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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Music too loud. Not conducive to relaxing atmosphere. A bit too dark for day time dining. Need wider range of white wines beside Chardonnay. Not everyone enjoys Chardonnay ! Great salad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Wonderful daily fresh menu...lots of options. Tasty food, good drinks, friendly service. Great place for lunch and happy hour.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We always love Palomino. This was our first trip to the one in Bellevue and we were not disappointed. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We always leave happy and full.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Stopped in for happy hour and early dinner before a movie. Good happy hour menu of food & drink, plus can also have full dinner menu in the bar. Bar was relatively quiet in a Thursday evening. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Food was yummy. Save room for the GF donuts!

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·Dined on July 18, 2017

It was disappointing that the prices on the internet menu were lower than those in the restaurant menu. When I asked the waiter about it, he just shrugged. I would have expected a quality restaurant like this to have honored the prices they show on their internet menu. Not so.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Meals did not arrive at same time. Took forever to order.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Menu was OK based on the website. Food was very good but was outflanked by the service. Those reviewing this have to parcel my emotion but given that my mother likes Italian and lives in Bellevue so seemed like a slam dunk, But the staff servicing our table could have cared less and seemed annoyed by our existence.

I took my mom there for her 94th birthday which i would think would elicit some fanfare but all I got from the beginning was a ho hum response. Snobby OLD lady (I am old as well so can make that judgement) or just having a bad day? or both? passed on negative attitude and snide remarks to our party of five. What excuse if you are in the restaurant business? We were polite but requests were ignored. I do not like to use this forum to make such complaints against a restaurant but this was a beloved event that may not take place next year.

Lucky we got our food. Obligatory birthday dessert shoved in a plastic container for take home. Feel the love...No one there could give half a hoot. Someone in our party said this was corporate and it shows. Sorry Mom.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 11, 2017

On this particular day the service was very slow and the food portion for one of the guests in our party was it proportional to the value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had a family gathering at Palomino, and it was perfect for that, adults only. Our server and others did a great job of keeping us supplied with water and cocktails. Our server also helped my daughter, who is lactose intolerant, make or modify selections that worked for her. I had asked for a spacious table since several of the guys need extra space, and the perfect table was awaiting us. Food was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 2, 2017

For as much as we love the Seattle location, we were sorely disappointed with the Bellevue one, especially since we were there for a special occasion with friends who had never been. We should have been clued in when there was no one else in the restaurant at 11am on a weekend ...

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Frankly, I was very disappointed in their Sunday brunch. Little selection and the hollindaise sauce was too mustard-ie

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our server was extremely slow taking our order as well as bringing the checks. We were on a time crunch and ended up being late for our appointment. Other people brought out our food and refilled our water and they were great. Not quite sure what our server even did.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Brunch was not a buffet but the individual brunch dishes were excellent. Service and attention by the staff and manager were wonderful, personable and not pushy. I've enjoyed every trip to Palomino's I've had, both the downtown Seattle and the Bellevue restaurants. The Bellevue one hasn't seemed to be quite as noisy as the Seattle each time I've been there. Brunch Sunday was for Father's Day and both Father's seemed to really enjoy their experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day. Short staffed. Our order wasn't correct but our waitress was great and went out of her way. She did get our order correct originally. It was the kitchen or new servers that made the mix ups. Brunch wasn't my favorite. I love love happy hour & dinner & brunch just wasn't as good.i will still go back though. 😊

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A bit disorganized, but well intentioned. Wait of coffee, food, but kind busy staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had reservations for 9AM for Fathers Day breakfast. We arrived on time. The restaurant had one other couple seated. The menu was very small with limited choice for breakfast. We ordered eggs over medium, bacon and toast and a muffin. The breakfast presentation was very poor. What was supposed to be toast was one slice of wheat bread barely warmed. Thick sliced bacon was very thin, 2 pieces on my husbands plate, 3 pieces on mine. Potatoes were pathetic.
When we got home we received an e-mail saying that if we were not going to use out reservation we should let the restaurant know so they can accommodate someone else. If they check their receipts they would see we were there. I have had many good experiences in Palomino's in Seattle but if this is the business atmosphere in Bellevue I will never be another customer and will caution any of my friends and associates to not patronize your extablishment.
David & Sherron Scott

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Our server Yolanda was the best. She gave great attention to our needs and was super helpful and friendly. She is high class all the way.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The pasta dishes were excellent. The pasta was cooked perfectly as were the sauces which were tasty and not overwhelming. The service was fast and efficient if a little pretentious.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The dinning area was very warm; no AC. The food was real good as was the service. Dinning area was very dark with strong backlighting from windows across the room in the distance, which left my eyes trying to adjust to lighting the whole evening. People across the table were a silhoutte with an annoying bright background.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent food and staff! We enjoyed all we ordered and the ingredients used were top quality!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Always seem to have good service and good food for the price. It's not a high end restaurant, but it is great for large groups, family and friends to gather. Nice menu with a pleasant atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great food, great service, and fun people watching.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Seasonal, People Watching, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Had dinner here a few weeks ago and it was just average. Because palominos is so convenient we decided to try again. Although the cocktails were delicious the server was overbearing and arrogant. His constant interruptions disrupted the flow of our conversation and was annoying. My sister in law and I split the steelhead dinner. The plating was lovely and the steelhead lived up to our expectations. My daughter had the snapper. It was overly breaded and she said it tasted oily. Too bad. Great location but not coming back.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Nice setting for a get together. We were able to hold a conversation easily. Food was all very well prepared, the roasted chicken was excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

For a business day lunch hour, there were very few people in the restaurant, and yet service was extremely slow.

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