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Palace Restaurant

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142 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM (Grant and Sandoval)
+1 505-428-0690
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The place was empty in a Tuesday night but it made for fast and great service. We had drinks and food. The place was big but had a cozy feel. My happy hour margarita was delicious and the food was great! Our server was attentive and very friendly. Is defiantly come back. Bonus: there radio station sounded like my personal... More 

4 Thank QueSaraSarah
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Arriving here very early, before the sun came up, from driving all night from Dallas, made this not only a welcome respite, yet a spot for very tasty NM treats.

3 Thank robertfcarlson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were looking for a dog-friendly restaurant as we wandered around the historic plaza and we pleasantly surprised to find the Palace. The lovely waitress told us that they were under new management and had a new chef who turned out to be very talented. We sat outside on their patio with the full moon shining on the Santa Fe... More 

3 Thank Linn M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

An old Santa Fe favorite that has been reincarnated a few times. It is better now as bar as the restaurant continually struggles. A fun atmosphere but is fast becoming known for padding the bill. We had several friends that were over charged and double charged for drinks on their tab. As we talked about this we had others chime... More 

Thank eatsoutabunch
M2390NSchristinew, Owner at Palace Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very glad you like the fun atmosphere here! Yes we certainly have struggled with chefs here in the past. We now have Evan and Jen Doughty, husband and wife chef team, and they are putting a lot of love out of the kitchen. I hope you come try... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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267 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Great food. Quite. Good service. As I say, take your love to the Palace. Plan your parking. Make reservations.

3 Thank Dudley H
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I come here often and many times with a large group. The food is consistently good and there is often great entertainment. On my last visit I was with a large group on the back patio and the food and service was excellent from start to finish!

2 Thank 505Lisa
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The service was absolutely insulting. We arrived at 8 o'clock and by 9 o'clock were given our check and told we won't like there open mic night. We were not the "right kind of people" and wouldn't like it. So interesting that the LBGT community is so sensitive to descrimination but obviously have no problem discriminating against an older heterosexual... More 

2 Thank Lillian51
M2390NSchristinew, Owner at Palace Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! I have no idea what may have been said to make you all feel so unwelcome. I wish I knew more. If you ever find it in your heart, please give me a call. Employees have surprised me in the past as to what they will say to guests, but are let go over something such as this. We... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The place is a throwback to a forgotten era. Drinks are great and priced right. The bar atmosphere is awesome. Dark, red light, just waiting for the vampires to come out. Has a ton of quirk that you must experience.

3 Thank adigerol
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The limited menu was heavy with fried foods. I had fish and chips which were very greasy. My wife had a salad which was less than memorable. I have eaten at the Palace many times over the years with some different ownership; always with much better food. Despite the excellent service, it will be difficult for me to return. Very... More 

Thank k5sdc
M2390NSchristinew, Owner at Palace Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Steve, We have had chef problems in the past. I now have a wonderful husband/wife team, Evan and Jen Doughty that have taken care of all of those problems. I hope you will find time to return and try the new menu and maybe, just maybe have a wonderful experience you can tell all of your friends about. Sincerely,... More 

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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Went for the bar, thus didn't sample food. Visited on a friday night before cover kicks in. Lots of regulars...expected some one to shout out "Norm"! Arrived before crowd and sat at bar. Attentive service, took time to chat with us. Tried local firewater from Taos...quiet enjoyable. The bar itself, could easily see myself in the 1800's. Dark surrounded by... More 

2 Thank BaldEagle74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM
    (Grant and Sandoval)
  • Public Transportation: One block southwest of the City of Santa Fe Downtown Transit Center.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-428-0690
The legendary Palace Restaurant and Saloon is destination for visitors to Santa Fe and a local hotspot. The welcoming decor, where traditional Victorian style merges with the Spanish Colonial aesthetic of New Mexico in the wild west of the 1850s provides a distinct atmosphere for elegant dining and relaxed bar fare.The saloon, with its red, flocked velvet wallpaper recalls the era of La Doña Tules and the gambling halls and saloons of yesteryear. The dining room combines classic elegance–chandeliers, historic photographs, tasteful art to create a comfortable, lively space for an unforgettable meal.

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