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L'Olivier

4.6
579 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Southwest, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 9 PM
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Phone number
(505) 989-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Xavier Grenet
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Alameda & Galisteo Street
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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.
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Entertainment
Live Music Thursday and Saturday
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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What 579 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAAAA (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

New server accidentally spilled about 1/2 glass of our $120 bottle wine. They apologized but really should have comp’ed, discounted the wine or dessert.

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JoJo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food. The sweetbreads and escargot were outstanding and the elk tenderloin, rack of lamb and short ribs were superb. Having had the elk at other restaurants in Santa Fe, I would rate this the best. A very pleasant, comfortable restaurant with good attentive, unobtrusive service.

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SantaFeEatsALot (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I love L'Olivier. The owner/chef Xavier is so talented and NICE, as is his staff - they are warm and friendly and still manage to make it all feel so special. Our waiter Zach provided excellent service without being pretentious - he treated us like we were well-loved regulars. AND the food is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Hated hearing a bell ring when someone’s dish was ready! Wait service seemed very rushed and not many guests. Food was mediocre. Had seared tuna which had no sauce or seasoning. Could have had lemon and butter. Tuna sat on kale with orzo underneath,, no seasonings. Expected more from a French restaurant. Was not asked for crushed pepper on salad or meal. Sorry just disappointed after having such good food at other restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and I came here for an anniversary! Service fantastic! Great experience. Our server and staff stayed after closing and gave us a complimentary champagne toast with dessert!

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DavidS (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Good Food -- not outstanding -- Ambiance, Joust another old Santa Fe building, that has had many restaurants there in the past. With the name, I expected a little more French flare.

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eulabeans (New Mexico)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The room is attractive with lively colors. Savory food here was not bad, it just wasn't very interesting, and changes to classic dishes (such as escargot, with bits of thin-sliced ham drowning in too much melted butter) seemed more about making them different than making them better. Our two desserts, however, were excellent - a pot de creme that was smooth, rich, and deeply flavored, and the raspberry torte: 7 or 8 thin layers of flavorful chocolate cake filled with raspberry mousse, with a lovely intense raspberry coulis and a scoop of interesting merlot sorbet. The half-bottle of Sancerre we ordered from the menu was, alas, not in stock at the moment, and the recommended Pouilly-Fuisse substitute didn't quite fill the Sancerre's shoes. The restaurant was nearly empty during the entirety of our long, leisurely weekday lunch. We did not know that they close at 2 pm to prepare for the dinner service, and we lingered nearly an hour longer without any strong pressure other than being asked to pay the bill so they could close out the lunch receipts. These 2 pm closings are a bee in my bonnet about quite a few Santa Fe restaurants - if one wants a long leisurely lunch to celebrate an occasion and enjoy extended conversation, one must arrive by noon or earlier, too early for lunch for some of us. Delaying that closing time by an hour, til 3 pm, would make a welcome difference.

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vipPatriciaC (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

L'Olivier has become one of our favorite restaurants for either lunch or dinner. It is a little gem
just a couple of blocks off the historic square in downtown Santa Fe.

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vipBrian (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Some very interesting lunch selections. The food was great, service a bit slow.

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Lolivierinmay (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing authentic French cuisine, charming atmosphere, great wines owned by the award winning French Chef, Xavier Grenet and his wife Nathalie. Always a treat to dine with them.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

There isn’t one thing to complain about here. Every detail of our dining experience was absolutely perfect. It is definitely in the top 3 dining experiences I’ve had. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our third or fourth time at L'Olivier. We went for my birthday dinner because I wanted to go someplace where I knew I would have a lovely meal (I had a bad experience the previous year at a restaurant I won't name). L'Olivier is a wonderful place for a romantic, memorable meal!

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vipjohannes (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Nathalie is great host and Xavier is the best cook in town!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was seasoned to perfection. Service was superb. Excellent all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The quality of the food has been consistently good since they opened more than 4 years ago. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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whyland (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

This is the best place to eat in Santa Fe! Great everything. We don’t visit the city from Denver without having at least 1 meal here.

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SFJo (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The elk was excellent, the vegetarian dish (butternut squash) was the least enjoyed. The lamb and salmon were very good. Desserts sounded wonderful, but no one had appetite for more.

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JimMaloney (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service and friendliness inviting. Perfect for our anniversary Date

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Fish and filet migon entrees were average. Nothing exceptional. Below overall rating cited by OpenTable.

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vipRocNdoc (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

At the first opportunity we had to return for another dinner... and had another exceptional meal with fantastic service from Zack and the staff. This restaurant consistently delivers outstanding meals and we love the ambience! Merci beaucoup!!

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