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Vanessie of Santa FE

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American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood
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434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Guadalupe)
Rail runner Guadalupe station
505-982-9966
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: "Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh...
"Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish, chicken & gargantuan mounds of onion loaf - than this Continental-American Steakhouse; but fantastic food is not the only draw - the festive atmosphere includes a way cool, crowded piano bar..."

If great continental food in fine dining and casual dining with friendly atmosphere and world class live entertainment are your priorities, come to Vanessie. Fireplaces, exciting art, spaciousness, and lots of live music make Vanessie a local favorite.
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good breakfast --nicely decorated, very nice art work.

Enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet of eggs, bacon, fresh fruit in a warm and charming restaurant. Lovely art work decorate the rooms. You can ask for items not listed on the menu. We enjoyed excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
jeditaly
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Boston
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Midland, Texas
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful evening enjoying great dining and piano bar. We ate in bar,dining room looked lovely but it was a * slow snow* night. Still full menu from sliders to aussie lamb, pesto linguine with shrimp..and offerings of dessert drinks and desserts..excellent !

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Thank joyce s
United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stay at the adjacent boutique hotel and enjoy eating in the restaurant. Excellent selection and quality on the menu and it is prepared well!

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Thank John H
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

When we come to Santa Fe, we love to come hear Doug Montgomery play piano! It is also a fun place to people watch. You never know what fabulous singer might be in the audience and join Doug on stage. This trip we also got to hear Branden James and James Clark. They were amazing as well. Take a night... More 

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Thank Bill T
San Angelo, Texas
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food. Try the Sea Bass. Really good piano bar with excellent music the weekend we were in Santa Fe (Branden James) Off the beaten path, but well worth searching out.

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Thank Matt L
Boston
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet of eggs, bacon, fresh fruit in a warm and charming restaurant. Lovely art work decorate the rooms. You can ask for items not listed on the menu. We enjoyed excellent service.

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Thank jeditaly
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

What a great place! There is a good variety of menu choices. I had the small rack of lambs which was beautifully presented, and very delicious. My friend had lobster mac & cheese, which he pronounced the best ever. Drinks were fresh and delicious and good looking. Instead of eating in the well appointed dining room, we choose to sit... More 

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1 Thank Rosietomorrow
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place to go for a drink and appetizer in the bar where you can listen to awesome showtunes by Doug Montgomery. You can have your meal in there, or go into the dining room for excellent food and service. I had a really wonderful seabass entree. YUMM!

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Thank Pat M
Willoughby, Ohio
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited the piano bar/restaurant and were impressed. We ordered shrimp tapas with mango salsa and we got two large shrimp that were succulent. As well as artichoke dip. But the highlight was the sea bass. Melt in your mouth fish with cheese and corn risotto under was the best fish dinner we've ever had on vacation!... More 

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2 Thank Christy L
Boerne, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here and had a great meal. The dining room was pretty quiet because everyone was in the piano lounge. Due to this the service was a little slow.

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1 Thank kimberlyeyoung
Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We heard Doug Montgomery and Brandon James.....both were outstanding piano players. We go to many piano bars and this was our all time favorite. The entertainment began at 6:00 pm. We were there by 5:30 and the place was packed by 5:50 with no seats remaining. Get there early. They had served a full menu in the bar and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Guadalupe)
  • Public Transportation: Rail runner Guadalupe station
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: 505-982-9966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

"Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish, chicken & gargantuan mounds of onion loaf - than this Continental-American Steakhouse; but fantastic food is not the only draw - the festive atmosphere includes a way cool, crowded piano bar..."

If great continental food in fine dining and casual dining with friendly atmosphere and world class live entertainment are your priorities, come to Vanessie. Fireplaces, exciting art, spaciousness, and lots of live music make Vanessie a local favorite.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?