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Palomino

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345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (Folsom)
Muni N Line - Folsom Station/ BART Embarcadero
(415) 512-7400
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better than expected

Great location with views of the Bay Bridge, the service is friendly and attentive, the food above average. It's a abuzz with all the young techies discussing their day, but there are quiet sections for the rest of us. Desserts are super!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Pat P
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Great location with views of the Bay Bridge, the service is friendly and attentive, the food above average. It's a abuzz with all the young techies discussing their day, but there are quiet sections for the rest of us. Desserts are super!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrive as a second shot because we were trying to get to the waterbar across the street. It was crowded and we should wait for an hour so we cross the street and get into Palomino. Service is great and the food was exquisite Try the scallops and the chicken cannelloni, excellent.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a party of 20 on a Friday night so the challenge was set. Service was above average, paced properly and very attentive to our requests. The food was great but not the best. Everything was prepared as described. I had the paella with scallops and it was very good. Desert portions were huge! Prices were good for downtown SF.... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Ordered a salmon and prawns, but the plate missed the salmon, so my plate had to go back to the kitchen to add the salmon. The place was not packed, so I wonder how they missed this. The salmon should have come with prawns, which were actually large shrimp. But the filet mignon was pretty good, very tender and medium... More 

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New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit in as many years. It is suitable for large groups and special occasions. Some of the tables have a great view of the Bay Bridge. Their menu is extensive and has something for everyone. The prices are average, but the portions are very generous. Reservations are recommended, but they do accommodate walk-ins.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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396 reviews 396 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is our third visit to a Palomino's Restaurant and it is always consistently very good. The Seafood Louis that I had here was so much better than the Crab Louis that I had in Oregon a few days ago. It was loaded with top quality Dungeness Crab, poached prawns and avocados. We had great service from our server, Komet... More 

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Ukiah, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We chose Palomino for Thanksgiving, as we were seeing the Cirque show at ATT. Once we got past the snobbish host, thinks got better. Our waiter Parker was perfect. I remained traditional with the Turkey Dinner and loved it. My wife had Scallops which we very good, but the pasta side dish was what she preferred. However, they kindly replaced... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

With an inviting, warm, elegant atmosphere, Palomino is sure to relax and satisfy the senses. From a lovely maitre d' greeting to attentive tableside service, the staff is accommodating and yet unobtrusive. As a practicing vegan, I appreciate that our waiter took extra care to modify my meal. While it is always a bit disappointing to find limited food menus,... More 

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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Brought a birthday group here last Tuesday night. Had a view window table for 8 and they did us well. Good drinks, good menu variety and manager comped us a birthday desserts platter (re $27). Group loved it. East bay people need to try taking the ferry over, delightful viewing and then a short 10 min walk from the Ferry... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We really enjoyed Palomino Restaurant, we had very good food, great service and a great view of the bay!! We were dinning w/ friends and family so we took our time dinning which no one seem to mind, I think this added to the positive experience we had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (Folsom)
  • Public Transportation: Muni N Line - Folsom Station/ BART Embarcadero
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 512-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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