secret shoppers are like open sores on my butt. I would recommend the mystery shoppers who frequent this restaurant to FIND A REAL JOB. Don't you know you are interfering with my ability to enjoy the restaurant? With your senseless evaluations and your untrained eye, you create stressful work situations for those that have to wait on YOU. These waiters are just trying to make money to pay their mortgage and feed their families. As if your presence isn't annoying and stressful enough, you don't know that employees have to suffer the harassment of management if you give negative evaluations. Nobody is perfect so why should YOU be the judge of someone's future? Why doesn't someone evaluate YOU, you secret shopper FREAK? You're just a spy who can't find a real job. I can't stand it when I hear you talking about the service, talking about what you're going to write on your evaluation form. This is a great restaurant despite the secret shopper scabbers.
Snotty and Impersonal!!!. We stopped in 15 minutes before the dining room opened before dinner and decided to have an appetizer at the bar. After getting our drinks and ordering, the bartenders changed shifts. The new bartenders...three of them...did not greet us. Did not acknowledge us. There were only two groups of people at the bar. With some difficulty getting anyone's attention, we finally paid our bar tab and headed to the dining room where they told us that they were completely full. Fifteen minutes after their dinner started. They offered us a table on the patio. As we walked through the restaurant we were offended at the number of tables that were empty. The patio table was dirty, as if rained on and not cleaned up. Give me a break!!! Sorry Palomino. Ruth's Chris got us right in and their service was fabulous!
Good food, overpriced drinks. Drinks here too expensive to mention. Drinks here too expensive to mention. Drinks here too expensive to mention.
Palomino has a great happy hour menu and the prices are great however, if you go for happy hour, the service is pretty poor. Usually you get a lot of attitude from the servers in the bar area. I go back to the happy hour for the cheap pizzas and drinks.
The restaurant pricing is a bit high for the quality of the food but I have always found the food to be good. The service seems to be much better in this side of the restaurant as well.
If you can get over the poor service for happy hour, I recommend it for drinks and pizzas!
Ten Sage is to die for!. We have had dinner and drinks here and they are to die for! The ten Sage is my favorite drink, worth driving downtown for. When we had dinner the service was wonderful and the food was perfect. I would highly reccomend.
Excellent service and they actually understand special requests!.
Palomino is successful for a reason. Beautiful atmosphere, great food, and normally great service. Our special requests were followed to a tee. No butter, no problem. One guest ordered simply grilled fish; in this case Halibut and it arrived flavorful and elegantly presented. A perfect example that fish neednt be slathered with butter and sauce to taste wonderful. This doesnt just happen, theres talent behind the magic. If you are a fussy eater or just dont feel like a high calorie meal, try Palomino. They are happy to accommodate! On the other hand, theres plenty of saucy dishes if you just want to go nuts. Try the Roasted Prawns piled around a mountain of mashed potatoes.
I cant say enough about this place for a client lunch or dinner before a show. Prices are reasonable and if you tell them ahead of time youre entertaining clients, they double check on you to see all is well.
Bravo Palomino! These ladies and gentlemen know Denver loves great service and food!
Fabulous food, wonderful service. After reading the reviews we were a little nervous about trying the place, but it turned out to be a 10! We arrived on a Saturday night at 6:30 without a reservation. We were seated promptly and our server was great. I tried the Pomegranate Martini very tasty! We got fried calamari as an appetizer. It was average. I think I would try the crab and artichoke dip next time! We went with salads for our main course. I had the Grilled Chicken Salad with Warm Pecan-Crusted Blue. Oh my lord, it was fabulous! I was talking about it all the way to our night at the theater and then the whole train ride home! My husband got the Chop Chop. Hes not really a salad fella, but he liked the flavor quite a bit. We were too full for desert even with only eating salads, but they looked fabulous! The Creme Brule is twice the size of what you get at regular restaurants, and the chocolate cake presentation was darling! I really enjoyed the restaurant and would definitely go again!
Definitely not top 10 material. It was my first time there- Went for dinner- Food was below average- Waiter was extremely rude and unprofessional- Atmosphere was decent- Would definitely not recommend it- I am suprised it's on one of the top 10 seafood places!
Best in the City!. My boyfriend and I stopped into Palomino on a Thursday night based on a recommendation from several friends who work downtown and wouldn't stop talking about the amazing selection of half-priced appetizers and drink specials during happy hour. We tried a huckleberry mojito and, honestly, the best mussels in town. They were roasted in the brick oven in the bar with a sauce that was rich, spicy and full of citrus with pieces of fresh rosemary. We decided to switch gears and give their cheese fondue a try - we're glad we did. The cheese was smooth and elegant topped with chopped pistachios accompanied by a warm homemade cracker bread, sliced pear and apple and a thin pear honey. At this point, we were full and weren't hungry enough to try dinner. Long story short, we had a fabulous time. The service was surprisingly relaxed, energetic and knowledgeable. We were anxious to go back so we already made a reservation for our anniversary in August.
Lunch here means good food served in heaping portions..
Palomino is located near the Tabor Center and bills itself as a "euro-bistro." The Copper River salmon--wrapped in bacon and served on a rich landslide of risotto, is a favorite, though only served a few times each year. Try the grilled chicken club, a classic taken a notch higher with basil and brie. Heavier fare includes seafood fettuccini with lobster sauce, and farfalle with Gorgonzola. For dessert, there's cobbler (fruit changes based on season).
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