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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
  • 78
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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415 reviews 415 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We drove from Houston to Santa Fe on vacation, arriving late on Sunday afternoon, by the time we were settled and ready to eat it was 9:00 pm. We stumbled upon Vanessie by accident. They have a piano man at the bar who is REALLY good and entertaining and all though their kitchen was closing for the day, they welcomed... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the Sangria and the entertainment, it does get packed, go early before the live music starts. Food was average, but the place is so lovely. Filled with locals too. Oh make sure you do not go on 'amateur night'. They have some theatrical musical that was the worse.... ;( that was a wasted afternoon for us.

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Dallas, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wow! I wish we had been in Santa Fe longer or discovered this gem before our last night there. I made reservations, and although they had an event in the main dining room, they gave us a fantastic table in the lounge area, which I would actually choose over the main dining room next time. The pianist was excellent, the... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Great seating in sunroom off main dining area. Great service and great fare, offering delicious wild game and seafood. Many entrees served with sides included and some al la carte'. We had excellent service and a great lounge attached with live entertainment.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?