Palomino - Seattle

4.5
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3636 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
New American cuisine influenced by Southern Europe. Located 1 block from the 5th Avenue Theatre and 3 blocks from the Convention Center.
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
362 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I truly love Palomino’s food offerings & the always lovely service! I always come away happy & satisfied whether eating in the Restaurant or the Lounge. The staff is well trained, courteous & works 2gether as a helpful team. Thank U & Bravo!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant staff had a signed birthday card already at the table when we were seated. The waiter personally recognized her birthday, and they also gave her a complimentary dessert. This exceeded expectations by far and was genuinely appreciated, and a great example for other restaurants.

The ambience was perfect, with the lighting accenting the interior design. Menu was varied and original, presentation was excellent, as was the food quality. Wonderful experience.

ER
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. Wonderful ambiance, terrific service and food. We have been there 20+ times and have always had a great experience.

SA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. Service was impeccable Paul gave us excellent recommendations throughout the night. It was not too loud and atmosphere was great!!

We will definitely be back !!!

RL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They are always friendly, welcoming and strive for you to have a great meal

SB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the steak frite medium rare. The steak was served medium too tough and overly cooked. The fries were excellent though! Price is reasonable by Seattle standards.

MS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Dinner was ok, crab in the seafood Louie didn’t smell as fresh as I expected but was fine. The other two meals were perfectly fine and enjoyed by my family.

MM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff was wonderful. We mentioned it was our anniversary when booking and there was a hand made congratulatory note on the table. And, we were given a large slice of tiramisu to take with us when we left.

JD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my 8 year old granddaughter for a nice dinner before seeing a musical at the Paramount. It was a terrific experience for her, she loved all our food and we were treated wonderfully!

S
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants and the food, as always, was exceptional. My mom got a free dessert for her birthday as well, which was wonderful! The only issue, and it was a minor one, was that the service was not as great as it usually is. Our server seemed either overwhelmed or distracted, and we had to remind him multiple times for small things (bread, extra utensils, etc.), and he took a while to check on us. He was very nice, but that was a minor frustration. Otherwise, everything was perfect, as usual!

JS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Ordered expensive sword fish which was dry when served. On the other hand the other elements of the dish, asparagus and couscous (?) were delicious. Excellent service, helping four of us get to theatre on time.

c
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An awesome experience as usual

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Service & excellent Ambiance & Food!

f
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love our server Breeee! delicious pre-show dinner.

KG
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We both had the Asiago-crusted scallops with risotto. Fabulous. Good bread, attentive service, overall a wonderful experience.

GL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I took clients to Palomino for lunch. It is a downtown restaurant and so it is a bit spendy, but the service was absolutely perfect and a good time was had by all.

BM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The space is attractive, however, because it is open to the atrium of the building, it was quite warm and humid where our table was located.
The food was disappointing. Fish was over cooked and not flavorful. The drinks were good, as was the service.

MM
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food good service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised in downtown Seattle, great food and service for the $.

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Although we were there for lunch on a Sunday and there were very few people there, the service was terrible. The server was rarely seen at our table and never came back to ask how our food was. This is the first time I have been unhappy with the service.

GM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely & attentive server. Good Food. No complaints. Decent dinner.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The manager was very helpful but our food was cold, undercooked and lacked flavor. I was very disappointed and will not go back.

NB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Nice enough place and, good service / staff. Three meals plus apps ordered. All were fine except the seafood (mussels & swordfish). Neither were fresh, and sword was overcooked. Granted, the price was slightly lower than a top tier restaurant in the area but, fresh would have been nice. All else was an acceptable value for the money.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It worked really well and we all enjoyed it

SB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We eat here often but I’ve noticed lately that the food hasn’t been as good as it has been in the past. My husband ordered a filet and it was pretty tough. My scallops were more tasty after I pulled off the thick breading and the risotto was just ok. They also started putting sheets of paper on the tables like a table cloth—makes it look cheap. Our waitress was fantastic! She was friendly and did a great job of staying on top of serving us.

CM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Terrific Seafood! One of my favorite places to eat in Seattle!

TT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Have always enjoyed the Palomino. This time we felt a bit rushed. Ordered our food along with a salad. Salad arrived and within a few minutes the entree's arrived. By the time we finished our salad the food was cooled off. Hopefully this was a one time problem because we do like their establishment.

OT
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

They are located close to theaters which make it convenient place to dine before a show. Our server was overwhelmed though by the number of tables so service was slow, but the food was still good. If going before a show plan extra time.

W
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Palomino never disappoints. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was quiet.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Bree is amazing! She remembered us from our previous visit and she’s going to be our go to server from now on! She is attentive, knowledgeable and delightful! We were fussy eaters and she made our special requests for substitutions easy. She makes the dining experience perfect!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful! We went before a play at the Paramount, and our waiter named Paul asked us if we were going to a play that night, and what time it was starting in order to make sure we got out of there on time. It was half price a bottle of wine that night, which made it a great value. Our food was delicious, and Paul was very informative and helpful. We will ask for his section next time we go there.

B
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always our perfect pretheater lunch! We love the choices and look forward to it!

HM
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and great variety for lunch!

g
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We were very disappointed in our experience. Our filet mignon was more like a greasy diner steak you’d pay $12 for. They charged us $40. Fried onions on a steak with fried blue cheese? Way too heavy. No vegetables, asked for medium rare and got medium. Overall a disappointing experience, we left very unhappy.

DB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely table courtesy of Gizelle, fantastic service courtesy of Bella and excellent food and wine! Very highly recommended for sure! Thank you Palomino for a lovely last night in Seattle!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Lunch with friends prior to play at the 5th. 11:45 AM reservation arrived on time food not delivered until 12:40PM. 2 soup and salad; 1 pasta and salad; 1 salad. Could not understand the long wait time. Our waitress took our order and then did not see her for over 45 minutes. An acknowledgment of the delay would have earned her a larger tip. Poor service.
Noise level very high.
This is our second attempt to have lunch prior to going to the theatre. Have marked this as a last choice for lunch in Seattle. Too bad because the food was good.

KB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We usually go to Palomino before the theater they never disappoint us !!!

M
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Palomino, in all the years we've gone there, has never failed to impress us.

RO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This is always a favorite spot for us but was disappointed to wait 20 minutes for a table that I had a reservation for so we could be sure to get to the play on time. Our waiter was very helpful in getting us out in time but what is the point of having a reservation if it is not going to be respected.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great. But at the end I think the waiter threw away my wife’s food that we planned on taking home. He never came back to the table and had a peer come give us the check. Maybe a party foul but still was a great experience.

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