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“Great Bar, Music, but Food not so good”

Vanessie of Santa FE
Ranked #109 of 559 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Guadalupe
Transit: Rail runner Guadalupe station
Description: "Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish, chicken & gargantuan mounds of onion loaf - than this Continental-American Steakhouse; but fantastic food is not the only draw - the festive atmosphere includes a way cool, crowded piano bar..." If great continental food in fine dining and casual dining with friendly atmosphere and world class live entertainment are your priorities, come to Vanessie. Fireplaces, exciting art, spaciousness, and lots of live music make Vanessie a local favorite.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Bar, Music, but Food not so good”
Reviewed February 2, 2005

I'm only giving Vanessie's a "3" because of the food, although I would give it a "5" for everything else. While I still think visiting Vanessie's is a "must see", several times we've ordered food at the bar and it was not good. I wonder if the restaurant food is better (?)
Definitely go there for drinks before or after dinner and enjoy the piano music, excellent ambiance and nice looking bar. They have wonderful local artwork too.

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Vanessie's is a Santa Fe Treasure!”
Reviewed July 27, 2004

My friends and I traveled to Santa Fe over the July 4th holiday. We visited at Vanessie's on Saturday evening in the fabulous piano bar thinking that after a littile music and cocktails, we would move on for dinner. Much to our surprise, the piano bar was so much fun and the staff so terrific, we stayed for dinner. We were served in the bar although there is a nice, romantic dining roomalso. The food was above average and attractively served. The wait staff were fun, courteous, and acommodating beyond expectation. We liked the experience so much and met so many friendly locals that we went back a second night. Vanessie's will certainly be on our agenda when we travel next to Sante Fe! You'll have a great time there.

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