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About Palomino - San Francisco

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.

345 Spear St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean, European

Hours of Operation:
NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH 11am-2pm Jan 1, 2018
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine !!! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
Lunch DAILY: 11:15 am 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm and Sunday 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:15 am-3:00 pm
Bloody Mary Bar: Saturday and Sunday 11:15 am-3:00 pm

Cross Street:
Folsom

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 512-7400

Website:
http://palomino.com/page/home

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.

Public Transit:
Muni N Line - Folsom Station/
BART Embarcadero

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.

Private Party Contact:
Palomino San Francisco: (415) 512-7400

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Palomino - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (43)
Scenic View (39)
Special Occasion (37)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Casual (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Live Sports (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great, but it was a Monday night, so not very busy in the dining area, bar was busy as usual. Food was good, ordered Filet Mignon, Sea Scallops, and the Frutti De Mari (Seafood Pasta) all good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We come to Palomino often and can count on good food and great service very welcoming staff. Carlos is a great server and is very helpful - always willing to go the extra mile toake customers happy!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Went there because a co-worker was retiring. Ambiance was nice and service very good. Waiters were attentive. The food is regular American fare, nothing outstanding. The sauce in the pasta was a little too creamy for my taste. Fries are the thin cut type and very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

service was horrible; had to get up and find someone to come take order; had been there before and had been ok -but this time was just unacceptable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was amazing but still a little over priced the server seemed over whelmed ans didn't know anything about the drinks but was able to get me a small taste of two different wines(which they usually dont do there) the restaurant has a great view of the bay bridge on the patio or at a window seat

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seafood was not cooked properly and interactions with waiter seemed forced. Restaurant is beautiful but would not go again due to experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Wish the Steak and frites meal included a vegetable. Would come again and recommend to others!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing as always, Carlos is the best waiter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Chose this restaurant to treat a cousin on their anniversary visit to SF, vicinity to Ferry Building was a factor. Had the chicken marsala, other diners had the prawn bowl, Roma pizza and scallops. All dishes were excellent and service was superb. Great view of the Bay Bridge also.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Gluten free options advertised but very limited. Expensive for what it was. Dessert took forever and when we asked nothing was done to accommodate. Clearly it was an error but should have been addressed.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Glad we made reservations. Excellent food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I join our younger son and his girlfriend for dinner on Christmas Day each year. This year our son chose Palomino. Wow, what a wonderful place to eat Christmas dinner! The food was fabulous, the wait staff amazing and the views terrific. When our older son comes to town in two weeks we're going back to Palomino!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent Christmas dinner with my friends.
Great service, lovely drinks, lucious scallops, wish i had more now, and decadent desserts.. And no traffic.. Parking was easy but it was a holiday.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Everything absolutely fine. We could relax with marvelous food and know that everything would be taken care of. The special Christmas menu featured excellent choices. Looking forward to being there again.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was my second visit to Palomino. The first time was delightful , so I decided to take my son there for Christmas. There was no special menu that day, and service was very slow. We waited 30 minutes for our entrees. When I asked the waiter why they were taking so long, he said he would check. He did not come back to our table after checking. My son ordered dessert, a lemoncello cake which I assume is already prepared, and that did not get served for another 15 minutes. Perhaps the waiter was new, or it was too crowded that night, but it was a disappointing experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good selection too limited! No chicken options on the menu at all

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a great place to celebrate Christmas. Our waiter, Carlos, was so cheerful and attentive to all our needs. The menu was reasonably priced and the meal was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Place is nice and with a great view of the Bay Bridge. When friends from out of town ask where to eat with view, this is on my list. Food was great. I had the Wild Salmon and it was very tasty. Good for special occasions, dates or just a hangout spot for friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Palomino is usually a solid place to go and we've been there before on Christmas night. However this time, it's like they had their B-Team working. We were sat 30 min after our reservation time; we had 4 kids with us so you can imagine how that went. Our server was clearly overwhelmed. He was zigging and zagging, barely stopped to say more than 3 words to us. Thankfully we brought a bottle of wine because it took a very long time to get a drink. One of the drinks we ordered sat so long at the bar the ice melted and it became watered down. When he delivered it, our server (Christopher I think, he never told us) never apologized. 4 of us ordered steak and couldn't cut them because we didn't have steak knives; we had to flag down someone else to ask. I think the worst part is that gratuity was included and he didn't deserve the $50 in tip we HAD to give him. I would've asked to speak to a manager but who knows how long that would've taken. I'm very disappointed with our experience and will not be going back to Palomino on such a special night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Horrible. Our family went for Christmas dinner and we all were incredibly disappointed. The food which ranged in prices from $13 for an appetizer to $37 per entree was disgusting. They had a limited selection for Holiday which was fine however the food was no better than going to a chain like Dennys where you'd expect processed mediocre food. Obviously the potatoes and vegetables had been cooked ahead, left in a steam tray under a heat lamp because there were overcooked dry and tasteless. The pasta cheese sauce had separated into pools of butter. The server was really sweet and bent over backwards to do anything she could for us as did the manager on duty. We really didn't wan more bad food so accepted the discount offered to us. Unfortunately Palomino has become another tourist trap on the Waterfront. Years ago people "dressed" to go there and especially during the holidays. Now everyone was in jeans and sweat clothes. It's really gone way way downhill. So sorry we spent what we did there never again

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service was great. Fourth year in a row to have Christmas dinner here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went on Christmas Day for 12:30 brunch and was hoping to see more egg related options..However, the dishes we selected were all well prepared and we enjoyed the salmon w/mashed, the scallops w/ risotto and the bruschetta and onion rings. Service was god and very friendly especially considering they were working on Christmas Day. An added value here--parking available!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very kind and accommodating service. The recommendations were appreciated. We had a lovely Christmas Eve!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The steak (fillet mignon) was blah, i've had better ones elsewhere. The sauce is too sweet, reminds me of sweet soy sauce.
The service is good.
The espresso is good.
The dessert (tiramisu) is okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great option for a young family, good food, timely and courteous service and plenty of options for all 5 of us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Ol' Reliable, you can always count on Palomino for a solid meal and solid, attentive service. The menu has a lot of usual suspects, well executed. Nothing particularly imaginative, but they can make a steak to order and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and accommodating if you have particular dietary needs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a good experience as usual. Food was good and the service (Carlos) was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I'm not sure what was worse. We waited over an hour for our food. We didn't even get a bread basket and asked for it 45 minutes into us sitting. We also had to ask for water. Not once did we get checked on. Our food came out after waiting over an hour and that's when they decide to tell us they were out of soup. The last thing that happened was they dropped a salad on my coworker. Not sure what was going on, but they were definitely having an OFF day!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As we knew this was a chain, we were very pleasantly surprised! They had a pretty great selection of gluten free items, and the menu was pretty expansive. We had their GF pizza, thin crust and man alive, have I been dreaming about it, since. I like this place as it's easy to get into, affordable, and the menu is pretty varied. We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The main issue we had was the reception desk - terribly unprofessional. When we arrived, we waited behind another group for about 5 minutes, before someone came to help. That person handed menus to a waitress that was taking care of the party ahead of us, then walked away, leaving us still waiting. Another 5-10 minutes goes by. Another person walks by the desk and says "I'll be with you in just a minute," then continues by us, into the bathroom. Was it that urgent? At that point we walked over to the nearest waiter we could fine, asked for menus, and sat ourselves outside. The restaurant apparently listed us as "no shows" according to Open Table -- but you can't "show" if the reception desk is unmanned.

The rest of the evening eating outdoors under the heaters was quite nice.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Valet parking much appreciated on a busy holiday luncheon time of the year. Evening validated parking all year is a very bug plus.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Everything was great except the server neglected our table which was a huge bummer

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have a boat at the nearby South Beach marina and Palomino is our absolute favorite dining spot in the area. The food is excellent and the staff is always friendly & professional. Management is obviously doing a great job!! Thank you.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Horrific service and very mediocre food. First round of drinks took 50 mins. Manager was very nice and helpful, but only so much he could do by then

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The stunning view of the Bay Bridge and the Chihuly-esque chandeliers give the Palomino a modern urban vibe. After sunset the bridge puts on a light show.
The high quality of ingredients made our entree' salads delicious! My husband was hoping for more crab in his louie. I was disappointed to find less than 1/4 tsp of quinoa and only 2 thin slices of kalamata olive in my Grilled Prawn Quinoa salad. However the prawns were grilled spot-on, and so flavorful!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I really enjoyed the salmon dish I had. My lavender martini was good but weak on the alcohol. For $10, I like to feel a little buzz.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was very slow to start, our drinks were flat. Took almost 10 minutes to get replacement drinks - would've expected to have them taken off the bill for an experience like this, but nothing.

Bad service aside, the food is TERRIBLE. Overcooked everything, portions that don't make sense, chewy and rubbery prawns that tasted like they were under a heat lamp for a few hours.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My go to place for an annual get together with friends. Service is always a "plus" and the menu is varied at times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had good experience as usual. Portions seemed a bit small but the taste was was good. Service was friendly. Thanks to Carlos and Jeniffer for their extra help.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Awesome dining experience from happy hour in the bar for an hour throughout dinner!

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