Dinner for Two

4.5
2646 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Dinner for Two has been named Best Steakhouse in New Mexico.
Excellent Food Great cocktails and A fun dinning environments. We specialize in Prime cuts of beef Filet Mignon Rib-eye, New York strip as well as table-side presentations like Caesar salad and Chateaubriand and Bananas foster. Please Call To make a reservation for our dog friendly Patio. Multi-award winning: including Wine Spectator and top 10 in southwest and Best Cocktail. Our cocktails are Well made fun and Forward Thinking, With a emphasis on Seasonality. Happy hour is from 4 -6:30 in the Bar Only. We love to host dinners for Weddings organizations, or private celebrations from 2 to 90, everything is made in-house so special diets are easily accommodated: allergies, gluten free, etc.
Excellent Food and Service at a Reasonable Price
Parking on any local street meter Sunday park for free at any meter

Offers

  • Happy Hour From 4-6:00 everyday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Wed 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Fri 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Enjoy Cocktails wine Beer and Appetizers priced from $6 to $8 well mixed cocktails fun and forward thinking food

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2646 people are saying
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PaulS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent evening. Great food and service. Have probably been to Dinner for Two a dozen times.

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vipBrock
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The famous Caesar salad was not what a Caesar salad should be.
Out table was rickety, but the service was good and I love the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was one my favorite paces to eat I’m SF. However, had a really bad experience last visit. Service was awful. We had to wait 15 minutes for a menu. Our waiter was clearly annoyed when we asked for a happy hour menu and was rude. He was so rude that we asked to talk to a manger. The owner actually came and basically said NOTHING. Lastly, the 30 dollar Cesar salad was horrible. Clearly something haschanged and I will not be going back.

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vipCeeJay
New York Area
222 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chateaubriand and bananas foster were delicious. Drinks were really pricey. No parking close by. We called and they told us to park in public lot and they would pay for it by stamping ticket. Not true. We had to pay $12. Only got $2 discount

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vipSarahL
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Oyster mushroom soup is amazing!!!

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vipJoanB
Denver
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

If you want to experience what good restaurants were like 40 years ago, this is the place for you. The menu is not creative. The caesar salad prepared at the table was dreadful; the dressing made the already warm lettuce limp. The steak temperatures were prepared correctly, but couldn't the sides have been interesting? There are so many good restaurants in Santa Fe; go to them instead of this one.

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DeborahK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place for supper! It was hopping on a Sunday night and the crowd did not affect the quality of the food. We loved the Caesar Salad prepared table side.

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LarryM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. I had the Sampler as my main course and my wife had the Mole. I was very happy that the tables were spaced far apart in the dining room area both for privacy and COVID safety. Suggest calling ahead to find out about the location of the valet parking as the valet parking sign is not easy to see when driving by and there is no on street parking on the adjacent streets.

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EllenW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and we highly recommended it to friends.

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elizabethN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the special… Steak(three cuts to choose from),Lobster tail and coconut shrimp , served w tender asparagus and mashed potatoes. Absolutely perfectly cooked and served
Will be back next time we are in Santa Fe!

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JenK
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was okay. I went there to celebrate my birthday, the owner acknowledged that it was my birthday, when I checked in but that was it. There was a big table right next to me and they had a birthday celebration as well. They got sparklers and the birthday gal got a carrot cake. My advice, take care of your single patrons. I don’t think I will be going back.

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vipbfullerfoto
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. Fantastic service and the food was terrific. Santa Fe style eclectic vibe, clearly a place favored by locals as well as tourists. We had the chateaubriand for two which I thought was a bargain at $90. Great wine list, too!!

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JuanR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plan ahead (with reservation through open table app) then you don't want to regret! My best reservation, ever!

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vipchap621
Tulsa
98 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Group of four out-of-staters, and our first time at Dinner for Two. We came because of their former presence at the SF Wine and Chili Festivals, which we attended annully, pre-pandemic. Cosy restaurant. Hard floors and ceilings made it too noisy for our comfort, but as noist neighbers left, it became better.
I had oyster soup as first course, and mussels for main course, both well-prepared, but the mussels had no discernable garlic, which I like. Prompt, friendly service, fully staffed restaurant. A pleasant evening.

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MichaelF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not hesitate one moment to dine here! But...make it outside. The interior is not so inviting as being in the open-air seating area. Most entrees appear as appetisers, so if you have a tough time deciding, choose 4 appetizers like we did. And the carrot cake? Do not leave without trying it...as well as the peach (from the chef's garden) margarita~

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GailI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salad, steak , lobster and he carrot cake were excellent!

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TomP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good
My wife had trout and I had steak. We had bananas foster for dessert (highly recommend).

Only beef was that the guitar player (about 30 feet away) was just too damn loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The seafood platter was a disappointment. The salmon was cold and the size of your thumb. Three medium size were tasty but lukewarm and the crab cakes were tiny and again lukewarm is a stretch. More like an appetizer than an entree in my opinion.

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DebbieR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great as always!

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LesJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. The food prepared perfectly. The service was just right. Not too much, not too little. The prices were in line with fine dining so no sticker shock. Parking around the Plaza is always an issue, using the nearby garage is your best option. It's only a block away. Would definitely return for special occasion and definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy and his staff make everything wonderful and truly a great experience.

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DavidP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiters were nice. Delmonico steak was tough and not done quite right.

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vipchristopher
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steak that I have had in years. Perfectly prepared. The mixologist behind the bar is a wizard. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced. We ate at a hightop table in the bar and had a great time. You could watch them cook in the open kitchen. I thought the noise level would be high, but it wasn’t

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JamieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner experience, food was delicious. We would highly recommend if visiting Santa Fe,NM

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LarryG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding. Their grass-fed filet was the best I've had in quite some time. Friendly staff. We ate on the outdoor patio, which was heated. Go.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but not exceptional. The waiter seemed he was in a hurry, in fact, he didn’t even share the specials with our table. The table next to us told us the specials after we ordered. Upsetting.

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DavidL
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Ceasar Salad in the world and best Bananas Foster. Great place to have dinner!

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JimS
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Presentation was excellent Elvis prepared our châteaubriand table side with all the ingredients explained as he was cooking!! It was very entertaining and mouth watering. That first bite was heavenly. My dirty martini and my husbands margarita was exactly the way we like it as well. The only negative comment we had was the wine list was very limited. But the drinks made up for it.
We definitely will go again and try the other things on the menu

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had stopped here in 2019 for their table side Caesar Salad and had a hankering for another so made reservations in September of 2021. The salad was very good and prepared as a Caesar Salad should be with plenty of garlic and anchovies. Our meal consisted of the Caesar Salad for two, a bowl of their delicious award-winning oyster mushroom soup, a beer, and a glass of wine. With tip, the cost was a bit over $100.00. A bit daunting for soup and salad, but we were celebrating being able to get back to a sit down meal in restaurants. Other menu items looked very interesting.

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DuranH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I split the Ceaser salad, it was different but still great. I had the Filet, which was amazing. My wife had the mussels and loved them. The wine list was decent, prompt service and a friendly atmosphere.

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vanda1
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was fair a tough steak and salty enchiladas

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Gary
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and excellent atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and fun to see it being prepared at your table.

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Hiker
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out party of four was warmly greeted and an inviting table was waiting. Service was responsive to our requests and attentive but not overly. The enchiladas with mole were first-class and the tres leches cake very light and flavors balance. I highly recommend Dinner for Two.

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AprilC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for Two is literally THE BEST. Our go to weekly for their astonishing happy hour (the best in Santa Fe — get the steak tips with green Chile queso!) and a shoe in for special occasions and visits from family. Whenever we have dinner, I get the filet Oscar. Highly recommend; medium rare, of course. Finish your night off with tableside bananas foster. The service is beautiful, I always feel taken care of and loved!

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Joser
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, service was great, parking sucks

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MHZZ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a big group of people and it was one of the best dinners I've had here in town. Appetizers, drinks, entrees were all outstanding and everyone seemed very pleased with their meals and the overall experience.

JP
JaniceP
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Excellent menu variety and delicious offerings. I have had a lot of trout dishes but this was the very best. the mussels were divine.

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Bcn52
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parking is very difficult with no direction we’re to park

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AutumnS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The cocktails were delicious. Loved the mushroom soup, crab cakes, Caesar salad, and tres leches cake. The service was friendly and pleasant but had problems with providing napkins and appropriate silverware. I know restaurants are struggling so I hope this resolves itself as we come out of the pandemic. Loved the DJs music choices but too loud when seated right under a speaker.

FAQs

Dinner for Two offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 820-2075.

Dinner for Two is rated 4.5 stars by 2646 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.