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Galisteo Bistro

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Contemporary, American
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227 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2125 (Between Water & Alameda)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When good food is paired with great service you are almost guaranteed a fine dining experience. Our server, Ivan, explained the menu, offered suggestions, answered our questions, and remained attentive to our needs throughout our meal without being obtrusive. Galisteo Bistro has an open kitchen which my wife got to enjoy, but unfortunately my chair faced the opposite wall. I... More 

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Columbia, SC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food creative, delicious, and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. Highly recommend!

Thank Clyde9
Pr.George, BC
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved this place. All three of us really enjoyed the tastiness of our meals. On top of that, the atmosphere was friendly and inviting and the prices weren't stupid.. i would recommend it to everyone.

Thank PG_guy6
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Santa Fe and we decided to take our guide book's recommendation and eat at the Galisteo Bistro. No reservation but we went early and got a good table. The decor is very appealing. Our server Arty was extremely attentive and helpful. While my wife chose the crab cake main course, I could not decide between the... More 

Thank Brian R
Portland, Maine
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner last night at Galisteo Bistro, having heard that the original owners had returned, after an interim period wihen the restaurant declined in quality. It certainly met most of our expectations. Our two tapas were A+-- I had artichoke Latkes (who knew?) that were absolutely superb. My husband had Alsatian onion tart, which I tasted.... More 

Thank Julie M
Portland, OR
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best escargots starters I have had in a long time. Bravo! Ambience & service was above expectations. Thanks for a very n8ce evening.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Arty is the best. Best mushroom risotto ever. Great location and a very thoughtful menu.

Thank WillyJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal including the tapas appetizer, main course and dessert. Top this off by a great bottle of wine and excellent service by Arty provided a special evening for my wife and I during our first night in Santa Fe together.

Thank Charles H
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Had a wonderful meal and great service. Wonderful little place. Mike & D'Anna Travis

Thank Alexander1911
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previous owners have taken over the restaurant, excellent food and just around the corner from the Inn of the Governors

Thank Sarah W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $34
Contemporary, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2125
    (Between Water & Alameda)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at end of the block; Railrunner station nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 15059823700
Galisteo Bistro is chef/owned by the original founders, Robert & Marge Chickering, featuring eclectic, innovative, "made by hand" international cuisine & known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, including a full beer & wine list, with attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting with plenty of nearby parking.

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