About Palomino - Indianapolis

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.

49 West Maryland Street
Circle Center Mall #189
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean, European

Hours of Operation:
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $30 & above).
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(317) 974-0400

Website:
http://palomino.com/page/home

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

Parking Details:
Street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Burris

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (317) 974-0400

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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

Palomino - Indianapolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Romantic (27)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

All good I nice prices, great service. I don't want to write more.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Put it was our anniversary on the reservation and was not acknowledged

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·Dined 5 days ago

I am a long-time patron but have noticed a decline recently, particularly in service. I would still recommend it, but I am on the fence and may become a detractor if I have one more poor experience. Steak was really tough and service was just awful this last time. I'm hoping for a turnaround.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The 7oz filets were just a little pricey, but they were delicious. If a small side salad was included, the price would have been just right.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a staple when we are in town and where we go for our big group dinner. I made 2 separate reservations and they didn’t put us all together even though I asked when I confirmed. Our server wasn’t the greatest. She was slow. We weren’t really in a hurry, but she really ruined our experience when she messed up the check. We had a lot of newbies with us and I don’t think they were impressed. It’s still the best cream of mushroom soup and chicken Marsala ever so I will keep going. The food never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good. The only issue we had was not getting seated until around 25 minutes after our reservation time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined 6 days ago

Wit staff was best of the week in downtown Indy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place to eat and our waiter Jay provided great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

had high hopes for this place but it took one hour to get our appetizers that came 15 minutes after our salad, then another 50 minutes for our food to arrive. The waiter came with our plates and said -oh be careful these are very hot-- but the steaks where cold. we complained but out of the 6 of us only one steak was credited back to us.
don't bother going here for a good or hot steak.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Orders were incorrect and slow service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great location for downtown pre-event dining. Menu options for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and service only issue we had was it was hard to hear conversation next time will ask for a more secluded area. Will go back because of the food and service.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Played it simple and got pizza. Was very good.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

A wonderful experience. Excellent food, great service, friendly staff.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall the food was good but didn't like a couple of items. My wife and I received a gift card and went for our anniversary dinner. 1) Instead of butter for bread we were offered some marinara sauce. My wife and I simply wanted butter and I would think that most people would instead of marinara sauce. The waiter did provide us with one after a period of time and had to melt it over a cup. 2) Our waiter was overall adequate we just didn't feel as though we were a priority as other tables who were seated after us. While overall he was adequate just didn't feel much appreciation for us being there. 3) The menu needs some better choices for pasta and chicken. Choices for that type of meal we thought was pretty limited. In the end, probably won't go back there unless we have another gift card. Thanks for the opportunity to review.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to Palomino's before the Big Ten Championship game. Really enjoyed the mushroom soup and the alfredo pasta. The chocolate cake tirimisu was awesome! The waitress was also very good.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had reservation for 5:00 PM but had to wait 20 minutes on a table. Lots of empty tables but tables were not setup yet. Not the place to go if you are on a time table. Once seated, the service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We sat at the bar to have some additional interaction with others and Lexi our bartender was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We're big Palomino fans but were somewhat disappointed on this visit. Service staff inattentive and/or over worked...and things seems in general just a bit "tired"...e.g. dog-eared menus...and seating that was awkward/not best available even though the place was less than 1/3 full.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic food AND service!! Palomino's ambiance can't be beat and even more so during the holiday season. Also, the menu choices and wine list are excellent. Palomino's location in the heart of downtown is ideal too. Absolutely a 5 star restaurant!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

LOVE the food and service at Palomino. They never disappoint.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We decided to go to Palamino for Thanksgiving since we weren't having our family gathering until the following day. They had a special Thanksgiving menu with slightly more limited choices but everything was very good. We had the prime rib, the scallops and the braised lamb shank. Each were very good, although prices seemed a bit high. Presentation was very nice, however, and service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic venue for my special lady and I to celebrate 50 years since our first evening together.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Palomino never disappoints. Always good food and great service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Palomino never disappoints 10yr family TG tradition. Great time

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Would have been fine but they are closed at 3:30. So we made reservations for a time the kitchen is closed. Can you update your site?

Thanks!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The restaurant is looking a little dated and menus need to be renewed, but the food was great!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great Beer, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My dinner simply did not taste very good. It was capallini pomodoro. I’ve had it At palomino many times before. This was materially less good than it used to be

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food and service were both amazing. The signature Pear Martini was wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was delicious and our service was wonderful. Try the almond and Parmesan crusted scallops over lemon risotto. I'm not a huge scallops fan and these were fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the $25/special. Exceptional - was disappointed they didn't have the variety of wine that was listed on the menu - said they had been busy.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were greeted and seated promptly by the hostess . The Food was wonderful and our sever Connor was very good! We will return on our next visit to Indy !

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I used to love Palamino. We were disappointed. Everything was ok, but nothing exceptional. There are so many great restaurants downtown, why settle for ok.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A friend and I dined at Palomino last week and had a great dinner with possibly some of the worst service I've ever encountered in a nice restaurant. Our server came over soon enough and asked if we like drinks. My friend ordered a vodka and ginger ale, which came out just fine. I ordered a martini. That's when the first problem started. Our server couldn't seem to grasp what I was asking for. She finally took the order and eventually brought my drink back, but without the lemon twist I asked for. She blamed the problem on the bar tender and said she would get me one. I expected her to return with the lemon twist in a napkin or maybe on a plate. Nope - she was holding it in her hand and just dropped it in my drink. I remember exclaiming to my friend, "well at least it's going into alcohol, so I guess it will at least be sterilized". When she returned, we ordered our dinner. I asked about a couple of the pasta options. She recommended the Bolognese which was actually a fantastic recommendation. It was delicious. However when I asked our server what kind of pasta it came with, she replied, "ummm sausage I think". I clarified that I wanted to know what kind of pasta. She then said "ummmm it's fat - maybe linguine?" I told her that would be fine. It was actually rigatoni, which was also fine, but not at all like linguine. The whole time she was speaking with us, she was smacking gum. We noticed that she brought bread to the table next to us and we asked to have some as well. She agreed to bring some, but never did. We even asked a second time with no luck. It was at this point that I also noticed that I didn't have forks. My set up had a napkin and knife, but no forks, so I asked for that, three times. It just so happened that he stash of extra forks was right next to my friend. He offered to grab me one. I told him to wait and let's give her a chance to make it right - no luck. I finally had to ask the manager for a change in servers.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went to Palomino for my mom’s birthday. All three of our entrées were delicious. My braised short rib had such a wonderful flavor and was slow cooked for hours. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were a nice alternative to the standard mashed potatoes. My mom and dad enjoyed their rotisserie chicken and pork chop as well. It’s a great atmosphere to celebrate a casual birthday with great food and drinks.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had dinner her before the play at the IRT. Best Mushroom soup ever. Love Palomino. On a special diet and was able to find meals that fit all areas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. Their bruschetta is outstanding and we go there in a large part for this treat. Would recommend Palomino to any group except maybe if you have children with you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Party of 8 for a business meal. Great service Great meal all around. Will be back soon. Thank you.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience! Had dinner before Lady Gaga, and it was my bday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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