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
76 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (21)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (19)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (9)romantic (8)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Best crab/artichoke open face
    MrsfishVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2008
    Best crab/artichoke open face sandwich I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although I organized this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2008
    Although I organized this event I was unable to attend. I did, however, receive feedback that although the food was great the portions were small.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • our waitress brought out the
    coquine
    Dined on 7/21/2008
    our waitress brought out the wrong salad instead of the one my brother ordered, but she was very nice about the mistake and brought the correct one as soon as possible. she was very friendly and made the experience more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Our waiter was friendly and sociable. He showed a lack of experience and maturity when he displayed a clear disappointment when my table had no interest in ordering appetizers or other sides. The utensils at our table were noticeably dirty.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tables in the bar were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    Tables in the bar were great. Made you just want to sit back and have a beer.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little too expensive to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    A little too expensive to make it a regular dining choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    We had a great experience all the way around. We started sitting out on their patio, then realized it was going to be too cool for us. They moved us inside without a problem at all - and the place was packed. Our server was amazing, great recommendations, fun, attentive. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad to have them in downtown
    BellevueSteve
    Dined on 7/18/2008
    Glad to have them in downtown Bellevue. Love the way they changed the look of the restaurant from what it was when it was Manzana Grill. It is now typically full at lunch. Make sure you get a reservation. The food is really great, but you should expect to pay a bit more than at other places for lunch in downtown Bellevue. It is worth the extra money. When it is nice outside, the outdoor seating is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So loud in there! Drinks
    juliefultonVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    So loud in there! Drinks take 10-20 minutes to come from bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I arrived 12 minutes early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/16/2008
    I arrived 12 minutes early for a noon reservation. Despite the fact that the restaurant was not even half full, I was told by the host that she was "seating reservations right on time and that I would have to wait". I didn't quite understand why but asked for a patio table. She said she would see what she could do (there were about 3 tables outside left). She came over to me a few minutes later and told me that she had another reservation who had requested outdoor seating and that I would have to sit indoors. She then proceeded to seat 2 other parties immediately who walked in with no reservations. I am not sure that I will visit Palomino again after being treated so rudely. My reservation counted for nothing. Please DO send this to the
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 7/15/2008
    The food and service were good but it was very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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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