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142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM (Grant and Sandoval)
One block southwest of the City of Santa Fe Downtown Transit Center.
5054280690
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: The legendary Palace Restaurant and Saloon is destination for visitors to...
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
So weird, but food great

We happened on this because it was raining, and we were standing outside, and out came hostess Allison. She won us over and we went in. I later found out this was formerly a saloon and ?brothel? It was a little gaudy and ugly, for sure. It was sort of cool, but then they plastered tacky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Kathy K
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The service was great!!! The enchiladas were more than terrible & over priced! My salad was good & fish was great. But, very little food. Over priced for all food.

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Thank Paula R
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We happened on this because it was raining, and we were standing outside, and out came hostess Allison. She won us over and we went in. I later found out this was formerly a saloon and ?brothel? It was a little gaudy and ugly, for sure. It was sort of cool, but then they plastered tacky halloween decorations all over... More 

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3 Thank Kathy K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Palace rudely cancelled our reservation upon arrival saying that they'd a private party instead and offered no assistance in making alternate arrangements - 2-hours before a concert. Rude & indifferent staff -- Don't ever go there!!!

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1 Thank Jeremy L
Leominster, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Upscale with a 2o;s an old brothel playing music from the era in the background. Good service and great food.

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3 Thank David T
Ellisville, Missouri
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282 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We had dinner at Palace Restaurant and Saloon tonight. We shared the Antipasti Platter and the Ravioli. There were only 2 of us and the Antipasti Platter really had enough food for 4. A bonus was the fact that it was delicious. We had to try the Ravioli as it is made with rabbit. There were four ravioli which doesn't... More 

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3 Thank TwinMom1995
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This is a great, locally owned bar/restaurant. The drinks are strong and the food is good. Christine, who owns the place, is there almost every night. The staff is fun, on their game, and make you feel welcome. It looks like a Wild West bordello, because that's what it was. Sit outside and watch the world go by or mosey... More 

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3 Thank Rufus_Henry
Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were a party of 7 and sat outside, which was quite lovely. Although the inside dining room was empty, there was another large party on the patio with us. Unfortunately, there was only one waitress, which delayed our service a bit, but she was very courteous and was doing her best to manage. The food was delish! I tried... More 

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3 Thank Gina E
Kansas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ordered the pasta carbonara and the green chili burger, and both were good. However, this place looks like a brothel/burlesque place (and that's why the photos have a red tint to them). The surroundings are distracting but the food was good.

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5 Thank rrogers14
El Paso, Texas
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We were at first hesitant to enter this restaurant as it appeared somewhat lacking in customers. However, we stayed and were very pleased that we did. The outdoor seating area in the back was beautiful, once you walk past the bedazzled cow skulls in the main room (eek!). Again, the outdoor area was beautiful. The food was great, the squash... More 

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4 Thank socratesis
Texas
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times and it's always "slightly dead" and we're not sure why, never busy so it's easy to get a table. The decor is old west and inviting. The bar feels like an old west saloon. The food has always been excellent, we tend to order dishes with green chilis...the loaded fries are superb and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM
    (Grant and Sandoval)
  • Public Transportation: One block southwest of the City of Santa Fe Downtown Transit Center.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 5054280690

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
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

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