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Dinner for Two

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$30 and under
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Steak
Dinner for Two has been named Best Steakhouse in New Mexico. 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 value in fine. 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

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2185 people are saying
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vipJohnJ
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious birthday dinner! Great covid19 safe practices. We’ll be back!

Wonderful cocktails and wine list!

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Rick
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was great and we had an amazing evening overall.

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Chexican
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff were excellent, and the patio area is cozy, while remaining social distanced. Health-wise, all of the servers wear masks and gloves, I felt as though proper precautions were being taken. Apart from the service and atmosphere though, it was an underwhelming experience. For appetizers my date and I got the mexican shrimp cocktail and the caesar salad made tableside. While the salad was a fun spectacle, the shrimp cocktail was a disappointing soupy mess, consisting of a goblet of salsa with a half dozen tiny shrimp scattered throughout. I looked forward to a redeeming entree, and while my date's crab stuffed trout was excellent, I was not fortunate enough to say the same. but I ordered a ribeye cooked medium, what I ended up paying $34 for was an overcooked piece of leather. We did not stay for dessert, so I can't speak to that, although the menu did sound enticing. Despite the atmosphere and friendly servers, I judge a steakhouse on its steak and would not say the food was not worth the price. I don't believe we will be returning.

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vipAaronA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food wasn’t cooked as well as our first visit

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KathyK
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday celebration. Enjoyed sitting outside.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a enjoyable experience the staff was very friendly and made you free welcome and important. The food was outstanding in every way shape and form. We have found a new favorite place to enjoy a wonderful dinner.

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RobinC
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bartender in Santa Fe. Also best value for happy hour!

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vipSamM
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had an early reservation on a Saturday evening. Arrived about 10 minutes early and was asked to wait as they didn’t open until 10 minutes later. OK...no problem. A minute or two later was asked by a second person to be seated. OK...again, no problem. I took a seat and then the first guy said...I thought I asked you to wait. I said he had, but someone else said to be seated. A little awkward, but no big deal, I guess. Asked if I wanted to have a drink and I said OK...a gin and tonic. The menu had several kind of specialty cocktails and fine and tonic was not on that list. The waiter looked for it on the menu and I said it wasn’t on there...but could I get a G&T? He said OK and I did eventually get the drink. The food was good...everyone had something different, but good. The biggest issue was that their outdoor dining was right by a busy street and it was loud. Motorcycles. Kids revving up their motors. Clearly, the restaurant has the outdoor dining they have, it if you want a quiet spot...I’d go elsewhere. Again, not the restaurant’s fault at all.

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CathyS
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for for a birthday celebration. We ordered the mushroom truffle soup which is a favorite. The Châteaubriand made table side was prepared perfectly, the meat is tender and well seasoned. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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AzSpots
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at this restaurant was wonderful. Great staff, really pleasant live, acoustic guitar music, and great food. Our dinner overlapped happy hour so we saved a few bucks on appetizers and drinks. Everything we had was very good : coconut shrimp, crab cakes, beef tips with queso, veal picatta, and scallops fettuccine. And tres leche cake. Clayton gave us great service and the patio is nice, even though you can hear some street noise (unavoidable). Owner stopped by the table to let us know he appreciates our business. Don't let the name fool you.... It isn't just for couples! Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night was awesome at dinner for ywo

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vipManfredL
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We sat inside - the weather was getting too cool for outside. Very quiet, three tables occupied. Great attentive service. That is the good news.
Let us turn our attention to the food. We ordered the Thursday special the prime rib, medium rare. It came within two minutes.
It was a nice portion, medium, moderately tender. The presentation sucked. The veggies arrived as a spoon full of undefinable green stuff. We love this place, but this was awful: it’s not classy to just dump everything on the plate - next time plate it as if YOU want to eat it!

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LisaM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn't a bad meal on this menu, everything criminally delicious, and the staff is so, so helpful and good. Thank you, will be back!

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Bobo
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have eaten a number of times at Dinner for Two. Enjoyed our visit. The dining room was not crowded probably due to COVID time. Only complaint we had was the volume of music. We asked a couple of times to turn the dance music down a notch but it didn’t happen. It probably would have been fine if more people were in the room but it didn’t lend to a quiet dinner with my honey. My veal piccata was outstanding and my bride had the crab stuffed salmon and cleaned her plate with many sounds of satisfaction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal! We went during happy hour and ordered a little of everything- every single dish was beautifully prepared, fresh, and delicious. We brought our 2 kids under 10, and sat on the patio. Road noise was a little obnoxious, but not awful (the restaurant can’t help some cars in Santa Fe wish they were on Fast and Furious). You MUST order the carrot cake, it’s the best I’ve ever eaten. We will return, it’s our new favorite place!

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vipBoulder
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went for their Sunday evening 3-course meal. While it was pretty good, we expected more. As others have said, outdoor seating is loud with the busy road right there. Plus, a family brought their kids (the only kids there) and it pretty much ruined the atmosphere. In terms of food, the soup was really good (the best of the 3 courses). There were quite a few entrees to choose from, but over half of them had an upcharge. I chose the fettuccine with bay scallops and capers. Unfortunately, there were WAY too many capers, which resulted in a very salty dish. The scallops were slightly over cooked. Dessert was disappointing. If we were to go again, we would have simply ordered off the happy hour menu and skipped the 3 course dinner.

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Santiago
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Dinner for Two. We were seated immediately and greeted by the wait staff. The food was terrific. We started with the Caesar Salad for Two, prepared table-side. Although vey good, I do not believe that the table-side show justified the price (my spouse disagrees with my assessment). My spouse had the Idaho Trout with Crab Meat and I had the NYS Strip Steak with Blue Cheese and Truffle Frittes. Each dish was delicious and well-prepared. For dessert, we shared the Tres Leches Cake, which was fantastic. The service was very good throughout the evening. We had only two (2) minor complaints, one of which is not the restaurant's fault. There is quite a bit of road noise on Guadalupe Street (we ate outside). The other was the music played by the DJ. It was inappropriate for a classy restaurant like Dinner for Two

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant and the food is delicious. I have been there 4 times and they never disappoint. My favorite food items are the 12ioz grass fed filet , Caesar salad and the bananas foster. Great job owners and staff !

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Juey
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for special events, food is amazing, owner is a great conversationalist and atmosphere is relaxing.

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JacobW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Some of the more rude denizens of Santa Fe drove by a couple of times with loud exhaust pipe on there trucks, but that aside it was a beautiful evening.

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TerriS
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was underwhelming at best. The "crab stuffed trout in brown butter sauce" was trout with a whisper of crab flakes in some sort of a green -- maybe pesto? -- sauce, and there was no hint of coconut on the coconut crusted shrimp on the sampler platter. Disappointing experience for high prices. We won't be back.

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vipRLS123
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Waited 10 minutes for the server to acknowledge I was their and start service. Very slow service. And How hard can it be to cook a steak to the proper temperature. Asked for medium rare. Steak comes out bloody red rare. Sent it back. Comes back well done. And tough as nails. They at at least asked if I would like a different entree. Third time the new steak did come out med rare. But still a very tough chewy piece of meat. I would not recommend this place.

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vipLovefood
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Will not dine outdoors again - too noisy but love indoor dining

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was so looking forward to dinner here and dining on the patio but after waiting for a long time to even have our drink order taken and then so much longer after that to have our food order taken, I was disappointed. Service at a restaurant of this price scale should be up to par. You can really hear the traffic during dinner. A good way to drowned that out would be play music from a speaker system when there is no live music. Our drinks were very good we had a bourbon smash. The food was delicious. What would’ve helped waiting for our order to be taken would have been a bread basket.

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NeoFiasco
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails! Best we had in downtown Santa Fe area. Good value for food; we got the 3 course for $25

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JoeU
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and menu. They even have a guitar playing adding to the ambiance. We will go back.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner out we have ever had! Thank you. We have already recommended to others.

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LeonardG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Believe food is overpriced. Good food but definitely overpriced

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Keridur
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My server was outstanding and my 3 course Sunday dinner was very fine. Thank you, kitchen and staff!!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun and delicious - will be back for sure for happy hour with friends

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Jayman
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The service was great as well. Everyone was really nice

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KateJ
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can go whole hog or just enjoy a light dinner. Very pleasant way to spend an evening.

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Cherbear
Springfield
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They did their best considering it was raining, windy and miserable and all that was open due to COVID was outdoor seating. The wind picked up our table umbrella and dropped it back right on top of me which made our experience memorable.
We were able to finish our wine and take our food to go. The steak I ordered was cooked perfectly and delicious, my husbands seafood sampler was delicious as well!
All I really wanted was bananas foster but had to forgo it this time 😢

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We sat outside due to covid restrictions under an umbrella in the pouring rain. We were celebrating 20 years married that night and it was hilarious, delicious, and much more. Memorable date!

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vipSteveBarn
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Ceaser salad made at the table is the best. One of a few restaurants where you can get a real Ceaser salad. Veal was prepared properly. The lamb chops were excellent and cooked to perfection. We will return.

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GabrielleG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding per usual perfect place to celebrate our anniversary

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vipLululick
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. Started with the green chili chicken flatbread and crab cakes. Then shared the New York strip with green chili queso. Steak was prepared perfectly!! Love the new patio area also.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Drinks were fabulous and food was delicious.

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CamK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner For Two is our favorite restaurant in Same Fe. When we go out it is a special occasion and I'm willing to splurge for the best steak around. We're treated like family.

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vipRubyG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Santa Fe often and have been wanting to try this place for a while. We were so pleased with our experience! We went late on a Sunday and they have a 3 course dinner for only $25. The portions were perfect and the food itself surpassed our expectations. They’re patio was so romantic and the service was spot on. We can’t wait to come back next time we’re in town.

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 2185 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.