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Galisteo Bistro

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Contemporary, American, Gluten Free
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227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Between Water & Alameda)
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Frisco TX
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What caught our attention was the Trip Advisor sign in the window. Since it was Saturday night I made a reservation from my trip advisor link for 6:45. On weekends best to make a reservations otherwise the weekdays it was easy to be seated asap. Our server Nate was very pleasant and suggesting of specialities on menu. Enjoyed NM wine,... More 

Thank tootsie12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food, service and decor are excellent. The contemporary American menu is original and plates are beautifully presented. It is perhaps the owner who oversees the dining room and makes sure diners are well taken care of and she was particularly attentive to helping me make lactose free choices. So much to choose from. On my first visit, I had a... More 

Thank laturquesa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with an old friend last night at Galisteo Bistro, our favorite Santa Fe restaurant for years. The lamb duet was scrumptious, the wine that Luis recommended was perfect, the spinach salad was a great accompaniment, and the blueberry bread pudding was a tasty finish. Good food, good service, welcoming hosts, all in a cozy setting. So glad Rob... More 

Thank Mike H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is wonderful to have the Chickerings back at the helm of this excellent restaurant. The cooking is superb with distinctive flavors and don't miss Marge's desserts.

Thank DLR67
Dallas Texas
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointed in our fairly expensive ($105 including 2 glasses of wine) dinner. While the service was good, our meat entrees were way too tough. My wife ordered the pricey lamb shank ($34) and it was terrible, almost inedible but we were both too hungry to be sending anything back. I ordered a flank steak salad but the waiter told... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

second night for dinner and a top shelf experience again. wonderful flavors of the southwest and New Orleans. small venue, quite, but wonderful to have a great dinner. staff was attentive but not overbearing. thank you.

Thank smithmyronw
Green Valley, Arizona
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Imaginative menu and extremely attentive and friendly service done correctly. No "you guys" and "are you still working on this" but served correctly from the left, removing from the right all done with a smile. Great place.

Thank Hans C
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally like the Galisteo and have been there a few times. We had dinner there before a performance, but had allowed sufficient time. The appetizer (duck foie gras) was good, but not outstanding. The main entrée that day was a pair of lamb (one chop and one ground patty). This was very good, but was served with something that... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give it ZERO stars, I would! My husband and I had been customers when Rob first opened Galisteo Bistro, and it was always wonderful. However, the food is now NOT up to par, and the evening we went (a Saturday) he sat at a table in the back with a friend and his wife and they NEVER... More 

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Midland, TX
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galisteo Bistro serves tapas and regular entrees. We went for dinner and had trouble deciding because the menu has such variety. My husband decided on the chicken saltimboca which he said was perfectly prepared and totally delicious. We split a salad that was a gorgonzola tart with a walnut crust on top of a bed of baby greens and roasted... More 

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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, Gluten Free
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
Special occasions, Romantic
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 Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (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?