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About Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two is a family owned restaurant that has a comfortable, intimate atmosphere for parties large or small. We specialise in Prime cuts of beef filet mignon ribeye New York strip and tableside presentations like Caesar salad and Chateaubriand local 'regulars' call us "a great value in fine dining". Multi-award winning: including Wine Spectator and "top 10 in southwest" We are happy to host dinners for organizations, or private celebrations from 2 to 60, everything is made in-house so special diets are easily accommodated: allergies, gluten free, etc.
"Excellent Food and Service at a Reasonable Price"
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Steak, Fish, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM,
W San Francisco St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we have classical guitar. Our music accompanies dinner & conversation.
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.
6 spots at the front entrance, as well as a private lot "Jefferson Place" 50 feet west on W. San Fransisco Street.
Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.
Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Mother's Day
Dinner for Two Ratings and Reviews
We were having my birthday dinner with friends. There were four of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and our waitress (cute with little ponytails on sides of her head) was delightful and so helpful. wish I could remember her name.
I would tell you to get your roof fixed. We had to move our table because water was dripping on my husband's head. Sort of hilarious at a fine dining restaurant. But all was good once the table was out of the way of the drip.
We are pretty easy going, but some folks might get offended with the drip at a fine dining establishment. Just saying ....
We ate at Dinner for Two on Valentine's evening and had an enjoyable dinner, albeit somewhat disappointed that the restaurant only offered a rather pricey fixed menu that included a somewhat limited choice of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. I guess that I should have anticipated this, but was disappointed not to have been able to order from a more extensive menu that would have offered greater choices without having to pay for desserts that we generally do not eat. The food was well prepared and very good. I will return to this restaurant on evenings where I can order from the menu rather than a fixed holiday menu.
Two thumbs up! Dinner is always above average at Dinner For Two. The dining is mostly quiet, with lights on the dimmer side, it can be romantic if that is the occasion. Highly recommended by all I know whom have been there. The wine list is a little pricey though. Enjoy!
I saw this restaurant on line and was excited about the menus and so made a reservation. When I arrived however they only had a three course dinner option since it was valantines day. Of course none of the things I wanted to try were on the menu. So the chateaubriand and bananas foster was not going to happen. The food they had however was very good so I was not to disappointed.
We found the Sunday special meals to be priced very well though the total experience was rather bland. The crab stuffed trout was flavorless served without a much needed sauce. The strip steak was tasty but all the sides were served cool to the touch. However the table side Caesar salad dressing was outstanding, too bad the lettuce was pedestrian and slightly brown. Dessert We chose the cherry pie and the apple pie. The dough was not good and tasted slightly bitter like the flour was stale. We would like like to try the regular menu and the Chateaubriand. Perhaps it will be a better experience.
This is one of our favorite places to eat in Santa Fe & we were not disappointed. We shared the Lobster Bisque and it was very good. We then ordered Chateaubriand for Two & the flavors were excellent especially accompanied with a bottle of wine. For dessert we share the Banana's Foster & it was delightful as well. We were not rushed through our meal and enjoyed sharing a special night in Santa Fe. Our waitress was attentive & very professional.
Had both the Caesar Salad and Chateaubriand made tableside. Young man did a good job making both. Waitress was quite a bit slow, but she also had a number of tables. Still, she could have been a little quicker, especially delivering the bill. Ordered a particular $30 bottle of wine that we like, but they were out of stock. Waitress offered a $45 (of course!) bottle instead. Gilbert on guitar is always enjoyable for background music. Wish more patrons listened more than talked.
Cozy and unassuming atmosphere with excellent service. The food was very good. Would highly recommend the lobster bisque. Caesar salad is prepared at the table. My wife and I had two separate chicken dishes and they were tasty and nicely presented. Banana Foster was a fun way to end the meal. Look forward to going back.
Simply put: curt welcome upon arrival, service extremely slow, raw vegetables that were to have been cooked, portion not as advertised (I ordered a 10 ounce ribeye and it might have been 7 ounces) cold potatoes and steak not sizzling. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone! There are many restaurants in Santa Fe that you should try.
My wife and I chose this restaurant because it was our anniversary and it was billed as being romantic. Also, the menu was to our taste.
We did find the restaurant to be "romantic." There was quiet music and the sound level was low. The lighting was at a suitable level.
Our waitress was young, attractive with a very nice smile. Her service was excellent throughout the evening.
The food, however, was disappointing.
For appetizers we ordered the crab cakes and coconut shrimp. The two crab cakes were silver dollar sized and unremarkable. The three shrimp were better but my wife and I had to finish cleaning them before we could eat them. Both dishes came with the same remoulade sauce.
I ordered the lobster bisque which was suppose to come with a sherry garnish, but came with creme fraiche instead. It was tasty but would have benefited greatly from the Sherry.
My wife ordered the sunchoke salad which she liked.
My New York steak was cooked to my specifications, though the cut was kind of thin. My wife liked her 7 oz filet. My steak came with both mashed potatoes and string potatoes. They were good, especially the string potatoes, but I would have liked less starch and something green on the plate.
The bananas foster prepared at the table was very good and was probably the best part of the meal, in my opinion.
We learned during the dinner that the restaurant was short three people that evening, so perhaps that had something to do with what I felt were the "deficiencies." But I did feel that none of the food was "surprising." It was generally good but not memorable.
We've been here for New Year's Eve before and it was fabulous, so we went again. This time it wasn't fabulous at all, perhaps a different chef? Our server didn't introduce herself and welcome us to the restaurant, and then she barely spoke and never smiled. We ordered two glasses of wine and our dinner, which was prix fixe and not worth it. The bread arrived and our appetizers arrived and still no wine. Our server was scarce so we couldn't ask where our wine was until she delivered our dinners - she said "Oh" and came back with our wine - no apology for the wait. I had the blue crab cakes which were very dry, my husband had the french onion soup, which came in a wide bowl with a slab of cheese placed over the soup - not your typical french onion soup with the cheese bubbly and melting over the edges of the bowl. My sister in law had the roasted vegetable salad which she enjoyed. For the main meal I had the "frenched" chicken stuffed with sun dried tomatoes and cheese, over polenta. It was not worth the price - boring chicken, barely any flavor and I didn't find any cheese. My husband had the prime rib, and my sister in law had the crab stuffed trout - both enjoyed their meals. The desserts were delicious, but did not make up for the horrible service and meal that I had. I don't think we will be returning for a holiday meal again.
We had a delicious chateaubriand steak for two prepared expertly at the table. The service was friendly and efficient. There was quiet guitar background music which provided a nice ambiance without interfering with conversation. The dinner was one of the best we had while in Santa Fe.
My wife, daughter, and I sure wish we had picked someplace else to eat for Christmas night. I did a review of their website before making reservation. Seemed like a nice menu. There was no mention of a special menu so we were surprised when we were handed a menu for three course meal for $79 a person. It took forever for someone to wait on us. The table next to us had a waitress who was working very hard and attending to the table very well. Our waitress was mostly MIA. When we finally got our food, my daughters filet was under cooked, my wife’s steak was way over cooked, and mine wasn’t too bad but nothing to right up in this review. All our vegetables were soggy except for the overload of brussels sprouts. My wife’s plate hardly had anything on the plate but the steak. Once we finished our meal, it took forever to get our check. I had to get up and go ask for it. Then the waitress never came back to get the bill. I had to take it to her again. Our special meal really turned into a letdown. I do not recommend.
Planned on nice Christmas dinner and we were so disappointed. The menu was totally different than was advertised on the web. Nothing was not appealing to us but we had a good experience last year so we stayed. The service was excellent but the noise from the heater was loud and distracted from the ambience. I got the curry which ended up being a ton of noodles and a few mushrooms for $79! Husband had the veal and everything on the plate was brown even the potatoes. The Christmas bread is superb! So for $300 we are not happy and will not return.
I really wanted to like this place. We had been looking forward to our Christmas Day dinner there for weeks. The hostess allowed a “local” woman to barge ahead of us, I had to fetch our waitress several times. We watch others seated after us order and be served, in short we were ignored. I will admit I was seething as we left and the staff knew it. You can get mediocre food and much better service and pay less in Santa Fe, so may I suggest you dine elsewhere.
We have been coming here for years for all sorts of special events. We were recently here for Christmas dinner. As always, superb food and service. The filet was perfectly done --- the Hungarian mushroom soup deserved it's recent Souper Bowl win. A great place to enjoy a meal in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. We are luck to have them in Santa Fe
Set price for a three course meal including desserts. Had five choices for dessert. When it came time to order dessert, only two choices remained. If serving a set menu and you know how many seats are in the resturant, would expect better planning. Maybe only out of one choice.
Christmas Eve dinner was very disappointing ... waited 10 minutes by host stand before being acknowledged. My husband and I were seated at a table for two that was about 6 inches from the next table. My husband introduced us to the couple since we were basically dining together. Set menu for $79 each. French onion soup was luke warm, coconut shrimp were heavily breaded. Next dessert was brought to us ... when we quickly said we hadn’t received our entrees the server acted surprised! About 20 minutes later we were again brought dessert which we again rejected. When our entrees were served, we were both very disappointed in the quality and presentation of the food. New York strip was very salty and tasted like it had been soaked in Worchestershire sauce. Ribeye was full of fat. Pomme frites were room temperature. Soggy vegetables were included. When I told the server my steak was not good, she didn’t know what to say just removed my plate. When we finally got our desserts, we were so annoyed we just wanted to get out of this poorly managed restaurant with below average food. Steer clear! There are many great restaurants in Santa Fe but this is not one of them. What a waste of money on what we expected to be a wonderful evening.
Very disappointing Christmas Eve dinner. Gluten free options on web menu not available. Veal picata was OK but side dishes were overcooked and tiny. Wife could not have appetizer or desert since advertised gluten free options were not available. Parking is all but nonexistent. Wine and beer only.
This used to be one of my go-to places for delicious, creative food in a lovely atmosphere. No longer. Christmas dinner turned out to be disappointing -- primarily because the NY strip I ordered was tough and fatty. I ate half and took the rest home to feed to my dog because it was mostly gristle.
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