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Palace Restaurant

142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM
5054280690
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Ranked #216 of 465 restaurants in Santa Fe
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grant and Sandoval
Transit: One block southwest of the City of Santa Fe Downtown Transit Center.
Description: The legendary Palace Restaurant and Saloon is destination for visitors to Santa Fe and a local hotspot. The welcoming decor, where traditional Victorian style merges with the Spanish Colonial aesthetic of New Mexico in the wild west of the 1850s provides a distinct atmosphere for elegant dining and relaxed bar fare.The saloon, with its red, flocked velvet wallpaper recalls the era of La Doña Tules and the gambling halls and saloons of yesteryear. The dining room combines classic elegance–chandeliers, historic photographs, tasteful art to create a comfortable, lively space for an unforgettable meal.
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English first
Sun Lakes, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We drove by one evening and it looked like the place was packed, so we thought we would give it a whirl on a Saturday afternoon without checking any reviews. When told of the courtyard patio, we opted to sit there. After a stroll through the main dining area and bar, covered in red velvet wallpaper, we arrived at a... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Enjoyed fresh pasta and creative cocktails in an outside garden setting. The interior is interesting as well if you want to experience a bit of the Victorian era.

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Santa Fe, NM
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ended up here on a Friday evening. Restaurant was not busy so we were seated immediately. Wine selection was very limited and the Italian wine we selected was not good. My dinner entrée was fine, but my daughter ordered spaghetti which she found uneatable. I doubt this is someplace we'll return to. There are too many far better places... More

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LITTLE ROCK
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing really spectacular about this place, but they have a good menu with something for everybody. It is by no means fine dining, but the prices are reasonable, considering how close to the Plaza it is. The outside front- and back patios are nice (we sat at the front to observe the street life). All in all, I... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was out with my family and some friends of the family. We had drinks at the El Dorado, and decided to try Palace for dinner. It was quiet on the night we went there. The bar was busy, but it didn't affect us too much since the main dining room was quiet. There was supposed to be Karaoke. Thank... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had gourmet lunches here and enjoyed it very much. Evidently it is also a lively spot for musical entertainment on weekends, but it was quiet at lunch time. It was a cool, and restful oasis for us, because we were hot and tired from walking around the Santa Fe Plaza in the summer heat.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Centrally located near the Plaza, this is a good place for tasty and well-presented tapas. Since it is summer, we sat in the interior patio, which is covered with umbrellas. Should be pretty at night with twinkly lights. (In the winter, the dark red rooms of the interior must be cozy. Too dark for a summer meal.) Fried calamari was... More

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Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been in Santa Fe off and on for 2 weeks and this is the best place so far. We made reservations and sat in the interior courtyard. We had drinks, tapas and dessert. The squash blossoms were very good stuffed with ricotta and lightly battered and flash fried served with a pomadoro sauce . The bruschetta was the... More

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Tucson Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped for lunch on a whim after visiting the Georgia O'Keefe museum on a Friday afternoon. The walk through the bar / restaurant area definitely looked like the bordello it used to be with the dark, fancy red wallpaper. It looked very nice though. We asked to be seated outside and both ordered the fish and chips. They were... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My pasta primavera consisted of heirloom tomatoes, under very cooked carrots and very undercooked brocolli over overcooked pasta. The sauce that brought this all together was acceptable. All this for $16. Since the ingredients cost about 50 cents my expectation is that the cooking will be better than what I can do. Au contraire. This restaurant has been around for... More

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