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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish...
"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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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An evening out

The rack of lamb and pasta primavera with chicken were both very good. We were seated in the furthest dining room from the entrance which allowed us to hear the piano player but his music was not intrusive to dinner conversations. The rating was impacted by the short handedness of waitstaff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Judith P
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Abilene, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Alto, New Mexico
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Not to impressed with the place, music and service.A little pricey at the piano bar area ,I was not to happy with the fish and chips entree dish .I do not recommend it.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love staying here. Such a treat and always enjoyable. Perfect location, wonderful breakfast and awesome staff.

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Texas Hill Country
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tasty dinner - my husband tried the elk tenderloin and it was wonderful. My scallops were delicious as well. The entertainer at the bar (we were there after 8) sang and played the piano - really great!

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Dallas, Texas
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been coming here to see Doug Montgomery for nine years, and compared to some of the other patrons, we are newbies! A classically trained pianist from the Juilliard School in New York City, Doug's skill and talent are beyond compare. Be sure to arrive early when he is playing or you won't get a seat! The drinks are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fantastic piano bar and really great bartender. Enjoyed the piano bar more than we should but stumbled back to our room.....

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San Luis Obispo, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The piano bar is fun, so enjoy a drink and move in to someplace else for dinner. I ordered the lobster Mac and cheese and was brought a bowl if cheesy broth with bow tie pasta and a couple if chunks of lobster - service was scattered with 3 different people all asking our party what we wanted to order,... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The rack of lamb and pasta primavera with chicken were both very good. We were seated in the furthest dining room from the entrance which allowed us to hear the piano player but his music was not intrusive to dinner conversations. The rating was impacted by the short handedness of waitstaff. Overall the experience was enjoyable.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'd heard this would be a good place to have a drink and relax and try to catch it when there was a pianist. I sat at the bar, and the snooty bartender put so much ice in my expensive margarita that it was gone in only a few sips. And unlike many other places at Santa Fe where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner last night with 4 female friends, all in town for a workshop at Santa Fe Clay. Waitress was great - very friendly and informative and gave us great advice on menu selections. All delicious!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The suites are large, clean, comfortable. They provide great service and Lisa is top notch! It has a great location near the plaza. Would love to stay there again soon! We highly recommend Vanessie!!

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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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