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“open late and pretty great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elevation Bistro - CLOSED

Elevation Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
516 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
“open late and pretty great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With an 11 pm closing time, Elevation Bistro joins the ranks of the handful of restaurants open past 9 p.m. (the former establishment in this location, the storied Atomic Cafe, stayed open until 3 a.m., but you can't have everything). Even more remarkable, Elevation also serves really good food. The menu combines the usual chile-and-onion-heavy Southwestern fare with some imaginative specials and scrumptious salads. The service is prompt and pleasant, and the atmosphere in both the indoor and outdoor sections is conducive to good conversation. The terrace area could stand a little upgrading, but it's hard to be churlish when the kitchen is turning out such quality meals.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Kirk E
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  • English first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Service, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

We split the mussels which were amazing. The sauce was incredible. I had the blue corn enchiladas and my husband had the fish tacos. Both were awesome. The prices are very reasonable and the service was perfect. Would absolutely go again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Kelly W
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Jamaica
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food was excellent at this restaurant. We had the orange chicken and the poblano. Macarooni and cheese for appetizer and bread pudding for dessert. The food is very tasteful and the sauces are excellent. I went to La Choza and it was terrible. Jambo is also excellent. Good service.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Jamaica92
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Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yet-to-be-discovered gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here in early August 2014, and were delighted with the experience. They said they had only opened in January, so they have not yet established a reputation in this very food-conscious town, so the restaurant was not at all full of people. The menu is not large, but, as vegetarians, we found several choices, and (as New York City Foodies) we thought what we had was delicious. The couple at the adjacent table were raving about their meals, and the folks at a third table were so happy that they flagged down a couple checking the place out, and encouraged them to come in. The waitress was remarkably accommodating, giving us each tastes of three wines in order to assure that we found one we each liked - just to buy one glass each. To top it all off, the prices are very reasonable. We spent just shy of 2/3 what we had spent next door at Cafe Pascuale's (which was worth it) the previous night.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Parksloper352
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Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had the BLT which was absolutely fabulous. Came with avocado on it and a side of sweet potato fries. But food aside I was overly impressed with the service. Our server was extremely helpful and kind. He was happy to answer any questions we had not only about the food, but also about things to do in Santa Fe. The entire staff in the restaurant acted this way. They had tourist maps for us to take to help us get around and they repeatedly asked if we had any questions about where things were or where to go. They really went above and beyond to help us! And the food was great too! Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank tews20
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