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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (72)
Good for a Date (60)
Special Occasion (56)
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Casual (45)
Business Meals (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Great for Lunch (35)
Comfort Food (29)
Happy Hour (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Fun (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Cozy (16)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Romantic (16)
Seasonal (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Authentic (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We eat at Palomino about 15 times a year. We live in Auburn Washington and Don’t mind the drive To eat there Never had a bad experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We come here each year before a play at the 5th Avenue Theater. It is the best location, great food and drinks. The servers are wonderful too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

The chicken Marsala was amazing!!!! Would order again

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We had been meaning to eat at Palimino for several years but just never got around to it until our anniversary. It's a wonderful choice for an anniversary, but don't wait. The food is delicious, the atmosphere subdued and gracious, and the service is perfect. There when needed, but not smothering. The noise level was perfect for two older people to hear each other without overhearing conversation from other tables. I believe this will become our GoTo restaurant now..and not just for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, service and ambiance! We were very happy to see wild salmon back on the menu!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed dinner-dining at Palomino.
Food was delicious and I appreciated that the portion was just right. Lovely cocktails.
Warm and professional service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

I had the chicken while my coworker had pasta (suggestion: serve pasta with spoon). Both meals were good. We ordered dessert. The doughnuts were good-ish but it was evident that the oil used to deep fry them was shared with fish (cod?). Bummer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

fettuccini was poorly cooked. Noodles were broken up into 1-2 inch pieces, could not find a noodle longer than 3 inches on my plate. It's pretty hard to screw up pasta but they did.

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·Dined 7 days ago

We have been going there for several years now, but this visit was very disappointing. The food quality was not what we had come to know for this venue. Will probably find another venue for our special occasion dinners. Very disappointing.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was perfect. We have a Girls Day Out every Christmas season and Palominos is always our lunch/dinner choice. We were a small group this year (only three, usually 12) but it was just as special from the receptionist to the waitperson to the food. Perfect.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've dined regularly at the Palominos in SF, so I was expecting the same level of food. The salad that I always order was really bad. The chicken was like pressed chicken and the lettuce was a bit wilted. I sent it back. I then ordered a small cesar salad and it too was wilty. The waiter was very nice and they did subtract my meal from the final bill which I very much appreciated. I'm not sure why the quality of food was less than par, but I wouldn't give it another try. My friend liked her pasta and was satisfied.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good location for downtown events and fun and cheery. My hot food was served cold and the broiled cauliflower was not done or flavorful, I had to use a knife to cut it. A salad and pizza in the group was good. Our server was ok but put everyone's forks on a plate with a single persons pizza to be boxed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brought my family of 4 for a Christmas Light weekend, Downtown getaway. Found this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. Beef tenderloin was the best I ever had. Handmade pasta was delicious. 2015 Pinot Noir Sonoma Cutrer was exquisite. Kids meals were perfect. Great open restaurant with lots of views and Christmas decorations. Definitely would go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for pre-theatre dinner. Good atmosphere, good food, and free parking in really nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent service. Very tasty but food could have been warmer.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. Reasonable prices. Our waiter was amazing and food perfect. From the moment we got there, until the time we left, it could not have been better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was excellent. Some of the food was overdone, bordering on burnt. Disappointing considering past meals were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a special holiday lunch and they got the orders wrong and two people had to wait another 20 minutes for their food, after a very long initial wait. The second time, the order was right but the pasta was literally in hard clumps and under cooked and had to be returned a second time. The waitress was super nice about it, but we won't return and neither will any of the people who accompanied us. We ended up getting refunded and left hungry.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was great. We did notice however, that the shelf next to us was very dusty. This took away from the enjoyment of our meal as we couldn’t quite ignore the dust. Also, the bathroom was messy. Since there are only 4 stalls it was disconcerting to have one stall where the door would not lock.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great time there, great food, and genuine, caring attitude from waiter - she was lovely.
The only hitch was that we were there for my birthday, and they brought out a creme brulee that we hadn't asked for, but it was nice of them. Yet we were charged for it, we saw later. No fault of the waiter, I suspect it's typical upper management thinking. Just seemed to cheapen our time there.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had great service, although a little impersonal, she was very respectful of our time as we were headed to a show at The Paramount. The food was truly nothing special, in fact I was disappointed at the presentation and overall flavors. It was super busy, but that didn't slow the staff down, we were seated, greeted and taken care of quickly and it was easy to see the staff was working together.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service is awesome. Love this place. Food is fantastic.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Exceptional service ! I'm sorry I can't remember our server's name but overall a very pleasant early dinner prior to Symphony. I would highly recommend for pre Benaroya events, easy parking too.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner, Appetizer Manuel was awesome and dinner didn’t disappoint

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great. Our food took a long time to get so the manager comped our meals. She was really nice and helpful!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My steak was not done correctly, but our server handled well.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We have seasons tickets to the Paramount so each time we have a show we try out a different restaurant. My husband and I also had our two teenage daughters with us as we tried out Palominos. The food was pretty good. We had the meatballs - very good- and the calimari -excellent (though we didn't like either of the dips). For dinner we had a margarita pizza (good if you like really thin crust), shrimp scampi (excellent), and the lamb shank special (could have used more seasoning). For dessert we had the tirimisu (very good), gelato, lemon cake, and orange ricotta donuts. The ginger-pear martini was very good and my husband enjoyed the cask-aged old fashion.

We would go again, but there are other restaurants that are better and more to try.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service and food was great. We were in and out in a timely matter. Great location to the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

i eat out by myself quite a bit and was very comfortable here with my book. The services was kind and attentive, the food choices very nice and the food I actually got was wonderful. Very well prepared and portions not too bit, very tasty and yummy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Darn I was told we could get 10% off , our program was on table but forgot to say we went to show so we didn’t get the discount. Paul the GM told me at the play. Our waiter and Paul were wonderful
Thanks it had been years since I had been there

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten here for business meals in the past and once took my Mom. That time, we could hear each other well enough to have a conversation. Not this time! When a Family holiday theater plan was in motion, I suggested this location because food & drink had been good in the past. The wait to order, receive beverages, and receive food was horrendous. The waiter said many times that the bar was slammed. The kitchen was slammed. My Sister in laws soup was just BROTH skimmed off the top (absolutely ZERO chicken or orzo pasta). The waiter replaced it and he obviously knew how to pull a bowl of soup. My quinoa shrimp bowl was tasty but the kitchen literally FORGOT the quinoa! None of this was the fault of the waiter, but I would try to find a quieter, more well staffed restaurant on any busy holiday weekend.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Eaten at Palomino many times over the past 15 years or so. Usually pretty good. Not the best, but had good food for most palettes—pleasing our children to the grandparents. But last night everything we ordered was absolutely terrible. So much so, we didn’t bother to send anything back, because we’d have to send it all back. Basically flushed $130 down the toilet. The kids pizza tasted weird and was soggy, the meatballs were like warm to cold, the Caesar dressing extremely fishy, and the chicken marsala was so flavorless, we all thought they perhaps forgot to actually put the Marsala wine in the dish—even the table focaccia bread seemed stale. I can’t believe this was an ‘off-night’. And I wouldn’t risk giving it another shot.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent as was the food. Our waitress was so personable, we felt like she was a friend by the end of the evening. We have eaten in the bar prior, but this was the first time we ate in the restaurant. Food was wonderful. We had the Scallops and the Prawns. Both dishes were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful staff
Delicious food & outstanding Pizza

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to go before going to the 5th Avenue Theater and have dinner. They validate your parking in the US Bank garage is a bonus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First visit. Service was perfect - friendly, knowledgeable, timely, and just enough to keep in touch without being intrusive or interrupting your conversation. Our meals were delicious (Maple Marinated Chicken Salad and one of their specials which was salmon with brussel sprouts, beets, etc.) and portions were perfect. My friend claimed her lemon drop was the best ever!! We will both recommend to friends and will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 2, 2017

They were super accommodating even after we called to say we'd be late for our reservation. Food was delicious as always and still the best bet for pre-theater dining. Still terrific after all these years...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We all had a delicious dinner. Good wine list that was reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and very friendly staff plus great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Palomino has the best staff! Everyone is friendly and very attentive. A variety of meal choices available. They readily accept special requests for people like me who have dietary restrictions.

My food was over cooked. Tony replaced it quickly.

Great atmosphere and wine Wednesday is the best!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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