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Vanessie of Santa FE

434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
+1 505-982-9966
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“doug montgomery” (80 reviews)
“onion loaf” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank the owner and management of Vanessie for returning this landmark dining and entertainment destination back to the top of our must go to list. The service has greatly improved from our previous visit. The menu has improved by leaps and...More

Thank brwebb58
Reviewed April 26, 2018

While staying at the hotel, my wife and I went to the restaurant for dinner twice and for breakfast twice. Let’s start with breakfast. While the breakfast fare is simple, it is very, very good. The buffet eggs didn’t taste like buffet eggs. They were...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We dined here twice while in Santa Fe. The first night we had the spaghetti with meatballs and the short ribs with pasta. We also had crab cakes and fried zucchini for appetizers. The appetizers were good especially the zucchini. The short ribs with pasta...More

Thank 71Aggie
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Thank you ,thank you, thank you!! Menu is more appropriate for the lounge. The changes that were made at the beginning of the year we completely inappropriate for the ambience of the beloved Vanessie Piano bar. Newest menu brings back iconic favorites. The onion loaf...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed March 31, 2018

My friends and I are devoted fans of Doug Montgomery's and eat regularly at Vanessie. Bravo on the great new menu, so many choices, wonderful flavors, clever recipes. The grilled artichoke is a favorite, and thank you for bringing back the Doug Montgomery salad; the...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed February 21, 2018

For many years now our semi-annual trips to Santa Fe each included several visits to Vanessie for a great meal and the superb piano of Doug Montgomery. Over the Christmas and New Years holiday we were very disappointed to find there seems to have been...More

12  Thank brwebb58
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

As long time visitors of the piano bar on Sunday evenings especially when friends are in town we went last night to hear Doug. We were greeted at the door by a rude hostess who told us that we needed reservations now that they were...More

9  Thank Charlie P
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We have been going to Vanessie to hear Doug Montgomery for years -- and lately also Brandon James. Our neighbor (who is writing this because we don't do internet) is one of the many people to whom we have introduced Vanessie as a favorite place....More

13  Thank Lorna R
Reviewed January 24, 2018

I had lived in Santa Fe for 18 years before moving away. Every time I return to visit I love to go back to Vanessie’s and listen to Doug Montgomery and the other pianists that entertain in the piano bar. They are very talented and...More

14  Thank Tom B
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

The upscale bit reasonable menu is a winner. Had Piggy piggi pork chop and kale salad. The romaine salad my wife had with the spicy chicken very good. Doug and Bob both great entertainers Price with 2 drinks $120.More

1  Thank Gerald G
Vanessie, Front Office Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Gerald, Thank you for your patronage of Vanessie and for taking the time to write a great 5 Star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your date night out with Mrs. G. and our new menu. Chef's specials are something to write about as...More

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Questions & Answers
Tammy A
January 22, 2017|
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Response from KFM9275 | Reviewed this property |
No, this time of year you will not need a reservation. There is a parking lot for the cafe as well as for the hotel.
February 28, 2016|
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Response from jeditaly | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I am not sure. But the folks at the front desk were so resourceful and helpful. I cannot imagine they wouldn't help you with this. There are 2-3 restaurants close by that I am sure would deliver. Wish I could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
  • Public Transportation: Rail runner Guadalupe station
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-9966
  • E-mail
"Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish, chicken & gargantuan mounds of onion loaf - than this Continental-American Steakhouse; but fantastic food is not the only draw - the festive atmosphere includes a way cool, crowded piano bar..." If great continental food in fine dining and casual dining with friendly atmosphere and world class live entertainment are your priorities, come to Vanessie. Fireplaces, exciting art, spaciousness, and lots of live music make Vanessie a local favorite.
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