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Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar

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188 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Catering
The resort offers wedding and meeting facilities, featuring our award-winning cuisine, for up to 300 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to an extravagant Mother's Day Brunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm! Enjoy omelets made to order, crab cake benedicts, salmon, ham, shrimp, salads, assorted desserts and much more! Adults: $65 includes a glass of cava. Children: $30 and complimentary for youngsters under 5 years.

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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 188 People Are Saying
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3.8
service
4.2
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3.5
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dining experience. Like being in a Spanish hacienda. Comfortable and quiet. Service and cuisine top-notch. Highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made a reservation and walked across town with kiddos in toe and the restaurant was closed. No apology or recommendation/help to find another restaurant. Pass!!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I had not been to this restaurant for over a year. It was very disappointing. Between the four of us the brunch entrees ranged from mediocre to horrible. The service was friendly but there was a long long long long wait before anyone picked up our check. In fact we finally handed it to the wrong waitress.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We enjoyed our lunch but wished that s half sandwich and soup had been an option and also options other than smoked cheeses.
That said, great service!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The main dish, rack of lamb was ordered medium rare. It came out over cooked, gray. Unacceptable. We would not return here again, The appetizers we're just OK, nothing special.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Disappointing dining experience. Food was cold, veggies we not cooked. All diners were crammed into one end of the restaurant while several tables throughout the space remained empty. All conversations were heard by all diners. Waited ten minutes before our waitperson acknowledged our table. High hopes for a great dining experience unfortunately for Julia, it was unable to live up to the standards we expected. We will NOT recommend this restaurant to our friends & family.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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....

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1.0Dined 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?

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Better than the reviews we saw.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Innovative, delicious

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Food and service were great

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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 😩

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Neighborhood gem... later afternoon lunch. Friendly efficient service, charming atmosphere and the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Saw some reviews dissing the service and the food. That was not our experience at all; server David was knowledgeable, personable, and efficient. Food was very very good, and not the run of the mill selection. Some unique items and all nicely presented and extremely tasty. We have sure as hell paid a lot more for a lot less. No complaint at all. We'll go back.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Our sever Tanya was gracious and a joy. Made our experience lovely.
Food was very good just needed to be hot. Our group of girls just
had so much fun. Loved the art & the fact the home was incorporated
into the Hotel. Luis took a little tour of home. Lovely experience. Lisa J

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The ambiance and service were great! We loved our waitress and enjoyed our wine however the food fell short of expectations for a high quality restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Omg the breakfast was to die for

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible experience. Even though we had a reservation, we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time. There were several empty tables so I can’t understand the reason for that.
It took a while for someone to notice us. They took our wine order, that arrived long after we ordered.
Nobody showed up to take our food order and in the meantime we noticed other guests complaining about food and service.
We decided not to extend our “suffering” any longer and decided to leave.
It was extremely disappointing. It was reservation only Thanksgiving dinner, with a pre -set menu. How do you manage to mess it up?

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible service.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The family style on Thanksgiving night was a bad idea - for the waiters (double work) and for the customer. Had to wait 10 minutes for every additional item needed. Everything from serving spoons to veggies. Then the meat wasn't warm by the time veggies were brought.
Double the trouble, triple the dirty dishes and half the service due to shortage of waiters and food was not prepared/done at 6pm.
Would have much preferred ordering turkey, dressing and three sides all as an order.
We're told they only bring bread if we had asked for it, which we would have asked had we known we had to ask

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Avsolutely delicious! No matter what we tried the food did not disappoint. The duck empanadas are a must try, as is the creme brulee and the homemade ice cream. DO NOT miss this place if you have the opportunity to go

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We were very disappointed in the meal the turkey tasted terrible the waiter was very slow the food was cold and we spent $200 and we're on satisfied I actually had to eat more before I went to bed that night very very disappointing for Thanksgiving

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We made a reservation a month in advance for the Thanksgiving buffet, which we have enjoyed immensely for the past two years. We drove an hour from Albuquerque to get to the restaurant, dressed and ready to celebrate. When we got we were abruptly told there was no buffet, but a sit down prix fixe, the restaurant didn't open for another 30 minutes, we were not shown a menu, or asked to stay.
We left, drove home for another hour, and did an impromptu dinner there.

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We are residents in Santa Fe and this is the second time we have been to Julia after a change in chefs. The quality of the food has been good overall but the service lacks the touches of a high end restaurant in Santa Fe. There are too many excellent restaurants in Santa Fe where the quality of food and service is exceptional. This is not the case at Julia’s. The food is really excellent, with an interesting menu. The Restaurant is in the La Posada hotel and compliments the hotel nicely.
It would not take many changes to improve the service with a change in attitude and proper training.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Have live part time in Santa Fe for 26 years. For some reason we never ate here. Perhaps because it was "part of a hotel". Big mistake. It was lovely and the food, ambiance and service first class. Yes, it was a Tuesday night and it was November, but even with this going against it the overall experience was a stand out even for Santa Fe.

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2.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The food, service and ambience were barely worth mentioning. Maybe we expected too much but when we arrived they were still sweeping the floor and chatting amongst themselves while we ate mediocre meals that were certainly overpriced for quality and presentation.
We will not return, there are too many excellent choices without wasting time and money on this
dining spot.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

An evening at Julia's will now be one of our favorite rituals completing an adventure at our annual getaway to Santa Fe. Fun and flavorful describes the atmosphere, food and drinks. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Dinner was great as was knowledgeable server. Authentic just great overall.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

We had a nice lunch here. The food was good, not great but the restaurant has a very nice ambiance.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We found Julia on Opentable, and it seemed like the right place at the right time: straightforward New Mexican menu across from our hotel. The space is elegant, if a bit formal. Unfortunately, the food was just average, or only a little bit above, and didn't, in my mind, justify the bill at the end of the meal.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was good up until I ordered my pork tenderloin. It was actually raw in the middle. Instead of making another plate, they had me put the pork on a smaller plate to take back and cook it longer. After they brought it back, surprise. It’s still raw in the middle.

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