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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

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (43)
Scenic View (40)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Casual (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Live Sports (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (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)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2010

I went for dinner and the food was mediocre. I asked for my steak medium rare and it was well done. On the positive side they realized I wasn't happy and took my steak off the bill and offered me another meal. They were very apologetic and gracious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2010

I was there for a corporate dinner with a smaller (8 people) group. Our 15-minute early arrival was easily accommodated, service was very good, everyone was pleased with their food and I looked like a hero for selecting it. I wished the noise level was lower - it was a bit loud and made us feel like we were screaming at each other at times, but it really did not detract from our experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2010

We have gone there for 12 years. Until this time always great. This time the service took forever, we didn't like the new ala cart meneu and prices are up . We won't being going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2010

Wow! I had previous sworn off Palomino's because for the price you pay, the portions you got were pretty small. Yeah, quality over quantity, etc., but there's something wrong when you leave the restaurant hungry. Anyway, stopped by because of their new/revised menu promotion and was pleasantly surprised. Very pleasantly surprised! My dining companion and I had their market fresh salmon and their half chicken under a brick lunch entree. Both entress were FABULOUS!! Exquisite flavors, great presentation, nice sized portions, etc. If anything spoiled my experience this time around, it would be the coldly efficient wait staff. Not very friendly but efficient. To summarize, I'll be back to savor the rest of Palomino's "new" menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2010

The $25 bottle of Malbec was fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Perfectly cooked Salmon with carmelized crust, flaky, moist. Innovative variation of pulled pork wrapped with prosciutto giving it delectable smoky flavor. Alyssa was a fantastic server!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2010

Frankly-- I eat most things and enjoy it--Soooo like most restaurants in this City that have been around for more than a few months--- the food was very good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2010

We had a party for nine celebrating a friend's special birthday. This was mentioned on two
occasions days before our reservation. Nothing was done even with a bill in excess of $300.
We had to ask for more bread, coffee served cold, etc. even though the place was basically
empty. Food was wholesome but not memorable and portions were generous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2010

We were greeted enthusiastically upon arrival then seated immediately at a window booth. Randy was our server and he was attetive but not not intrusive. The food was delicious -terrific corn bisque soup then tasty crab sliders were enjoyed by 2 of us, chicken parmesan and wild salmon with fresh asparagus also cooked to perfection for the 2 others and the presentation was appealing. These dishes were topped off with shared Sicilian Donuts and delicious bread pudding fr dessert. All in all a delightful birthday celebration experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2010

On more than one occasion I've been provided good service, but my food order was incorrect and I wasn't able to eat with my group. I could see this happening once, but 4 times in a row now, is a bit much for me to handel. My drink was excellent! Thanks ~

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2010

The menu has changed, the prices are up, and the offerings are skimpier, but all in all, Palamino's is still a wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2010

The waiter was delightful. He went out of his way to serve our table.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2010

I had the special of deconstructed pork shank - pulled pork wrapped in pancetta with fried sage leaves. The ragu of beans and apple was a great accompaniment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2010

Everything's great about Palomino, especially the location. Can't beat it for excellent food and outstanding service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2010

Love this place and the service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2010

Everything was great. Service was outstanding... Everyone friendly...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2010

The staff was friendly and we enjoyed our food very much, but the service was spotty and the low light levels made reading the menu difficult. It was also very noisy. Our waiter got our appetizer order wrong and after the meal was over we sat for a good 20 minutes hoping to order coffee and desert. I caught his eye a couple of times, but he didn't come over until I actually raised my arm and waved. The person who served our plates could not speak clearly enough to distinguish between pork shank and pork chop, which meant we weren't sure (in the low light) if we'd gotten the right meals. Fortunately, my friend and I could laugh about it, but I expect white linen service in a white linen restaurant and Palomino did not deliver.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2010

I've dined at the Palomino several times. The food was excellent as always. My dinner partner who had not dined here before loved it. My only somewhat negative comment was regarding the noise from the bar. There was a large crowd in the bar watching a Giants play off game. It was extremely noisy (shouting, yelling) in the resturant. Once in the dining room it was less so, however I did not expect this in a restaurant of this caliber. I will dine here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2010

The restaurant recently changed menus. We were impressed with the new items.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2010

Overrated. Good food, but not worth dealing with the crowds and noise, or their "running late" when you have a reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2010

The calamari appetizer was very good, the white bean appetizer also very good. We each had a Caesar salad which was above average, but the main courses were disappointing. Two of us had the pork loin which was so salty I could not finish eating it. Another comment that we all made was that the writing on the menu was so small, combined with the darkness of the dining room, it was very hard to read the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2010

We had a Gift Card that was wanted to use for several years - and this past Friday (October 15) was the date that we settled upon. We had a reservation for 7:45 PM and were seated within 2 minutes of that time. Once seated - our server came by and took our drink order within 5 minutes; came back with the beverages in another 10 minutes; then took our dinner order. We waited 30 minutes (!) after placing our order to see any BREAD or APPETIZERS that we had ordered. Granted - the restaurant *WAS* busy, but the wait was inexcusable. Our server would come by every 5 minutes (or so) and tell us that our order was "on the way" - but we didn't get ANY food on the table until close to 8:30. Tables around us seemed to have the same problem too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2010

We visit Palomino often and have always enjoyed going there. With that reason I planned my son's birthday party there. With 12 of us, we were expecting a very nice diner. The food was very good but the service was pretty disappointing. We had to keep asking to see the menu, refill water, bread, etc. Waited over half an hour before orders were taken after the appetisers. There was 1 server for our table but she was busy serving other tables as well. Dishes were not cleared away after meals were finished. The total dinner took over 2 1/2 hours. We ended dinner with out desserts or after dinner drinks because the dinner took so long. We think Palomino is a good place for small groups but for large parties, it's not recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2010

Really great food. Happening place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2010

the drinks were terrible, very little alcohol, we thoutht because it was happy hour but we were not charged for happy hour price, therefore not acceptable for a full price drink

service was slow even thought the waiter was nice and was trying his best. the desert had nothign to do with the name (it was supposed to be a Tiramisu but it was no similarity).

food was average

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2010

I received a coupon for Palomino's new dinner menu and decided to give it a try. They have gotten rid of all the dishes they were initially known for and are instead concentrating on very expensive steak and fish. This seems odd given that Waterbar and Epic are right across the street and far better known for high-end dining. Palomino prices aren't AS high, but the dishes aren't as good either. The more casual offerings like the mushroom soup and chopped salad are as good if not better than ever, though. Service was a little forgetful. I just don't see them making a successful move to destination restaurant even with a nice view.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2010

Food was not good (it used to be great), service was BAD, the waiter was rushing us, no eye contact and unfriendly!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2010

Palomino's was great: the food (many choices and options for lunch), the view (the beautiful bay) and the service (very accomodating). I would highly recommend this gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2010

We drive up from San Jose to eat here for special occasions and to meet family in SF. The parking is great which starts the evening off right. We have never had to wait for our table and have been seated with great views each time. The wait staff has been excellent each time. They know when to approach and when to leave you alone. While the bar is usually crowded the layout of the restaurant allows for a quiet dinner. The food is high quality and is what really draws us back each time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2010

This is really a restaurant for tourists or for pre baseball game drinks and bar food. The restaurant ,especially the bar scene is very noisey. The food is mediocre, lacking in quality and presentation, with prices comparable to Boulevard in San Francisco.
Although the service was friendly , I was very disappointed in the overall experience. We will not go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2010

Way too much noise from the bar. Menu descriptions were not complete and wine list very so so. No doubt result of being part of a chain, with no hands on owner or chef (who designed the menu).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2010

Slow service. New menu disappoints (veal - fried and tough, scallops -over cooked and bland. sides uninspiring in every way). Plus, way over priced (definitely not fit for foodies). For the price you can do so much better for a nice dinner somewhere else. However, great views - go just for drinks and bar food and of course the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2010

Although the food was decent (better in previous visits) the service was awful. It was awful starting from the extensive time to simply greet us through the entire lunch. Drinks were late and noone bothered to check how we were doing once lunch was served. One of the orders failed to include the requested side salad but by the time the wait staff showed up, we were finished with the meal. Additionally, to a person the table thought the food was "better" the previous times we went there for lunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2010

The perfect venue for a business dinner. The host quickly recognized that we preferred a quiet corner (without us asking) ... everything was perfect: the service, the selection, the food, THE VIEW (!). San Francisco hospitality at its best.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2010

The restaurant recently changed its menu to much lighter and less expensive food. While this was not what I expected, in general the food was fine. The view of the Bay Bridge is still there, of course! The server was courteous and knew the menu, impressive since the changes had only been made the week before. I would have recommended dining on the outdoor patio, but there's a major problem with gasoline fumes due to the street next to the patio.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Hip 20-something happy hour hang out spot. Brought my parents and they loved it, too. Wait staff and service awesome.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Always consistent and dependable. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2010

The Restaurant is close to everything we need it to be close to. Validated Parking is huge plus. The Restaurant is extremely pleasant, good service and we never had a disappointing meal. We go back there on every trip to San Francisco.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2010

The new menu is more limited, but tasty and presentable. The pasta is undercooked. The noise level is rendered even more intolerable by the addition of the unnecessary background music. Service friendly and efficient.Nice view.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2010

It was our first time there (three of us) and we had a great time!! The wine list was really nice and the prices were reasonable considering it is San Francisco and especially when you think about the quality of the food. We are looking forward to going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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