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Palomino - Bellevue

3.9
1547 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, American, European
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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
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Phone number
(425) 455-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joey Birashk
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Catering
Need something catered? Contact Brad Craig to discuss our catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 6th and Bellevue Way
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Parking details
Parking is available at Lincoln Square parking garage. We validate up to 3 hours.
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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.
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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.
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

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Serving Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner May 13th - book your holiday table today!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1547 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 23, 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.

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1.0Dined on November 23, 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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2.0Dined on November 23, 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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3.0Dined on November 23, 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.

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2.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was poor tonight.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 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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2.0Dined on October 21, 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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5.0Dined on September 27, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 16, 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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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 30, 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.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 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.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Highly recommend the Fried Caprese!

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 22, 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.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on July 17, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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 ...

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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