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.
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-10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-11pm
Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-midnight
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, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palomino - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
We were impressed with the friendliness ...
We were impressed with the friendliness and competence of the staff from the moment we entered the restaurant. The food was very good and we thought reasonably priced. We thought it was a bonus to get a nice bottle of wine at half-price because it was "Wine Down Wednesday."
Went to carb up before a 200 mile bike r ...
Went to carb up before a 200 mile bike ride (Seattle-to-Portland). Location was close to hotel, bright and open and menu looked varied and delicious. Tried the brand -new -to -the -menu seared ahi on pasta and it was a real winner. Also went with the tried-and-true paella - YUM. Service could have been a little more attentive, but the food was good enough that I would like them another chance.
Our main focus for our reunion of former ...
Our main focus for our reunion of former co-workers was to catch up with each other. Our server was very accommodating in getting us something we would enjoy eating or drinking, and left us to enjoy our conversation. I had the peach salmon which was very good and talked so much I had to take most of it home with me. Happily, it warmed up very nicely for lunch the next day.
^6-10 of us have been here many times. ...
^6-10 of us have been here many times. Everyone orders something different. We all enjoy our meals here. The wait staff us very friendly and very helpful. We usually go before we go the theater and they make sure we get out in time to make our theater performance.
Asked for quiet table; entered to a ver ...
Asked for quiet table; entered to a very loud bar din. Realized restaurant was L-shaped: short arm and angle were bar and loud imbibers; long arm was much more quiet and conducive to a good dining experience. Excellent service and food.
Once again, recommend you include in your Noise Level choices something on the order of "Too Darned Loud!"
We had been told that Palomino was a hot ...
We had been told that Palomino was a hot-spot and would be very busy so we made early reservations for dinner. When we arrived, and throughout our meal, we were one of only a handful of diners so the atmosphere wasn't what we were expecting. But the room was lovely and the food was great and the server was friendly and attentive, until nearing the end of our meal. We were apparently a challenge as we asked for one bill and then split it ourselves, returning the payment notes to him with our cards/cash. Normally we would expect the server to roll with it, but he made a point of explaining how difficult we were being and that he would be taking quite a bit of time to process the payments.
We asked if the host could please call us a cab (we were from out of the country so didn't have the ability to call for ourselves on cell phones). We were told to walk to the nearest hotel.
A great meal, but the end of the evening has coloured our overall impressions of the restaurant.
There was a line at the check in table a ...
There was a line at the check in table and no one seemed to know what they were doing. Finally got seated, we ordered and it took forever to get our lunch. Everyone else around was fed long before us. I think they lost the order to be honest. Food was ok once delivered.
We were greeted warmly and seated at a w ...
We were greeted warmly and seated at a window table, as requested. Waiter was pleasant, but slow to take our order and to bring the bill. Otherwise, we had a wonderful lunch. The ambiance is always fun and perfect for out of town guests.
Artichoke crab dip gave my wife and I in ...
Artichoke crab dip gave my wife and I indigestion. Second time in a row. We were burping up crab dip 5 hours afterward. Chicken parm was too spicey. That led to upset stomachs for both my wife and I all night long. In the future, we will look for someplace that has better food that does not upset our stomachs. Kids in baseball hats on backwards and tee shirts were a distraction. Is this upscale or just a glorified McDonalds with high prices?
I am a long-time fan and diner & lunch e ...
I am a long-time fan and diner & lunch eater. I'd not been in a while lately. Server informed us the menu had just recently changed. It had a few of our old time faves, others were missing.
The new items looked good, some creative. I LOVE their thin crust pizzas, but the variety has changed again. None really suited my tastes. I almost wish they would offer a "create your own" option with a list of the toppings offered, I love their ingredients and feel anyone could make a perfect "match" to their tastes, with the toppings offered now, just in the combos individuals would create!
It was my first time there. I took my hu ...
It was my first time there. I took my husband for Father's Day and the best Bruschetta's ever, the main entrée had also a great presentation and taste. The waiter was friendly and service was great. A great experience overall and you definitely won me as a customer because I will be back for sure.
Our waiter, Michael did a wonderful job ...
Our waiter, Michael did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome and answering our questions about the menu. We wanted a relaxed dinner without being rushed yet, things being served on time so we were on time for the theatre. He was very pleasant and made sure everything happened perfectly. We would request him to serve us in the future. Great job!
My sister and I dine here often, as it i ...
My sister and I dine here often, as it is convenient to the 5th ave theater. and downtown events. One of the best parts of our evening that night was actually having a chance to talk to a previous restaurant manager, Paul, who was there with a another group . That guy is uber friendly and he does a lot to make everyone feel comfortable and happy. All the wait staff and hosts are terrific and do their best to provide a high level of service.
We dine here before every show we attend ...
We dine here before every show we attend at the 5th Avenue Theatre. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. We progress from appetizers to dessert and are always finished with the bill paid by show time.
We frequently dine at Palomino before at ...
We frequently dine at Palomino before attending shows at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. There are always good selections for reasonable prices. The service is super, and there are many interesting wine varieties available. Looking forward to seeing what the new menu brings. I hope it is more of the same.
Usually great, but fell far short this time.
They were out of shrimp, a key component of several entrees, including the enticing special we both had our eyes on. Our alternate entrees were not only disappointing, they also had sand in the muscles and clams. Even the air conditioning was lackluster on this supremely steamy afternoon. Further adding to our dismay, the wine list was completely devoid of roses, our go-go vino on a hot day.
Have been to Palomino for lunch several ...
Have been to Palomino for lunch several times and was happy with my meals. This time we went for dinner and were very surprised at the below average quality of the dishes. The salad seemed to be from a bag with little specks of goat cheese mixed in. My husband and I both had fish dishes. Both of the fish fillets were dry and overcooked and were accompanied by very lackluster sides with little color or flavor. I have had better food at a culinary training school.
The manager was extremely apologetic and offered to prepare the fish again. We did receive a much better cooked fish. However, this time the fish was accompanied by undercooked asparagus and potatoes. The restaurant was emptying out. Did not look as busy as I have usually experienced it. As I said, I previously enjoyed the food at Palomino. This dinner was so inedible and in addition drawn out that I am not sure I want to try the restaurant again. The manager and server did try to make things right and I do appreciate the effort.
Service and attention to detail was outstanding, as was the food. We came for a special birthday lunch and the waitstaff went above and beyond with a special creme brulee for the 84th birthday girl, candle and all. The occasion couldn't have been more perfect! Thank you so much.
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