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Galisteo Bistro & Wine Bar

227 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501-2125 (Downtown)
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Ranked #16 of 467 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $32
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Between Water & Alameda
Transit: Bus stop at end of the block; Railrunner station nearby.
Description: Chef-owned and "made by hand," local bistro featuring eclectic, innovative International cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown Santa Fe setting. Just a short walk to the historic plaza.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was the second time I ate at this fine dining establishment, and it was every bit as good as the first time. Everyone gets treated like a VIP here. The service is efficient, friendly, and professional, and the food is exceptional. The tournedos were fork-tender and amazingly flavorful---the best I've ever tasted.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went here because the Sold Out sign attracted us and we booked for the next night. Attentive service, excellent food and vibrant attractive atmosphere. Perhaps the best meal I have had in the States, Cant wait to go back. Not cheap but you pay for quality and we will definitely return

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Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was our first visit to the Galisteo Bistro. What a treat for dinner in downtown Santa Fe. I had the braised lamb shank and my wife had the chicken saltimbocca. Both entrees were cooked to perfection. Every staff member from the owner to the head chef to all other employees worked really hard to make our meal the best... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The first thing you notice as you walk in the door are the wonderful aromas from the open-air kitchen. The new lunch menu is creative and reasonably priced. The luncheon crowd was interesting to watch and the wait-service was knowledgeable and efficient. It was nice to meet the new owner from Florida...who was working the dinning room...and has taken up... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had dinner with friends from Santa Fe. Wonderful menu for a Tuesday night. The bison short ribs melted in your mouth! Others had the duck and kabobs. All were good and then there's desert! One wonderful meal I will bring the wife to on the next trip!

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Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've dined at Galisteo several times, most recently for my mother's 80th birthday. They treated her with dignity and the food was excellent. It is a small bistro and can get loud at times, but we enjoy it every time.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Four of us had dinner last night at Galisteo Bistro, a restaurant we'd enjoyed on several occasions, though this time it was under new ownership. On the basis of food and service, it felt like we'd lost a good friend. We arrived on time for our 5:45pm reservation (to make a 7:30pm curtain). Our server seemed pleasant but clueless. We... More

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1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This quaint Bistro in the Heart of Santa Fe isthe spot to go to and come back to. The Owner greeted us with much delight. The Staff is very attentive and the vast array on the menu is worth sampling....maybe they should make sampler plates as a special...the wine and choice suggested was perfect. We stayed long enough to be... More

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went to this restaurant exactly one year ago and had a fabulous evening. This time, again with a party of 8, we found it to be a lovely restaurant and excellent service - but the food was not at all like what we had last year. The 8 of us had a wide variety of dishes, and everyone felt... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great downtown location. Delightful and varied selection, don't pass on the onion tart. Very helpful and attentive service. Would not hesitate to recommend and am anxious to return to this wonderful restaurant.

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