Midtown Bistro

4.6
345 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Midtown bistro, featuring Executive Chef Angel Estrada, offers Santa Fe gourmet fine dining with a Southwest flair.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation

Brunch:

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.


Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
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Phone number
(505) 820-3121
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Angel Estrada
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 345 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Midtown Bistro is always at the top of our list for entertaining and for dining with friends. The food is always fresh and original, the staff is always attentive and helpful - we love it!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

A neighborhood gem. Reliably good, solid menu and wine list, servers are experienced, friendly and appropriately attentive. A regular go-to for us.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Father ‘s Day

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Casual and comfortable lunch or dinner dining -- with an elegant flair. This can be said for both the ambiance and the food. Some basic comfort foods with a very creative tone that gives a nod to the local fare of Northern New Mexico. The crabs cakes are exceptional, and the salads/greens are always so fresh and vibrant. Patio dining (with live music) is exceptional.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointing experience. We have two vegans and one vegetarian that wanted to join us for Father's Day I had called before to ask if they have vegan and vegetarian options available on their special Father's Day menu. I was informed that they have several options For vegetarians and vegans, However when we arrived there were no options available. We asked if they can make anything special for them and they stated that they can only order from menu As today is a special menu for Father's Day. Not a very good experience at all there should always be 1 or 2 options available for vegetarians and vegans but there is nothing but meats, eggs and dairy on menu

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love this place! Everything was perfect!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The desserts were incredible, especially the chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Good vegetarian options. Salad was lovely with very light olive oil dressing. Soup was divine! I wish they sold the potato soup by the quart for take out.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always very good staff/waitress. Very good bar. Love the potato soup, but the vegetable tempura was tasteless , that’s my only mistake any times I’ve been there.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Pleasant space with an outdoor patio in good weather. The wait staff and the food are far better here than at the local competitor at nearby Joe's Diner but with comparable pricing. Always a good lunch or dinner here and other than the soggy Reuben (wring out the sauerkraut, chef!) they rarely misstep. Delicious soups, some chilled in the summer. A real treat. The cozy bar is a great place for an after work cocktail with a friend.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Once again Midtown Bistro once again delivers. Filet delicious and perfectly prepared. Chicken excelled as well. Service staff was as professional as can be had.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Everything was perfect (the food was amazing) except for a small hiccup. Gave the waitstaff candles to put in the dessert I preordered so they could present it to the birthday girl at our table. They brought out the cake in one hand and a plate of broken candles in the other :(. By the time we left we were laughing about it all but at the time I was highly irritated. We defiantly be going back just not with candles! ;)

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Generally very good food and atmosphere. Decent wine list- service was good. Will go again, but I see this restaurant as a great lunch/ brunch place and recommend a more ordinary / less expensive dinner menu. I feel like they are trying to compete with the 5 star ( Geronimo/ Compound) crowd and fall a bit short- I'd rather have a simple, but tasty option at a decent price- it's a nice place , but if I'm paying those prices( which I will) then I'm going to one of the fancier restaurants .

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was excellent!! The Rib Eye cooked wonderfully with great seasoning. Tuna Tartare was fantastic!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Crab cakes were great. Stay ribeye medium - not as good as expected for price.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We had a lovely lunch outdoors on the patio. Soup/1/2 sandwich/salad combo for $12???? Get outta here! It's true and it's delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner here. Gluten free calamari was good. Halibut was excellent

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We really enjoy the summer patio. Service was outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Eating in the garden area is so beautiful this time of year. Tables are spaced far enough apart that conversations can be private. Food is very good too .

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We chose this restaurant because of it's brunch menu and atmosphere. Service was impeccable. Food was fresh with local ingedients.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

the luncheon was lovely and service was very excellent...separate checks, etc..
I normally rate very good but that does not mean I have complaints.
Our number decreased in the final hours and open table would not allow me
to alter that on the app....I do not prefer apps...esp open table one.

some chairs need pillows, etc for short, elderly people...we had one in our group (99 yrs)

thanks for being so accommodating and for increasing the consistency of presentation through
the years.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely time on Mothers’ Day.
Would have been nice to have a flower on the table. Kind of surprised at the plain table. But everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We only stayed for appetizers and drinks. We had planned to enjoy a mother's day brunch, but the restaurant was moving really slow. It seemed understaffed for the day. We had a reservation and were running late. I called ahead to say so, but it didn't matter, the line was out the door with people wanting to be seated. All had reservations. I suspect if we'd been on time we would have waited. The host rushed me to our table while my husband escorted my elderly mother who fell. She was ok. I wanted to leave but the other wanted to eat. We noticed meal service was slow so we left after our pastry bowl and drinks. I've eaten here before and it was good, but it was a causal lunch, not a busy weekend. We will try again someday.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went for a late afternoon lunch and had to make reservations for me and my mom for Mother's Day. Both times the food was delicious, the staff was so kind and efficient. I can hardly wait to bring my friend here, he's going to love it! Save room for dessert or at least take one home so you don't miss out on their creativity!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had an outstanding dinner - service was excellent without being intrusive, ambience was comforting and food was exceptionally well prepared. My wife is a vegetarian and had no problem finding satisfying options. Our dinner was topped off my an exceptional "Tres Leches"

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I mentioned that we would be there for a special occasion when I booked our reservation, and there were lovely special touches on the table.
Food and service were wonderful.
My only teeny complaints were that it was a little warm in the dining room and ladies wearing dresses were sticking to the chairs; we had just a little trouble finding the restaurant using our GPS (we're from out of town) and a parking space.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a delight dining at Midtown Bisto !!
A definite favorite for Sunday brunch. Love the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict ( to die for)and sitting on the patio always makes it extra special.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food is the BEST!!! Always consistent and very YUMMY!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Nice interior, good food, Janet our waitress was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our second visit to the Bistro since they opened six years ago (we are from out of town). Atmosphere, food, and service all remain at high levels. A delightful place to dine.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and service! A great little find off the beaten path. Try it, you will love it.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Nice surroundings and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Consistently good with terrific service. I am particularly fond of the luncheon salad selections.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent service and wonderful food - BRAVO! Each time I eat here I wonder why I don't come more often, as it's a beautiful room with all one could want from a restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I've been to Midtown Bistro many times for lunch and dinner, and really prefer lunch there over dinner. That said, our server, Janet was excellent, patient and a good resource for evaluating some wine options. The food was good, not excellent, but then again, I am always happier with lunch there. Especially beautiful for lunch OR dinner, when the patio area is open.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food is very very good. No complaints. Service was friendly and attentive. The dining area is very pleasant and surprisingly quiet to moderate in noise level, considering the place has hard floors and a high ceiling, so you can actually have a conversation with others at your table. The tables are not too close together which is another plus. I’d definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Delicious! Every single bite! Great service too.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was my wife's birthday, and she chose to lunch at Midtown which we both like. We drove up from Albuquerque.
Unfortunately our wait person was disinterested. We felt unwelcomed and certainly in no way special on this special day. When I made the reservations, I noted it was to be a birthday lunch.
Oh well.
We will come again, but if Juan Z greets us or is to be our server, we will either leave or request another server.
Julio is always pleasant and engaging and an asset to your establishment.
Lawrence Fultz

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We Asked for certain table and received. Birthday candles we brought also welcomed. Marcos, who served water and coffee, but was not our server was outstanding. We watched as he helped a struggling fellow disabled patron with kindness and respect. He was the MOST attentive to us and others in the room and we were there a while. Food great but service more important to us! Thank you Marcos!

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