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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Palomino - Seattle reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)great for lunch (79)fit for foodies (70)good for groups (63)vibrant bar scene (32)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (30)hot spot (24)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (12)great for brunch (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Very good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were heading to a show at the 5th avenue theatre and our server made sure that we were served our wonderful dinner in a timely fashion. I will definitely return to Palomino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TickledPink
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had the pork chop with wine reduction sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was delicious! Nice wine pairings with the specials. Overall, it was a great experience. And very consistent with other visits I've had to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not impressive
    Malakia
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Although the menu sounded tempting between the four diners at our table, the reality was something different. Chicken under-cooked on one plate and dry on another, pork tenderloin was a chop, not a boneless cut we expected. The chicken cannelloni was presented in a ramekin that Olive Garden would laugh at. Overall, the prices were high for the level of cuisine. It was super noisy...the service was the best aspect...I think it is a great place to meet for drinks and dessert after a show, but would skip dinner. Perhaps lunch would be better?
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fun girls nite out
    pickypartygirl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have eclectic diet needs (vege, carn, gluten-free, etc). All were easily accommodated, great celebrative, fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Improved - Highly Recommend!
    Anthony
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I've been to Seattle downtown Palomino many times. It's always been a place to go to because it's kind of nice, the location is convenient, and the food is acceptable. My last experience was completely different! The service was exceptional and the food, across the board, was extremely good and every bit worth the price. I'm not sure what they changed but it just went from being a safety location to somewhere to be excited about going. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Our waiter was very competent & friendly. The dining occasion was our wedding anniversary & we were presented with a card signed by many of the staff & not charged for a delicious dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the show
    NI70
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a great place to come before going to the theater. We love the ambience and menu choices. And...we love the fact that we can park there for no extra cost while we go to the theater. It is always friendly and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place convenient local...
    mbk123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had great service and very tasty food. The portions were very good for the price. Our server was sweet and attentive. Other patrons were mixed bag, but not very well dressed for a night out. So not a really good date night venue, fine for friends!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good value
    Georger811
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food, good service. A bit noisier than usual due to a convention near the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good and reliable
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We must have hit a slow time 2 experience quiet dining. On the other hand, servers were not easily available, and yet Chase gave his best with a dose of humor! The variety of the Lunch menu is always impressive and has a many inexpensive small plate options. The hostesses recognize faces and remember names. It's like returning home and made welcome with smiles. It's definitely a great downtown choice with easy access 4 foot and car traffic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sassy
    SSSSVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I work in the US Bank Centre, so Palomino is convenient. The food is good and they accommodate people with special diets. They can ramp most of their dishes up or down depending on preferences. My experience at Palomino is always kicked up a notch when I am lucky enough to be seated in Sassy's section. She is phenomenal...I hadn't been to Palomino in several months because of a really terrible waitstaff episode (our meals were comped and the waiter is no longer working there), but you would have thought I had been in the day before...Sassy did not miss a beat. She remembered me and my special diet order. She has the formula down...I'm not sure it can be taught. Friendly and responsive without being intrusive. She is on her game!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nicely done
    DBonMIVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My lunch meeting went very well and the food was really good. The waitstaff was outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time
    MJAndy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I hadn't been to Palomino in a long time and it's still as great as ever. The ambiance is wonderful, the food delicious and the service outstanding! I will definitely plan to visit there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    southdakotafoodies1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went here after arriving at the Sheraton. The food was very good. It is not an overly fancy place, despite the prices, but it was kid friendly and had good wine. My son loved the fish and chips. Everything we ordered was very good, from apps to desserts. The ambience leaves a bit to be desired, though, as there were unruly children at another table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sm55
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great spot for dinner before show or concert in downtown Seattle especially because the restaurant offers free evening parking after 5PM on weekday nights (and all day on weekends we were told).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Reunion
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were a party of 5 that were at a somewhat reunion lunch. Everyone had a great lunch and they have a great menu. Even better, we were seated, served drinks and order taken very quickly. We were all able to eat, enjoy and get back to work within one hour. This is amazing for a packed restaurant. Very enjoyable. Will be back next week for a similar lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for work group luncheons!
    reservation
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    all 6 of us had a great lunch...our service was great....they accomodated our need for separate checks....the seafood was especially fresh....serve time was excellent...our waiter while young did an admirable job of tending to 6 elders with ease and humor.....the only issue I would note that others need to know about is access....it can be daunting to find the restaurant inside the bldg and find the right elevators to access it's floor....ASK everyone around how to get to the restaurant via elevators....its save time and is less risky for elders or handicapped as the escalators are a bit scary....otherwise GREAT place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was excellent and staff was very nice and thoughtful in helping my family celebrate my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Just have to say but our server was amazing and was so helpful, we had such a good time here so worth it to go here one of the best places to go for food in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • upscale place with great food
    franw
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    love the city centre building. vibrant exciting hopping place in the middle of downtown. palomino's is a nice open airy, upscale place with great food and great service as well. both the restaurant side and the bar side are equally hig quality.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner as always
    KGatMLT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Palomino is a favorite before seeing a play or concert. We have never had a disappointing dinner and I am particularly fond of the Paella. I have not found better in the Puget Sound region. The wine list is resonably priced and the specials are always very good as well. This is the only restaurant where my wife raves about the Tiramisu. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner before the show
    atcsim
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Palomino is on the top floor of City Centre and takes up one whole end on both sides of the escalators. I got there early so I stopped in the bar to have a drink. It took a little while for a waitress to come take my order, but there was some sort of private event going on. Once she took my order though, my drink came quickly and she was attentive from then on. The waiter who took our orders for dinner was friendly and helpful. The pita bread with hummus appetizer is delicious as is the cream of mushroom soup. My daughter had the lamb, which she said was really tender, but needed a little more flavor. The chocolate lava cake, however, was incredible. All in all it was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Delightful
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Lovely place and the food and atmosphere are delightful. And lets not forget delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate