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112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0805
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Ranked #12 of 109 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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My toes have finally reestablished communication with my body and my fingers thawed enough to use a keypad. Tried out Byzantium for my wife's 71st birthday. Party of seven. Very satisfactory wine selection. Food quality was mixed. Spinach salad heavenly. Holy Grail of filet mignon cookery: seared on the outside, very rare AND HOT on the inside. The seafood cazuela... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the spinach salad, bread/orange-grapefruit marmalade, and pork roast meal. The owners personal attention to service & detail was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Make a reservation, or risk losing this beautiful dining experience. You start a bit confused about where you're supposed to enter or whether or not you're in the right place. It's a small one room establishment filled with romance and strutting intimacy. Once settled in, you understand this will be more than a meal...it will be an experience. The food... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Christmas eve dinner. We made reservations, but had the place mostly to ourselves. It's a small place, only 12 tables with an open kitchen. They've been there for 20+ years, same owner. The food is very good and very creative. I must admit, it is quite expensive. My wife and I shared an entree and an appetizer, two drinks and... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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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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