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Restaurant Martin

526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610 (Downtown)
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Ranked #14 of 464 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $36
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Paseo de Peralta
Transit: The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had dinner at several of the top restaurants in Santa Fe of the 4th of July holiday. This was the best food of any! The layers of flavors for each of the dishes was truly outstanding. On a down note, the server was less than proficient. I understand that she had several large tables, but she seemed more than a... More

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Seal Beach, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was a restaurant we so wanted to enjoy and maybe our expectations exceeded reality. My wife and I ate in the annex room which is quite large, reminding us of small warehouse-type restaurant spaces opening South of Mission in San Francisco and just east of downtown Los Angeles. It is a utilitarian room with three large, modern, mechanics garage... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is a tricky review to write. While there certainly were moments of brilliance (the lobster risotto starter), much of the meal was a bit underwhelming. I suppose with the James Beard award I expected a bit more than what we received. The dining room itself is very drab - thankfully there is a spacious outdoor patio. Unfortunately, the tables... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Found this looking for another restaurant, a little out of the Plaza area. Made reservations and went back the next night based on referral from our B&B. Very nice atmosphere on the patio, superb service and was very impressed with the dinner. Wife had the Seafood special and I had the duck breast. Presentation wonderful and the meals were great.... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was my 5th trip to Santa Fe but first to Restaurant Martin, and it won't be the last. The food is inventive and perfectly prepared. The vegetarian tasting plate, which is often just given a nod at great restaurants, was superbly crafted. Not only was it amazing to look at it but it was creative and each item perfection.... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been to Restaurant Martin multiple times since they opened and have found each visit rewarding and above our (increasingly high) expectations. There are many excellent restaurants in Santa Fe, and Martin stands out as a truly world-class experience. On our most recent visit (June 2014), we dined with out-of-town guests who have been to some of the best... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I looked at many restaurants in Santa Fe before deciding to try out Restaurant Martin. We were very pleased in every way by our anniversary dinner experience from our greeting at the front door, to the dessert. It was more than we generally spend when we go out to dinner, but once a year we spring for... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If this restaurant were the only place we had dinner in Santa Fe, I would have said it could not be beaten. The cuisine was artful and delicious - all perfectly done. And they had an extensive wine list. Knowlegeable, helpful and very alert waitstaff, too. We ate al fresco in a pleasant courtyard.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a wonderful gourmet dining experience. We sat outside as the sun was setting and enjoyed the flowers and trees blooming around us as we split a bottle of white wine. Jennifer (one of the restaurants owners) welcomed and sat us. She and her staff were warm, welcoming and friendly. The pork belly appetizer was an excellent way to start... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a special dinner at Restaurant Martin - it was next door to our hotel and we chanced it with marvelous results. Wonderful, attentive staff. Interesting combinations of food from an inventive scallop appetizer to a fabulous dessert. Well worth the money. Duck done perfectly and a seafood creation were hits as well.

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