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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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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

62% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Romantic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Authentic (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 14 hours ago

Two of us arrived early, went into the bar to have a drink. The bartender was on break, wait staff seemed to be on their own to make drinks and deliver to their tables. Took a long time for us to get served. When others in our party arrived, we checked in and went to table. This also took a long time as there wasn’t a host, we were eventually greeted by a waiter who took us to a table. Half our menus were lunch menus, causing confusion. Waiter must have had too many tables, as he was always in a rush on the rare occasion he was able to visit our table. Not likely to go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved he host and the server.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Palomino Bellevue for Valentines dinner. We've both been there many times for lunch/dinner/happy hours. Server was great. Very friendly, funny, attentive, etc. I had the scallops and risotto which was excellent. My wife had the Seafood Louie salad and was disappointed. The crab had absolutely no flavor and a wet mushy texture. First time we've ever been disappointed with the food there.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Bologenese was just pasta with a tiny bit of red sauce and basically no meat with some cheese on top. Not worth it at all.

The prime rib was a bit tough.

The sever, Becky, was very good and polite.

Overall probably won’t go back for that quality of food for the price.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Palomino is one of our go-to's for a casual dinner out in Bellevue. We went early for a cocktail in the bar before dinner and had such a cozy table in the back, we decided to stay put in the bar for dinner. Fun evening. My husband's salmon was perfectly cooked; my parmesean-crusted sole and brocolini were a bit greasy, so not my best meal ever. We shared the double chocolate truffle gelato for dessert, which made up for my main!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

This is supposed to be such a great place. I was truly disappointed. The food was mediocre at best. It has a tendency to be noisy. The server was well trained, but I did not feel any sense of caring, or that we were anything other than her next customers. Always smiling, but it looked pasted on. The fries are so small it is like eating fried toothpicks. Maybe that's the "in" thing, but sure did not add anything to the meal. Beats me how they get the big points for eating there. May try again for Happy Hour, but it surely lacked anything that would make me feel that I need to have dinner there again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Palomino's menu offers a broad selection without being overwhelming lengthy. The quality of the food is excellent, and chef has selected nice portion sizes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sunday brunch early with less than 20% tables occupied. Meal service was very slow, presentation ranged from thoughtful (eggs Benedict) to no thought (bacon cheddar omelet). Eggs Benedict were undercooked (whites were runny) and the granola yogurt berry bowl was served with no granola. While it was comped AFTER we raised the issue, how does a restaurant run out of granola with a Safeway 200’ away? Overall, the appearance of the restaurant is dated, vinyl chairs are cracked and it just felt tired. We really used to like the Palomino as a special occasion but it seems to be going the way of Stuart Anderson and The Keg.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food and excellent service!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was fine but the service was terrible. Our waitress, Joy, took our orders and we didn't see her until dessert. We had to ask someone else to bring us our wine and our soup. She was very nice but inefficient. I, also, had to get the manager to redo our check when she did not apply the gift card that was given to her with the check. The manager finally had to take over to straighten out our bill.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our service was great! I had the chicken parmesan which the server regarded as his favorite. I am glad I had it, it was amazing!

The bartender made a perfect Cosmo. All of the staff was extremely friendly, smiling and made you feel very welcome. Not pretentious as some other restaurants nearby.

I would highly recommend Palomino to everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was good. Ambiance and service is much better at Seattle location. Salad and soup came out after main entry. Seemed waitress was stretched too thin.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dry, flavorless omlets with a few tiny potatoes as the only accompaniment , not even a sad piece of toast. They should get out of the brunch business, their food at lunch and dinner is great but brunch was overpriced and under flavored.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Got a birthday coupon from Restaurants Unlimited. Went for a nice meal and fun surroundings (the bar was packed with an office party crowd). The food is good. The ambiance is good. There is a half price wine bottle day. What's not to like?

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Hi
We have dined at Palomino before and been impressed with the staff and their ability to work with us to customize their menu for special food allergies. This trip however was different. Our waitress, although kind, was pretty clueless about their menu and gave us inaccurate information about one of the dishes so my daughter consumed a food that could make her very sick! We also waited more than 20 minutes to get a drink and then over an hour to get our food. I will still trying going back another time, to see if this was just a fluke, but was disappointed with our overall experience

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love their new pizza! New menu for the new year, but many favorites still on the new menu.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

great experience
will go again
good food and pizza

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A group of eight of us went there for a business meal and the food and service was terrific. It was made even nicer when or server Ashley let us know that Wednesday was half price wine. We will definitely be back. We booked through Open Table about 20 minutes before the time and the table was ready for us when we arrived.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very accommodating. Great food and service. We had a nice lunch. Would go again.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a great waiter which always helps. He was informative but did not push anything. The food was good quality and amply portions. I always love the chop salad but others had the salmon off the fresh sheet and said it was good. The lemondrops were good and the wine choices by the glass were good and reasonable.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The first thing I will say is that I am not a fan of Italian food. If you like Italian food, you would probably like Palomino. We decided to try it because they sent us a coupon. Servers were great. Ambience was modern and clean but a touch loud. I’m just a not a fan of Italian food. Heavy on the olive oil and garlic.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food really isn't great. We went on New Year and the menu is limited to holiday menu. It is an Italian restaurant and there is no pasta and pizza on the holiday menu which is kind of going against their brand. Their mushroom soup is great, but the prime rib is a huge disappointment.I feel like I can cook better than that.The service is fine. Good environment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall fair/good food. The food was done well. Exceptions are the price and the contents. If you order a dish that advertises lamb there should be more than 3-4 small pieces of lamb in the dish. Close to $30 for a bowl of ravioli is not what I expected when I ordered the dish. What there was of the lamb was cooked nice and tasted good. Just not content with the prices they were charging for food that quality-wise should be in $15-20 range.

Good service; it was her first shift post-training and she was very good.

Atmosphere: Lots of kids doing what kids do; making noise. Surprised so many kids in the restaurant after 7 pm. Not Palomino's fault. Just added to the overall sub par occasion.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I'll start by saying we are fans of Palomino, having frequented the Seattle restaurant for many years. Since moving to the eastside, we have dined twice at the Bellevue Palomino, in the bar. This week, we made a reservation on Wed night for a post Christmas holiday dinner out, in the dining room side of the restaurant. We enjoyed our meals, took advantage of the half-price wine by the bottle special, and our waitress was lovely. But ... for some reason, the kitchen was very s-l-o-w, when the restaurant seemed only moderately busy. We waited 50+ minutes between the time our starter plates were cleared and our entrees arrived. And then, when we checked the dessert offerings there were only 3, literally - because the 3rd dessert choice was a "selection of sorbets and gelatos." When we asked about flavors, there was only Pistachio! We will give Palomino the benefit of the doubt that this visit's experience is atypical for their dining room. Overall, Palomino is a good value with a solid menu, reasonable prices, and good wine selection.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Palamino! Gr at food and service. Chop salad is a long time favorite!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was horrible. The Holiday menu was limited and they were out of several selections from the already limited selection. VERY disappointing.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner. Salmon was very tiny, over cooked and no flavor. Very disappointed

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ordered wild sockeye salmon cooked on a cedar plank. The fish was probably 2 oz, over cooked and stuck to the plank. $27.00 seemed way too expensive for a really mediocre entree. Vegetable consisted of maybe 10 pieces of what I think was potato and two Brussels sprouts. We ate at 5:30 pm on Christmas Day and they were already out of at least one entree or two. Gelato choice for dessert was chocolate amaretto cherry, with only three other dessert choices. The only good part of dinner was Marionberry sorbet. Really disappointing for a holiday dinner out.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Hadn't been to Palomino for years and always remembered it as a great experience in Seattle before a Broadway show. Made the mistake of making reservations for Christmas Day at Palomino Bellevue. They sat us at a table right in the back up against the kitchen; it was so noisy I couldn't hear my husband sitting right next to me. Then all the kitchen smoke; being allergic to smoke, my eyes were closing off. Asked the manager to move us and he did. But we were then put in the back of the restaurant in a cold, super bright area; not great ambience at all on a cold winter night on Christmas. The food was not great either. They had a Christmas day menu but they were out of all the options I was interested in; ended up having a chop salad. A chop salad! On Christmas day! :( Husband said, "never again". Agreed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day dinner. Had reservations but was seated at worst possible table way in the back, chilly, no decorations on table or anywhere back there. Food was marginal. Salmon $40 - that was it. No side. $9 for a potato. Prime rib was smokey tasting. Highlight was there "donut" dessert with nutella & raspberry. Service acceptable. Downtown Palomino is outstanding, Bellevue no. Very disappointed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful time on Christmas Eve, after the Snowflake Lane parade and with a genuinely spectacular snow falling outside. The food was quite good, and the service met expectations for a very expensive evening. The restaurant was cozy and felt special with holiday decor. We went knowing that we were splurging on a very expensive meal... However, we were a bit shocked by the bill for our party of 3. We shared one appetizer, and one of the lower-priced bottles of red wine ...but had no dessert and split only 2 entrees between us, so the $200 bill (Plus tip)...well, it was a lot for us... Special occasions only unless you are much wealthier than our little middle class family!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I come for the chop chop salad, but on this night, Christmas Eve, I had their prime rib. It was so disappointing. The worst I ever had at any restaurant. I like rare & it was dry. I ask, how can rare be dry? Answer, they let it sit until someone asks for rare & it looked like that when it was placed in front on me. I even had to ask the waiter for a steak knife since it was tough too. I should have returned it to the kitchen but we were going to church after dining so we had no time to wait for another serving. My husband & his friend had the chop chop & said it was ok, not nearly as good as the Seattle location. My friend had the scallops & liked the dish. It was a disappointing meal for Christmas Eve. I think this is the 6th time we’ve been there for Christmas Eve dinner prior to church service. Next year we will go elsewhere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very limited menu, food was ok-ish.. sat us right next to the bussing station.. despite other space availability and a reservation.
Dessert was really good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Prime rib no longer on the lunch menu, my second choice of scallops was not available either.
Our waiter, while providing table service adequately, was terse and unsmiling.
The Chop Salad, a long time favorite, had it’s familiar flavors, the salad greens, however were not very green. Yes romaine can have white, but it is so much more appetizing to also have a good bit of green on the plate.
Not our best Palomino experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We dined here before watching the Snowflake lane parade. Although the food was good it came out sparodically, (appetizers came out one at a time rather than altogether) and we had to wait some time before our entrees were ready.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server was very nice and fairly attentive. He was serving too many tables though. Unfortunately, the food was terrible. Steak was at least 3 grissly pieces put together, shrimp scampi was way overcooked, ragu had practically no ragu! Even the chop chop salad wasn't as good as it used to be. Too bad.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was good, but priced high for what it is. Service was SLOW, but friendly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The server was friendly but our food came out cold and drinks were served after our meal. I understand it is a busy season, but for the price I expect more.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good meal overall, a little spendy, but a good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a party of 9 plus a baby and the service and food were excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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