Palomino Rustico
Palomino Rustico

Palomino Rustico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://palomino.com/page/home
  • Phone: 4254557600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    WEEKDAY BREAKFAST:
    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    WEEKEND BRUNCH: Featuring Absolut Bloody Mary Bar!
    Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm
    WEEKEND BREAKFAST: Sat & Sun 6:30am-10am
    LUNCH:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    DINNER:
    Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
    DAILY HAPPY HOUR:
    3pm - 6pm and 9pm -close

    Lounge open until 11pm on Sunday thru Thursday
    12 Midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, European, American
  • Executive Chef: Jobbie Domenden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Need something catered? Contact Daniel Wilkins to discuss our catering options.
  • Entertainment: Palomino Rustico invites you to enjoy Lunch & Dinner on our Patio. (Happy Hour available on Patio during select hours only).
    Reservations are not taken for patio dining--first come, first served.
    Weather permitting, the patio will open daily at 11am.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 6th and Bellevue Way
  • Public Transit: Bellevue Transit Center is located 3 blocks East of Lincoln Square, with many other stops located near Bellevue Square/Bellevue Place/Lincoln Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at Lincoln Square parking garage. We validate up to 3 hours.
A word from Palomino Rustico
Palomino Rustico is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its rich and stylish ambiance. Guests love Palomino's European-inspired Contemporary Italian and regional American Cuisine. Only Palomino Rustico offers such a versatile menu in extraordinary surroundings at reasonable prices.
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Palomino Rustico reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (24)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (18)great for outdoor dining (15)special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (11)romantic (8)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Food was good (pizza and penne).
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    Food was good (pizza and penne). Server was friendly (and gorgeous). Only downer was super-annoying drunk people sitting at the table next to us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thought it was better than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We thought it was better than the Palomino in Seattle. We had great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fondue and the zabaglione
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    The fondue and the zabaglione were unusual - not bad, just not what we were expecting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 25 minutes late in seating
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    25 minutes late in seating with reservation.Manager handled situation well. Need to improve reservation system.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ordered chopped salads,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    We ordered chopped salads, and all of them were very dry....other than that, the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    Palomino is my favorite restaurant in Bellevue (and Seattle). Their Chop Chop salad is the best and the only place I will eat a Chop Chop salad because nothing else compares to Palomino's! Please start serving the Bruchetta bread with olive oil and garlic at Bellevue like you do in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY disappointed in Salad/Sandwich
    Betty
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    VERY disappointed in Salad/Sandwich. We both order different combinations and BOTH were disappointed! Would not return. Both sandwiches(crab and _??_ and the other was the Mozzarella with tomato which was ONE VERY small slice and a wilted piece of iceberg lettuce stem end) both were SLAVERED with mostly Mayonnaise.. VERY little substance. Salads were "cup" size and showed no imagination.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The duck confit was exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    The duck confit was exceptional. Excellent paella as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Palomino was extremely loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Palomino was extremely loud. 2 pm on a Saturday, restauarant less than half full, and the noise was such that I had to ask the person sitting next to me to repeat himself numerous times. The food was pretty good, except that they forgot the tomato on the mozzarella-tomato-basil panini, but the noise was such an irritation that I will not return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was really good looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    food was really good looking forward to dining the again when visiting Bellevue . Menu was not the same as our local chain in Westwood ca. Still very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salad entrees were sloppily
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    Salad entrees were sloppily presented. The caesar salad tasted like there was vanilla in it; the meat was okay on steak salad. Viniagrette on chicken maple salad was poor. Crisps on appetizer were burnt. Bread was good. Atmosphere was nice. We didn't care for server - seemed insincere and sarcastic. For this quality of food, the restaurant is very expensive. Doubt we'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Our waiter was great! Great cold beer!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word,sucess! Met all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    In a word,sucess! Met all my expectations for great food, great service, exciting atmosphere and good prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not that good! and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    Food was not that good! and highly overpriced for what was served.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always have a great meal here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2008
    Always have a great meal here. Love the gorganzola fries, bellinis, chop chop salad and even the bread with tomato chutney, so yummy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Their signature dish, the
    GrahamC100VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Their signature dish, the rigatoni, was spectacular! And our waiter, Adam, was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As I have frequented Palomino's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    As I have frequented Palomino's in Seattle for years, I was so excited to hear that it had finally come to the Eastside. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and the wait staff who took care of me provided excellent customer service (I wish I could remember their names). My dinner companion was about 30 minutes late (he had trouble finding exactly where the restaurant was located), so during that wait period, one female wait staff brought me a magazine so I would have something to do while waiting and our main waiter made sure he took my drink order and brought some bread until my companion arrived. They were both outstanding!! I look forward to dining there many times!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have always like Palomino
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    I have always like Palomino at downtown Seattle. However, I was very disappointed with the food quality when I visited the Bellevue one. I had the Shrimp scampi with pasta. There were only 5 pieces of shrimps which I wasn’t sure if they were real scampi but they sure were quite tiny. They were swimming in butter on the side with some capers because the pasta took up 2/3 of the plate. There was absolutely no taste with the pasta. If I had known the amount of pasta I got, I would have ordered something else. Maybe something under the pasta section with half of the price!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took a client there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    I took a client there for lunch the other day and though that the food was below par compared to the Seattle restaurant. Our salads were unnessarily extremly salty and the bread on the sandwiches either stale or toasted until they were rock hard. Our Mojitos that we ordered overly sweet with barely any alchohol. It was a great dissapointment since the one in Seattle is so wonderful. Our server was very pleaseant however, which made the lunch more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unfortunately our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2008
    Unfortunately our waitress received a 25% tip after I had already factored in an 18% tip. She over charged all of our cc without our permission - I specified $20.00 per card and she charged $22.00 stating the tip was not included. It wasn't until after I had returned to the office that I realized we were all over charged. Also we had to ask for the bread - after seeing all the other tables around us receiving bread. Sadly we will not be going back to the Palomino for lunch anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu provides something for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    Menu provides something for everyone and our group enjoyed our entrees. We had been to Palomino in Seattle and the new Bellevue location was just as good with delicious pizza, pasta and salads and friendly service. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service at the Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    The service at the Seattle location is far superior to the Bellevue restaurant. I will not go back to the Bellevue restaurant because of how apathetic their servers are.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was good, not great. every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    it was good, not great. every time Ive gone they are out of my dessert or just do not have it. maybe they should just take it of the menu!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pros: The food is very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Pros: The food is very good and there is a lot of variety. Appetizer portions are good size. It's a good choice for groups/family, birthday party or similar special occasion. Cons: Noisy and crowded. Finding the self-parking is a little confusing. Ambiance doesn't support a romantic dinner or formal/nice special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful service. Made us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Wonderful service. Made us feel very special. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family, in particularly, this Bellevue location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy to be enjoyable;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Too noisy to be enjoyable; had to wait 20 minutes for our reservation even tho the table we wound up in was empty from the time we arrived. The service was indifferent at best. Asked for thoughts about a wine and got "that one's good." Food was barely ok for the price. Decor is amaturish. Build out (trim details, for example) is of poor quality. Another disappointment in the "new" downtown Bellevue restaurant scene. Won't be back. The best you can say about this place is that the noisy drinkers will like it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific menu....soup(minestrone)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Terrific menu....soup(minestrone) bit too salty. covers the flavors. Sole dish too heavy....presentation dull. Could use far less proscuitto and achieve the same flavor. Fresh condiments or herbs might brighten the presentation, The cooked sage tastes great look old, not appetising. We did like the online reservations option. Our service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll think twice about returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    I'll think twice about returning due to unbelievable noise level. Why do restaurants think this is so chic? When you can't hear the conversation with a person at your own table, it's a big problem. It promotes yelling instead of talking and that raises noise level even more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great. Will
    CharlieinBellevueVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    The food was great. Will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just went to Palmomino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    We just went to Palmomino for the second time in 2 weeks. This time with another couple. Unfortunately we had horrible service, but said something to the manager after our meal. He graciously gave us 2 gift cards in compensation for our bad time. I will definately go back, but this time request another server.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The reason that the ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    The reason that the ambiance rating is so low is that it was incredibly noisy...Even at a small table of three it was difficult to hear your friends voices. Would not return for that reason.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • was extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    was extremely disappointed that there were no Belinis...that was one of the main reasons I went there. not sure how often I will frequent the restaurant
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had great service. We
    Martha
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    We had great service. We were there celebrating a birthday and stayed for a couple hours. We didn't feel "rushed" out, which is a rare find. The food was excellent, as usual!! We will definitely be back. The restaurant was a little loud, it was a little hard to hear as the night went on. Overall, excellent! One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    The food was very good and so was the service. However, it was so loud that we had to raise our voices to be heard. I also heard maother people complaining very much of the noise. Don't know if we should come back - ONLY because of the noise. They should close off the bar area - (glass and or doors). That was where most of the noise was coming from. Palomino should seriously take steps to separate the bar area from the dining. I think your guests would really appreciate it being quieter. It makes good business sense. I don't know if we will be taking clients there to dinner - only because of the noise. Please consider doing something as we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service and a lot of patrons want to take clients there
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    The food and service was excellent. This is only the second time I've been to Palomino and I am looking forwrard to dining there many more times in the future. I am glad they have opened in Bellevue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, the
    WestSeattle
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    The food was excellent, the staff was attentive and very personable from the moment that we entered the restaurant - all in all, a good experience but I don't think that I would go back just because the background noise made conversation very difficult and to me, that's an important ingredient in a successful dining experience with my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was outstanding but we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2008
    It was outstanding but we found it to be very noisy! We will go back for sure. Did not really look at the wine menu, just ordered a glass of wine. Wine list by the glass was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordered mozarella basil panini,not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2008
    Ordered mozarella basil panini,not really melted, just warm. Yellow iceberg lettuce on a panini seemed a little off. The server was very nice and suprised my co-worker with a slice of tiramisu and a candle for his birthday. Very Nice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was good. My Shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Service was good. My Shrimp Scampi entree had too much garlic in the pasta and was overpowering. I didnt like the two piece of bread served with entree it was soggy by the time it reach the table. All I could taste was garlic. Very Disappointing. I provided feedback to Palomino via there website and have not heard back from anyone at the Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First seating 3 course dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    First seating 3 course dinner for $25 is a good value for a satisfactory dinner with friends in a casual setting. Waiter is knowledgeable about the menu and wine. Good recommendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet