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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Italian Tapas Jazz Jewel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
john w
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Vermont
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162 reviews 162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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, Outdoor seating

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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