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Vanessie of Santa FE

434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9966
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Ranked #85 of 474 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Guadalupe
Transit: Rail runner Guadalupe station
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.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was always a great local restaurant and wonderful piano bar..and it still is, but some changes have been made but def for the locals and people that come here for the summer during opera season not for the better. My boyfriend and I ate there the other night and there was hardly anyone in there, it was sad. This... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Vanessie is the place. Excellent food. Attentive service. Charming atmosphere. Go early to catch the fantastic piano stylings of Doug Montgomery in the bar. He's a SF institution himself. A varied menu with excellent steaks and grill. After dinner, indulge in a Coffee Wonderful along with a dessert large enough to order with four spoons for the whole group to... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were there with two other couples to celebrate New Years Eve 2015. Therefore, it was a special fixed price menu which included dessert and champagne at midnight along with a seat at their famous piano bar. The food was delicious. It was a lovely evening and a nice way to bring in the New Year of 2015 however very... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We found this great little place through an online site, setting up dinner short notice for a small group. It proved to be one of the top evenings we've had in Santa Fe in the many years we've patronized restaurants in this area. We started in the Piano Bar, where many patrons were already enjoying the outstanding entertainment. Had an... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I made online reservations at Vanessie for our anniversary. A phone call got us to the right building (the adjacent two are part of the Inn, apparently), and we entered the large piano bar. After some awkward moments of waiting and looking around, we spied the dining area across the sea of patrons already enjoying the amazing talents of Doug... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We go to the Piano Bar when we go to Vanessie's. Doug Montgomery is great on the piano. Wait staff could be more attentive but food is good.

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed at the Inn at Vanessie and dropped in for a quick bite to eat at the adjacent Restaurant. I skipped the Dining Room and went straight into the Piano Bar when I heard the piano. I had to stay until it closed as it was so so good. The piano bar room itself is lovely; the pianist was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are into piano bars, or want live music, get yourself over to the Vanessie Piano Bar. Decent wine list, average food but Doug Montgomery at the keyboard is the real reason to go. Truly a delight.

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Novi, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Advertised Piano Bar. Musician was far too found of himself, not the music. Bartender too busy talking to other staff to handle his 4 bar customers in a timely manner. Was a real turn off. Went to eat. Had one drink and left.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Just noticed this place walking up San Francisco street. Stopped in to check it out and found a large bar with an excellent piano player. Abandoned plans for dinner in the restaurant and had drinks and hors d'oeuvres which were excellent. Next time will try the restaurant. If you enjoy a piano bar, you'll love this place.

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Additional Information about Vanessie of Santa FE

Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-982-9966
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse

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