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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:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Palomino will be open from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Thanksgiving, serving a special Thanksgiving menu !!! Let us to the cooking for you.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Palomino will be open from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Christmas Eve, serving a special Holiday menu all day.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Palomino will be open from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm on Christmas day, serving a special Holiday menu all day.

Palomino - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
Waterfront (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
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Casual (29)
Special Occasion (24)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for a Date (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Live Sports (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The menu was too limited so I see no reason to make a second visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Staff were friendly. Food was ok. Not enough vegetarian options. Hard to hear in dining area with happy hour crowd.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was good. Service was great. Carlos was very attentive and went the extra mile to make our dinner very pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food just wasn’t as good as in the past.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and service was very average. Took over 15 minutes to get a draft beer.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Bar was backed up so we didn't get our beverages in the dining room.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

On occasion I have had business meals at Palomino. In the past, the service was exceptional. However, on this occasion with 8 colleagues, we waited nearly an hour for our food once it was ordered. After asking the server about the delay, he said the restaurant was down a chef. Since we were on a tight timeline, we had to quickly eat our meal, pay the bill, and leave. This is unacceptable for business lunches. I expect more from Palomino.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Consistently a great dining experience with beautiful views!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The location of this restaurant is what makes it worth going. It is right next to the beautiful Bay bridge and the Embarcadero. The restaurant is moderately upscale and has a nice decor. Also a nice patio with great views. Service was good. My only complaint was that the food was just a litte better than average, nothing special. It just should have been prepared a little better.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great view of the Bay Bridge lights and good food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was very slow but they were nice.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was exceptional and the food did not disappoint at all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was very good Service was outstanding - very friendly. Special thanks to Carlos and Jennifer for their help and attention.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It’s a casual place with a nice view. Host was awesome. Waiter forgot us multiple times. It’s a loud place so not a business meeting place. Open table listed as a business meal place. No way you can hear each other to talk anything.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went on a Monday night. It was not crowded and so it was quiet, comfortable, with good views of the bridge lights. Food ranged from OK to very good. Prices are quite reasonable for San Francisco. Deserts were popular with my fellow diners. Service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

weird music, amazing food! staff was friendly and the view is gorgeous. great value!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It has been a few years. Palomino’s does not serve the fresh baked bread with the meals anymore. I was looking forward to it. The sister restaurants: Horatio’s & Kincaid’s still serve fresh baked bread. Very few restaurants serve bread. I was a bit disappointed when the server missed one thing - the Caesar salad to be served with the dressing on the side. Ice the dressing is on it we could not split it. The dressing was way too much. Other than that it was a nice meal.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The meal was good except a couple of dirty plates we had to turn back.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had the nicest server and we loved everything we ordered.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Usually the food is pretty good but on this visit the chicken Marsala was disappointing. Small portio and the meat wad poorly trimmed. There were pockets of fibrous material on the meat - chewy and off-putting. Carlos was the brite spot with his usual great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great staff and food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Went for lunch with a work mate. Been here 2 dozen times over the years. Can be depended upon for consistency on the quality of food and experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was very good and the service was the best! Special thanks to Carlos for all extra attention which made our visit a success

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was ok. Location was ok. The restaurant was lit up like a cafeteria.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

excellent service, view and food. this was my first visit but i can' wait to go again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

So disappointed. Service was poor. Waited almost 20 minutes for a glass of wine. Food was not good quality. We expected more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I've been to Palomino many times in the afternoon when it's crowded. This time it was for brunch and we didn't even need the reservation. We were seated on the patio promptly. The staff needed to verify our order three times, but it came out correctly. The best part of brunch was that they offer a bloody Mary bar to make your own.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We go to Palomino on a regular basis. Food is good and the service was creat. Special thanks to Carlos and Jennifer for making the e cycad effort to make our visit a good time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Live Sports, Business Meals, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always enjoy Palominos. There is consistent good service and good food and drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Plenty of outside space but the sun does go down behind the building so ends up in shade. Service was good, when it got going! We seemed to wait an age for our first drinks as each person passed on responsibility for getting our drinks to someone else, it was laughable!
After that, really enjoyed it there.
Only downside really was despite some chairs being placed to the side of the outside dining area, you still have to enjoy clouds of 'pot' from people smoking it there!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had our usual good time. Door was good. Service was its usual outstanding level of promptness and performance. Jennifer and John were very helpful and made our visit a success. Thanks!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was extremely slow out on the patio. It appeared there were only 2 servers during lunch. It took a very long time to order our meal and also a long wait for the food to arrive. We had to flag down another server to get the bill. The food was underwhelming. We were at the restaurant for nearly 2 hours. This is not an optimal restaurant to go and have a good meal during lunch time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

When the sun comes out in the city the best place to be is close to the bay! Although the food was quite tasty, the service was a little slow. Fortunately it was a beautiful warm sunny day and we had plenty of time for great conversation. The signature crab & artichoke dip with flatbread is a must have and be sure to try the shrimp & quinoa salad.... excellent!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Really convenient place to meet friends who are visiting San Francisco . I drove in from the East Bay left Martinez at 5:30 and was parked by 6: 15 on a Tuesday. Restaurant has free parking for three hours ticket validated with dinner . Best deal in town . Weather was perfect no jacket required -late September.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice to sit on the patio under the umbrella! Great service & delicious salads.
The basil gin martini really “wowed” my husband

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The General Manager and our server Jim were both extraordinary! We celebrated our engagement on Saturday night and they made it so special. We had the perfect table and the recommendations for our wine and food were perfect. We will definitely be back soon!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We go to Palomino often and it didn't disappoint. Food was good and the service was outstanding The. staff went out of their wat to help one of our party who is having mobility problems. Very nice and helpful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We enjoyed dinner here after the theater. Our party included six ladies who traveled to SF for the day and evening and Palomino's was the perfect ending to a wonderful day. The menu was varied and everyone of us enjoyed our meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The restaurant is nice, in a great area with awesome views. The outside patio can be very noisy due to all the traffic.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is my go to place for entertaining out of state guests because of the views of the bay bridge.

This past visit I was a little disappointed in the food and the service. We ordered cocktails and it took some time for them to arrive with the explanation from our waiter that the bar was a little backed up. We chose the three course menu for $25.00 and had to wait for each entry. The chicken parm was just OK as was the pasta that came with it. Hopefully this was an off night because I really would like to go back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Scenic View
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