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Galisteo Bistro & Wine Bar

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227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Between Water & Alameda)
Bus stop at end of the block; Railrunner station nearby.
+1.5059823700
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Santa Fe's casual fine dining featuring fresh seafood & game. Located just...
Santa Fe's casual fine dining featuring fresh seafood & game. Located just a block off the Plaza.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 419
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, ambience, service at Galisteo Bistro

It was a nasty snowy evening. Never thought we would get out of the house but we braved the weather. Were we glad we did! The restaurant has a cozy, warm feeling. The wait staff couldn't have been better. And the food! The food was yummy. Our party had snapper, ruby trout and bison short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
carole n
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was a nasty snowy evening. Never thought we would get out of the house but we braved the weather. Were we glad we did! The restaurant has a cozy, warm feeling. The wait staff couldn't have been better. And the food! The food was yummy. Our party had snapper, ruby trout and bison short ribs. We all agreed these... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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153 reviews 153 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

After numerous meals featuring New Mexican food (which we love), this was a nice break. The added bonus was that it was Restaurant Week, so 3-course prix fixe was $30/person. They were also featuring wines from Cline Winery that were a perfect compliment to our meal. We both had bison short ribs. I had stuffed calamari for an appetizer and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the resturaunt during resturaunt week. The service was great and the food was even better. We will definitely pay a return visit.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is truly a bistro, small intimate even cramped and, like every restaurant in downtown Santa Fe difficult to find a nearby parking spot-but worth it. The Bison rib and Venison chop were excellent and the melted chocolate mousse topped with coffee ice cream is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had not planned to go here but people at our hotel made us change our plans and have dinner at Galisteo! Absolutely, delicious, freshly prepared and beautifully presented! Best meal in Santa Fe!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our second visit and will be our last. On the plus side: good fresh seafood. We never go out and it was Valentine's night. What a disaster! Reservations made for 30 days in advance meant nothing---wait time of almost 20 min. No one to greet you. Indifferent and borderline rude wait staff. Appetizer supposed to serve hot was... More 

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Pecos, New Mexico
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60 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As we work our way through all of Santa Fe's restaurants, Galisteo is now our #1!! The meal was exceptional from appetizer through coffee and dessert. Service impeccable (and I'm an east coast snob!) Scallops (appetizer) were PERFECT! Caesar Salads very well done with true anchovies. Wahoo and Zuppa di Pesce fabulous. The Mud Puddle is to die for. Spend... More 

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Denver
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46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I come to Santa Fe about twice a year. We've always enjoyed dining here but sometimes we really get a little bit tired of the southwestern food and are looking for a nice clean fish meal. This place was extraordinary. The service was excellent, the wine list is paired well with the food, and the food was... More 

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Santa Fe
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121 reviews 121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was my first trip to the Galisteo Bistro after the change in owners. The atmosphere is still the same quiet easy to converse room. I tried the lobster bisque which was served warm not hot and was watery rather than rich in cream and flavor. The beet carpaccio was non descript and also lacking flavor. The special grilled yellowtail... More 

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Colorado USA
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35 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place was a surprise find as we had visited Santa Fe many times and walked by it and never noticed. But they have an interesting menu and talented chefs. They have fresh seafood regularly - rare in Santa Fe and they do some interesting dishes with it. Great prawns, calamari. Their large steak is nicely marinated and cooked so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Between Water & Alameda)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at end of the block; Railrunner station nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1.5059823700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Santa Fe's casual fine dining featuring fresh seafood & game. Located just a block off the Plaza.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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