I love hearing from Cincinnati restaurants and it was great when Samantha from Palomino reached out to see if I would come back down for a visit! I hadn't been since 2009! So my coworker and I headed out for a fancy lunch day thanks to Samantha!
It also happened to be Oktoberfest and was the Running of the Wieners on Fountain Square! Now I happen to have a wiener dog of my own - and had thought about running him - but I found out late. I already have the calendar marked for 2014! But on our way to Palomino we ran into this guy and had to snap a shot!
My coworker told me how great their mushroom soup was so we each started off with that. The Portabella Mushroom Soup ($8) is a big bowl of cream-based mushroom soup and it was definitely just as good as Lauren mentioned. That is one of my favorite kinds of soup so I would definitely get that again!
Palomino has 7 locations in cities around the country like Indianapolis and Dallas.
Lauren and I tried to say no - but then he said Creme Brulee and seriously - who DOESN'T have room for creme brulee?!
This was really good. I had recently had creme brulee somewhere else and it's such a delicate balance for that crusty sugar top. The last time it was far too thick - but Palomino had it just right! The crust was just thick enough to break it with a spoon and the custard was just a little warmed from the heat. It was delicious!
Why Should You Go? Palomino is well known around downtown Cincinnati for their phenomenal Happy Hour menu. They also have lunch combos for $13-15 - which is pretty great for the quality of food and service. It may just make the list for an upcoming Fancy Lunch Day. Lauren and I both loved our entree choices and I would love to come back. Maybe I'll make Larry take me for dinner some night!
FTC Disclosure: I received this item for free but the opinion expressed is all my own.