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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Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
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Romantic (30)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Fun (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal at Palomino. They had great daily and weekly meal specials/featured dishes. My favorite part of my meal was the prawns. They are incredibly delicious. My only complaint was that my steak was slightly over cooked, and was a bit charred on the outside. Other than that, it was delicious.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food, Outstanding service! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for my husband's birthday and we had a very nice and relaxed meal. Food was great, service couldn't have been better!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was outstanding!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Didn’t realize it was a limited Valentine’s Day menu with a fixed price but the Steak, Lobster, and Shrimp combo was very very good. Their bruschetta is fire.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

The croutons on the caesar salad were as hard as rocks & I could not eat them. The dessert that consisted basically of deep fried doughnut holes was mediocre. The steak was flavorless but tender, however the the lobster tail, prawns, & vegetables were outstanding. This Valentine menu was not up to the standard of the Thanksgiving menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

First Valentines Together so we chose a Palomino’s a a nice quiet “romantic” place for a first of many.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Reservation was on time, food was as expected and service was good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always come back for more. Some other places, you'll occasionally get bad service or so-so food, but this place is always good, with attentive and reliable servers. We will keep coming back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We did the lunch combo! What a bang for your buck! The food was incredible and great portion sizes. It was quick for lunch. The service was a little lackluster but I think it was just because we were the first table of the morning.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Appetizer/crackers burnt, steak full of gristle. Brought out new crackers for dip when we complained- they were oily. Comp'd steak and dessert for all of us to make up lacking food. Server was attentive and did her best.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tyler, our server, was outstanding and the food was delicious. The Devour Indy menu was really nice.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My husband had a great birthday celebration at Palomino!

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Treating my dad to lunch after he spent the night at my mom's beside as she is recovering from meningitis. Sarah B. Was our server and a pleasure

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was exceptional!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Palomino has been one of my favorite restaurants for year. Sadly, with our most recent visit on 1/28/18, I can truly say, it ain't what it used to be.

We were seated in a cozy booth near the back of the restaurant. To our right was a wooden shelf that ran the length of the wall. This shelf was so dusty that we were able to, as others had, write a message to one that might care, to "Please dust me!"

Our server did not speak English very well. He would ask if we were ok, and then walk away before we could respond. He had two tables with six people each, so, once those tables took off, we really didn't see him again, except to get the bill. We were lacking for refills of tea and lemonade.

My spouse got the braised short-rib and the accompanying asparagus was absolutely blackened. Please note that the MANGER brought the meal out that way and did not say two words about it. I got the Ragu Carne and there was a pitiful amount of beef and the noodles were overcooked and glued together.

Our server did not return until he came with the check and asked if everything was ok. We told him about the asparagus, but did not offer a replacement, or to reduce the bill for the inedible food.
Palomino isn't an inexpensive place to eat, and there is nothing worse than paying a lot for a terrible meal. We probably won't be back any time soon, unless I hear that things have taken a turn for the better.

After debating on whether to say something to the manager, we decided against it, since she had brought out the food as it was, so if she wasn't taking notice, then it was unlikely anything further would happen.

In addition, it was a very slow evening, so there was plenty of time that the manager could have walked around and checked on tables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Table of 3 took 2.75 hours to finish our meal
Service was quite slow

Told the gelato we ordered was peppermint but said sorry here is chocolate as well

Ok night just nothing special

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our service was great despite a busy convention weekend. We enjoyed our food and wine. Stuffed sole and steak was delicious and the crisp appiteizer was great.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our food was amazing! We both ate from the Devour Indy menu. The prime rib was incredible, the spinach salad was very tasty, and the tiramisu dessert was wonderful! Service was also very good!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waiter was wonderful. Helpful with suggestions and service. The Devour Lunch menu was a great value for the money. We all enjoyed our choices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fun time; good food and atmosphere.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening. All of the staff was very nice and the food was very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a wonderful evening. Great service, excellent food, enjoyable ambiance.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I would rather be there when you play jazz. I wish I could figure out when that happens.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I thought I had chosen a birthday occasion but that was not recognized.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been a long-time fan of palomino used to go pretty much on a weekly basis when I lived downtown. I was so excited to get a chance to be there again. Our server was nice enough I think it was her first day or she was really knew I also think she might have had a hearing problem. Many things are brought out incorrectly. Also our food just wasn't that good. It started with the salads we told him that they were way overdressed I couldn't even eat mine. And it went kind of downhill from there. Made me sad. I hope they get it back together.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our waitress was wonderful! We shared a few items, she was great at splitting them up for us. Greatly appreciated!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonder dinner spent with my granddaughter and oldest daughter prior to going to see Disney on Ice. Sarah B. Was our wonderful server. Food was delicious as ALWAYS.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent experience at Palomino's. The perfect place on a cold winter night. Easy to park, great service, and delicious food. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Have been here several times, with groups or just 2 of us. Always a good menu and good service. If you like Sazarac cocktails, I can recommend the one here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great! They were able to accommodate our large group of 21 with ease. Kid’s menu is incredible!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very cold within walking distance of our hotel. Were pleasantly surprised. Service friendly, not pushy. Food very good . Will plan on returning next time we are in town.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The restaurant was clean, the service was good, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had reservations for New Year’s. They had a special holiday menu which was delicious. Three of us ordered fillet which was cooked to perfection and one of us ordered lamb. We all raved about our dinner. We had a gluten free person in our party and they were very accommodating to this dietary need. Service was excellent as always and I would highly recommend the Palamino!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went on New Year’s Eve. Didn’t realise (there was no notice in their website) they had a “special NYE menu”. It was just a limited version of their regular menu. Would have preferred the full menu and/true specials for the evening. Our waitress was top notch.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Location and ambiance - amazing. Hostess and servers very friendly and fun even though they were very busy. Limited menu because it was New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, neither of us enjoyed our food. The filet was very "fatty" for what is typically a lean cut of beef. The crab-artichoke dip was good but didn't seem to contain much or any crab? With only 6 entrees to choose from, we also ordered a baked rotini pasta dish with cheeses but it was oily and the pasta was swimming in the sauce from the melted cheese. We do not live in Indy. We dined at Palomino a couple of years ago and I remember a better experience. Maybe because it was New Year's Eve??? But if you are in the business of fine dining that shouldn't matter. We enjoyed the evening but extremely disappointed in the food.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have always loved Palomino, as much for its decor as for its food. The service is usually good, and the bar area is one of the best around.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great place for a very special occasion. It was a perfect fit to begin our NYE festivities. The scallops were to die for and everything else didn’t not disappoint. Would recommend 10/10

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was NYE and we chose Palomino given it's more diverse menu vs a steakhouse as one of our guests doesn't eat steak. We were not informed until arrival that it was a limited NYE menu which provided very few options with no substitutions. Our server was wonderful and they did make an exception on one of our side items; however, this meant we weren't able to order what we had intended to order when we made a reservation. As always, the chop chop salad and portobello mushroom soup were delicious. My prime rib was good but nothing spectacular.

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