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Ristra

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548 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2508 (Guadalupe/St. Francis)
505-982-8608
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A lovely anniversary dinner

We had a delicious meal here, with mussels in a rich, creamy coconut milk sauce, and the evening's special elk tenderloin, perfectly prepared. We finished with a cheesecake for dessert that was intense and enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
OhGoodGrief
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Los Alamos
Good for:
  • Romantic
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A friend of mine & myself went to Ristra over the weekend. It is closed. A sign said a new restuarant was coming in April (now) but it loojs a very long ways off. Sorry I can not remember the new name of restuarant.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were able to get a Christmas Eve reservation for their fixed price holiday menu. The food was thoughtfully prepared and presented. Cocktails excellent (pomegranate martini!). Service impeccable. Lovely ambiance. The bar at the rear of the building which is also the main entrance looked like a nice place to while away some time. Highly recommend!

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Los Alamos
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had a delicious meal here, with mussels in a rich, creamy coconut milk sauce, and the evening's special elk tenderloin, perfectly prepared. We finished with a cheesecake for dessert that was intense and enjoyable.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The bar at Ristra is a treasure and you are made to feel welcome from the minute you enter. Eight of us ate at the bar and I tasted a variety of the menu items. Each was delicious! I had the pork sliders that were just perfect. As a Santa Fe local I can recommend Ristra highly. Chris the bartender... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I felt compelled to put in a good word for Ristra since having dinner there last Thursday (11/13) and being the only customers there. Granted, it was off season and very cold, but come on Santa Fe, this place is a jewel! We were treated like kings, the food absolutely the best quality and prepared by the hands of a... More 

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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135 reviews 135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to "graze" on appetizers: Crispy calamari, duck leg confit, sautéed scallops. ALL excellent and the lovely thing is that when the chef heard we were sharing he split each selection onto two plates. We would go back!!

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten there before and thought it would be worth another try. It was much improved. Nice wine list, too. Only complaint: quite slow service. Friendly but slow.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We returned to Ristra after we had a stunning dinner last year. I was disappointed to see that the menu was the same but the food wasn't as flavorful. The restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night, which was sad to see. The scallops appetizer was divine, but when we asked to have an entree portion of scallops, they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I first visited Ristra in the early 2000s and really thought it was top notch. We've had dinner there at least ten times and have never been disappointed. On a recent trip to Santa Fe we dined again...and contrary to the reviews by susan s and miner 53...the food was still delicious. We began with a Poblano... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Stop by for at least a drink with new bartender, Chris. He rocks. I don't get the bad reviews. This is a very nice restaurant with good food and a professional staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 548 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2508
    (Guadalupe/St. Francis)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighborhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: 505-982-8608

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?