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“Nice Setting”
Review of Luminaria

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Ranked #76 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Alameda
Description: At the crossroads of modern sophistication and rustic Southwestern charm stands Luminaria Restaurant and Patio. A modern Santa Fe restaurant influenced by the past, Luminaria is a microcosm of Santa Fe itself, always managing to impart casual sophistication and simple elegance. Timeless authenticity and robust flavors round out the palate of this truly unique Santa Fe dining experience. Luminaria highlights the flavors of New Mexico with a global flare, sourcing from the freshest local and regional ingredients. Dine under the stars on the secluded patio during warm months or indoors next to a cozy fire in winter.
Santa Fe
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Nice Setting”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had a nice dinner here with friends. Waitress was attentive and pleasant . Food was good but not inspired

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Robert T
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springfield, mo
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great tortilla soup”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We ate in the lounge after a spa day and had wonderful Tortilla soup. It was so delicious. Just the right amount of heat. The serving size was ideal. We enjoyed the atmosphere in the lounge and the service was good. Great people watching

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank swanney
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Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The meal was wonderful. We were a party of 6 and picked all different course and we all liked it a lot. The restaurant is very nice. We had a wonderful christmas dinner.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank Melanie L
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good place for a special dinner, but didn't blow me away”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We had a celebratory dinner here recently. The atmosphere was nice, though not spectacular. The service was fantastic - our server, Juan, was very obliging. The food was quite good, but didn't blow us away. The tortilla soup is "award-winning"...it was good, but could have been better. My NY Strip was good, but lacked a bit in flavor. The desserts were the highlight but I was stuffed by then! I might go back, but I'd probably try another place first.

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Thank EllzeyB
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Dennis M, Director of Operations at Luminaria, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am pleased that you enjoyed the service that Juan provided, but am extremely disappointed that our food quality did not meet your expectations. I offer my sincerest apologies to you and your group. Your comments are appreciated and assist us in our continued training efforts. Please consider dining with us again during your next visit to Santa Fe.

If you wish to discuss your dinner with me in detail, I can be reached at 505-984-7930.


Dennis Marcinik
Director of Operations
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Frisco, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Christmas Day lunch was average.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed at the Inn at Loretto over Christmas and had Christmas lunch at their restaurant, Luminaria. Luminaria is rated highly but we were a little disappointed and we didn't feel that it lived up to the reviews we had read. I had prime rib which was outstanding. However, my wife had ham, which was very dry. It's as though it had been sitting out a while. The sweet potato hash was not seasoned well. She ordered some maple syrup to help the dish a bit. Everything else was very good and we had a nice meal overall. So perhaps it was just a bad day for ham. The service was excellent.

Visited December 2012
Thank klb990
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