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About Palomino - Seattle

New American cuisine influenced by Southern Europe. Located 1 block from the 5th Avenue Theatre and 3 blocks from the Convention Center.

1420 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean, European

Hours of Operation:
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
DINING ROOM:
Lunch: Daily: 11am-4pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
LOUNGE:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm

Cross Street:
6th & Union - 5th & Pike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(206) 623-1300

Website:
http://www.palomino.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary 2-hour parking with validation weekdays from 11am-2pm, and evenings when entering the parking garage after 5pm. Complimentary validated parking all day Saturday and Sunday. City Centre Parking garage only, entrance on Union between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Executive Chef:
Steve Russakoff

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Palomino - Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (58)
Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (38)
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Business Meals (37)
Great for Lunch (29)
Casual (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Romantic (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere, good food. Service is always first class. Good place for a business dinner.

Tags: Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This must have been one of the best restaurants in Seattle. Great food, great service and great ambiance. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I took relatives here for dinner while they were in town visiting Seattle this past Saturday. This restaurant was in walking distance from their downtown hotel, and typically, the food has been good from my previous experiences. Luckily my relatives seemed to enjoy their dinner dishes: Chicken Marsala and Prawn Scampi with pasta; however, my dish was the special: Red Snapper with Orange and Olive Relish...sounds kind of good, right? Well, it wasn't. Snapper tasted fishy, and the farrow with dried fruits that accompanied it was too rough of a grain beside the semi-delicate textured snapper. Another, softer, grain would have been a better choice for the snapper. Also, mixed green salad, while generous in portion, lacked flavor; the olive oil used in the dressing was good, but it needs more than lemon to boost the flavor. I would have said something had I not been entertaining guests, but I don't like to make a fuss when others seem to be enjoying their dinner (thank goodness). All in all, Palomino is capable of better; I have had much better dinners there before. I suggest they discontinue that Red Snapper dish.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Consistently a great place to eat!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

ON THE NOISEY SIDE....BU T WHAT RESTAURANT ISN'T...AND BESIDES I WEAR HEARING AIDS...BUT THEY DO NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

IN BUILDING PARKING IS A STRONG ATTRIBUTE NEVER TO BE UNDERESTIMATED.

ALL STAFF INTERACTIONS WERE PRECISE AND PROFESSIONAL...AS ALWAYS.

STILL MY CITY FAVORITE AFTER DECADES

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our first time at palomino, second trip to Seattle. Great location in down town. Nice atmosphere with balcony seating over looking a mall area and with views of the street life. We enjoyed a pasta dish and a seafood dish. The food was quite tasty, our waiter did a great job, service was attentive without being intrusive. The best part of the evening was that we were able to enjoy our conversation with out shouting at each other. Seems too many other restaurants downtown are just too crowded to be relaxing. Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was good but the service was slow for a Sunday night pre-lecture meal. We were left without ordering for nearly 30 minutes despite attempts to get our waiter to stop by and with only tea and water service....the room was not busy....

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

They are awesome .. perfect way to celebrate granddaughters burthday all staff acknowledged her special day

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant is very loud as the venue is open to the mall levels below. Very large and very busy. Food was decent but not spectacular.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good, but the bar was backed up. We got our first drink
Late and they forgot my sons coke. Our second drink was so late I had to leave a half glass of wine. Not good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server was great but the salmon special was less than exciting. Several of us ordered it and no one was thrilled. One was cold.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service were excellent; great location for pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

exactly like the last Palomino I went to when it was in Mpls..in a shopping mall but a fancy one. Overlooks the shops, up on the 3rd level. Lots of pasta dishes if that's what you like but I prefer a little lest gluten.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The restaurant was chosen because of its proximity to the hotel and I feel no regrets at all. The service was quick and attentive in general, the starters were delivered at the light speed and the food was delicious.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was okay, my Salmon was over-cooked and a little dry. Service was slow and inattentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had my grandson with me, he enjoyed the food, and the serving staff was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food and good service and friendly servers. Love to eat to this restaurant again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My son and I went here for dinner before seeing a show at the 5th Avenue Theater. The server asked if we were under time constraints for dinner. That was very nice so we knew we would have plenty of time to get to the show. The restaurant is very close to the theater so it's a great pre and post show restaurant. Dinner was delicious and we were glad we chose this spot.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great. The staff was even better. We went in for our anniversary and the staff wrote us a hand drawn and written anniversary card. They asked us upon arrival if we had a time constraint and we informed our wait staff we had to be at a show by a certain time. They ensured great service and time management.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a quick bite before a play at ACT on a Friday evening. Attentive service, good food. Easy walk to the theater.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We never got our meal. We sat for an hour. Then they wanted to cook our meal, they lost the order or something. we left.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were very disappointed. Upon making the reservation I asked the hosts suggestion on time to make a show. He assured me that we would have enough time if we arrived at 5:30. We told our server upon our early arrival that we wanted to leave by 7:15 at the latest to make the a show. She took our beverage order and then didn’t return for about 30+ mins for our food order. By the time we ordered our food and finally received our food, we had about 15mins to eat it. We didn’t have time to enjoy our meals nor did we have time to look over the bill. Afterwords I found out they insanely overcharged us for my cocktail— A vodka (well) & water, $15 each. My friend ordered a tito’s & club soda and his drink was twice the size of mine and half the price. Their signature cocktails weren’t even $15 either. We should have really looked over the bill but we were in such a rush we didn’t have time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were in Seattle for a conference and couldn't not have dinner at The Palamino. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, and the food was incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our server’s timing seemed off all evening. When our dinner came out it appeared as if it had set under the kitchen lights too long. My snapper and risotto was very dry and I gave up trying to salvage it. An observant busboy noticed, asked and spoke to the kitchen on my behalf. They took care of me and the evening was not a fail, but my two companions were disappointed in their Chicken Marsala as well. Palominos is one of our go-to places so we are worried about the direction of the food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my first visit to Palomino. I enjoyed it very much as a good place for a pre-theater lunch. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good food, good service and perfect for a pre-dinner before a theatre.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent experience, as always. One small hiccup, they brought me the incorrect entree. They immediately realized it and corrected the situation. Service was exceptional, food spectacular. I always come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious As Usual! This is our go-to spot for dinner before the theatre, as it was this last time we dined. The server was polite and unintrusive, the meal was paced perfectly, and the food was delicious! What more could you ask for. This restaurant is in a shopping center and has no real door, it's just open to the rest of the shopping center. However, it's on the top floor and the decor is great, you really forget about the shopping center. Whatever you order, it'll be delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Decent food, but not great. Was busy when we went. I think there were a couple plays that people were going to, so service was mixed. They comped one of our items because of a mix up. Appreciated that, but it was still mixed overall. Not bad, just 3 stars.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Every waitperson that served us was kind and professional. We arrived to find a cute "reserved table" notecard, with handwritten messages, to wish a happy birthday to my son. What a delightful touch. My son had the prawns and said they were amazing. I had the salmon, which was also good. The Brussel sprout appetizer was SUPERB! The atmosphere of the Palomino is relaxed and friendly...and happy!! We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was wonderful, waiter was great!! Would go back again when in Seattle.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fabulous dinner before our play. Our server was wonderful, attentive and accommodating! We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent service and the food was exceptional..I recommended Palomino to friends that evening.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Palamino. The food was delicious and we really appreciated the quick service. We told our server we were headed to the theater and were short on time. Everything worked out perfectly and we got to the 5th Avenue with time to spare.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wait staff very friendly and efficient.
Food came very quickly and was very tasty!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great server Tara. Will ask for her again. Loved the seafood on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great pastas, salads, and other options for pre theatre dining.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was perfect, and totally enjoyed the evening, as I always do, except for the last time. But we won’t go there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I come to Seattle to attend theatre at 5th Avenue Theatre. After the performance, we always notice people streaming into the building that Palomino is in, but honestly had never even noticed that there was a restaurant on the 3rd floor before. It doesn't really show up in reviews. Somehow my wife clued into it, and once we checked out the menu, we decided to try it. We both had salads which were excellent. I had a Shrimp Scampi for my main. It was OK. Nothing special. My wife had a pasta - spiral pasta with peas, prosciutto, etc. I got most of the leftovers for lunch the next day. Very good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Visiting the Palomino is always a pleasure. The food is great and specials are always enjoyable. They also knew that we were celebrating a birthday and their surprise of Crème brûlée was amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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