my meal with the gorgeous bread pudding. I can hardly wait to return HOME to Palomino, Westwood.
Palomino will always be "special" to me as when I formally retired from UCLA fall 2011 my faculty gave me a dinner there which was not only the best in food and service, but the exact place I wanted to remember my UCLA evenings after work. Thus, I look forward every time I return there.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty -- if only there were moreWe love this place, and the food is really good, but the portions are very small for the price. A seafood louie should have more than two shrimp and a very small lump of crabmeat. BTW -- if you have tickets to the Geffen, you can park for free and get a free dessert when you eat at Palomino. One of the best deals in town, and makes for a very nice walk after a meal and a show.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pizza/wonderful servicePalomino's thin, crispy crust pizza may well be my new favorite. Lots of delicious combinations plus excellent salads and an interesting wine list. Our server was helpful but not intrusive. You can have a much fancier meal at Palomino and it's probably equally good. But the pizza will bring me back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEasy Evening OutThe food was prepared and presented in a manner fit for foodies, though the quality did not quite meet that label. Delicious, fresh, and nicely proportioned, the food was ample without being excessive. It was a Sunday evening, so they may have been short staffed, and the service was lagging. There was only one server for an entire dining area.
Grilled artichoke appetizer was filling, well cooked, and the dipping sauce was superb. Our guest had the mini wedge which was an artful presentation of 3 bib lettuce "wedges" chock full of blue cheese, bacon, and onion crinkles. Maple Salmon special was delicious, though the mashed potatoes were a bit heavy.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a celebrationOur group of 6 celebrated a special occasion at lunch. The atmosphere is lovely, elegant without feeling stuffy. The large windows give a pleasant light and openness to the restaurant. Everyone was very happy with their food, and there are several dishes that are reasonably priced. I particularly loved my grilled chicken salad with walnut encrusted bleu cheese. It was delicious! I will have a hard time returning w/out ordering the same thing. The service was friendly and very good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Westwood hangout forGreat Westwood hangout for sophisticated grad students who don't wish to be bothered by newly-turned 21 year olds...4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBack again,should have been soonerHad a really nice birthday dinner with a complimentary dessert (others have charged for this including Roy's). We were certain to sit far enough away from the energetic bar scene to have a quiet relaxed early pre-concert dinner. Had not been there for a while and had forgotten how pleasant it was. A pretty good value as well with iexpensive crkage fee of $13.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner spot before goingGreat dinner spot before going to the Geffen Theater.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMPalomino is always consistentPalomino is always consistent regarding food and great service! We love going there for lunch, but have never had the chance to try them for dinner.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go often as we usuallyWe go often as we usually see a play at The Geffen afterwards. Perfect location and very accommodating. Food delicious4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYou're experience dependsYou're experience depends on where you decide to sit. Sitting in the bar/happy hour area provides a very different experience from that of sitting in the dining room.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRide on Over for a Romantic DinnerBeautiful dinning room with live music! The food was so good and sitting at one of the oversized windows - extremely enjoyable time!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendlyFriendly from the front door through the dinner service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service madeGreat food and service made the experience so enjoyable3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful restaurantThis is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food and outstanding service!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for our monthly familyNice for our monthly family reunion, excellent food, great service, valet parking madfe it even better, let them do the work,. enjoy!!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. Our serverFood was excellent. Our server was in training and didn't have the answers and brought the veteran waiter. Both had terrific attitude. The bar was lively. Receptionist was welcoming but the guy who brought us to the table need a personality realignment, should not be at that job.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM