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About Luminaria Restaurant & Patio
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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
American, Southwest, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am Sunday Brunch: 7:00am-2:00pm Lunch Daily: 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the Living Room Bar. During Summer months, live entertainment on the Restaurant Patio.
Complimentary Valet Parking
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Luminaria is the perfect location to host your Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner. We will work with you to customize a memorable dining experience - one that will both inspire and impress your guests.
Luminaria Restaurant & Patio Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I were in Santa Fe for a long weekend. It was our first time to N.M. Luminaria was listed in local restaurant guides and on Yelp. We went on a Sunday evening and only two other couples were eating there. We were seated next to the fireplace, which was kept burning well the entire time we were there. Service was excellent. Our server recommended drinks and food options. The dinner was very good.
Food was excellent. Server great! Chef was warm and friendly as he came out to cook a birthday dinner for his daughter. Very nice evening. Only negative comment I have is the person who greeted displayed his boredom and yawned in our faces,, disinterested, didn't want to seat us at the table we saw and asked for as he said didn't want to get it set up. Every other employee seemed to be vested in giving the patrons the best experience and were friendly and kind.
I was very satisfied with my choice to dine here with my family on a busy Friday night. My husband and mother had steaks - my husband the ribeye special, my mother the filet. Both enjoyed the meat cuts and desired temperatures. However, both would have preferred if the sides had not been served under the hot meat as it made potatoes and veggies wet and rubbery. I had the eggplant rollitini over mushroom ravioli, and couldn’t finish the plate, but it was very good and only lacked a little salt for my taste. The sauce on the ravioli was very unique. My sister had a crab cake from the appetizer menu, and the table shared grilled asparagus and truffle frites. Dessert was a hit with a flourless chocolate cake and a crepe brûlée to share. I found it odd that the furniture was wicker with cushions for an indoor restaurant, and there wasn’t really a way to comfortable sit in the very large chairs.
After a disastrous experience a year ago (inedible food, complete lack of service, very dirty dining area,) we had written off this place. Visiting Santa Fe again this year, we stopped by to see if the extensive cobwebs had been dusted from the chandeliers over the outdoor tables, and were urged to revisit the restaurant by one of the managers. Five of us went for dinner the next night. The new chef has improved the food significantly. A lovely seared tuna amuse bouche was served. Two of us had eggplant rollatini which was very good, and the remaining three each had Scottish salmon, also nicely done. Desserts, a flourless chocolate cake, crème brûlée, and a tres leches cake, were also good. The place was very clean. Service, unfortunately, is still subpar and amateurish. When the waitstaff is properly trained we will be able to recommend the restaurant without reservation.
We were celebrating an anniversary, and wanted to splurge a bit. Scottish salmon was to-die-for, and the Caesar salad was amazing. Service was a bit slow, which was surprising, as the restaurant was not overly crowded. Probably the fault of the kitchen, not our server.
The staff had rose petals on our table upon arrival! We were celebrating my daughter and son-in-law's recent marriage. The food was phenomenal and the strawberry jalapeño margarita is a must-have! The service is SUPER-EXCELLENT and very attentive! This is definitely the place to go if you are celebrating a special occasion. I'll return time and time again! Thank you so much!
Went here on a date with my honey. This was a fun, unique restuarant. A flash back in time for a true prohibition speakeasy experience. Don't forget your password-sent to you via email and don't be the cops! Be ready to experience fine dining and cool jazzy music from the lips of lovely singer while you enjoy your food made from local ingredients.
LUMINARY IS A GREAT RESTAURANT!! We live in Albuquerque but went to Santa Fe for our 47th anniversary and wanted somewhere special for dinner. We found it here, when the wonderful waitress learned it was our anniversary she spread rose pedals on our table and gave us free champagne . She recommended the tortilla soup and it was perfect. My wife had the Salmon and I had the filet with a blue corn enchilada and both meals could not have been better! Friendly people, great food and drink, who could ask for more? I don't know of any where in Albuquerque that there is such a great chef as the one that cooked our meal.
Excellent food, ok service. Best to eat outside on the patio, if weather permits. The ambiance inside is just ok. The food was incredible, but service was lacking. We sat for at least 5-10 minutes before anyone attempted to greet us at our table. It was not very busy either. The waiter was nice and very knowledgeable, but at times we had to wait for extended periods. The check took forever to get. They surely are not trying to rush you. Overall, I would recommend. The "steak and enchiladas" filet mignon was out of site, as well as the grilled caesar salad.
Great location and atmosphere, but horrible service. After being seated and having our order taken, the waiting began. About 30 minutes after our drinks arrived, we had to flag down a server and ask for a coffee refill which finally came 5 minutes later. Approx. 45 minutes after we ordered, we tracked down the manager to complain. We were informed that the kitchen had prepared our meal (blueberry pancakes) incorrectly twice and that is what caused the delay. The food turned out to be pretty good but nothing great. If the service hadn't been some of the worst I've experienced in a long time, I would recommend. Then again, what's a restaurant with horrible service.
My favorite place to meet with my gal pals for lunch . We once took my parents, both in wheelchairs and had easy access and plenty of room to seat them both. It's a terrific place to enjoy the singing birds, the gentle breezes and the church bells chime. The menu items are generally easily split able, 2 entrees for 3 gals is just right. Deserts are good and again, very easy to share, the staff is lovely and attentive without hovering. For the 1st time ever our lunch choices were a bit "ho hum" the fish tacos were good but the BLT seemed a bit dry, I just ate the lovely tomatoes and nice thick cut bacon with out the toasted bread. This is such a wonderful place to meet that the food is the least of my concerns, good but not great on this visit.
We visited Santa Fe for a few days in early September. For our last evening we chose Luminaria for dinner and could not have been more pleased. The patio is a gem with beautiful overhanging trees and decor, providing just enough of an outdoor experience to enjoy a late summer night, but not be too exposed to foot and vehicle traffic. The food was outstanding and put a creative spin on some of the traditional regional recipes. Staff were exceptional and provided just the right amount of attention.
Luminaria ia an excellent restaurant in Santa Fe. The outdoor patio in nice weather is outstanding. The only problem has been that it's been almost impossible to make a reservation on Opentable. Keep getting error message "no space available within 2.5 hours of requested time", but when call restaurant space is always available in the requested time period.
We had an excellent dining experience at this restaurant two years ago, so when we decided to visit Santa Fe, we wanted to come back. I'm very glad we did, excellent dishes from appetizers to main dishes. The Chilean sea bass was prepared perfectly, my husband had lamb chops and our friends had the scallops. We were all pleased. Our server was Juan and he was fantastic, friendly, and efficient. We will definitely comeback. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The hostess was not courteous when we requested a potential table change prior to seating. The waiter was too busy and although pleasant, just could not keep up with all his tables. Food came out for 5/6 of us and there was a ten to fifteen minute wait for the sixth plate. A pretty location but I doubt we will be back.
This is one of the nicest restaurants for patio dining in Santa Fe. The evening we were there, we were celebrating our anniversary and asked particularly not to be in the sun and were accommodated on this request with no problem. The patio has a casual elegance with comfortable seating and plenty of room.
Our server was delightful. She made sure there was no misstep in our dinner service.
The food was perfect in every way. The first courses came out at just the right time and were exactly as described and delicious. (Tomato artichoke soup and the roasted Caesar salad ).
Primary course was ordered and delivered also at the perfect time, meaning we never felt rushed nor did we feel ignored. The meet temperatures were perfect. (Ribeye medium, lamb medium rare). The polenta was sensational with the lamb.
All in all a great evening. We dine here each year when we come to Santa Fe and plan to continue our visits to this restaurant in the years to come. We recommend it to all in search of a good meal in a wonderful setting.
Thank you to the staff !!
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