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Dinner for Two

4.5
4.5
2908 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

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Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Fish, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 820-2075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andy Barnes

  • Catering

    Our catering is always a favorite. We meet your highest expectations and the price point that you require. A wide variety of choices to make all your party members happy.

  • Private party facilities

    We have three rooms of varying sizes so you can have a private party for 90 or a romantic dinner for two.

  • Private party contact

    Andy barnes: (505) 820-2075

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    W San Francisco St.

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking At Sandoval Lot. Yates Lot, 50 feet west on W. San Francisco Street.

  • Public transit

    Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.

  • Entertainment

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we have classical guitar. Our music accompanies dinner & conversation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour From 4-6:00 everyday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Wed - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Enjoy Cocktails wine Beer and Appetizers priced from $6 to $8 well mixed cocktails fun and forward thinking food

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Menu

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What 2,908 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Steak

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Romantic

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. BR

    BethR

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Happy Hour in town!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the tableside preparation was amazing! So good!!

  3. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They brought us sparklers and took our picture! So cute and the food was great.

  4. MM

    MarieM

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the patio bar. Clayton gave us great advice on food. He was attentive, fast, fun, and funny. We'll be back - often!

  5. z

    zoeymichaels

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    This was a favorite place last year - but no more. The picatta which used to be wonderful was blah, served hot but tastelessly, with a tiny scoop of lukewarm mashpotatos and colorless, also lukewarm, overcooked vegetables. They had one last bottle of (half flat) pellegrino and were "out of" bread. The fajitas we served like a mushy casserole with the tortillas floating in oil (they provided others).

  6. s

    stephani

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I have always told people that the absolute best Caesar Salad in Santa fe was at Dinner for 2. We were all so disappointed that you no longer serve it outside. It was my birthday and I was craving it. Oh well, maybe next fall.

  7. TR

    TaRaB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had great drinks, food and a great time with my friends and staff at Dinner for Two. The best happy hour value in town!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Visiting Santa Fe and the place was recommended. The steak Oscar and NY strip were excellent. We had the table side Caesar which was good but not excellent. We had the carrot cake for dessert and highly recommend. Overall a great dining experience

  9. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice place for happy hour, because a full dinner is just sometimes too much. My biggest gripe is NO BEER. Yes BEER! Plenty of good local offerings from local micro breweries around that I think would go well with your food. Mixed drinks are fine, but a little to stuffy for me. Come on! This is SF, not NY! You want NY, go there!

  10. LM

    LynetteM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time at Dinner for Two - food and drinks are the best!

  11. DR

    DavidR

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    My wife went to Dinner For Two for Mother's day. I ordered the ribeye and my wife the surf n turf. The steaks were a little too much pink as we both ordered well done. The Ceasar salad was good as well as the banana flaming desert. Both were prepared by the same very nice, energetic young man who explained each ingredient to both items. Pricey, but worth it once and a while.

  12. M

    Mary

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Disappointed to learn that Dinner for Two is no longer doing its great Happy Hour! Otherwise everything was lovely. Food was wonderful. Cherries Jubilee for dessert is a must!

  13. MG

    MarkG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We had a reservation for the outdoor patio but didn’t realize that meant bad techno music blaring. We asked them to change the music or let us sit inside and they ignored us.

  14. JP

    JacobP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of the best dinners that we have had in quite awhile. Everything was seasoned perfectly it was quite a joy we will be back again

  15. G

    Gram

    New Mexico

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We always enjoy Dinner for Two! Have been fans for many years. Andy & his crew are attentive & accommodating. The food never disappoints. The happy hour is perfect with good prices, good food, the same good service. The patio is open!! Enjoyable.

  16. PG

    PaulG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We had really been looking forward to this dinner, but were disappointed with the service that was so slow, even with 5pm reservations, we only had ordered 3 happy hour small plates before the waiter told us happy hour was over ...at 6:02pm This despite my trying to get the waiter's attention for 5-10 minutes, before he finally came over. They ran out of buns, so no pulled pork sliders. They didn't have enough staff to prepare their signature tableside Caesar, yet they charged us $30 for it anyway. To be clear, we got no Caesar, tableside or prepped in the kitchen. The oyster mushroom risotto was amazing, but every other dish was a bit of a let down, steak nachos with steak riddled with far too much fat. Our friends ordered this, as well and theirs looked awesome. But other dishes fell short of the raves we'd read online, including the salmon fish and chips (garlic truffle potato strings). and the "famous" Carrot Cake with lovely moist cake and a most disappointing, buttery frosting instead of cream cheese.. This could be more personal preference on the frosting. Taken together, it was a disappointing evening. We my give them another shot, cbecause of so many positive reviews online and the menu is tremendous.

  17. RM

    RichardM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great value, nice outdoor patio and very courteous staff! One of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe! Keep up the great work!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, its so hard to find a resturant this good. Everything we ate was fabulous. I would rate the risotto the best I've ever had. Steaks perfect, and the pulled pork mole enchilada was an amazing blend of flavors in a very modern way. Great atmosphere and close to the plaza.

  19. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Happy Hour, great staff and the food is terrific.

  20. RJ

    RoyJohn

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Service was slow to start but improved. Meal was good and the drinks even better.

  21. GF

    GreatFoodNoAmbience

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    Arrived, no outside seating without notice. I think this important as on their website they said it was dog friendly. We did not bring our dog this time, thank goodness, or our anniversary dinner would have been missed (prob. best to call ahead - though a restaurant of this quality should update their website or the patron with changes). We arrive at our reservation time, are told it will be a 10-15 min wait (prob. b/c they overbooked and closed the outside seating). Ok, I can wait, but there is no waiting area. We stood, in the way, as waiters zipped by with food, more people came in the door, we had to stash away in the bathroom hallway. After 10 min, a bar table became open as a group of 4 were waiting to be seated in the main dining area. We asked, could we sit there while our table is still being prepared, we were met with who I assume is actually the GM, saying, "I guess so, I'll have your table ready in like 4 minutes" in a gruff tone. Ok, at least we're no longer in a bathroom hallway. So we sit, then the person getting our table ready, asks if we wanted to sit there, we said no, we prefer the table in the main dining area since we could not sit outside, we were just waiting - out of the way. We get seated, wait another 5, get some water. Wait another 5 minutes (It's 6:30pm now). Waiter stops by to get drinks, we order cocktails off their cocktail menu and our waiter says, "Our bar's really busy, these are going to be like 10-15 minutes are you sure you want them?" Uh...yes, we want drinks at our dinner despite the uninviting time frame. It wasn't until we ordered the meal that our waiter seemed to realize we're actual customers. The rest of the night went fine despite the closeness of tables and loudness in the main room. Dinner for two felt like dinner at a bar, that's too busy for the customer. The salad guys were the nicest people working there and the food is excellent. Would have thought that it would have been a better experience for the price tag.

  22. BS

    BrianS

    Portland

    122 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    This was our second time there in 3 weeks. Unfortunately it will probably be our last. I ordered the NY STRIP but was served a different bar-b-que cut. The vegetables on both our plates obviously came out of some large vat or skillet plus my plate had both Mashed potatoes and frizzled onions. My Old Fashion cocktail was just bourbon and water.

  23. SR

    SRTECATE

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was great. Ceasar Salad awesome. Ordered the tomahawk steak. Tasted good but over cooked. Ordered med. rare came out med. well. They did take off 60.00 for the steak. Never ordered that expensive of a steak so disappointed it wasn't cooked perfectly.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and attentive wait staff. Would definitely come again!

  25. FM

    FoodieMichaelB

    Orange County

    73 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Having come from the former night of dining at Santacafé where the experience was amazing, for a mere $60 less in cost, the experience was far inferior. First of all, with the name of the restaurant being “Dinner For Two” I was expecting a more romantic experience with my wife. That was not the case. We had outdoor seating which was right along a relatively busy street and, on top of that, the music was some sort of Trans or house music that was loud and with a fast beat - hardly a good experience and not commensurate with the name. We were never asked if we wanted bread while others around us received it. We ordered two glasses of wine and that was fine. We also ordered coconut shrimp (it came with 3 pieces). In most places, when you have two persons dining, the waiter should let you know this and ask perhaps if we may have wanted one more to give us each two. Not a chance here. We also ordered the risotto with mushrooms. The risotto was good but the shrimp was fair. Then while we actually had the appetizers on our table and we were actively eating them, the waiter looks at us and asks us if we wanted appetizers- like she totally forgot to even look at us and the table to see or remember that she already got that for us. Wow! I ordered the crispy chicken and my wife ordered the crab stuffed trout. Neither was all that great. It was average but did not really have much flair to the taste. It looked great though as you can see in my photos. Don’t be fooled. Also, given that the forecast for the evening was that temperatures were to drop to 39, we asked if they had any heaters and they said no and not for this time of year. Other restaurants we have gone to in Santa Fe in the same week had them, however. All in, I was very disappointed in the food, the service and the ambiance. Not recommended…

  26. p

    patrick

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Went there for happy hour with a friend. Happy hour food choices very impressive, many tasty choices at good prices. Happy hour alcohol choices not impressive, but luckily your can order off the regular drink menu and get a decent glass of wine. The noise level on the outdoor patio is a fly in the ointment. Restaurant keeps the music at a high volume, so when the place begins to fill, people need to talk loudly to hear each other over the music. After a while it all escalates and the noise becomes unpleasant. TURN THE MUSIC DOWN, so people can talk at a normal volume!

  27. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was stellar. The service impeccable. Had a wonderful experience all around.

  28. DS

    DarleneS

    Tulsa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The portions were perfect, their mixed drinks were outstanding, and the service was excellent. Business casual attire is acceptable, although there were others in jackets and slacks.

  29. MT

    MarkT

    DO NOT USE

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, would definitely come here again!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe and definitely a favorite of mine for years. Also an amazing happy hour hands down. Highly recommended.

  31. k

    kathryn

    New Mexico

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very good meal, good service. Bourbon offerings are limited, but an excellent Duckhorn cabernet available by the glass. The table side caesar salad was outstanding.

  32. BK

    BeautifulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner !we went for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! Service friendly and food excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wish we had found this gem years ago! Everything was excellent!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Service was horrific! The when it finally arrived was good. We arrived and was seated right away at 6:15 and didn’t receive our dinner until 8:30. All the while a table right beside use sat after we arrived had the staff tripping over themselves to serve them. One of the worst dining experience I’ve had. It is important to note the restaurant was well staffed and the surrounding table appeared to be well taken care of.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was okay. Drinks came our slower than the food.

  36. KC

    KenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Table for Two was a great dining experience both in terms of ambiance and the quality of the food and service.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a perfect date night out

  38. VK

    VerneK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Appetizer portion was ridiculously small. Mains arrived cold. Sent back to kitchen, came back and meat that was supposed to be medium rare came back well done. Nothing to do about it but not go back apparently.

  39. B

    Bobonan

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my birthday here. The service was attentive, but not intrusive and the food was exceptional. It was crowded so noise level was moderate, but it did not distract from our intimate dinner for two.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For our anniversary—had the Caesar salad and chateaubriand for two. Great presentation—fun and entertaining. Very good food. Pleasant wait staff. Wonderful evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Dinner for Two

106 N. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W San Francisco St.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Fish, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking At Sandoval Lot. Yates Lot, 50 feet west on W. San Francisco Street.

  • Public transit

    Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Barnes

  • Entertainment

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we have classical guitar. Our music accompanies dinner & conversation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 820-2075

  • Catering

    Our catering is always a favorite. We meet your highest expectations and the price point that you require. A wide variety of choices to make all your party members happy.

  • Private party facilities

    We have three rooms of varying sizes so you can have a private party for 90 or a romantic dinner for two.

  • Private party contact

    Andy barnes: (505) 820-2075

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