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“Awful, Awful, Awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Santa Fe Steakhouse - CLOSED

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Santa Fe Steakhouse
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Southwestern
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Awful, Awful, Awful.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Where to start. Salad had moldy lettuce in it, and had to be returned. Steak was very dry and unchewable. Absolutely not worth the price. Service was extremely slow, even though there were few people around for dinner. Music was blasting, virtually unable to hear dinner conversation. Had to ask for music to be lowered, which it was for 5 minutes before returning to loud level. Extremely disappointed. Had known owner before, sad to see how much this place has deteriorated over the past year. Avoid.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank yorikiri_from_nyc
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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Forest Hills, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food, Decent Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have been to this restaurant a few times with my family and my husband. There has never been a wait when we have gone and the servers were friendly and took care of everything we needed. The prices can be a little high but the portions are enormous and the food is tasty and fresh. They have a good amount of variety because it has all of the things that you would find in a steakhouse (steak, chicken, seafood), but you can also go the Tex Mex way and opt for things like enchiladas or quesadillas. Overall, a nice evening out with good food, service and plenty of seating for patrons.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Karen C
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Forest Hills, New York
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483 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Good food but can be overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

At about 10:15 am two Saturday's ago, I got a call at home from an old friend. Kevin was at JFK, on his way back to Montreal from Brazil, and he had an eight hour layover. Twenty minutes later, he was at our place. Hadn't seen him in years.

I decided to treat him to SANTA FE STEAKHOUSE for lunch since, in addition to being nearby, it has a fun, Tex-Mex chain-restaurant atmosphere without actually being a chain restaurant. My wife declined to join us, which allowed us to engage in "guy-talk".

We both ordered the "Early Bird Special" for $21.95: soup or salad; a small loaf of bread; a choice of main course (6 oz. steak; BBQ ribs; chicken breast; or, for $2 more, salmon); and, for dessert, ice cream or cheesecake. The early bird special is valid Saturdays until 4 pm and weekdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, but be warned that the sign said, "Limited Time Offer".

Kevin and I made the same choices: salad, steak with mashed potatoes, and cheesecake. To drink, we each had Coors Light draft for $4.50.

The food was good, although the steak was as small as you would expect a 6 oz. steak to be. (The smallest steak on their regular menu is actually 8 oz.) The small loaf of bread was warm so you could melt butter on it. We both had a second glass of draft.

Sante Fe was a good place to have a good meal with a good old friend at a good price. But, with regards to price, if you order off the regular menu, Santa Fe can be overpriced in my opinion. For example, the 8 oz. steak is, if I remember correctly, about $18 or $19, and the cheesecake is priced at $9.95. I would give this place less than four stars if I had ordered individual items from the menu and paid full price.

Visited June 2012
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Thank JamieNYC
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Forest Hills, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“steak and fries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Late night after 11pm no one else serve fresh meat not reheat same for the fries.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Charleric
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NJ
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Had a fun time with family. The portions are big. My favorite is the burger. Come here if you are hungry or walk away with left overs. Great menus for kids. Lots to chose from. Service was also very fast.

Visited June 2012
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