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Palomino - San Francisco
Palomino - San Francisco
  • Address:
    345 Spear St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    American
    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
  • "We have dined at Palomino many times, but in the last year, the food and service has been disappointing, that is, until last Sunday evening. I had written a letter about 6 months ago after we had experienced a most unsatisfactory evening. The management immediately contacted me, and offered a token gift certificate which we hadn't used until Sunday night. There were four of us, the same four as 6 months ago, and we were quite wary of returning to a possible disappointing evening. This was definitely NOT the case. The food was wonderful, the service (thank you, Jesse) was superb, and the evening was a complete success! I'm not sure what has changed for the good, but congratulations, Palomino."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Please do not go to this restaurant if you want good service. I have been 3 times, and each and every visit has been horrible service. Slow servers, waiting for 10 minutes once seated just to get a glass of water, practically begging for your check, and constantly having to hunt down your server. I've complained to the management on previous visits, but nothing gets done. Don't waste your money, as this is an easy problem to fix with the right management."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a post theatre dinner with friends at Palomino. Everyone enjoyed their choices for dinner, and the waiter, was most accomodating. The dining room decir lovely. It wasn't overly noisy. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Pecan crusted salmon was very tasty! The pizza had a good flavor, but the crust was very dark around the edges and a little too thin, the cheese needed to be cut into smaller pieces and distributed more evenly around the pizza because the pieces were so large they were unmelted blobs. Great service and nice place for dinner and/or drinks."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is my "go to" restaurant for larger groups. They have staff and tables that can handle the larger groups and they never treat like it is an imposition. Food is very good as is the service. Thanks for being there!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I usually go to Happy Hour and enjoyed the relative quiet of lunch. My impression is the entree prices have come down a bit. Certainly it's good bang for the buck especially when you consider the splendid location. I loved my wood oven baked fish. Toss in some of those warm donuts and I'm ready for anything!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "While the service remains stellar, the food continues to decline."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We met friends we hadn't seen for a long time at Palomino's in SF on a Wednesday evening and it was delightful. We had the hummus appetizer and then two of is split the Maple Chicken salad and it was wonderful and just the right size for both of us. One of the guys had the Chopped Salad and the other had the Rigatoni and both were very pleased with dinner. To top it off, the wine was half price which was an added bonus. The parking in the garage was a bit expensive but definitively worth the convenience. A great evening and worth a return trip!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great restaurant and one of our favorites in San Francisco. Only complaint is the frequent change of hosts at the front desk who have on two occasions neglected to note we were waiting at a table for friends to join us, and keep them waiting in the lobby while we waited 20 minutes seated at our table, for our guest to arrive."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Friends and I enjoyed the parade, then walked down to Palomino to sit outside and enjoy a good cocktail and sun. It was very pleasant being outside. There were several dogs, which was pleasant. Nice way to wrap up the Parade festivities."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Once a favorite of mine, the bland, tasteless ribs convinced me that the chef has no taste buds."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Reservation for 6:00 on Monday night - relaxed atmosphere, waiters attentive and friendly, outdoor seating filled, validated parking, good for couples, friends, and group dining or meeting for drinks. Great hamburgers, flatbread appetizers and desserts!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We have been going to Palomino's for years and always had good meals until now. My wife had a chicken dish which she said tasted like canned tomato sauce and my daughter ordered pan seared scallops which said tasted like chicken Mc nuggets."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Palomino tends to be a bit heavy-handed with their spices, sometimes to the point of making dishes inedible. In fairness most of the food is good, if not particularly imaginative. Service is highly variable, but is generally attentive and quick. The dining room is adjacent to a very crowded bar area which gets very loud."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When I read the reviews I was excited about coming here for date night. When we walked up I was very surprised to see people in hoodies and flip flops. Although, the bar area was madness, thankfully the dinning room was not as chaotic and we had a beautiful view of the bridge! Their menu selections were a little disappointing, nothing spectacular about it. When the food came out it was more disappointing then their menu choices. I had the Paella and my boyfriend had the steak. Both of our meals appeared to have been sitting under a heat lamp for a long while and it tasted it like it. It was crusty and lukewarm. I don't mind spending money on a meal at a nice restaurant but only if it's worth it and this place was not worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great views and atmosphere if you can get an outside seat. A few more umbrellas outside would make it ideal when it is really warm outside. Good service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is my top favorite restaurant!! It's not a complete dinner without the Potatos Gorgonzola appy and their signature Tiramisu!! Love, love, love this place!! The best outdoor dining with gorgeous clear views of the Bay Bridge and oh boy when it's lit up at night...........amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The views of the Bay Bridge and to the water, are spectacular. The dining experience less so. The menu looks impressive, but the food is average. Service was inattentive to just OK. I remember having the same experience when I visited the dining room for dinner three years ago and thinking at that time that I would only ever return for the 'Happy Hour' where one can sit outside (there are outside heat-lamps if the weather is chilly) and order good happy hour snacks and drinks. The restaurant should expand their happy hour type service, or step it up as it pertains to fine dining. Don't just rely on the great views."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is the fourth time (this time it was Father's Day 2014 at about 12:30 PM) in 3 years we've dined at this restaurant where the server failed to bring us our full order, i.e. leaving something out. We've had to get their attention and sort of "wake them up" to the discrepancy. I feel taking a table's order is one thing but delivering it without a hitch is absolutely essential. I'm hoping management figures out a way to "foolproof" what ought to be a simple and basic function of ANY server."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a group of six - overall food was great. Everyone at the table enjoyed everything, except the person that ordered the crusted salmon from the special menu - they anticipated that the crusting on the salmon would be, well ... crusty. It was soggy. The rest of the food was outstanding. Service was excellent, our server was very attentive. The view of the bridge was very good from our table. The noise level was quite high. All in all, a wonderful night out and everyone had a good time."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "An excellent experience, the staff was friendly and accommodating. They checked in often and the food was excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Really a terrific spot! We specifically asked to be near a window so we could see the light show on the bridge, and we were thrilled with our seats! The food was amazing, delivered at proper temp and with proper timing. Nice wine list. Nice wait staff. No complaints at all!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "#1 Clean the front door, years of finger prints #2 All of the food was over cooked #3 I don't think you could get a bad meal in SF, I was wrong!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Didn't care for the food or the waiter, rude , forgot half the order, the food wasn't tasty at all . I will not return."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service was slow and servers were confused about who was serving our table. The restaurant was not clean looking (floors) and was run down (marble counter in women's bathroom was cracked and really worn). Restaurant seems dated."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Our waitress was great, personable and took care of our every need. It was my wife's birthday and so our waitress brought to us a desert with a candle to celebrate at no charge to us. We had a great time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I always like Palomino because the servers are so good, the food is always consistent and you get good value. My husband and I had a business meeting the other day and we could actually hear each other conversing. We have also often frequented Palomino since we were living in the City and we always found the restaurant to be a reliable place to have a good meal. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Came back for a second lunch and had the Palomino burger. The bun was a bit dense, almost like the bun was no longer fresh. I ate around the bun instead. When all was said and done, this meal didn't impress me enough to want to try the location a third time. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Our group of 8 had dinner here before prom at the Bentley Reserve. Due to traffic caused by an evening Giants game and our inexperience with driving into SF, we were 20-30 minutes late for our reservation. We called and Palominos was very understanding. They were able to hold our reservation. When we got there, everyone was super friendly and our waiter was GREAT! I know a lot of restaurants of this caliber in the city would not be pleased with a prom group, but Palominos made us feel welcome! The food was great; the service was fantastic! It all contributed to an all-around perfect evening I'll always remember! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "excellent dining experience...great service-fantastic food!!! highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Pretty much everything we ate was delicious- the scallops especially, although the salmon was pretty amazing also. I had mostly visited Palomino for happy hour before so forgot how good the food on the normal menu was. DELICIOUS!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Had the Louis salad. I was underwhelmed by the plate knowing it cost $20. There were 5 shrimps, a small lump of crab, and a little avocado. I didn't feel that the deliverable lived up to its price tag. Presentation was lacking as well."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We ate here to watch the bay lights and were very pleasantly surprised at the wonderful restaurant. The hummus appetizer was delicious. We all had pizza and it was delicious. The thin, crispy crust was perfect. Great selection of beers. We had tiramisu which was actually chocolate and awesome. Definitely making a trip back here again soon!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food good but eclectic menu of unusual dishes may not please all. Small portions with moderate prices. A bottle of wine is more expensive than many other moderately priced restaurants in S.F. Service is excellent; couldn't get any better. Love the small booths and tables with linen tablecloths. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Usuall Palomino has reliable if not exceptional food, but on my last visit I was served "osso buco" that was nearly inedible. It would have needed at least another hour of braising to make it chewable and it was lukewarm to boot. The waiter at the outside tables was diffident at best and never did let the front know we had reservations; upon leaving we had to go let them know to avoid getting a black mark. Not, overall, a pleasant experience. Past visits have been much better, so I will give them at least one more try."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our lunch reservation was at 1:30 for a table of four, and we opted initially to be seated indoors, but we did not expect to be taken to a small table in the bar area where they had the TV running! We then requested to be moved to the outdoor patio, which was a better setting and less noisy. We first ordered an appetizer which was good but when they brought us the small plates one had dried up tomatoe stains, which were clearly visible! Our waitress was very courteous and efficient, but one request to substitute veggies for mashed potatoes was missed, but was quickly corrected. After ordering our coffee we could not find our waitress to pay our bill. We finally signaled another waiter who ended up bringing our bill! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my mom for Mother's Day brunch and it was just ok to me. Service was great! But I'd rather go for the Happy Hour Menu. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed the brunch, but somehow the whole experience - from the service to the food - lacked style and the check-in process felt awkward and impersonal. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "ut is a seen and be seen kinda place around happy hour. Visiting from out of town and we were impressed with the service and food selection."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I've had lunch at Palomino lots of times and have always enjoyed the food and the service but went for dinner the other night and was unpleasantly surprised. The dining room was fairly empty as most customers were enjoying happy hour out on the patio. However, our service was extremely slow - I had ordered steak frites and the steak was overcooked and the fries were cold - assuming because they were waiting to be picked up too long. We then received the wrong check - the view was nice and the food at lunch has always been great but I wouldn't ever go for dinner again."
    Dined on 4/29/2014