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Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar, Santa Fe, NM

Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar

4.3
4.3
380 Reviews
$30 and under
American
SPIRITED DINING AND DRINKS IN SANTA FE

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern
  • 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.
  • Phone number
    (505) 954-9670
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jon Jerman
  • Catering
    The resort offers wedding and meeting facilities, featuring our award-winning cuisine, for up to 300 people.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (505) 954-9670
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Cross street
    Paseo de Peralta
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Good for business meals

  • New Mexico

    American

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Healthy

380 Reviews
  1. Mikey

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Lunch. Grilled Caesar Salad and Green Chili stew. DELICIOUS! Service was also Great. Thank Y’all very much! Cheers!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My partner and I had a dinner reservation here and though it looked nice through the previous pictures posted by past customers, it was unpleasant to say the least. We were sat near the kitchen and it became noisy to the point where we had asked to be moved somewhere else. Upon viewing the menu, there were maybe 20 items total including appetizers and main dishes. Prices made our stomachs drop as we watched what other customers had chosen to eat. A $52 dollar plate in my mind would seem as if the portions were reasonable with the price, but they go off more presentation rather than size of the dish. Ultimately, we decided to have a drink at the bar a take off to a different restaurant down the road.

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  3. SteveK

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went Valentines day. When we got there, there was only a specific menu for the day. This was not advertised when booking. It was a good five course meal. There were two choices for main course for two people: a buffalo tomahawk steak or a salmon in puff pastry. We chose the salmon. Appetizer was great. Salad soup course was great. But when it came time for the main course the floor manager came out and informed us that they had run our of salmon so he would sell us the steak for the same price. Neither of us wanted steak but there really wasn't a choice. I discussed with the manager the best way to cook this buffalo. We agreed it should be medium rare which is fine because that would have been my choice. We also were able to order two side dishes and we choose asperges and scalloped potatoes. When the course came the buffalo was medium well, and thus dry and tough. The scalloped potatoes were cold. The asparagus was fine. The upshot is we complained to the floor manager and he comped us the cost of the main course and all of our drinks which was a fair resolution. What is had to understand is how a restaurant of this caliber could run out of one of the only two main courses available and how their kitchen could screw up on the order so much.

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  4. JohnG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They ran out of the food we ordered but it took them a while to tell us. When they finally did we ordered something different but it also too over an hour to get and when we did it was cold. They people were nice but an hour dinner took over 2 hours and the food was cold.

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  5. EvaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food the atmosphere the staff the location all perfect!

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  6. MariaWAS

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals in Santa Fe. We know we have tried them all.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great service excellent fire too much salad dressing

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  8. ArtemisiA

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a very tasty brunch (3 Sisters skillet, buttermilk pancakes). Staff were attentive, not crowded.

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  9. PhGeek

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the room to ourselves. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Real wood fire in the fireplace, carefully tended, made it especially cozy.

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  10. JosephB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Charming restaurant… overpriced; however, apropos for the DT SF area.

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  11. MaryH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience - Delicious food - Fantastic service - We can't say enough about this restaurant and about La Posada in general. We will definitely return.

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  12. DONN

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint atmosphere, excellent food, friendly staff.

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  13. Carol

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food suggestions on target! Beautiful dining room. Food 5 star. Carolyn

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  14. Hazel

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Julia for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was boarder line horrible. I sent back my first entree that was inedible rubber fish. I opted for turkey and they brought a turkey leg that resembled a bad State Fair turkey leg. Overall the food was very overpriced and disappointing. The staff was wonderful and charming, but that can't make up for the horrible high priced food.

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  15. AnnjenetteT

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving at Julia's was extraordinary! Service outstanding, food delicious and the value was exceptional. Thank you for making our family feel so welcome. We will see you next year.

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  16. Terry

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early for our Anniversary dinner and were accommodated immediately. Our service was excellent and the ambiance was beautiful. My husband’s steak was a little overcooked but my street tacos were very good. We got complimentary champagne.

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  17. JohnT

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, but where did our server go? We waited at least 15 minutes for plates to be cleared and to receive our check. And we were the only ones in the restaurant!

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  18. JohnR

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Credit Card machine did not work and made the experience long to pay and leave...couldn't even produce a decent receipt that I needed... need to find a better way to service customers if this happens.

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  19. none

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty patio, good service, but expensive, lousy food

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  20. Elizabeth

    New Mexico

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely quiet dinner on a Tuesday night. The food was excellent. The 1/2 roasted chicken had a lot of flavor and was service very hot. The lamb shank, quinoa pepper and steak frites were enjoyed by our guests. The wine was excellent and we had really great, personal service. Wish the fireplace had been going, but that's the only complaint.

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  21. Scott

    Atlanta Metro

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not sure why what should be a relatively high end restaurant would be cash only (unless you can charge it to your room in the connected hotel). Service would have been 5 star if we were given better attention for the few number of diners present.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julia’s is lovely with lots of different spaces and excellent service.

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  23. JohnF

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made reservations several days in advanced. We arrived for dinner and after being sat they said their credit card machine was down. They had my information all along and could have either texted or called to make sure we had enough cash to cover dinner. Very inconsiderate from a restaurant like this. We went and enjoyed dinner elsewhere.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Looks the part but did NOT deliver. Service was minimal even with only 2 other tables. Food looked the part but was so salty that no one in our party of 5 finished. Risotto was grainy and undercooked. Purée under the filet was plated cold. Only bright spot was the corn chowder. Highly disappointed to have a special birthday diner ruined by poor quality execution. Any place can have an off night. This was one of them. Do not recommend.

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  25. DougB

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails and wait staff were wonderful! I had the half chicken which was under roasted and the sides tasted like they were from frozen and jars. My wife had the beet salad which had too much dressing and didn’t seem fresh and crisp. The patio area was a great space for the meal and the cocktails were excellent! Go for the ambiance and cocktails, but skip dinner.

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  26. PDValdeFleur

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently had a lovely dinner at Julia's. We sat outside which was delightful in terms of both ambience and noise level. The food was both tasty and well presented. It's still well-kept secret, and I sort of hope it stays that way.

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  27. FOODIE

    West Palm Beach

    136 reviews

    1.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Initially, we started at the outside bar area and had good service, the margaritas were excellent. Then we moved to the restaurant. We waited about 10 minutes for them to decide who would wait on each table- clearly understaffed. Then we ordered a bottle of white off the menu and after awhile was told they had no cold white wine. Tried a red blend- not in stock. Didn't have items on menu. Street tacos were desert dry. Hoped to like this place since we are guests at hotel. Very disappointing.

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  28. RDB47

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff, food and presentation were terrific ! Walter and team deserve recognition !

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  29. ElisaV

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful courtyard and setting.food was amazing / lovely evening!

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  30. Truejuls

    Palm Springs

    118 reviews

    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate indoors. The restaurant is not too utilized and the feeling was that management little to make the indoors inviting. But, the food was fabulous. Super choices and delicious seasoning and plating. Cocktails were great and the wine choices very nice. The service was slow, I think that’s because we were indoors. The patio was more lively and better attended to. We highly recommend this experience.

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  31. Saledmonds

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Something was amiss when we arrived as they had no record of our reservation. That turned out to not be a problem, even on a Friday night. We were given dinner menus and just as we were about to order, informed that they did not have 3 of the 7 dinner entrees. Ultimately, ordered off the lunch menu. Food was average, nothing special. Disappointing…

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant is excellent from food to service to ambiance

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  33. pattih

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I enjoyed a lovely, relaxing dinner at Julia's. The food & drinks were all delicious. We ordered a Juliarita & an Old Fashioned before dinner; both were excellent. For dinner I had the beet & goat cheese salad & grilled Branzino with an excellent Albarino wine; my husband ordered the corn chowder & the beef filet with a Pinot. We both had pistachio ice cream for dessert. Julia's inside seating area is fairly small, but their outside seating area is located on a large patio. Tables have umbrellas & the area is beautifully landscaped with a fireplace. Our waiter was very experienced & helpful. I initially picked a He offered excellent suggestions o

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  34. JMBeans

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This spot could really be great. It features a beautiful old room and friendly service. But the price point is just simply too high for the quality of the food. In fact, we watched three tables leave after the saw the prices on the menu. Almost all main dishes were over $50 per plate. If the actual meal was great, we would have been fine with the price but it just wasn't. I had the brazino and my husband had the lamb shank. Both were just fine, not particularly good nor bad. At this price point, it is time for a new chef and a few more perks, such as bread with your appetizer/salad.

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  35. Winelover

    St. Louis

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We chose Julia's for three reasons: 1 - It was on Open Table. 2 - It was walking distance to where we were staying. 3 - The menu(s) looked appealing. (we were presented two menus to order from) For a May week night it turns out we didn't really need a reservation. There were only three other tables and it was quiet. Fatima, our server, was knowledgeable and attentive. I enjoyed the grilled Caesar salad which was actually topped with anchovies! Loved it. I also had the lamb shank. It was huge, delicious and the meat fell off the bone. There was plenty to share with my husband who added the meat to his Pork Belly mac-n-cheese. All of our portions were large, with plenty to take home. Wanting a post dinner cocktail we headed to the bar at Julia's, only to find it closing. We wandered the property and into the Staab House bar where we found a lively crowd and a great vibe. Highly recommend.

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  36. zanandchuck

    Palm Springs

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered from the bar menu; much more interesting and less expensive.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking for a special dining experience? Look no further than Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar, where history and modernity meet in a stunning setting. With a rich history dating back to 1882, this establishment is a must-visit for anyone interested in the past. And once you're inside, you'll be greeted by warm and professional staff who are dedicated to making your experience unforgettable. During our visit, we were lucky enough to be seated next to a cozy fireplace, adding to the warm and relaxing ambiance created by the exposed wood and beautiful architecture. But the real star of the show was the food and drink. We started off with a jalapeño cucumber margarita that was expertly crafted with the perfect balance of flavors. For our entrees, we opted for the rosemary roasted half chicken and bacon-wrapped fillet mignon with black truffle mashed potatoes and mole sauce. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. And for dessert, we indulged in the pecan caramel cheesecake, served with fresh fruit and whipped cream. It was the perfect way to cap off an unforgettable meal. But what really set Julia apart was the exceptional service. From the bartender wishing us a happy anniversary to our server Karel going above and beyond to make the night extra special, we felt truly taken care of from start to finish. Don't miss out on the opportunity to dine at Julia and experience all it has to offer. You won't regret it.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad, bad, bad… took more than an hour to get our food. Save yourself a bad experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was treated with pretty open and blatant discrimination. Food was very poorly prepared. Overall bad experience.

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  40. GaryJ

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quiet atmosphere, fabulous service and great food

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FAQs

Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar

330 East Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Paseo de Peralta
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • 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.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Jerman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 954-9670
  • Catering
    The resort offers wedding and meeting facilities, featuring our award-winning cuisine, for up to 300 people.
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar can accommodate all of your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (505) 954-9670
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