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All 108 Taos Restaurants


112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0805
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Ranked #11 of 108 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $25
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Taos, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I love this restaurant for its intimate ambiance, artfully prepared food, sensual deserts, and joyful owner/chef. And, did I mention good value and a nice selection of reasonably-priced wines? The menu, like the seating capacity, is small but covers all bases. Some reviewers have sited the Byzantium for slow service. Call us old-fashioned, but we still enjoy... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I have eaten all over the world, and this was one of the best food experiences we've ever had!! Can't believe this place is in cozy little Taos! The owner, Skot, personally makes (and serves) the food, and its unbelievably good! Don't go there if you're in a rush or are looking for a "normal" restaurant -... More 

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San Francisco Ca.
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Everything was well prepared or supervised and served by the owner himself. Very friendly and gracious host. Only regret was the lag time waiting for the courses as we sat for a long time. Would not be an issue if one wished to or planned to have a very leisurely dinner.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was more like eating in a private home that has an excellent chef and excellent host. We knew that the menu was limited so called ahead and they had saved two of their specials, an excellent fish dish. Lovely, eclectic decor in the small restaurant. The coffee and dessert were perfect.

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Charlemont, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
117 helpful votes 117 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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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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6 reviews 6 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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Additional Information about Byzantium

Address: 112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: (575) 751-0805
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 25
Cuisine: American

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