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Palomino - San Francisco
Palomino - San Francisco
  • Address:
    345 Spear St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Palomino - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: (415) 512-7400
  • Hours of Operation: WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
    Lunch DAILY: 11:00am 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm and Sunday 4:30pm-9pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm
    Bloody Mary Bar: Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, European
  • Executive Chef: Kristela Mendoza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Palomino can host 8 to 30 people with pre-selected menus for parties of 12 or more. Special accommodations can be made, please inquire.
  • Private Party Contact: Palomino San Francisco (415) 512-7400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom
  • Public Transit: Muni N Line - Folsom Station/
    BART Embarcadero
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Hills Plaza Garage: weekdays: park in the garage between 11am and 2pm to get $2 rate for 3 hours. Park in the garage after 5pm to get 3 hours free! Weekend: 3 hours free any time. Street parking also available.
A word from Palomino - San Francisco
Palomino has a spirited and upbeat atmosphere. They offer Pacific European fare of Rotisserie grilled meats and seafood. Palomino has a STELLAR view of the bay bridge and a fantastic outdoor patio!!

***Please note the patio and lounge are all open seating after 3pm. Reservations are for the dining room only.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was acceptable. The drinks were really good. This is not a place for gourmets. But the ambiance is upscale. Good for Happy Hour. The service was very accomodating and attentive even though it was crowded on a Saturday night when the two of us went for a early dinner at 6:45 p.m."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were a party of four with plenty of time to enjoy lunch. We had a very attentive and knowledgeable server (Jessie) and all of our selections were great. We will keep going back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our service and food. My son explained to our waiter that he had a plane to catch and needed to be done with our meal in a certain time and that was accommodated. It a great place to bring out-of town visitors because of view, location and eating outside on a sunny day, not mention validated parking."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We are new to San Francisco, and live on 1st Street. This was a great walkable experience, and will become one of our "go-to" spots. The atmosphere was vibrant, and the food was great. Very casual, but the service was of the caliber of a much higher end restaurant."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A dependable restaurant and bar near Harrison and Spear Streets. Great outdoor dining with views of the Bay Bridge."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "...because our reservation is always honored, our request for window table is usually honored, the service is attentive and the food is well prepared and delicious. However, because of scheduled events, we are almost exclusively at Palomino on a Wednesday at an early dining hour - 5:30 p.m. - and are usually on our way out by 7:30. The bar gets very crowded and loud later on (looks like fun) and the dining room full so whether I would be able to make the same comments if we dined later in the evening, I don't know. I hope so! Validated parking is a huge +."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed great paella, chicken Parmesan and scallops. Mojito was very tasty!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We made a reservation in advance, but our food still took an hour to get to us. Way too long for lunch during the work week. Have to get back to work and to meetings. I think there are better places in the area."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "i brought my kiddos and i thought it might be stuffy for them but, the staff was welcoming. Our waitress was a gem and she took good care of us. She suggested a very good wine for me and my entree was excellent! the kiddos were satisfied with non-other than pizza and mac-n-cheese and making a little fuss but, all was well. Will go again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The place is overall nice and has a nice view over the bay bridge if you go there at night. It is quite overprice though. Food was just okay and very very small portions. Two people with two mojitos gets you around $100. Also food took almost 1 hour to get to the table. Will go there again to try the happy hour but certainly not for dining. The service level was also medium. Very friendly waitress but had to wait very long until being able to get her attention. At the end she asks if we want to check the dessert menu, I say yes and after a very long time she comes back... with the check... Needless to say, we skipped dessert."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Fabulous view of the Bay Bridge. Delicious Food. Lively Atmosphere"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service was good, the atmosphere was surprisingly quiet considering the bar not far away and the view is amazing. However, for the price, the food was ordinary, from the cocktails to the lamb."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I love Palomino! Gorgeous view of the bay and the food is superb. The artichoke and spinach dip held us over until out entrees and witnessing other's joyous celebrations made my night. I highly recommend the steak frites with the smoked aioli sauce as a substitute for the honey mustard."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We has an awesome view of the bay bridge lights and wonderful service... very attentive and friendly. Has an awesome Tuscan filet. Artichoke dip was good but very small portion. I would return!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I know these are hard times, but there are very few selection on the menu. No steak, mostly chicken, pizza, pasta, some seafood. My favorite is the Crab Artichoke Dip, i order this every time I come here. My coworker and I had the Seafood and Artichoke Pasta. The prawns and scallops were dry and the pasta had no taste. We had the Salmon special a while ago and it was also very dry. Not sure if the cook was trying to make sure the food was fully cooked. But I had better seafood elsewhere. I'm hoping to come back but will only be for their Happy Hour."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I went back with a friend after having had brunch at Palomino a couple weeks earlier with several people. I ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict (truly excellent!), but listened all through my meal to the guy next to me who had ordered the Crème Brulle French Toast and who kept repeating, "I can't tell you how good this is." That was enough to get me back a couple of weekends later with a friend. We both ordered the CB French Toast and we were hooked. The staff were exceptional, as well: friendly, responsive and helpful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "When looking for restaurants for dinner out of town, we always want a place with a great view and vibrant atmosphere. Good food and wine is a plus. Palomino fills the bill. Interior not as stunning as some others in the area, but the view of bay bridge is great. Wait staff is attentive without being hurried. We had salads and apps and all were good. A little hard to find at night. The signage is subtle for first timers like us! Apparently there are lots of these around the country. Our experience was very nice for our last one in San Francisco."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is wonderful. Love the deviled eggs, the lamb shank was perfect as was the steak . The wedge salad was perfect. Our server was very attentive. This was our second visit but it won't be our last."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I requested a window table for five and got this really tight table asked the host if I could have the round table she said no because this is for table for six. We were at the restaurant for 2 hrs and no one sat on any of the round table facing the view of the bridge. I was really upset as the restaurant part was empty and the happy hour for the place was busy outside and at the bar. I bought my clients there and wanted it to be special. This was a complete lie to our faces as the girl (host) just did not want to give us the table."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Typically, we really like palomino. This most recent trip was not so good. 1) our server was terrible and slow 2) palomino was out of several items on the dinner menu 3) palomino was out of bottles of wine, including one we selected to find out later that there were not any bottles. 4) the restaurant paid zero attention to the open table notes, even after their TWO confirmation calls to me. One note being it was a birthday dinner and not one person mentioned it or offered a dessert. 5) no one there knew about or could intelligently explain the corkage fee-we got the short end of the stick there. Overall our worst experience at one of our favorite neighborhood spots."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were luck to have a table by the window appreciating the beautiful Bay Bridge lights dance :-) Very friendly and welcoming staff :-) Great experience, specially toasting with wine bottle at 1/2 off on Wednesdays :-)"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This is a good place for a good meal - You will never really have a GREAT meal but you will always have a consistent meal and the portions are good sizes so there is value for what you pay."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The dinner was a special celebration for our family. Our table faced the bay bridge, with the lights on, it was a great view and added to the experience. The waiter was very friendly and provided great recommendations for appetizers. We had a special request for one of the entrees because of food allergy. When the entree arrived, it still contained the ingredient we asked not to be included. The waiter quickly took and dish away and replaced it. The manager stopped by the table and apologized for the error. They also brought over a complimentary dessert for the guest which was a great gesture. We will definitely go back to Palomino for any special celebrations."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "WOW wow WOW! Palomino Staff rock with smiles, kindness and care.From checkin to departure we were smothered with 1st class hospitality and the food rocks too. Entrees are plentiful and cooked to perfection (steak and frittes cooked as right as we requested) And no problem with subbing frittes for broccolini which was nicely al dente. We shared an amazingly uber thin crust savory pizza as appetizer and barely had room for our entrees. Go at sundown to enjoy the Bridge Lights - you're in an orchestra up front seat"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The view is great, service pleasant. The grilled salmon was a let down, little taste, overcooked greens. Desserts better than main course, in taste, more attention to detail and presentation ."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "reliable; lots of menu options; good for lunch or post-work with a large group; good for business lunch"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I've always had great experience at Palamino except this time. The service was really slow. We asked the waiter for waiter and it took maybe 10-15 min before he came back with the refill. There was 5 adults and a toddler. Only 2of us like this entree. Two of us order the seafood linguine and it was way to sour because of the citrus and capers. Both entree was only eaten half. I don't like eating artichoke and I got the grilled seafood pasta. I specifically ask the waiter if the artichoke-mushroom was a kind of mushroom or artichoke. He said it is artichoke and that you will not taste it. There was chuck loads of artichoke in that entree."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Love this place, especially for brunch! The food and drinks are always excellent! Whether you want a nice romantic meal or a gathering of friends!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been here many time but this time the food was subpar; the romaine lettuce tasted old, the panini sandwhich was awful and waiter was annoying constantly interrupting our conversation. Won't be going there again."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Excellent value! Great consistent quality food & service!! And a great location on the Embarcadero"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I have been here a few times in the past and it 's still one of the best. We arrived and had a very short wait we were seated at a lovely little table the we were able to see out side. I ordered the lamb shank only for my waiter to come back and say they were out of the lamb so with nothing else on this VDay weekend in menu that I wanted I was left to get the steak I must say once I put the first bit in my mouth I was okay with not having the lamb."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The view And service and food great. Corkage fee reasonable for $13"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Palomino has very good food and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service is also excellent just a bit on slow side but great. View of the bay and bridge are superb. Patio activity was great if you can get a table there"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We'd been to the restaurant's Seattle iteration - loved it. When we walked in off the Embarcadero we might have entered a mammoth fraternity mixer. The noise was astonishing. We were led away from the cacophony to a more quiet precinct. The restaurant had run out of sparkling water the night before but seemed to not have replenished its stock for the weekend. A dessert of bread pudding remains memorable because it was more an overly sweet apple crisp - apparently croutons and diced apples The main course dishes and appetizers were fine but apparently not memorable - I cannot recall what any of us had. We were not displeased but we were not enraptured either, and after the Seattle experience we left a bit disappointed. Good - not great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant for our annual holiday dinner because of the location and varied menu. The food was so-so all around. The appetizers were probably the best of what we ordered; the calamari and crab & artichoke dip. I ordered one of the specials; seafood risotto with squash. My risotto was undercooked, but the scallops on the dish were pretty good and a large portion. No one else at the table was overly impressed with their meal. The service was good, but incredibly slow. Our waiter was trying very hard, but it was obviously that he was not experienced and in tune with being a good server. This place has so much potential to be great again, but it has to start with the kitchen."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I love Palomino's view. Since the bay bridge lights went up, Palomino has been my favorite romantic or special occasion restaurant. Their prices are moderate and their ambiance is great. The wait-staff were really friendly and made our evening very enjoyable. Although the chicken was dry, the lamb was excellent. Drinks were very good too. I recommend the Ginger-Pear martini. I will definitely continue to return and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "They have good food at a reasonable price. Not one of the fancy, spendy restaurants in the Embarcadero area but it has a nice atmospere and you can get a good bottle of wine and an Americano menu at a good price."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We go to Palaminos every year for my birthday with a group about 6-8. This year we were really disappointed with the change of the menu. All of the appetizers we really enjoy were taken off the menu. None of the new appetizers sounded appetizing to any of us. The portions on the meals also seemed smaller and not as tasty as in the past. I was disappointed. Our server was a little off too. A few people ordered coffee and after 10-15 minutes we had to ask another waiter to find out waiter for the coffee. We have always been pleased there (why we go every year), but at dinner we said we might have to find a new place for next year."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Have dinned here many times. It is always very good. The food is prepared in an excellent manner. The ambiance is of very high quality. The window table were we sat was great. I especially enjoyed the Bridge lites, never seen them before, The service could use a little improvement, I know how it goes, I used to work in the food service industry. BUt overall I enjoy the place and always recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014