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We went here for the first time during Santa Fe restaurant week. We loved it! We thought this would be a good chance to try it with special pricing. We will definitely go back. It is rather pricey, so will save it for special occasions, but it is no more expensive than a lot of other upscale Santa Fe restaurants. The do not offer a cocktail menu - only wines, which is fine, but sometimes I do like a cocktail before dinner. It was friendly and cozy, but doesn't have a fireplace. The patio would be wonderful in the summer. Good food. Good service and friendly.
We went for restaurant week and my friends loved the Elk. I had the vegetarian option that was ok. Great restaurant overall but I prefer dining off their regular menu.
We had an excellent prix fix meal during restaurant week. Oysters Rockefeller, elk tenderloin, lamb--all of excellent quality and very well prepared, wonderfully sauces and accompanied with tasty vegetables. The owner is gracious, and the overall influence is French, with locally sourced meats. We'll be back.
We have eaten at L'Oliver numerous times and each occasion has been one to remember. The food is always good and the service is everything you would expect from a tip tier restaurant. Good selection of meals either for lunch or dinner.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Some very interesting lunch selections. The food was great, service a bit slow.
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.
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.
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!
Nathalie is great host and Xavier is the best cook in town!
The food was seasoned to perfection. Service was superb. Excellent all the way around.
The quality of the food has been consistently good since they opened more than 4 years ago. It is one of our favorite restaurants.
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.
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.
The food was outstanding. The service and friendliness inviting. Perfect for our anniversary Date
Fish and filet migon entrees were average. Nothing exceptional. Below overall rating cited by OpenTable.
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!!
The best french restaurant in Santa Fe! Always wonderful!
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.
Lovely intimate restaurant where you can enjoy good conversation while enjoying an excellent meal .
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!