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Palomino

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown Indianapolis
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49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3522
(317) 974-0400
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, but......

The menu descriptions and their website photos looked so delicious. However, reality didn't match our expectations. Food was good but nothing made it stand out from any other 'upscale' restaurant. Service was just ok. The waiter even appeared to be slightly Impatient with us as we scrutinized our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Joyce_P42643
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Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The menu descriptions and their website photos looked so delicious. However, reality didn't match our expectations. Food was good but nothing made it stand out from any other 'upscale' restaurant. Service was just ok. The waiter even appeared to be slightly Impatient with us as we scrutinized our menu options. I guess we just expected more.

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to thank you for the feedback and apologize for the experience you received. We pride our self's in delivering high quality food and beverage, accompanied with top notch service. I will be sure I share this with my Chef and the rest of the Team. We would love to have you visit us again so we can... More 

Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

When in Indy we always make sure to eat at the Palomino. The staff is always friendly and service is great. We always have their fry bread with cheeses and dipping sauce(not listed on the menu but they know exactly what it is your talking about). We had halibut with sun tomatoes, and seafood Louie plate. Very relaxing atmosphere we... More 

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Happy to hear about your experience on your recent visit to Palomino. We look forward to the next time when you are in town. Cheers, Jeffery J Perkins More 

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Other must try items: Crab cake appetizer. Maytag Blue cheese salad. Braised lamb shank. Donut dessert.

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the meal and hope to see you soon. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Have eaten at Palomino several times and the service and food has always been very good. Have had several different items and they have a nice diverse menu.

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service, and we hope to see you soon. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

Kannapolis, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

While in Indianapolis, Indiana at a fire conference, we visited Palomino Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of downtown near the Circle Centre Mall. I chose the Signature Paella, loaded with clams, mussels, fish, chicken, chorizo and saffron rice. This dish was outstanding with huge amounts of perfectly cooked seafood and a strong saffron flavor profile. My wife had... More 

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time out to write us a review. Ironically, the paella and almond crusted scallops are my favorite as well, and i am glad you enjoyed them. If you are ever in town again we hope to see you again. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

Warrington, PA
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From the outside, Palomino looks like a pricey downtown Italian spot, and one of the few where you can still get a table on Friday night, this should have been my first clue. I walked in and waited a good 6-7 mins before anyone ever greeted me, and the hostess is nothing like a hostess. The menu is unimpressive, the... More 

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking the time out to write us a review. Your experience allows us to reevaluate our performance as a whole and be a better service in the future. I really hope this is not the last time you visit considering our errors are corrected daily. I do apologize that we did not... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is amazing if you want to take somebody on the first date and try to impress. However, the food selections our minimum and pricey, therefore, I would not return for casual dining.

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking the time out to provide your feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Five of us ladies decided to eat outside and this is where we went on a warm Saturday night. We were able to get a table as soon as possible. The food and drinks were good and we loved watching the people. Would highly recommend.

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. The patio is my favorite section of the restaurant. I am happy to hear you enjoyed it as well, I hope we see you soon. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went there on Easter Sunday during Final Four. Everything was delicious. Pear martini was crisp and light and awesome. Everyone in our party (fromNY, DC and Chicago) was pleased with their meals and pleasantly surprised to get away from typical bar/chain fare found downtown. We all ordered dessert and the consensus was the creme brulee is tops. Our servers were... More 

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased to hear we were able to meet your standards and those who joined you, on Easter day. If you are ever in town, we would love to have you back. Thank You, Daniel Hill More 

Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I would call Palomino an upscale-casual kind of place. My wife and I attended with another couple during the weekend of the Final Four. (We even saw John Calipari having dinner there, which was pretty cool!!) He was wearing nylon warmups, and we were wearing our team gear. Nonetheless, you can dress up as much or as little as you... More 

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Jeffery P, Manager at Palomino, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am delighted to hear we meet your expectations every time you come to visit. Let us know if we can do anything to make your visit any more special, and we hope to see you soon. Thank you, Daniel Hill More 

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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: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?