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
Great penne bolognese. The bread appetiz ...
Great penne bolognese. The bread appetizer good as usual.
Have eaten here many times and never bee ...
Have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. We had the salmon....fabulous to the very last bite.
Great food. Great service. Nice ambian ...
Great food. Great service. Nice ambiance, but can get noisy.
Excellent with food allergies
We love eating at Palomino; the food is always exquisite and the chefs do a fantastic job of food allergy safety. It's our family's go-to place for special occasion dining.
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.
Never a disappointment:)
Never a disappointment:)
Great place prior to 5th Ave Theater
Food and service was great, and very convenient for the show at 5th Ave Theater,
Our meal at the Palomino was quite good! The service was great! The location is excellent, especially if you're going to a play or musical where timing is everything. It's located close to two of the best theaters in downtown Seattle. The servers always ask if this is a special occasion or are you going to the theater/event. Overall we were very happy with our dining experience.
Going to a show and need a spot for dinner beforehand? Predictable quality and value at Palomino. The regular menu always has options no matter who is joining you and the chef specials generally have a combination of flavors that are unique and tasty. Never disappointments and always welcoming. Thanks, Palomino.
My son and I enjoyed dinner before going to a show at the Paramount Theater. We had excellent service and our food was really good! Very enjoyable dinner and great value!
The place was OK but just that. I order calamari which was fried until it was like leather. They happily replaced it was a salad which was OK. For an entree I ordered a rib eye off the specials menu. Again, it was OK. Nothing to complain about but nothing special either. I tried to order a shot of tequila but the select was so poor I settled for Jameson which was OK. Overall the place was simply OK, nothing made it stand out and nothing made me want to come back.
This restaurant is a wonderful place to ...
This restaurant is a wonderful place to go before attending a movie or theatre performance in downtown Seattle. We get consistently great service, and the food is always excellent. Free parking with validation as well! It's a very lively, vibrant place.
The spaghetti bolognese keeps us coming ...
The spaghetti bolognese keeps us coming back!
chop chop salad
Two of our party had this salad because it's what we always have since it's so wonderful. Yesterday it wasn't wonderful. There was too much greenery which was kind of limp and all the good things you used to put in the salad weren't there. We both were greatly disappointed. I brought part of mine home as I always do and I didn't eat it as it there was nothing in it but limper (to be expected and usually not a problem for me) and there was nothing else there. We were both sorry we ordered it!
We had a terrific server and wonderful f ...
We had a terrific server and wonderful food. A real favorite for us.
Palamino just became favorite restaurant ...
Palamino just became favorite restaurant of ours. The pork loin was amazing!!! The paella was good but didn't have enough crab. It was fixed when the waitress brought more. Service was great as always and will be back to try more entrees.
All dishes excellent and as described
All dishes excellent and as described
A decent enough place for a meal but a v ...
A decent enough place for a meal but a very good place to go before a show at the 5th Avenue, convenient, will validate parking and even offer a discount on dinner with your show tickets. For that reason I would recommend it. Much better places in the area for just a meal however.
Great Service but Food Was Rushed...
Lovely restaurant, awesome service, but Food was not up to par. The" Caramelized " Brussel Sprouts were hard, barely cooked, and bitter. The Paella was a bland and watery. However the Steak Frites was cooked perfectly medium. To be fair they did stop by to ask how our meal was and we did not point these issues out. I'm sure they would of remade them as the staff was very nice.
Food was delicious, server was great, wi ...
Food was delicious, server was great, will definitely come back next time we're here
Palomino's food is always, always delicious. The menu selections are a good variety (including things for vegetarians) they're well-prepared. The presentation on the plate is artistic. I've gone to Palomino for more than 25 years and will always go back for more.
Palomino is our go-to restaurant
As usual Palomino was excellent! We dine here when downtown to see a show/symphony.
Palomino is a gem, in a lovely building and space, with so many pieces of glass art that it feels like a special museum. The food was nothing to write home about and service ebbed and flowed as the restaurant filled up and emptied out but we felt we were well treated by the beautiful setting.
Fun restaurant with a great menu. Highly recommend for food and value.
Great for pre-theater (Paramount only 1-1/2 blocks away. Make a meal of varied appetizers (e.g. Caramelized cauliflower, hummus & greek yogurt dip, sicilian meatballs, deviled eggs, roasted brussel sprouts, bruschetta, pesto). Salads also excellent.
Great pre-show dinner spot
We had reservations for the 5th Ave Theater show starting at 8 pm. We found a parking garage nearby and had an easy 2 block walk to the Palomino. We were a few minutes late for our 6:30 reservations but were seated quickly. Nice dinner menu options with most prices between $20-$35. Service was good, maybe a little slow, about average. I had the maple chicken salad and mushroom soup, both were delicious. My wife had a small chop salad and Italian wedding soup. The small salad was just enough, the soup was good but a little spicy for her taste (but she ate it all!). We had a relaxing dinner and got to the theater in plenty of time for the show. We often go to the Elephant and Castle right across the street from Palomino. Good to find a new place we like close by.
Ordered the pork chop, taste was fine bu ...
Ordered the pork chop, taste was fine but the outer portion was very tough and could hardly be cut with a knife, meat was a bit dry. My debit card was used for another tables bill as well as my own.
First time here. Everything was great in ...
First time here. Everything was great including service. The whole menu looked great and they were very accommodating since I do not eat onions. Ambience was very nice as well. We will return.
Nice dinner after a show
Close to the theater, good food, server was pleasant, but untrained
What's not to love?
We always enjoy Palomino, downtown. Great atmosphere, generously warm greetings, and consistently yummy food. Considerate of our time frame, be it slow, with enough time to linger and enjoy one's dining dining partner(s), or time-efficient, so you can get to the theater on time. On this particular afternoon, my party had the most amazing server. She was attentive, thoughtful, and seriously polite. Reminded me of a time when every other word was not "awesome!" Thank you Jessica! Yes, I complimented her, and the manager before leaving. Of course we will go back. It's a delightful place to dine!
One of our favorites
Palomino-Seattle is one of our favorite restaurants and we visit at least once a month. Sometimes we sit in the bar and take advantage of the fabulous happy hour menu and sometimes we eat in the restaurant itself. The food is always wonderful, the quality is consistent and whether we order an all time favorite (Pasta Bolognese) or a new-to-us menu item (Paella) we are always happy with our choice.
good as usual
good food, good service, good ambience - good choice especially pre-symphony/play/musical
Enjoyed pizza and salad, service was quick and friendly. Cocktail was disappointing.
Our recent visit to Palomino was pre-5th Avenue Theater. We told the waiter that we needed to be out in a certain amount of time and he accommodated that (we had 2 hours, so no huge rush). The food was good; not the best I've ever had or anything to write home about, but good. The wait staff was almost too fussy -- trying to take away plates before we were finished with them. This may have been because they were being considerate of our theater start time, but it seemed invasive. I thought that the food was a bit overpriced for what we ordered (Seafood Louie salad for $24?). I haven't been to Palomino for a while, but used to go quite often. It wasn't as good as I remembered.
A gluten-free person's haven!
My wife and I were in town from Fargo for a conference and we ate here after hearing people with celiac disease had good luck with it. We ended up eating here three more times during the week after that first great experience. Despite being very busy the 4 times we ate there, we never worried about cross-contamination like we normally do. The servers and staff were well-educated on all things gluten-free and were super friendly and helpful. We especially loved the GF Salsiccia Fresca pizza and Rigatoni Bolognese pasta. The drink menu was excellent as well! Our favorite drinks were the Dark & Stormy, Corpse Reviver, and Moscow Mule. Wish we had a Palomino in Fargo!
Variety of flavors and pairings. Always ...
Variety of flavors and pairings. Always like to get the recommended wine.
Excellent family celebration
Palomino was a great place for a family celebration. Great food selection, creative preparations, but not excessively priced
We ordered seafood and pizza from season ...
We ordered seafood and pizza from seasonal menu. Seafood dish was good and pizza was crispy and studded which my wife liked it. Recommend to try chef soup.
Palamino in Seattle never fails to impress. Food is always good and the service if warm, friendly and unobtrusive. Pricey wine by the glass.
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