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
Party of 6, one required gluten free. This was a perfect place for us to come. We were greeted and seating immediatly. We had reservations.
We enjoyed fresh bread. Even our gf guest had her own gf bread. There were lots of gf listed entrees and even more items could be made gf. We all very much enjoyed this place and even talked about coming back before our trip was completed. The food was outstanding and my pasta was so good. Kara provided great service and all her suggestions hit the mark for us. Unfortunately we were too full to eat dessert. Great food, great place. I think I could eat dinner here every night.
We found a special place to celebrate my wife's 73rd birthday. The calamari was delicious, tasty Chardonnay, short ribs and chicken marsala excellent entrees, crème brule magnifico! We had a wonderful two hours together over a fine meal. The server Sydney was particularly friendly and helpful.
My husband and I went for dinner prior to going to a theatre production. Our server (Chris) was excellent - pleasure to speak with and perfectly attentive while not hovering. However our food was disappointing. We both had shrimp scampi; and we found the pasta very thick and all stuck together such that we had to cut it up to eat it - otherwise it would have all lifted up off the plate in one clump. We also found the pasta to have little flavor. We ordered the doughnuts for dessert and unfortunately had to wait quite a while for them to arrive as they had apparently run out of them back in the kitchen and had to prepare more of them in order to serve us. We should note that we were rewarded insofar as the doughnuts were warm when they arrived and they were very, very good. Ordinarily the wait for them would have been no problem for us, but we were running out of time in order to be on time for the play we were attending and thus had to rush through our dessert.
I would like to add that both my husband and I have gone to the Palomino often over the last 20 years and have enjoyed being there and eating there. We do not consider the food that we had this last time to be typical; and this is why we are responding to this request for feedback.
We went there for mother's day brunch, expecting a full brunch menu. Well, they don't regularly do brunch or any breakfast normally, so all they had were a few egg dishes. My husband ordered a 3 egg omelet, which looked like maybe 2 eggs and it was not an omelet. It was scrambled eggs with some parmesan on top. My kids had paninis, which were good, but everyone else's food was terrible. The waiter was wonderful. No service problems but very disappointed in the food. And don't advertise a brunch if you don't offer a brunch!
Food was ok, location is why chosen. Service was bare minimum. Took a while to take drink orders, brought back fairly quick and took our food order, someone else brought out food, then didn't see anyone again until it was time for the check. Was not that busy and can see across the restaurant. Almost like he went on break...
I have been coming to Palomino for quite some time now and always with great experiences. The food is awesome and tasty with enough selection and variety. The service is great with just the right attention from the staff without too hovering. This place is on my "to go" place in Seattle.
It's great having outstanding food and fantastic service. This is exactly what we experienced at Palomino. Everyone was on point with teamwork being demonstrated from the first to the last encounter.
We were seated on an upper level with marble table and my wife noticed the tables below had linen table cloths. She asked about the difference and soon discovered there were distinctions between the two areas. In hearing her observation, we soon were graced with a linen table cloth that created an additional ambiance for our dinner. Needless to say, we were all pleasantly surprised and very much impressed by this minor detail with multiple people coming over to move items and place the linen.
The food was tasty and well prepared with a beautiful presentation. We had the crab artichoke dip appetizer, Salmon, Scallops and the SPAGHETTI AMATRICIANA . The food was delicious and very enjoyable.
The manager made sure that we were members of the club and I received my points with the affiliated restaurant. Again, this was service with a smile and intentionality.
We were there for our granddaughter's seventh birthday. From the birthday card on the table, to the comped cream brûlée, her preference over the ice cream sundae, we were treated to a fantastic evening. Everything was cooked perfectly and the chef even came to the table to make sure all was as ordered. We had a memorable event with our girl. Thank you, Palomino!
Palomino was amazing in all ways. We arrived very late for a reservation due to bad traffic, and they held the table and expedited our order so we didn't miss the lecture we were attending. When our waiter was busy initially, the manager came and took our order to make sure we got our food in time. Service was extraordinary!! The food was delicious, (sausage mushroom pizza and their house green salad), wine they recommended was perfect, and we were well taken care of. All in all a fantastic experience!!!
Our waiter was new and you could tell it. He brought the wine my husband had ordered but he gave it to me to taste. We also had to remind him to add the cost of the wine to our bill. The restaurant is very convenient to 5th Avenue Theater. They always seem to have a table no matter how busy they are and whether we have reservations or not. We had a nice chat with the manager after dinner.
When I called the restaurant to change the reservation from 2 to 3, they had no record of the Open Table reservation. They were able to seat us earlier than the on-line time, which was great because we had tickets for a 1:30 theater performance. The staff were aware of our plans and made sure we were finished in time to get to the theater. Lunch was 3 difference awesome salads, and, of course, some trademark Palomino Bruschetta to start. It was a great way to start off our trip to the theater.
Our server gave great advice and was very pleasant. Steered us to food that he thought was appropriate - not too large for small appetites, for example and made good suggestions when specific questions was asked regarding a choice. And most importantly, the food was good.
I've always loved Palomino and hadn't been there in several years. Unfortunately the food just wasn't up to par. We had the chicken parmesan and chicken marsala along with the chop chop salad. The chicken dishes were very bland and the salad was average (not how I remembered it from years past). The service, on the other hand, was top notch. Our waitress, Brie, was perfectly attentive and very friendly. We'd come back just because of the great staff!
Before theatre dinner. We had pizza and chop salad. Pizza has thin crust (would have liked it crispier) and tasty toppings. Service was great. We have eaten here before an event in the past and they had trouble getting us out in time, but they were fast and we will be back.
I have dined at Palomino many times and they never disappoint. The room is warm and lovely - we enjoyed our table overlooking the building atrium. The food was excellent, the service friendly and attentive and the prices are surprisingly reasonable for a fairly upscale restaurant.
We went for lunch before a movie. I ordered the chicken and spinach pizza. It arrived without the chicken. When I managed to attract the waiter's attention, he agreed that a mistake had been made. He offered a half-hearted apology (sorry 'bout that) and there was no apology from the manager. Since we were headed for a movie, there wasn't time for me to wait for a replacement. So I got no lunch, the waiter got no tip, and I'll never go back to Palomino.
An awkward dining situation. The service was not on point in the least (they tried to give us another table's drink order literally 2 minutes after we sat). The poor said table's entrees were brought to our table as well. Weird. Our food was forgettable except for the burnt pizza which the manager said he would take off the bill (he did not). Oh well, good company was on hand and we were heading to the theater so the meal was not the focus point of the evening. Just wish it had been a little more organized.
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