Excellent meal, great tableExcellent meal, great table and terrific wait staff5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and wine selection.Excellent food and wine selection. We appreciated being able to watch the chefs work.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for dinner!This was our 3rd time for dinner at Galisteo Bistro, and it has been wonderful each time. We were a party of 3, had a great table, and wonderful food for appetizer, dinner, and dessert. The chef circulated by our table (and all the others) to see how everything was. One of my dinner companions asked him to tell the story of founding the restaurant, and he did -- very interesting on top of all the great food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the very best restaurantsOne of the very best restaurants in a city (Santa Fe) full of great restaurants. Wonderful food, ambiance and service (especially the friendly greetings from the owner/chef). This has become our "go to" restaurant in Santa Fe4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSPECTACULAR FOOD. TABLE FORSPECTACULAR FOOD. TABLE FOR 2 WAS LITERALLY ON TOP OF PEOPLE NEXT TO US. HOT SPOT TRYING TO FIT IN AS MANY BODIES AS POSSIBLE. THAT SAID, FOOD WAS WORTH A TRIP BACK4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely spot, with food thatA lovely spot, with food that is lovingly prepared, and on-site attention to detail from the owners/chef.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bistro does not disappoint.The bistro does not disappoint. The mussells were outstanding, a new appetizer and a favorite.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambianceGreat restaurant with a great menu and a very good wine list. Best service I have had in any restaurant in Santa Fe (where I live). Tried Martin's Restaurant the same week. Martin's is pricier and the food is not as good. Martin's is all about presentation, but their food is somewhat on the bland side. Galisteo Bistro is less expensive and it is all about the food and taste.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFive stars in all regards.Five stars in all regards. The service had the perfect balance of attention, while not being overly intrusive.
The NY Strip Bernaise was simply outstanding.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and service.Great ambiance and service. Our party of 4 all chose steak and all dinners were excellent. The tapas were particularly good, although a little small. Beautiful restaurant, not noisy and easy to park nearby. We would definitely return and highly recommend to others.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the Opportunity toWe had the Opportunity to dine here April 12, 2013 Absolutely delightful! Excellent experience for food, wine, and service.
Our return is a must!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding local bistro -- ******We could not say enough about this local downtown Santa Fe Bistro!! Bob has such a wonderful quirky sense of taste and décor!! The Onion Soup starter must be the best "Since Paris in '82" quote our companions a few nights ago!
The wine from a small Napa winery was over the top great... and such a steal!
I could go on and on about the tastes and menu items we have tried, -- try and give the lamb shank a try with the butternut flan. OMGO! Yet there are so many great and fun things on the menu.
Ask your server -- they are all knowledgeable and attentive and enthused to be helping you enjoy your Galisteo Bistro experience!
Maybe you will lucky enough to meet and chat a moment with Bob, the local who owns and manages !4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a city filled with excellentIn a city filled with excellent dining choices, Galisteo Bistro continues to delight at every visit. Outstanding menu, ever changing specials, a notable wine list with very reasonable prices. The chefs meet and greet you as old friends, remember special requests at subsequent visits and never disappoint. Reservations are a must as the Bistro seems to be at capacity almost every night. There are more expensive restaurants in this town, but there aren't any better!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific dinner our firstA terrific dinner our first evening in Santa Fe - we enjoyed it so much we arranged a family dinner the next evening.
Delicious food and great service in a bistro setting.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMANOTHER SANTA FE GEM !FIRST TIME HERE. LOVELY SPOT. INTERESTING MENU. WILL DINE THERE AGAIN.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, top notch foodAs always, top notch food and service. We had the two evening specials and they were perfectly prepared. The rhythm of the meal was spot on; not too fast, not too slow. Can't miss in Santa fe at this place.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Santa Fe gemWe tried Galisteo Bistro on recommendation from TripAdvisor. It was the highlight of our trip to Santa Fe and we go there in large part for the food! It was a wonderful experience. Every dish we ordered (including dessert) was excellent; both in taste and presentation. It was worth every dime. And the service was exceptional; friendly and very attentive but not overly so. Our 16 yr old droppped her knife and it was picked up and replaced almost before it hit the ground. They were just as nice to our teenagers as to us. Ambiance was great and their wine list was comprehensive (which we like) with a wide range of varietals and prices; from good value to pricey.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWell trained staff with veryWell trained staff with very good timing and advice. Marvelous wine and food choices. Compact yet personal atmosphere. We cherish our experiences here!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bistro was delightful!The bistro was delightful! I've rarely had food better. The flavors and menu items were handled with such care! Sad we are only in town visiting, but will be back! Chocolate decadence was especially delicious!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good--the smackafamFood was very good--the smackafam sausage with polenta (love the name--hunger killer) & chicken saltimbocca were delicious---sauces were perfect.
Only complaints were the overpriced $8 mixed seasonal field greens & the poor choices for red wine by the glass---would suggest more choices of Italian red wine.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, excellentWonderful food, excellent service make the Bistro a real find! DOn't miss it!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service on a veryExcellent service on a very busy Saturday night. Were very accomodating to our 13 year old son,
making him the best mac n'cheese ever! Our meals and the dessert were superb...would highly
recommend!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected New Orleans touches.Unexpected New Orleans touches. Nice greeting from the owner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous service; very good overallMy wife and I both had the March prix fixe menu. The appetizers -- oyster shooters and sweet and spicy mussels -- were nicely prepared, with fresh and delicious flavors. The "muddy waters" dish had some minor flaws -- the salmon was just a touch overcooked and the orzo did not have much flavor. But the sausage and fennel ragu was terrific. Ended our meal with a large french press coffee, which also was very good. Service was fabulous; extremely professional. While not flawless, our meal was excellent overall and we already have recommended the restaurant to others.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA real bistro feeling withA real bistro feeling with excellent food and service.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far the best restaurantBy far the best restaurant in which I've dined in years. Service was excellent, menu was eclectic, preparation was superb and presentation was artful.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNew top-o-the-list restaurantThough Galisteo Bistro has been open for a while, this was our first visit. Yes, we'll return! With a reservation, we were promptly seated, the server was freindly and knowledgeable, offering us a nice wine list, and a prix fixe menu, as well as regular offerings. It was all delicous! We informed that waiter that we were going to the theater after dinner and were served in a timely manner to make curtain call. When we left, there were people lined up waiting for a table. Make a reservation and enjoy yourself!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time we visit SantaEvery time we visit Santa Fe, we dine at Galisteo's. The hands-on touch of the chef greeting and seating you really counts. Their attention to detail is wonderful and makes the experience that much better. The food is wonderfully prepared and presented. We do and will recommend this Bistro!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a special evening visitingAlways a special evening visiting the Galisteo Bistro. Inviting atmosphere and friendly service with great food makes this restaraunt a favorite. Recommend the lamb shank and smacafan.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurantsOne of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. Warm and relaxed atmosphere,terrific service and wonderful food. Their signature dish is the lamb with a maple syrup reduction sause which is mouth watering. The crab cakes and smacafam are also delicious.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM