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About Palomino - Bellevue

Palomino - Bellevue is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its rich and stylish ambiance. Guests love Palomino's European-inspired Contemporary Italian and regional American Cuisine. Only Palomino Rustico offers such a versatile menu in extraordinary surroundings at reasonable prices. They also feature a semi-private dining room for all your special occasions.

610 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, American, European

Hours of Operation:
WEEKEND BRUNCH: Featuring Absolut Bloody Mary Bar!
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
DINNER:
Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm
DAILY HAPPY HOUR:
3pm -close
Lounge open 'til 10pm Mon-Thurs, 'til 11pm Fri & Sat, and 9pm Sunday.

Lounge open until 11pm on Sunday thru Thursday
12 Midnight Friday & Saturday

Cross Street:
NE 6th and Bellevue Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 455-7600

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

Entertainment:
Palomino - Bellevue invites you to enjoy Lunch & Dinner on our Patio. (Happy Hour available on Patio during select hours only).
Reservations are not taken for patio dining--first come, first served.
Weather permitting, the patio will open daily at 11am.

Catering:
Need something catered? Contact Brad Craig to discuss our catering options.

Parking Details:
Parking is available at Lincoln Square parking garage. We validate up to 3 hours.

Public Transit:
Bellevue Transit Center is located 3 blocks East of Lincoln Square, with many other stops located near Bellevue Square/Bellevue Place/Lincoln Square.

Executive Chef:
Joey Birashk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Palomino - Bellevue Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

60% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We were there as a family to have dinner before watching Snowflake Lane. We were greeted with a smile, seated immediately, had very good service from a great waitress. The food was good, the atmosphere was accommodating for family fun (we had two toddlers and a 3 month old with us).
Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend it to a friend.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Was ok nothing too special

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I have always loved Palomino in SF, so i thought it was a safe decision for a work-related dinner but this was one of the worst experiences I’ve had at a restaurant.

The service at the bar was absolutely awful. The bartender had a terrible attitude. For example, I tried to order 2 drinks, for myself and a colleague, and the bartender stopped me mid-sentence and she said, in a very angry tone, there’s too much going on i can only do one thing at a time and then stormed off. By the way it was a Tuesday night.

Eventually we got our drinks, paid, and went to our table. The bartender cane back over to us 30 min later and accused of us not paying for a drink, again in a very rude tone. Now if she were to come over and just ask a question, we would have happily engaged to help figure it out, but her attitude was incredibly rude. We clearly pointed out what drinks we had and what we had paid by showing the Receipts and she annoyingly walked away. We explained the situation to the manager and they left us alone after that, but that left a terrible taste in our mouth in terms of the service.

The server did a fine job, but the food was not as great as i remember, so I’m definitely disappointed in palomino following this experience. Will not be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

The hostess was very gracious and made us feel very welcome. Our waiter was also very nice and very accommodating. The staff gets 5 stars. Our food on the other hand was less than what we expected. Our orders came out after the tables around us and when they did the pizza was burned crust and minimal toppings. Very disappointing. We had to send back a salmon dish as it was DRIED out and unedible. Again, very disappointing since it was a special occasion. I would only go back for a Happy Hour and appetizers but not dinner. The food gets 2.5 stars. :(

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was excellent and creative, however the kitchen was extremely slow to get food out the night we were there. Even a salad took forever to receive. It wasn't our server's fault as she was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our server, Brad, was amazing. He was patient, attentive, and had a good sense of humor. We were there for a long time and he never made us feel rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had Sunday brunch 3-course $25 menu however the food wasn’t that good the mushroom soups too sick gravy and dessert overly cooked.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Comfortable seated by window in the bar. Watched Snowflake Parade after dinner. Wonderful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was spotty. We had to go find the waiter a couple of times and there were only 4 tables that were full.
The food was not good.
I haven’t been to Palomino in 2 years because of the above issues. I can’t recommend this restaurant because it ja terrine management and they don’t care about the customer.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a really good birthday dinner and the service was excellent

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We’ve been only to the Seattle location which was excellent. We raved about it to our friends who had never been, but Bellevue not so good. Food was not great and poor value. Good waiter but seemed understaffed as we waited and had to ask for everything

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to watch Snowflake Lane. We got window seat as requested and it was perfect. Absolutely magical!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service was excellent however the only complaint I would have is that they had a special menu, we order the wine that they recommended to complement the meal and they were out of it, one of the entrée items that I selected they were also out of, we were the first dinners of the evening in the restaurant and I would think that if they are going to have a special menu that they should make sure the items they had on the menu were in fact available. Having said that the replacement entrée that I picked was excellent and our waitress was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Pricey, but great food. House wine was not tasty. Nice place for people watching on Belleve Way

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was amazing, but the service was okay. As soon as we paid, our server ignored us and never refilled water or anything. We just wanted to talk. It wasn’t busy at all. It was good, but that part was frustrating.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Being a slow Sunday evening, I was disappointed by the lack of attention that we received.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our party of nine was one of only four occupied tables which made the slow service unacceptable. Three of us ordered Eggs Benedict. Every one of us received our dish with hard boiled eggs instead of poached. The waiter offered to bring us poached eggs to the table. This took 15 minutes or more.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Palomino is a classic and we are always happy when we visit? This was a great way to kick off the holiday, paired with Snowflake Lane. Our kids were especially happy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was under cooked but the friendly waiter took it back and made me a new one but it was still the same, however it's not his fault maybe the food is just bad.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there for celebrating my daughter’s birthday. We had a great time. My daughter got a yummy cake on the house. The food is delicate and delish!! The service is awesome! Will go again if visiting Bellevue next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving and it was the worst Thanksgiving meal ever. Over priced. Turkey was dry. Pumpkin pie tasted thawed.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was disappointed in the the dinner. It seemed like they prepared the plates several hours before. The turkey was very dry and we didn't even try the pie based on the quality of the dinner. Poor quality for the price

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving. Ordered the two specials, turkey dinner and a prime rib dinner. Both were just so-so. Usually love the food here but holiday entrees really weren’t up to their standard. We were disappointed. Second year for Thanksgiving and probably not going to do a third time.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was so blah and disappointing. Dry turkey, tough green beans. Good gravy.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was poor tonight.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were there at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Palomino is a nice family restaurant. I emphasize family. Lots of families and kids. Hi noise level.
On my reservation I had said date nite, looking for something romantic. Yes, we called a couple hours ahead and asked to move our reservation by 30 minutes. They were very accommodating.
The booth was in a nice corner, next to the kitchen so the noise level from the kitchen was high. Loud talking that was not restaurant related. Evidently a few of the staff were going to a great party after work.
We asked for a different booth but only tables were available.
No silverware, no napkins. No water for some time.
We looked at the wine list. Picked a nice bottle, $96.00. It was brought to us with dirty glasses. It took at least 10 minutes to get new glasses.
The wait person was trying but must have been new and was struggling. The kitchen expediter did help her out.
Even after the appetizer was served there were still no napkins nor silverware.
We decided to split a pasta and filet and they were kind enough to split the entrees on the two plates. So appreciated.
The food was good, but for over $200 for two I think we expect more.
Maybe good for a casual lunch but not a date.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have eaten here before, and in no way was this a reflection of the restaurant as a whole, but they were exceptionally busy during this most recent visit and they had many large and very loud parties. There was an available empty table in a more quiet location but instead of that booth, we were seated in the center between two of these parties. We were in no way upset by this, but did feel that a bit more care should have been taken in seating a smaller party when an event is taking place and other options are available. Still though, good food and the service was lovely.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the staff were accommodating and helpful. It is as in any service oriented facility, necessary for the customer to feel that the staff enjoy their job and it showed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Dinner was great and Justin's service was once again superb! We will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Quiet , early Saturday dinner in the bar. The scallops were delish! It was an extra treat to enjoy Happy Hour on a Sat nite. We'll return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Very accommodating for allergy and was able to suggest different items.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our dinner was great! My husband had red the red snapper special. It was a huge piece of fish which he ate all of . He loved it! I had the pear, walnut, blue cheese and chicken salad. It was great, too. It was my birthday. We celebrated with the lemncello cake and blueberry gelato. Delicious!
Justin was our waiter and he was fabulous! He was attentive without being overbearing and extremely pleasant. We would definitely ask for him again, if he's working that night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Slow service, not busy.
3 out of 4 of us thought our meals lacked seasoning and flavor.
Only thing I truly enjoyed was my cocktail, your Old Fashioned.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very slow service. I think our waitress had way to many tables took cover.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We are never disappointed with the food at Palomino, whether it's lunch or dinner!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Highly recommend the Fried Caprese!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Very meh. Had the organic rotisserie chicken. Chicken was over cooked and the green beans felt frozen.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Too noisy. The bruschetta is much better at the Seattle Palomino than at the sister restaurant in Bellevue.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our waiter was AMAZING! Best service I've had in long time!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Enjoyed the patio dining experience. Service continues to be a challenge during the lunch hour but better than previous visit on 7/11/17.

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