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“A piano bar full of talents.”

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Ranked #135 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A piano bar full of talents.”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Doug Montgomery should not be missed! Classically trained at Juilliard, Mr. Montgomery puts on one fantastic show. He plays a combination of classical, standards and his own compositions. He makes you want to close your eyes and sway. He plays everything from George Gershwin, Cole Porter to show tunes, Elton John, James Taylor and others. He takes requests and by the end of the set everyone is singing along. Vanessies has great good, a great wine list, fantastic staff and an atmosphere that promotes romance. And, unbelievably, no cover charge. Fun and a must do in Santa Fe.

  • Visited August 2013
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8 Thank Jamx2
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wonderful way to spend an Evening”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Vanessies is such a perfect evening. Listening to Doug Montgomery play piano and sing for a couple of hours. Having a great cocktail and a nosh. It doesn't get any better in Santa Fe.

Visited July 2013
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6 Thank Que-girl
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great Piano Bar”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

After having dinner at another local restaurant, we stopped by Vanessies for the music and after dinner drink. We had heard that Doug Montgomery was fabulous and should stop by and take in some music. This was a delightful idea. Doug was great. Two different gentlemen from the audiance took turns singing along with Doug. Obviously they do this often because both were very good. No amateurs here. Sunday night and Bar was full. Average age was to the mature side but you could tell they were very young at heart. I would have to say, very interesting even for downtown Santa Fe. Need to go here if you can.

  • Visited July 2013
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8 Thank NancyB702013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great Piano Bar in Santa Fe”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I can't say much about the food at Vanessie's but it does have an excellent piano bar. For me, the greatest attraction at the piano bar is pianist/singer Doug Montgomery who has been performing at Vanessie's for a very long time and still manages to keep it all fresh and engaging. He's a great talent.

Visited June 2013
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6 Thank Mindy H
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Palm Desert, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Get the Sea Bass!!!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We dined at Vanessie's twice during our 5 day stay. Food was outstanding. My husband had the sea bass - the best he's ever had. Kudos to our server Lee.....one of the best servers we have ever come across (and I've worked many years in the restaurant world). If you don't go for the food, at least stop in the lounge for some of the best entertainment in Santa Fe.

Visited March 2013
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6 Thank mjmonski
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