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All 107 Taos Restaurants

Byzantium

112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0805
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Ranked #12 of 107 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $25
Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Charlemont, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A restaurant with one waiter and only seven table has to produce exceptional food. In our one visit to Byzantium, we were satisfied but not impressed. Previous reviewers recommended the pork tenderloin which we found dry, overcooked and under seasoned. The accompanying vegetables were forgettable and the bread which was fine was not worth $6.00 overcharge (this is not Paris).... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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264 reviews 264 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The restaurant is lovely, romantic, intimate with only 8-10 tables and unique decor. The menu is short but very creative. The food is delicious, amazing flavors and presentation, worth every penny. Presentation of food is stunning. Scott, the owner is the chef and waiter. I cannot say enough good things about this incredible dining experience. Byzantium is necessary stop if... More

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usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Spent a very nice two hours enjoying,the wine, food and ambience of this small, laid-back restaurant just off the plaza in Taos. Service was appropriate for the experience with no rushing, but still attentive to your needs. Liked the coconut lemongrass soup as a starter followed by the lemon-crusted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes with celery cabbage compote. Finished off... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We chose this restaurant because we wanted something more creative and an intimate atmosphere. The food was unique and delightful. I had the Meditteraneum seafood soup and it was excellent. The desert was wonderful. The room was cozy and quiet, even after most of the tables were filled. But don't come here if you're really hungry. They charge for the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here on Father's Day...while there is no website for this restaurant, we had been able to see some past menus which peaked our interest. We arrived for our 6:30 reservation and were surprised that there was just one other table seated - once they left, we had the place to ourselves! The owner was attentive to our requests... More

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Leland, North Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went expecting a wonderful dining experience somewhat based on the rating number. Very small, not many tables and only 2 people consisting of the chef and the server. Ordered salad which was maybe $9 and consisted of spinach with the stems still on for God's sake, a few pecans and other non memorable items. Our main courses were equally forgettable... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I am so glad I got to experience this restaurant!! Gracious dining from the moment you walk in the door. Nothing pretentious, but they could be, based on the superb food. Attentive, but not pushy. The salad and the dessert were delicious....I wanted to try everything on the menu.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Had a high expectations due to the reviews but was sorely disappointed. Service was slow Even though there were only two people in the restaurant. There was no house Chardonnay your only selection Sauvignon blanc and Pinot Grigio. We ordered two glasses of wine at nine dollars a piece , the serving size was very stingy no more than 3... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Scott has a small but fabulous menu with a great wine list as well. Open for dinner only, and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, so plan your trip on a night when Byzantium is open. You will be amazed.

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Taos, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had not been back to Byzantium in several years and really don't know why. We decided to give it a try Sat night. First off, the owner, Scott, is great. He's so calm and pleasant. I love the decor, the lamp above our table was my favorite (only about eight tables and each one has a different lamp). It's... More

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