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About La Casa Sena
La Casa Sena is located in the heart of Old Santa Fe in the historic Sena Plaza. Featuring innovative New American West cuisine, 1000+ selection wine list and a spectacular and inviting outdoor patio. La Casa Sena is one of Santa Fe's most popular restaurants. Patio and La Cantina seating for online reservations must be requested via telephone.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
MAIN DINING ROOM:
Lunch: Monday-Sunday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5:00 pm-close
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30pm-close
We serve continuously ALL DAY, including an "Early Dinner Menu" between lunch and dinner service (3:00 pm-5:00 pm)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Looking for live entertainment? Join us in La Cantina and indulge in the best of Broadway, jazz and much more Wednesday through Sunday, 6pm-close!
Please inquire about our offsite catering options.
Validated parking is available in the public lot behind the restaurant on Nusbaum Street.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer 3 small private dining rooms comfortable for 8-22 guests. We can also accommodate larger parties and private buyouts. Contact Ms. King for full private room, menu details and all your Santa Fe party booking needs.
Juli has successfully organized special events with the Santa Fe Symphony in addition to rehearsal dinners, weddings and a myriad of other special events and private functions
Private Party Contact:
Juli King: (505) 577-3891
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Casa Sena Ratings and Reviews
We were a party of two and enjoyed our dinner at La Casa Sena. We had the beet salad, two orders of the trout, and wine. Food and wine was very good. The only complaint on the trout is that the menu description did not match the food. The "artichoke risotto cakes" tasted nothing like artichokes and the flavor was overpowered by feta and black olives. Tasted okay, but not how it was described. Great ambiance and service.
We came for our anniversary and the food was fantastic. Maybe it was because of where our table was located (in the corner), but we had a hard time getting regular service from our waitress. For example, we had to wait a bit to order second glasses of wine, I wanted an extra side of condiment for my entree and had to wait at least 5 minutes until I saw her and we had to flag her down from a distance.
I have always been a fan of anything Gerald Peters launches. My wife and I was at one of his banks (Century) in Albuquerque and I meantioned that we were fans of Mr. Peters art and the branch manager gave us a tour through the bank, showing us the art on display, what a treat! La Casa Sena is a great experience, all around cultural experience, as well as great food!
We were looking for a nice restaurant in Santa Fe for Sunday brunch with options other than southwestern cuisine. La Casa Sena fit the bill. The restaurant has lovely indoor and outdoor options and the food was delicious. I shared the Salmon-coconut ceviche appetizer (definitely too much for one person). It was perfectly seasoned. My entree was the crab cake benedict. Both dishes were extraordinarily good. I highly recommend La Casa Sena.
Everything about my dining experience was exceptional. First of all I mistakenly reserved the table for the dining room when my intention was the cantina. The staff quickly corrected my error and went over the top to accommodate my guest and I. The wine, food, service and entertainment was more than I hoped for.
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely, quiet and unhurried dinner in the beautiful patio setting. Very quiet and peaceful (there were many empty tables outside, as the cooler temperature may have led most diners inside.) Our server was appropriately attentive and respectful of our pace, not in any way rushing us. He also made excellent recommendations, unlike the unhelpful but common, "Everything is good here."
Every dish was as artfully presented as it was delicious.
Everything we had was delicious. The merging of flavors was quite interesting. I had beets with edible dirt. Edible dirt turned out to be brown sugar ,nuts and something else which was actually quite delicious. My husband had tuna to ways which was also quite lovely. The place is very Santa Fe-ish and it was a lovely overall experience. The only downside to coming to this restaurant is finding a parking space. Luckily we were here in October where there was parking because it was 38°.
I love this restaurant and have loved it for many years. The food is consistently good, the staff is professional and the ambience is beautiful. The drinks are well mixed and tasty. It’s always a nice experience. If you eat in the bar, the waitstaff sings to you...lots of fun.
We dined there to celebrate our granddaughter's first visit to Santa Fe. The food was excellent. Our granddaughter eats vegetarian so she enjoyed the roasted beet salad & the kale / artichoke strudel. My husband & I shared a Caesar salad. Then he had a beef tenderloin special & I had the lamb rack (which was a bit fatty). A lovely Tuscan wine was well priced. We all shared the ice cream sandwich for dessert. yum! An added bonus was that our server, Rena Harms, is an opera singer who travels the world to perform (primarily Madame Butterfly) & helps out serving at the restaurant when she comes home to Santa Fe on breaks. A delightful, memorable evening.
The hostess was very unfriendly - she did not seemingly care to work with us in seating us in a place where we felt most comfortable. She was stone faced. Waitress seemed tired of seeing customers. We did not feel terribly welcome, and we were not treated with the professionalism I would expect and hope for.
We really enjoyed our experience at La Casa Sena. The weather was nice and warm so we dined outside. The ambience was great. The food was excellent. Our waitress was very nice and did a fair job keeping up with us but I sensed that she was a little stretched due to the number of tables she was caring for.
We changed our plans to lunch here instead of dinner. I don't feel there is much to report on the BLTA sandwich that we had. It was large and tasty, but the service was not the best. The dining patio is nicer than it looks like it might be from the street. Seems to be a popular local dining spot. The crab salad looked great.
I have eaten many times at La Casa Sena. I nearly always eat there when I am in Santa Fe. It is a dependable spot with a nice ambience. In September the outdoor patio is still available for dinner. I started with the poblano cream soup and it was a great choice for the evening. My entrée was the grilled elk served with grilled vegetables and a potato au gratin casserole. The servings at La Casa Sena are always good-sized, but this was the most generous amount I can remember. The elk was favorable and tender and the sides were tasty. An earthy red wine made a good accompaniment to the meal. The service was efficient and professional.
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