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
This is a pretty typical Seattle restaurant with not much to recommend it except proximity to theaters and their willingness to ask if you are attending a show and serve you in a timely fashion. Otherwise, not really any signature food. On this night, I must rate the service as very poor as we had to wait 10 minutes beyond our reservation time while we observed others who arrived after us being seated. We faced an army of hosts, waiters, servers, bussers whose roles seemed muddled. Someone clearing our appetizers asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu. Someone we hadn't seen at all throughout the course of dinner brought us the bill. Etc.
Best meal I had in Seattle...had the North Pacific Snapper and it was excellently prepared. Our waiter was very helpful but didn't "hover". We ate at a much more expensive seafood restaurant the next night, and the food was much better at Palomino. Highly recommend it!
Good but not great. Service was slow. We told the waiter we were attending the theater and would like to be done by 7 and that was done. Their is a discount at this restaurant and I forgot to ask but the server knew that’s what we were doing so it would have been nice if she asked if we were subscribers and therefore a small discount. A tip would have been larger. Food was tasty.
Our server was truly exceptional. She gave us great advice. We opted to try more things and share them. She automatically split everything for us to make it easier to share. She also have us great ideas of add -ons to make some changes when we come back next time to make our entree even better.
Occasion was a birthday. Palomino took great care of us. The service was impeccable. They were very thoughtful, brought out dessert with candles! The manager came over and see with us. They had a private party coming in so they offered to give us some other space to continue but we were wrapping up so it worked out well. Parking is validated. Overall experience was excellent.
The Palomino in downtown Seattle is my go to restaurant for dining with my husband, friend or by myself. The food and service is consistently excellent.
We live north of Seattle and I was downtown with a friend to see John Keister.
I also appreciate the free parking in the City Centre garage.
Palomino is solid. Menu is simple but well presented and prepared. We had two appis that didn't disappoint and our entrees were well prepared and good value. We had the snapper and one of the dinner salads. Cooked to perfection. Only comment would be a little more flavor for the snapper with the parm coating. Perhaps a mango salsa or sauce would have added more depth. Overall a good experience.
I'm currently on a very strict diet and frequently have trouble choosing something from restaurant menus that I can actually eat when on business lunches. Our waiter was AMAZING and went completely off menu providing me with the perfect meal. She was helpful, understanding and gracious. Such a wonderful experience!!!
Visited for lunch and ordered the seafood louie. Moderate sized servings of delicious Dungeness crab and shrimp. Beatiful greens with crisp asparagus and perfectly cooked hard boiled egg. Dressing was thousand islandy and good; probably made there. If you like cocurtail sauce ask for it when you order. I asked for it after my food came and was told they would have to make it to order, 5-10 min wait so I said skip it. I bet it would have been good though.
I wanted a nice restaurant to take my grandchildren to (aged 9) for our special night in Seattle. Our hotel recommended Palomino. I had ruled it out because the reviews did not indicate kid friendly but the kids menu was fabulous and the wait staff were perfect. I had the asiago crusted scallops and they were delicious. My granddaughter declared her pizza crust was the best she had ever eaten (she liked the whole pizza but especially the crust). Both grandkids loved the sundae which came with their meal.
The restaurant is elegant without being stuffy and and I cannot say enough nice things about their staff.
It was okay. Very good fresh greens salad made me hopeful. My filet mignon was fine. Not amazing nor tough. Just okay. My daughters pasta & chicken dish was okay chicken and mediocre pasta. I wouldn't go back. I was there several months ago and left thinking meh. My recent trip confirmed that.
I like Palomino in general - the menu is great. We also love Happy Hour. The one downside is that it's so noisy. We had a group of six people and couldn't talk to each other - so for a business lunch/dinner will not book a group again . I think we'll just stick to Palomino's as a Happy Hour location.
We eat at Palomino several times a year and it is always adequate when it could so easily be great. The location is great for downtown work and evening events. The ambience is good and the wait staff is consistently great. And the food is consistently mediocre. The cauliflower appetizer -- a common staple in Seattle -- was the worst I have had -- undercooked and burnt at the same time, with no flavor. The filet was tender, but so salty that the meat had no taste other than salt -- a sad thing for a good piece of meat. The risotto cake was yummy and well prepared. The vegetable side was roasted mushrooms -- ok, but my local pub does a better job. One of their specialties is seafood. Unfortunately, I am allergic to lemon and from past experience have come to the conclusion that although my allergy requires actual lemon in the dish to trigger, the kitchen is unable to provide a lemon-free seafood dish. So I stick to the chicken and beef selections. Maybe the seafood is better, but the seafood bar for "great" is quite high in Seattle. Go for the ambience not for the food.
I went there with my teenage boys for dinner as an alternative to eating at our hotel restaurant. Nice ambiance, spacious. I had a gluten free pizza, which was pretty good. My sons also had pizza and pasta, both of which were delicious. The menu is not extensive, but interesting offerings. A bit pricey but still less expensive than our hotel. Overall a great experience.
This has long been a favorite restaurant when in the Seattle area. Both my guests enjoyed their
dinners. I ordered the gluten free pizza, the sauce and toppings were very good, the crust however was LAME. Big disappointment. No flavor, texture was, well there was none. I have lived in a gluten free world for about 30 years not by choice I might add. That said options have
improved greatly in just the past few years and I'm grateful. Here in Oregon Bob's Red Mills packaged goods for gluten free are a very reliable choice. Our evening was very enjoyable our waiter Robert, took pretty good care of us. I wouldn't hesitate to come again next time we visit
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