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Dinner For Two
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Ranked #49 of 575 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W San Francisco St.
Transit: Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.
Description: Dinner for Two is a family owned restaurant that has a comfortable, intimate atmosphere for parties large or small. Our local 'regulars' call us "a great value in fine dining". Multi-award winning: including Wine Spectator and "top 10 in southwest" We are happy to host dinners for organizations, or private celebrations from 2 to 60, everything is made in-house so special diets are easily accommodated: allergies, gluten free, etc. "Excellent Food and Service at a Reasonable Price"
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We wondered about the choice when our server seemed preoccupied the first time she appeared at the table, but after that everything was great.

We were there on a Friday evening and there was live guitar music during the majority of the time that we were there. It made for a pleasant ambience. The dining areas are sectioned and that makes for a reasonably intimate setting with enough space between the tables to feel fairly private.

With a menu offering smaller plates it allows for sampling more dishes and not feeling stuffed. We tried the Chile and Corn Chowder, Squash Salad, Melted Leek Tart, Braised Lamb Ribs, and the Crab Cakes. To finish we opted for the Warm Chocolate Torte. All of the dishes were nicely presented and properly seasoned. Fresh ingredients that all retained a distinct flavour and texture that shows the chef is interested in producing memorable food.

After all that and a glass of wine the price was very reasonable given what we had eaten and experienced. This one gets a solid recommendation.

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5  Thank NotLostFound
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

The name caught our eye while driving around. Our hotel nearby referred us here for Sunday dinner - GREAT choice. Fixed Price menu on Sunday is a great value, the service and food were both excellent!

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4  Thank Beachbumwannabe1
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

After having read a number of reviews for Dinner for Two, my wife and I decided it sounded just like what we were looking for, especially since it was Sunday and D42 offers a Sunday Dinner price fix menu. Decor is soothing, modern, the service was very, very good and the food imaginative and well prepared. I was most impressed by the reaction of the staff and management to a couple that sent both of their meals back (over cooked)and continued to grouse throughout their meal. Professional, courteous and eager to make it right. Bravo, Dinner for Two. We will absolutely be back to this gem in Santa Fe. Not your typical southwestern cuisine. Our favorites? The caprese crab cake napolean and the haddock on corn pudding. The plum cobbler too!

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5  Thank Ron M
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Crab Bisque like you've never had before, light yet filled with crab! Lobster Medallions with a grilled peach and goat cheese tart (my dinner). Lemon Piccata for my husband and he is very picky about his Piccata! Beautifully prepared! A staff that you can tell wants to be there and that just adds to the beautiful atmosphere! We plan on making many return visits to try all the wonderful dishes on the menu!

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3  Thank PattiL2011
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

food was amazing, service was superb, everything breathes romance. Great all the way around. Another Santa Fe treasure

3  Thank excaliber57
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