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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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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
    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
Great drinks, great food, great music!

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
KWS63
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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