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Byzantium

#18 of 110 Restaurants in Taos
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112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-0805
Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Inconsistent!

The first time we dined here, it was wonderful! The Halibut was extraordinary...it melted in our mouth and had just the perfect balance of great spice. But the last time we dined here (a couple of nights ago), it was awful. The butter/wine sauce in the mussels was very salty, and the Halibut was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Debra S
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Taos, New Mexico, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Taos, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The first time we dined here, it was wonderful! The Halibut was extraordinary...it melted in our mouth and had just the perfect balance of great spice. But the last time we dined here (a couple of nights ago), it was awful. The butter/wine sauce in the mussels was very salty, and the Halibut was probably Cod instead of Halibut! It... More 

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Taos, NM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Prudence and I introduced another couple from Taos to the Byzantium Restaurant for dinner last Saturday night. Scott, the owner and Maître de, greeted us warmly. We all had different main courses (Steamed Mussels, Sea Food stew, Halibut and Pork Tenderloin). Our friend had a Belgian beer, Prudence and I had a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc to compliment our food. Then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
1 review
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
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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.
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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Placitas St Ste C, Taos, NM 87571
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 751-0805

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?