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About L'Olivier

Fine Southwestern and French Cuisine. Executive Chef Xavier Grenet uses as many local products as possible with his own French technique. He creates a fine Southwestern cuisine, rich in flavors and finess.

229 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Southwest, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 9 PM

Cross Street:
West Alameda & Galisteo Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 989-1919

Website:
http://www.loliviersantafe.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursday and Saturday

Parking Details:
2 minutes away from public parking/garage, entrance on San Francisco Street. Exit by walking on the back side of the parking, on Water street. We are 2mn away.

Or you can park on the other side of the Santa Fe River.

Executive Chef:
Xavier Grenet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Tue - Sat 8:30PM - 9:00PM

L'Olivier Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Notable Wine List (25)
Authentic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service. We had a lovely lunch. The Duck Confit with Arugula Salad will keep me coming back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food by a notable chef
and service that is every bit its match. We
had a late sitting and area parking was a little challenging, but worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service and superb food from chef Xavier[ who we met] also his wife who circulated checking on diners. Overall a classy operation and we will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

L'Olivier is a great place to take visiting friends for a meal. The food was excellent--a couple of us had the elk tenderloin and we agreed that it was the best we had ever had. Also our waiter, Zack was absolutely superb.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Uncomfortable seating, uninspired food ( no poivre in steak au poivre!)
Sat us right by service window and whole restaurant only had 3 tables occupied! Will never return!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with our waiter Zac. He did a wonderful job of helping us share some things and pick a great wine. We will be looking for it in wine shops! Our lamb was perfect, the short ribs were wonderful, all four of us had a memorable meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

For a Saturday evening, the place was very quiet, yet with our reservation, we we were placed at a table against a back wall and next to a wine cooler, while there were clearly more comfortable options available. Appetizers were great. Main course pork chop was tender and delicious. Rack of lamb, ordered medium rare, was more rare and a little tough. Accompanying fall vegetables were disappointing. Pear tarte tartin was beautifully presented and delicious. We were disappointed that they could not serve a pre-dinner cocktail - only wines.

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food3
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The food, the service, the wine were all perfection. I hesitate to give 5 stars for 'value' as it is an expensive restaurant but the food was delicious. Take note, they only serve wine so if you want a mixed drink this is not the place for you. We had the cheese platter to start which was heavy on the blue and light on the brie. I would've loved to see that flip flop. The escargot my husband said was delicious. I had the short ribs and they were tender and amazing. my son ate every bite of his steak as well as the fava beans and potatoes which typically he would never eat. The creme brulee was creamy and vanilla-y and the perfect end to a perfect meal. I had a glass of sparkling rose with my meal and it was a perfect choice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. In addition the staff was friendly and very helpful. We would return to L'Olivier next time we're in Santa Fe.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Thanksgiving dinner at Olivier had several "Highs and a few "Lows". We all were pleased with taste and quality of the food, however, the presentation of the entries were below the restaurants standards. Also, the filet mignon were not medium, as ordered, but rather rare. The Table of eight diners next to us had been responsible for the low noise level rating.
We will be back next time for an "Every Day" dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We chose L'Olivier for our Thanksgiving celebration. Everything about our experience was top notch. The service was outstanding, with a good balance between attentiveness and lack of intrusiveness. The wine recommendation was very good. The Thanksgiving menu had a nice range of choices, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. When we find ourselves in Santa Fe again, we'll definitely try another meal at L'Olivier.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at L'Olivier and the cozy dinning room was great for conversation. The meal was a three course price fixed menu with three options per course. A special discounted wine list was provided as well as their regular extensive list. We chose the traditional turkey for the main course and it was good. Both the escargot appetizer and the pumpkin brulee desert were excellent. The service was super.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was amazing food and Service. Zach was outstanding! Escargot appetizer and Butternut Pumpkin Soup were yummy! Branzino was scrumptious, and my husband had the short ribs with potatoes, and Green Bean! Pear Tart Tatin was to die for! It was my birthday, and they treated us royally!!!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was amazing! Zack, and the entire staff, helped my wife and I have a wonderful anniversary dinner. Get the Elk!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a great dining experience at L’Olivier! The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and courteous.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

In the competitive Santa Fe Restaurant scene, l’Olivier stands out,

A terrific French restaurant!

John Jaqua

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our first visit and we were very happy with our meal and our dinner. We’ll return next time we’re in Santa Fe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

From the moment you You walk in, the friendly wait staff immediately begin catering to you. The ambiance is perfect for what you know will be a meal to remember... small and cozy yet not over crowded like many. Chef Xavier mans the kitchen and prepares every meal... French born and raised as well as trained... he really knows how to cook! Think of this as your neighborhood French bistro... nothing crazy extravagant... but good food with great flavor... prepared perfectly! That's very hard to find... especially in the States. This little gem is definitely worth a visit and will be my new "go to" restaurant in Santa Fe from now on.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent country French cuisine with locally sourced foods and strong farm to table selection. They grow there own herbs and other selections. This is a standout in an area dominated by Mexican flavors.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

L'Olivier accommodated my dietary restrictions flawlessly. I had a wonderful meal, a good glass of wine and an authentic dessert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A wonderful meal served by attentive staff. My coq au vin was perfectly prepared, the waiter suggested an excellent glass of wine, altogether a charming evening!

Tags: Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Dinner at L'Olivier on October 28, 2017 was an exceptionally good experience. The food was delicious, from the escargots to the lemon tart and everything in between. The service was outstanding and unpretentious. I hadn't been there in quite a while and am glad that I chose to have my birthday dinner there. I won't wait another year to return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As always, L’OLIVIER never disappoints. We eat there every time we come to Santa Fe. It’s our go-to place to have a ...welcoming reception, great appetizers, fabulous dinner entrees and a wine list + wine advice that never leaves us guessing. 5⭐️‘s Marilyn and Bart DePalma

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What a wonderful evening. Great selection of wine and entrees. Brought first time visitor to NM for dinner here. We started with a wonderful salad with goat cheese stuffed dates. The venison was some of the best prepared I have ever had. The turbo was perfectly cooked and the lamb rack was also just right. Good wine selection and good service. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Enjoyed an amazingly delicious lunch, sharing three dishes with a friend. First an escargot appetizer with baked cherry tomatoes, spinach and Black Forest ham in a garlic butter that we both absolutely loved. Next a baked turbot on a bed of black wild rice with the saffron cream sauce that was a special that day and very delicious. Finally, duck confit with French lentils that was extremely flavorful. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were amazed by the small size of this spot on Galisteo, but it makes no difference. Our server was a lovely, lovely lady with splendid curls. Our escargot was such a treat - totally different from anything we had ever thought about. Elk tenderloin, not elk steak, in a beautiful sauce, could not have been better. This is a great place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food , sweetbreads were delicious and the Chefs specialty Elk tenderloin was excellent . Great service , knowledgeable server.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A regular when we visit Santa Fe. The atmosphere is very nice. The food is outstanding. Highly recommend the filet and the pork. Excellent wine list.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Extraordinary experience (both food and service) and excellent value. Very highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food was good. I had the 3 course pre fix meal and it was tasty and offered a good selection of choices. My wife had the salmon and it was nicely presented and cook correctly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding in every way! Zach was an excellent waiter and Anna was a terrific assistant. Thank you, Nathalie, for the gracious hospitality!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The escargot was outstanding. Best I've ever had.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We go there about once a week and we are never disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really good food and nice ambience. Traditional French seating ... closely squeezed tables, but with room enough to relax.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The appetizers-canteloupe soup the escargots were perfect. The main course of sea bass with black was inventive. The owner made a point of visiting all the tables to see that customers were satisfied.
We would be happy to recommend this bistro
to others

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was fantastic. The food the wine that ambiance and Anthony did a great job

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Beautifully decorated dining plus the outside court/bar make this a must stop. Innovative menu will ensure a great dining experience. Attentive and knowledgeable staff enhances the experience. When you've had enough New Mexico cuisine, this is the place to enjoy fine food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The decor the ambiance and the food were average and not to my liking.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Simply outstanding. Arugala and fig and goat cheese, followed by short ribs. Heavenly. Charming ambiance inside. I won't recommend sitting outside as it is right by a busy street. Service was top notch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was wonderful but the service was disappointing

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