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Palace Restaurant

142 West Palace Avenue, Ste. 300, Santa Fe, NM
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Ranked #219 of 474 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

When I saw the Palace restaurant ads for their free buffet during happy hour I thought it would be a good place for a few drinks one evening. It wasn't, The "buffet" was supposed to consist of three items. A Caesar salad, a fried rice dish of some sort and french fries. Two of the three were empty. We waited... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Met some friends for dinner. We had eaten pretty well the entire trip so this was a let down in the food category. The dining room was closed because it was Sunday Night. Our waiter was very nice - I can't remember his name but he had a treble clef tattoo on his neck. He did a nice job. I... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Who doesn't know the Palace? It has been here since early fifties..a Santa Fe Landmark and Stomping ground for so many years...Red velvet wall coverings suggest a "different past" during the Fiestas and other Santa Fe happenings. You can always find a Cattle Baron having lunch or dinner....famous bar or shall we say "infamous bar"....it is a fun place to... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The food and drinks were average. The service was good, but we struck gold as we happened to be there the night that Billy D & the HooDoos performed their Blues/Jazz music...the dancing was great and it was a nice crowd. Definitely a good place to go if Billy D is scheduled to perform.

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Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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321 reviews 321 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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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