Palomino - San Francisco

4.3
2416 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
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 2416 People Are Saying
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D
Miami
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a waiter who was in training and he was very kind and helpful to all of us. It was a birthday lunch for a friend and we all enjoyed the food, the ambience and the service!

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f
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow today...glad we had the extra time.

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w
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening with a great view of the Bay Bridge. We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday and post theatre (matinee). Almost a 2 mile walk from the Golden Gate theatre, so you may want to Uber in, but a pleasant walk on Market to Embarcadero if the weather is nice. Our waitress Laura D was fun and patient.
Dinner and cocktails were very reasonable and very good, seafood Louie, chicken marsala and filet. Great night!

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AA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and terrible. It took over 20 min to get our drinks and 40 min to get our meals and it was not busy. I would not come back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there on a Sunday night for their three course menue for $ 25 and were pleasantly surprised. The interior is comfortable and good looking even though not modern. Great service and we felt welcome. This kept on through the whole meal. The food tasted excellent. Nice salad and after that a great steak that tasted fine. Also the french fries were very fresh and crispy. Oh I forget the wine; very nice chardonnay (housewine). Great taste. Classic european desserts like Tiramisu and Creme brulee tasted like home.
The view on the bridge is fantastic. We enjoyed the LED performance that kept on going. We had a perfect night out and could go home easily with the metro that stops in front of the restaurant.
The only point of improvement is that I would have to get some bread with my salad or just as a service but that wasnt there or was forgotten

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FM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It's nice restaurant and has decent food for the price. Has a great view of the Bay bridge.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used to frequent this restaurant for business lunches. Hadn't been there in years and worried the quality might have gone south. Fortunately, that was not the case. Met friends here visiting from Australia. It's right along the waterfront. We enjoyed an awesome appetizer of blue cheese melted on waffle fries. Then we had a tasty kale salad and two different thin-crust pizzas. Food was delicious and our server, Enrique, was friendly and attentive. So sorry I waited so long to return to this charming restaurant.

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TB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To start we had the tomato-basil bruschetta which was good. We also had the crab and artichoke dip which was also good. The ciopinno was amazing but a lot of work having to crack the crab legs, however, it was so savory with a good variety of seafood it was worth it. The filet migon was enjoyed by my date. We had a delicious drink with blackberries, blueberries, ginger beer and vodka but we can’t remember the name but it was so delicious and refreshing. Overall, good food and you’ll get stunning views of the bay bridge.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent as always. We’ve decided this will be the new family birthday get together place

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been here many times. Food is consistently excellent, especially the fresh fish and pasta dishes.

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e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horibble service, the place was 75% empty and still no one came to our table for almost 20 minutes. My fish was super dry as well as some of my colleagues. I’ll not visit this place again.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The parking was fabulous. The food was I had was that impressive - however my husband enjoyed his pizza.

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l
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Palomino was kind enough to serve EARLY dinner on 9/20 because of the 5:00 start time for the Eagles concert at AT&T - dinner menu was ready - servers were ready - parking was a slam-dunk!
Palomino has been my go-to for many years because I can always count on it for gatherings that make everyone happy - from the service to the menu and cocktails!
I am so happy to be able to count on Palomino for an experience never to forget!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Restaurant was unable to find reservation.

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n
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our first brunch at the Palomino. The service was adequate. I would not make a special effort to return. We used to eat here when the ballpark opened but there is more competition closer to the ballpark now. The food and service Palomino aren't what they used to be unfortunately.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible gluten-free pizza. After complaining, they acknowledged that had run out of ingredients and bought them from another vendor. I ate two pieces and complained but they still charged me for the whole pizza!!! How greedy.

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BT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re a group of singers who started a choir and we start every season with a big family-like dinner somewhere. This was our 2nd time at Palomino and they always take good care of us! We had a reservation for 12 that grew to 15 but they accommodated us graciously :) and the service was attentive and fast. Definitely recommend this for any group dinners or parties. I also had the mussel chorizo stew with a side of Caesar salad and it was delicious! The mussels were cooked perfectly, the salad was a little overdressed, but all-in-all it was great!

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JB
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Special shoutout to our server, Ethan, who was fu, friendly, accommodating and awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two servers and they were both amazing.
They were courteous and their food suggestions was phenomenal.

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TY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Courteous service and good atmosphere while overlooking the bay bridge as a backdrop

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p
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a bit over priced. Food was ok. Not good value for money

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening. Have a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband. The food, atmosphere and view of the bridge was amazing.

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Y
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Gathered 5 friends from out of the country as they just arrived from the airport. The restaurant was about 25% full and sadly our waiter was slow and not attentive. We ordered 3 things while waiting for others to join. 2 of 3 arrived and when asked about my salad the waiter unapologetically said it would be a long wait. He took forever to get the check to us and I asked to be comped my beer, which was basically my dinner. He sassed me, made excuses. I told him he was not going to win an argument with a customer. Manager comped the beer but I won’t go back there!

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o
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a favorite--we love coming here due to its consistency, and willingness to work with us with food allergies (gluten); great options, friendly, no-nonsense staff.

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience...we were seated next to window w/ view of Bay Bridge. The 4 stars for service was because our waiter forgot a salad we ordered and the 4 stars for food was because the alfredo pasta was made w/ gluten free noodles (only option available) that were stiffer than regular ones. Otherwise, great value for food and the ambience/view was awesome. One other thing...this restaurant was a bit difficult to find so give yourself plenty of time to find parking & the restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Waiter didn’t know anything about the menu or wine

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EE
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I have eaten here before and had good experiences. This was not true for this visit. My wife and I arrived at 8:30 (well before closing) but the staff appeared to be at the end of their day and the service was not great. The server was pleasant enough, but not very attentive as he worked every table being served. The food was tasty enough, but well over cooked and not hot by the time it was delivered. It was disappointing...and a poor experience for the money paid.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you for the excellent service and very reasonable price for the corkage fee. I really appreciate the diversity in food options.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I had a birthday dinner. Service was good and very accommodating. A tad bit slow but it was okay. We all enjoyed anyways. Food was good.

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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t
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

No vegetarian options in the dinner menu. Also, they have a menu which couldn't be customised to change meat options.

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PD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not well managed. Only one server on the patio. The restaurant needs deep cleaning, better food, better servers and managers.

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TM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were looking forward to a nice dinner out and have always wanted the try Palomino. I was a little put off by the prior reviews, but figured we would give it a try. Unfortunately, it really was just a so-so experience. We had a great table with a beautiful view, but that turned out to be the high point. Like others have said, we ordered drinks and they took a very long time to be delivered. We got the Brussels sprouts appetizer and they were so tough, we could barely cut them with a knife, never mind try to chew them. The food was quite tasty but all the meals for our table were literally only lukewarm when served. It seems like they could do some remedial work to bring the quality of his restaurant up a notch or two, but until that happens I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was good, however it took way to long to come. The waiter/waitress was nice but it even took like 20 minutes for us to get our cards back after we paid.

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Had a business lunch of 4 and ordered the Pesto Mahi Mahi dish recommended by our waiter and the others ordered the chicken marsala, pizza and calamari fritti. Right from the start, the waiter mixed up our drink orders and we had to swap our drinks with each other. We should have taken that as a sign but we kept our hope for a good lunch. Unfortunately, both orders of the Mahi Mahi were overcooked and the pasta was room temperature. The chicken marasala was good but the side of pasta was gummy and room temperature. We don't understand why we were being rushed as the waiter tried to clear our plates when we were clearly not done with our meals. Looking around, there were plenty of empty tables and there was no need to rush us on a weekday. And, to end our meal, the waiter proceeded to give us the dessert menus before we finished our meals. I don't know what has happened to Palomino but it has gone downhill with the food and service but at least it still has a great view.

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PS
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation but was not needed on a Sunday night. Read previous reviews and they were mixed. But it was close by and seemed to be reasonably priced.
Service was just ok. I ordered a cocktail qnd ot did not come unt just before the entree. We had appetizers as well. The waiter told us the reason for the delay of the cocktain was because they had to go into the back to get the alchohol. The cocktail was one of their soecialties on the menu. It was a very lame excuse.
The Sunday Fixed Price 3 course dinner showed on line as costing $25.00 but the menu price when we got there was $30.00. I ordered the Shrip Scampi and my partner ordered the Ponne Fties. Both the shrimp and the steak were overcooked.
Would not recommend this place if you are looking for a good meal.

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GG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

They need to bring back the pasta salad that used to come with the turkey/blue cheese/bacon sandwich at brunch. The fries don't cut it. Our waitress was overwhelmed with very little help and much of our order was missing or incorrect. More help needed to be hired for Sunday brunch, especially on a day when the SF Marathon was taking place.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The divot in the granite wine chiller threw off my train of thought as I hypothesized allegorical references to the state of modern society. Also, the spaghetti was lit af.

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our dinner knocked it out of the park. The salmon and scallops were wonderful and that chocolate tiramisu absolutely melted in our mouths! One suggestion: every time we've dined at Palomino, we've noticed the wooden partitions separating areas and tables are very dusty and covered with pieces of food. Might be a good idea to dust and clean around the entire restaurant daily :)

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M
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our friend’s birthday and the manager gave us his best table with a view of The Bay Bridge. Our server was amazing, but the food was decent.

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