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Palomino

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Downtown Indianapolis
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49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3522
(317) 974-0400
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always good, EXCELLENT wait staff!

We recently had dinner here, and the food and wine were terrific, as usual! What really amazed me was the wonderful attention of our server. We couldn't have had better! This restaurant is always wonderful for a meal or even just dessert, and it's located right in the middle of everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
bweis13
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We recently had dinner here, and the food and wine were terrific, as usual! What really amazed me was the wonderful attention of our server. We couldn't have had better! This restaurant is always wonderful for a meal or even just dessert, and it's located right in the middle of everything. Perfect, as usual!

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great menu, always good food. Service is adequate. Like to take guests here as they are always impressed with environment of restaurant.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited Palomino in another city once and was not blown away by them. Never really thought of going back. Only went this time because a co-worker wanted to go. Food was very good. I'd definitely go back. I may have just ordered the wrong thing the first time I went.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I started coming to Palomino in the late 90's and it has always been one of my favorite restaurants. However, the last two visits have left me wondering if I'll be back. We went on a Thursday night and the service was very good. I traditionally would get the asiago crusted tilapia or the rigatoni bolognese as these are two... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had the braised lamb shank. I've had much better. The service was great, but they put 6 grown men in a booth designed for children. We are average sized men. The guys on the end said they were hanging on by one cheek. All of our bellies were pressed into the table. It made the dinner unenjoyable. We asked... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A friend and I went here for lunch. I had the scallops and she had chicken parm. Hers was good, nice and authentic red sauce. Mine was just average. Even the shared app was just okay. Although the restaurant looked very nice and upscale and the waiter was EXCELLENT, the food did not impress us. Not sure if we'll be... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I haven't been to Palomino for years and had dinner there last night. The place needs some serious updating especially the men's restroom. Ate in the bar and some of the chairs look pretty worn and just need to be wiped off. The place just needs a good cleaning. The service was slow and the vegetables were over cooked.

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Pavilion, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visited on a night where they offered free wine. The wine and appetizers were spectacular. Our meals however took forever to come and only came with half of what we ordered. 3 of the 4 meals were overcooked. The waiter was amazing and realized how things were going and comped us dessert and our sides. I don't blame him... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm not sure what went wrong. Palomino is one of our old "go to" spots to eat--date night, brunches, large groups--you name the occasion, we've celebrated there. But our last visit was a bit of a disappointment. Hubby bought a Groupon since we are regulars. We went this time on a Thursday night, the Thursday before Valentine's day. The best... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have dined at the Palomino quite often for business and pleasure. Service always attentive and the food is always presented in a very tasteful manner. Great Food. Great Location. You must go whenever in Indy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 974-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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