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Palace Restaurant

142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM
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Ranked #208 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

There was no one else in the dining room yet, but we were really early. I had the grilled polenta with truffle mushroom sauce and greens, on a bed of pomodoro sauce. It was tasty, though the sauce was unneeded and distracted from the other sauce. My husband had polenta gnocchi which were really good, but he was quite surprised... More 

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157 reviews 157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was here for a party and the food was buffet style, but I would certainly go back and order from the menu. Some of the best posole I've had, and the polenta fries were unique with a delicious cheese sauce. It also has a great courtyard inside for secluded outdoor seating.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Despite mixed reviews, our group of six decided to make reservations after visiting the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art down the street. We weren't disappointed. We had different plates, including endive salad, squash soup, calamari appetizer, and gnocchi. All of us were satisfied with our dinner. The desserts we tried were flourless chocolate tort and pumpkin cake. Yum! Our... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stopped to quench our thirst with a margarita and were pleasantly surprised with a really outstanding cocktail!!! They also had a nice two piece band playing cool reggae music outside on the patio! Very relaxing!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent food at a fair price. Prime rib was exceptional and others enjoyed various types of meals and all were very please. Service from waiter could have been better as had to ask several times for parts of meal, and silverware.

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Dunedin, Florida
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305 reviews 305 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I felt that I was transported back in time seated at a leather baquette surrounded by pink flock wall paper. The steak might just have been driven up the Sante Fe trail. Enjoy the old west atmosphere that equals the food. Attentive wait staff.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Additional Information about Palace Restaurant

Address: 142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 5054280690
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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