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Martyrs Steakhouse
Martyrs Steakhouse

Martyrs Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.martyrs-steakhouse.com
  • Phone: (575) 751-3020
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Farkash
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Choose from three elegant areas of our restaurant. Main dinning room, patio, Honey Locust bar or our historic back building. Please call our event coordinator Sophia Vander (575) 751-3020 for details about hosting your special event.
  • Entertainment: During the month of October come visit us on Monday nights for Burger and Cab night, Tuesday nights we will have Tapas paired with select Spanish Wines and live music with Daniel Weston on our beautiful patio, October 15, 22, 29, and a “special Saturday night” October 19th. Finally on Thursday nights is our "Service Industry Night", where we will have special discounts to celebrate our fellow service industry locals in Taos.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Martyrs Lane
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-site parking as well as street parking
A word from Martyrs Steakhouse
Martrys Steakhouse on Martyrs Lane offers steaks, seafood, wine and cocktails. Enjoy food or drink in our main dinning room, patio or our Honey Locust Bar. The building was built circa 1920's and boasts an old world feel to the era. Classically prepared and served in the heart of historic Taos, New Mexico.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "My sister, Brother-in-law from Maryland and my nephew from Denver joined me and my husband Roger. We are all used to fine food and unanimously agreed that our meal was among the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Good food, but the service is way under par for the type of restaurant it is and the price point it is at. Just not professional."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Martyr's for our 9th anniversary and loved the food, service, and ambiance. I would recommend to anyone who has the chance, to come try out Martyr's."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had heard such good things about this restaurant. We were looking forward to enjoying a nice evening with good service and food. We got neither. The waitress was not at all friendly and didn't seem to want to be there. It took about 15 minutes after we ordered cocktails to get them. The calamari appetizer was delicious. My husband's Martyr's house salad was good. I ordered the lobster bisque but got crab bisque instead (which was the special). It was OK. My husbands filet was great, very tender and flavorful. My ribeye was tough and didn't have much flavor. We shared a berry crisp for dessert which was OK. Overall, very mediocre. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Martyrs Steakhouse, and it was very good! I made the reservation on-line via OpenTable, but neglected to indicate that we wanted to dine on the patio. When we arrived, the hostess informed us that all of the patio tables had been reserved, and we would be sitting inside. I wasn't happy about this, but the waitress (Alicia) made it work out great! She was extremely attentive, and you could tell she enjoyed her job. My wife had the 8 oz. filet, and I had the seafood special which was grouper. Both were very good! I would definitely recommend dining at Martyrs Steakhouse when in Taos!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had eaten lunch there 1 time. The food and waitstaff were great! Our dinner experience was overall great, with the exception of one entree The lamp chops were tough and non desirable. The boar,salmon and trout are delicious! The house is beautifully decorated and the bar area very handsome. We would probably dine there again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Service was prompt and good. Food was presented well and tasty. The restaurant is right on a main street and a bit noisy if you sit outside."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I can't say enough about how amazing this restaurant is! We took our wedding party there after the ceremony, and it was PERFECT! Everything was spectacular! The food was stellar, we ordered everything from the lobster bisque, cream of wild mushroom & beef trenderloin soup, prime rib, rib eye steak, and ruby trout to the berry crumble and creme brûlée. We had been worried about one of our guests being a vegetarian and the chef prepared a special vegetarian entre for her of fresh, local, organic vegetables that she raved about! Definitely don't miss out on the shiitake mushroom sauce if you have a chance! The staff was superb, friendly, attentative, without overstaying their welcome. We definitely won't wait for our anniversary to go back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We arrived five minutes early for a 7:45 pm reservation for two people. After ten minutes we were told that we couldn't be seated yet because there were no menus. Finally we asked to be seated with the wine menu, and we choose two glasses of wine. It took 20 minutes for the wine to arrive. The waiter asked if we had decided on our meal and we informed him that we had still not received menus. This was the pattern all night. We were seated fifty minutes before any food was delivered, at which point the waiter wanted to bring the appetizer and salads at the same time. The mushroom appetizer was delicious, and the salads were very nice. The salmon was dry & overcooked, soft shell crab was good; the ribeye cooked to order but tough."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Anthony our waiter was friendly and personable. We had a reservation and were seated in the bar, not why I make a reservation but Anthony made it worth it. Food hot and spaced perfectly. Visually pleasing and large portions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This place is a steakhouse. I was very good and I would eat there again. I liked it more than my wife did, but neither one of us thought is was memorable, just good solid steaks--way better than what we do at home. We did enjoy the atmosphere-very nice patio dining. Some traffic noise, but Taos is a quiet town as a rule so it was not a problem."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely table, however, the food (boar) was served cold... and when returned for a second time still cold. Made great leftover but not why we had visited Martyr's"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a place for a nice dinner after a number of outdoor activities. This was a great place. Great food and service. We asked for a New Mexico wine and they pulled the last bottle out of the cellar that proved to be a very nice choice."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We were nicely greeted on our lunch visit. We ordered mohitos which were made without mottling the mint. After a long wait we ordered omletes. Then, we waited over an hour for them to arrive. The omletes were good, not great. The potatoes served with them were tasteless and unappealing. We will not be going back there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and great new find. Staff was very conscientious and professional. Parking is problematic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was very warm that night (6/4) and the a/c should've been better. We each had salads and appetizers -avocado stuffed with crab and shrimp cocktail. Everything was good. Others' portions looked huge. We'd been tbere before, in the fall, and enjoyed it then, also."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were visiting in Taos, and at the last moment we decided to go out to dinner... On Mother's Day... I made a reservation... and we were going to be on the patio but the temperature dropped into the low 50's They were great... and we ended up at a high top in the beautiful bar.. fabulous food and service and we would probably ask for the bar area again... Wonderful remodeled Historic house.. Best service we have had in long time.. we will go back! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have eaten here before and everything was perfect. The poor staff was overwhelmed, therefore the service was poor but polite. There was only one bartender who could hardly keep up with the bar orders or the orders from the dining room. The halibut was average and not very warm. The rice was dry and cold. My husband's meal was similar."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Even though it was Mother's Day, the service was very good. The server was very attentive. Although there was a small problem with our order, they took care of it immediately and took the item off the bill."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a Splurge Taos coupon to use. We'd eaten at Martyr's a few times before, but this was the best meal we've had there. Fish special was delicious, and according to my husband, was cooked perfectly. Lamb chops were also done perfectly. Our wonderful server told us they got the lamb from a local farm just up the road. We asked Elisha, our server, for a wine suggestion since we were having meat and fish. She was very helpful and took great care of us throughout the meal. We also shared a decadent chocolate dessert! We'll definitely return to Martyr's. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This place is a gem! The steaks were amazing and the staff was top-notch. They don't normally do it, but when they told me they were known for their creme brulee', I asked about flaming it tableside. The executive chef came out and flamed all three tableside. Again, not normally done, but this staff is just that accommodating. I wholeheartedly recommend this place, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Having been to Martyr's on many occasions, I find that the wine and drink list is excellent, the ambiance inside and outdoors elegant, and the food for lunch very good. I have, however, found the dinner entrees have left me flat more than a couple of times. When I spend over $100 for dinner for two, I expect better flavor from the entrees. The sides are always excellent, the desserts are terrific, and the presentation and service is great. The food is good, not exceptional. That said, we always find going to Martyr's an experience to dress up for, and always look forward to treating ourselves to a night out at the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "It was a rather pricey surprise. Especially when the prices on the actual menus are higher than the prices featured online. They need to correct this misleading discrepancy."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Delicious Eggs Benedict and my wife loved her breakfast crescent sandwich. Great cocktails (after noon) and great outdoor seating! Love this place!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice ambience. Service (Brenda) was excellent. Nicely priced lunch choices. Enjoyed everything - even the coffee was hot!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "It was our first meal at Martyrs, and it was lovely. The specialty drinks are creative and delicious. The four of us got different meals and they were all cooked perfectly and tasty. Desserts were great, too. We determined we would make Martyrs a regular, since we are local."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The meats were excellent and the vegetables delicious!!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The restaurant service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Perfect place for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My partner and I went for our anniversary! Service was great! Food was even better. They even served us complimentary champagne."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Our waitress was fantastic and the food was outstanding. I had the porterhouse and my fiance had the special parrot fish. Both wer just awesome!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We were in town for our anniversary and wanted to have a nice, upscale dinner at a steakhouse. We made our reservations (with the request for a nice table if possible for the anniversary) and when we arrived at the restaurant, we waited for about 10 minutes for our table (which was a high-top table in the bar RIGHT next to another table with a family of 3). Our drink order was taken (upon which we also asked for water & our candle to at least be lit on our table). After about 10 minutes, we finally received our tap water...no ice...but still no drinks (which was just wine & a gin/tonic). Still no candle lit either. After 25 minutes with still no drinks, we decided to walk out of the restaurant. Definitely do NOT recommend Martyrs!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at Martyrs with my wife. We have eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner since it opened, but this three-course special dinner, paired with wines, was the best meal we have had there. A surf and turf entree, with huge grilled shrimp, a grilled lobster tail and strip steak (perfectly done, Pittsburgh rare) was outstanding. Butternut squash and green chili soup was a spicy starter. The two deserts we shared (Jack Daniels-drenched bread pudding and chocolate-raspberry mousse) were the perfect ending to the meal. Martyrs has evolved upward since the current chef, Gabriel Farkash, took over the kitchen. Bravo! Definitely a place to go when you are in or near Taos."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and exceeded my expectations. It was a great dining experience, big drinks, very good service and a menu with food a person can recognize. Excellent choice for people like me that enjoy meat. I don't know about the rest of the menu but if it is as enjoyable as the red meat selections should be OK for all. Seems like you could take anyone there, business or social. A really nice addition to Taos dining options, really nice."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "You won't be disappointed. Don't overlook the chicken confit."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Sadly they ran out of the boar tenderloin before 7 :( we ordered steaks instead and they were great."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "great for Taos. setting very pleasant. Food was very good but not great, but probably great for this part of NM"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Martyrs Steakhouse (named for the adjacent street, not a sacrifice) is an amazing neighborhood restaurant. The place is small so you should definitely reserve a table, do not expect to walk in and get seated. The food, ambience, service, and overall experience is top-notch. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Impeccable!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Martyrs is a new place that has already changed chefs several times. We had good appetizers--Lobster Mac&Cheese is an exciting new (and expensive) comfort food idea, and the crab/avocado one was good as well. Of the steaks, the Tournedos was excellent, the Porterhouse a bit tough. The waiter was a bit rusty and forgot to bring my posole (I forgot to check if he charged me for it!) We had an excellent (if expensive) Amarone wine. Bill for 6 (excl. wine, tip, and tax) was about $280. Atmosphere was good with three choices of setting (tables--a bit exposed to the cold outside), the high-chair tables inside room, and at the bar."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Waited over an hour for our table which we had a reservation for-first we waited at the front and then hostess took us to the bar. My husband and I ordered drinks and the wait began. We waited over an hour-it was Christmas and I understand people want to be with their family. But don't take so many reservations!!! For a 6:45 reservation we were seated at 7:50 and it took the server another 10 minutes to acknowledge us. They were out of bread, meat was overcooked, regular bread showed up at the end of our meal. Food average at best. Server didn't seem to notice or care about our frustration. This turned into a three hour frustrating experience. All in all a very average meal for over $300 for four people. Not impressed."
    Dined on 12/25/2013