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Palomino - Los Angeles - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
1307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Palomino offers upbeat city dining featuring New World cuisine inspired by Old World cooking techniques. Located one block north of Wilshire at the corner of Glendon & Lindbrook.

A comfortable place where striking surroundings magnify the metropolitan experience! Palomino is the perfect stop for a night out on the town or for quick drop in dining.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Modern Tuscan, American

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm DINNER: Monday-Sunday 5pm-9pm HAPPY HOUR, served in the Bar: Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 4pm-11pm, Sunday 4pm-10pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 208-1960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Group trays available for carryout. Delivery available to select areas, call restaurant for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call restaurant for details.

  • Private party contact

    Cheng Em: (310) 208-1960

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Cross street

    One block north of Wilshire at the corner of Glendon & Lindbrook

  • Parking details

    $6 valet parking with validation for diners; $8 valet for non-diners.

  • Public transit

    City Metro Bus System

  • Entertainment

    70-inch flat screen TVs, specially-priced appetizers and signature Palomino pizzas served all day, every day in the lounge.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. JA

    JeanA

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Showed up for dinner but Palomino didn't have our opentable reservation in their system. We ended up sitting in the bar. Food was good, service was good. We were surprised to find out that the restaurant was closing for good the next night on Sept. 25, 2017. It is no longer open for business.
  2. N

    Nikki

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We like to go here prior to events at the Geffen - walking distance. The food, service and ambiance is pretty good. $20 corkage fee if you bring your own bottle of wine.
  3. DO

    DarylO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This place was dreadful. The wait staff was indifferent to the point of hostility. The food was not as advertised. My "heirloom" tomatoes were actually underripe grape tomatoes. The entres were largely inedible. If anyone noticed they did not care. 70% of the tables were empty--as the quality of the experience would suggest they should be. This place will not be in business in six months.
  4. CG

    CiGiinMDR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet booth table for a party of 3, which I appreciated. Great service by wait staff. Brought my 2 staff, both of whom had birthdays, and they each received a piece of tiramisu "cake." They had to take it to-go as they were so full from the great meal. One had the burger, the other had a pasta dish. I had the crab cakes which were perfectly cooked and had a dab of two great sauces. Palomino is always consistently terrific! Thank you once again!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great dinner
  6. J

    Jane

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I will miss this neighborhood gem in Westwood. The food is always good (never too salty) and the service is wonderful and very friendly. I understand that there are two other locations. I wish them well.
  7. RH

    RonH

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately the restaurant in closing at the end of this month, but the food is excellent and the serviced always great.
  8. l

    likestoeat

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too bad they are closing in a few days. The landlord wants more $$$ and they probably will never find as good a restaurant to fill the space...same thing happened when Palomino left Honolulu...they could never find a good tenant and it remains vacant.
  9. SB

    SooB

    Los Angeles

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    We went here for the first time in years primarily as it is the best option as to proximity to the Geffen theatre. We were pretty much shocked at the very high level of food we had: 1) Truffled deviled eggs - not only delicious, but the truffle (oil) could be tasted. Just excellent 2) Possibly the best pizza we've ever had - an out of the box preparation with dough the thickness of paper and strong, perfect flavor. Wines are good but desserts aren't much
  10. CD

    ClaireD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very tasty food and for a great value. Palomino is a great location for a lively bar area and also a more quiet dinner service area as well. I choose this restaurant to entertain an out of town business client.
  11. s

    sharon

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    So sorry u r leaving Westwood My group of4 eat there often and will miss eating there
  12. y

    yumichan55

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I was so surprised as the taste has been changed. I felt disappointed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We heard it was closing....good thing. My chicken was so salty I could barely eat it. very disappointing.
  14. SH

    SharH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Fabulous Happy Hour menu. Great for pre-post theater dining
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Unfortunately, the A/C was minimal as the main system seemed to be broken. Portable A/C barely helped.
  16. WS

    WSF435

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food over salted at lunch today. This is very unusual. Notified that they are closing. Will be saddend by the loss as it has really improved lately
  17. P

    Paula

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from Savier! Food is always consistent, great for a quick business lunch.
  18. C

    Critical1

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Palomino for lunch; have been many times. Like their special lunch menu. Shared a delicious salad & chicken club sandwich w/my lunch companion. We were too full to have dessert. Will go back. Sorry to hear it's closing Seot. 24.
  19. BZ

    BartZ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very good but too loud for our business meal. One of our guests was soft spoken so difficult to hear.
  20. M

    Mldubs32

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a good experience. Nothing to rave about but no complaints either.
  21. L

    Lucidity

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food quite good, service extremely slow. May have been the usual discrimination toward two women dining alone, but did not help the overall experience.
  22. MT

    MTSM

    Los Angeles

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server TJ was fun and attentive. We had coho salmon and steelhead trout, both wild caught. Superb flavor. Caramelized cauliflower with mascarpone was a tasty side. Tiramisu unusual and delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience, wonderful cocktails, attentive service. We'll definitely go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We've been to this place numerous times, won't be returning. It was my mother-in-law's 91st bday. We noted that in res AND called to confirm they were aware. They never even ACKNOWLEDGED it - not by a simple "happy birthday" or a complimentary dessert, nothing. The service was slow and terrible - unforgivable for a nearly empty restaurant. The food was inedible. I don't know what's happened to this place but it's gone way, way downhill. Two in our party of 5 got very ill after their meals. Server did NOTHING when we alerted him to food issues and non-acknowledgment of birthday. 3/4 of this meal should have been taken off the bill. So, so very disappointing.
  25. k

    ksh1

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I arrived a few minutes late from traffic and was greeted very kindly. They do validate valet parking. I was in a hurry to make my appointment so my waiter was quick, didn't make me feel rushed and packed up to go what I didn't have time to finish. Enjoyed a large variety of menu items and the staff was really accommodating.
  26. T

    Trudy

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, great presentation. No one complained at all. Thank you for serving 14 people promptly and the services was superb. Will be back next year!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food and ambiance were pleasant and the server was pleasant, but the service was slow because the staff was over extended.
  28. SM

    SMJ2013

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a quick dinner before a play at the Geffen. The hostess sat us at the back of the restaurant and we didn't have anyone come to us for drink orders for a long time. Once the waiter came, he was very attentive and assured us we would have our food in time for the theater. Everyone was very pleased with their dishes and we plan to return.
  29. LB

    LindaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I thought it was fine. The decor seems very dated.
  30. T

    T1234

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was ok, with the exception of the Linguini & Clams that cost more than $20, but only consisted of a small mound of pasta with 3 clams. The service was awful. Took way to long to get our food.... over an hour and the manager was not empathetic at all. We are not likely to return any time soon, if at all... It is unfortunate because we used to like this restaurant....
  31. r

    raydoustdar

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really great Happy Hour!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent and the portions are large. The service is excellent as well. Everyone is friendly, helpful and greets you warmly! That's why we keep coming back to eat here! Thank you!
  33. g

    guest

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitstaff Sierra made the whole evening perfect even when we thought we had been "dropped off in corner and might not have been seen again." They shared the dishes ahead of time for us and poured the wine at just the right time. Got us to the theater in pleny of time without feeling rushed. Thanks
  34. c

    careyaway

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I usually love this restaurant but this night the bartender ignored me for 15 minutes and I was sitting at the bar. Not a single eye contact while helping others around me. Also the restaurant was incredibly hot. I was told the air was on but it was cooler outside.
  35. V

    Visitor

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Graduation
  36. t

    theresa

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Ate there twice for lunch and had great food and service was out of the ordinary
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    excellent food and value for money. The ambience is soothing the staff are cordial.
  38. C

    Critical1

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always enjoy lunches @ Palomino, especial combos (soup & 1/2 sandwich). Only criticism, mushroom bisque is too bland, otherwise sandwich is very good & when I've had pasta enjoyed that too. Appreciate they always give me a requested window table.u Will definitely eat @ Palomino again.
  39. j

    jeff

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Usually love palomino
  40. d

    diningoutismymiddlename

    Los Angeles

    174 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The wine list is outstanding and the service excellent. The crab artichoke dip was as delicious as always. With a large party of 9, service was excellent. We were sat immediately and never felt rushed. Their small wedge was excellent. The two people who ordered filets were very happy as were the pasta eaters. I was unimpressed with the brick oven chicken. With no seasoning or a sauce it was rather tasteless and tough. It was the only dish that was disappointing. I have been going to this Palomino for many years. this was the first time in about 3 months and I was shocked to see how empty it was on a Friday night. The bar area was packed, but the restaurant was less than 30% full. With the exception of the chicken, every other dish was very good and they have a nice selection of desserts, though I miss their molten chocolate cake. Worth a visit if you are in Westwood.

FAQs

Palomino - Los Angeles - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 1307 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    One block north of Wilshire at the corner of Glendon & Lindbrook

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm DINNER: Monday-Sunday 5pm-9pm HAPPY HOUR, served in the Bar: Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 4pm-11pm, Sunday 4pm-10pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Modern Tuscan, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $6 valet parking with validation for diners; $8 valet for non-diners.

  • Public transit

    City Metro Bus System

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    70-inch flat screen TVs, specially-priced appetizers and signature Palomino pizzas served all day, every day in the lounge.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 208-1960

  • Catering

    Group trays available for carryout. Delivery available to select areas, call restaurant for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call restaurant for details.

  • Private party contact

    Cheng Em: (310) 208-1960

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