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Luminaria Restaurant & Patio, Santa Fe, NM

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

4.3
4.3
1886 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Southwest, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 984-7915

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tony Smith

  • Private party facilities

    The intimate Hopi Room and the outdoor Restaurant Patio are available for groups, ideal for special celebrations. For Larger Groups, we offer a number of special event spaces through our banquet department.

  • Private party contact

    Francisco Fabara: (505) 984-7931

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Alameda

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the Living Room Bar. During Summer months, live entertainment on the Restaurant Patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Great for Brunch

  • New Mexico

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. DI

    DIANAQ

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I choose this location for my birthday breakfast, we sat unnoticed for about 10 minutes, a gentleman that was sat after me was helped before me. I was there the previous day and had great service with a different server.
  2. S

    Suzy

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Worsr tortilla soup ever and gave a 3.50 plate charge for sharing
  3. SH

    SkipH

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Terrible food, sent it back, waited almost an hour, we dined here a few years back and the breakfast was terrible also but the outdoor area was beautiful, we thought we would give it a second chance, I should have known better, with all the wonderful dining in Santa Fe I chose one of the worst, won’t happen again
  4. ES

    EricS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The. Chef came out and greeted several tables as we arrived - which was charming and unexpected. There were only a few tables seated in the outside dining area as we dined early. We had the crab cake appetizer and the Chile Burger with Truffles Fries paired with a bottle of Gruet Blanc de Noir. We Also ordered Pellegrino sparkling water - that was the last time we saw our waiter until it was time to settle the bill as the water was never delivered. (Though we were initially charged for it!). I kept having to ask other staff for assistance. Had it been a busy night I would have excused the total lack of service. If I had observed a lack of staff it might have been understandable. But it was a quiet night and there were other staff around taking care of their assigned tables- this was simply poor service. That said, the food and the setting were both wonderful.
  5. MG

    MarianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and patio is beautiful. The setting is very nice. The service is friendly and welcoming, however, the food was somewhat dissapointing.
  6. TH

    TonyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and very nice atmosphere / ambience; we would definitely make a return next time.
  7. PL

    PeterL

    New Mexico

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We've been eating at this restaurant for many years. This visit was surely disappointing. All of the food was mediocre, even the Tortilla soup which used to be outstanding. Not only this, but the restaurant was seriously understaffed. It was impossible for the wait people to keep up and properly attend to their customers, although they did their best.
  8. g

    gardenlover

    Tahoe

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service all 5 stars!! Jordon was engaging and attentive. Manager, Vinny, stopped by each table to check on them. Such a great touch! Food, cocktails and wine all amazing!!!! Will definitely be back when in Santa Fe!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The server was not very good and the food was just ok
  10. CL

    CatherineL

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The outside dining is gorgeous with flowers and lots of shade. Our meals were cooked to perfection. Service was slow but our meals were cooked just as we asked and the staff was friendly. I can only think that Luminaria, like so many fine restaurants, are short staffed. I recommend this restaurant highly.
  11. HR

    HopeR

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! My new favorite spot. I love that there’s valet parking. Highly recommend!
  12. Q

    Qweenie

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely day, lovely service, lovely food. Carlos and Anthony were attentive and friendly.
  13. TJ

    TJ2016

    DO NOT USE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I am a long term fan of the restaurant and was disappointed when it closed, given the gorgeous outdoor patio. So a number of us were delighted when you reopened. The service was generally good, just a bit slow once we got the check. The servers were very polite and kind. Our food was terrific and I was pleased to see it return to very close to what it was. One of the items which made the food a standout was the breadbasket, since each item was terrific. If you only brought the blue corn muffins back, it would be wonderful. It helps set the diner for what is to come. We all realize how hard the dining world is right now and most of us would pay a small up charge for the goodies, since if you only get a salad, some sort of carbo would be appreciated! Thank you….good job!
  14. B

    Barbara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service and a great brunch. The menu was varied to meet all our needs- from age four to 73. We are locals and loved the food. A change of pace for us.
  15. SB

    SantaBarbaraRepeats

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    the ambiance of the restaurant is fantastic - just beautifully decorated, perfect lighting etc. Problem is the food is hit and miss.
  16. Z

    Zucherro

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Service was slow. I think they were understaffed. Food was only OK and overpriced EXCEPT for the Burger. If your want a good burger, definitely go.
  17. SF

    SantaFeAuthor

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food. Host was EXTREMELY helpful with fine tuning my reservation during a busy and rainy weekend. Very accommodating.
  18. MH

    MelissaH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves being able to bring the dogs to the outdoor patio. However - when it started pouring, the staff moved all of us inside quickly and efficiently and we continued to enjoy our meal indoors. Super nice staff.
  19. JB

    JimB

    Denver

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We started dinner on a very quiet, lovely outdoor patio only to be interrupted by torrential rain. We moved under a structure (still on the patio), but it was raining so hard the servers couldn't get the food out! So, they moved everyone inside. Kudos to a great staff for making all that happen! Overall, the food was very good and the service was great.
  20. PL

    PamelaL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was OK but not great. The Elote salad was insipid and a disappointment, the watermelon gaspacho a hit with my dinner partner. His said his will boar was very good. my Yellowtail was OK. The portions were huge. I would give it another go as I may have just picked dishes that weren't their finest. That said, the ambiance was wonderful, great music, patio, and the weather was perfect. The food wasn't "bad" I just didn't find it '"great." But as I've said in other reviews, I am picky.
  21. EH

    ElbertH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner…
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio and delicious food. The strawberry jalapeño margarita is not to be missed.
  23. SJ

    SJRUK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was fine except for the service. They are short staffed as are most restaurants in Santa Fe
  24. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Restaurants the world over are suffering from staff shortages right now but that does not excuse having a dozen of so people gathered for more than 20 minutes before a hostess showed up at this restauant to even greet anyone. A manager on some level should have taken notice. Or perhaps a bartender or server looking to move up in management. Someone should have greeted the guests - who were pretty confused - told them to hang tight, apologize for being short-staffed. Good communication goes a long way in helping people turn a negative into a positive or at least have some compassion - but none of that was done. To add insult to injury - they did not seat people in order of their reservations. The hostess - for the most part -was largely absent. For a 7:15 pm reservation we just had drinks bright to us around 8:40 pm while people seated after us were working on hors d’oeuvres. My daughter’s meal of duck was good and the roasted pepper app was good, but my wild boar - ordered medium - arrived lukewarm and the dinner knife was not sharp enough to cut it without great effort. After 3 bites I was done. It was inedible. I did not send it back, but I was truthful with our waitress, who was great, as were the valet staff. Were other people seated before us because they were couples and we were two women? Hard to know. Having worked in the hospitality industry and written food reviews for a travel magazine - this was an experience that in part (aside from the inedible boar) could have been remedied through better p.r. Although I did not ask for my entree to be comped, the waitress did take it off the bill, so points were scored there. The venue is pretty, the ambiance great and we had very high hopes for an amazing meal and experience all-round — but would no go back anytime soon.
  25. k

    karenv

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service Terrible waitress put us in separate room when tables outside available Ignored our requests
  26. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The outdoor patio and the friendly waitstaff made this place a great experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance for Sunday brunch. Definitely worth a try
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great experience. We were celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday. The staff took the time to wish him happy birthday and supplied him with a yummy dessert after our meal. The food was delicious. Our waiter was Juan and he was knowledgeable about the food and drinks. He was very attentive and made sure we were happy. My only wish was that we could have been seated outside- there was construction so we had to seat inside.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The green chili burger was AMAZING!!
  30. TT

    TTLSH

    San Antonio

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Lovely ambience in the patio seating, but with the exception of the salad the food was mediocre at best. The fish course was especially bad - stale fish a overcooked. Very disappointing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Mediocre food, service, and ambience. Not bad, just not exceptional.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat, my go to a place for a green chili cheeseburger. Over the top! Love the fact that the general manager Hal was greeting people at the car drive entrance. Then saw him later clearing tables, seating people, and taking beverage orders. Now that’s a sign of a very good general manager!!! Bravo, Loretto Hotel!
  33. LM

    LauraM

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    One of my favorite lunch spots. Just don't go after a hugely busy weekend like Indian Market.
  34. GB

    GeorgellenB

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio. Excellent service from Anthony. Give him a raise! Peach Bellini was a little disappointing and that was the reason I chose Luminaria.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great ambiance, great service. Compared to other breakfast, food was okay.
  36. TN

    TracyN

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and excellent food
  37. KM

    KerryM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I understand weather conditions strained the restaurant on 8/20/22 and you accommodated us in the ballroom. Of course, there was no ambiance. We settled in and the only meals out of five that were tasteful were the hamburgers. The swordfish was overcooked and sitting in a weak sauce resembling a diluted marina sauce. Not the flavors described in the dish. The eggplant and zucchini dish was overcooked (burned not roasted) and bland. The duck was well prepared with the gravy but the side dishes ran together and looked like mush. Our guest ate the duck. The crab cake appetizer for $20.00 delivered one crab cake that was not shaped well, thin and not very flavorful. Lots of spring lettuce served with appetizer. Seriously, one crab cake for people to share... Restaurants are always stressed during Indian Market, this goes without saying. Most guests understand this and remain patient. We have eaten at Luminaria several times in the past. You may want to rethink your menu, the chefs and the kitchen staff. Walking convenience was not worth the high price we paid.
  38. E

    Ezdude

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the Luminaria Eggs Benedict which was good.
  39. NP

    NancyP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was very improved from previous visits. Really good. Many new staff who weren’t trained properly so hopefully will get better. Love the patio
  40. 4

    4warnedis4armed

    New Mexico

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Luminaria has raised prices quite a bit since before the pandemic. Food was good but did not equal the cost. Not gluten-free aware. Service was spotty. Interior is still attractive with charming patio. We were inside and I think we got the second string staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 984-7915.

Luminaria Restaurant & Patio is rated 4.3 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Alameda

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southwest, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Tony Smith

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the Living Room Bar. During Summer months, live entertainment on the Restaurant Patio.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 984-7915

  • Private party facilities

    The intimate Hopi Room and the outdoor Restaurant Patio are available for groups, ideal for special celebrations. For Larger Groups, we offer a number of special event spaces through our banquet department.

  • Private party contact

    Francisco Fabara: (505) 984-7931

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