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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)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service, bountiful menu options, and fresh food are consistently good quality when dining here. The restaurant appeared very busy and full when checking in at the host station, and it did not impact the experience in the slightest bit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent waitress. She was attentive to our needs including allergies. Continued to refill water. suggested the perfect dessert and did not bother us too much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brie was such a awesome waitress. She worked great with our table of 8 people. It was a busy Saturday evening but it worked for our schedule so we were good. Great food and staff were super friendly.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went after theatre..tech problems with the show made us a little late but they still had our table. Our server was wonderful, attentive and friendly without being obnoxious. The food was all delicious but mine was a tad on the cooler side than I prefer, hence the four not five stars.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a reservation after the tree lighting at Westlake this holiday so the restaurant (and downtown) was packed. Nevertheless, seating was immediate and service was spot on. The appetizers arrived quickly and the crab and artichoke dip, served warm with crisp flatbread, is definitely one I'll order again. We had the small filet mignons, mine medium rare, my spouse's well done, both perfectly cooked and flavorful. Paired with good wines and friends we hadn't seen in months, this was the perfect venue and food for our evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner so quite crowded. However service was great, the food tasty, and the portions huge.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my second time at the Palomino for Thanksgiving dinner. Service was good but they only offered me seconds once on coffee the entire time my husband and I were dining and this after we were almost finished eating. The caesar salad tasted as if the romaine came out of the freezer, wilted and soft. The dressing tasted more like oil and vinegar and only had flavor with the lemon that I had to ask for. Very skimpy on the Parmesan cheese too. The turkey dinner was ample but not very hot, the dark meat portion was a bit dry and chewy but the white meat was soft and juicy. Stuffing, potatoes, beans and cranberry relish were very good. The pumpkin spice pie was a bit dry as well with an ultra thin crust and one small dollop of whipped cream. It wasn't bad for a restaurant Thanksgiving dinner but a bit overpriced for what we got, IMO. I will go back but probably not on Thanksgiving again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

As always we had a great experience at Palamino. Food was amazing and service fantastic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience on our Thanksgiving Dinner. Normally, we host this dinner at our home and decided a change would include being served by another fine chef and staff. Since we are regular patrons, we knew the fine dining experience we were about to enjoy. Its always great to speak with the first class staff at Palomino and spend time here when dining. I can;t say enough about how much I appreciate the Seattle Palomino staff and managers. Thank you once again for providing a wonderful dining experience. See you again on Christmas Eve!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service. Good food. Had the steak which was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Two friends and I went there recently for an early dinner. We weren't expecting much, although we had all dined there before and found it great. The reason for the lack of enthusiasm was that this particular meal was on Thanksgiving so we anticipated slow service, not all food on the menu available and the possibility of food not cooked to our high expectations. Big surprise! Every low expectation disappeared and was replaced with high reviews. Our server, ammon, was exceptionally good. He recommended a substitution when one order was no longer available and I'm sure it was far better than the original order. His drink suggestions were spot on, as were his dessert recommendations. Plus, he was available to us just the right amount of time despite the fact that they were very busy. It was the perfect meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service and food,we will be back again! Special requests met and on such a busy day, no one missed a beat! Can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We’ve been to Palomino and have enjoyed the food and ambiance. This time was not as satisfying. The waitperson spilled our drinks. It happens, but it was a lot of liquid on our table and they were inefficient cleaning up and eventually we asked to change tables. The special of the night was snapper and it was way over cooked and dry. Disappointing!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I ordered from the "Specials" menu, swordfish. Very dry and flavor (or lack of) was quite neutral. Certainly did not feel $28.00 worth of flavor / texture satisfaction. My wife had a scallop dish served with risotto in a cream sauce, which was rather tasty. Scallops were prepared well, seared lightly and were "good" (at least in comparison to the swordfish dish). However, the real issue of our overall dissatisfaction was due to our waiter. It was a 5:00pm reservation on a Sunday. Volume of guests was low, so his attitude (unenthusiastic) couldn't have been due to being busy. Extremely dry personality, seemed impatient and apparently didn't feel compelled to make any suggestions or offerings. Becuase he didn't. He was truly just there taking an order! (He felt more like a engineer. Perhaps he's working his way through engineering school). He didn't add any positive energy, enthusiasm to help create a fun and enjoyable experience for our dining party. Having a cheerful, knowledgable and helpful staff person would have gone miles towards leaving Palomino with at least an overal 4 star feeling of our experience, especially enlight of my rather unsatisfying meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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