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Palomino - Seattle
Palomino - Seattle

Palomino - Seattle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.palomino.com
  • Phone: (206) 623-1300
  • Hours of Operation: WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
    Lunch: Daily: 11am-4pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-11pm
    Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, European
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Eric did a wonderful job recommending food items, service was great, he's very kind and he knew it was our 50th wedding anniversary and he made it very special."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I was taking a meal break between a matinee and evening show in Downtown Seattle. This was my first visit to Palomino but it will not be my last. We were a bit on the early side for dinner hour but were treated well and served the bottomless ice tea. Prices were reasonable and no request was too difficult."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Although it was prom night, the staff seated us away from the silly teenagers. We once again shared small plates and soup. A great way to enjoy multiple choices at a great price. As usual, great service. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a blast. It was a special evening with out of town guests. Food was good and interesting combinations. My sister is gluten sensitive and she commented that your menu had the largest selection of gluten free that she had seen. As good as the food was the service was excellent. I have been in the food service business for 31 years and from the Open Table reservation system, to the beautiful hostess, the competent cocktail server, to Thomas the "wonder waiter" we and our guests were thoroughly entertained. Thanks for a great evening. We recommended you to the people we had dinner with on Sunday. Nice job Palomino. We will see you again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Palomino is excellent at serving an interesting meal promptly. With the ACT Theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and the convention center all within walking distance, they are super at helping you figure out if you have time for dessert. The service is really quite good. The food is never boring, and usually has some interesting twist, like curry hummus, for example, or pistachio-crusted cod with a fruity sauce. A very solid, convivial spot. Just be sure to make reservations in advance if you are going before a show on a Friday or Saturday night!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love Palomino - Seattle! My sister and I have been going to this restaurant for years prior to theater performances at the 5th Avenue. The food is always perfect. The service is the same. The bar is lively and the restaurant seating is pleasant no matter where you are seated. It's a great place for groups or couples. We have never had a bad meal. Bon Apetite!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Excellent service, not too noisy, classy decor, really tasty food made for a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We enjoy the Palomino as a pre 5th avenue dining experience. The waitstaff seem to understand that we need to be finished in time for the show. Our food is delicious and if we have time for dessert that's a bonus - great desserts! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I've had Chase as my server twice and he is always attentive and great to deal with. Super friendly and great with kids also."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We usually really enjoy the food and service at Palomino, but our most recent dinner before a show was not up to the restaurant's usual standards. I ordered from the evening specials menu. After 20 minutes or more our waiter informed me that the kitchen had run out of the item. I then chose a steak frites plate that took another 20 minutes to be served and the steak was tasteless and poorly presented. It seemed that the restaurant was under staffed and rushed. We will go back and try again. Service is usually excellent and the food good. The Seattle restaurant is comfortable and conveniently located."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Was looking for a very romantic spot and requested a special dining area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Service was good and went the extra mile to make my date special! Was not impressed with the calamari, but other food was tasty."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "While there was nothing really wrong with our meal (we split the fish special), the dish could have been a little hotter as it appeared that the plates were cold when the meal was served. We mentioned this to the server, but told her it was fine and we just wanted her to be aware of the situation for next time. When it came time for the bill, she advised us that she had checked with the manager and they decided to comp our meal. This was not expected and was above and beyond making up for a relatively minor issue. A free cup of coffee would have been more than sufficient, but they chose to go the extra mile which we really appreciated. Because of the service, a very nice meal before the Symphony became memorably great! Thanks Palomino."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The wait staff is especially helpful. I come back often for the gluten free pasta or pizza. It's a special place to stop for pre or post theater meals and always seems to have others who feel as I do. It's an oasis for many in a busy city, yummy food and great service!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Have been here on other occasions and always had a great meal. Service was attentive and quick even though they were quite busy. Validated parking was a plus!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We chose the special menu for the Seattle Restaurant Week: chopped salad, steak frites and gelato. I was very pleased with the steak frites and the gelato. The salad was tasty but it looked awful. it came out so quick and was very chilled; obvious that it had been sitting in the refrigerator. The color of the lettuce both for the chopped salad and Caesar salad that my friend had did not look fresh. It looked old. That was the only disappointment. The service was just right - friendly, prompt and right on top of every detail."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had dinner before attending an Il Divo concert. We've eaten at Palamino before and never been disappointed. This time was during Restaurant Week, so we ordered off the $28 fixed dinner menu. The food was excellent, and there was plenty of it. So much that I couldn't eat most of my delicious pasta that same with my chicken parmagian. Our experience at Palomino has always been excellent food at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Reason for poor rating on service. There were 5 of us for dinner. 4 orders came out fine. The 5th was badly mishandled. The manager did make amends by comping that person's meal and taking 20% off the remaining bill. This would have been a major headache if we had arrived later for dinner. We had theater tickets that evening and waiting on the late service wouldn't have been possible."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The salads are well-composed, of more-than-the-usual- salad fresh and varied ingredients. Salad dressings are taste-filled. A little on the pricey side, perhaps."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu at Palomino. A nice selection of salads, entrées and desserts, all for $28.00."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Last Saturday was the most recent of many visits I have enjoyed. I enjoyed bringing family and friends for an enjoyable sociable event and a fantastic eating experience. The menu is always a joy to read since the menu changes regularly. The items on the menu all sound appealing I wish I could everything on it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner and our server, Chase, was a large part of that. He was there when we needed him but not there when we didn't so excellent timing. The disappointment was the Gluten Free pizza crust. If it is going to be offered it needs to be top quality. Theirs is not so do not waste your money on it. The chicken salad was excellent although at $20 is pricey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "with attentive service. We always feel welcome and well-cared for. The menu is so satisfying, and the presentation of the locally sourced foods are most attractive!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I do like their seafood louie salad which has a good amount of crab and shrimp. We also had the paella which was very bland. They did not use spanish rice, just long grain rice. The paella lacked all the elements that a good paella should have, no creamy rice, no saffron. In general it was a very flavorless dish without any character. It had very little to do with paella, other than being served in a paella pan. Have been here a few times for lunch and was always satisfied if not wowed by the food. The paella was a low point"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "wonderful food, great server-Chase-and great place to go to before the Lion King"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We started the evening in the bar where the attentive service began. Although woefully understaffed, the bartenders did a admirable job of serving those seated at the bar and tending to the servers working the tables in the lounge. We then moved into the dining room where once again we were treated to great food and great service. We were somewhat concerned when we were seated next to a table with 6 pre-teen kids. Fortunately, these were very well behaved kids who appeared to know how to behave in a fine dining establishment."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I've been to Seattle several times but this was my first time to visit Palomino. The food and wine were so wonderful on Friday night, we went back for dinner again on Saturday. Excellent service, friendly and accommodating to both large and small parties. An excellent dinner at a moderate price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great and our server provided outstanding service, great place to eat!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved the energy of this place - perfect for a pre-theatre bite to eat. Food was outstanding- the Ahi Crudo was an absolute treat. My pecan crusted cod was wonderful and my husband's Osso Bucco was tender and cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly and helpful with food choices as we had Gluten and Dairy allergies to contend with. We will definitely return!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was okay drinks were good, but the service and ambience were absolutely wonderful."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and this visit was as good as it's always been. The Bolognese was a stand-out!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I happened on palomino while staying the weekend in Seattle. We had no expectations having never heard of it. It blew us away. From the fantastic customer Service to the tasty drinks. The Killer here is their pasta. My wife and I both ordered different types and it was some of the best pasta I've ever had. The freshly made pasta, done at palominos captures flavor sand enhances the dishes like no other. Look forward to our next visit. Also right next to the 5th ave for dinner and a show."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The rotisserie chicken canneloni was excellent - one of the best dishes I've eaten at the restaurant. Would love to see it on the regular menu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Who could go wrong with excellent food choices and prep? Great and cheerful service not only by the accommodating servers and managers makes this a perfect place 4 lunch, dinner and HAPPY HOUR!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I took my husband and daughter to Palomino's to celebrate their joint birthdays before going to a show at the Paramount. We were offered free wine samples at the beginning. The artichoke/crab dip appetizer is great. Between us we had the paella, ahi tuna puttanesca and pistachio crusted cod. We loved it all. The wine selection made it so that we each were able to get a glass that paired perfectly with our food. But by far the best part was dessert. We had creme brulee, tiramisu, the valrhona chocolate cake and donuts. We could not decide which one was best. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. He even comped us two of the desserts because of the two birthdays in our party. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "All staff are always friendly, engaged with our table and seem genuinely willing to serve and make our dinner or lunch special."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "With a $20.00 coupon, we ordered two entrées and a salad to share and with water still spent $100.00 with appropriate tip. It was not worth that price; while the entrées were good our shared seafood Louis salad was the lowlight -sour/bitter note with card and shrimp on top of frozen wilted 'vegetables' that were way too big. Service was as expected but the food execution across the board did not justify the price. We may not be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The chicken under a brick is superb--one of the best roast chicken dishes I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I've been eating at Palominos for 9 years now and I have to say my last experience was not the greatest. I ordered the Chop Chop which I do every time and recommended it to my business guests. The salad was a huge disappointment as it was not fresh and drenched in dressing. For once I can say, Palominos let me down."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We can always count on having a fun evening at Palomino with good menu and wine choices for a meal before the theater"
    Dined on 3/18/2014