Love the food but not the
Love the food but not the noise level, but we were seated at a corner table (near the end of the bar) and that made a big difference.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved the mushroom soup and
Loved the mushroom soup and brusell sprouts appetizer. Service is iffy, but amazing food is worth the wait. Great vibe, cool place... As a Vegan I appreciated the variety of vegetarian items too
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Parking a major problem but
Parking a major problem but food is worth the trip. Great salads !!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food/presentation/specials as always. Unbelievably noisy as always.
Fine casual dining and great spot to take visitors.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
great people. Ate there three
great people. Ate there three times in 6 days in Santa Fe. All their food is local and seasonal. They do micro greens in their own gardens.. Check out the web site for all the info...
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Soup & salad upscale
Always great to dine here. Friendly, restful, delicious creative inspired salads
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Healthy and delicious food!
I wish there were more restaurants like this with fresh, tasty, healthy food! And excellent service!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy and fresh
Casual atmosphere serving delicious salads made up of organic and local fresh ingredients. The components were varied and interesting.Our server was friendly and attentive. Excellent value.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best casual dining spot in Santa Fe
Casual attire? check. Fabulous meal? check. Fresh, organic produce? check. Great service? check. Casual, comfortable ambience? check.
We had a great meal - salads and fresh veggie "sides". The wait staff was patient and helpful. We didn't need to dress up.
Only drawbacks - not enough onsite parking and the entrance to the restaurant was hidden by a parked van. Despite this, I would recommend this restaurant as one of the best in Santa Fe, and well worth the parking inconvenience. We'd go back again if we had the time, and if we lived in Santa Fe, we'd be there every week!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, but if you are looking for someone to actually notice and refill your glass you are in the wrong place. Very laid back atmosphere. Dusk with the tea lights is magical! Food is outstanding with most of the ingredient from their own farm!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just really nice
We were really pleased with the wonderful menu selections. If I ate such wonderful healthy food every day I would probably be a lot healthier and happier too. This is a happy place with a wonderful outside patio and just happy food.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy Food and Tastes Wonderful!
Vinaigrette is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The food is so good! The menu consists of lots of salads. You can add meat or seafood to the salad so you've got a very substantial meal. There are also soups and sandwiches on the menu
From Vinaigrette's website we learned that 70 percent of the organic produce served in Vinaigrette during peak season is grown on owner Erin Wade’s 10-acre farm which is 20 minutes north of Santa Fe. That's another reason we like to eat there! You can taste the freshness in the food. Once you get all of that fresh produce combined, you won't be disappointed in the salad dressings, etc. - the flavors of the dressings are amazing!
Eating out on the patio when the weather is nice is such a treat!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice outdoor dining
Appreciated the quiet outdoor area. Lots of vegetarian choices.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinaigrette is out favorite
Vinaigrette is out favorite restaurant for excellent & fresh salads, friendly staff and good wines. Erin, the owner, delivers an atmosphere of casual dining and serves generous portions. Dishes are creatively prepared with distinctive ingredients that always leave us craving for our next Vinaigrette meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd time eating here. Whereas inside is loud, eating in the lovely garden patio is quiet and a joy. Our 12-year-old granddaughter who is a vegetarian loved it too.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first dining experience at Vinaigrette and I loved it! Everything is fresh and presented attractively, the hibiscus tea was delicious and I'm an early diner so it wasn't crowded or noisy. I'll definitely return!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mostly salads. The outdoor area is shady and quiet. A nice find in Santa Fe.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious imaginative salads
Always great entree salads, delicious fish and duck add-ins. Ice cream is wondeful when the freezer is working and they have a selection
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious & Delightful
We were looking for a healthy and delicious meal in a casual and upbeat ambiance. That's exactly what we found at Vinaigrette! The flavors of the salads were superb: Subtle or bold as needed, without ever being overwhelming. My only regret is that my date and I shared a piece of blueberry pie. Next time I'm ordering my own!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinaigrette is the perfect place to go for an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal! I would recommend it to anybody who values their health and enjoys an awesome dinner. The staff is friendly and the environment is casual and very comfortable. I wish I lived in Santa Fe and could eat at Vinaigrette every day! They have enough variety to anyways!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vinaigrette is a sure bet
Vinaigrette is a sure bet for a wonderful evening out in Santa Fe - with the charm of its outdoor patio, excellent service and creative dishes, one cannot go wrong! Our group of 4 were greeted by the friendly staff and seated straight away. our server suggested a nice bottle of wine from Macedonia which was a hit to start off our evening. All of the salads available on the menu looked appealing but we settled on the ones with shrimp and trout along with a side of potatoes with pesto - the food was delicious and we finished off our meal with an unforgettable order of apple pie and lemon cheesecake. Our compliments!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very, Very Enjoyable Evening
We were told to stop by and we were not disappointed. Very cute patio and outstanding menu. Very healthy, but decadent at the same time. Who knew that a Kale Caeser salad could be so yummy! Would eat there every day if I could!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Fabulous salads with a nice mix of comfort food. We love it.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, reasonably priced!
Good food - healthy, but doesn't taste healthy. This was my third visit and was a great experience. The Reuben Sandwich is one of the best in town!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh grown goodness
Just fresh good food on the healthy side. Soup of the day - carrot ginger outstanding. Cesarean grilled with shrimp very good. And homemade ice cream. When you want fresh healthy good meal, head here.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice evening!
While visiting in Santa Fe, we tried Vinaigrette for one of our evening meals. What a nice surprise. The salads we had were absolutely outstanding, and the number of selections on the menu just blew us away. We had a really nice evening dining on their patio and will return for sure the next time we visit in Santa Fe.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Hidden Salad Specialist
My husband and I were in Santa Fe over Labor Day and after several delicious Mexican meals were craving something lighter. We read a review for Vinaigrette, checked out the menu, and saw the focus on specialty salads that you could add quality protein to. This sounded perfect and it was. The restaurant is relatively unmarked so the ambiance is quiet and the patio is intimate and sweet. We had our two-year-old with us and, while they do not have a kids menu, they were welcoming of her.
The negatives would be that the service could have been slightly more attentive since they didn't appear to be busy when we dined. They also were out of several of the dishes like the mac and cheese for our daughter and the tomato and mozzarella salad.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Clever and Casual
The concept of salad and limited sandwich,soups etc is carried off with pleasant surroundings.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent, as usual -
Food excellent, as usual - interesting, well prepared, excellent fresh ingredients. But, portions too large, and they come too fast. A few more small plates would be appreciated. Salads too large, even when split. Interesting special wines, but high quality wines, when purchased by the glass, should be poured from the bottle at the table, so the customers can see the bottle.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do your self a favor...
Want a place where the food is edible and delicious at the same time. Enjoy eating, visit Vinaigrette. Think salads.
Sorry, no burgers or fries...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, taste, and fresh salads.
Great, taste, and fresh salads. The portions are LARGE so be aware easy to split because they are truely an meal. Ingredients were fresh and salads were prepared very well. Not too much dressing!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy,great tasting options. The owner uses food from local growers. Service was great.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical salad bar
Vinaigrette was recommended by several Santa Fe locals. The restaurant is fairly small so we made reservations and it is a good thing we did. It was hard to choose which salad to try as they all sounded great. I chose the roasted beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios-wonderful. One friend had greek salad which was smaller as it didn't have lettuce. She liked it but thought it needed more feta. The other had garden salad, huge and very good. None of us added an optional "protein" to our salads but two ordered side dishes. The mac and cheese was very good and the scalloped potatoes with green chiles were outstanding. Be sure to request bread if you want it as it is not supplied unless you ask. It was crusty and served with olive oil. Yum
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely top notch
We were driving across country and were surprised by our success in finding excellent restaurants in even out of way places, but Vinaigrette stood out as the absolute best by far. The ambience (not fancy or stuffy, just tasteful, relaxed, and even kid friendly) and service were great, but it was the quality of the food that blew us away. Fantastic, fresh ingredients, wonderfully combined made for amazing salads (we had two, equally wonderful), a lean and flavorful Reuben, and a moist and light carrot cake. This restaurant would stand out even in foodie capitals like the Bay Area and NYC. If you're in Santa Fe, Do NOT miss it!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and Heathy Menu
Wow! If you are in the mood for a gourmet salad, this is the place. The staff is friendly and attentive. After a steady diet of southwestern (spicy) food, Vinaigrette is a godsend. Highly recommended!!!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Committed to freshness, Vinaigrette delivers guilt-free dining to those who appreciate just-picked local veggies. I ate the Omega salad with "Today's Fresh Fish", which was ruby trout. Delicious! My husband enjoyed the salad with pork shoulder and apple. Our wonderful server brought him a small taste of the gumbo, which he pronounced to be "perfect".
We'll be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I heard good news regarding the food and service so decided to try it for dinner. First, our GPS had difficulty taking us there so we determined that it was probably in the area so we drove around the block and luckily for us, we found it! I had the Omega salad with tuna and my husband had the Caesar salad flank steak. My salad was very good except that it had a touch of lemon juice too much. My tuna was grilled to perfection-rare which I loved. My picky husband loved his salad and steak and lo and behold, he wants to return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best salads in Santa Fe
I was looking for a place with great entree salads and this is it..
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vinaigrette - it was fabulous
Good wines, great salads, very good gumbo - and not the usually tiny, tiny Santa Fe portions. Great service, friendly waiter (but not too much), reasonable prices. The two of us shared charred brussel sprouts in balsamic, a bowl of gumbo, caesar salad, apple chedder chop, and some sort of apple pie with vanilla ice cream - and several (ok - 5 ) glasses of wine, 2 cups of coffee (I was the designated driver) - with tax for $109 - no rush to leave - you gotta go.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM