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Palomino - Indianapolis - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
3354 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:15am-2:30pm Sat 11:15am-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm Sun 4pm-9pm Bar: Mon-Thurs 11:15am-10pm Fri & Sat 11:15am-11pm Sun 4pm-9pm HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3pm-close in the Bar NOTE: Happy Hour in Bar Only. Not available on holidays.

  • Phone number

    (317) 974-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Burris

  • Catering

    Catering is available for groups of 20 guests or more. Complimentary Delivery within a two mile radius of the Circle Monument. Please contact Mariah Bennett, Marketing Specialist for details. 317.974.0400

  • Private party facilities

    Palomino offers several options for groups with specially curated event menus, hosted bars, and TV's with AV capabilities for presentations, slide shows and games.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (317) 974-0400

What 3,354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. B

    Bobby

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday lunch. Also, to visit Palomino one more time before it’s closing later today. Been going to Palomino for 23 years. Sorry to see it go. Employees did a great job as usual, even under such adverse conditions (two days notice that their jobs were gone).
  2. JM

    JanM

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I loved Palomino! Great food and great atmosphere. I'm sorry it closed.
  3. M

    Mediamom

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The six of us were from out of town - Michigan and Ohio. Our hotel recommended your restaurant. We all enjoyed our meals, our server was excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was perfect. Clean establishment. Hot food!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One special was sold out but food was good.
  6. DL

    DavidL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we walked in till we were having dessert, we felt like welcomed guests! The service was excellent! The food was wonderful and at a reasonable price. Our server Evan was very attentive and even helped us with suggestions for things to do in Indy! I highly recommend the rotisserie chicken...delicious! This is a must try restaurant!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Slow one meal came out 15 minutes after the first Person finished before the other was served
  8. F

    Foodie1

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The shrimp Scampi - way too much garlic- butter - sauce. I had to ask for a plate to drain the liquid. The garlic bread that came with the meal was soaked in this sauce. The waitress was wonderful. I cannot describe how wonderful she was. I like spicy food, however the soup special was spicy but lacked taste. It did not leave an impression ( I only had a sample of it). Palomino use to be the place to go! So??????? The Brussels sprouts - no comment.
  9. a

    alpinestar13

    Las Vegas

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a yearly favorite. Huge fan of their food and options!
  10. w

    williaml

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. AFTER 10 YEARS OF BEING A CUSTOMER NEVER AGAIN. SURLY WAITER, HOST AND OTHERS IT TOOK ONE HOUR FROM ORDER UNTIL DELIEVERY OF FOOD. NO ONE SEEMED TO CARE.
  11. LD

    LisaD

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Prior to dining at Palomino I had looked at reviews and the menu online. Most reviews looked pretty good and the menu had quite a few options for meals. The restaurant decor was very nice and the waitress we had was very good. She was very nice and attentive. The quality of the food was mediocre at best. I was really disappointed. We had other guests that were joining us and no one liked their food. The quality, taste and presentation were not good. I will not go back if I’m ever in Indianapolis again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were excellent and the Asiago almond crusted scallops were amazing! Our waiter was great too! Hubs had the swordfish it was good but not as great as my scallops!
  13. LM

    LarryM

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The quality of the food was good. While the restaurant did not have many people dining for lunch, the service was slow.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    food was very good, service was very slow. server never checked to see if meals prepared properly, only checked on drinks one time. Never offered bread, had to ask for it ourselves. Getting a drink took a very long time. Food was excellent. Dessert menu was lacking any of the normal staples. Our group declined and went to another restaurant for dessert
  15. RG

    RickG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    We had reservations at 1:30 web site said was was over at 3:00 when we were seated at 1:30 waited for drink ordered was about 1:45 went to food lines food was very picked over some all gone no prime rib when we guestion why was told that it was over at 2:00 then was told they could. Not help it Did not offer to do anything on the bill we had 6 guests with me bad experience
  16. D

    Disappointed

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Apparently restaurant management scheduled reservations beyond its capacity to handle those numbers. The Mother's Day brunch was a buffet. Traffic flow was poor along with its inability to accommodate that many diners. At our reservation time, we were seated at a table in the bar that had not been sent. No staff gave us further attention until we pointed out our lack of service. The menu offered good variety but they claimed to be out of its feature, prime rib, with more than an hour left in the brunch time. Unless they opt to serve fewer diners on special occasion buffets, I cannot recommend this restaurant.
  17. RC

    RubyCou

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I enjoy having Brunch out and Palomino has one of the best around!
  18. JG

    JenniG

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was excellent! Looking forward to dining here again soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Not good. About the experience you’d expect at a medium grade chain restaurant like an Olive Garden but with a higher price. Although we had 9:30 reservations and they’re open until 11:00 on Saturday, we felt rushed by our server and some of the food was old. The portion of my wife’s $24 Mahi was tiny and I had to add salt to my $23 pasta. Not impressed and certainly not the Palomino from years back when Palomino used to be fine dining.
  20. j

    jpsouthbend

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very busy but we were able to find a last minute reservation. We had a great meal and great service!!
  21. TF

    TexanFMF

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good location and reasonable price. I would recommend for family events and friends.
  22. MB

    MichelleB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner. Nice ambiance, delicious food and cocktails and attentive staff
  23. c

    ctmmd

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was a wonderful waitress!!
  24. TH

    ToddH

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice spot for a business meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    The scallops meat was delicious. My husband and I came here for the steak. He ordered a prime rib and it was a tough steak. First time we had ever had a tough prime rib 😳
  26. GS

    GlenS

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We were in town for a conference. Unfortunately they were so busy they moved us to the bar area to eat. They were really setup to only serve drinks. Next time in town might try again but would want to eat in formal restaurant area.
  27. LS

    LauraS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the special attention. It was so nice having staff tell us happy anniversary. It was a little difficult to talk without feeling like you were shouting.
  28. j

    jpsouthbend

    Indiana

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. We really enjoy the variety of item on the menu.
  29. DL

    DavidL

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the he special, Seafood Paella. Fresh clams, mussels, shrimp , fish and scallops. Best ever. My wife had delicious salmon. Started with our favorite appetizer, artichoke crab dip with wood fired oven crackers. Nothing better. Service was perfect. Will keep coming back.
  30. N

    Natascha

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, meal & server... definitely recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    expensive to a minimum wage worker, but still very good
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food, reasonable prices, get the meat balls
  33. I

    Inoj

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have not seen my points
  34. CT

    CarolineT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    My mom worked here for years and I considered this place the best in Indy. I was so disappointed that their standards have fallen so low but their prices are still so high! I really liked our server who tried to make our experience great, even if he didn't bring out the bread until after the appetizer (bread lover here) even the bread was just disappointing in its presentation. Our appetizer was overcooked. Calamari, seafood in general, is easy to screw up, but when you are paying as much as you are i.e. not eating at Olive Garden, you have certain expectations. This was, thankfully, taken off of our bill. I decided to try the Paella $27. I hoped since it was on their featured menu, that I would love this dish. All of the seafood and meat, aside from the rotisserie chicken, was overcooked. The rice was not very appetizing either. The portion was pretty sad as well. I am so upset I asked my in-laws to have Easter dinner there, and that they paid. I think his parents were happy with their food thank goodness but I cannot express just how sad I was. I am used to everything at Palomino being fresh. It seems like they have tried to cut costs by using frozen ingredients. The atmosphere has also changed, no longer will you hear jazz or big band music, more like pop playlists. I hope they get better. I don't want them to leave because they are a part of my history but things need to change.
  35. MF

    MarcoFoodie

    Indiana

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    This was our first visit to the dining room in several years (since the remodel). We frequently enjoy a glass of wine and lite food in the Bar before downtown events and find it of great value. However, the dinner we had recently, the service was outstanding but the food was average to below average at best. I ordered the Prime Rib medium rare and it was served cool and was medium to medium well cooked. The PRIME RIB was the toughest Prime Rib I had ever eaten. The sharp knife they provided could barely cut through the meat. My wife had the RIGATONI BOLOGNESE which was well prepared and tasty. We enjoyed a bottle of Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir which was excellent. Overall, after spending north of $250 with tip, at this price point, there are much better places to enjoy dinner in downtown Indianapolis.
  36. W

    Walterk

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our grandchildren love the bunny who handed out the Easter eggs I'm thrilled I have a brunch to come back to since I receive that in my little egg the kids loved the food I love the Mimosa bar my husband love the Bloody Mary bar the only negativity of this was the flow of the people around the food Buffet. Maybe they need an arrow as I felt we were the salmon going Upstream!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious!
  38. TT

    TimT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Palomino Easter Brunch was quite good, I will return there for brunch. All the food stations were good and well stocked. The prime rib was cooked properly and a good portion (I didn’t even get to the ham). The only point off the ambiance is that the tables were pretty tightly packed, though the traffic through the buffet areas was well managed. We also had problem distinguishing the different flavors of creme brûlée when choosing, so it would be a nice improvement if that was marked and policed a bit better. Overall 5 star.
  39. M

    Matt

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch was awesome! Would do it again!
  40. BM

    BethM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for Easter Sunday brunch and it was fabulous. Way more than what I expected for the price. I like that the Bloody Mary bar and Mimosa bar were separate from the buffet because we don't drink. The food was amazing, there was nothing that was bad or dry. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Palomino - Indianapolis - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 3354 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:15am-2:30pm Sat 11:15am-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm Sun 4pm-9pm Bar: Mon-Thurs 11:15am-10pm Fri & Sat 11:15am-11pm Sun 4pm-9pm HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3pm-close in the Bar NOTE: Happy Hour in Bar Only. Not available on holidays.

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Burris

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (317) 974-0400

  • Catering

    Catering is available for groups of 20 guests or more. Complimentary Delivery within a two mile radius of the Circle Monument. Please contact Mariah Bennett, Marketing Specialist for details. 317.974.0400

  • Private party facilities

    Palomino offers several options for groups with specially curated event menus, hosted bars, and TV's with AV capabilities for presentations, slide shows and games.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (317) 974-0400

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