Luminaria Restaurant & Patio

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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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BM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way for celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary, including free dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely complimentary champagne. Great short ribs. Lovely private table for anniversary.

c
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous location and comfortable, intimate seating. Service was excellent as was the food!

FR
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.
we were treated with rose petals on the table ; a toast and a complimentary dessert.
The server was fantastic and the food was excellent.
We hope to return soon!

G
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

First the Caesar salad had no anchovies. Waiter went to the kitchen and came back with a plate of maybe ½ anchovy cut up. The same two of our party ordered the Parisian Gnocchi which if done correctly should be a fluffy gnocchi lightly crusted outside in brown butter. Instead, this gnocchi was deep fried, served almost cold with very nice hot veggies on top. The taste was simply awful. One likened them to fried tater tots with no flavor. One ate the veggies and the other finished the dish because we had been running all day and he was hungry but not very pleased and he was sick in the middle of the night. The waiter claimed he asked us how we liked the food shortly after it was served but, in fact, he did not. It would have been obvious with the one plate left with a pile of fried gnocchi taken away by the bus boy if he had even observed us during the meal. When he finally came with the desert menus, he was appalled to find we were unhappy about the gnocchi and said "Since it has been on the menu, there have been no complaints". He did take the one dish off the bill but missed the point entirely. Neither our friends or we are complainers and started asking why the Gnocchi was deep fried as it was terrible. Just having moved to Santa Fe, this is one restaurant we will not be returning to or taking any guests. Having a wonderful experience the following night, elsewhere, we also realized how overpriced the food was at Luminaria for what was served.

KH
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Luminaria patio is so beautiful and cozy. You almost feel like you are inside except that you have the beautiful foliage all around and the sunshine is there but not right on you. So tranquil.

VA
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a little hidden gem of a patio dining experience. Food is very good but the wait staff a bit inexperienced. Some tables were loud so we had to move due to noise. But overall a nice place to dine and very good good, my salmon was excellent

d
Kansas City
95 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal, fabulous service, pretty good value. Heaters on the patio would be a plus.

KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - truly delicious food, and lovely outdoor dining space. Parking made simple with convenient valet in front of the hotel. Our only issue was the length of time the meal took, we sat down at 7:15 and didn’t leave until just before 9:30. If you’re not in any hurry and don’t mind the wait between courses, the lengthy dining experience won’t be an issue. Just seemed like we waited 10 mins too long for everything.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

PL
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Luminaria after finding it on Open Table. It is a beautiful restaurant! The food was unique and excellent--especially the tortilla soup!
Our waitress was great. She was very friendly and took time to talk with us before we ordered. Her suggestions were excellent and we had a great time!

B
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The problem that I always have with this beautiful restaurant, is the lack of attentive service. It might be that they are understaffed, but it does take a while for the food to come out. Once it does though, it’s delightful and delicious

s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was mediocre to poor. The ambiance was good, The service was excellent. But I mostly want good food so that's why I wouldn't recommend it.

Q
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am a local in Santa Fe and I love to go to Luminaria because I feel like I am "somewhere else". It's so lovely and such a hidden gem in the midst of downtown Santa Fe. I love to take out of town friends there and love to take my local buddies, who've often no idea it's there. Such a treat to sit out in their open air, covered patio and hear the cathedral bells when they ring. My favorite lunch spot ever!

C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Our server was friendly and shared some local ideas with us for the area.
The atmosphere was romantic and the evening was warm enough to enjoy our meal outside. The lights weren't on however it was still a bit light out.
They knew we were celebrating our anniversary so they placed rose pedals on the table. Very thoughtful.

A
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great local. The outdoor seating is nice. Food is good, so does service.

C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very bad service. Felt like server didn’t want us there. Messed up order so bad we left before ordering main course. Told server wanted to order wine but they took wine list away. Had to leave since we were treated so poorly

J
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the loveliest patios in Santa Fe. I highly recommend it for a quiet, relaxed and delicious lunch. The staff is competent and attentive and the food is quite good, with a nice selection of choises.

H
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling and looking for ambience and outdoor dining our last night in Santa Fe. Was the perfect choice. Our server was so warm and friendly. Also great with recommendations for us on food and drink. She treated us like we were the only people in the restaurant and it was a very busy night. Can’t wait to return!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was delish. Gnocchi were great. Tortilla soup very good. Caprese salad very good. We ate outdoors which was gorgeous. Would return in a heartbeat.

p
Orange County
201 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate in the patio at 8 pm. The last one in.
Had pork belly which waiter stalled salmon seviche. Was chopped raw salmon, sweet onion & crema. Very good served with interesting chips. Split a green salad. Excellent dressing! Very good. Pork loin was excellent. Perfectly cooked ( rare) & gnocchi which was fried & really good.
Very good meal.

DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations for our anniversary. Requested a table on the patio. When we arrived they told us we couldn’t sit on the patio due to inclement weather. There was a storm threatening earlier, but it had cleared and the weather was beautiful. We didn’t argue, but told them we would go elsewhere to dine outdoors, to which they were indifferent. Too bad for Luminaria, you just lost a long time customer, who will no longer recommend you to others...bad business 101.

LC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

lovely spot 1 of my favorites , i am a concierge and send guest there often

DA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chef-centric menu featuring local flavors and creative interpretations. Solid culinary skills from this team. Chef was picking fresh herbs and flowers from patio planters for garnishes and interacting with guests during service. Very hospitable and knowledgeable front of house staff.

T
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was good just exceptionally slow

MA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice patio. Food was outstanding. The fruit was fresh and the cottage cheese pancakes were very good.

LS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is not very good. It used to be one of our favorites; we live in SF and have many options for dining. Best patio in SF buu food was disappointing

FO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Although the food I received was divine, many of my guests received incorrect orders or the food arrived cold. Also, our waitress was very rude. When requests were made, she was absent for long periods of time, forgot who requested what and just didn't seem interested in serving our table. We weren't a rude or rambunctious group but received less than satisfactory service. I was completely shocked when we asked to address our service with management and was told he was too busy to speak to us. I don't personally plan to return here.

EM
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was mediocre and the service was awful. The only redeeming feature of this restaurant is the patio. With so many good restaurants in Santa Fe, I would skip this one.

PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent and the patio is lovely. However, the woman who took our drink and food order (at the same time), failed to order our drinks. We didn't see her again throughout the evening and it was another server who took our drink order, when our food arrived.

TH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice patio setting. Food great had the biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict. Food was great and very flavorful with good Southwest taste you would expect in Santa Fe. Staff very accommodating and attentive had a great time.

TP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Waiter cleared my plate before I finished eating. Not as good as it used to be

JA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It would have been nice to have more gluten free items.

DE
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch in a historic quietly beautiful setting. Been coming for years. Good God but not as good as prior chef.

j
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not very good. Did,nt live up tp ratings. If we ever come back to Santa Fe this will not be on our list.

d
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Beautiful patio but slow service, even for the land of Mañana! The burgers were so overcooked and the buns were burnt. Waiter brought large bills as change so I asked the hostess for change so I could tip the server (who had at this point disappeared). Was sent all the way to the front dest of the hotel which is a short track from the restaurant. They may have a very pretty patio but there are many other pretty patios in Santa Fe with better food and better service.

p
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations & were seated right away. The presentation of our meals was superb. There were 3 in our party & we all were pleased with the service & the food. Next time we are in town we will definitely return. The restaurant is downtown so there is the option to walk around if so desired.

NR
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork loin was excellent and the halibut tasted very fresh. The outdoor patio seating is beautiful. 2nd time to visit this restaurant. The absolute BEST thing about Luminaria is Melissa. She is a waitress by which all others shall now be judged!

S
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great halibut. Comfortable patio.

LD
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The lobster sandwich was very good. And a fair price. Otherwise
Prices a little high for lunch.

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