Red Sage Restaurant
Red Sage Restaurant
  • Address:
    Hilton Santa Fe/Buffalo Thunder Resort
    20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
    Santa Fe, NM 87506
    Neighborhood:
    Santa Fe
  • Cuisine:
    Southwest
    Price: $31 to $50

Red Sage Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/santa-fe-dining/red-sage/index.cfm
  • Phone: 505-819-2056
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine Ka'ainoa Ravey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Red Sage offers private dining experiences for any need. Our smaller Private Dining Room can accommodate 14 and our larger room 14 to 30. Both spaces are perfect for Receptions, Conferences, Board Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Dinner Parties, and Corporate Events.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Esber 8884977871

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public transportation runs from Santa Fe Metro to Buffalo Thunder Resort via bus and Rail Runner service.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in front of the hotel with either valet or complimentary self service.
A word from Red Sage Restaurant
Explosive, innovative Southwest flavors in an intimate, fine-dining atmosphere. Acclaimed for its inspired Native, European and Latin cuisines, Red Sage is your destination for your next romantic night out, business dinner and drinks or group event. Fare rotates seasonally, and our extensive wine selection will wow the most discriminating tastes.

Red Sage also offers a private dining experience for any need. Our smaller Private Dining Room can accommodate 14 guests and our larger room can accommodate 14 to 30 guests. Both spaces are perfect for Receptions, Dinners, Conferences, Board Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby and Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Intimate Dinner Parties, and Corporate Dinners.

Red Sage has a diverse Wine Selection of domestic and European varieties. This collection includes numerous local producers and wine makers with familiar labels and approachable pricing.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Red Sage Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)fit for foodies (7)romantic (6)good for groups (4)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)neighborhood gem (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Limited Menu and a bit Pricey
    FoodieABQ
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Red Sage offers a very limited menu of appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. While this is a nice restaurant in a casino/resort, it's pretty pricey when you consider that you have to add your sides a la carte to your fifty dollar steak. Throw in a bottle of wine, and your bill for a party of two will easily exceed two-hundred dollars. Some restaurants are worth it, but not Red Sage. If you are staying at Buffalo Thunder for a multi-night stay, then consider visiting Red Sage on a night when you just don't want to leave the resort; but, give serious consideration to other local restaurants, like Gabriel's, which is just 1.4 miles south on the service road.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    SfedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent dinner and wonderful service. Their shrimp cocktail and the cornbread muffins are the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Surprise
    freidaluvsVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Despite being a resort property....Red Sage is a gem. Delicious, innovative food. Nice wine list, too. A traveler's find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK but $$$$$
    Overrated
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The restaurant is nice. The prices were way too high. Food was just ok. I wouldn't go back, but glad I went once to say I've been there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RedSageSade
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food overall was good, my wife's pork was a little dry and could have used some type of "sauce" to help with the dryness. The waiter was horrible, never introduced himself, didn't make any recommendations for us, brought us a warm bottle of white wine and was slow as well. It didn't appear as though he was a trainee because he wasn't tailing another waiter so if that's the case he needs some pointers from better waiters. Also, we were there for our anniversary and it was never even acknowledged until we were walking out the door by the hostess. In nicer restaurants, this never happens.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    AnnK
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The evening was great because of Jose and his service. His recommendations were perfect and everything we had was delicious. The restaurant was full and only wish the noise level could be lowered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Opera Lover
    krissiecarol
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very surprised how expensive the Red Sage is. Food was good. My tenderloin was a little tough but was complimented a dessert for that problem. I must be strange, but my first opinion was negative because the menus were dirty. They serve the same items every day which is good with me. But I don't like opening the leather menu covers to see dirty paper. The dessert menu was even worse. Print out clean menus every days, please.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2girlsniteout
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food and service was great. Enjoyed the quiet environment. I like the outdoor scenery and the option to eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I had read mixed reviews and was hesitant to try it. But we were staying at the resort and didn't want to drive downtown for dinner. The place was very quiet. The service was outstanding and our food was incredible, well worth the money!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food was excellent, service was great, atmosphere was very nice. My wife and I really loved everything about Red Sage. Mainly that it here was a very nice restaurant right there and that we did not have to drive all the way into town. Great.place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad steak
    Meadowgirl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My beef tenderloin was burnt on the outside and rather chewy. I had ordered it medium well. The waiter did try to make good on the steak and offered to cook me a new one, but then the rest of my party would either wait for my food while theirs got cold, or ate their food and I would eat alone. I opted for the free dessert. We've had significantly better steak for a fraction of the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Red Sage Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Nice place to dine after a fun day.
    GoodGrub
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Not cheap, but affordable if you are looking for something special. Menu is limited, but food is prepared and plated for a very palatable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star food, 2 star service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was artfully plated and skillfully prepared. Our server may have been new, didn't seem to be over worked, and not very attentive. Kind of spoiled much of the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great.
    AnnD
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I stayed at Buffalo Thunder for a little stay-cation. We ate at Red Sage for his birthday. The menu had a good range of choices, and my husband chose the prix fix menu with a wine pairing. The food was good, nice portions. There were several wines by the glass and lots of bottles to choose from. The prices were on the high end for food as well as wine. We left the restaurant very full, but a little under-whelmed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Very Pleasantly Surprised
    dwightluvstodine
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I visit Buffalo Thunder periodically living only 15 minutes away, but I had never dined at the Red Sage. Now that I have, I'm hooked and will dine there more frequently.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmm
    TesuquwVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had been wanting to try Red Sage, thinking that Mark Miler was still involved. The menu was good - a bit pricey though. We thought that the wine list, which we learned was controlled by the Hilton was lacking in moderate Ca and NM wines. The markup on some of the wines was 2-3X which we thought was rather high. We would not dine there again, largely because despite the fact that it is nicely decorated, it is still a casino.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hostess trouble
    Datenight
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We ate dinner here because we stayed at the hotel. We had a reservation at 6:45 and showed up 5 minutes early. The hostess said our reservation was at 7, even after I showed her my confirmation. She said they had just gotten busy with a large group & couldn't seat us (the dining room was virtually empty). I said ok if it makes a difference, we will just come back at 7, to which she said, oh it will be worse then, let me just seat you & you can order fast. We sat down & our server was great & attentive, & the food & bar services was just fine. Had she not made a scene at the hostess stand, our meal would have been great. Instead she gave us a weird , poor first impression that affected how we experienced our meal.
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  • Out of food and way overpriced
    Robt
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This is a steakhouse in a resort. It was out of NY Strip steak on a Monday night at 7:00 pm, with very few diners. Also out of some starter options. Of course we were told this only after ordering drinks. My martini ordered 'up' had ice floating in it and tasted off. Maybe too much vermouth. Since there were only 3 other options for steak, I had tenderloin ($38) and my husband had porterhouse ($48). Both were ordered rare and came medium rare. We have eaten in a lot of steakhouses and this was the most disappointing meal we have had. Since this is a resort, they kind of have you trapped if you are contemplating fine dining. Next time we will take the the 15 minute drive into Santa Fe for better dining options.
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  • Good but pricey
    NIRE
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This is an elegant restaurant in an otherwise average hotel and casino. The food and service is very good. But, this restaurant is way overpriced for its location and value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience
    Diner
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    My dining experience was very good. The food was good but very pricey. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow with inexperienced
    Queenside
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Service was slow with inexperienced servers. Some selections were great but others not remarkable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NM Restaurant Week
    wrh84
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We first went on Tuesday. The meal was superb, service excellent. Went the second time on Saturday night. A BIG disappointment. Steak tough, desserts sub par; it was almost a totally different restaurant! Waiter forgot drinks, was running around with bottles of wine; very inattentive (Jose). We can only assume that it was the Hawaiian chef's night off.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worst dining expereince!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Too much activity and noise sat by kitchen. The server, Chris was not knowledgeable on the menu or drinks. Every dish we ate was horrible! The appetizer consisted of ONE small scallop served on chopped cantaloupe. The New York Strip Steak was a bad cut. Mostly fat, no flavor. My son ordered his medium rare, the steak was served rare, bloody rare. The server kept referring to the chef who we never saw in the kitchen. The steak was served with a baked potato that was still hard. We were not given an option to the toppings it came with. It came with bacon bites and a huge glop of sour cream. The worst was the desert. It was a graham cracker with a square of gelatin chocolate with two marshmallows, something that came off the buffet.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting
    romer
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Hubby and I enjoyed the restaurant week course meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Food
    michele
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I visited Red Sage on a Monday evening in February. The hostess wasn't the best and our 5:00 dinner reservations soon became 5:15PM and eventually 5:20 PM before we were seated. Our waiter, Thomas, was great! He was patient and always on top of getting whatever we needed. I ordered the 4 course dinner for $30 which was a complete steal! The salad and scallop courses were perfect in size. My 3rd course steak was huge and cooked very well with just the right amount of seasoning. By the dessert course, I was too full to finish. My dinner guests' meals were equally as good (the chicken and scallop selections). If you have a smaller appetite, consider sharing a dish with a friend. They serve a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    sixgifts
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The restaurant was bait overwhelmed with a large crowd of diners but they bent over backwards in preparing, serving and adjusting our bill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expected more
    MelnAly
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We dined on Valentine's Day weekend. I wanted the New York Strip only to be told they were "out". I was a bit surprised thinking they'd order extra due to it being a busy weekend. I settled for the Beef Tenderloin and it was average at best. I ordered it medium rare and it was a bit dry, not tough but definitely not what I would call tender. My companion ordered the lobster and it was somewhat overdone making it seem dry and tough. Our sides of mashed potatoes and bacon brussel sprouts were very good. The house salad was great and the dressing was also very good. We skipped dessert. For the price I would say this restaurant is not worth the extra money.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice!
    RTFF
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was good! Ate there again the next night at the bar, and got their burgers. The food is decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with old friends
    PenmanDan1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We all had the Valentines menu where 4 courses were paired with a special wine chose for the course. Excellent food choices and the wines were paired nicely. The filet mignon was tender and well prepared but the sweet potato gratin was absolutely exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable
    MaxxVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The decor is very upscale, but we were disappointed with the preparation of the food we were served. The prices across the menu were quite high for the Santa Fe area, and we expected higher quality recipes and tastes.
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  • Good food and good service
    Sweetypt
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Had a great time celebrating a special occasion. The food and service were both very good. Will always keep Red Sage in mind for special events since it is a higher end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was okay for the
    sshd
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was okay for the pre selected New Year dinner. My potato was not hot and the prime rib was not as tender as i thought it should have been. Probably would not repeat next year.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel restaurant better than most
    jgtucsonaz
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New years eve. Didn't want to drive so took chance on Red Sage in Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort near Santa Fe. Prix fixe menu with wine pairings $98 per person, seemed reasonable price. Food was better than average (dessert was outstanding). Nice room, and very attentive service. Santa Fe has many much more interesting restaurants, which we enjoyed during our stay, but if you are staying at the hotel, the Red Sage is amgood option.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice, but pricey
    Julio
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We have eaten here a couple of times. The restaurant is pretty. Nice atmosphere. Good for either business or for a romantic dinner. The service has always been good. The bar has a really good selection of beers, including many craft beers, and liquor. The food is good, nothing weird or too little or too much, but nothing outstanding either. The only drawback: it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience is ok, remember it
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Ambience is ok, remember it is a Indian Casino after all, but the food is quite good and the wine list very good also.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible. We arrived
    cfres
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Service was terrible. We arrived qt 730. Our waiter didn't come to our table until 815. Everytime we needed something, it took a very long time for the waiter to get it from us. The place wasn't busy so there was no excuse. Our chicken was very dry!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Get-Away
    Atnarac
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    A wonderful place to celebrate almost anything. We went for our 23rd, just a simple get-away - a short hour from Albuquerque. Couldn't have asked for more. A delightful Staff, wonderfully diverse Menu - without being overbearing and great service. Food was excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Restaurant was serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal starting at 49.00. Food was okay, service was horrendous. Waiter basically let us sit for 15 minutes after the meal and never returned to our table. We had asked for the dessert menu, but were never given the opportunity to order from it. Our wait disappeared, We had to hunt him down. The restaurant wasn't that busy. This restaurant has a 3.5 star rating, 3.5 star prices and 0 points for service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so great
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Went to restaurant for Thanksgiving. The service was okay. The food was okay, but not worth the price. I expected more for a special occasion.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great variety
    K2Bad
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food was delicious, and our server was very attentive. The wine and drink list was ample, and the bartender knew how to make a drink right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.