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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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
French, Southwest, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 9 PM
West Alameda & Galisteo Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Thursday and Saturday
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
L'Olivier Ratings and Reviews
Wow! This is a visually very romantic, pretty restaurant. The service was exceptional, very attentive. The food is very good with some interstiting options.
Also, exceptional deserts and coffee.
We will definitely go back. We’d like to back in the summer when the outdoor patio is open.
We went for a date night dinner and were delighted with our meal. The service was outstanding, and the food wonderful. I had short ribs and found the plate excellent while my wife had the filet and found it to be one of the best she has eaten. On that note, I had the almond cake with a strawberry sorbet that was I believe the best desert I have ever had the pleasure of eating. For all of that, the cost was reasonable as well. Certainly not cheap, but quite reasonable for the quality of both food and service.
The ambiance is nice. The service was ok. The waiter took our orders. The bus boy served the food and made mistakes a few times. We had $37 set. It was like a French country style: portion was big, flavor and presentation was just so so.... I noticed that they charge $5 for splitting a plate. I think it is not reasonable.
Really French, really serious about its menu selection and preparations. More bistrot than haute cuisine temple, with items such as cassoulet, escargot, steak au poivre and tarte tatin. Don’t miss the sweetbreads, the elk tenderloin., and the île flottante dessert. Bravo Xavier et Natalie!
A great meal to start the New Year! Excellent sea bass and risotto. My desert was lovely while my husbands was overkill for a dark chocolate cake. Wine list was nice and decently priced. The place is tiny but has a decidedly European feel. We enjoyed ourselves and would recommend.
My family and I were in Santa Fe for New Year's Eve 2017 and had a lovely dining experience. The prix fixe menu offered three courses, including a choice of elk tenderloin, sea bass, or lamb as a main course. The lamb and tenderloin were outstanding. The prices were high but this was to be expected on a busy holiday.
We had Christmas Day dinner at L'Olivier. We were given a friendly greeting and seated promptly in the small, intimate restaurant. They were only serving from a prix fixe menu because of the holiday but there were multiple good selections for each course. I had the lobster bisque and beef Wellington, both of which were delicious. Our server was friendly and accommodating and showed he wanted our dinner experience to be great. And it was.
Late lunch with friends. Charming atmosphere. Friendly and accommodating staff. Well the meal blew our socks off. Cassoulet was the best I ever had even over what I’ve had in France. The Arugula Salad with goat cheese stuffed figs and cranberries was amazing. Chicken Schnitzel was tender moist and delicious. Excellent Creme Brulee. Love Love this place.
Our visit was the second time we came to L'Olivier for dinner, specifically for its prix fixe menu which is a very good deal. However, this time, the food was less than stellar. The arugula/fig/goat cheese salad had no discernible figs in it; in fact it just appeared to be a big mound of arugula with no effort made for appearance. The cassoulet was good, not great and the crème brulée had an odd texture, delicious but odd.
In all fairness, the first time we went we were blown away and all was wonderful.
Truly fine dining with authentic French cuisine adapted to NM (elk is a feature). Dining with friends we were among the last to leave but were not hurried . The chef bid us au revoir and we will be bakck, The experience wass enhanced by an excellent server, Zach. We have visited on several occasions and never been disappointed.
L'Olivier is a genuinely good, unpretentious restaurant with a menu well designed and executed by its owners who grew up in France. The room, which includes a small bar, is warm and welcoming and every dish we have tried has been delicious, among them being an unusual preparation of escargots and a generous and satisfying isle flottante. There is also an outdoor terrace and bar area which is delightful in the warmer months.
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.
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.
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