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Vanessie of Santa FE

434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Ranked #78 of 472 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Huntsville, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in the Santa Fe area and came across the restaurant at The Inn as Vanessie. The restaurant features a great piano bar and very good food. Despite being flooded with an unexpectedly large crowd the service was great (we were actually waited on by the Manager) and the music was outstanding. I had the... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

When we arrived for dinner we found that in about a half hour there would be live piano music in the bar, so we chose to sit in the bar for our meal. As the time approached for the music to start the place filled up with locals who evidently come here often on Sunday nights. It was fun to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is a Piano a big Piano in the middle of the lounge, Doug who plays the piano is very popular with the local crowd and gets em on there're feet pretty swiftly. Get here about 30 minutes before he goes on at 7:30pm otherwise you are going to pushed out to the "outerbanks" of the bar and that's not... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been here several times and have enjoyed the food immensely. This time I had the Sea Bass which was marinated in a Miso sauce. Awesome! This was a special this night, but there regular Sea Bass is crusted with onion, which is also quite good. Also, my partner had the Rib Eye, which is excellent as well. We... More 

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Lima, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We attended a business conference in Santa Fe NM and had the pleasure of dining at Vanessie. Our group was very large (80 people). We were seated in a beautiful room off the main piano bar area. The menu we were offered had three entree choices and each one was fantastic. I myself had the steak filet... it was the... More 

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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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