Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

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1302 reviews
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Located at the awarding-winning Inn and Spa at Loretto, Luminaria Restaurant and Patio combines modern sophistication with rustic Southwestern charm.

During the warmer months, dine outdoors on the rustic wood patio adjacent to the world-renowned Loretto Chapel. At twilight, dine al fresco under the stars, transform the high desert into a romantic veranda draped and tented with flowering vines and luxurious flowing fabrics lit by hanging lanterns.
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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fast. The lamb and short ribs were both prepared exactly as ordered. I would not have changed anything.

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KB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter here on our final night in Santa Fe. We loved the private booths. The service was perfect. We had the kung po broccoli and short rib. All fantastic. The restaurant has a very fine ambience. We enjoyed it very much!

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C
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had dinner at Lumineria for the first time since the new chef started. We used to love the menu and it was one of our favorite places. The new menu let us down. We had a salmon dinner and a short rib dinner and a Caesar salad. The salad was large and fresh but had a very heavy dressing which had very little garlic flavor. A disappointment. The short ribs were very basic- nothing special. The salmon was very well prepared and we exchanged the collard greens for the roasted carrots. WE did not get dessert as nothing appealed to us. The previous menu had tres leches cake and a divine chocolate dessert.

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FH
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner for friend's birthday. They had put rose petals on the table for her when we arrived. Service by Juan was wonderful! The special birthday dessert was wonderful. We loved every bite and every minute!

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KH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Last time I was there the food was good, the menu was very attractive, now I returned and it was lousy!

The menu was cut in half and the food was not good.

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d
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always wonderful. Looking forward to later in Spring when the best patio downtown opens back up

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JF
New Mexico
32 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Carlos for helping make my birthday celebration memorable!♥️

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OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and the service was outstanding! Try the chicken fried mushrooms...best mushrooms we’ve ever had. Enjoyed the salmon and the short ribs very much. Would definitely go back.

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TM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Especially liked the s'more desert!

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GL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My friend ordered a chicken salad and rather than a nice portion of chicken, the chicken was flaked on the top and looked like it was canned. I am vegan and asked for a vegetable plate with 4 vegetables that were on the menu. I received a very small portion of vegetables that were mixed together and would have been about the right size serving for a side, not a meal. We chose to leave.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallop starter was the best fish we have had at Luminaria. And the entire menu was excellent. Best restaurant week experience in Santa Fe.

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SF
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Luminaria! Restaurant week choices were excellent—beautifully cooked Barramundi, and nice bison strip loin as well as great appetizers and desserts. They also serve a great blood orange margarita!

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B
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Interesting ingredients and an inventive restaurant week menu. Good wine list and by the glass. Food presentation sloppy. Skimpy on some things ingredients. One cippolini (cippolino?) on the bison. One little gyoza on the scallop appetizer. Clever desserts.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luminaria is a special place. We recommend it wholeheartedly for any occasion. The dining room is beautiful, and with the fire in the kiva in winter, it's incredibly cozy. The service is warm and welcoming, particularly from the professional and friendly young dining room manager, and from our excellent server, Juan. The food is simply great -- my wife had the citrus sea bass special and I had the beef short ribs. Both were outstanding. We also enjoyed a very nice breakfast at Luminaria this morning before checking out of the Inn at Loretto. The unique setting in a one-of-a-kind hotel, the gracious service and the wonderful food (and wine) make Luminaria a must-visit spot in Santa Fe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Valentines dinner was ok, but not worth 80$/person excluding wine. The lobster tails were too small to make a main course, and a little dry. The first course of scallops was microscopic.
Sorry!

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M
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It's OK to go to Luminaria during the summer to be outside. Choose food carefully. I had a 1/2 chicken the other night and it was the skinniest chicken I've seen in my life. Service was well meaning but understaffed. Bar seemed to have difficulty making drinks.

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D
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Quite place for lunch to discuss business or catch up with friends.

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EF
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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R
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals and wanted to celebrate a birthday on a cold winter night in town. We had the best seating location near the fireplace, the atmosphere was beautiful and comfortable, the host and hostess were so helpful and gracious. The service was fantastic. And the cuisine was exceptional. It was a perfect evening, thanks to Luminaria.

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BD
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. Great service and incredible food in a beautiful location. A must do in Santa Fe! Thanks for a special experience!

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J
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was fine, service was fair, menu was OK. Food was very good but pricy .

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OT
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend’s 82nd birthday.

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R
New Mexico
64 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely environment but we asked for duck done medium, both of us, and it was rare. Tasted bad. Uneatable. We were with others and it was late so didn’t send back.

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D
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot! Great service. Could have better and more varied menu.

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SF
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were there for Sunday Brunch. The menu is limited. Soup was beautifully served, but was almost cold. We had the fish taco which were just OK. The portion was refreshing because it was small, unusual for some restaurants. The highlight of the meal was the dessert--a French Pecan Mille Feuille.

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JL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With all the awesome dining choices in this town, the competition is tough. Luminaria, though, really stands out. Incredible food and service from beginning to end in a beautiful environment. Our only regret is not trying it sooner.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

WITH SO MANY GREAT RESTAURANTS IN SANTA FE, THERE IS NO NEED TO GO TO THIS ONE.

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SF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Unfortunately, some guests dress too casually with baseball caps left on during the meal and t-shirts.

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D
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The space is lovely and a great place to visit over dinner, it's cozy and inviting.
Food was very good but not terrribly inspired
Service has always been slow and never been attentive or good. Was hoping with the new chef something might have changed but that was not the case. I wouldn't tell anyone it's a must go spot in Santa Fe.
But again on a positive note the food was very good. The spot beautiful.

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o
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place, great location. But... went at 10:30 for breakfast (Christmas day!). After taking our order it took 45 min, to get our food! Breakfast, mind you! Not a fancy dish! And they screwed up the order (forgot the potatoes).
I would suggest the staff needs A LOT more training!

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice Christmas Eve dinner

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KF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had our anniversary there Saturday December 22. The service was very good our server spread rose petals on our table and poured us a complimentary glass of champagne to toast, very nice touch. The wine we ordered was excellent. My wife's meal was very good, and desert was delicious. My only complaint (a big one) was my ribeye steak, it was the very worst cut of meat I have ordered. It was embarrassing to have to repeatedly spit my bite out into my napkin. I barely got four bites that I was able to enjoy. Very disappointed. I love ribeye, and expected a much better cut for the price I paid. I will not recommend this restaurant based on my meal.

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B
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Four of us had creative and good drinks before dinner. The meal was very good, great broccoli appetizer and very good mains. However, I expected a bit more after reading about the chef studying with Patrick O'Donnell. The waiters consistently placed dishes in front of the wrong person or didn't know who got what, even coffee....this shouldn't happen in a good restaurant.

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SR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Luminaria used to be one of the best in Santa Fe. Last meal (including duck) was overcooked and bland. They need to make an effort to get back in shape.

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New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

For a high end restaurant, our experience was average and not outstanding. The service was not as polished or attentive as other high end restaurants in Santa Fe. The waiter didn't know the difference between Irish whiskeys and Scotch whiskeys. Waiter did consult with chef to assure my selections were sucrose free and I appreciated his extra efforts. My entree was listed as half a roasted chicken; it was the size of half a roasted Cornish hen. Got about 5 meat bites off it- very small. We had to approach the register to pay our bill- waiter was too busy just attending to other tables and we had a concert to attend. We'd had an outstanding breakfast at Luminaria 4 months ago and could not give this rating for dinner.

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B
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice to see Luminaria once again turning out beautifully prepared food. Duck breast with fois gras was generously served, with a fine reduction. Short ribs plated with vegetables and its own fine reduction--also a very generous plate of top ingredients. Wine by the glass well chosen and poured.

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k
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

I have no clue about this new chef but he needs to go back to cooking school. Both of our entrees tasted horrible and just looked like he threw horrible bitter sauces on top of the food. $130.00 for 2 bad entrees , split a Caesar salad and 1 glass of wine. The environment is lovely
Their a tons of restaurants in Santa Fe but don’t go there. Go to the bar and have some appetizers to experience the hotel

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were fast and attentive. The food was delicious.

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S
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance and service. Food was perfect!

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J
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Have eaten there many times. Highly recommend to anyone

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