A Gem of a Restaurant
Every once in a while a restaurant come along and surpasses all expectations. We had this happen with 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar. From the moment we approached the entrance, to every detail of the service and food, the experience was one of quality and easygoing style. Great vibe, delicious food and wine, friendly staff -- this restaurant will now be on our list of favorites.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food always pleases
I've eaten here many times and the food is always flawless. The service is a little hit or miss in my experience, but this most recent time it was perfect. (Last year on Valentine's I had a terrible service experience, but it appears to have been isolated.)
On this visit, the service was friendly, food was perfectly prepared and perfectly paired with the sides and sauces. The lengthy wine list gave us plenty of choices at various price points. When they were out of the bottle I ordered, they offered the next price point up at the price for what I'd ordered and the staff was able to point to a bottle that would be comparable. We shared a fabulous vanilla bean creme brulee for dessert with a glass of port and went home wonderfully happy.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
315: one of our favorites.
Low key, great "French-ish" food, a very relaxing, pleasant evening. Wine list is not overwhelming, but coverage is fine...and moderately priced.
We have visited this restaurant three-four times a year since it opened. It continues to get better each time. A favored part of the Santa Fe food scene.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Wine?
For a restaurant that has the name "Wine Bar" in it's name , I was suprised by how few choices there were by the glass. That said the food was outstanding.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, lovely ambience
What a great place! The restaurant has several small rooms each having charm. The intimacy and small spaces allow for quiet conversation (except there was one very loud woman in the bar, obviously not the fault of the restaurant). The food was excellent, the waiter friendly and attentive but not overly so. I would definitely make a repeat visit if I should be in Santa Fe again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good experience. Food
Overall good experience. Food and service were at or above expectations. One disappointment was the meager selection of wines by the glass. Applaude the number of half bottles on the list, but not many value selections.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a superb meal at 315 Restaurant. There are alot of amazing restaurants in Santa Fe but the service and food was exceptional here! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Put ourselves in the servers hands and the kitchen responded. Wonderfully good food prepared and served with professionalism.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place
Bistro 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar remains a favorite for us--the biggest challenge is choosing from among our favorites and the seasonal specialties. We can highly recommend the squash blossom beignets, the charcuterie plate, the dry-aged cote du boeuf, AND the duck--we have experienced consistent excellence in all of them. The staff members are always friendly, unpretentious, engaged, and genuinely invested in the quality of our experience. Over the many years we have enjoyed Bistro 315, they have often upgraded our bottle of wine, recommended hidden gems from the menu, and surprised us with "gift" desserts--and we aren't there but a few times a year.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Remodeled fairly recently, so there's now a large and attractive bar/lounge. Restaurant has also been expanded. Food remains very good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small, elegant, intimate
This place is a winner. The food was very rich and gorgeously plated. Generous portions for this type of restaurant. Lovely interior with artwork on the walls. We didn't eat in the wine bar but that side looked like loads of fun.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always our go to spot. Never
Always our go to spot. Never let's us down. Outstanding menus and wine list.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
I had a meal there recently on my own. Very attentive service, nice and relaxed ambiance and wonderful food.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu and great service
We had a mild evening and were able to enjoy dinner outside on the lovely 315 patio. We were pleased to find interesting specials like grilled foie gras, and enjoyed mussels and some excellent salads among other dishes. The waiter was attentive and experienced and friendly without over doing it. Nice wine choices and an overall lovely experience.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar advertises that it has a great wine list. It may be a great list but they do not have what is on the list. This past Sunday I took clients who are wine drinkers to 315 for dinner. Our first choice of wine was not available. The second choice arrived and we were told it was their last bottle of that winery. So when it was time to order our next bottle we went to an exceeding more expensive wine only to be told that this was their last bottle of that wine. As a result we ended up having a wine tasting that was not what we expected. So one must surmise that the restaurant is going out of busines or is in some trouble financially if they cannot maintain the wines that are on their wine list.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good but not
Food was very good but not outstanding. I think there were too many specials that no one thing seemed "special" or caught my attention. Service was also very good but I wished our server had more knowledge on each wine. The restaurant was a bit noisy, we were in a small side room but the tables were rather close to each other and we had noisy neighbors. It was our anniversary and it was nice, they gave some very nice 315 burgundy wine glasses to take home - very nice. I would go again but might also try another place first.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ahhh! Just what we wanted!
We had been to 315 and hoped it would be as good as we remembered. It was! They have a nice bar which looks perfect to pop into off the street for drinks and appetizers. We were greeted with a smile and led to a nice quite table . The patio outside was popular as the night air was cool and the trees filled with twinkling lights. We requested to sit inside. The atmosphere is charming, with a European feel. Excellent menu including some great wine selections by the glass. Erin took fine care of us throughout the evening with very smooth service. We felt happy as we left, it was just what we hoped for! We have put this on our list of favorite Santa Fe restaurants.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for grazing
We took advantage of the 5-for-$35 bar menu, and everything we had was outstanding. The portions are surprisingly large, allowing more than just a taste of each. Good wine and cocktail selection, too. One of the best meals we had during our Santa Fe/Taos weekend.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
315...still a great dinexperiment
My friends and I enjoyed dinner on the patio, starting with the excellent seasonal squash blossom beignets! Two of us ate from the night's specials - lamb scallopini and soft shell crab - both delicious, while our friend raved about the portobello mushroom. The patio was a lovely spot to watch the sun set and the service was attentive, without being over-done. A lovely evening.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went back for the oysters. Who knew Santa Fe, NM had a place where one can get great oysters on the half shell? It was an eclectic dinner and our wait staff person played along perfectly. Good frittes and wine too. It's a spot that tourists need to find!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
always good @ 315
We always like the menu and preparation at 315. Oysters were fresh and everyone enjoyed their entrees--a lamb scallopini on mashed potatoes, a really generous serving of duck breast and leg confit on vegetables and a potato cake. A Qupe syrah was fairly priced on a fine wine list, and the made in house ice creams and sherbets were excellent.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great service, food, and ambience. Outside dining in the summer is fabulous. Bistro 315 is my favorite
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice bistro, good food
The squash blossom beignets were excellent. The serving size is quite large so I think this would be big enough to share. Also excellent were the shrimp wrapped in basil and served with a light curry sauce and chutney. Our server was kind to remove the steak frites from our check since the meat was quite tough, However, the fries were very thin and crisp and excellent. We would go back since they handled this well.
It was not busy in the restaurant that night so it was very quiet.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was pouring rain in Santa Fe!!!
Had planned for a delightful evening outside but it was Monsoon season and the rain was torrential! But the ambiance inside was lovely. The waiter dimmed the lights to a comfortable romantic level. The food was amazing... an eclectic mix of fusions... Since my husband is not a fan of Southwest cuisine, this was a perfect spot for us! Service was impeccable!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
How have I not eaten here before
Have had a vacation home in Santa Fe for 7 years and have eaten just about everywhere. Somehow I missed one. Great expanded outdoor dining, wonderful food. My wife is veggie and they had great options for her, just ask. Sat with friends for 2.5 hours and every minute was hinder full from pared inner, to appetizers to main course, to after dinner. Highly recommended as one of the nicest in Santa Fe...and that is tough competition. Felix was great.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time there and my opinion
Second time there and my opinion remains - it is a fine dining experience - food and service are wonderful, and we were given an great outdoor table. Will go back yet again.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
315 Still Has It!
We visit Santa Fe every summer for the Opera and one of the highlights
of our trip is dinner at Bistro 315. They have a variety of locovore hits, esp
their Squash Blossom Beneights and an extensive wine list. A delightful
oasis in the dessert if one is seeking an upscale French Dining experience.
Bravi Tutti 315! :-)
Karen of Boulder, CO
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll go again
All of us (6) ordered something different. The food showed that the chef has knows how to cook the fresh vegetables. The herbs and flavorings enhanced the taste of the foods. None of the foods were overcooked. The service was good and the server was helpful and pleasant. We will go again.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was professional but
Service was professional but friendly. Menu is limited; has some standard items but also some which are a little different...and interesting.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of top 5 tables
Still one of top 5 tables in town! Squash blossom beignets are outstanding. My wife had the halibut and I the special of a plate of thin sliced meats.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
110% over the top in everything. Best meal I had in Santa Fe .
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Dining !
My husband and I recently visited Santa Fe and tried 315. We had a wonderful dining experience and highly recommend it to anyone!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
315 was a delight from start
315 was a delight from start to finish. Ambience was lovely, our server was knowledgeable and professional, and the food was delicious!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As Always - Fabulous
We have been coming to Bistro 315 for many years. Consistently great food and choices. A well trained wait staff
that can make recomendations quickly for wine pairings if your not sure what to get. The outdoor patio this time of
year is simply delightful - surrounded by flowers and vines. Bistro 315 is our personal favorite whether it is just the
two of us or we have guests. Executive Chef Louis has created a menu for all palates.
Your Grateful Patrons
Donna & Bill
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food & service
Wonderful pre-concert meal.
Soft shell crabs, halibut, squash blossoms all great.
Nice wine list & full bar.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food...great value.
Outstanding food...great value. Would definitely go back!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Local Favorite
As locals, we have been many times. Always good and sometimes just perfect. Thoughtful comforting, delicious, fresh bistro style food with a variety of wine options. Love sitting on the patio. The staff is top notch.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe. The menu options are always creative,the food prepared to perfection, and the wine selection the absolute best.. We go there all year long but we can't stay away when the squash blossoms are in season. They are the BEST. Very rarely do you need to ask a server for anything--they just anticipate your needs. Great place.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an outstanding dinner, however, when we were served we still hadn't received our bottle of wine ordered. After a frustrating 10 minutes of watching the waiter and help search through the wine racks, they determined that they didn't have the wine in stock. By then we were well on our way devouring our meal. We decided to just cancel the wine, however, the waiter came with two fine glasses on the house. Very good service! I would recommend this facility to any of my friends.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We feel like family...
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar is a local gem. The food is innovative, fresh, local, and terrific. The staff makes everyone feel special and well cared for. This dinner was a birthday and wedding celebration, and they made all of us feel so happy to be there. The host, Felix, is especially kind, friendly, and helpful. We love 315!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal itself was very good.
The meal itself was very good. The steak was prepared beautifully, however the onion soup and cesear salad were on par with other restaurants with average food. I would expect a restaurant of this caliber to have appetizers that would knock my socks off where there was no question that we would return again and soon. It didn't leave us with that impression. The wait staff was very professional and wonderful, yet for the prices I expected higher standards on everything across the board. I was also here many years ago and it used to feel a lot more 'french'. Now it simply felt continental, no bad , just not exceptional. It worth going for a dinner.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was out standing
The food was out standing and the wine list was to die for. The bar area was the place to be. If you like good food and wine this is a great place to try.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat at the bar!
We've enjoyed eating here for years, and were thrilled when they were able to expand the place. This time, we opted to try the bar menus (5 dishes for $35, an "are you kidding me" bargain in Santa Fe). It was like eating at a French tapas joint! We had the steak and charcuterie plate, among others. Filled us up and was everything was perfectly prepared. This restaurant is not to be missed in Santa Fe.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
The server was efficient and competent. The French Onion Soup was wonderful. Everyone at the table was impressed and enjoyed themselves.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey, but worth it. Great cocktails, friendly staff, we enjoyed all the dishes we tried.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
Good food, good wine, great service in a nice setting. Not cheap, but worth the price. They've managed to get really good oysters to Santa Fe--no mean feat. We had full dinners and apps--charcuterie plate, oysters, steak frites and lamb chops. Everything prepared and presented well. They also serve small plates in the bar--will definitely have to try that.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Real Bistro Experience in Santa Fe
Allow me to say that all in all the evening was worth the trip. Wait staffers were eager to serve and clarify menu descriptions. Cocktail and wine selections are top rate. Dining areas are small and romantic. Tables are not jammed together so your not listening to your neighbors conversation. Down side was my éntree, I ordered moulés and frites. Too many of the mussels served had not opened after being cooked. One, two, or three bad shell fish I can live with but, more than fifteen in an order is unforgivable. Fellow dinners who had ordered mussels as well had a similar experience. The frites were not what I describe as a "frites" they were thick wedges of potato.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
With an innovative menu of well-prepared dishes, 315 remains a personal favorite. I know there will be interesting specials, great wines, and attentive service. I've been eating here for the 13 years I've lived in Santa Fe and never been disappointed.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for my husband's birthday and brought a coupon for two free wine glasses which we loved. We had schnitzel, greens, peel and eat shrimp, a cheese plate, and shared a $25.00 glass of Tignanello (the pours were generous), the wait staff were friendly and helpful. The food was all delicious.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
315 NEVER Disappoints
315 is incredible. Every dish was better than the next. The charcuterie plate was divine, the lamb and veal succulent, the truffle mashed potatoes out of this world and the pumpkin parfait delectable. Our server was fantastic too.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM