Palomino - Seattle
Palomino - Seattle

Palomino - Seattle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.palomino.com/
  • Phone: 2066231300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
    DINING ROOM:
    Lunch: Daily: 11am-4pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-11pm
    LOUNGE:
    Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Randy Barkhurst
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th & Union - 5th & Pike
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary 2-hour parking with validation weekdays from 11am-2pm, and evenings when entering the parking garage after 5pm. Complimentary validated parking all day Saturday and Sunday. City Centre Parking garage only, entrance on Union between 5th and 6th Avenues.
A word from Palomino - Seattle
New American cuisine influenced by Southern Europe. Located 1 block from the 5th Avenue Theatre and 3 blocks from the Convention Center.
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Palomino - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (80)good for groups (75)special occasion (74)fit for foodies (72)vibrant bar scene (41)romantic (35)hot spot (34)neighborhood gem (33)notable wine list (23)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (12)great for brunch (9)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Good Save
    D12e2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    20 minutes to get seated WITH a reservation. Servers were great. Then a dish that had been requested to be prepped non-specific was OVER spicy but servers went to the rescue nd a quick fix was made. They comped that meal and bought us dessert. Who could object to that kind of treatment?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday at Palomino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went to Palomino over the weekend to celebrate my 25th birthday. When we arrived we found our other two group members in the bar enjoying drinks. The four of us were promptly seated. The booth was a bit tight but it was comfortable. Our waiter was fantastic and went our of his way to make us feel welcome. We quickly got drinks ordered as we looked over the dinner menu. Everything looked incredible and our waiter made sure to give us a few suggestions. We ordered the paella, coriander salmon, lamb shank and roast chicken cannelloni. Our food came out promptly and everything was delicious! I received a complimentary creme brûlée for dessert that was wonderful, as well. We couldn't have been happier with our experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server Chris was great, food too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was excellent and the food tasty as always.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best waiter ever
    Limot
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent ambiance, tasty food, and the best waiter I've ever encountered in my life. Ask for Eric if you go there. Close to 5th Avenue Theater for a nice meal before a show. Again, Eric is the best waiter. When we go back, he's the man.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2muchsalt
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was very good but very salty. All 4 in my party said the same and we needed to purchase water bottles to bring in to 5th Ave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great stop before 5th Avenue show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The staff at Palomino was very friendly and made sure we made our show at 5th Avenue. They validated our parking and also included a discount so this is a no-brainer for future visits to the 5th Avenue.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising!
    SenatorMonkey
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Seeing the size of the restaurant, I was expecting pretty standard fare, but was very impressed with the quality of the food. Sierra, our server, was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our service was awesome. I just didn't like how it's in the middle of a shopping area and the pizza we ordered was underwhelming, actually it wasn't good, at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Princess
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great. Server helped to get us to the 5th on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service - food so so
    wyeventer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had an excellent server but our food was only so-so. Both had soup and that was delish. My partner had the pork tenderloin which had been under the heat lamp so long the potatoes were a solid cake and the pork was well done... it was even questionable that it was tenderloin as it did not appear to be that type of cut. My dish was a chicken pasta and it was tasty but nothing special. They did take off the pork from our check (even though we didn't really complain) and were very nice but I still don't think I would go back for dinner. I've heard happy hour is good and they have 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays so that is worth coming for a few small bites. The pizza did look yummy and they had some interesting appetizers on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful 😎
    RitaLo
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food and great place to go before or after for The 5th Avenue! They validate your parking and just a short walk! Roasted Chicken to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Atmosphere
    Likes8s
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a great restaurant where the food is consistently good. It is so convenient when attending the theater to park and walk. Unfortunately, a member of our party ordered the paella and it was too watery so server immediately replaced it with her second choice of seafood pasta. I'm surprised that they did not serve it with a spoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Favorite
    Ducatirider98110
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Located on third floor of Bank of America building in downtown Seattle the Palamino has been a regular favorite of mine for many years. Always great food and service. Can be very difficult to get a table at times, so a reservation is recommended. Open Table makes it quick and easy to guarantee I'll have a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent food and very loud
    WineMeDineMe
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We went to Palomino for appetizers and drinks before going to the theatre. We loved the lamb empanadas. The rest of the food was good; interesting, but nothing special. At the time of our visit, they were offering half-priced bottles of wine, which certainly added to the value. The noise level was very high and made conversation difficult. There was an intensity to the experience which was a bit off-putting. Still, we might go back...or not.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Margie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Nice Evening. Like the half-price wine on Wednesdays. Also, with going to the 5th Avenue Theater after dinner, there is free parking and 10% off our tab.... which we all really liked For a review of the food, friend didn't think the Cobb Salad was up to par. My seafood ( crab and shrimp) didn't really have much crab.... Also like Open Table as we always get good seats, when we reserve through your service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    AgiardeVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Palomino is always a wonderful place to go for lunch. I never have a bad meal and the servers are some of the friendliest in town. Do yourself a favor and go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    dontgetoutmuch
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was outstanding. Drinks were excellent. The scallops I ordered were over done (burnt), but I didn't send them back. My husband's steak was excellent though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing random find
    Niich
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We strolled into this place late and were not expecting much. This place was amazing! We had some cheese penne pasta dish and It was life changing! So good! The service was amazing as well. Definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch
    pb37rm
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Lunch was served timely and food hot. I had the pizza which is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Ann13
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very attentive service and willing to be patient with ordering when two old friends are "catching up". Great location and convenient parking. I love the bar scene as well. The restaurant portion is more intimate which is great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Helen
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our office team went out for a celebratory birthday lunch and three of us had the almond crusted scallops. They were delicious and were the highlight of our luncheon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino Was Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Met a colleague here for lunch, and it was perfect. Good selection, great service, and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived a little early and were sat right away. The service and the food were outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants due to the consistency of the overall ambience, food, and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater
    GFdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect for before the theater dining. Nice variety of menu selections, gluten free options and attentive servers. Our dinners were delicious and we had a leisurely dinner with plenty of time before the show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    VeryPleasedCustomer
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I brought my girlfriend to Palomino's for dinner before a ballet and chose to propose over dinner. I notified the staff before-hand and they were all very friendly and helpful. They gave us a fantastic table with as much privacy as they could and were prompt with all of their service, without being pushy. They even asked at the beginning of the meal when we would need to be out by, so as to better accommodate us. I arranged for a couple of our friends to show up to take pictures, and the staff was very helpful in bringing them into the restaurant to a position where they could see us, but we couldn't see them. And on top of all of the great service, the food was delicious! My fiance and I were well pleased by everything at Palomino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brianna123
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Palomino's offers great food and excellent service and provides some parking validation at City Centre. Tables are situated so there is privacy while dining and they have a great happy hour as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palomino's! Great Choice
    pattic
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We make Palomino's our Go-To place before every 5th Avenue Musical. The Maple Chicken with Pecan Crusted Blue Cheese is AMAZING! Highly recommend it--just don't come on the days we do as we have yet to wait for a table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service & Food
    RovinMike
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Clayton was one of the best wait staff I have ever had. Steak Salad awesome and very filling. Wife had scallops which were abundant, I ate one which was the size of crab cake and delicious coating. Hard to find inside building but once there very clean, organized and nice view of building lush building lobby. Great table for four. Seating on time of reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad I revisited
    japanesophile
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Palomino was the hot downtown restaurant when it first opened but I'd pretty much forgotten about it. As subscribers at ACT Theater, we are regulars at Dragonfish, but we wanted a change so decided to visit Palomino. My roast chicken was like my fictional Parisian grandma would make - fresh, simple but artful - and the accompanying baby potatoes and broccolini were both delicious. And it's still a pleasure to sit above the City Centre atrium and look down at the pedestrians hurrying along the sidewalk. Solid, friendly service and an authentically European quality to the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Started with a lovely congratulations card signed by many of their employees, then with an awesome server named Sassy who was absolutely fabulous and obviously loves her job, on to the great food we've come to expect. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place
    Sisters
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    my sister and I eat here frequently. We enjoy the service, food and it is a beautiful restaurant. It is conveniently located too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    Jude
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I return to Palomino for excellent dining before theater or symphony - always good food, engaging service, promptness & all around good time
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Call" of Duty
    RonB
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had gone here for dinner prior to attending the theater. Of course, the food was excellent and I have had nothing but good things from the kitchen. The pumpkin seed pesto was absolutely delicious. The thing that amazed me was when we left for the theater, one of my friends accidentally left his keys at the restaurant. Thanks to having a reservation through OpenTable, I received a phone call from the restaurant that the keys were left, so my friend was able to run back to the restaurant to retrieve his keys and still make opening curtain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    3 of us were meeting before going to the theater and it happened to be my birthday the next day, so they brought gifts. The waiter was awesome, he did not rush us, gave us separate checks and brought us the desert menu to choose a birthday treat on the house. We shared one and it was perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palomino's Seattle
    FoodieGuyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've always enjoyed going to Palomino's. It's good food and great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Before the Show
    LitiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visited the Palomino for the first time before seeing Chorus Line at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Both of us ordered from the $35 menu which gave us an appetizer, salad or soup, entree, and dessert. All selections were of good size portions and delicious. Only complaint was Caprese salad was not typically caprese but tomatoes and mozzarella in a bed of over-dressed greens. Service was a bit slow so we had to hurry to finish our gelato, but on a show night, not surprising.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Pretty good, nothing special or noteworthy. Good wine list and nice furnishings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WAHYSTERIA
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great location for dinner prior to attending 5th Ave Theater. Delicious food, good wine list and terrific service! Upon arrival the hostess was friendly, server made good recommendations and our meals were delivered in time for us to make our show. Plenty of choices with affordable prices. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Every Time
    rainierVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have been to Palomino many times and again it was perfect. Try the mushroom soup!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We came for our anniversary and requested lamb ahead of time and we had a marvelous, very special evening at Palomino. We had a very nice table and Lauren is a top notch waitress and was very good to us. Thank you so very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate