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“great fun in Santa Fe”

Vanessie of Santa FE
Ranked #110 of 578 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 26, 2007

We dined here at Vanessie based on reviews we had read on Trip Advisor and it was terrific. If not for this site, we would have never even seen this restaurant as it is not directly on the usual touristy path. In fact, the night we were there most of the clientele were locals who all knew each other. The food and the ambience are both great. The piano bar that is a part of this place is fabulous. There were actually two entertainers there on this night - they played singly and duets - sang the great old and new songs with the audience joining in. We spent hours here and had a truly wonderful evening - highly recommend that you visit this place.

Thank lroariz
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Reviewed July 15, 2007

Our experience at Vanessie was just wonderful. Vanessie ranked up there on service, ambiance and the food was excellent. The high ceilings and decor was extremely romantic and warm.

But, the highlight of the evening was the entertainment. On the night we were there young apprentices from the Santa Fe Opera were entertaining in the piano bar area. Their wonderful voices carried throughout the restaurant. What a treat! Understand we are not "opera" fans this was truly a treat and made the dining experience even more enjoyable.

I can't say enough about our evening. It was a welcome treat from the "standard" Santa Fe fare.

1  Thank ConnieCane
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Reviewed September 20, 2006

Ate here on 9/20. Power went out during a lighting storm. It was great. We watched the lightning and rain through the huge windows and the skylights. Only lighting in the place was a whole lot of candles. Piano bar music continued till about ten.
Food was very good- Onion loaf and the pulled pork appetizers are enough for a dinner which is what my wife had.
I had the Pork tenderloin which was very good , although the sauce it was in was a little bland. Apple pie dessert was great. I would recommend this place highly for a "nice romantic dinner" and/or the piano entertainment 7 nights a week. We will return.

1  Thank napamike
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Reviewed August 17, 2006

We recently spent a week in Santa Fe(annual pilgrimage) and rented a casita on the street behind Vanessie's. We had dinner , which was WONDERFUL, and then went into the piano bar. WHAT FUN! You can sing along and no one cares if you sing off key. People in the audience would get up and do whatever they though they were good at, and it was very entertaining.It is one of our favorites in Santa Fe along with La Casa Sena.


Dallas, Texas

2  Thank georgiaborn
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Reviewed March 25, 2005

really liked this place - great ambiance; high ceilings & fireplaces; great food; nice staff. Pricey but unpretentious - worth it. AGreat onion loaf and lamb chops!!!

4  Thank julie h
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