Azur
Azur
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Azur

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.azursantafe.com/
  • Phone: 5059922897
  • Hours of Operation:
    Now serving Dinner 7 Nights a week from 5:30 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Xavier Grenet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a large dining room which can accommodate up to 55 guests, and a smaller private room which will seat up to 18-20 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Marie Fryer 5059922897

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montezuma
  • Public Transit: The Agua Fria route stops right across the street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking
A word from Azur
Azur, Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar

Creative and fun menu featuring cuisine from the regions surrounding the Mediterranean.
We are located in the Railyard area just a few blocks from the Plaza, and we offer a selection of small plates, salads, pastas and entrees, along with fine wines from France, Italy and Spain.

"Santa Fé Hot New Tables" - Condé Nast Traveler, October 2011

"The expert play of contrasting flavors, the citrus paired with sweet, and the perfume of flowers and spices makes Ristra's little sister the exotic new beauty in town." - The Santa Fé New Mexican, August 2011

"With its appealing menu, beautiful ambience and reasonable prices, Santa Fé's new Azur offers a great addition to the fine dining world." - Albuquerque Journal North, August 2011

Patio Dining and separate room for private parties.
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Azur reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Everything was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Everything was wonderful. Warm attentive service, delicious food..,we will be back !
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Poor service, not served all
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Poor service, not served all at same time for part of 4..one dish wrong. One dish too salty, asked for different veg, and never got it.
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  • A terrific, modestly sized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    A terrific, modestly sized restaurant in a quiet neighborhood, with fantastic food and great service. Not too far from some of the major hotels, the Santa Fe Plaza and the Santa Fe Railyard. Food was seasonally right and excellently prepared. Servers were helpful and on the spot. This place has great ambiance and on the Saturday we were there had a very good crowd.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • One of our favorite Santa
    Picky
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants. A great new addition to the restaurant scene in Santa Fe.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    We ate there during winter so can't speak to outdoor dining, but the acoustics in the large room were a bit challenging, especially since we were seated at one of the tables along the banquette. If you are noise sensitive, ask for seating in smaller room. The food was tasty; we went on restaurant week and enjoyed the experience. The service was excellent.
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  • Our new favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The last night of Restaurant Week was quite busy for Azur. The manager greeting us and our server, Emily did a remarkable job given how busy the restaurant was. We told her we were not in a rush and she was able to pace our meal just right. The wine she recommended was excellent and the menu offered was a great value. The food arrived in a timely way and despite the high energy level in the room (which often makes diners feel rushed) we had a very enjoyable evening. The new menu options are wonderful especially the desserts. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meals, nice wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Delicious meals, nice wine selection. Restaurant Week special deal ... very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Other than having to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Other than having to wait to be seated at our reserved time, it was a wonderful evening.
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  • We ate at Azur during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We ate at Azur during restaurant week. We were seated right away, but then we had to repeatedly ask for our waiter. Perhaps they need to hire more help during this busy time??? Anyway, the food made up for the service. There were four of us and everything from the appetizers to the main course to the desserts were delicious and beautifully presented. Compliments to the chef!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The food we had during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The food we had during restaurant week, when you would expect the kitchen to be "putting out" to impress potential return custom, was only fair. One expected more of new chef Paul Huntzinger (sp?) who has been on the restaurant scene here for at least 20-25 years. I had a watery daube de boeuf, served in a bowl over polenta, which made it even blander. My wife and I agreed that the French pinot noir by the glass was one of the worst ever--thin, tannic and with little pinot noir flavor. This was surprising, given that the owner is French. Although the other red I tasted was good, one expects EVERY wine on the list to have been selected with care. In other words, you shouldn't be able to get a bad wine at a fine-dining restaurant.
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  • This was our first time dining
    Jacki
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    This was our first time dining at Azure. Because of it being Restaurant Week we were expecting four courses of small amounts of food. We were pleasantly surprised by the large servings. We will look forward to summer dining out on the patio.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food. Portions were
    Eyedoc
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Great food. Portions were perfect. Not enough wait persons.
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  • service and desert were good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    service and desert were good. The food was terrible. I had the pork loin which was week done. The mashed potatoes ice cold. My wife had the over-done salmon. Just terrible.
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  • I expected more. We sat very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    I expected more. We sat very close to the next table even though there were several other tables available the hostess refused to let us move. No one sat at those tables throughout our stay. She appeared hassled. The calamari was not good. Advertised as sauté but quite cool and loaded with a heavy mayo type sauce filling the plate. The pork was stringy. The chicken sauce was very good but the chicken was very well done. Overall not great dining. We went during restaurant week. The waiter was attentive.
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  • Some restaurants should not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Some restaurants should not participate in restaurant week. The staff doesn't like it. We booked for an early weekday seating. The greeter was pleasant, but already stressed. Our waitress definitely was not happy we were there . If you can't fake a smile or offer at least some unmeant pleasantries, you shouldn't be a server. We were rushed, yet had to search for service. We had to beg for water, which was never refilled. When we didn't order upon sitting down, we had to wait for our order to be taken. It took 3 people to get our waitress to order coffee. The whole table would have liked coffee, but she took one order and left before anyone could speak. 1 cup no refill. Restaurant is to introduce new people to your restaurant. You blew it.
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  • We ordered off the prefix
    MrsFoodie
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    We ordered off the prefix menu and the table next to us got our appetizers after they sat down so we literally waited a half an hour to get our apps and while we were eating them a server (not ours) brought us our dinner. I had ordered the salmon and by the time I got to it it was already cold. The food was good, not excellent just good. The hostess that ended up being our waitress because the other staff failed to ever help us was great! She truly needs to be commended. Because of the mistakes our dinner was very long and to be honest I'm nor sure if we want to go back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went during Restaurant
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    We went during Restaurant Week and it was quite busy. The menu was somewhat limited due to it being Restaurant Week, but it was still varied enough to allow for good choices. The service was a bit slow at first, but once our orders were taken everything came together. We all had the daube, and it was tasty and plentiful. We would have given Azur 5 stars, but two of the bowls that our food was served in were chipped and cracked. We will go back, but if served food with cracks or chips we will send that dish back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic food, beautifully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Fantastic food, beautifully presented, delicious gluten free options. We had a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Azur is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Azur is one of our favorite restaurants! We went this week during the Santa Fe Restaurant week and while it was very busy the staff did a wonderful job! Service was good and the food was excellent! Don't miss this great restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We visited the first night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We visited the first night of restaurant week. It was packed but the service was great. The food, although a limited menu because of the special, was presented well and tasted wonderful. We will go back.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Azur is one of the best values in town right now. The sauteed calamari is a standout. The grilled salmon and crispy polenta were delicious. Save room for the cheesecake brulee and chocolate ganache. Great food and professional, friendly service.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    santafean1VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Azur. The blue crab soup was outstanding. So were the french fries, hand cut and delicious. Very friendly service too. The week night three-course special is a real bargain. My husband had the mussels and he kept commenting on how good they were with the special spices in the broth. We will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Hurry up and eat a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Overall, eating at Azur was a very positive experience. However, it was 8:45, we were still finishing dessert and the owner/manager hurried us out by bringing the bill, without even asking if we wished for coffee. When we requested it, she was relieved to find that the coffee machine had not yet been cleaned and gave us a second rate cup of coffee. She kept saying "I have 10 more minutes of things to do..." "I have 5 more minutes of things to do..." then finally "I've had a long week." Basically, we were whisked out the door which was rather a let down after a nice meal. Azur is a lovely restaurant. But this rather left a bad taste in my mouth. So much for lingering over a meal. Is 9pm LATE to linger? Food and wine are grea
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  • Lovely restaurant. Food was
    jamescohenVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Lovely restaurant. Food was technically well prepared, but it lacked a certain panache, under spiced. My wife and I had lamb tangine and chicken breast, both needed a little kick. Apps were better-serrano ham croquettes were flavorful ad moist, their onion soup was different, i.e.no cheese and crouton, and good. Desserts were OK, neither was good enough tpo warrant ordering again. FInally, server miscounted change, gave me too much back - was surprised that i called him over and corrected the amount.
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  • went on a very busy night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    went on a very busy night. The food is quite good, nice place,prices very reasonable
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Still disappointing
    sfwest
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Our excitement with having the former chef/owner of Paul's take over Azur has been dampened. Our first experience was memorable less for the food which was good then for the complete breakdown of service. Like the tables around us, it took two hours to get our entrees. This time the food came faster, but was not as good. The lamb tangine was a grey uninteresting dish. The pork shank with polenta had little flavor. The pear tart dessert had a gummy crust bottom. What a disappointment.
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  • Azur is a great treat. Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Azur is a great treat. Nice portions, compounded flavors and it does not gouge your pocketbook! Nice selection of beer, wine & champagnes. I recommend the crab bisque--awarded best seafood soup in Santa Fe for 2013!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • It's a pleasure to have Paul
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    It's a pleasure to have Paul back downtown. A wide array of delicious dishes are available in varying sizes. Helpful and pleasant staff.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    This is a wonderful restaurant with eclectic food. My husband had the calves liver and I had the lamb tagine. Both were done to perfection. Azur won the Souper Bowl the day we ate there for best creamy soup. This is a restaurant I would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Flavors of the Mediterranean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Azur's diverse menu highlighting the best flavors of Mediterranean cooking should appeal to a variety of appetites and tastes. We order ed from the regular menu that was moderately priced offering a diverse selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts. The sautéed calamari with preserved lemon, roasted tomato, caper aioli (appetizer) was outstanding and enough for two. The grilled portuguese sardine with roasted eggplant caponata, lemon aioli was a delight to find on the menu, tasty and perfect for one. They offered an interesting pre-fix menu of $19+ and a thoughtfully priced selection of mostly good to a few excellent wines by the bottle. The waiter & hostess were very attentive. A nice evening at a quiet neighborhood gem!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We went to Azur for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    We went to Azur for our anniversary. The staff were all very attentive, friendly and made our experience extremely nice. The food was excellent, especially dessert! Prices are very reasonable for portions and quality, Azur is a gem.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • I have to say that I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    I have to say that I expected more after reading reviews. Our group of 4 found the quality of the dishes to be inconsistent - some were excellent, others would not be repeated. Dessert menu was a bust, we would not reorder either one. We found our waiter to be overly chummy and less professional. To conclude, for the money we were underwhelmed.
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  • Nice dinner with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Nice dinner with excellent service and food. Nice ambiance and decor in the restaurant.
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  • While the food was very good,
    ClareMinVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    While the food was very good, the service needs much improvement. The wait staff seemed distracted, less than attentive, and disorganized. I hope this was an isolated occurrence, given that it was New Year's Eve. On a previous date, approximately one year ago, the service was much better.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Welcome, Paul! Azur's new chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    New chef for the new year! What a difference! Food has gone from mediocre to wonderful. The new menu is enticing and the prices are a bit more moderate. We look forward to having dinner there again soon.
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  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Normally, I try to avoid restaurants on holidays, but a 2012 New Years Eve dinner left our party completely satisfied. Standouts were both the food and service -- the restaurant appeared to be VERY well organized and run, dealing with a full crowd with no problems whatsoever (at least insofar they affected us). All of our party was impressed, and we will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Room For Improvement
    LongTimeFansVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We ordered the Grilled Salmon and Steamed Mussels entrees. The salmon was well prepared overall, however the mussels were missing the Romano crostinis described on the menu (a key component leaving the sauce unenjoyed). The fries that accompanied the mussel entree were limp and undercooked. The server spoke softly and with a thick accent so he was difficult to communicate with. However, we brought the meal issues to his attention and the restaurant provided an unsolicited free dessert.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Beautiful food and amazing food! We thought the place would be packed and it should be considering that the food is wonderful (Spanish, Moroccan, Mediterranean influences. If you like boring food, this place is NOT for you, but if you want to try a combination of sophisticated ingredients, do come here! Service was fast and people are extremely polite there. This place has a very modern design (glass artwork) and decorative mirrors with unique curtains and seating. Highly recommend this place!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Overall, a very nice meal
    jmd90VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Overall, a very nice meal with excellent service. Only caveat is the wine prices are excessive -- $38 for a bottle that retails for less than $12.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Quite enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    My husband and I dined here on Christmas Eve and had a wonderful time before heading out to the Canyon Road farolito walk. We came back a few days later with our out of town "foodie" guests. Azur is doing a fine job. The service is very welcoming and unpretentious. We enjoyed the braised pork shank with corn polenta and sauteed chard. The vegetarian plate was top notch, crispy grilled polenta, fresh spinach and roasted pepper mushroom ragout. The cheesecake brulee and pear tatin were also quite good. An overall enjoyable experience. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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