Restaurant Martin
Restaurant Martin

Restaurant Martin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantmartin.com/
  • Phone: 5058200919x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - Close; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Martin Rios
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can build menus at a variety of price points to meet customer needs and requests. Our highly skilled kitchen staff can accommodate groups and menus of any sort.
  • Private Party Facilities: With the addition of our Annex we are now able to accommodate larger parties in a private setting. Beautiful bay doors open up onto our patio for private all weather accommodations.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer or Rosario 5058200919x
  • Special Events: Banquets, weddings, birthdays, anniversary, and large gatherings all welcome.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paseo de Peralta
  • Public Transit: The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Approximately twenty parking spots on property and a multi-level public parking structure four doors down.
A word from Restaurant Martin
Restaurant Martin offers progressive American cuisine prepared by New Mexico's most noted and award winning Chef, Martin Rios at a most accessible price point. Restaurant Martin was a semi-finalist for the 2010 James Beard "Best New Restaurant in the US" and Chef Martin was a semi-finalist for the 2011 James Beard "Best Chef of the Southwest". Chef Martin's cuisine was recently featured on Food TV's Iron Chef America (the only Chef from New Mexico to ever receive such an invitation), and the Cooking Chnnel's "United Tastes of America". He has also been recognized as the Best Chef of both Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico, featured as one of the National Pork Association's Top Chefs and named one of the select Robert Mondavi Celebrated Chefs. Restaurant Martin is Santa Fe's only Chef driven and owned restaurant at this most reasonable price point. Prepare to eat one of the most memorable meals of your life at Restaurant Martin.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Restaurant Martin reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)great for outdoor dining (84)special occasion (83)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (47)notable wine list (47)good for groups (25)great for lunch (23)great for brunch (18)hot spot (12)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Quiet neighborhood place
    acepieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is a sleek, quiet place. It is just a bit boring! Our server was terrific. There was not much of interest on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Martin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was visiting Santa Fe for the weekend and was really looking forward to dining at Restaurant Martin. The food was truly extraordinary, but the service was lackluster. we waited too long for the server to greet us and she did not provide the correct silverware for my first course. i had to flag down a busser, which took ten minutes. Also although he restaurant was not noisy, but I could hear every word of the conversation at the next table since the space between tables is tight. I was thinking afterward that I did not hear any music, which would have had the effect of drowning out the voice of the woman at the next table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From the time one is seated until one departs, the diner is treated to impeccable service, and beautifully presented wonderfully tasty food. The creativity of Chef Martin's food is certainly a trademark of a great chef which he is. I'd recommend Restaurant Martin to my friends and Santa Fe visitors alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discerning Diner
    DiscerningDiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. At this time, I really don't know what this famous chef is thinking. At a whim, he changes the preparation of any dish that he wants to, with no mention to the diner. He seems more interested in making a pretty dish than a delicious meal. My meal last week was a mess. The main course which is always served on a dry platter with side sauces and garnish was sitting in a bowl of tasteless broth and was soggy and falling apart. My husband's meat was tough and totally unseasoned. I afraid we won't be going there again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very creative vegetarian plate with about 7 little sides, all delicious and tastes complimenting each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donald
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant, nice and friendly service, serviced very professional. Food was elegant and very nicely presented. Prices were very reasonable for service and quality of food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Expensive for just OK food Great service!!!! Will not be in a rush to go back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    LuciAnnP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have eaten lunch and dinner at Restaurant Martin several times and have always found it friendly, relaxed and with excellent food. Our recent Sunday brunch experience was the same. The food is freshly prepared with high quality ingredients, and the portions are ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janet Phillips
    Juanita
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Restaurant Martin is good but lacks that over-the-top awesomeness.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    ThomVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I don't often write reviews here, but this restaurant is wonderful. The food is unique and displays Martin Rios' skill and creativity as a chef. Charles was a knowledgable and attentive server. Don't miss dessert!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Visiting Santa Fe and were so happy to find this restaurant. The food was amazing and beautifully prepared. The service was perfect. The chocolate truffle dessert ended the evening perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Dinner for 4
    Houstondiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We arrived slightly early and were immediately seated in a fairly quiet, pleasant but somewhat crowded smallish dining room, one of several. The waitress was pleasant, efficient, and very knowledgeable regarding both the food and wine. The menu was interesting and varied and both the starter and main courses were nicely presented and appeared to be as described. The negative, and it is an important one is that the food was a bit bland and just not that interesting. Both my wife and I had pork tenderloin which was basically without flavor. We enjoyed a pleasant evening, but the food does not want to make me rush back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungry
    GuinnessToot
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The overall taste of the food was very good but the portions were small. I walked away hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santa Fe's best!
    bugsyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Restaurant Martin gets my vote: fantastic food, great presentation, impeccable service. I'm always pleasantly surprised when I try a new dish...flavors I never knew existed dance off my tongue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost very good
    roneatsout
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On a Sunday night the restaurant was about a third full. The hostess was very professional and friendly. Outdoor seating was very nice. Service was exceptional. Staff was attentive without being obvious. The first courses were both great (pork belly) the tastes accompanying the bellies were interesting and complementary, and cooked perfectly. The wine was moderately priced at $50, and well worth the price. The entrees were beautifully presented-pork loin and salmon- and the accompanying dishes were well prepared. The disappointment was that both entrees were overcooked. We specified that the fish be medium-rare and the pork rare/medium rare. Both arrived medium to well done. Dessert was wonderful-panna cotta. Almost very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Martin
    Hmbaia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was excellent. The atmosphere was good. The service was a bit down. Twice, the server reached over one party to get to the other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major disappointment
    LetseatVAVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The dining space is attractive in the precisely the same Santa Fe minimalism of every other high end restaurant in town. Nice but nothing interesting. The first course (soup for me, pork belly for my friend) were acceptable, but the server splattered the soup and acted offended when I asked for a spoon. The mains (duck for me, scallops for my friend) were simply bad, over salted and improperly cooked. We probably should not have been surprised by the quality of the mains, since we waited almost an hour for them. The only person who asked about our meal was the hostess who was doing extra duty by filling water glasses. There are very good restaurants in Santa Fe, including some amazing cheap ears, give Martins a pass.
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  • Best Restaurant in the state
    LandofEnchantment
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What can I say? Chef Rios is nationally critically acclaimed and deservedly so. Wonderful experience as always. The surprise in this meal was the pickled blueberries with the duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near the station
    great
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As always, the food and wine were great. I am so glad this restaurant is near the Train station. We come from Albuquerque on friday, have dinner and can still take the train back that evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always sublime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a very delicious luncheon at Restaurant Martin. Dining outside on one of the last days of summer was sublime. The green chile, bacon cheeseburger with sweet potato fries was delicious. Dining companion's chicken sandwich was also superb. Impeccable service always accompanies the delicious food. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but slighty boring
    TomA
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I ate at Restaurant Martin during a 3-day trip to Santa Fe, based primarily on the chef's reputation. The menu is mostly mainstream American standards with a few exotic touches here and there. There is nothing wrong with “safe” mainstream dishes that are made with high quality ingredients and are carefully prepared. But despite this, I came away from my dinner at Restaurant Martin feeling somewhat bored and that something was missing that would have lifted the food from good to excellent. I wanted the food to be more exciting.
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  • High End Lunch
    lunchers
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It's not as easy to find a high end lunch menu in Santa Fe as one would think. Although Restaurant Martin's lunch menu is weighted towards sandwiches, everything from soup through dessert & espresso was prepared and presented so well and the service was so good that in the end it didn't matter. Their panna cotta dessert was heavenly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining in Santa Fe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had dinner with our son at Restaurant Martin recently and enjoyed it very much. The décor is simple and casual, the service is excellent, the food is top notch and the wine list is very interesting. It was comfortably full, but not packed on a Saturday night. When I got the check, I realized why as it is definitely a higher end restaurant...more for special occasions than frequent visits..as the price for dinner with wine and tip will be in the $100/person range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A very nice evening
    AGDComm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Restaurant Martin is always one of the very best restaurants in Santa Fe, and our most recent visit there was no exception. After a slightly rocky start -- our server took a long time to ask for a drink order and she made us feel hurried to put in our orders -- the evening was very good. Three of the four of us ordered the vegetarian special, a tasting menu of six small dishes, and we all liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner
    Laine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved Restaurant Martin. We eat here every time we come to Santa Fe and the food was still right up at the top. Our waiter Charles was outstanding too - and help make it a wonderful evening for us. We'll definitely be back the next time we come to Santa Fe.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    LouAnn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food Outstanding, Service Outstanding, Ambience Outstanding. We have been quite often to Restaurant Martin and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Too limited and way too slow!
    STCJVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I left after an hour's time even though my lunch had finally arrived. The seating is just way too uncomfortable to wait that long for lunch and then to be social for another 45 minutes. They can't seem to handle 3 tables of 6 and some misc tables. Ordering staff and getting it right is as important as the food itself. With such a limited boring menu they should be able to get it right, especially when you take the time to make a reservation. The service was no better than Denny's; 1.45 hours for lunch gave me the opportunity to read the WSJ cover to cover, but did little to keep me on my 1 hour lunch schedule. We will not even get into parking let alone handicapped parking.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Resturant in Santa Fe
    StreetguyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    You can always count on this restaurant for a wonderfu meal-- things cooked creatively, often these days, souvide, plated beautifully in a friendly and unpretentious environment. My fried oysters and my wife chilled pea soup were great starters. My duck was an unusual cut, tender and sweet. My wife's pork loin was also a winner. No deserts because there was plenty of food.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • senzanome
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Attractive space; generally friendly staff; tables spaced nicely for conversation. Interesting menu and some successful dishes. Our starters were excellent, but the main courses were disappointing. A pork tenderloin with black fig reduction, haricots verts and assorted garnishes was attractively presented, but not tasty, or even tender. The wine list is satisfactory but uninspired and (albeit unevenly) overpriced. The "manager" coached and trained the waitstaff within earshot of customers. There is talent in the kitchen here, but very rough edges. Given alternatives in Santa Fe, I would personally be reluctant to go back.
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  • A divine conjuction of tastes
    Zephyr
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Clear evening skies bathed my wife and me with a shirtsleeve temperature while we enjoyed blond Lillet and contemplated the menu. Choices became difficult and we teased our waiter that we'd both settle for the chicken--which would have been without equal. Pea soup (a description that doesn't do justice to the color, taste or treasures sunken beneath) and risotto was perfect for my bride. Beet salad, sea bass (the preparation defies description) ended with desert--words for that, well, I'm lost for them. Great wines. Going back before Christmas. Reservation already made. You'd better hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    At a recent lunch for 4, it took a long time to get any service. The waiter did acknowledge and apologize for this. Food was uninspired: crab cakes were dull and an order of huevos rancheros was just one big gloppy mess. When we got our check, we discovered that 2 additional items had been added to it. It took a while to get this straightened out. Fortunately, Santa Fe has several better dining options than this place.
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  • peb3VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the nicest spots in Santa Fe for an outstanding al fresco dinner.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BAD SERVICE
    Texasvisitor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We chose to eat in the inside dining room rather than outside -apparently a huge mistake. As more diners came to the restaurant,they all chose to eat outside, and that is where our waitress went. The service was unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. The bread basket was hard and stale. Our waitress disappeared, and we had to find anyone passing by to refill tea, bring more bread (the second basket was not stale) or to even bring the check (we found the hostess).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Wonderful!
    TaosChick
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Restaurant Martin never disappoints. It's a beautiful venue with amazing culinary creations, a suburb wine list, and good service to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food and ambiance
    ABQPatron
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Restaurant Martine was incredible! The chef knew how to expertly pair different flavors and textures to create a unique dish with everything we tried. Yes it is pricey, but well worth it for a nice night out. I will definitely enjoy this place again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service for table of 10
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Restaurant Martin continues to be an outstanding lunch spot even for a large group. The service was perfectly attentive but not intrusive for a work meeting. The food was excellent and presentation very attractive. The ambiance offers a cozy neighborhood feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We ate inside at lunchtime. The food was good not great and the service was terrible. Our waiter seemed to concentrate on the outside tables.
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  • Martin consistently great
    laughrob
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A couple of restaurants around town shined when they had Chef Martin Rios, His restaurant is one of the best and always good. SO glad it expanded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good food, but watch the extras!
    caminogal
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We dined on the very breezy patio. The food was very good, and the waiter very patient with our long, long conversation. It is so nice not to be rushed when the chance to spend time with friends presents itself. It was a surprise to see the size of the check, much inflated by $4 cups of coffee and small but expensive dessert.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • good food minimal service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    the food was excellent. the server was phoning it in. He never checked to see how it was, never gave an overview of the 5 veggie dishes on the veg platter. He didn't even bring our food- someone from the kitchen did . Thank god for the busboy who filled our water and brought us bread! The restaurant was half empty but they sat us next to a table of obnoxious pretentious loud people- ughhhhh
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.