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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, 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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    Very good
  • 17
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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
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Philadelphia PA USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Romantic, 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?