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L'Olivier

4.5
4.5
1076 Reviews
$50 and over
French

Fine Southwestern and French Cuisine in a casual atmosphere. 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 finesse.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Soup du Jour$10.50

    • Arugula Fig Salad$15.00

      Goat Cheese, Crispy Yucca & Warm Fig Vinaigrette

      • Ahi Tuna Tartare$18.00

        Avocado Mousse, Capers, Lemon Olive Oil, Pommes Gaufrettes

        • Crab Cake$18.00

          Piquillo Pepper Coulis, Cabbage Salad

          • Escargots$15.50

            Garlic Butter, Black Forest Ham, Cherry Tomatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Slivered Almonds

            • Sweet Bread Schnitzel$20.00

              Capers, Marsala Sauce, Leek Fondant

              • Foie Gras du Jour$28.00

                • Rockefeller Oysters

                  Bacon, Onion, Cream, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese

                  • (6)$20.00
                • Cheese Plate$18.00

                  • Selected Charcuterie Plate$18.00

                    • Mix Cheese and Charcuterie Plate$18.00

                      Main Course

                      • Grilled Elk Tenderloin*$39.00

                        Sweet Potato Purée, Snow Peas, Red Wine Anise Spiced Poached Pear, Sauce Grand Veneur

                        • Short Ribs$30.00

                          Grass Fed, Rosemary Braised Beef, w/ Glazed Shallots, Haricots Verts & Green Chile Jack Cheese Mashed Potatoes

                          • Prime Filet Mignon*$38.00

                            French Fries, Madeira Sauce

                            • Organic Scottish Salmon*$29.00

                              Parsnip Purée, Braised Red Cabbage, Baby carrots, Sauce Verjus

                              • Fish of the Day*

                                • Market Price
                              • Lamb Tajine$35.00

                                Couscous w/ Raisin, Fresh fall vegetables, Plums

                                • Roasted Squash$26.00

                                  Honey Glazed, Sage Polenta

                                  • Spiced Duck Breast*$32.00

                                    Turnip Gratin, Orange Sauce, Sautéed Shitake Mushroom

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                                    What 1,076 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.5
                                    4.5 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.5Food
                                    • 4.5Service
                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                    • 4.2Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                    1. S

                                      Santiago

                                      New Mexico

                                      22 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      22 reviews

                                      Dined on August 30, 2020

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Another terrific meal at L'Oliver. I started with the Tuna Tartare as an appetizer. It was very nice. My hot date (a/k/a Wife) had the Elk Tenderloin, which was tender and delicious. I had the Short Ribs with green chile and jack cheese mashed potatoes. They were heavenly. We had a few glasses of wine (Washington State Cabernet for my hot date and a lovely Cotes Du Rhone for me) which complemented the food perfectly. For dessert, we shared a pear tarte tatin, which was also delicious. Overall, the dinner was a wonderful experience.

                                    2. KK

                                      KarlK

                                      Los Angeles

                                      9 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      There to celebrate its closing.

                                    3. A

                                      Anonymous

                                      New Mexico

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      So sorry you have closed--I will deeply miss your most excellent menu.

                                    4. TS

                                      ThereseS

                                      New Mexico

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Exceptional cuisine and service, and top notch wine list as well. Chef Grenet and his lovely and kind wife Natalie will be missed by all the gourmands of Santa Fe. It was bittersweet to be dining here for the last time, as they are closing L'Olivier, but we hope they will find a new and better venue sometime soon. The staff tonight were so kind and caring this evening as well. Thank you!

                                    5. TW

                                      TimW

                                      New Mexico

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2020

                                      overall4food5service1ambience2

                                      As always, the food was exceptionally good. The waiter was awful...had to ask the bus boy to send him over twice. When we were seated, he left the menu's and never came back to see if we wanted a drink/glass of wine.I had to ask the owner to please send us a glass of red wine to have with our meal. When we finished our meal, waiter never came back with bill...again had to ask another server to please send our waiter over with our bill. In all the times Ive eaten there, this was by far the worst service. But since they permanently closed August 29th, this review is totally irrelevant.

                                    6. BH

                                      BrettH

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on August 27, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious food, excellent service....very sad they are leaving Santa Fe.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New Mexico

                                      12 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      12 reviews

                                      Dined on August 25, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Another lovely farewell dinner

                                    8. JG

                                      JGW0668

                                      Dallas

                                      22 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      22 reviews

                                      Dined on August 23, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a wonderful dinner - elk tenderloin and suckling pig. So sorry that L'Olivier is closing - they will be missed! Good luck on your next endeavor!!

                                    9. JM

                                      JMKM

                                      New Mexico

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on August 23, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food, great service, very friendly staff and owners. We'll miss them all!

                                    10. TO

                                      ThomasO

                                      Orange County

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 19, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Alas , they are closing end of August and returning to France to care for illing parents

                                    11. NY

                                      NYexpat

                                      New Mexico

                                      45 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      45 reviews

                                      Dined on August 18, 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Dining on the patio, with excellent distancing and a cool evening breeze was a pleasure. Will be sorry to see this restaurant close.

                                    12. j

                                      johnbagwell

                                      New Mexico

                                      28 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      28 reviews

                                      Dined on August 16, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food and ambiance

                                    13. JW

                                      JimW

                                      Berlin

                                      90 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      90 reviews

                                      Dined on August 14, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Just lovely- food was absolutely delicious! Thank you chef Grenet! We will miss you. Best of luck wherever you may land.

                                    14. C

                                      Chuck

                                      New Mexico

                                      36 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      36 reviews

                                      Dined on August 12, 2020

                                      overall4food4service3ambience5

                                      We heard they were closing and immediately made a reservation for Wednesday night as it is one of our favorite restaurants. We started with the tuna tartare and we both had fish. I had the fish of the day, seabass, and my wife had her favorite -salmon with the delicious saffron sauce. I had a very good Pinot Gris and finished with almond cake with strawberries and sorbet. Wonderful dinner. The chef according to my wife is the only one in Santa Fe who can cook fish correctly-not overdone.

                                    15. T

                                      Theo

                                      London

                                      15 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on August 9, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This is one of our favorite places and it didn’t disappoint Saturday night. The lobster special was incredible as well as the Seabass. I always love the kale salad with the goat cheese and figs. Can’t wait to go back.

                                    16. LN

                                      LinNM

                                      New Mexico

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on August 2, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a most memorable evening at L'Olivier celebrating my birthday! The food was incredible (order the elk tenderloin!) and the service amazing (thank you, Anthony!).

                                    17. RM

                                      RuthM

                                      New Mexico

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on July 25, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                      Great food, great service. A bit pricey and road noise was a bit much. But overall we enjoyed it!

                                    18. DI

                                      DIDI

                                      New Mexico

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on July 24, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                      Fantastic food and service. Noise was low until the wind collapsed one of the tents....just made it more exciting.

                                    19. MB

                                      MBinSantaFe

                                      New Mexico

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on July 10, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      L’Olivier has one of the best patios around so the ambience was delightful. Service was great, as was the wine suggestion. The three of us grazed through the starters menu for dinner - two starters each was perfect for a light dinner. High recommended!

                                    20. JH

                                      JeffH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on July 8, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Both meals we had were excellent. Short ribs in red wine reduction and sea bass on a bed of almondine and wonderful white wine chosen by the staff to go with the meal. Treat yourself and stop in to L'Olivier, you'll love it.

                                    21. PC

                                      PullmanCritic

                                      Phoenix

                                      75 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      75 reviews

                                      Dined on July 5, 2020

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      Solidly average. While some if the dishes like fois gras were very good, the menu generally lacked creativity. The presentation of the food could be much improved from its current homestyle serving

                                    22. JG

                                      JonG

                                      Boise

                                      24 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      24 reviews

                                      Dined on June 28, 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Excellent service, good but not great food, pedestrian ambience and decor

                                    23. CP

                                      CarlP

                                      Denver

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 28, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Everything was great except the noise level from the street. A continuous stream of loud exhaust and cranked audio systems, mostly courtesy of Harley jerks. Recommend sitting inside.

                                    24. R

                                      Razmataz

                                      Central Coast

                                      19 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      19 reviews

                                      Dined on June 19, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      They exceeded our expectations in every possible way. We are foodies from the Los Angeles area with high expectations. The appetizers, the salad, and the main course were over the top tasty. The only average tasting food was their pear tarte tartin for dessert. Service was exceptional as well.

                                    25. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 17, 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Excellent food, great service and hospitality. Because of covid we had to sit outside. Every hot-rodder and unmuffled motorcycle seemed to feel the need to leave the intersection compensating for a diminutively sized body part, which made conversation fragmented. Lovely as the patio and weather are, I suggest the dining room.

                                    26. PH

                                      PhlyinHi

                                      Dallas

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on June 7, 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Our server was great, prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about wine and recommended a great red Burgundy which was a nice treat with our meal. Food was very tasty. We had squash blossoms, foie gras and suckling pig. The suckling pig was great, every bite seemed to have a introduce a new flavor. My one critique is the way the suckling pig was butchered. There were several bone/cartilage tips on a few of the pieces that were inedible and could potentially chip a tooth. But overall, we were very happy with our meal and the whole dining experience.

                                    27. g

                                      goodday2laugh

                                      Tulsa

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on March 18, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a wonderful dinner on Tuesday night at L'Olivier. Our waiter was very helpful with the wine selection. Two of us had the Coq au Vin. It was wonderful. The sauce was great with mushrooms and the chicken was tender, moist and very flavorful. The Soup du Jour was a Mushroom soup that was very good. I had the Arugula Salad with figs and dressed with a light vinaigrette, this too was very nice. The Meringues floating in Creme Anglaise for dessert was excellent and the person in our group who had the Creme Brulee was very pleased with his selection. It was too cold to sit out on the patio but we hope to try this when we visit Santa Fe again this summer.

                                    28. J

                                      Jackie

                                      New Mexico

                                      13 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on March 18, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent, as always. Our family was delighted to dine at L'Olivier once again. The food is always superb and service is warm and welcoming.

                                    29. JM

                                      JMKM

                                      New Mexico

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on March 15, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent service, excellent food, great attention to the constraints imposed by Covar19; and to top it all, very friendly hostess and chef.

                                    30. RR

                                      RonR

                                      Orange County

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 13, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Francisco

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 13, 2020

                                      overall3food3service1ambience3

                                      Worst service we have had in years. Extremely inattentive. Needed a steak knife for elk. Took forever to get waiter’s attention. Then she served a good desert but did not bring espresso and we could not get her attention. The desert was finished when we finally could ask where the espresso was... she delivered it and it had obviously been sitting for ten minutes and was warm, not hot. I should have gotten up and gone looking for the espresso.

                                    32. S

                                      Superb

                                      Phoenix

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on March 8, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      L'Olivier is my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe and it didn't disappoint me on my birthday.

                                    33. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New Mexico

                                      16 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      16 reviews

                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderfully excellent as always - each dish had something special!

                                    34. MC

                                      MichaelC

                                      New Mexico

                                      35 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      35 reviews

                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                      Comfortable and pleasant restaurant. Excellent service from waiter and server/ busser. Loved the half price wine night(Wednesday). Crab cake and French onion soup to start. Both excellent. Lamb tagine and cassoulet for entrees. Lamb dry and cassoulet came out searingly hot.

                                    35. M

                                      Mathis

                                      Phoenix

                                      52 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      52 reviews

                                      Dined on March 4, 2020

                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                      Quant place. Go on Wednesdays when wine is 50% off. Food is bistro and lacks both seasoning and garnish- plain and pedestrian at best.

                                    36. HR

                                      HaroldR

                                      Houston

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                      overall5food3service5ambience4

                                      The French Onion Soup was literally, TO DIE FOR. I have probably never had better. Just the right amount of truly beefy broth, onions and cheese. I mean, I MEAN, had I not been dining next to several other people I'd have picked up the bowl and slurped down the last drop. The prawns brochette were soso. Kind of bland, but in all fairness I'm from Houston and we know shrimps like Bubba from Forest Gump know shrimps. On the other hand a good fresh shrimp has minimal to no flavor. The problem is just that. No flavor. BUT, the quality was outstanding and the service was truly 5 star. I think any meal that is very good plus great service deserves good credit. And Houston has really outstanding French so I'm kind of spoiled.

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Phoenix

                                      6 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      Restaurant week. We were in and out of restaurant in 40 minutes and that was after we asked them to slow down the service. McDonalds provides a more relaxed experience for considerably less money. First course arrived before our cocktails arrived second course was presented 10 minutes after we sat down. Food was marginal. Main course consisted of 3 shrimp ( size of 3 snails ) and flavorless wild rice. Have not had such a pitiful experience in a long, long time. They should be ashamed of themselves.

                                    38. L

                                      Libby

                                      Denver

                                      32 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      32 reviews

                                      Dined on March 1, 2020

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      We were unaware that we couldn’t order from the main menu....had to have one of three choices from a restaurant week special. One of us had the chicken, and one of us had a shrimp skewer. Both were good...not great...but only 3 shrimp on the entree!! So disappointed about the very limited choices. Damar us was an excellent server, and the atmosphere is great.

                                    39. KM

                                      KelseyM

                                      New Mexico

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was our first time here, and the atmosphere blew us away! The service was wonderful and the food scrumptious. A+ wine list!

                                    40. SS

                                      SandraS

                                      Montreal

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on February 29, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent choices during restaurant week. Everyone must try their award winning chocolate soup for dessert.

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                                    L'Olivier is rated 4.5 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners

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