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.
Seattle, WA 98101
American, Mediterranean, European
Hours of Operation:
WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY: Half-Price Bottled Wine! (bottles priced at $26 & above).
Lunch: Daily: 11am-4pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm
6th & Union - 5th & Pike
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palomino - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First time to the Palomino and it did not deliver. The service was painfully slow, the food was moderately good, and the prices were high. Kick in a night full of teenagers on the way to prom and I wish we had gone anywhere else. The Scratch Margarita was the highlight. The pork was overdone, the snapper was really, really fishy, and the pasta was okay.
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