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Vanessie of Santa FE

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$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Seafood
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434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837 (Guadalupe)
+1 505-982-9966
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17:30 - 21:30
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Alexandria, VA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this "cafe"/restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. The evening was magic. Elizabeth Young (violin) and Doug Montgomery (piano) gave us an outstanding "concert". The room is well appointed with fantastic works of art. Behind the piano, hangs a huge mirror that allows the attendees to see the hands on the keyboard. The food was excellent as... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As New Yorkers, we expect a piano bard with such incredibly talented musicians to cost a fortune. Here, it was not premium price, and in the restaurant there is an option of sitting in the piano bar area, or farther away so that the music is background music only. The menu is varied, with a couple of Southwestern choices, American... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

We appreciate the 4 star review and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I did not actually eat at this restaurant but this was the second time I visited the piano bar in four years and loved it. Great entertainment with good service. Generous drinks.

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Thank JDJodi
vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Wow ! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5 star review. We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Morristown, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Choose a Pizza, Italian Salads and Sandwiches, Pastas!! Staff friendly and professional. They also serve Wines and other beverages! Prices reasonable!

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Thank springerterry
vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you ! We love our pizza too ... we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Houston, Texas
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Live entertainment capped off our last stop on the New Mexico Food Tour, but the Chocolat Pot de Creme was a serious bite of yumminess!! Smooth and oh so chocolately - it was the perfect last bite to a lovely evening (and the accompanying Malbec also deserves a shout out).

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Thank djaungst66
vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit. We love when the food tours come through ! We hope to see you again next time you are in Santa Fe. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food at Vanessie is always good and is well priced for the small plate dishes. The wine selection is good, but a little high in price. It is a wonderful place to dine and enjoy each other’s company. But the best place to be is in the bar area when the pianist comes to entertain. It is always crowed,... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit. We appreciate our guests and hope they return again and again ! The Staff at Vanessie More 

coppel
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just love going here and sitting in the bar to hear Doug Montgomery. He is an outstanding entertainer! We took our friends, but they were shocked that the entertainment was so good. We were front and center for three hours of almost nonstop music and fun! We ordered pizza, the onion loaf and drinks and the bill was around $50.... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Wow ! Thank you so much for the 5 stars and for taking the time to review your visit with us. We look forward to your return. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here whilst in Santa Fe, Vanessie being recommended by our hotel. Upon arrival the place was buzzing with the piano man entertaining a large variety of guests. We were not aware he was a regular but his music certainly made for a pleasant evening. We both had the lamb cutlets with sweet potato fries... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us & thank you for the 4 stars ! The Staff at Vanessie More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I hadn't been to this restaurant for some time but wanted friends to try it out and enjoy the magnificent showman Doug Montgomery. While Vanessie has a regular restaurant where you can call for reservations, Doug at his piano bar does not take reservations. He is not always there but when he is (and it is often) he usually starts... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 stars ! We try to improve every year & that is going on 34 this December ! We hope to see you soon. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Smithville
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went primarily to hear Doug Montgomery play, and also had really great food. He was awesome, as usual.

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit & we do appreciate the 5 stars! We hope to see you soon. The Staff at Vanessie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
    (Guadalupe)
  • Public Transportation: Rail runner Guadalupe station
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-9966
Description
"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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