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Palomino - San Francisco

4.2
2359 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Palomino has a spirited and upbeat atmosphere. They offer Pacific European fare of Rotisserie grilled meats and seafood. Palomino has a STELLAR view of the Bay Bridge and a fantastic outdoor patio!!


***Please note the patio and lounge are all open seating after 3 pm. Reservations are for the dining room only.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:15am-3pm
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
Brunch: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11am-3pm

Bar: Mon-Thurs 11:15am-10pm, Fri 11:15am-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm

HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3pm-close
Friday Happy Hour starts at NOON now through August 31st. Happy Summer!
NOTE: Happy Hour in Bar Only. Not available on holidays.
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Phone number
(415) 512-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Palomino can host 8 to 30 people with pre-selected menus for parties of 12 or more. Special accommodations can be made, please inquire.
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Private party contact
Palomino San Francisco: (415) 512-7400
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Cross street
Folsom
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Parking details
Hills Plaza Garage: weekdays: park in the garage between 11am and 2pm to get $2 rate for 3 hours. Park in the garage after 5pm to get 3 hours free! Weekend: 3 hours free any time. Street parking also available.
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Public transit
Muni N Line - Folsom Station/
BART Embarcadero
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2359 People Are Saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

most of the meal was great with the exception of the prosciutto and asparagus with burrata appetizer. the prosciutto was thick, not thin sliced like one expects and it was rolled into a lump, quite chewy and relatively tasteless. it could have been plain ham as far as we could tell.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter made great food and beer recommendations for us (the donuts for dessert were amazing). We went at 8:00 on a Saturday night and it was busy but not crowded.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was poor

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent and the food was great! I would give it 10/5 stars if I could!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Had to ask for menus, no tables were set with silverware, food was horrible, don’t know how they are a 5 star place. Taco trucks give better service.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A very nice location but the restaurant was too busy and the ambiance not what I expected for a special occasion. The food was just average though service was great and efficient.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Friends quick bday lunch - yum!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

They really need to have Shrimp Cocktail on their brunch appetizer menu and need to have sausage gravy and biscuits on their general brunch menu. Brunch is not the same without sausage gravy and biscuits. SMH.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything here was awesome. My wife and I brought a friend here for his birthday and ALL of us were absolutely pleased. Service was on point and the food was exceptional.

A Definite Must For Any Occasion !

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went here for dinner before my senior prom and they were so fast and amazing service with delicious food for a reasonable prom menu with reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Overall very good. Chain type of food but on the higher end. Good value.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The quality of the calamari appetizer was a real disappointment, very little calamari and more vegetable and batter.
The Americano coffee was terrible, very weak and watered down, sent it back for a regular cup of coffee.
I hope this restaurant was just having an off day during the Memorial Day weekend (Saturday). I like the location for our family get togethers.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Our waiter Jim handled the larger group with ease. He was very good in suggesting food options

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Spent Mother's Day here for brunch with my daughter and it was so nice. Enjoyed the food and the bottomless Mimosas. I had a nice window seat and was able to take in the beautiful view of the waterfront and Bay Bridge.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Terrible experience for Mother's Day. over 1 our for our appetizer and we left before our entree was served because it took so long. People came, ate, and left before our food for 5 people. Would not recommend for anything other than light appetizers.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Darwin was very accommodating and professional

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was delicious and fresh. Service was quick and our waiter was very friendly and went over the menu and recommendations with us. I would go again!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I have been to Palomino many times, the food is always excellent and innovative and the service excellent. Also enjoy the neighborhood, particularly on a sunny day when you can eat outside.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Menu always has good options for variety, price points, late night dining, good food. Our server was attentive, friendly but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was delicious and the waiter was so nice and attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Good food but this is not a restaurant to visit on your lunch hour. Service is extremely slow. We were seated right away but it took about 20 mins just to get our server to come and take our order. Another 15 to receive our order. On the bright side the food was tasty.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Chop-chop salad delish as always, great view of the Bay Bridge and excellent service from hostess to wait staff. 3 hours free parking with validation is a nice touch (if you don't blow it and hang out having fun so long that you go over the 3 hours like we did - then it's $10!).

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Sat by window overlooking bay bridge in evening. Amazing mussel, clam, chorizro and parmazion cheese appetizer. Very good entrees. Excellent waiter.

Very good date table and restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

i remember going to Palomino when i lives in seattle. it just seems it’s not as upscale as before. the food we had was delicious. no issue with that. my chicken marsala just looked a little blah. not a great presentation. my husband’s paella was much more appealing. the restaurant decor is a bit outdated. and for only having five tables occupied (it was pretty empty for a saturday night), it took awhile for our food to be prepared.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Palomino comes through again! Great daily menu and the specials were just that, special! We had dinner with friends and the atmosphere and view were spectacular. Great food, great wine, and great service. Thanks to Palomino for being awesome!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Restaurant and food are great but the building now fills the parking lot and there is NO parking for restaurant patrons. One of the attractive things about Palomino was the convenience of parking.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Chop chop salad was wonderful. Love this place. Service was fantastic. Everything was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Have visited Palomino many times and keep returning. Really appreciate special menus such as Prom Night menu, Executive Assistant lunch special, etc. Although service was somewhat slow as our waiter seemed quite new, the lunch itself was enjoyable and worth the price.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Jason our server ( african american handsome man) is friendly and attentive. We asked for recommendations and said that we made excellent choices for our meal. We started off w/the seafood & artichoke dip w/crispy pita. Shared a seafood louie salad. As for main course, filet mignon, house burger, and mahi mahi. Cannot pass up on dessert, creme brulee and tiramisu. Everthing was delicious!!! The tiramisu however was more like a chocolate cake rather the lady fingers i was hoping for. Oh and house bread w/ marinera was delish! Also ordered paella and another mahi mahi for togo! Considering of coming back maybe for Mothers day.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Service was horrible.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We hadn't seen some friends for 34 years and picked this place to have our first dinner in years.
They sat us right near the window with a view of the bay bridge at night .
Very good ambience and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Server was wonderful! The best!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made reservation for Window seating. Received a call @ Noon that day and was confirmed for Window seating. Called 15mins before reservation and re-confirmed window seating. Arrived at restaurant and hostess seated a group the same size of mine that arrived after me and has reservations at the same time. Hostess informed me that they did not have any window seating even though that was what I requested and confirmed 2x before I arrived. I agreed to wait @ the bar until window table was available. I ended up waiting 50mins after my reservation and was not given an adequate table as I specifically asked for when I made the reservation.

I know window seat can't be guaranteed, but when I confirmed 2x before my reservation to have a window seat, it should have been honored. Additionally when they called @ noon to confirm the reservation I had stated that I could come earlier or later than my reservation so that they can accommodate my request. The hostess failed to honor the agreement. 1 star for this experience. I live on Howard & Spear just a block away and I will likely NEVER return because of how they failed to honor my request. Additionally, it was noted as a special event and they did nothing to make it feel special. It's disgusting how they treat someone who's been a patron for over 5 years.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consistent quality food and ambiance. Had the Pistachio crusted Mahi and it was really good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Palomino was the perfect choice to impress out of town relatives. The loved the location, the decor and the food. The think we will do this again sometime.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place needs a management overhaul. I've been here many times. The restaurant wasn't crowded at 1pm on a gorgeous Saturday but the staff was constantly missing in action. The waiter must have been receiving training on the system because they made our lunch but not one dish was what we ordered. It took over an hour to get our lunch (at 2:15), there were kids screaming & crying at a nearby table which no one asked them to tone it down. All in all, they don't have any leadership & it was disorganized. The food was ok but seemed slapped together.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Unfortunately, either the cooking and or the food quality was poor. My date ordered the Hot Italian Sausage pizza, and the sausage looked like it came from a can or it wasn't Italian sausage it was weird looking. We ordered the Tipsy clams & mussels - some of both the clams and mussels were filled with blow-back sludge inside of the clams & mussels. I mentioned it to my server, and the response he was given to deliver to me was: "this happens." I ordered a med-well steak and fries, my steak was delivered well done and very dry.
However, the cocktails were perfect! I had two great cosmopolitans.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fanastic location and view of the Bay Bridge along with a delightful outdoor patio. Prices were reasonable. Portions were a little small but tasty. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service was excellent.

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