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“Excellent, excellent, excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Martin

Restaurant Martin
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Ranked #33 of 556 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $36
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Paseo de Peralta
Transit: The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent, excellent, excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Restaurant Martine is by far the best restaurant experience in Santa Fe. The food is luscious; the plating is done artfully. The first time we went to this restaurant, the artistic plating and sublime fusion of flavors for each of the courses almost brought tears to my eyes! The food prices are on the high end -- but the price is worth every dollar. Plus, the portion sizes are sufficient to satisfy the most hungry man -- such as my husband. The wait staff's ability to explain each of the dishes just added to the enjoyment of the experience. Even the bus boy was impressive in his evident hard work and dedication in keeping our table appropriately clear, while not being intrusive. All foodies looking for the 'food experience' must try this restaurant!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lumos87544
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Annapolis, MD
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229 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Best food I've had in Santa Fe since Aqua Santa closed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming to Santa Fe for the last 20 years almost exclusively to visit family. We always have taken the occasion to have a nice meal together and on this trip we decided to try Restaurant Martin both because of it's reputation and being within walking distance of my sister's house. The space itself was comfortable and looking at the garden area I wished we were eating a little later in the year so we could eat outdoors. The service was superb. Professional and cordial. Each of the four of us had a first and main course. The highlight of the meal was the Warm Cauliflower Flan which was much more than the name implies-good enough to be a main. The venison and pork belly were also wonderful. All of the main courses were excellent especially the vegetarian plate. It was refreshing to have the server recommend a wine which was moderately priced and a good value. I was a bonus to drink from Reidel crystal. We finished the meal with house made sorbets which made the perfect ending for an exceptional meal. We have to go back again when the garden is open.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank napman
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An unexpected pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Asking around Santa Fe for something different other than your typical Mexican restaurants that always are touted as being the best, we got the recommendation of Restaurant Martin. The food was phenomenal. The James Beard award winner chef certainly outdid himself. The lunch was impeccably served and the food was absolutely wonderful. Try the Cobb salad for a wonderful variation on an old theme. They have a wonderful wine list. The duck quesadilla was out of this world. Please don't miss the chile stew. Will not go back to the regular restaurants in downtown Santa Fe since we have found this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Peggydt
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Juneau, Alaska
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Modern American, very well done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

No arguments with any of the other reviews about this comfortable and accommodating Santa Fe spot. The menu is a safe repertoire of modern American dishes -- nothing too adventurous -- but all our table of five had were excellently prepared and beautifully presented. Wine list was quite good. I suspect the chef is aiming to distinguish his place from other Santa Fe restaurants as there didn't seem to be any local-themed or flavored dishes, except maybe the green chile stew on the lunch menu. As an out of town visitor that was a little disappointing. That aside, the dinner itself did not disappoint at all! Service was smooth, unobtrusive and helpful. Fine meal. Great place.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Juneauite
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Quality Ingredients & Beautiful Presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

There were four of us, and everyone had a wonderful experience. The ingredients were fresh and beautifully presented. I had a shrimp dish that couldn't have been more perfectly prepared - and the shrimp were truly jumbo. The wait staff were very attentive, yet never intrusive. Pricing was comparable to other fine restaurants in the area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Pat M
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