The waiter was unattentive
The waiter was unattentive and forgot simple request. The manager was warm, inviting and had to perform certain tasks the waiter should have. The ambiance and live music was great.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. The Piano Bar and entertainment was providing ambiance for the dining room. It was not intrusive, it was great fun to be entertained while enjoying a great meal. Try the onion loaf!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful meats! The Lamb
Wonderful meats! The Lamb and Elk were delicious. The only complaint is the onion loaf — it truly is just a loaf-shaped hunk of friend onions. Not bad, but not worth the price or the stomach space — save the room for something exceptional! Great service, too.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great brunch for Mother's Day really enjoyed the great food!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and entertainment
Loved this restaurant, especially the pano bar next door which we were able to watch and listen to while we ate, without sitting in the lounge atmosphere. Service was great as was the food, so I would recommend this as a great alternative to typical tourist spots.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal, and our waiter
Excellent meal, and our waiter attentive in just the right amount, even though were were in the room farthest from the "action". The piano bar here is REALLY popular, and it was packed. We wanted to be away from the crowd, and the restaurant was very accommodating. We always enjoy our meals here. Highly recommend the portobello mushroom fries!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the rack of lamb
I enjoyed the rack of lamb and the unique portobello mushroom fries. Ambience is nice, with a piano bar picking up the pace as the evening lingers, A good choice.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dinner. We were
Very nice dinner. We were seated far enough away from the piano bar that we could hear the music but still have a conversation. The waiter was professional and the food was excellent.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going to Vanessie's for over 20 years and it's always been good food and good service. This time we were very disappointed to find out that they stopped serving their onion loaf. They started serving an onion bloom just like Applebee's or other regular restaurants.
We are just sad to see that so many changes, everything from the menu when it was just a card with a pig, cow, lamb and chicken to now the onion loaf. very sad that so much has to change when things are good. I had just recommended some friends from albuq. to go there and stressed the onion loaf. :(
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mike & Marcia
Used to live in Santa Fe, been here many times. We love Doug Montgomery!!! Go there in the winter, the fire places are best in town. Try the Rib eye steak, best I've ever had!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
sing a long
Great Music, Good Food, Pleasant Friendly Atmosphere. But Out Of EverY Wine We Asked For.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The soup of the day (a seafood
The soup of the day (a seafood chowder) was very good and nicely spiced. Our main dishes, a rack of lamb (which can be ordered half size for smaller appetites) and the elk tenderloin, were well prepared and tasty. The vegetable dishes, however, were plain, slightly overcooked, and without interesting seasoning or something else to perk them up. The sorbet for dessert was good and huge (almost too much for two). The atmosphere is quite nice, both on the sunset patio and in the main dining area. The music from the piano lounge bar remains far enough in the background not to disturb the dining experience. Overall, very good, but not outstanding.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vanessie's has a strong menu
Vanessie's has a strong menu with plenty of choices. I had a "special" which was a French dip on Rosemary bread. The night before they had had a prime rib special so it was the real thing and not packaged beef. My husband had scallops and our friend had salmon. They even have elk steak on the menu. Our desserts were excellent too. After several days of Northern NM food it was nice to have a more American menu. They also have a very popular piano bar that plays show tunes and familiar sing a longs.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vanessie is a wonderful restaurant
Vanessie is a wonderful restaurant located just two blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza. There is ample parking available.
The Ribeye steak with a side of sauteed mushrooms I had was fabulous. The meatloaf and mashed potatoes that my
wife had was also excellant. She loved the chocolate pecan pie. The adult beverages were good also. There is a very
popular piano bar nightly. A Santa Fe Opera male singer joined in one evening and sang. Unbelievable.
You should know they run a B & B style Inn adjacent to the resaurant which has 18 suites and rooms. Very nice digs. A
small and tasty continental breakfast is included each morning from 8 - 930 at the restaurant. The customer service provided
by the staff at both facilities is top notch.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our dinner there
We loved our dinner there but we had some concern about our service. We had made a reservation for 5:00 as we had tickets for an event that night. We were not seated until 5:30 as they were not ready to start serving. I felt that our reservation should not have been accepted if in reality they were not beginning to serve until later.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Santa Fe Gem
We have been visiting SF for almost 20 yrs. and
had never experienced this fabulous local restaurant.
Service, food and ambience were superb! For a cozy,
delicious dinner, Vanessie is our place!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vanessie is Consistently Very Good
Great place to dine prior to attending the opera or for any occasion you would like a very good meal at reasonable prices. This time I indulged in their wonderful after dinner coffees, it did not disappoint! Loved the window seating with the Aspen trees and windows on 3 sides.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night at Vanessie's
Doug Montgomery at the piano bar is great! The food was excellent and the service was good. We'll go back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to be with friends
The wonderful selection, the helpful but unobtrusive service, the beautiful dining area, make this place a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good times.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great piano bar
A friend of ours was singing at the piano bar the evening we had reserved. The restaurant staff let us sit in the bar, rather than in the dining room, and anyone who enjoys a good piano bar show would find Vanessie one of the best. The bar food is very good, and the wait staff moves around very effeciently so as not to disrupt the show. We have not yet tried the dining room, but the menu looks good and the room is very nice.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner for 6
very accommodating for a group of six women. the sea bass was outstanding. also the lamb. nice atmosphere. great memories onour last night of vacation together
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place!
Very nice dinner. A little pricey but worth the money. I have eaten here a few times and have loved each time.Will return again when I come back to Santa Fe.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Piano Bar
We ate in the lounge because the Piano Bar with Doug Montgomery is the best we have ever heard. Superb Piano Player. Great entertainer. Sings with passion. Who cares about the food - but the food was great too. Order anything and listen to the Piano Man. Make sure you request Piano Man.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely thee Best Filet
Absolutely thee Best Filet west of the Hudson and north of Texas.
Cooked to perfection!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic Evening Together...
It was our first dining experience at Vanessie and it was spectacular. Our server, Lee was wonderful and the food was perfection. His attentive, gentle and light-hearted spirit coupled with his quiet passion for his profession permeates all that he does. We truly enjoyed his attention to detail and appreciated the amazing service he provided. From his pefect suggestion of the yummy calamari to offering our shared salads on separate plates, he was awesome in every way and his smile was the best! From the very moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated as if we were the only patrons in the establishment. A stellar meal and memorable evening with the life of my life. Vanessie is highly recommended for any occasion.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and staff, Lisa
Great food and staff, Lisa was quick and fun. would recommend
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM