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About Palomino - Cincinnati
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.
505 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
American, Mediterranean, European
Hours of Operation:
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-price Bottled Wine! (any bottle priced $26 & above).
TUESDAYS ALL DAY: Tini Tuesday Half off select Martinis
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:15 am-3pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 3pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 3pm-10p, Sunday 3pm-9pm
HAPPY HOUR in the lounge: 7 days a week from 3 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour every day in the Lounge from 3 pm - 11 pm
Flat Screen Tv's in Lounge
Now Offering Delivery, please call for details.
Public Parking Options:
Fountain Square Parking Garage located off of Vine St.
Fountain Place Garage off of Race Street, with elevator access to Palomino.
Metro and Northern Kentucky Tank Bus
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private space available up to 120ppl Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Taylor Beach : (513) 381-1300
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palomino - Cincinnati Ratings and Reviews
Overall the experience was mediocre, the food was underwhelming, food temperature on the cold side our waiter Austin was phenomenal ,the hostess was indifferent. Overall the service was slow, the view of fountain square all lit up for Christmas was nice. Price point adequate, would return if already downtown but not make special arrangements to go. Would have rated 3.5 stars but that wasn’t an option.
Waited 15 minutes at the bar to order a drink, never got waited on. When we finally did they were out of Budweiser and Michelob ultra. Waited 25 min past our reservation to be seated, but it was a busy night so we understood. Worst part... manager said we should get over the fact that they were out of beer. She said they had a 24k day on Friday so it was a good for them. We said what about your customers today? She said well if you are upset we don’t have your beer too bad! Really?!?! Wow...
Our service was excellent and the food was incredible. Our wait staff was very conscientious about our need to get to the Aronoff on time. Highly recommend. Our drinks never went to empty and everyone was extremely pleasant. They were very busy and we felt we received excellent service and did not feel rushed at all.
I guess with the Christmas Season upon us they want to cram as many people as they can in the restaurant. Taken to our table which was about 12" from the next able of 4. Was so noisy could not have a conversation across the table. After 12 minutes of this and yet to see a waiter we left. Can't imagine what it would have been like when the party for the table on the other side of us arrived. Extremely disappointed.
Our family went to Palomino's on a Sunday early evening at Christmas when Fountain Square was lite up. It was a great relaxing evening and great views of the street and Fountain Square. We ordered off the 3/$25 menu which is a great option for early dining and if you are paying for 6 (like we were). Something on this menu that appealed to everyone. Service was great too.
Party of 8, almost 20 minutes from putting our first entrée down, to getting all 8 entrees on the table...server claimed innocence, blamed kitchen...we waited for all the meals, mine was cold by then...arrived 7:30pm, ordered 7:45pm...meals started to be delivered by 8:50pm...
This was our first date night out in over a month and it was fabulous! We had a reservation for 6:30 and we were at our table right away, no wait! Our service was outstanding! Our waitress was perhaps the most amazing ever...she took care of our every question and every need. Overall it was a great night out and we can't wait to get back!
Disappointing experience. The porkchop was undercooked (dark red), the pasta was bland and also undercooked (although the server said it was al dente), and the service was rushed. The manager did remove the porkchop from the bill, but seemed unconcerned. There are much nicer restaurants to visit it downtown Cincinnati.
Our server Bridget made our night. She allowed us to move from a good table to a great tab
E near the window over looking Fountian Dquare. She recommended great options.. I chose the scallops on her recommendation and they were fabulous! Palomino is not normally our first choice but it will be after this great evening!
Went to Palomino for Thanksgiving dinner. We were disappointed in the food. We have been there before for Thanksgiving dinner and it was really good. But this year it was just OK. My daughter ordered a salad and the adult mac and cheese. Both came out at the same time (after waiting a fair amount of time). I ordered the turkey dinner, best part about it was the brussel sprouts. Turkey came with a ton of dark meat that was fatty. Mashed potatoes were cold. They gave me about a tablespoon of stuffing. We will go to Capital Grill or Seasons 52 for Thanksgiving dinner next year.
Possibly the worst service ever...more than 30 minutes to get a drink. Ordered food never arrived...but was on bill :( Server couldn't figure out how to split the bill - three tries later and still wrong. Manager finally comped us drinks but well after the evening spoiled. But food was good.
The service was great. Our waitress was wonderful. But the own falls was no salad with meals (extra Cost) not enough steak sauce selection ( I like Heinz 57 ) didn't have, ask for table by window got the second row by window, no regular butter for bread, our salad was dry( not enough salad dressing) but food was great, drinks was good, kept our water glass full.
This was our third time here. We visit every year on our anniversary and was extremely disappointed. The past two times were excellent, but I can’t say the same for this time. The server was not very attentive and didn’t seem focused. We put in our order and then 25 minutes later she came back to recap what we had ordered as if she had forgot to put it in. We wait a long time for our food and both the crab artichoke dip and my steak was over cooked. The server seem focused on apologizing for tables that were dirty around our table instead of focusing on getting our experience right. Very disappointed in what is usually a great experience.
Previous experiences over the years have been very good. Hadn’t returned for a couple of years and things have really slipped. Our advance table location request was not only ignored but we were told it was a table for 4, only to be filled by another couple (that’s 2) as we watched. It took about a half hour to have our wine order delivered and the lukewarm Lobster Bisque that we ordered only appeared after we mentioned to the server that we hoped that the delay in receiving the first course would not cause the soup and the entree to be delivered together. As to one of the entrees...it was Pappardelle with a short rib ragu. The meat as inedible, as the server saw a pile of grizzle and fatty meat set on the side of my plate. I was offered an alternate entree but declined. The manager listened to our tale of woe and took the entree charge off our bill with her apologies. We left the restaurant, drove home and I had a peanut butter sandwich. What a disappointing night.
whenever there is a show in town we eat at Palomino's. I made the reservation 3 weeks ahead of time. Always request a window seat. We always sit in the same area. This time - there were two new people working hospitality. They informed me that NO one could reserve a window table. The girl who seated me wasn't very nice about it and placed us in an area by the bar. The waiter was fine - nothing to do with him. We ordered our food and waited 45 minutes. My friend ordered the rotisserie chicken. It wasn't done at all, she couldn't even eat it. When we told the waiter that it was still pink - he said "well that is rotisserie chicken" - Nope it isn't - it is supposed to be done! We were offered a free dessert, but we had to hurry and eat it cause it was now 7:45. We won't be back!
Great place to eat. Service was outstanding and very timely. When we arrived they asked how long we had and we gave them 1 hour. They did an amazing job of getting us our food and keeping us checked on and satisfied. Everyone was super friendly and created a nice environment for a date night or special occasion. I would recommend this to anyone looking to have a good meal and environment to talk and eat.
Bad night for Palomino. I went in as a single with a reservation. I opted for a table in the bar and it took 15 minutes to get a beer ordered. The only other thing I ordered was a salmon entree and it took over an hour.
They apologized and picked up my check, so they did what they could and what was right.
I generally have had good service and experiences there.
While we had our heart set on pizzas, the dough machine was broken, so, no pizza, as well as a couple of other "doughy" things. But -- fortunately we were not on a strict budget, and definitely enjoyed the scallops and the short rib entrees. We shared the brussels sprouts -- plenty to share, and very good with pancetta and vanilla butter -- MUCH better than with balsamic like some places do it. We went early, after a matinee, so it was pretty quiet, which we enjoyed, since we didn't feel like we had to vacate the table as soon as we were done eating.
Quick service but my soup was cold :( Great appetizers and a really large menu to choose from. I️ got the mushroom soup and the shrimp + quinoa salad. My reservation was later in the evening, so I️ assume that explains why the soup was colder than I️ would have liked I️t.
Highly disappointing. Our reservation was at 7:30 pm on a Saturday. Two of the items we tried to order were not available which was disappointing as it was early in the dinner service. The food was poorly executed. The shrimp entrees were overcooked and rubbery, the salmon portions were inconsistent, not cooked to the proper temperature, and over seasoned. Service was not timely considering the low number of patrons in the restaurant. Our server began our night with an attitude of indifference to our 7 top. She tried to make up for it later but it seemed disingenuous. On the positive side, we were comped a birthday dessert. Overall, our experience at this restaurant would not encourage us to return anytime in the future.
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