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About Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar
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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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.
Paseo de Peralta
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The resort offers wedding and meeting facilities, featuring our award-winning cuisine, for up to 300 people.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
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?
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.
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
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 😩
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.
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We have come to Santa Fe twice a year for many years. This was our first time to eat at Sazon. We ate there twice on this one visit (a new first for us). Our new favorite restaurant. Truly innovative food with old world service. Top of the list in a city with a number of great restaurants.
Since the Management changed the food has gone down hill & the manager told us the overall appeal is being set to a lower expectation to draw more people in. Julua's has always been our go to for a moderate dining experience. Being locals here in Santa Fe we are disappointed to hear of this decision & will unfortinately be taking them off our list of go to restaurants for guests, special occasions, etc...also we didn't receive credit for dining there last night. The wait staff are good, but probably won't survive this transition.
Overall: Disappointing & no longer a good value or experience
We went here for lunch and when I walked in there was one party only in the bar area eating. No one greeted the two of us. After 8 minutes we finally got the waitress' attention. We sat at the table in the bar with the couch. We ordered a burger with fries and my friend ordered two tacos. When we received the meals, the French fries that came with the burger were lukewarm and tasted old. The burger had overly burnt sweet bacon that tasted like shoe leather. The shredded onion rings on the burger were cold so I scraped those off too. Sadly I ended up with a patty. My friends tacos came with two small tacos with three dried up baby shrimp on each. These cost $5.00 each which was ridiculous considering it was the price of an average meal. We will not be returning to this resteraunt nor recommend it. It's a shame because the appearance of the resort and spa seems so elegant . They could use a new chef and or manager in your resteraunt!
We were hère for a birthday célébration. The patio is lovely and thé hôtel has a beautiful art collection. The indoor dining room was empty so we chose to sit on thé patio. The food was excellent but unfortunately, thé service did not match thé level of thé kitchen. Perhaps our waiter was having a bad night as hé had to take care of thé entire patio by himself. We did not receive a very warm welcome. No one bottered to tell us that thé bottle of wine that we ordered was not available until we had finished our first course. It was too dark to see our food and a request for tea candles was ignored.
We will never go back to this restaurant.
Our table for 4 was not set up when we arrived; in fact there was a stack of tablecloths on one table and some of the other tables were askew.
Among the dishes we ordered, we had 2 orders of mussels; both came out lukewarm. When we asked for some bread to sop up the liquid 3 times, we finally got 4 dinner rolls and were charged for them. We told the waiter we wanted to share 2 house salads among the Four of us, but instead four small plates came out and we were charged for 4 salads.
Service was lacking, food was not good and not worth the price charged.
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