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Palomino - Cincinnati

2800 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Mediterranean, European
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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.
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Phone number
(513) 381-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Houghton
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Private party facilities
Semi-private space available up to 120ppl Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Taylor Beach : (513) 381-1300
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Now Offering Delivery, please call for details.
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Cross street
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Parking 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.
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Public transit
Metro and Northern Kentucky Tank Bus
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Happy Hour every day in the Lounge from 3 pm - 11 pm
Flat Screen Tv's in Lounge
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2800 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRick (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We all 4 enjoyed our meal. Pizza is thin and flavorful. Pasta was wonderful. Only sub par item was blue cheese salad... lacking in blu cheese. Wednesday 1/2 price bottle wine is good value. Service excellent. Will definitely return.

vipOutofstater (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

I have been to different Palomino Restaurants in different States, always hoping that the good quality has changed. And NO, it has not. The service is the only saving factor. The food is equal to a run-of-the-mill pizza store. I can get better food in a grocery store. They really need to change up their menu and increase the quality of their food 100%.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Pretty disappointed. Sat us at a table and 5 minutes later we were asked to move to another table so a bigger party could sit. No big deal, we got a table by the window so can’t complain about that. Came to celebrate a birthday. Waited 1.5 hours for our food and soup wasn’t even luke warm and Caesar salad had so much salad dressing couldn’t even eat it. We tolerated that. Then the filet was over cooked, yes that happens.. understandable. The waitress sent it back and manager came to apologize which we appreciated. I had my food ate and we waited some more and my husband was still was waiting on his food. After waiting 1.5 hours already and nothing seemed to go right we asked for our bill and left. Not sure why it took so long, didn’t even seem to be super busy. No birthday dinner for my husband and I ate pretty much ate alone. But the manager did offer my husband a piece of cake. No thanks. Won’t be back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I was in from Chicago and enjoyed a great night out with my mom, who can't stop talking about how fabulous our evening was. Food and service was excellent! Will be going back again when I am back in town.

Tapcon3283 (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Let me start by saying we typically loved this place. My wife and I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. I know that sometimes things just don't work out, but last night was really hard to ignore. Our waitress, Arwa was either new or just not good. She forgot things that we asked for and even a simple glass of wine and beer took 15 minutes on not so busy night. We ordered 3 rounds, you do the math.

The food, is typically delicious and my wife and I have very similar tastes. We both ordered the Fettuccini De Mar and we were both extremely disappointed. The noodles were over done and scallops were way under cooked. Needless to say, we are saddened by the night.

For the cost of the night we probably would have had better service and food at applebees.... Just Sad.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was okay. Service was wonderful.

TFray (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

If you're planning a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day - go elsewhere. For dropping $140, yes ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS on their Valentine's day dinner for two, my girlfriend and I both left hungry and unhappy. The salad appetizer was really lame and didn't even have the cranberries or walnuts as advertised. The pasta was pretty watery and the shrimp was very overcooked and chewy. The "chocolate cake" was anything but exciting. My girlfriend and I both agreed it was about the quality of a Wal-Mart brand box of brownies just presented nicely with a couple dollops of raspberry jelly (also found at Wal-Mart). I have NEVER been so regretful in picking a restaurant to eat at, especially considering it was Valentine's day. You could basically go to ANY other restaurant in Cincinnati, Olive Garden included, and spend 1/3 (no joke) of the price and get a meal 3x as good/filling. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

JackK (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was very slow albeit it was Valentine’s Day. I had a steak. It was just fine. My wife had the short ribs and she said they were great. Our server was very pleasant but, I believe, had too many tables. I ordered a glass of wine before we ordered our entrees and it arrived after I had finished eating my meal. I definitely expect slow service, etc. on Valentine’s Day but this was worse than that. The chocolate cake was excellent though!

MomInChief (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day lunch! Staff was excellent!

AnnetteC (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was great except for the slow service. Took a long time to get our dinner. We were there a total of 2.5 hrs. Our reservation was for 8:30 and it was not very crowded so not sure why the main course took so long. Filets were a little under cooked as well but still good.

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Tirasmsu💕 The only negative thing is they dont have potatoes (except fries and cauliflower mashed potatoes). Great waiter, great food, great view!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service very friendly few were set in the back by the window I think the waitress was katylin not certain however she made my birthday extremely special great service friendly and very attentive to our needs

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food service was very slow.
The server was not completely familiar with the menu nor the selection of alcoholic beverages.
Food preparation was excellent.
Drink portions were excellent.
Great kids menu.
The restaurant was very noisy and a conversation was difficult.

Carold (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was perfect!

TracyG (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Dinner was delicious. Once we got our appetizer and order placed for the main course it felt as if we lost our server. They tried to bring the entrees before the salads. Once everything was figured out we did have an excellent meal. I️ would definitely dine here again

Momof4 (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I both ordered fish. His salmon had no flavor and my Maui Maui was over cooked. It’s a shame. I’ll never be able to talk him into going again.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Drinks and appetizers were delicious. Try the lavender cosmo!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The manager was on point..we we're very impressed. Service otherwise was just average. Our server maybe had too many tables. The food was good, but not great..not what I expected for an upscale restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Our work team gathered at Palomino’s for a good-bye lunch for one of our team members. The Palomino staff was very accommodating for our group of 16. We had a whole section of the restaurant dedicated to just us, so it felt very private. We were able to order from the regular menu and with separate checks. Our server was friendly, fast and efficient. Our food was served quickly, correctly and was most delicious. A great time was had by all! Thank you Palomino’s for an outstanding experience!

EducatorAppreciation (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We participated in Palomino's educator appreciation weekend special, with a 3-course meal for $25 per person from a prix fixe menu. The mushroom soup was delicious, the chop-chop salad is always a favorite, and the steak frites and rigatoni bolognese were also delicious, with enough to take some home for lunch the following day. The fig gelato was a really unique taste - one of us liked it and the other did not. The tiramisu was disappointing - a bit on the dry side and not very flavorful in our opinions. The service, atmosphere, and drink selection were absolutely fantastic, and I will definitely return to Palomino in the future! Thanks for recognizing educators!