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Restaurant Martin

526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610 (Downtown)
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Ranked #14 of 463 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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84% Recommend
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Loreto, Mexico
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We walked to Restaurant Martin from our rental home. I had requested a courtyard table, but it was over 90 degrees outside, and they seated us inside, no problem. Dinner can be summed up as : a great bottle of wine, very good service, and phenomenal food. Equal to fine dining experiences anywhere. Expensive, and worth it.

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant atmosphere, especially when the weather allows for outside dining. The menu is impressive with vegetarian options that are every bit as delicious as the rest of the menu. Among starters, the pea and cucumber soup with shrimp and carrot was wonderful, a fresh taste that was still being talked about the next day. The beet salad was... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There were four in our party and we arrived early. We went inside and it looked a bit empty. We noticed their wine cooler right away and weren't too worried. The hostess made sure we were with a particular waitress and sat us in her location on the patio. The service was outstanding. No one hovering but available when needed.... More

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Los Altos, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Fine patio dining (or now they have more indoor space if the rain is really coming down). Family owned. Serves "progressive American cuisine." On my first visit I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more of a Southwestern flavor to the food, but it is very well executed and tasty, and worth a visit. Not inexpensive.

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Martin is apparently a favorite son of Santa Fe locals, having worked in a number of restaurants. We wife and I had dinner there while visiting Santa Fe. The food was okay but seemed to be almost a replica of Geronimo''s menu without the stellar quality. Service was friendly and attentive, and the patio is large and scenic but parking... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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271 reviews 271 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Four of us came for dinner. Ate on the patio which was quite pleasant! What was special is the kitchen's treatment of our sharing our dishes. Each couple shared a salad and the entree. Yes there was a charge for sharing, but the kitchen split the dishes and each half came tastefully presented! Caesar salad was especially good with crisp... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant is a standout in a city known for its marvelous food. The chef once worked at The Old House (another great restaurant) and now has his own restaurant. The atmosphere is calm and quiet. It is a perfect place for a romantic dinner. From appetizers through the rest of the meal everything was perfection. The presentation and service... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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