Palomino - Seattle
The glass of wine I orderedThe glass of wine I ordered was not up to my expectations. The server happily exchanged it but it took a long time for the replacement to arrive and only after I asked about it. The restaurant had become quite busy and the servers did not seem as organized as usual. The food we had was very good, particularly the salmon. The server was friendly and apologized for the delay. We will happily return as Palomino continues to be very good and generally the service is able and courteous.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was greatWe had planned for this to be a date night for my wife and I, but things went awry and our daughter (13 years old) came with us. Our waiter was very helpful and nice. He made us all feel at home and treated our daughter like she was an adult. I can't remember his name but he made it an overall great experience.
I lived in Seattle for 30 years and on Capitol Hill for 25. We moved to find a house we could afford and are now in Pierce County. I so miss the city but have not been there to eat, in a few years. Your restaurant was recommended to me by a friend, so we went there. It was a nice experience.
~paul6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealwe were staying nearby for a meeting and the hotel recommended the restaurant- food and service were excellent. Would definitely return.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Service and FoodOur Team had a birthday celebration scheduled and we looked forward to having lunch at Palomino. After our last lunch there, we requested the same server, and had a terrific meal. When my copper river salmon arrived a bit overcooked, she wisked it away and replaced it with one cooked perfectly. All with a smile and delight. We will be back!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent AsparagusMy Pinot Noir was first class. The potatoes and asparagus were perfectly cooked.
The wild sockeye salmon was not as flavorful as usual.
The noise in the restaurant is barely tolerable and they play loud popular music
on the PA system - that is gross.
There was too much sugar in the Bread Pudding.
The service was excellent.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have a table we preferWe have a table we prefer and the restaurant works to seat us there and they did this time.
We asked to split a seafood salad after our starters and the restaurant accommodated us with a nicely presented serving.
We expect consistent and friendly service at Palomino and they deliver it.
A nice option on the wine menu is the opportunity to have a three ounce glass of wine at a reasonable price.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSeattle Palomino Restaurant a gemLocated in downtown Seattle and close to a lot of shows including the ACT theater, Palomino restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. The food is primarily Italian style but they do offer fish and steak and a nice assortment of wines and cocktails We always enjoy taking friends with us and enjoying the open atmosphere.
.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience for Prom!Wonderful food and great service. The only issue I had was we were kind of tucked away, which was really nice since it was Prom night but we were sort of forgotten about and it took a while to get our bill which delayed us to getting to Prom sooner but other than that, lovely experience and food was excellent. So glad we chose the Palomino as our restaurant for Prom Night!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAbove and BeyondHaving dined at the Seattle Palomino for several years, my party knew the quality of service given on every dining occasion. The knowledgeable waitstaff went beyond the menu to attend to our desires. The staff was attentive, pleasant, and memorable. The entrees for our party were upgraded on this occasion from the excellent pork and mouth pleasing chicken to the Copper River Salmon and Tuscan Filet. Both were worth the higher price and became the brag of the evening.
After the theater, dessert and coffee in the bar were perfect endings to our evening. The donuts were to savor and the gelato was smooth. We will return.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFree Parking is a 5 Star Plus!'Free' parking is an amazing deal which allows me to have great food, a fun place to eat with friends/family with the options of a theatre show or shopping downtown is a real plus. Thanks you so much5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Birthday LunchThanks to Lexie for being a great waitress, and for the yummy food and drink, we had a fantastic celelbration. We will be back soon!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceMy sister and I were trying to catch a play after I got off work. We were a little behind schedule, but our waiter was very attentive, got our orders promptly, and made sure we got out when we needed to.
The food is excellent, the staff is courteous, and I always enjoy brining friends to catch happy hour/dinner because I know the experience will be pleasant.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not outstandingNo major complaints on dinner, but not memorable either. Used to be better. Beware that parking is not validated in their parking garage run by Republic before 5:00pm. Got stung for a $23 parking bill cause I showed up for cocktails at 4:30pm. Nasty surprise I certainly wasn't expecting because I've been to Palomino around that time of day several other times and never had a problem.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenominal :)Great ambiance, variety, food and service! All around 10!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat serviceI came here with my family to celebrate mother's day and my father's birthday. The servers were extremely friendly and made our experience special! We were given complementary dessert as well as a $50 giftcard for mother's day, for future use at the restaurant. We even had an additional $8 discount on our receipt for dining on Mother's Day. We'll be back for other special occasions!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with out of town friendsThe steak salad is my favorite, and they will make it for dinner also! Another person also ordered the steak salad (loved it) and the third person had the salmon. All raves! Make sure you get the bread with tomato topping. Restaurant was nice and quiet, but it was lunch; has been more energetic for dinner. Great location (guests could walk from their hotel) and I got all-day validated parking (Saturday and Sunday only).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food
excellent chocolateGreat food
excellent chocolate martini
best place to go before a show5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemLove the Palomino in downtown Seattle! Second visit after attending play at 5th Avenue Theater. Just steps away and tucked away in a beautiful building. The food was delicious and service was very attentive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPalimino a PlusGood service. Attentive to special requests. Consistently satisfying entrees. Very good lunch spot, but a bit noisy.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsI hosted another great meal, served efficiently and pleasantly, at Palomino. While my grilled salmon was a bit dry, it was very flavorful. Portions are generous, but not overly so.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceI booked a dinner reservation online for 6:15p but we arrived at 5:45p. The hostess said, "No problem" and seated us with just a wait of a couple of minutes. Our server was efficient and when we asked he made good suggestions for wine. Our meals, asiago-crusted scallops and grilled salmon with scampi were superb. The Chop Chop salad is absolutely the best, in our opinion.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur waiter "Ricardo" provided us with outstanding service, this is what will make me come back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA very fun, upbeat, good foodA very fun, upbeat, good food and great service. We love to go for our annual trip to Seattle for our anniversary4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Seattle FindThe restaurant was very nice, very hip Seattle scene. No complaints about the restaurant. My complaint would be about Open Table and the fact that none of the restaurants that I have booked with them in the last year or so offer any points. I guess I really can't understand what the benefit is for using them? It seems a bit ridiculous to me.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for 5th Avenue pre-theater.Great for 5th Avenue pre-theater. Nice menue and drinks selection. Great food. Very convenient for pre-theater.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding: Mustang of RestaurantsHow the Palamino became so dear to my heart is no secret. Their wait staff are among the nicest people in Seattle. These servers are never rude, and always helpful. This creates a happy dining experience for everyone: from the firm executives to the single mothers. It is my favorite place to eat with family and friends, and is a must when out-of-town guests arrive.
Plus, they make the best Virgin Mojitos, ever.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived 1/2 an hr earlierWe arrived 1/2 an hr earlier than our reservation, yet were seated right away. Service was wonderful. The drinks and food were delicious. We're watching what we eat, so we tend to share a meal and our server split it for us which was very kind. We highly recommend the artichoke dip, served with neat crunchy bread/pita/cracker thing. The chop salad was yummy and the filet mignon with little potatoes and baby artichoke was scrumptious! Oh yes and the Lavender Martini - Delicious!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect spot before the theater.Perfect spot before the theater. Validated parking appreciated!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPalomino, Seattle's "Go To"Palomino is the "go to" place for business lunches. My guest and I were there as a "thank you" to her for some pro bono work she had done for a nonprofit organization. She said she always has pasta there, it is her favorite, and it is always done to perfection. I simply adore the seafood salad - healthy, fresh and even better with some vinaigrette, on the side. The fresh tomato bruschetta is such a treat. Service was attentive but not intrusive.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our lunch. TheWe enjoyed our lunch. The food was well presented and tasty, and the waitress was exceptional.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, theThe food was very good, the servers very friendly. Our seating was prompt.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFelt rushed when eating dessert.Felt rushed when eating dessert. We aren't slow eaters, but it was obvious they were trying to turn over our table quickly. Good food.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably good. Perfect placeReliably good. Perfect place for a before-show meal, although getting more expensive.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMi had been to palomino's onlyi had been to palomino's only once before (aside from happy hour), and i remember the experience being elegant, upscale, and enjoyable. this time, it wasn't as elegant and upscale - the food was only okay, especially for the price. i don't mind paying more for food, especially when you expect to when dining at a place like palomino's, but it fell a little short. our waitress was lovely, though.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe food was amazing. The staff was very friendly. Atmosphere was great. Will recommend to friends and family and will definitely be back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was darling andOur server was darling and knowledgeable - and ooooh, the hazelnut sorbet was delicious too, what a treat!
thank you!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent andService was excellent and entree was quite good. The Cesar salad came with a very strange dressing more like an oil and vinegar than a traditional Cesar dressing. Did not enjoy at all.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a chicken snob. SeriousI'm a chicken snob. Serious chicken snob. I was blown away at the taste and juiciness of my half chicken... and a size that made finishing it impossible for most mortals. The leftovers would have made uber wonderful chicken salad the next day, but we were off to see Jersey Boys so we left it for the kitchen crew.
The only negative was the broccolini on the plate ... odd tasting and over done.
Service was quick, professional and helpful. Perfect for a pre-concert meal.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the drive into Seattle!Food and service was great. First time eating in the restaurant and really enjoyed it.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dinner before a show!My wife and I had dinner here before heading to the 5th Ave theatre for a show.
The food was excellent, the service was good, ant he atmosphere was a little louder than I expected.
The prices are what you would expect from a fine dining establishment.
Overall we had a wonderful time and will enjoy dinner and the theater in this manner in the future.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood in the CityMy friend and I had an exceptionally wonderful dining experience before going to the opening of Jersey Boys. We were a bit late, but within ten minutes when we stepped off of the elevator. From our first contact with the hosting staff to the last good-bye we were treated with warmth and energy. Our waitstaff had the right amount of gab, knowledge, and attention to be worthy of her four star tip. Well done, Palomino, and we will return!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood time, good food.My friends and I went to Palomino for dinner before seeing a musical at the 5th Ave. Theatre. It was a fabulous meal, the service was attentive without being intrusive and we had a very good time. I'd visit the restaurant again!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch. Chicken saladGreat for lunch. Chicken salad was tasty and a hearty portion. Superb service.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLexy our server was fun!!Lexy our server was fun!! She made our night Entertaining ...Thanks3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Palomino's LunchPalomino never disappoints. The wait staff is always friendly & courteous and the food is always delicious.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant in a mall.Great restaurant in a mall. Wasn't aware it was in a mall until we got there so that was a little surprising. It was very close to 5th Avenue Theatre so it worked out well for us. The service was good and the food was great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood experience overall. StartedGood experience overall. Started in the bar with excellent service, restaurant service was not bad but could have been better. Our server was distracted and appeared to have too many tables to manage at the time we were seated in the restaurant for dinner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for business lunches.We took a client here for a business lunch and it was perfect for that. It's busy but you can still have a conversation (but not too quiet where you feel that everyone can hear you.) It has alot to offer so when you're not sure what food or restrictions someone might have its a good option. Nothing completely to write home about. The food is good, pretty standard, I like going here but I wouldn't say I ever die to come here to have a specific dish, but when I want a good meal, it's definitley on the top of my list. It's actually hard to find good places in downtown for lunch. Either they are too fancy and expensive or they are food carts and dive places in the market. It's nice to have a business lunch staple that's not just a francise.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to celebrate!We've visited Palomino a few times before, but I have to say- our experience this time was perfect!
Celebrated my mothers 79th birthday along with out of town family who were equally impressed with not only the ambiance but the food& our server was spot on!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable relaxed environmentComfortable relaxed environment in downtown Seattle with a variety of excellent food offerings. The daily chef specials were both a treat and we were unhurried through our business/social lunch. Great for lunch meetings where conversations need to be heard. Never a disappointment in all the years I ahve been going here.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM