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Palomino

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505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (5th)
513-381-1300
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Palomino is a vibrant restaurant, bar and rotisserie famous for its style...
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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  • 80
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
View of Fountain Square

Beautiful restaurant overlooking dynamic Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. Wide menu selection. We've gone to many 3-course dinners for 2 diners there, where you had your choice from several appetizers to share, your own main course, and a desserts to share. Have always greatly enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
barbara h
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Mansfield, Ohio
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the brick fired pizza and ceasar salad and maple bacon was delicious!!! Sangria was very good.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was in town for a date night and made reservations at Palomino. My wife and I loved it...the were extremely busy on a Saturday night and the Manager ended up waiting on us so we didn't miss a thing. The food was very good and the view of fountain square was even better.

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Coldwater, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very Good food and prices. It is a place to go for a more special eveing and it has a great view of Fountain Square. Good place for drinks or dinner

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

With all the great new spots in Cincinnati, I'd neglected Palomino for a few years. After randomly going for dinner one weekend, we've returned four times in the past month. If you sit in the dining room, the brick roasted chicken is delicious. We like sitting in the bar area and creating a tapas style meal: charred kale salad, hummus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went on restaurant week with a group of friends. Good ambience and view overlooking fountain square. High ceiling. Good variety of food, average quality. A friend's salmonskin was burnt and had to be redone. Creme brûlée was well caramelized at the top but the body was too soft and creamy.

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Cincinnati
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Palomino's is located across the street from Fountain Square. Some of the seating overlooks the square which is really great! Great menus and drinks!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful restaurant overlooking dynamic Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. Wide menu selection. We've gone to many 3-course dinners for 2 diners there, where you had your choice from several appetizers to share, your own main course, and a desserts to share. Have always greatly enjoyed the food. A very nice dining experience! Convenient for dinner before a performance at the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Food here is amazing every time. Bar is very nice for appetizers and drinks. Try the mussels! The view is of fountain square where there is always something going on during warm weather.

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Ohio
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Palomino offers interesting twists on classic dishes. The carbonara risotto is fantastic: rich, well-cooked, and delicious. There is an interesting menu of mixed drinks as well as unique desserts, including a deconstructed tiramisu that was not as expected but still quite tasty.

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Hillsboro, OR
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I went to Palomino in Indianapolis several months ago and had a wonderful experience. Last night we took our son and daughter-in-law to the one in Cincinnati and were VERY disappointed! Our server was a joke.....things either were forgotten or came out of order, no steak knives were provided before the steaks came, the Caesar salad was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (5th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 513-381-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 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

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