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Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar

182 reviews
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$30 and under
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In 1882, Abraham Staab, a European immigrant who became one of Santa Fe’s most prosperous merchants, built a Victorian mansion on property that now belongs to La Posada. Abraham’s elegant wife, Julia, entertained local society and visiting dignitaries in incomparable style. Legend has it that Julia so loved her home that she has never left it.

Today, we celebrate Julia Staab as our muse and honor her name and legendary hospitality with the opening of Julia, A Spirited Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant features innovative, locally sourced dishes as well as an extensive selection of fine wines and spirits.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
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Phone number
(505) 954-9670
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Jerman
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The resort offers wedding and meeting facilities, featuring our award-winning cuisine, for up to 300 people.
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 182 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SFgourmand (New Mexico)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was our second visit to Julia during Santa Fe Restaurant Week. Our experience last year was very good. This year was very disappointing. The appetizers were okay, but not great. The entrees were horrendous. Both the fish and the beef were overcooked and there was nothing special about the way either was plated. The dessert selection was okay, but also not great. The sole redeeming quality was the service, which was excellent.

wellnesschapeau (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

we made a dinner of sharing the “small plates” and found everything to be utterly delicious.

vipStephen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Visiting Santa Fe. We wanted to get away for a quiet lunch and some great food. Although Julia was a bit of a walk it was well worth it. The food was great. Service could have been a bit more attentive. Overall a great experience. Will dine there again....

LoveItalianfood (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We have eaten here a number of times... very nice. Then there was this past week. Took a dear friend for a special dinner. Special it was. Ordered a variety of things, but for myself, octopus followed by mussels was the fare. After a longgg wait the octopus arrived, lots of sauce, hard to fine the meal.... then the mussels finally arrived.... strange they should be cool.. never had them this way. Bread? No bread! My friend's noted similar. What are mussels without bread? We asked and after a long struggle between the refrigerator and oven a very small corn bread in a very hot iron pan arrived. That's were the heat for the mussels went. Clever! And the poor server who tried so hard, but it seemed like his first night and he was actually shaking as he bravely carried out the food.

Normally we love this place but with only 3 other tables occupied, it seems word had quietly slipped out and we were not on the informed list. Julia... get it together. raise the kitchen's standards by first advising them there are standards in Santa Fe... train the poor server and give him a chance to learn his trade before being subjected to the real thing.. and for God's sake
serve a proper bread with (warm) sea food..... The legislature is in town. Where is your pride?

Gman (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive and provided great service. The waiter made several suggestions and we each had his suggestions. The red chili pork short rib was excellent. The red chili sauce was perfect and the meat fell off the rib bone. The meat was tender and tasted great. The steak was prepared as requested and was tender. The salmon was also excellent.

vipsfelind (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Out of first choice; one tamale was great but the second one couldn’t be cut into it was so hard. They brought another tamale and it was as fabulous as the first one.

vipBobbo (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Better than the reviews we saw.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Innovative, delicious

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was mediocre- service was very poor- waiter did not even check on us to see if we liked our food- my wife had an issue with her meal and we had to wait almost 20 minutes for the waiter to come to speak with us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Food and service were great

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Three of us had breakfast at Julia's Christmas Day. Great food, good service especially considering the crowd. Best hash browns I've ever had.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner...seated over 30 minutes late, once wait staff, no water...nothing for another 20 minutes. We had to seek out and request wait staff. Served spoons. Entree cold and had to go back. Finished at 10:20...for an 8pm meal. Special Christmas Eve price fixed very disappointed

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Came here for the pre fixe meal and was sorely disappointed. Food was cold and slow. Service was mediocre. Spend your money somewhere else.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was horrible and the service was even worse. We were very excited about celebrating Christmas dinner at this place but we couldn’t wait to leave. The dinner was a preset dinner and we had to wait for about 1 hr to get the appetizer never got the 3er course. Just not the best experience 😩

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Xmas vacay! In beautiful Santa Fe. Warm smiling wait people, fantastic heritage architecture and inspirational art everywhere. 4 different Benedict’s to choose from, local gourmet ingredients for omelettes and black coffee with a pow! We had a great breakfast brunch.