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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.

211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Alameda

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(505) 984-7915

Website:
http://www.hotelloretto.com/eat-drink/luminaria-restaurant-patio

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

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Anthony 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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

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4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again Luminaria provided us with a great meal and excellent service. We enjoyed a quiet corner where we could have an easy conversation though noise would have been moderate on an evening when they were busy. The Blue Corn "Steak and Enchiladas" filet mignon was an interesting combination--perfectly cooked filet and the Enchiladas added a nice New Mexican touch. The sea bass and jumbo scallop dinners were also perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Tomatoe soup was amazing. Seabass was okay. Could of used a glaze or seasoning. Great wine list and outstanding service.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This was a great find! Searched for a place I thought I had not been to before (realized I had before years ago when I had stayed at the Inn at Loretta. This place will not disappoint. One of the best meals I have had recently. Pork Belly starter and Lamb chops entree were incredible (served with green Chile grits and sugar snap peas!! I will have to go back!! Oh, and the Service was great!!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent dinner with great menu options. Very Nice server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious meal - from cocktails, bread basket, soups, salads, entrees to desserts. Juan was excellent. Service top notch. Perfectly seasoned food. A real treat.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was delicious! Waitstaff was very pleasant and courteous however the service was extremely slow and there weren’t many customers. Aside from the slow service a very enjoyable meal!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food - the Colorado lamb was A-MAZING! Great service too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went with friends for New Year's Eve and it was perfect, from the food to the service, it was relaxed and the noise level if always tolerable.

The restaurant is always very enjoyable for every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve Dinner and birthday dinner. Set menu for evening did mot include a drink. Started off well with apps, but steak was overly charred entire dish overwhelmed. Sea Bass was cooked well but polenta was runny with frozen veggies on top. Desserts ok, chocolate trio was dry.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As a Santa Fe resident, the Lumanaria is our top pick for special occasions. Food and service are consistently good and the wine list is excellent. Highly recommended

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food took forever to come out. When my steak arrived it was way undercooked. I felt sorry for our server trying to make excuses for the kitchen.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had Christmas brunch there last year (2016). It was great, so we went back again this year. It was a totally different experience. The difference was so extreme, we can only assume it has had a drastic change in management.

We had to wait 50 minutes for the food. It's not like it's a big place with 50-100 people to serve. It's pretty small. Add to that we didn't get the food on the menu we wanted. They were out of that... Nor did we end up ordering food that takes awhile to prepare. My wife had a salad and I ordered an omelet...

The food was just okay. The Caesar salad came with dressing laced with some sort of red chili pepper. Typical around here... Anyway, she asked if she could just have regular Caesar dressing. No, of course not... What restaurant serving Caesar salad doesn't have Caesar dressing???

Last year there was a dessert buffet. There wasn't one this year. They had a few offerings for dessert, but at that point we were afraid if we ordered something, we'd have to wait another hour for it. It just wasn't worth it.

On the way out, I wanted an Irish Coffee, so we went into the bar. Big mistake. It was as bad as the restaurant. Again, the place wasn't busy. There were maybe 5 people in there, including us. We waited to order, waited for the drink, and by the time we were ready to pay up and leave, the people who worked behind the bar had simply disappeared. Finally, someone materialized, and I asked for the check. The guy told us that was a no-can-do because I hadn't ordered the drink from him. We would just have to wait until the guy I ordered the drink from returned. It took awhile, just like everything else in this place.

Next year we'll have to find somewhere else to eat. Virtually anyplace would be better than this.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything on the menu is excellent.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Menu selections offered a wide range of dining options. Food was outstanding, as was the service. Service maybe a little too quick between courses, as we had not finished our starters before our entrees arrived. Would have enjoyed a more leisurely service where we could relax.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Weekend in Santa Fe for Christmas, diners sat very close for no apparent reason, plenty of other tables available

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sadly disappointing for such a beautiful venue to have some real food issues.
The French fries looked wonderful, but the oil they were cooked in needed changing.
The grill also needed cleaning to remove garlic flavor on bread for a simple BLT.

Fortunately there is always Alka Seltzer , but when you are paying that much money for a holiday lunch, the restaurant needs to nail it first time, every time!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Combo of great food and service with quiet beautiful spot- can’t go wrong by dining here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lovely restaurant... great service. Terrific food. Good wine at the correct temperature. Enjoyed it very much

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Really fabulous food! Menu was unique but filled with favorites and some surprises.
Desserts were so clever.
Thank you for a great evening with friends

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fantastic what else can be said. The food, service, location , ambience and employees were/are the best ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious (as always), but our server really made the meal special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We visited for Thanksgiving dinner, which was a limited menu. Except for the Sea Bass, the food was very good. The service was prompt. The Sea Bass was too fishy and not fresh.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving dining experience. Our waitress, Jessica, was exceptional. Food was delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Best lamb chops & grits I’ve ever had - a-maxing! Great service wonderful food, great location. Would recommend to everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Consistently good food and good service. One of our favorites in Santa Fe, especially in the summer when patio dining is available.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was good. Traveled to Santa Fe and stayed at the hotel in which the restaurant was.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The staff was excellent and food even better! Great flavor and wonderful options! Highly recommend!

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Beautiful ambiance and unique, tasty menu. My chicken mole had just the right amount of chile spice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely, cool afternoon in the fall leaves. Service was excellent, food was great.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was really good. The wait staff was outstanding.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Amazing food, excellent service

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