Palomino - Indianapolis

4.4
3136 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of operation
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $30 & above).
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:15am - 2:30pm, Sat: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Mon - Fri: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sun: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar: Mon-Thurs 11:15am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11:15am-11pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

HAPPY HOUR:
Daily 3pm-close in the Bar
Friday Happy Hour starts at NOON now through August 31st. Happy Summer!
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Phone number
(317) 974-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Burris
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Manager: (317) 974-0400
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Catering
Catering is available for groups of 20 guests or more. Complimentary Delivery within a two mile radius of the Circle Monument. Please contact Mariah Bennett, Marketing Specialist for details. 317.974.0400
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
All Day, Every Day Happy Hour from 11am-6pm and from 9pm-close.
Wine-Down Wednesday- All bottles of wine are 1/2 price all day.
Indianapolis Colt's Home Game Brunch
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 3136 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Delicious food, nice jazz music & Sarah gave great service

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Ordered 3 seafood pasta, all three were missing shrimp and scallops. Server said the chef knew about it, but sent it out anyway.

Horrible

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent menu with options for everyone, including gluten free pizza crusts for their tasty pizzas. I had the tomato soup of the day, and the charred kale salad. Wonderful. Our party of 9 had pizza, scallops, pork chop, etc and all loved their entreé. Good service for our large group.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Having never been to Indianapolis this would be a restaurant I would choose based on the menu alone! Not quite sure why I needed reservations since the whole place was filled with about 20 people. Server was a bit presumptuous and pushy on the drinks to hit is quota. We played along for a while, then we had to ignore him. Food was very tasty, hot and prepared correctly.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Absolutely one of our favorite places to eat!

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We started outside, but moved inside due to the outdoor tables being so close to the sidewalk and street - too much noise. We had a friendly waitress who made some good suggestions. Salmon and Scampi were very good. Would highly recommend the lemon almond cake with the blueberry gelato for dessert - it was sooooo good!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My wife and I really liked eating at Palomino. The ambiance and food were great! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The best meal we’ve ever had at Palomino!

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We made a reservation to celebrate our sons birthday, we had a terrible table, right in front of open kitchen, no table cloth, just ok. service and food, it was the worst birthday celebration one could have, not festive at all, not a word from any staff for the birthday guy, very unhappy with the whole dinner. will not return or recommend to anyone.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We sat in the lounge and the waiter didn’t seem friendly
The waiter had too many tables
He ignored that our beverages were low and needing refills
The waiter kept blaming the kitchen staff and runners about mixed up orders

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious food, great drinks, and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I seriously cannot say enough about this place!! Out of all the restaurants that we ate at while in Indianapolis for four days, this was by far my favorite. Everything on their menu that we ordered was simply to die for. The coffee there is amazing, the blueberry smash cocktail is also spectacular. We went for lunch one day and loved it so much that we went back two days later to eat there again. The pizza, super green salad bowl, appetizers, and everything else that we got there was delicious and so fresh. I cannot say enough about the serving staff!! We had a different waiter both times and loved them both! Sawyer was super helpful and I wish I remembered our waitress’s name from the first day. The caprese appetizer was the best app I have had in my life. I could have eaten there every day!

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Drinks were good! Food was ok. The wait staff and kitchen are easily overwhelmed by large groups. We were a table of two and suffered accordingly. Our server literally didn’t stop at our table for over 45 minutes, while tending to tables around us.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great service and food! We were celebrating our anniversary. The staff was so kind. The table had a nice candle and streamers to celebrate and we were given a complementary dessert to celebrate! We could not have enjoyed our evening more!!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Brought my husband in for Father's Day. We had a good experience. David took great care of us. He was attentive without being annoying. The only negative about our experience, as we were walking up to the restaurant, there was an employee outside smoking. He walked into the restaurant right after us. He went directly to the bar, grabbed 3 glasses and went back to work without washing his hands 😝#gross. We were hoping he would not be our server because than our experience would've been totally different, we probably would've left. We are sure that he is not the only smoker in the restaurant that has done this, so it would be pointless to describe the employee. We believe that this issue should be addressed with all the smokers. This will not stop us from returning or recommending this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

A quarterly lunch spot with a friend, Palomino is a convenient location for our lunch. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. This particular visit, when it was much busier than our normal Saturday visits, the manager was on deck to make sure that our service expectations were met. Always a great choice for our lunch!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

It was a delicious lunch with friends in a lovely atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Service was attentive and professional; food was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Wonderful retirement dinner for some great friends!!
Allison our server was superb; great personality and welcoming smile 😃

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Christopher was our server. He was delightful. He took great care to meet our dietary accommodations. The dinner was delicious and did not cause any health issues. Which really made the experience outstanding. Often, despite communicating dietary needs they are not are met and cause great flare to one of our guests gi. Thanks again, Christopher!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We had a party of 10 for a business dinner. We were impressed by the entire experience. The server was training someone new and they were both fabulous. Her recommendations were spot on. The food was delicious and they put a special touch on each item. We had the bruschetta and caprese appetizers, prime rib, scallops, and pizza, among other things. The ambiance was perfect for a business dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Client meal

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First visit to Indy and was very impressed the lavender cosmo was pretty and delicious! The lemon cello cake with the blueberry gelato was the perfect way to end a great meal!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First time eating here and won’t be the last!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was our first visit, I would say it was exceptional overall except that we arrived at 3:05 and were given menu's with an insert with lunch specials. We chose 2 meals from the specials but the waiter said he needed to ask to see if we could get it. He came back to say the specials had stopped at 3pm but he turned the insert over to say we could order off of that side, basically the same as in the regular menu. He also told us we could order off the dinner menu because they would fix pretty much anything we chose! We very much enjoyed our food, not thrilled with the pasta but it was pared with a fantastic salad. The facility is beautiful, our waiter was awesome but our complaint was that it was freezing.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The pasta was very under cooked and clumped together. The beef ragu however was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Seated on time. Server met our time limitations. Good variety of foods. Easy location to get to. Friendly staff

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Nice place we decided on spur of the moment. Doesn’t sound Italian, but they do a great job and serve great food.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Brady was our server and he was busy. Saturday night crowd but the food was a let down. Party of 4 and 3 of the dinners were disappointing. Filet was good, prime rib was tough-which was sad considering and it was poorly trimmed. There was more waste than edible meat on a 12 oz cut. Veggies were soggy, pizza was paper thin and boring. Salads were good. Cauliflower mash was tasty. Drinks took 25 min per order.
Overall for what we paid we were disappointed. The service was great bc he was working to cover his tables and when something wasn't right Brady made the effort to correct it. The tiramisu was very nice. Doubt we'll be back but maybe it's better when it's not busy. Overall I would expect at least 3 star consistency for a place like this but I'd rather eat at outback than deal with fishy shrimp and sad beef.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I had been at Palomino's before. I was in town withy family for the Indy 500 race. I wanted to have them sample some of the great restaurants. Waiter was not very attentive . Ea: Had to ask for bread serval times.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our first time at the Palomino! Great food & service! Recommended anytime you are downtown Indy

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It was just “okay.” I chose this restaurant based on reviews and location. We ordered pizzas and were pretty disappointed. The crust was way too thin-like paper, not typical wood fired pizza crust, which is thin, but still a crust. The sauce wasn’t great and the pizza my husband ordered didn’t even have any sauce, which the menu did not say. The service was fine and the atmosphere was okay but it was definitely not worth all the good reviews.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This place is always excellent!!! Mushroom soup is a must! As is their pizza, rigatoni, salads and steaks!!! It's always a must when I visit Indianapolis!!!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great Food! Try the Super Nova Martini - Delic! Everything we had from appetizer to dessert was delic! Staff is attentive, friendly and don't rush you.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Everything was great!

Food quality was excellent, service was impeccable, and noise level was satisfactory for business discussion.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great service and food...the table next to us was talking really loudly, but not the fault of the restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Nice experience but a little pricey for me.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Brady was an awesome waiter!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is always good. I really like dining here.

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