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Luminaria

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-988-5531
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Ranked #20 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Alameda
Description: People who love food love Santa Fe dining. Here, food is an art form designed to stimulate all the senses through flavor, aroma, texture and presentation. The Inn and Spa at Loretto celebrates the art of food in New Mexican tradition by presenting Santa Fe's only "Conscious Cuisine" dining experience. Our culinary team uses the very freshest local and organic ingredients, because we strongly support our community, purchase fruits, vegetables, and spices from local farmers and prime grades of meat from regional ranchers. Specializing in "Conscious Cuisine," Luminaria's menu focuses on a truly sustainable approach to cuisine.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was a great atmosphere! When we got there they had rose petals on the table and champagne ready to go. I was very happy with our dinner everything was so delicious!

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Irving, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A friend and I enjoyed an evening at Luminaria last evening - and totally enjoyed the experience. Aimee provided excellent service - very friendly, efficient, and accommodating. We appreciated her comfortable manner, while providing us with elegance in service. We always enjoy the ambiance of this lovely outdoors patio restaurant. My only complaint about the evening (minor) was that the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I live in Santa Fe and decided to drop in on the Plaza Bandstand free music concert on a Friday night. We debated where to have dinner first and chose Luminaria in the Inn at Loretto just because we had never been and we were walking by it. We were seated promptly by a lovely hostess on... More

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Matthias L, Manager at Luminaria, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you happened upon our restaurant before the Bandstand and found a romantic and relaxed setting on our pati . It’s always nice to discover new dining spots in your own back yard. Your detailed descriptions of your meal are appreciated and help us identify some “fan favorites” and allow us to continue to evolve the... More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice as we stayed at the Inn. The first day we had a soup and sandwich combo - I would have been fine withe one or the other. Both were excellent though. The second time we visited we just had the tortilla soup. Wonderful soup. The reason this didn't get five stars was the waiters, while very... More

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Matthias L, Manager at Luminaria, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, drsped. I do apologize that our staff was not as diligent as they should have been with your refills. Your feedback has been shared with our staff to ensure that we stay on top of that. I am pleased to hear, however, that you enjoyed both of your meals on Santa Fe’s favorite patio. I... More

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Came here for lunch with two of my girlfriends. We were taking a day trip to Santa Fe for some shopping. We made reservations, although when we arrived there was plenty of seating. We sat outdoors on the patio - it was hot outside but comfortable and slightly breezy in the shade of the patio. The service was very good... More

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Matthias L, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminaria, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of Luminaria Karrie62. We are honored that you chose us for lunch on your day trip up. Our breezy patio and a Sangria sounds like a great way to cool off on a hot day, especially since we’re steps away from Santa Fe’s best shops. I hope that you choose to dine with us... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family and I drive down to Santa Fe from Taos. We arrived at the hotel Loretto Inn and Spa and the got ready for dinner. We were seated outside an party of 10. The outside looked beautiful! The fountain was on and the lights were pretty. Out waitress was nice and the staff was always there when needed. They... More

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Matthias L, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminaria, responded to this review

Alana D, We are quite pleased that you chose to bring your family to Luminaria for a “Great birthday experience.” I do apologize for the mishaps related to our technical difficulties but am happy to hear that Christoph, our hard-working supervisor and resident wine expert, was so helpful to your party. We are proud of his work and appreciate you... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Luminaria is located in the couryard of the Inn at Loretto hotel and it is just lovely. The outdoor dining is charming - especially on the beautiful summer night we were there. The food was very good and the service was fun and efficient and our server was friendly and confortable with us (I've found this is a common trait... More

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Matthias L, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminaria, responded to this review

Thank you, wanderingtogether, for your lovely review of our ”lovely restaurant.” We greatly appreciate you recognizing your server as friendly and accommodating. I also am pleased to see hospitality identified as a common trait here in New Mexico. It’s one of the many characteristics of Santa Fe that makes it such a great destination. I hope that we get the... More

Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a most enjoyable dinner at this wonderful restaurant last night. Service was spot on, food delicious and ambiance enjoyable. It was my birthday and they delivered a complimentary glass of champagne and covered the table with fresh rose petals.both of our dinners were splendid -nice presentation and ver savory. Chocolate truffles at the end of the evening were a... More

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Matthias L, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminaria, responded to this review

AlamosJude, Your enthusiastic five-star review of Luminaria absolutely makes my day. I have shared your comments with our staff and we are all pleased that you appreciated the treatment that you deserved on your birthday. It’s wonderful to see that you so thoroughly enjoyed the experience and in a town with so many fantastic restaurants, it’s an honor to be... More

Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Hoping for the best, we ventured into this splendid setting. Maybe it was an off night; maybe we expect high standards to go with high prices. But, service was indifferent, the food so-so in general, and the protein seriously ill-prepared. We slunk away in the darkness, willing to settle for a food truck taco . . .

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Matthias L, Manager at Luminaria, responded to this review

vango70, I am thoroughly disappointed that we fell so short of your expectations and our own high standards. We do not allow ourselves, “off nights.” I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience at our restaurant so we can address the areas where improvement may be welcomed. I can be reached at: mlayton@destinationhotels.com. I thank you... More

Houston, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have been to Santa Fe several times, and have tried many of the foodie restaurants, some of which are interesting and above average. But we just found our new favorite in Luminaria. You can chose to eat indoors or on their outdoor covered deck. Both are nice, but we chose the deck, which is "white-table-cloth", with chandeliers over several... More

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Matthias L, Director of Food & Beverage at Luminaria, responded to this review

Your wonderful feedback on your experience at Luminaria is sincerely appreciated MikeB607. I am pleased that we so quickly found ourselves as your new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Our chef thanks you for recognizing the food as “interesting, well prepared and properly seasoned.” We look forward to the opportunity to show you our new menu at your new favorite... More

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