Excellent food and drinks for lunch
Just had a wonderful lunch at the Palace which is a short walk from the Plaza (about a block West). Had a magnificent/killer drink from the bar, and the BLT which came with FRESH salad and a blue cheese dressing with more flavor than ever! Husband had cobb salad with HUGE pieces of blue cheese! Oddly the pickles on the BLT are wonderful! Nice surprise. Will come again for lunch!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went here on a Friday night
We went here on a Friday night at 7pm and the restaurant was about 1/3 full...but I have no idea why! The food was excellent, as was the service. If you're looking for a restaurant in Santa Fe at the last minute, I'd definitely recommend checking this one out. You won't be disappointed.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch; my favorite.
Love the Palace for lunch. Great drinks, salads and sandwiches. Can't wait to go back.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
fantastic-would go again any
fantastic-would go again any time I was in Sante Fe!!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Joseph Wrede isn't executive
Joseph Wrede isn't executive chef here anymore, and his signature mixing of unexpected flavors is missing. However, the food was VERY good, if more standard than before. We sat in the bar, just for a change of scene, and the bartender was also taking care of us, and she was amazing! Attentive, competent, good with suggestions, excellent with cocktails.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
the goat curry stew was absolutely amazing, as was the braised short rib as an appetizer. Would not recommend the tuna steak sandwich although it was certainly satisfying. Definitely walked out feeling full.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious for a fancy night out
My fiance and I wanted to celebrate a few exciting things in our lives with a fancy dinner, and we couldn't have picked a better place. Our waitress was wonderful and entertained all of our naive questions about wine, and everything we had was DELICIOUS. And we had wine, appetizers, entrees, and a dessert, so we sampled quite a bit of their menu. Definitely on the pricy side, but if you wanna spring for a nice meal, this place is well worth it. I would recommend looking over everything on line just to know what you're getting yourself into - and it's a great way to start salivating about your upcoming meal!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there for a late lunch.
We were there for a late lunch. I may have had the best onion rings ever. My wife had the fish tacos. We had the feeling that it was the same fish that would be used on the fish and chips. Good but not great. It looks like it is a dinner place set up for live music. We will try it again then
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best filet I've had on a long time.
Filet au pivor was to die for! Order the onion rings even if you don't see them on menu. Everything we ordered was wonderful! Our reservation were for 8pm, the place was pretty empty but people started coming in and it turned into a real party place with dance band that had a huge group of fans. Great food and party place!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
All was very good except the rice was dry and apeared to have been reheated.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was outstanding! Seems to be popular with the locals. Generous pours on the drinks.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It still has that historic charm!
The Palace Restaurant has had such an historic presence in Santa Fe, that I was afraid it might have lost some of it's charm when it changed hands. Fortunately, it still has that fabulous Victorian elegance (in a bawdy sort of way)! Unfortunately, I had some food restrictions to contend with, but the waiter was extremely accommodating -- offering to make any changes that were necessary to any of the dishes on the menu. I especially enjoyed the fresh tasting slaw that came with my fish tacos, and my sister loved her BLT to which they added guacamole on sourdough bread. Everything on the menu seemed to have something distinctive to set it apart from the ordinary. I will definitely be back to try more after I'm through with my food challenge!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Thanksgiving Buffet 2013
So glad to see the Palace in business after a period of passing through owners that did not work out in the long-term. While I had heard of it over the years, I never had visited until Thanksgiving day 2013 for their buffet; & our party left completely satisfied. The service from reservation reminder phone call to reception to departure was exceptional, attentive & courteous. All of the food was delicious (as other diners also commented) & well-balanced, & not an item was distasteful or problematic. Although a bit noisy at times in the dining room, ambiance was unique, pleasant & rustically elegant; missing were flowers & real candles on some tables; & hooks present on which to hang tasteful artwork were empty. Price was fair. Recommended.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM