Dinner for Two
A Romantic Anniversary DinnerWe had a wonderful experience at Dinner for Two on our wedding anniversary. The staff greeted us at the door and wished us a happy anniversary. We can't think of any other spot in Santa Fe where one can delight in a seafood appetizer; crab-stuffed trout; onion whipped potatoes; crusty housemade bread; a bottle of Orvieto; and friendly, attentive service. Then dessert: key lime tarte, and cheesecake with fruit medley. The chef had decorated our dessert plate with "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate sauce! A top-quality meal like this cannot be found in Santa Fe for less than the $90 we paid. Dinner for Two is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and, well, just because!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good dining spotOur first visit was inadvertently made on a Sunday when several entree/dessert combinations are available for a very good value of $19.00. This was an unexpected treat so i was happy to spring for an upcharge on their "doughnuts and coffee" dessert. I would advise anyone to do the same since it's one of the best desserts I've ever had. Not seeing how their much bragged about Caesar salad could be anything special, we tried the crab cakes and a baked fig appetizer - both of which were excellent. But the couple seated next to us ordered the Caesar and we've decided we have to try it on our next visit! Service was friendly and spot on, although the kitchen might have been a tad speedier.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the table side Cesar'sHad the table side Cesar's salad and Chateaubriand for two. Both were excellent.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMultiple times ar Dinner forMultiple times ar Dinner for Two, and great as usual---probably our favorite restaurant in a town well-known for its eating experiences. Love that the menu changes and new items become available as local items become more abundant.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion OasisBest place in Santa Fe for a special dinner for two or a small group. Food, wine, and ambiance along with excellent service make for a very enjoyable evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, new menuDinner for Two is everything we want a "go-to" restuarant to be. They offer a creative mix of menu options - some standards (like the amazing table side Caesar Salad) and new items, mostly locally sourced. They have streamlined their menu - which previously could be confusing - which is welcome. Currently, they are offering Prime Rib - which was wonderfully seasoned, cooked perfectly and served with horseradish mashed potatoes that could be a meal in itself. The service here is wonderful - and there is a Team effort, obvious from the moment you enter, to make sure your experience is wonderful. One special treat here is the freshly baked bread - while we love the onion, our recent variety was green onion/dill; we didn't leave a crumb!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceThe cost has gone up here and the menu has fewer options, but the food is still excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely quiet respiteWhat a lovely quiet respite from the typical frantic action of Santa Fe restaurants - with fresh, good food, farm to table.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood meal in a local restaurantMy husband and I dined here on a weekend evening. We had a very nice corner table. Our waiter was informative and efficient. He told us that there was only one order of the table-side caesar salad left, so if we wanted it he would go to the kitchen directly to let them know. As this was one of the main menu items we were interested in, we were very happy that he did this. It was excellent, (the diners get to choose the garlic and anchovy "level") and the croutons made from the house bread were excellent. I generally do not eat croutons, but ate all of mine in this salad. The crab-stuffed trout was excellent also. My filet was good, -loved the worceshtershire and onion sauce, but slightly overcooked to my "medium" request.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect MealThe filet mignon was on of the best I have ever had. My husband loved the mushroom soup. We would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to friends.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic....both times this week!The real deal for authentic and freshly prepared Italian food in Santa Fe.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDF2, the Finest Dining in Santa FeThis was truely a lovely dining experience, from the food preperation, to the service and the perfect ambiance with a classical guitarist performing live in the background. The cesar salad for two prepared table-side is a must and "coffee and donuts" for dessert is not what you think, but way more interesting and better! I had the lamb and my wife the barimundi fisk. Both were deliciously seasoned and perfectly cooked. I highly reccommend Dinner for two if your looking for a wonderful fine dining experience in Santa Fe.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe table-side caesar saladThe table-side caesar salad was the best we've had in years, and hugely entertaining as well.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined a number ofWe have dined a number of times at Dinner for Two on our trips to Santa Fe. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but once you are inside, it has a comfortable feel. The food is very good as is the wine list. The best deal is the Sunday dinner for $19 which includes an entree and dessert. However, be aware that some of the entrees include surcharges. However many of the entrees are in the $19 category and they are not just cheap choices. On this Sunday visit our entrees were veal piccata (huge portions of delicious veal) and mahi mahi accompanied with grilled shrimp, crabcakes and calamari ceviche. The service is very good making this restaurant worth trying when in Santa Fe, especially on Sundays.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were disappointed thatWe were disappointed that the soup has been removed from the Sunday special4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat wine list, professional staffThe service was attentive and friendly but not obtrusive; very professional. We particularly appreciated the waiter being knowledgeable regarding the extensive wine list.
The food ranged from good to excellent. My dinner companion's lamb was excellent, my ribeye steak, however, was cooked a bit more than the medium rare I ordered. The calamari ceviche was excellent;it was more akin to a Japanese salad than a traditional ceviche (no complaints because it was great).
The ambience was romantic with Spanish guitar music played at a level that easily allowed for conversation.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was first time I'd beenThis was first time I'd been back for many years. Loved it. Making reservations with company for tonight. Great food; great service; great everything.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner. TheyAnniversary Dinner. They make a great caesar salad - tableside. Heartily recommend, your choice of hiow many anchovies and garlics. Young women preparing it was skilled and knowledgeable. Food is really good. On Sunday's there is a dinner/dessert for $19, many choices, great food value.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is absolutely wonderful.The food is absolutely wonderful. Loved the music as well. The service as usual is excellent as always.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new find in Santa FeOur dinner was incredible! And the service was equally impressive! Will definitely go back next time we visit Santa Fe!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe booked a dinner for twoWe booked a dinner for two and had a very nice experience. Everythng was good and interesting. It's a small place and cozy.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVacationing in Santa Fe.Vacationing in Santa Fe. Selected because right behind hotel and it was our first night.
Had read in Trip Advisor very good reviews. From the outside did not look like much.
Once inside, the ambiance was beautiful.
We took the Chateaubriand for 2, which was prepared table side. The bread is homemade at the restaurant, which was one of the best we have tasted. The desserts we had were delicious. The ice creams must be tried. This is a family business, with the wife seating us and making us feel comfortable, the husband does the baking and the son is the chef.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time and we had a fantasticFirst time and we had a fantastic experience. Excellent service. Great meal. We will definitely be coming back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Dinner for Two andWe love Dinner for Two and will definitely go back again. Great food served beautifully.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMD42 is a gem!What a great evening.... it started with homemade warm bread, soft butter and a nice bottle of red. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the veal piccata. I believe we both had a salad beforehand (kinda fuzzy margaritas earlier before arriving!). For dessert we had the bananas foster. Nice table side sizzle/presentation, it topped off the meal beautifully.The service was excellent, attentive, accomplished and fun. Our waiter asked if we wanted our wine decanted. I can't remember the last time I was asked that. Nice touch.D42 is all about excellence in service, food and presentation. It works beautifully. I highly recommend checking this gem out.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a spercial occasionIt was a spercial occasion and the food and service were outstanding. Unfortunately a large noisy party were seated in the next table so conversation and ambience were destroyed. I had assumed 'Dinner for Two' meant just that and did not make allowances for the possibility of a noisy party next door.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is where my husband andThis is where my husband and I go for all our "couple" celebrations. Always wonderful and romantic.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM