Denver >Food & Dining > Palomino
1515 Arapahoe St Ste 150, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.747994 -104.997002
Neighborhoods: Central Business District (CBD), Central Business District, Northwest Denver
The Best – I have been to most of the "great" restaurants in town. I dine out frequently but never really thought about this place. A friend invited me to meet him there for happy hour. They had a brick oven right in the bar and all their pizzas were $2.50. What truly surprised me was the pizzas were full size. The highlight however was the people. Finally I found a place where the staff actually cared that we were there. So many "nice" places have servers full of attitude, and act like I'm an annoyance. Not here, smiles on all the faces and an uncommon care and concern for our experience. I was so impressed, I brought three people back the next night for dinner and it was divine (try the Copper River Salmon). You may not hear much about this place but you will soon.
Absolutely superb! – Out of this world! Decor charming. Had a beautiful table by a window, and watched the squirrels and sparrows cavort. Martini to start- excellent. Cibatti bread with a gorgonzola tomato relish-excellent. Ordered roast pork loin with caramelized onion and acorn soufflé, and Grilled Seafood Salad Louis. It had grilled salmon, shrimp, crabmeat, deviled egg, asparagus, cucumber, tomato, Greek olives, and fabulous greens, with a champagne vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, warm pear bread pudding, with a bourbon sauce and vanilla ice cream. All was sheer ambrosia! Sean, the waiter, had a wonderful sense of humor, excellent and very attentive, friendly, warm service.He said he'd validated the parking for the entire night, in case we'd care to wander around downtown, AND Sean said, "There is a little something to entice you back." There was an open dated gift certificate for $25.00 with the bill!
Terrible!! – The bar here is OK, and the pizzas are OK. But after I bought a gift certificate at a charity auction, my husband and I went there for dinner. Our plates were scalding hot when they came out...you know what that means, they've been sitting under the heat lamps for way too long. My salmon was OK, but my husband's pasta dish was bland and he could barely find the chicken in it. The server said "a lot of people ask where the chicken is, it's shredded".
The calamari was also very disappointing and over the top with the breading.
I work in this office building! I may stop at the bar after work, but I'll never eat there again! There's too many other good choices nearby.
On top of everything else you lose what you don't use on the gift certificates. Luckily we were only out about $8.
We went for a pre-theater dinner and had one of the best dining experiences in a long time! Best service was that they knew to check if we needed to make it for any particular show and then they took it from there, making sure the food got out quickly for us and bringing the bill with a gentle reminder that we need to go to be in time for the show. The food was great, as one might expect. It was not only tasty but when we told them we wanted to share the entrees, they brought them out split already so no need to swap plates mid meal. I really enjoyed the ambiance, and the low key approach. And to top it off, they validated parking. Fabulous!
wouldn't go back – Lousy food... Loud decor of purple and orange and a smoky bar..this place is too big and food that needs imporvment
so so – This a very large place with medicore service.
The food has a nice presentation,...it looks better than it tastes.
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