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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

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

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (40)
Waterfront (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
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Casual (32)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Groups (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Business Meals (23)
Happy Hour (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Live Sports (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
People Watching (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My go to place for folks coming into SF from the Bay Bridge. Love the validated parking as street parking is limited and can be "hazardous to your car".. Will be back again for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Outstanding 3 course fix menu for $25. Great value for the money.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching, Seasonal, Business Meals, Spicy, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The Palomino is a great spot for a business lunch. The food is always good and the location by the waterfront is a plus and offers underground parking. I had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. I'm a frequent customer and have never had a bad experience there. One of my favorite San Francisco restaurants.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We coordinated a family dinner with persons from several different locations all converging on Palomino's. None of us had ever been here before. We were all very happy with the event. Food, service, atmosphere, selection, quality, kids-friendly; all were very good. We will bring family and friends together at Palomino's again.
One small complaint. Palomino's has their own parking lot under the building, which is a huge plus in downtown San Francisco. The restaurant validates the cost of parking. We found that upon departure the validation is for 3-hours only. Our party took 4 hours with drinks, hor-durves, dinner, desserts, etc.. Total bill was +$600.00. The additional hour cost $9.00 per carload, or $36.00 total.
I sent a e-mail to Manager Tina Pham asking her to reimburse the additional hour of parking. She never replied to my e-mail. I will follow-up with the General Manager, Sarper Oztemiz.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great views of the bay bridge, lively atmosphere, pork chop special was outstanding.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Waiter did not get order right

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Living in the area, we came on a whim. We had the 3 courses for $25 special Palomino offers during Giants home games. The food was tasty but heavy. It's of course going to be a function of what you order. But unless your stomach has been hardened by weekly visits to Applebees and the like, you may want to steer clear of the four-cheese rotini. It will taste good then, but you may pay later. The real gem of this place is Happy Hours on the outdoor patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

This establishment has been here for a long time...
A co-worker gave me a gift certificate for Palomino in 1996 and it got tucked away (misplaced) when we moved into our new house in Concord. Finding the gift certificate 20 years later and procuring Giants tickets off we went to have a delightful evening. A short walk from Embarcadero Bart got our appetite going. Online reservations was easy to make and we were seated immediately after arriving. The menu had a lot of choices of food and spirits. I choose the Triple play (Giants home game special). Started with the chop chop salad followed by the Palomino Burger finishing off with the creme brulee, the food was excellent. Service was fast and attentive.
So nice to visit a place that has been around for a very long time and we hope to return again soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great location, friendly staff and good food. Validated parking is available in the Hill's Brothers Building. Entrance is hard to find and located on Folsom Street near the Embarcadero. Try the crab and artichoke dip and the Scallops. Great hangout after work in San Francisco.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We come here of ten. Good god and great service same as usual!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

food has improved over the years--I work nearby so this is a regular haunt, but I'm usually tepid about the food. However, the kale & quinoa salad and special ravioli (butternut squash, I think) I had recently were amazing! The deck is a zoo and happy hour is a disaster (good luck getting a table and any service!) but lunch time is usually dependable. Outside seating would be improved if we could make reservations out there I think.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants to visit. The staff is so professional, helpful and polite. I've never had a bad meal and feel the prices are quite reasonable in light of the quality of food.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The staff was very friendly and welcoming and we were shown to our table at once. They also had noted that we were going to a concert and took care to make sure we finished with time to spare. The food was very good, though the tables were a bit bunched together and the water had trouble manuevering between our table and the next one.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Sadly, our meal was very dissatisfying for three out of four of us. Two of us ordered the pork chop and we both found it to be overcooked and tasteless, and unfortunately smothered in some super sweet sauce. Another one of us ordered the short rib and she found it tasteless. Will not be coming back here and would not recommend it.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food and service in a fairly casual environment.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great special with good price, but they overlooked the scampi. The mushroom soup great so was the calamari.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good food
good value
Friendly service
Great views
Good place for two and great place to meet a large group of friends
Lunch, dinner or just drinks............

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Our desserts were better than our dinner. But atmosphere and view are always nice there.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I never write reviews- but went here on Sunday for brunch. The restaurant had many empty tables and our service was still extremely slow. The "charred" kale salad was raw- not charred and just a plate of cold kale on a plate. Had to send it back. They were out of yoghurt for the parfait and forgot multiple times to bring one of our sides. To top it off-got a note from OpenTable saying we had missed our reservation. Would not go back. Plenty of good places to eat San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Nice restaurant, was seated right away on a Saturday 7 pm reservation. We all enjoyed our meals, good quality/value ratio. Server was very nice.
I had put a "birthday celebration" in the reason for dinning and unfortunately it was never acknowledge, but overall nice evening, will return.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for our 10 year anniversary, and we are from out of state.
The sodas they gave us tasted flat and watered down.
The server wasn't very personable or on top of his job, almost seemed like he was trying to hurry us.
For the occasion and the quality of the food it was a disappointment. I will never go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was average and priced accordingly. My waiter was a bit sluggish. Overall nothing to write home about.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The price fixed menu was a great value as well as delicious!! Try the Steak Frites...yum

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Host was very accommodating, service and food was just ok

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Happy hour on game night in the bar area is very loud. If you want a quiet dinner, eat in the main restaurant. Great foid and service, as always.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Food was good. Service (Carlos)Friendly was great and very

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Made reservations because we wanted to see the Bay Bridge lit up.
What a find. The meals we had were delicious (pork chop, spaghetti & maple salad dressing salad) & we all raved how yummy our meals were. The cinnamon donuts with raspberry jam & nutella blew our minds.
Service was great & the view of the bridge was amazing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our only issue this time was that we started with one waiter and after a considerable delay, he back to let us know that his area had been changed and we were assigned to another waiter who never served us. He was very apologetic and ended up serving us after all. The blame in this case would be on management if the waiter was correct.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Palominos is a great "go to" place when you are looking for Italian with quality and creativity served with a smile in an excellent setting and won't break your pocketbook.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The Sunday night three-course diner for $25. was a very good value. The great choices and quality of the food was excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have eaten at Palomino twice now and have left each time incredibly happy with our food, service and overall dining experience. We had the joy of the same server both times and well and he did an outstanding job of helping us feel well cared for. He was interested in what we were looking for and understood the menu well. He was intersting, humorous, and has a superb memory!
The food is everything you'd expect for a restaurant of this level in the Embarcadero area.
If you're looking for a lively experience, take part in happy hour and enjoy the large outdoor patio seating, and great half price drinks. if you want something quiet and cozy ask to be seated inside. Either way you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Good restaurant with a great view of the Bay. Service is great. Food was above average, well presented and plated. Great for a first date. Good happy hour menu. Good desserts. My only thing to nitpick are the wine glasses. It needs to replaced and upgraded - badly. Their standard wine glass must match their wine list. Other than that, I would come back again for good value in food. Great views and vibrant bar scene. Perfect for happy hour and sports.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a lovely time visiting a friend in town! Yum!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Typically good experience. Service was great, food was pretty good. Carlos is a great server.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The Roma tomatoes on the pizza were not ripe and therefore ruined the pizza. We took them off in order to eat it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

There were 9 of us at this birthday dinner. Our waitperson was quite inattentive. He was perhaps stretched thin but seemed clueless in general. We had to wait a long time for our entrees. Other diners who had arrived after us were served first. Each time we inquired about our food, we were told it would be coming shortly Out of sheer frustration and hunger, we went to the open kitchen to find out for ourselves. The manager told us that some of our entrees (prawn scampi) had been left on the counter too long while the other entrees were being prepared. Because the scampi was not to their standard, they would make new ones for us. They could have informed us about this sooner! When the food was finally served, the prawns were so tough that we suspect that they had been re-cooked. The manager did redeem herself by not charging us for the scampi entrees and the entree for the birthday person. In addition, she gave us a $100 gift certificate.

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Waterfront, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The only qualm I had with the restaurant was it was tough to identify the front, but the service to help me find it was great. I ordered an appetizer and the burger both of which were superb bursting with flavor. Would highly recommend. Great for people watching.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Got seated right away and quick. Waiter seemed a bit confused, we wanted to sit with a view but got placed by the wall. Minor detail but not the less.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Amazing place to go and Angelina was great. Everyone should check this place out!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Thank you to the staff at Palomino for the delicious food and great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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