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Byzantium

112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0805
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Ranked #4 of 105 restaurants in Taos
Price range: $18 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Like some of the other reviewers, we were in the middle of a long road trip. Our Sunday dinner of salad, chicken, bread pudding and a nice bottle of Spanish red was so perfectly suited. As others have noted, this is a labour of love for the proprietor and (small) staff; it shows up in the food and the atmosphere.... More

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Dorset
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had read good things about this small Taos restaurant, and - even with those high expectations – this surprised us. Wonderful ambience – glowing colourful lamps, a spacious but intimate dining room – and really pleasant service. I was only wanting a light meal – 6 weeks on the road and eating out constantly was beginning to take its... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Often overlooked, this place has an intimate + interesting vibe and decor. Not overcrowded with tables. Best filet mignon and fish dishes. Perfectly sized menu. Slower pace to be thoroughly enjoyable Date night destination.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We especially liked the ceviche which was beautifully presented. If you order the sates, be sure they do not over cook it. My husband had the chicken breast with garlic mashed potatoes and red cabbage, all good.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All I can say is AMAZING! So in love with this place. If you are in Taos this is a must! Everything is made with LOVE just the way things should be!

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Taos, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We love Byzantium and the excellent cuisine Scott has delivered for over 17 years! Although it looks like a pub from the outside, once you view the menu and the wine list you'll understand this is intimate fine dining. Scott is waiter, chef and wine officionado. Since there are only a few tables, I would recommend reservations, since it will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

For the record this is my first review ever written. Typically I don't feel the need to express my opinion of a resturant. However I had to get my experience here out there. My fiance and I had dinner at Byzantium the day after Valentines day. We walked in to find a single room with 7 tables. There was a... More

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Only a few tables with lots of space between them make for a relaxing dinner experience. Food takes a while to come out but is well worth the wait both for the presentation and taste. Interesting decor, eclectic but quite cozy. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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