New Palomino Rustico Brings Rustic, Seasonal and Chef Inspired Concept and $1 Glass Wine Celebration to Bellevue, WA

Seasonal, rustic preparations and hardwood fired cooking combine for an exciting, new chef inspired restaurant in Bellevue, WA. Palomino Rustico is a lively gathering place proving that indeed, simpler is better.

May 06, 2014, 12:50 ET from Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palomino Rustico announced today that it has officially opened Palomino Rustico today at 610 Bellevue Way NE, on Bellevue Way, facing the east side of Bellevue Square. Featuring a rustic menu full of sharable plates, craft cocktails and select wines, Palomino Rustico takes a simpler approach: seasonal, rustic, chef inspired. We believe in good people, real food and an authentic gathering place to experience it all together.

"Palomino Rustico is fresh. Both in the culinary style and approach to service, as well as the exciting new space," says Miles Hassinger, Senior Food and Beverage Manager. "We're excited to launch the concept in Bellevue. We think it is the perfect location, and just what Bellevue's growing food scene is looking for."

To celebrate, and toast to the new opening and menu, Palomino Rustico will be hosting a Rustico Wine week May 12th – 18th. "It is going to be a blast! We want to celebrate our new look and our new menu. What better way than with $1 House Wines for a week? Rustico is all about experiences, tastes, seasonality and people," says Daniel Wilkins, GM. "It is going to be a week long of toasts and celebration."

Palomino Rustico features an ever-changing seasonal menu. Including chef favorites:

  • The Porchetta – Pancetta stuffed, rotisserie pork with apple-bean ragout. Pickled fennel and natural jus.  
  • Lemon Sage Chicken – Half a chicken slow cooked with crispy skin in a cast iron skillet with parmesan mash potatoes and chicken jus.
  • Crispy Idaho Trout – Charred Kale, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sweet truffle win and a mushroom-artichoke relish.

Palomino Rustico pays homage to simpler times in dining and decor. The remodeled interior is highlighted by a massive custom hand drawn chalk board wall that bookends the north side of the bar.

"Rustico is all about sharing an experience. Whether it is a drink after work, lunch with friends, or a memorable evening dining out, the menu is really designed to share, which is what dining out is all about!" says Daniel Wilkins, General Manager.

For more information on the new location of Palomino Rustico in Bellevue, or to view the full menu selection, visit or follow the restaurant on Twitter.

About Palomino Rustico:
Opening its doors in May 2014, Palomino Rustico is a refined, yet rustic, seasonal and chef inspired approach to dining. With a lively bar scene and a small plates style menu, Rustico is a center for energy and brings people together. For more information on Palomino Rustico, visit, or Twitter.  

About Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.:
Since opening its first successful restaurant in 1968, Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) has brought its talent for bringing the finest food to some of the best possible locations across the nation. RUI operates 23 different restaurant brands in 47 locations throughout the U.S. Unique concepts include Portland City Grill, Palisade, Cutters Crabhouse, and Skates on the Bay. Multi-unit brands include Kincaid's, Palomino Restaurant & Bar, Portland Seafood Company, Henry's Tavern and Stanford's. The restaurants are located in 10 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. RUI is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Additional details are available at

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