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“Wait staff”
Review of Tomme - CLOSED

Tomme
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Alameda
Santa fe, nm
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wait staff”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

I concur with reviews regarding the food at Tomme's in Santa fe, the food is great for the $$. after four visits to Tomme's, the afternoon wait staff lacks enthusiasm, they appear to be bored, in sharp contrast to the wait staff at night. I have visited Tomme's on four separate occassions, chocolate torte is devine, the Ruebin excellent, these are the saving grace for the staffs affect. this restuarant has the possibility to really sing.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Santafe_nmHighenergy
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Santa Fe
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Another miss in Santa Fe”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Tomme replaced, thankfully, Louis Corner and we all had high hopes for a new lunch, casual, reasonably priced eatery. Not so. The decor is slightly more sophisticated but done "on the cheap" and the food is a disaster. At a recent lunch, the carrot soup had hot and cold spots in the bowl (microwave) and the gougeres with braised shortribs were hilarious and tasteless: dry, more biscuit than gougere, totally lacking eye and mouth appeal. The grits and shrimp consisted of instant grits (pabulum texture) with some tasteless cheese stirred in, several well-cooked shrimp, and a "medlay" of diced raw veggies! Sadder still is that we mentioned our disappointment to waiter, who did take entrees off the bill, but NO ONE FROM KITCHEN (WHO COULD SEE OUR TABLE) CARED ENOUGH TO COME TALK TO US! And, the ice tea is mediocre. There are other wonderful restaurants in that area, e.g. Pascual's to ever go back.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank TheklaSantaFe
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New Mexico, USA
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Nice new casual option for Santa Fe lunch or dinner - great food”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Tomme (Say "tum" - named after a French cheese) (229 Galisteo, 505.820.2253, where Louie's Corner Cafe and before that Evangelo's Mediterranean Cafe was) is not at all cheap for lunch (prices seem to be nearly the same as those discussed on their dinner menu) but is really delicious.

I met a friend (who had the wagyu burger for c. $15) at Tomme for lunch today and got the short rib gougeres ($10 for two - I gave one to my friend) as well as the fried chicken ($15). The dishes were - as I said - really delicious. The (boneless) chicken came with a heavy crunchy coating that was flavorful on its own and had obviously been marinated, with a nice herbal taste through the meat. There was a nice sage gravy along with sides of mashed potatoes and some sort of bacon/vinegar/kale that was really a hit with me. The gougeres were tasty just in the pastry department, but were stuffed with a really flavorful and juicy pile of smokey beef rib meat - mmm, my mouth's watering just remembering it - and a little bit of a savory apricot relish.

Service was quite good - the server was gracious in moving us when the sun made it too unpleasant at the first table we'd been given, and our water glasses (they do have frou-frou water available, but the server did not do the "Still or sparkling?" question, asking us instead if regular water was all right) were not allowed to empty. The dining room is open and pleasant with unobtrusive art on the walls; there's a nice patio. Decent silver and cloth napkins. The washrooms are clean and large. Tomme is not especially fancy looking, but the food and service make it clear that this is an upscale place doing comfort foods. My friend and I were totally comfortable in casual clothes. The partners who own Tomme are doing it right (saw at least one on site during lunch) and clearly know and respect food - and certainly seem to want customers.

Nice - I'm already wanting to go back with my wife to try some of the rest of the menu and maybe some of the specials. Tomme is open for lunch and dinner - menus available on the site linked below but the prices appeart to have increased on some items:

http://tommesf.com/index.html

  • Visited November 2011
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good icecream”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Pleasant place to stop for a cool snack in the centre of town. The staff are very pleasant.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Colin P
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great, Moderately-Priced Addition to the Santa Fe Dining Scene!”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

We've dined here twice in the last few weeks, once for lunch and once for dinner. The menu is the same for both mealtimes, which makes for a pricey lunch but relatively inexpensive dinner. The Sturgeon Salad and Pozole starters were exceptional, as was the Fish of the Day. A nice wine list and desert menu completes an above-average dining experience. The decor is pretty basic and could use some warming-up.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank perigee
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