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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
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Nice dinner with piano bar

We had a lovely dinner at Vanessie. The staff are very attentive, the food was good. I would recommend them. We could hear the piano from the bar which is really why I selected this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
NARSDV
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Philadelphia PA USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Vanessie of Santa Fe last night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We started out with their calamari for an appetizer, which was served with their sweet and spicy sauce, which was great! She ordered a half of rack of lamb which was on the slightly smallish size in my opinion but was of... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My sister and I recently had a vacation in Santa Fe, and it was recommended to us that we should go to Vanessie's to hear the piano player. There is no cover, but the bar food and drinks are pretty steep, so I think that helps cover the cost of the piano player(s). I had the pasta with shrimp, which... More 

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Louisville, Ky.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Found this restaurant by chance but was so happy that we went back two days in a row! Had the elk, my husband had a steak. Both were excellent! Apps were fantastic too. But what topped off the visit was Doug Montgomery who performer everything from classical to blue to show tunes. We could not throw out a song he... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I had a really lovely dinner at Vanessie. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, even suggesting a regular menu version over that evening's special fish dish. Both our meals were well presented and delicious and the room is very pleasant. After dinner we went to the piano bar to finish the evening and enjoyed the setting,... More 

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Philadelphia PA USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a lovely dinner at Vanessie. The staff are very attentive, the food was good. I would recommend them. We could hear the piano from the bar which is really why I selected this restaurant.

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A long time favorite of ours with very acceptable food and great Margarita's - and if Doug is playing you are in for a treat.

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Maui
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is a classic. Great food and an excellent piano player in the adjacent lounge. Professional staff and an elegant dining room. This place is a real treasure.

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British Columbia, Canada
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163 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a find! Thanks to TripAdvisor we checked out the piano bar where we were staying and had so much fun. Even though the piano player called me Mr. Know It All (jokingly -- he was asking the audience to take guesses about who wrote the songs etc and I couldn't help it that he was drawing on the decades... More 

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los lunas, new mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We chose an Easter buffet at the beautiful Vanessie dining room. The meal was ok. The buffet spread was clearly a stretch for the staff. Carving stations would have been better than congealing grease in an unattractive shafing dish. The flow to and from the buffet was challenging. This was certainly not Vanessie's best effort.

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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, Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood

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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, Romantic, Special occasions

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?