Always great, indoor or out.Consistently good food and great service. Always take our visitors there for either lunch or brunch on weekends.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesMy friend and I were visiting from out of town and ate at this restaurant the last night in town. Everything about the dinner was fabulous. The service was outstanding. We didn't feel rushed at all, our waiter took the time to explain the ingredients included in our dinner, and there was a real team approach by everyone on the staff. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food We split the tuna tartare as an appetizer, my friend had the yellow fin tuna entree and I had the halibut. I would definitely come to this restaurant again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a restaurant should be...Our experience last weekend was terrific. I am quite tired of pretentious restaurants that promise much and deliver little. Martin was the exact opposite. We found the staff quite competent and knowledgeable, the found perfectly cooked and gorgeously presented and the overall experience was excellent. We will be back again for certain. Martin clearly runs a tight ship with well trained people and as a chef is one of the best I've encountered in years - imaginative and dynamic, delivering taste delights that surprise and excite. This man can cook! I wish there were more places around like Martin. It is a true gem.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most memorable dinnersWow I can't believe it took us this long to visit this wonderful gem of a restaurant. Expensive but so worth it, from the perfect service by Graciana to the food presentation to the taste! The chef even came out to give us a tour of every plate and all the special ingredients used. Patio dining is so cozy and we felt very spoiled from the whole experience. Definitely a come-back place! I love when a creative menu is also completely delectable!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMArrived early and they wereArrived early and they were able to accommodate us (better than being late). They had Halibut on the menu and it was outstanding the way it was prepared/paired with the other flavors. My husband had the Spring Pea soup and raved about how good it was served chilled. His main course was outstanding as well, the special of the night which were scallops. We always have a very good meal at this restaurant. Love Martin's food.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous pairing of flaversVery eclectic food.... Duck was fabulous, chicken stuffed with crab was boring. Everyone enjoyed meal except person with the chicken5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe are always pleased with the food and service. It is consistently a great experience every time we go.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day experienceThis is one of the best restaurants in a town with many good restaurants. The food is creative, delicious, beautiful, and well served.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMthis place is AWESOMEStunning food with efficient and knowledgeable staff as well as kitchen staff in the dining room ! I was impressed that the expediter came out to explain our dishes which by the way were fabulous. All to perfection, creative and fun menu with lovely and uncontrived presentations!
Thanks CHEF~~~~! You rock as well as the staff and all it brings to the table!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovelyThe entrees did not disappoint unlike other Santa Fe high end restaurants. Chef Rios does wonders with fish.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely Satisfied.This restaurant surpassed all expectations. The food was excellent from appetizers to dessert, presentation was an added plus! Definitely a must for anyone in the Santa Fe area. Service is outstanding.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodService and food were outstanding. Very interesting combinations of flavors, imaginative presentation without skimping on portion size. One of the very best meals we have had in Santa Fe.
Ambiance is not really up to the quality of the food - you could call it pedestrian, and the seating was not particularly comfortable. Tables are a bit crowded together, but the net is a spectacular place for its food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMquality fareconsidering its Santa /Fe.... quality fare at a good price. Asian inspired dishes mainly5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMdisappointingWith an award-winning chef on would expect not to have to order the right thing to have a good meal. The chicken was wonderful but the cavallini with ricotta was a disaster. The pasta was small pointed cylinders of mushy pasta which was either under-cooked or over-cooked with an excessive rich sauce presumably- containing ricotta but not recognizable. There was supposed to be lobster in this but I did not recognize any.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent preparation andExcellent preparation and presentation of unique dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Brunch!In a town filled with stellar restaurants, Restaurant Martin emerged as one of our favorites during a recent visit to Santa Fe. Food, service, ambience - all outstanding.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNewer find in Santa FeAn excellent food restaurant. All courses were great.
Limited wine list, no cocktails and slightly noisy but otherwise an excellent find.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Chef Martin RiosAs always, Chef Martin Rios never disapoints. The menu is very creative and delicious. You cannot go wrong here. Fabulous service as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe conciege at our hotelThe conciege at our hotel told us that the chef at Restaurant Martin has been nominated for a James Beard award for the Southwest - and we have to say that it is well deserved. This restaraunt has zoomed to the top of our list as a favorite in Santa Fe (next to the beloved and missed Max's Cafe). The food was inventive, tasty and the portions were just right. I had the tuna tartare appetizer, the duck with maple sauce entre and the "globe" for desert - loved every bite of each course. The service was wonderful and just a great overall experience. If you are going to Santa Fe you must have dinner at Restaurant Martin.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMa Special DinnerWe had a wonderful dinner here. Every course was special, starting with fresh ingredients and ending with inspired cooking. The service also was outstanding. Highly recommended for foodies.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and Delicious Dishes!We come to Santa Fe often and always enjoy coming to Martin Rios' restaurant. Always good!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for 2The food was amazing and it provided the perfect place for two people to enjoy each other. Service was great, we barely had to wait for anything. I plan on dining here again.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMost memorable dinner in Santa FeWe enjoy several trips to Santa Fe, each year. The dining scene there is dynamic and competitive. Our meal at Restaurant Martin was the most memorable of any dinner, anywhere in Santa Fe, including Luminaria, Geronimo, The Compound, and Santacafe.
The halibut was superb, not too much sauce, perfect spring vegetables with crunch and flavor. Tuna tartare in watermelon reduction was memorable. And thank you for the fairly reasonable prices on the wine list, and the availability of high quality half bottles. Service was spot-on, no hurry, informative,friendly,cordial and professional. Perfection.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Food so fresh and thoughtfully prepared is a rare treat.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very nice restaurant.Very, very nice restaurant. Beautiful table service. Excellent food. Very handsome decor with good art. Not at all stuffy or formal, just everything done very nicely.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite restaurantThis is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The food and service is always wonderful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic serviceAs always, the best service we have in Santa Fe- Whitney was our very personable waiter. Were there for Saturday dinner ($140+ tip), had lamb, the vegetarian special and the valrhona chocolate dessert--- everything was perfect! So flavorful!! We went back the next day for Sunday brunch- mimosa, turkey/green chili/avocado/tomato sandwich and duck quesadillo- both big and delicious! We always eat there when we're in town.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthwest Dining GemFantastic food. Wish the wine list matched the quality of food. Excellent service! The staff graciously accommodated our request to move to another table due to an obnoxious diner next to us. A real gem!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent service and food that is prepared with precision and love. A excellent wine list that would satisfy the most discriminating foodie.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new menu is amazing. TheThe new menu is amazing. The chilled spring pea soup and garden salad are amazing and a beautiful presentation.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been coming to SantaWe have been coming to Santa Fe for the last 20 years almost exclusively to visit family. We always have taken the occasion to have a nice meal together and on this trip we decided to try Restaurant Martin both because of it's reputation and being within walking distance of my sister's house. The space itself was comfortable and looking at the garden area I wished we were eating a little later in the year so we could eat outdoors. The service was superb. Professional and cordial. Each of the four of us had a first and main course. The highlight of the meal was the Warm Cauliflower Flan which was much more than the name implies-good enough to be a main. The venison and pork belly were also wonderful. All of the main courses were excellent es4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesRestaurant Martin is amazing. Food was some of the best in Santa Fe. If your a local, you need to have dinner in this place. If you are a visitor, you will be doing yourself a favor eating here while in town. I'm a foody and this truly is one of my favorite places.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I both loved everyMy wife and I both loved every dish and were treated to wonderful service on top of the great food! We will definitely be dining with Martin Rios again!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat good...and great wine.Great good...and great wine. Presentation of food outstanding...the foamed bernaise was out of this world...Party in your mouth...we will be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalFirst class dining at Restaurant Martin. We were very impressed by the gracious, knowledgeable service and attention to detail. Venison appetizer was lovely, not heavy. Striped sea bass and Atlantic Salmon both exceptionally spiced and prepared. Duck was wonderful. Although a little off the main drag in Santa Fe, which might be a plus, couldn't think of a better place for a cozy dinner. Only drawback is the choice of abstract artwork; but that is a very personal taste.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery lovely Sunday brunch.Very lovely Sunday brunch. Very relaxing with attentive service and great food.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Winner!We love Restaurant Martin and never fail to have a thoroughly satisfying experience.
Chef Martin Rios is an artist who works in the medium of food, without ever tipping over into the ridiculous.
The entire staff always makes us feel welcome and valued, and the warm ambiance of this converted old Santa Fe home is perfect.
On warm summer evenings, the outdoor patio is delightful, too.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great Santa Fe findWe almost passed the restaurant while we were looking for it. Backtracked and found it in a 40's Santa Fe bungalow. Very quaint and reminded me of my childhood growing up in Northern New Mexico. The decor was understated with clean lines. Our waitress, Graciela, was very gracious and knowledgeable with regards to the menu and wines. They were unfortunately, out of several of the wines that we first chose. In the end, Graciela recommended a nice Tempranillo. What makes this place stand out though is the food. From the incredible salads to the tastefully presented entrees and finally dessert. The food was exceptional. We'll be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom service to the food,From service to the food, everything was outstanding. This restaurant was a true gem and quite a find.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch service, meal nicelyTop notch service, meal nicely timed between courses...something that many restaurants "do not get" Artful presentations3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first experienceThis was our first experience at Restaurant Martin. Needless to say, we were very impressed with our dining experience. Every aspect of our meal was a joy. The service was outstanding, food and presentation perfect and the atmosphere was as eye-pleasing as it gets. We can't wait to return!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgenious! delightful! lovely!chef martin is a genious. server whitney is delightful. lovely, lovely evening with my family visiting from philly! thank you so much!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous! Everything wasFabulous! Everything was beautiful and beautifully prepared and served!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food in Santa Fe, andBest food in Santa Fe, and that's saying a lot in a town known for great food. Martin andhis wife Jennifer do a fantastic job with Jennifer making you feel like one of the family and Martin excelling in the kitchen.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Santa Fe!Without question, the best restaurant in Santa Fe. Imaginative dishes featuring local ingredients, fair prices, and superb service. Unfortunately the wine prices range from high $30's & up; it would be nice to have a selection of mid-$20's available.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA corner table,friends,food&wineThere were 6 in our party, there to honor a newly married couple. We were placed at a corner table that was ideal for what turned into a 4 hour evening of delicious wine, dinner and dessert. We were never rushed, even when we were the last ones in the restaurant! On this night, life could not have been better than at Restaurant Martin! Many thanks!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent restaurant re:An excellent restaurant re: service, ambiance, noise, etc. Food presentation was beautiful (A+) - better than food (A-) itself. Staff is outstanding. Will return. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the time of our arrivalFrom the time of our arrival we were treated with the greatest hospitality and service. Limited menu, however. the food was outstanding as well as the service.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations and didWe made reservations and did not get a good table. Two people were sitting virtually in the walkway and the coat on my chair was brushed every time anyone walked by - and there was no room to move over. We were also placed right next to a loud and noisy party so I couldn't hear myself talk half the time. It seems to me that when you make a reservation and the restaurant is not full or crowded, you should be placed somewhere nicer - and there were other tables available. The restaurant feels too cramped and the parking is not good. All this said, the food has always been great - really first rate - and the service, too. Wish they could find a new venue with more room.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite restaurantThis is my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe and I dine out often. The outdoor patio in warmer months should not be missed. The scallops are delicious.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM