Luminaria Restaurant & Patio
Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luminariarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5059847915x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am Sunday Brunch: 7:00am-2:00pm Lunch Daily: 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Marc Quiñones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The intimate Hopi Room and the outdoor Restaurant Patio are available for groups, ideal for special celebrations. For Larger Groups, we offer a number of special event spaces through our banquet department.
  • Private Party Contact: Marilyn Litton 5059847931x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the Living Room Bar. During Summer months, live entertainment on the Restaurant Patio.
  • Special Events: Luminaria is the perfect location to host your Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner. We will work with you to customize a memorable dining experience - one that will both inspire and impress your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alameda
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Luminaria Restaurant & Patio
Located at the awarding-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio combines modern sophistication with rustic Southwestern charm.

During the warmer months, dine outdoors on the rustic wood patio adjacent to the world-renowned Loretto Chapel. At twilight, dine al fresco under the stars, transform the high desert into a romantic veranda draped and tented with flowering vines and luxurious flowing fabrics lit by hanging lanterns.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Luminaria Restaurant & Patio reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (92)special occasion (68)romantic (67)fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (34)notable wine list (28)scenic view (25)neighborhood gem (20)great for brunch (20)good for groups (13)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Just wonderful!
    SfedinerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    One of the best dinners we have had in Santa Fe. The Granny Smith gazpacho is out of this world and the creme brûlée is absolutely luscious. Juan is a terrific,personable server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dining experience
    DRNO
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Really enjoyed the evening at this restaurant. I had steak and it was perfectly made and delicious. Enjoyed a half bottle of wine with my meal. Nice to see a restaurant still serve half bottles. The goat cheesecake was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable.
    Jose
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had the prix fixe menu which was great. Scallops, chicken or duck. Had all three at the table and everyone enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent across the board
    SatisfiedDiners
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    There isn't too much of a New Mexican influence here (I had Pacific halibut), but the food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Evening
    Montana
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had a wonderful time with my parents here!! Ruta was a great server, very attentive and accommodating. Paul our back server was also very attentive and helpful. The food was superb and the ambiance elegant yet comfortable. The manager, Chris, checked on us to make sure our experience was perfect. Great, all-around experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food. Particularly at $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overly self-conscious and completely unable to pull it off
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roberta I. Santa Fe
    Roberta
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant was a 5 star and every level. Will definitely go back!! Congradulations to the new chef. He is a find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    TXfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The menu and food was excellent. The service was poor. We felt rushed during the meal. Our waitress did poor providing utensils and refilling our water glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience!
    KC1234
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were there early so wasn't busy yet. Unique appetizers and amazing main course choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Jilly
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Fabulous service, ambiance and food. Loved the rose petals strewn on table. Appreciated special attention from wait staff. The complimentary dessert was spectacular, peach shortcake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • John
    John
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The evening was perfect with extraordinary dishes and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu at lunch on Sunday
    SirEatsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place has one of the best places to dine Al fresco in Santa Fe. It's a beautiful setting, not cramped and extremely relaxing, so go for that especially for dinner! We went on Sunday at 12 for lunch and found their menu limited, the items were GOOD but they're limited if you don't want brunch items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LBM
    greathouse
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Excellent except for the Vegan entree. The five or 6 snow peas were perfect, but everything else on the plate was either too sweet and or deep fried. A small amount of deep frying would give a different texture, but not half of the food on the entree. My husband's entree (scallops) were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    EmDenver
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at Luminaria. It's a beautiful restaurant and our meals were delicious. We had pork and elk dishes. Both were perfectly prepared. Dessert was also great. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    RCdiners
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went on a whim for birthday dinner and were blown away by the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Needs to Stretch
    Jackfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Situated in a convenient downtown location,this restaurant offers decent food, good service in a pleasant environment. Menu selection and food preparation should be better. Chicken was overcooked; green gazpacho lacked real flavor. Wine by the glass selection needs upgrading. Service was good, but a little erratic. Needs to step it up to be a top tier choice in Santa Fe's competitive market.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Fall Lunch on the Patio
    foodie924
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lunch at Luminaria was a delightful surprise. From the convenience of the valet parking to the fabulous corn muffins and the beautiful patio we had one of the best lunch experiences of our trip! Would highly recommend!! In fact the Grilled Cheese Pulled Pork Sandwich was so good we went back on our last day for another one!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful meal!
    KWS1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Beautiful setting, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great food. Everything was lovely. The halibut was impeccable, the duck as well. The one dish that didn't succeed was the tempeh. Other than that, a great evening from beginning to end. It is a beautiful setting, I always love eating at Luminaria. Always somethig delightful on the menu,many again, the staff are really wonderful. Very relaxing, fun and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night in Santa Fe
    Timbo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the outdoor dining experience. Our waitperson was very good and the roaring fire was very nice. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant….enjoyable
    TJGIntlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As always, Luminaria proves to be a great lunch spot. The patio was lovely and service adequate. Too bad you have taken the wonderful risotto off the lunch menu. It always brought me back, but now, with it off the menu, don’t know I will return as often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rose Petals!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our waiter was extremely attentive. We were celebrating a birthday and he sprinkled rose petals on the table and put a candle in the desert and all sang! It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant Santa Fe
    GVBayside
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This wonderful restaurant very near the plaza in Santa Fe is in a hotel but our dining experience was superb. I have very poor hearing, so the low noise level made our dinner conversation easy. The dinner selections had variety and our meals were well prepared, pleasingly presented and the service spot on. We will definitely return and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good but pricey
    GV2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I went to dinner and we spent over $100 just on food (the wine, tax, and tip were more). I did expect to pay a bit more and the food was very good but I expected to not pay that much. The Granny Smith Gazpacho was very good. I had the pork and my wife had the scallops - both were excellent. We shared a Peach Shortcake desert, also very good. The service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, attentive service
    AlmaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I visited this beautiful restaurant my first night in Santa Fe. Despite some personal restrictions, when I noticed a barrel aged Negroni on the menu, I indulged and was not disappointed - it was excellent. This was followed by Granny Smith apple cold soup. It was neon green, and delightful - fresh and tart, like biting into the best apple you've ever eaten. For dinner, I had one of the evenings specials - a bone-in filet mignon. It was cooked to perfection, and the most flavorful steak I've had in ages. The accompanying potato and green chile ragout is my new favorite comfort food - hot, spicy, and delicious. I will gladly visit again the next time I'm in Santa Fe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patio dining ambience.
    Winecruiser
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife & I stayed at the Inn & Spa at Loretto where the Luminaria is located. Not only is the hotel wonderful, but the Luminaria is great for any meal. Although a bit pricy, the ambience of the outdoor patio is hard to beat on a nice evening. The diner was absolutely magnificant, the service was very good, and a notable wine list recognized by Wine Spectator add to the making of a memorable event.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always terrific
    Fourletters
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have lunch here all year @once a week, but this time of year the outdoor patio makes it especially sweet. The food is seasonaly balanced and always prepared and plated with care. The service is awesome. And don't forget free parking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service terrible
    qwerVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food was good but Melissa did not fill my water nor did anyone else as they walked by. They had many opportunities. I would expect better from an expensive restaurant like this. Not pleased. Melissa came by only once to see if the food was ok. Never came back. Chef & Management: why do you allow this to happen?
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  • lovely outdoor spot
    britsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    delightful on a warm evening, we sat outside by the garden full of wind sculptures, decent service, not that attentive but food was very good as was the wine selection...go try for the food and night sky!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow kitchen and Slow service
    SfedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As locals, we love the outdoor patio in the summertime, and the food is good. The service, however, is another matter. It usually starts out well, but goes downhill quickly. I do not believe it is entirely the fault of the servers,however. Often the restaurant is simply understaffed. Moreover, there seems to be a breakdown in the kitchen with entirely too much time between ordering and firing. If you order more than one course, you are in for an exasperatingly long wait. This has been a problem with this restaurant for years, and I do not understand why they can't fix it. Go to the Coyote Cafe or Geronimo instead, where the food,service...and timing...is first rate!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for summer brunch
    internettieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Perfect place for a catch up brunch with friends. The patio dining, covered but open to the breezes and the view of the park at the Loretto Chapel, is lovely. The Sunday brunch menu has something for everyone: many egg dishes, sandwiches, salads. The bloody marys came with a piece of crispy bacon in them! Of course, it did not stay crispy long, but it was delicious -- the drink was nice and spicy, too. We could not fault anything with our meal. Luminaria continues to be a very good place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Luminaria
    LauraTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed Luminaria so much, we ate there twice this trip. They also have an excellent breakfast and lunch. The food is very interesting, and everything we has was delicious. The service is great, the servers knowledgeable and friendly. One of our Santa Fe favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of touch with Santa Fe
    NM89VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    For those of us who have lived in Santa Fe, a restaurant that prices all its entrees over $30 suffers from a New York, Dallas or LA syndrome. Yes, the dishes are artistically plated and the outdoor setting alluring. But this is not a place for locals, except those who have money to burn. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So delicious
    YvonneAdrienne
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was fantastic And actually felt like it melted in my mouth. I would definitely recommend the Halibut with lavendar corn pudding, so good. My husband's filet was mignon was so tender and tasty. I cannot describe how delicious all the food was. They have the best blue cornuffins and red chile biscotti's. Dessert did not disappoint and the ambiance was superb. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable which made the overall experience wonderful and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    SarnoldVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had a great experience eating here the other night. Food was amazing and service was great. The pork belly appetizer was really good and the scallops where made perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Gypsy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, service, and ambiance were perfect. Out server was Daniel and he was outstanding in every way as well as personable. He made the experience above and beyond just a great dinner with atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening, very good food
    SFfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were celebrating a special occasion and wanted to try an upscale restaurant with good food, but not a stuffy environment.The patio at Luminarias looked pretty, however it was a chilly evening and we decided to dine inside.I would have preferred to sit at a cozy, romantic booth, and while there were booths open, they seated us at a table near the entrance.This was the only downside to the evening.The service was impeccable and friendly.Both the waitress and the bartender, were professional but not overbearing or snobbish.The food was delicious, and the prices albeit a bit high, were comparable to other elegant hotel restaurants.Overall, for very good food and excellent service,it was a very good experience.Recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canada
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were treated like celebrities and really had the most wonderful dinner. A memorable experience and not just a dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we went back!
    lovesthemtns
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had been here before, and were glad we returned with friends. The food was really excellent, and the service was quite good. We had dined on the patio previously, and would do it again in a minute if it had been a bit warmer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met Expectations
    YaYa2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The outside patio setting for dinner was romantic and enchanting. I would rate the food and service some of the best I have experienced. I would return here again and recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price-quality
    175dine42
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Luminaria, which in Europe would qualify for a Michelin star. However prices are high and the wine list is somewhat overrated ( in dollars). Service impeccable. Will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.