Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

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1287 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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 9, 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
10 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 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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R
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 26, 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 25, 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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R
New Mexico
62 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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 3, 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 2, 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 January 1, 2019
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 30, 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 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice Christmas Eve dinner

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KF
1 review
Dined on December 23, 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 22, 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
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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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A
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 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
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 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 20, 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 19, 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 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance and service. Food was perfect!

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J
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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

Outstanding food. The only part that needed improvement was the berry dessert, otherwise 5* food and service.

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Caesar Salad and the fried mushrooms. Both were delicious! My husband had a couple of martinis and the Short Ribs. He said it was the best ribs he has ever eaten! Service was great. We had a wonderful celebration. We will be back!

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TT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was superb. Innovative and delicious. Waiter didn’t seem to appreciate how fab the new chef was. Not attentive.

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s
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered pumpkin risotto. It had absolutely no taste. The lack of spices was very disappointing. For what we got I felt it was expensive.

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RL
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and ambiance! Valet parking in Santa Fe a plus!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner at Luminaria. Our server, Juan, was skillful and pleasant. The food presentation was beautiful and the duck was delicious. There was free champagne and a complimentary dessert for us. Many thanks for a wonderful night of smiles, complete with rose petals!

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W
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I got married at the nearby Loretto Chapel and Luminaria has always been a special place for us. On this occasion, we had dinner with our two kids. The food and service were excellent. George, our waiter, took great care of us and the manager was so very considerate. We look forward to our next visit. Luminaria is a very special place.

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SA
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Always memorable from breakfast to dinner!

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RO
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

STAFF AND SERVICE, all very nice, warm, friendly people BUT so many tiny, necessary service elements were non existant. table was set for 4, we reserved for two. always remove the extra settings!! i noted no one did this in the whole dining room. LOVED our waiter but LOTS of language issues when explaining Menu. fortunately, we got it, but, for some, might be very frustrating!! food was excellent, so good.
Had to order wine 3 times, first we were brought a random Vouvray when requesting Chenin Blanc. cellar was out of what we had hoped to have. two more times....out of stock. THIS is pretty odd for a hotel n restaurant of your previously historic caliber. Just little things but common protocol for fine dining. I did not pay your prices for "Denny's" etiquette.
yes, WILL BE BACK, the food was DELICIOUS. staff seemed really disorganized overall, a Friday nite in November should be well oiled. the room is spectacular. we love you, just wanted you to know♡ see you soon.

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r
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A high quality dinner spot with great value, ambiance and attentive but not intrusive service. A very good wine list with many reasonably priced, a full bar, and entrees to suit every taste. A true dining gem in Santa Fe. Their new chef is a winner!

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place after running into too many over-crowded Santa Fe restaurants. Got a table right next to the clay fireplace and had the chorizo mussel app, an amazing bottle of Bordeaux, and the duck. Fantastic service. Will absolutely come back if ever in Santa Fe again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday there. Michelle our server was extremely helpful and gave us the best recommendations. If you want a quite romantic place to go to. Here it is!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and everything was perfect. The food was amazing and they even had a candle beside the cake for him to blow out. They gave us birthday treats. Portions were just right. Service was excellent, our glass was never empty. Everything was outstanding.

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J
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The only reason I would not suggest this place to a friend is that out of season, the patio is closed. The inside of the restaurant becomes a typical hotel dining place. There are so very many dining opportunities in Santa Fe, that this one becomes ordinary. The wine list by the glass is not that great...domestic beers only...the food was good, a little heavy and not that imaginative. The "liquid gold" soup was fantastic. My husband said the tortilla soup was great too. Just to many other spots in Santa Fe to eat.....Our server was great. Timing on the food was great too...

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SC
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was our third time. Twice before were great. That’s why we returned. It will be a long time before we go back. IF we do.

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