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Palomino

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3113 (5th)
+1 513-381-1300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant as a favorite downtown drop by or planned event for team luncheons. The food is consistently good. They have great options for lunch and are quick to serve when you are on a time crunch. Their happy hour is sweet, with excellent options for wine and appetizers. I am not into the cream of mushroom soup... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 (2 boys aged 16 and 14) went here for dinner before going to see the Phantom of the Opera. We had heard good things about Palimino and so were fairly disappointed. everything was okay and that is the best I can say. It was well overpriced, I guess because you're downtown. Maybe it was a bad... More 

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Thank kelbil
Cincinnati
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927 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is in the same building as Macy's with a separate elevator to take you to the restaurant. Salmon was excellent, as well as the scallops. The servings were quite right, with not too much or too little. The view was very nice, and the service excellent.

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Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback for your fellow Trip Advisors on your recent Palomino Experience. We strive to provide excellent food and service to all of our guests and I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything so much. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went to this restaurant many time in past, I went one more time last Wednesday then I was little bit disapointed by the service and the food. The service was very slow. The food had good test but very hard to digest and it was very expensive for what we ate.

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Thank Michel B
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your feedback about your meal on Wednesday. I wondered if you would provide your contact information so I might find out some additional information about the service and food that evening. It is always our goal to offer our guests exceptional food and service, and clearly we missed the mark... More 

Cincinnati
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We dined at Palomino's before going to a play at the Aronoff. Had the special 3-course dinner. The food was absolutely delicious! Also, the wait staff was excellent, and really added to our total enjoyment with our dinner. Our waitress was Hailey -- she did a fantastic job. That is especially noteworthy because the restaurant was mobbed with families going... More 

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Thank Gary H
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Palomino Experience with your fellow Trip Advisor Members. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your Pre-Show Meal with us. We strive to provide excellent food and service to all of our guests. I agree with you about Hailey - she is excellent and I will be sure to follow up with... More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant before and it was not a good experience last time. I thought I would give it another try and was disappointed again. The service was slow and seemed unhelpful. My meal was incorrect again and no apology for the mistake. This was exactly the same issue as the previous visit. The food was okay... More 

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Thank David N
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. While we certainly are not perfect, the idea that we could not deliver during your last two visits is embarrassing to say the least. I would like the opportunity to speak with you regarding your meal with us. If you would be willing to email me your... More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The location was very good and our waitress seemed knowledgeable about drinks and food selections. This is Italian and was average in taste.

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Thank Cnicolay
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

While I'm glad that you enjoyed the view and the service during your recent Palomino Experience I do wish we were able to wow you more with our food. Our goal is to provide excellent food to every guest, every time and from the sounds of it - we missed the mark, for that I apologize. If you would like... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

While this is a "chain" restaurant, the quality is excellent and the menu has a lot of choices. We enjoyed the pasta with 5 cheeses with blackened shriimp and the prime rib sandwich - we were there at lunch. Great wine selection. Our food was great. Although the shrimp was cooked properly, the blackening was very salty and not overly... More 

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Thank tennisskigirl1030
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Palomino Experience with fellow Trip Advisor Fans. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything. I will have the chef take a look at the blackening spice to ensure we are using the right recipe. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope to see you soon. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was recently at Palomino's for dinner to celebrate a private occasion. I made reservations on line using Open Table, which was great. It was a Tuesday night at 6:30 and we found it to be busy. It was the week before Christmas and I believe i'ts Martini Night in the bar area. I had a Cosmo that was very... More 

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Thank runneru
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your Palomino Experience with fellow Trip Advisor Followers. We strive to bring our guests exceptional food and service, and I'm happy that you enjoyed your evening. I do remember the evening you are speaking of because we did pull the Soup Of the Day that evening because it wasn't to our normal... More 

Bellbrook, Ohio
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399 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We elected to eat at Palomino on a weekday evening prior to an event at the Taft. We were delighted how easy it was to find the restaurant in its convenient location across from Fountain Square. We had reservations, so there was only a slight wait to be seated in one of the booths. They have a nice selection of... More 

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Thank TJouer
Janet A, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Palomino Experience with fellow Trip Advisor members. We take great pride in offering our guests exceptional food and service and I couldn't be happier that we met that goal with your during your visit. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3113
    (5th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-381-1300
Description
Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style, hardwood fired Mediterranean cooking and versatile, imaginative menu. Guests appreciate Palomino’s gracious hospitality and talented staff for their unsurpassed enthusiasm, friendliness and skill. Palomino offers an experience that makes guests feel great at a pleasing value.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?