Palomino - Seattle

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3578 reviews
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New American cuisine influenced by Southern Europe. Located 1 block from the 5th Avenue Theatre and 3 blocks from the Convention Center.
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GR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to come to before enjoying an evening at the 5th Avenue Theater or The Paramount. We had a more casual evening planned, dinner and a baseball game! The thin crust pepperoni pizza here cannot be beat, it is fantastic! It's actually large enough to be shared by two people, especially if you also eat a starter salad, which we did - and it was also quite generously portioned. Absolutely loved the Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese salad! Can hardly wait to return for that again!
The atmosphere here is warm, inviting, and relaxing and is comfortable for formal or casual attire. Either way, the food is delicious and the service is outstanding!
After dinner we walked a block over to catch the train to the ballpark and arrived in no time flat. No parking hassles. A definite Seattle must!

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R
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good place to have a bite pre/post theatre. Easy access and fair pricing.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

All good except the living wage fee was a stunt pulled on the final bill to make a political statement. Not notified ahead of time in any obvious manner.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a late reservation and we were their last guests of the night yet they welcomed us warmly and did not rush us. The service and food are excellent!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately most of the vegetarian dishes contain some non-veg item eg cauliflower and soup cooked with chicken broth and brussel sprouts cooked in animal fat. Not Vegetarian friendly and little can accommodated despite seeming to have an extensive menu...

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P
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for before or after show dining. Friendly atmosphere and attentive staff.

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DF
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for drinks, dinner before 5th Avenue Show

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London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

This is a very noisy place. We didn't have a great time because of that

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. Get the scallops, your mouth will thank you

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KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and portions were ample. The service was friendly and attentive.

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CZ
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food considering the reasonable prices for Seattle
Variety of classic Italian fares

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OT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic casual restaurant in downtown Seattle. There is a variety of food for everyone to choose from with great proportions to value. The food was terrific and cooked to perfection. The server was attentive and made great suggestions. The crafted cocktails were fantastic (especially the cask old fashioned) with out of this world desserts (creme brûlée). A great place for a special occasion or a bite with friends!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a birthday dinner on the way to the symphony and they gave me a complimentary creme broulee with a candle. Nice touch. The crab stuffed sole on special was excellent, as was the service. Waiter was friendly and helpful. It's in a nice spot, on the third floor overlooking an atrium and 5th Avenue. I'd go there again.

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KD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Can always depend on Palomino to provide great food. Perfect business lunch spot.

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SH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our one complaint is that there is not many vegan choices. Items that look vegan are prepared with chicken stock. I had the mushroom soup and it was rich and filling.

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LO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for pre-theater birthday lunch for my friend!

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MS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly by the host who seated us in a very nice table.
Brie was our amazing server who was upbeat exuding positive energy and was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. We were so impressed by Brie. Paul who is the Manager approached our table to introduce himself and personally welcome us to Palomino’s. He made us feel very welcome with his graciousness.

The panini sandwich with fries were so delicious.....my friend had the chopped salad and mushroom soup which were to die for!!! We cannot wait to go back! It’s such a perfect restaurant to dine in before or after a Show....or at any time!!! We had a five-star experience!! Thank you very much to all Palomino staff!

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VF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Palomino is perfect for dinner before a show at the Fifth Avenue. We ordered very different entrees and all three were very good. The wait staff was particularly attentive.

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AV
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Palomino before the theatre- great variety, good quality-/
High service standards— noisy AF- but just because everyone’s enjoying themselves and the open air ceiling in an otherwise empty mall setting.

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KK
Seattle
101 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Palomino has long been a favorite but standards seem to be slipping. Service was good but food was not as we've come to know it. My friend's salad was a bit limp and my fish overcooked.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scampi was delicious! I ate every bite. Service was efficient and friendly.

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d
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at Palomino

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service at moderate prices. One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Did not like the table we were assigned. The entire restaurant was empty and we were seated in the rear of the restaurant.

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AM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

On a positive note, we were able to make a last minute dinner reservation. On a negative note, the restaurant doesn't feel very special. It's probably more of a lunch spot.

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter Paul was excellent !!

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CK
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food came before cocktails arrived.

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j
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I understand why my teenager wanted to go here - it's loud, good pizza, casual, good service. But the food was meh. Pastas were gooey, pasta/seafood dishes were flavorless. Pizza was fine. Steak was good.

Service was the one bright spark - it's attentive, friendly, and fast. If I had to, I'd try it again to see if we were there on an off night but with all of the other options within a 2-block radius, I don't see that happening

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Palomino's before 5th Ave. Theater performances for years. The dinners have been enjoyable; good food and drink, excellent service, and the validated parking also maked the experience an excellent value.

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DR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a great overall experience. The service was the best!

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RS
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm a frequent diner at Palomino. Like everything about it. I had the scampi this time. Delicious. Also, I appreciate the tails being removed from the scampi. The pasta was an excellent complement. My only suggestion is that you eliminate the toasted garlic bread from the dish itself. It sucked up a lot of the juice. Also, it was hard to cut, so I just left it. I think garlic bread on the side would be much better.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, a theater discount, and validated parking after 5. This is our pre-theater favorite restaurant. I really should try something other than portabella mushroom soup and chopped salad, but it's just so good!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot for a working lunch

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to meet friends for a wonderful meal at Palomino. I look forward to it every time!

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h
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The pesto ahi was less than desirable. The fish was overcooked, the sauces were not good, and I could not believe the chef did not know a proper wine pairing to go with his dish. Neither did the wait staff.
I’ve asked three times in the past for a proper wine pairing. To date, I have never received one… Not from the chef and not from the wait staff. All they did was choose the most expensive white on the list. If you know anything about wine you know price has nothing to do with quality. The wine was decent, it just did not go with the dish. It was a terrible pairing.
I would think that, for the specialties in particular, you would know the correct wine pairings. This was truly a disappointment.

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j
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced for the mediocre food

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before a show. Everyone was so nice and many people came to check in on us throughout dinner. CJ was an especially fantastic waiter - thank you, CJ!

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Los Angeles
684 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is lovely, the hostess greeted us warmly. The food - so, so... the rigatoni was good, but the soup of the day - chicken was gamely and just tasted strange. Service was average, as the assistant waiters were more on top of things, filling water constantly, but something was definitely off here. Just simply an average experience. May not return.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just a mediocre experience. Nothing bad particularly but nothing great either.

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