Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two

Dinner for Two

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dinnerfortwonm.com/
  • Phone: 5058202075x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: Andy Barnes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering is always a favorite. We meet your highest expectations and the price point that you require. A wide variety of choices to make all your party members happy.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three rooms of varying sizes so you can have a private party for twenty or a romantic dinner for two.
  • Private Party Contact: Pam Barnes 5058202075x
  • Entertainment: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we have classical guitar. Our music accompanies dinner & conversation.
  • Special Events: New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Mother's Day

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W San Francisco St.
  • Public Transit: Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 6 spots at the front entrance, as well as a private lot "Jefferson Place" 50 feet west on W. San Fransisco Street.
A word from Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two is a family owned restaurant that has a comfortable, intimate atmosphere for parties large or small. Our local 'regulars' call us "a great value in fine dining". Multi-award winning: including Wine Spectator and "top 10 in southwest" We are happy to host dinners for organizations, or private celebrations from 2 to 60, everything is made in-house so special diets are easily accommodated: allergies, gluten free, etc.
"Excellent Food and Service at a Reasonable Price"
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Dinner for Two reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)romantic (63)special occasion (57)neighborhood gem (54)notable wine list (37)good for groups (8)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • brought more friends
    Goldi
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    All was lovely but I was the only one who did not like my dinner; crab caprese. It was cold and mushy.Everyone else liked their meals. I would suggest not putting the cold mozzarella on the warm crab cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You will go more than once
    FAROUK
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I already went twice. We are not from the area. We found it while we were walking. No restaurant could beat their Sunday special deal. 3 courses for $19.95. The kitchen seems doing a great job. Everything we had was delicious. We will be there with friends next Sunday. The service is excellent. I recommend D42 to anybody who loves food and ask for Safia. She knows her job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night special is a real deal
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We took 6 people to dinner and the $19.95 special on Sunday nights makes this an affordable place to enjoy gourmet food and great service. Don't miss the table side prepared Caesar salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    SantaFeRetiree
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went for the Sunday night Prix Fixe dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Soup, entree and dessert for $20. Good selection of entrees, chicken, meats and vegetarian. Some upcharges for lamb and steak but still very reasonable. Portions are good and the service is professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent in every way
    Wannabefoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Me and my husband were celebrating his birthday & we were not disappointed. This was the busiest the restaurant has ever been so it was a little crowded. You've got to expect that though when word gets out about a place like Dinner for Two! The food, wine & service were excellent! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed Dinner for Two
    foodie924
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambiance was wonderful and set our expectations high. We were so disappointed. Our server was scattered and forgetful. Brought another tables appetizer to us, forgot my husbands salad and then gave him a salad fork with his steak!!?? My Beef Stroganoff was tender and delicious, but hardly any noodles. My husband filet was mediocre. And the Salted Caramel Cheesecakes crust was soggy and the taste odd. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • viejotom
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything was very good, food, service. a good evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sparky
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I went with our friends to celebrate my birthday. As usual, the food was incredible. They take a lot of pride in making and serving the BEST food possible. The ambiance was delightful--- really nice live guitar music playing in the background that did not make it difficult to have an intimate conversation with friends. My husband and friends had the wild salmon, which they absolutely loved, and I had the beef stroganoff, which was to die for! Very tender and delicious. These people really care about the food they make and serve you. It is my favorite place to go for a special occasion:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice downtown restaurant
    SMVisitorpVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Friendly staff, nice ambience, some excellent dishes, others just OK. It is pleasantly different from some shi shi places in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FrogVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    New bar area with smaller bites as well as New Mexico microbrews on tap---nice addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • D42
    Soxylady
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service, good food at a reasonable price! Table side Ceasar salad with farm fresh eggs and homemade croutons was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe an off evening
    DiscriminatingTaste
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Waiter was indifferent and from the moment we sat down appeared anxious for us to leave. How can service be poor when there are only eight people in the restaurant? Ran out of all seafood dishes and offered a substitute which was popcorn shrimp - just like the kind you get from Popeyes. Chicken was drowning in a bland brown sauce. Over five days, have eaten in some wonderful Santa Fe restaurants. This was not among them.
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  • Client loved it and so did I
    Impressme
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was impeccable and the menu imaginative. I selected it for a business dinner with a client and colleague. The client enjoyed it so much they went back the following night! I would definitely go back. We especially enjoyed the squash blossom appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We celebrate special occasions at Dinner for Two and are always pleased and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    SEB1VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nice little spot with reasonable prices, and good food and service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    dcfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have dined several times at this restaurant and find it reliably delicious. The portions are a bit larger than we like, but that makes for excellent leftovers. My husband selected the prime rib, a beautiful cut and perfectly prepared medium. The house made onion bread was a scrumptious accompaniment. I had the potage, a very flavorful bean and basil stew with fresh mozzarella, and a side of the snap peas. We were too full for dessert but there were several tempting choices that night. Our server, Louise, was superb. She was friendly but also very professional. We got to observe a table side preparation of the house Caesar salad and were amazed at the detailed and labor intensive ritual (looked delicious, too!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a fan of great food
    Emsf
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A restaurant where someone knows how to cook! Very fresh, beautifully prepared. The best bread I've eaten -- anywhere in the world. All courses are imaginative and outshine the most expensive local restaurants. Wine list has great variety and includes excellent affordable selections. Highly recommended -- a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not pass...
    SFSkipper
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have driven past many, many times saying we need to try it. Well finally... Well worth the trip. Friendly service, great food. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palate Pleasing
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have eaten many times at Dinner For Two, but this meal was the best I've ever had. We only ordered appetizers, soup, salad and dessert. Every mouthful was a delight to my taste buds. And an added benefit was being able to carry on a conversation with others. Quiet guitar music made for a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real find
    whim
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first time here. Will be a favorite for special occasion and to take guests
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a great little restaurant
    Vahl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The squash blossom appetizer was perfect and locally grown. Fried chicken app was also yummy. The fish combo was good but not over the top delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santa Fe Gem
    Heymrd1313
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This unique, intimate restaurant has so many delicious treats that it is hard to name just a few. I had the cherry soup (cold) that was wonderful. My husband liked the taste of his French Onion soup and thought the presentation was unique The table bread has the lightest crust and texture I have ever experienced. The main course was veal in a marvelous Marsala sauce and my husband had a Filet Mignon which was very flavorful. The restaurant is a family-owned business with Mom seating everyone and making all deserts, Dad makes that delicious bread and the Son is a gourmet, up-and-coming chef. If you are in the area, this is a gem you shouldn't miss. It is small but well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Dinner for Two is our favorite for special occasion dining! This is a friendly and warm restaurant, with a staff that is attentive but not intrusive. Our meal was excellent, as always; the chilled cherry ginger soup was a refreshing opener, and the sorbet a perfect finish to a delectable meal. Love the Caesar salad prepared tableside! The popular Sunday evening special is a plus, offering a three-course gourmet meal for just $19.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D42
    nordicaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Go and enjoy the new 'bar menu'. Not a 'fancy' Plaza place but great heartfelt local cooking. We will be back next week!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a surprise
    Brant
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    we went to this restaurant on the recommendation of friends because it had a $19 Sunday prefix menu. We left this restaurant marveling at the quality of the food created by Clay the chef and the lovely music, service and atmosphere. Clay was overwhelmed with work the evening we dined there, and still maintained great balance and friendliness to customers. the guitarist was excellent, and responded to our love of the great Ruben Romero with renditions of famous nuevo flamenco songs. This place certainly provides quality for the money, and then some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time
    Eatamust
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was the second time I have eaten at Dinner for Two. Both times have been incredible. The food never disappoints, this time I had the French crisped chicken breast was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy squash blossoms
    Adams4422VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The squash blossoms filled with boursin cheese were amazing. The overall food quality was excellent ~ we are sure to return
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    RCJ1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Simply Marvelous - Extraordinary from the atmosphere and ambiance to the service and the food, everything was awesome!
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    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disguised gem
    NWdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Can't judge this restaurant by its shell. Friendly and attentive staff. Great service, wonderful food at reasonable price and only a block from old town . Good knowledge of wine. Great flavora. Will be back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SantaFeFoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a sublime dining experience in July 2013. Could hardly wait to get back there this year. It was Thursday, Prime Rib night. I love Prime Rib. My husband had Veal Picatta which was good. The wine recommendation was great. I ordered the Prime Rib, Medium Rare. It came out way overcooked, (well done) and was stringy and tough. The waiter took it back and brought me another piece which was medium, but it was still stringy and not at all tender like prime rib should be. The vegetables were perfect. Potato's good too. Based on our experience this year we have crossed Dinner for Two off our list when we are in Santa Fe.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As Londoners, new to Santa Fe, we were lucky to be recommended to try Dinner for Two by our driver. From the time we arrived to a warm welcome, the service was outstanding and the food matched it. Managing to fit in a second visit during our short stay, we were astonished to find the Sunday Special menu at only $19 - amazing value. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Two a Santa Fe gem
    Austummy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    How could I have waited so long to try this incredible place! The 3-course $19. Sunday dinner is a steal, but the the regular nightly menu is also quite reasonable. The gifted guitarist on the weekends is an added treat. Great food, great staff, great choice-go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    GururuVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Four of us celebrated a birthday at Dinner for Two on a Sunday. We'd forgotten that on Sunday evenings they offer a $19 flat rate that includes choice of 2 soups, an entree and dessert. Three of us had a creamy mushroom soup that all agreed was wonderful. One had a cold cherry-ginger soup that was superb. Each of us had a different entree and there were plenty of "ummmm" and "oohhhh" sounds as we thoroughly enjoyed them. To top it off, free live classical guitar musical. We're long-time locals (35 years) and have been eating at Dinner for Two since they opened 13 years ago. It has a classy atmosphere and everything is cooked or baked by the family who owns it. We'll keep going back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family owned; flavorful menu
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The NM Lamb appetizer is a must! The menu was fresh, tasteful, and mostly locally grown!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    Geeta
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dinner for two was a real surprise for us. Nice ambience, great staff, soothing guitar music, and outstanding food. Very acomodating to a family members' allergies. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoughtless seating
    pounce44
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chose this place for our 21st anniversary dinner. The individual seating us knew this in advance and asked our preference in seating, and even suggested an out-of-the-way spot that would be quiet and romantic. Then, 15 minutes later, she proceeded to seat a table of four (what happened to "Dinner for Two"?) loud out-of-staters right next to us who proceeded to talk and laugh so loudly that we could hardly concentrate on what we were eating, much less enjoy a quiet conversation. We hurried through our meal and didn't stay for dessert as we had intended since we knew we'd be unable to enjoy it. The restaurant was far from full that night so there was no need for this situation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went to Dinner for Two before attending the SFe Opera. We had excellent service (we let the server know we needed to leave by a particular time) but never felt rushed. Our server went out of his way to make sure everything went smoothly. What a great date place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable cooking at reasonable $
    nordicaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A great easy-on-the-wallet option in downtown Santa Fe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New discovery
    yummygood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Dear friends that come to Santa Fe often recommend our trying this restaurant. What a treat! The service, food, and ambience were first class. The Caesar salad prepared expertly at our table was the best. We loved the family run affair! it showed. We will recommend and return. Thank you for a lovely evening. K, J, and E from Texas
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Find in Santa Fe
    Patti09
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our first time to try Dinner for Two. It was a Sunday night with a special Sunday night menu. The food was well prepared and very good and such a good bargain. I would highly recommend it. The service was excellent. There was live music, classical Spanish guitar. Overall the experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.