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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Good food, but distracting atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
rrogers14
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Kansas
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  • Bar scene
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Kansas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Texas
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Visited again after a couple of years to find that the menu is slightly less, but prices are higher. You can do better in other places around Santa Fe...the nice thing is that you are across the Plaza.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Drinks, appetizers, staff and band were all great. LOVE the decor- very western glam. If this were my town, this would be my bar.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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217 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Love the Palace. They make a mean martini! Bartenders are all great, the menu has something for everyone, I had the fried mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad which was delish, music almost every night and they serve their full menu until 1am!!

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I ordered the Pappardelle Salsiccia without the Italian sausage and it was delicious. the wine list is very good. The main restaurant and saloon are very, very dark. We asked to be seated in the sun room, which was bright and attractive. Big negative: when the three of us asked for separate checks the waitress said "we can't do that"... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We live nearby & stop by from time to time. A can't be beat location & prices for us ordinary folks. Not intimidating & reliable. Our favorite food stop

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Go back in time to the wild west & visit The Palace Restaurant & Saloon. The velvety wallpaper, dark & sexy ambiance & the hugely awesome drinks are enough to keep me comin' back! There is always a comfy bar stool & a friendly face to keep you company. The bartenders at the Palace really know how to make a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I think I can say these are the best tapas I have had in Santa Fe, I have been there three times now, I have only had the tapas, they call them 'italian tapas', and have not tried the main menu, I never got that far, the tapas are too good! Also really good drinks, and every time I have... 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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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

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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