This was our third time to dine at Table for Two. Always great food and wonderful service. We had the Caesar salad for two and the Chateaubriand for two prepared at table side- both excellent. This a family owned and operated restaurant and they care (yummy gingersnap cookie). Thanks again for a great meal.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fabulous!
The the food, the ambiance, and ultimately, the service makes dining here so wonderful. This was our second time at Dinner for Two and each time was excellent. We felt welcomed as if coming to someone's house for dinner. And let me tell you, the ginger snap cookies were an excellent end to a most delicious meal.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined at Dinner for Two (usually pre-Santa-Fe-Opera) several times, and have always enjoyed the experience -- though we wish they still had their "one from column A ..." tasting menu. This time, however, I goofed and made a reservation for the Monday night before the Tuesday when we were actually coming to Santa Fe. I didn't notice my mistake until I started to print our confirmation for our "Tuesday" reservation -- a night when DFT isn't even open.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice experience at T42. We loved our dinner and the dessert was also fine. Our only disappointment was not being offered a sample of the famous gingersnap cookies!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food for a Great Price
Eclectic menu with affordable pricing. The staff was very hospitable (including the owners wife who waited on our table and made our tableside caesar salad). I highly recommend the veal piccata and the caesar salad. And when it's offered, I hear the banana's foster is out of this world!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The at table prep of Cesar
The at table prep of Cesar Salad has changed how I plan to make that salad.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Two is our favorite in Santa Fe for celebrating a special occasion. The menu and wine list are unique, the food beautifully prepared. Service is welcoming, personable, attentive, and unobtrusive; ambience quiet and pleasant. We came here once again for our anniversary, and were not disappointed. We were seated at a comfortable corner table with cushioned bancos. A generous Caesar salad was prepared table side by the restaurant owner; the accompanying warm loaf of bread and conversation made us feel at home. The Chateaubriand for two was also finished at table side. This was an outstanding dining experience; never did we feel ignored or hurried. We'll be back!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Two was one of the best dining experiences I've had. Food was outstanding, but the service was AMAZING! Everyone was friendly and extremely attentive. Also, the bread was crazy good. If you ever find yourself in Santa Fe, you MUST check this place out.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We shared my wife's birthday with Albuquerque friends who love Dinner 4 Two. This was our 4th time enjoying the creative meals of Andy Barnes. Highly recommended!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Gem to be Appreciated
Our experience at Dinner for Two was positive in every respect. The professional but relaxed atmosphere was refreshing. Menu selections are tantalizing. Table service for select items is highly recommended. Wine offerings have been award-winning for ten years. Food here is to savored and enjoyed like in few restaurant establishments. The chef is local born and trained but has CIA credentials, too. Family attention to detail is evident everywhere.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
While visiting in Santa Fe we selected Dinner for Two as one of the restaurants we wanted to try. It was a wonderful evening - super service, great wine selection, very friendly atmosphere, talented musician. The menu had selections for every taste, and our dinner choices were nicely presented and of the highest quality.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty place, excellent food
We are locals and have dined at Dinner for Two many times. This time it was just the two of us, but we've also enjoyed being there with friends. My husband had the mushroom soup which he loved and I chose the special appetizer of Colorado peaches grilled with mozzarella. Since I'm lactose intolerant, I gave my husband the slices of cheese on the restaurant's homemade bread. He was a happy guy. We both had the special Sturgeon and it was excellent!
We had wine by the glass, I enjoyed a delicious Sauvignon Blanc and my husband had the red wine blend which was also good.
We've had Christmas dinner here, we've brought foodie friends from out of town, we will go to Dinner for Two just about any time we can.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great quality and variety
Great quality and variety on the menu. Very creative choices... but not too creative. Good combinations. Nice cloth napkins and table setting. Wonderful guitarist at dinner. Open view kitchen... with wonderful chef to pass your complements to. Don't miss Dinner for 2 you won't be sorry!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Any occassion becomes special
Varied and not too large menu. The best veal dishes in town. Attentive wait staff. Good wine list.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I stayed at the Hilton and chose this restaurant mainly due to proximity and the positive reviews online. We were tired from a long but fun day of museums and shopping. The first great thing we noticed was the fact that we had difficulty deciding what to order given there were so many foods on the menu that we love. My hubby ended up making a meal of multiple appetizers and all were delicious, especially the grilled peach caprese and the brandied figs. I thoroughly enjoyed the veal marsala. We loved our visit to Santa Fe, and this meal was a memorable highlight. We definitely plan to return to both Santa Fe and Dinner For Two!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal I've had in years
Went here because the Open Table ratings were the highest in town, and it was absolutely awesome! First plate was a caprese salad with roasted peaches, mozzarella and basil - spectacular. Main course was a filet that had been dusted in coffee and chocolate and was cooked to perfection.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Overall
I nice quaint place for dinner. Food was very good and the staff helpful and friendly. Loved the Butternut Squash!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative menu, well-chosen flavors
We were sorry we weren't hungrier when we arrived at Dinner for Two, as there were so many items on the menu that we wanted to try. We had eaten too much lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe. We chose very well at Dinner for Two. My husband absolutely swooned over his grilled shark, which was served with creamy polenta and a cold tomato accompaniment that tasted like the topping for bruschetta. I loved my entree salad with rhubarb glazed shrimp, noodles, carrots, cucumbers, and peanuts, much like a Vietnamese salad roll without the wrapper. Wish we had another day in Santa Fe so we could return, as there were so many other dishes we wanted to try.
Don't know if it's usual or if somebody didn't show up that night, but service was very slow.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great music great ambiance!
Great music great ambiance! Good find, very romantic!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always. We've been
Great as always. We've been going to Dinner for Two for a number of years and haven't been disappointed yet. The Sunday special dinner is a real bargain and would recommend it highly.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An intimate restaurant with
An intimate restaurant with an energetic vibe. Staff was cordial, but not overly friendly as on our first visit a year ago. Steak was prepared perfectly as ordered, however the chicken arrived undercooked and was sent back. No apologies were offered and it was returned definitely cooked through to the point of being charred (almost felt like an imposition to have it corrected). Excellent menu choices and wine list; we had looked so forward to our dining experience and most likely will return, but with guarded enthusiasm next time.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous as always!
We recently had a delicious, leisurely dinner at one of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants, Dinner For Two. The interior is so beautifu and comfortable, a peaceful oasis in the middle of town. Food was spectacular as always. Service was friendly & perfectly timed. We always enjoy a romantic evening getaway at Dinner For Two!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
no politics with dinner please.
The sea bass with butternut squash purée was delicious. Not so wonderful was the lady sitting adjacent to our table who read political commentary from her phone to her husband, loudly, throughout our ordering and dining. (he looked as miserable as we did, poor fellow.)
Perhaps you should ask people to refrain from cell phone use.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice meal
We had a top notch waiter, the kind for whim waiting tables is a calling. The menu is creative without being over the top. Food very well prepared and beautifully presented. Only my mom's training kept me from drinking the last bit of sauce from my chicken.
I was drawn to this place in part because of their listings emphasize healthy ingredients, gluten free, etc. True, but you have to work at it if you are a strict whole foods person. No healthy options in the breadbasket, for instance. If your goal is to eat really clean there are better options in Santa Fe.
My bottom line: Was the meal unforgettable? No. Will I go back? Absolutely. Good service, good cooking, reasonable prices, why not?
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ok food, odd svc, noisy neighbors
We went to Two for Dinner for quiet fine dining. But we were seated in an odd corner spot that was a high traffic area and very tight spacing -- neighbors were in our face on all sides. One table next to us had tourists that were loud and intrusive, though friendly, but they definitely altered the evening in an undesireable way. The wait person aided and abetted them by being equally loud and rowdy, though she was also helpful and congenial when she worked with us. The rib eye steak I had was less than memorable, though my dinner partner enjoyed what she had. At a final ticket of well over $100 for the two of us, the evening was flawed, sad to say.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great food, our table
Really great food, our table was in a tight space but would definitely return when on SF.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxed, knowledgeable
Very relaxed, knowledgeable wait staff. Would recommend for interesting menu selections. House wines are excellent particularly the Malbec. The squash soup was a hit. Texas sea bass was prepared just right and a treat. Place had an intimate feel. The guitar music in the background was very nice and contributed to the ambiance This is not my first visit and I particularly enjoy bringing guests from out of town.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday night celebration!
This was our first dinner in Santa Fe and it was a great find! The atmosphere was wonderful with a guitar player in the dining room and the owner greeted us at the door. They had a nice Sunday dinner menu that was reasonably priced and the food was great. The menu has nice Friday with some options that were kid friendly and some that were terrific for foodies. Our waiter was new and made a few mistakes but was very friendly and apologetic so left us feeling positive about the service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Birthday dinner
My husband and I took my parents here for their first visit to celebrate my mother's 77th birthday. I had made a note in our reservation, and the staff was on top of it. The food, service, atmosphere are always wonderful...we've never had a bad experience. I put the noise level as moderate because the classical guitarist, though in the next room, was a bit loud for our taste. Nevertheless, it didn't mar the evening and we will continue to recommend this restaurant and go whenever we want a fabulous meal.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much improved menu
Went there 9 months ago and the food was bland. Returned now and new menu has great tastes and careful preparation. Highly recommended!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I Love This Restaurant!
Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Dinner 4 Two consistently provides a memorable dining experience.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Two offers a well-crafted menu and wine list. Salad offerings, with local, seasonal ingredients. Excellent soups open the meal, with a diverse selection of entrees. We went on a Sunday, when a three-course dinner (soup, entree, dessert) are offered for $19 (upcharge for a few items). Veal Marsala was solid, and the Bison burger was perfectly cooked so that the distinctive flavor of the meat was evident. The wine list is focused (a Wine Spectator award winner), Prices fall short of what restaurants of this quality usually charge (theirs is slightly below about 2X retail). Service was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable, especially about the wines. There was a short list of "sale wines" offering great values.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Evening at Dinner for Two
I was only in Santa Fe for a brief visit, but the meal at Dinner for Two was one of the highlights! The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. The service was fantastic and the menu was filled with interesting selections.
The fresh baked bread was a great start and each course improved upon the one before. The quality of the ingredients was extremely good. The baked fig appetizer was amazing as was the house made soup. I selected the crab cake caprese for my entree and it was both beautifully presented and delicious. The sorbet and ginger snap cookies for dessert were the perfect ending to an outstanding meal. My only disappointment was that I live on the east coast and will not have the opportunity to dine there again anytime soon.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding ambiance, meal
We are in town on vacation, and this restaurant is located across from the Hilton near the Plaza. The meal was excellent, as was the presentation. My steak was perfect, tender, and the onion strings were a great topping. My wife had the seafood sampler, and it was superb, with excellent sauces accompanying. It was the best meal we had literally in years (and we eat out frequently). I would recommend it highly to anyone in Santa Fe.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the pleasure of dining
We had the pleasure of dining at Dinner for Two last weekend while traveling through Santa Fe. The food was great (some of the best veal we've ever eaten) and our waitress was very accomodating. The owner is on site and bakes the fresh bread. Very inviting atmosphere. The wine list is not extensive but more than adequate. Would highly recommend to anyone that asked.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavor and full
This wonderful dining spot is sure to surprise and entertain your pallet. The sirloin is always a great choice! I also ordered the butternut squash soup and anticipated it to be sweet but thankfully it wasn't. It was so good, I'm going to try to recreate it. When my husband and I go here we always order different plates so we can share and try as many unique dishes as possible. You can order any dish here and be confident it won't disappoint. The only reason table for 2 didn't get a perfect 5 was because when we walked in we saw the special, N.Y strip, already pre cooked and stacked on top of each other. Love this place and will continue to revisit but might hesitate to order the special.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
I loved the live guitar background music. Our table was very close to the guitarist, but it did not intrude on our dinner. The food was great too, and reasonably priced.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner was excellent as always, however, the mashed potatoes had a little too much salt for our taste. The cook must be in love.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had eaten there previously and had great meals and were thinking of some place to go for my birthday dinner when we received a birthday coupon from dinner for two. What a pleasant and tasty surprise.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'd go back again
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11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
LICK YOUR PLATE CLEAN!
The food was so good, especially the sauces, that there was not one plate in our party of 5 that had a scrap of food left on it.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant is Amazing
This is one of my new favorite restaurants. Everything we ate was excellent. The service was great and friendly and the location is right near the plaza.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never a surprise
Food is always excellent and beautiful presentation.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chicken Breast & Lamb Shanks
We tried appetizer special of duck sausage (house-made) and green chile sauerkraut with a chutney-type dipping sauce. I'm skeptical of non-Spanish foods with green chile added, but this sauerkraut was tasty and the sauce (which included bits of pear) blew our minds. Partner loves Dinner for Two because they always offer 2 or 3 excellent lamb dishes. Lamb shanks came with snap peas and atop a bed of mashed potatoes with delectable pan sauce. My Frenched Chicken Breast atop mashed potatoes was perfect. The sauces are special. Service is professional and accommodating. My oenophile friends love the wine list here, though I usually order an $8 to $12 glass of something red. This time it was $8 Cava, a sparkling red wine from Catalonia in Spain.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was wonderful.
The service was wonderful. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive and the food arrived quickly. We had the lamb shank and the scallop stuffed sole. The lamb was wonderful though there was not much meat or much to the sides. A few more potatoes and vegetables would have helped. The fish wasn't wonderful but the portion was a good size. The desserts were wonderful although the key lime tarts didn't taste like there was much lime in them. Overall, the experience was great.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding dining experience
Dining at "Dinner for Two" was, in every respect, a gratifying experience. The atmosphere is low-key and intimate and the tables are thoughtfully spaced to provide a measure of privacy but still permit conversation with an adjacent table. We were received warmly and our server was, throughout our visit, solicitous and attentive without being intrusive. Our meals were superb, beginning with the freshly baked bread and the Caesar salad for two, prepared at our table. Salad is not usually an especially memorable part of a meal, but this salad was so good that it, by itself, is sufficient reason to eat here. Our entrees, lamb shanks and filet mignon, were delicious and beautifully presented. "Dinner For Two" is a Santa Fe treasure.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Santa Fe Different
We arrived a bit early and we were greeted and sat immediately, and then greeted by the waiter after being sat. We were offered drinks and some time to look over the menu. My husband ordered the New York Strip with the Chateaubriand sauce (does not come with it) and I ordered the New York Strip as well (no sauce). My husband's came perfect and he thoroughly enjoyed the sauce but mine came too well done for my taste (ordered medium rare and came rare), but they immediately cooked another and it was quite flavorful. The waiter also gave me a glass of wine on him for the trouble. Very nice restaurant with superb service.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint and Cozy
We had heard of D42 and wanted to try it on one of our trips to Santa Fe. We went on a Sunday evening because of the menu specials. The restaurant was elegant and you could see the kitchen when you walked in. The live guitar music was an added treat. We will surely be back.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect restaurant! Everything from the food, ambiance and service were excellent! We have been there many times over the years and we never are disappointed. This restaurant is so versatile. Whether you are looking for a romantic place or one for groups, this is the one! Chef Andy is an exquisite chef. The food presentation and taste are outstanding! It is one of our favorites in Santa Fe, NM.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
very understated from ouside but...
Outstanding! Food and service a+....gave it a trial run before taking a large family group. ..veal tender as butter...doesn't overdo with presentation. ..but ver fresh with food ideas
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM