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About 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Welcome to 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, chef-owned and operated for more than two decades. We are dedicated to serving both modern and contemporary French cuisine inspired by seasonal local ingredients. We believe this lends a unique approach to this time-honored cuisine. With a grassroots initiative, almost every dish is prepared from scratch using exceptional care in the procurement of every ingredient. In this way, we pay respect to the community by finding new ways to support Santa Fe’s unique culture of food and art. French food is much more than the classic dishes we all have learned to know and love. It is a philosophy within its composition and a discipline in its technique. Using carefully selected ingredients, we look for ways to enhance a dish rather than overwhelm it. This is where the dance begins between the food and the wine.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
French, Seafood, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Between West Alameda and Paseo De Peralta
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar has ample, convenient parking (a luxury in downtown Santa Fe) located directly across the street from the restaurant. The parking lot is open from 5:30 until closing, and parking is free.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
It had been a long time since we visited 315 and we were sorry we waited so long to come back. We started with a dozen oysters. They were very fresh and a great buy due to the Happy Hour special. We had a great bottle of French Sauvignon Blanc that complemented the oysters. My wife had the lobster ravioli and I had the mussels. Both were very good and reasonably priced. The service was super!
We all love dining at 315 as it is consistently great and the Chef Owner, Louis Moskow is so talented, and the very best at suggesting wines to pair off his extensive list of whole and half bottles. There is a happy hour between 5 and 7 nightly with 1/2 off fresh oysters, and on Tuesdays also 1/2 off bottles of wine. The oysters are some of the best I have ever had and are offered with 3 different sauces. The foie gras is amazing, as is the caesar salad with calamari and everything else. Often, there are special dinners offered that are quite creative.
Restaurant 315 is a real winner!
Good wine and bad food isn'ta great combination. If the Chef would actually stay in the kitchen instead of behind the bar then perhaps the food would be decent, but there is nothing worse than room temperature soup. It's just gross. The chicken cordon blue was smothered in some sauce that tasted burnt that also impacted all the vegetables. The chef was behind the bar and never came to our table.
Don't go here -the food is mediocre. Lots better wine and food around town.
The appetizer squash blossoms were fantastic as well as the salads. We ordered our main courses from the specials board. My pasta with shaved black truffles had no flavor whatsoever and my husband had the crab ravioli. He could not find any crab in them. We were very disappointed considering the price paid. Will not be back anytime soon.
It's a nice French restaurant. The menu is somewhat small but there are gluten free options clearly labeled which was nice. The steak frites had the skinniest and most fries I've ever seen. It was good but not great. Service and ambiance were lovely but I am not sure I would go again.
Excellent bar menu, $10 small plates .... brussels sprouts with small bits of duck confit, great sear/slight char on the sprouts; strip steak with crispy shoestring fries and a salad alongside.
just south of Alameda on Old Santa Fe Trail, something of a hidden gem. We shall return...
The appetizer was a corn flan with, crab and black truffle; the dish tasted of only heavy cream and nothing else coulee be discerned. One main course was duck two ways, breast and confit; both tasted ok, nothing remarkable. The other main course was mussels in white wine and herbs which was delicious; however the fries that came with the mussels were very large "steak fries". nothing like french fires that are typically served everywhere else in the world. Finally, the dessert was their special of the night listed on their chalkboard, peach galette. The galette dough was raw, hard and completely inedible. The worst dessert that I have ever had at a French restaurant.
We decided to try because we live right up the street & it always looked busy. We were however disappointed. The food was just okay and even though my husband & I are light eaters the portions were relatively small. The service was poor with our waiter seeming very stressed. We were the only ones sitting in a back area despite tables being open up front. We will give it one more try because it's in the neighborhood & we can bring our dog to the patio.
The patio in the summertime is beautiful with even a view of the sunset! But the food and wine are the point of this restaurant. An outstanding wine list and the owner/chef is extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the list. Of course, it is Santa Fe with a 'no corkage' rule so the mark-ups are very high. Usually, 3 1/2 times retail.
The food on this visit featured squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese which are an absolute 'must'. Delicious! Also, the soft-shelled crab entree with zuchinni souflee pancakes were explosively delicious. Lamb 'two ways' was perfectly cooked and delicious and those who had the salmon raved about it. Truly excellent food and an owner/chef who constantly innovates.
I made an OpenTable reservation for my wife and me for the Bastille Day dinner and included the following under Special Requirements:
“We are gluten free though a small amount is ok. Please contact me if you cannot accommodate this for the Bastille Day dinner.”
I think this note is straightforward; we weren’t planning to dine at the restaurant if our dietary requirement could not be accommodated for the Bastille Day menu.
When seated we asked the server whether anything on the special menu was not gluten free. She checked with the kitchen and informed us that neither of the entrée offerings could be made gluten free. We ended ordering off the regular menu and had an acceptable meal, but certainly not at the level we anticipated from the Bastille Day dinner menu.
While we have frequented the restaurant in the past, we hesitate to return, certainly not for a meal with a set menu.
315 is one of Santa Fe's better restaurants. It offers alternatives in cuisine and atmosphere. While it is thought to be French in its approach, it is certainly not exclusively so. The option of eating either on their front porch, the bar, or several dining rooms helps meet your mood of the day. The menu is eclectic, and you have the choice of either the regular menu or the bar menu. On my last visit I ordered two of the appetizers and was very pleased with both: squash blossoms and grilled shrimp served on a bed of apricots. My dining companion enjoyed a huge pork chop on the bone. The service is attentive and professional; the staff truly tries to make you feel comfortable and well cared for. It's one of those places that has "a good feel," warm and welcoming and yet somewhat elegant.
We receive their emails and as soon as we learned the squash blossom Beignets were available we hurried in. They are by far the best in town. First place we ever had them 15+ years ago. And we are never disappointed! I also had the Salt Spring mussels which were excellent and my wife had the soft shell crab (evening special) also wonderful. To top it off 1/2 price wine on Tuesday and we were in heaven!
We had a reservation requesting the patio and were disappointed that we were steered to the porch and told we couldn't sit on the patio only to have a group come in behind us without a reservation that was seated on the patio. We had a relatively early reservation and they were already out of the entree we wanted. They also came back to us to tell us our wine selection off their list was not available. To make matters worse they lost our order so we waited a ridiculous about of time before served and then were disappointed with out meal. In addition they poured tap water into our water glasses on top of the sparkling water we ordered and started with vs pouring from the bottle on the table. A huge disappointment.
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