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Restaurant Martin

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Downtown
American, Contemporary
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526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610 (Paseo de Peralta)
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.
505-820-0919
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 336
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb!!

We were part of a group which was treated to a special dinner at Restaurant Martin. What a delightful experience. Each course was delicious with wines specifically chosen for that course. Nothing was rushed, service was seamless and the food some of the best we've ever eaten. Definitely should be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Britishcats
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Kansas
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Kansas
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were part of a group which was treated to a special dinner at Restaurant Martin. What a delightful experience. Each course was delicious with wines specifically chosen for that course. Nothing was rushed, service was seamless and the food some of the best we've ever eaten. Definitely should be on anyone's list if you're in Santa Fe!

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Thank Britishcats
Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were with Family and wanted to have a culinary adventure. Restaurant Martin was fabulous. Food was innovative and delicious. Service was exceptional. A true gem in Santa Fe. Do not miss on your next visit to Santa Fe ! The best !

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1 Thank Debbie D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Martin Rios and his wife run and excellent restaurant that caters to diners who want to experience creatively prepared dishes. The wine list is excellent, but it's a bit overpriced. I rate the restaurant highly because of the food and the excellent ambiance, both indoors and outside, when weather permits.

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3 Thank Elliot S
Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here that we will not soon forget! Everything is top notch: Service. Atmosphere. Food. Wine. We had the venison appetizer and duck entree from the menu and the lamb special. Sorbet and Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cake for dessert. We would order the whole meal again. Definitely put this restaurant on your must do list, but... More 

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5 Thank Aliskate1
Corrales, NM
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78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was a sad meal and badly over-priced. I had the duck breast, and it was unevenly sliced and cooked - surprise, surprise - unevenly. The real problem here is that the Chef throws everything in the kitchen - I am exaggerating, a little- into every dish. You never know where the dish begins and the decorative items end. They... More 

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Thank Jacob K
Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The decor is art deco with many of the chef's cookbooks for sale. We ordered sea bass which was tastily prepared, but the accompanying puree of cauliflower was bland as were the veggies except the onions. No salt or pepper on the table Distinct impression that Chef Martin is infatuated with himself. Service was impersonal. Will not return.

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Thank blueagilitydog
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Taking a break from shopping in Sante Fe, we decided on a late lunch. We started with the Roasted Butternut Squash-Apple Bisque and the Organic Chicken Green Chile Stew. Both were excellent, but I liked the bisque better. We then chose the local favorites: Sugar Snap Pea Risotto, which I loved the duck and oyster mushrooms; Yellow Fin Ahi Tuna... More 

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4 Thank JBentraveler
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

When Martin was cooking at the Old House Restaurant he was OUTSTANDING. He then moved to the Anasazi and was just OK. The a short stint at Geronominos and again just OK, so we were hoping that at his own restaurant, eponymous restaurant he was be back to outstanding. Not so. Pricey and not worth going here.

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1 Thank Boggio
Seattle, Washington
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Restaurant Martin prepares elegant, flavorful cuisine with SW and Asian accents. We had excellent ahi tartare for a table starter with a crisp Picpoul. For mains we had the grilled yellow fin tuna, the new York strip steak, and the lamb shank accompanied by a delightful, rich and peppery Cote du Rhone. We shared a chocolate creameux for dessert. The... More 

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5 Thank Michael V
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have eaten here several times and it has always been great. Menu has lots of variety and food is excellent. Great place for lunch and dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2610
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 505-820-0919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 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?