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Palomino - San Francisco

4.2
2329 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Groups
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
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
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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

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2329 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my first time for dinner. I have been many times for happy hour. My husband loved his porkchop, but my fish was just so-so. Service was quick until it started to get busy. Good for groups.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Requested a coffee when we sat at the table, it came 20 minutes later with the food. Also a pizza was ordered and it came burnt. The other food and the drinks were okay.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were happy to receive the promotional coupon for a discount of $50 when you dine as a party of four and spend a specified amount, drinks were okay, food was okay, dessert okay, service okay, there was a billing mix up, two cards were presented to split the total, but the server charged the same card twice which required refunding and recharging at a later date, all in all, just okay. Not rushing back.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a 6pm reservation and was seated right away. Sat at table for 20 minutes waiting for a waiter at which point the manager actually came over and asked us if we would like a drink. Good thing we had been at the bar for 45 minutes to enjoy the view.

Wasn't very busy for a Saturday night. Might have been 10 tables with people.

Food is amazing and worth the price.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We dine at Palomino often and it seldom disappoints. Very friendly staff. Food was good and the place was full with friendly people. Special thanks to Carlos for his help.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

LOVED the food, especially the roasted cauliflower! amazing food and great place for vegetarians.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

amazing server

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Been going there for over10 years, really understaffed the past Monday, really need a manager to walk the dinning to check on diners. Overall this place can be a hit or miss, but when it’s good a real treat.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Unexciting, we selected this restaurant as we had relatives and kids from out of town and it was safe for unadventurous types

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant almost every time I am in SF over the last 20 years. This was by far the worst experience.

The appetizer came last - the server didn't even offer to comp it. Service was terribly slow.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

very bad experience. Would never recommend to anyone, and will never come back

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

The food, service & experience was amazing! It was the perfect setting for our business meeting as we had a view of the lighted Bay Bridge. The service was a bit slow as the night progressed.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing as always, Carlos is the best waiter!

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Glad we made reservations. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 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!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 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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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 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.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 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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1.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 24, 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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5.0Dined on December 23, 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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3.0Dined on December 21, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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