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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“onion loaf” (7 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Love the Sangria and the entertainment, it does get packed, go early before the live music starts. Food was average, but the place is so lovely. Filled with locals too. Oh make sure you do not go on 'amateur night'. They have some theatrical musical...More

Thank Maritzakath
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Wow! I wish we had been in Santa Fe longer or discovered this gem before our last night there. I made reservations, and although they had an event in the main dining room, they gave us a fantastic table in the lounge area, which I...More

Thank LifeisShort75
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Great seating in sunroom off main dining area. Great service and great fare, offering delicious wild game and seafood. Many entrees served with sides included and some al la carte'. We had excellent service and a great lounge attached with live entertainment.

Thank Shelley T
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The music was so much fun, the crowd was so into it, the wait staff (David) such a delight, we thought we'd go in for a drink and leave...ended up staying several hours, ordering enough appetizers to call it dinner, then went back the next...More

Thank Pamz-on-the-road
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

The music here is terrific, the musician engages the crowd. It's a fun evening except it ends very early. If the bartender is on the mic, you'll be waiting a long while for a drink ...

1  Thank AmerTrav
Reviewed 22 January 2015

This was always a great local restaurant and wonderful piano bar..and it still is, but some changes have been made but def for the locals and people that come here for the summer during opera season not for the better. My boyfriend and I ate...More

9  Thank susan s
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Vanessie is the place. Excellent food. Attentive service. Charming atmosphere. Go early to catch the fantastic piano stylings of Doug Montgomery in the bar. He's a SF institution himself. A varied menu with excellent steaks and grill. After dinner, indulge in a Coffee Wonderful along...More

1  Thank goldieOK
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We were there with two other couples to celebrate New Years Eve 2015. Therefore, it was a special fixed price menu which included dessert and champagne at midnight along with a seat at their famous piano bar. The food was delicious. It was a lovely...More

Thank JM0723
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We found this great little place through an online site, setting up dinner short notice for a small group. It proved to be one of the top evenings we've had in Santa Fe in the many years we've patronized restaurants in this area. We started...More

1  Thank Kathryn Z
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I made online reservations at Vanessie for our anniversary. A phone call got us to the right building (the adjacent two are part of the Inn, apparently), and we entered the large piano bar. After some awkward moments of waiting and looking around, we spied...More

Thank utidcapaco
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Questions & Answers
Tammy A
22 January 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.
28 February 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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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