Joseph's Culinary Pub

4.8
1345 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
Chef Joseph Wrede is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the winner of several AAA Four Diamond Awards, several DiRoNA Awards and has received both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast distinctions. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is a creation of Chef Wrede and his creative and business partners. This is the third incarnation of Wrede’s original Joseph’s Table, conceived in Taos, New Mexico, not quite 20 years ago, for which he is well known and loved within the region and beyond. Joseph’s Culinary Pub is designed to be a platform for Chef Wrede’s unique and uncompromising vision on traditional and contemporary cuisine, both regional and international. Regarding the restaurant as a process much like theater, Wrede envisions the experience of dining in his restaurant as an interactive play between the pub and the public, with his sights aimed at rivaling high art.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipPeterL
New Mexico
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The lamb in the lamb curry dish was completely dried out to the point of seeming like we were eating "talcum powder" and very difficult to swallow. If it weren't for the moist green rice, it would have been inedible.

On the other hand, the Quail appetizer was outstanding!

The ambient noise, unlike in the past, was so bad coming from the table nearby that we had to move to another table.

In general we've had excellent food in the past, but the lamb dish las night was undoubtedly a failure for both of us.

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chantallb
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places, here in Santa Fe. Creative chef, great ingredients and consistently good.
The lamb burger is insanely good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always.

CS
vipChuckS
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rabbit lasagna… sublime. The wine selection, fresh, interesting, diverse, affordable. The service was exactly what you want - attentive but not overbearing, personable and really knowledgeable about the wines. We love this place.

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vipGrubbGirl
San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good food. Great and eclectic wine selections. Server was lacking in engagement/personality and diminished what could have been a much better overall experience to a very bland and mediocre one. The food runners, however, were WONDERFUL.

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TarynB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, treating a friend for their birthday. Stellar service & food. We’ll be back soon.

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vipSteveH
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was quite good, but our female server was not great. Very slow, no interaction, didn’t check back, we had to ask the busgirl several times to get any service…not the norm for this fine restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Party of 5 and each dinner was uniquely delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance was great. The server was attentive. The food was okay. I would recommend someone show the chef where the seasoning is. You need to season your food. Also please rethink the bread rolls. Really not good. Everything else was just okay. We had to season everything ourselves.

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ClarkandCharlie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my most favorite gems in Santa Fe. The food is AMAZING, as is the service. The menu is really interesting in a great way. The overall experience is fine dining that is incredibly relaxed and comfortable with a very knowledgeable wait staff that makes you feel well taken care of, like family. I cannot recommend Josephs highly enough.

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LouiseW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, dinner, and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience

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Penguin
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph’s is still at the top of its game // Thanksgiving night - a sold out multiple seating afternoon and evening and the food, staff, service,….. were all GREAT // Michele was a wonderful wait person and handled 5 adults and 3 children perfectly // A terrific Thanksgiving meal //

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CFoodie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was perfect. Worth every penny. Staff terrific. Well done! For a holiday during Covid, I was impressed with the attention and smooth flow. TIny bar was packed with diners, of concern with the virus, NO ability to distance.

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RandT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph's food and service helped make our Thanksgiving in Santa Fe special, quite memorable actually! The wait staff was excellent and the food was Thanksgiving with a Southwestern twist. We enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent meal with New Mexican ambience. We'll be back!

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stephani
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't eaten here in a few years and were pleasantly surprised to see that Joseph's hadn't changed during Covid.

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Antonio
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eat the duck fat anything, it's guaranteed to be good and the prices are very reasonable.

JP
JaimeP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful anniversary dinner at Joseph's. The staff was warm and welcoming and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The food was also wonderful! We were also excited to see that they have orange wine on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious a dxthe place very nice and cozy.

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Msundquist
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night, to celebrate with friends or to sit at the bar for a glass of wine. The food is consistently excellent (utilizing as much locally sourced as they can get their hands on), the staff caring and attentive and the general vibe welcoming and cozy. Basically my favorite table in town.

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DouglasC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were good, tho spice level of some dishes was hotter than menu indicated. Was very noisy: impossible for group of 4 to carry on conversation. Still amongst best SF restaurants.

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BethanyDowntown
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu doesn’t do justice in describing the menu items. The waitress said to me, “I’m glad you trusted the process”. That is exactly what one needs to do! Every bite was a work of art. The contrasting flavors in each bite also brought the food all together in an orchestrated way. Everything was phenomenal. We enjoyed; tuna tartare, sea bass, vegetable enchilada, cloud cake and butterscotch pudding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!
Thank you.

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LauraM
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some things were quite good: server’s wine suggestion, salad with smoked trout, rabbit lasagna. But it felt like we were being rushed. Entrees arrived before salad was half-eaten, bussers asking repeatedly if they could clear our plates. The pad Thai was one-note(flavor and texture). To be fair, they comped our wine when we noted the rushed service. I’d give it one more try when I’m back in town.

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vipPeterL
New Mexico
52 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding grilled Quail - Jelly appetizer and duck fries. Remaing food excellent, but not outstanding.

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davids
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Sat at a bar table a little tight the food and staff were very good the lack of a full bar is a minus
I would recommend with an explanation

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viptrow1
New Mexico
83 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dinner! Rabbit lasagna was over the top, as was the grilled swordfish. Cloud cake was amazing.

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vipjewels
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never heard of Joseph's Pub even after doing a lot of online searching before we went to Santa Fe. It was recommended by a local and it was by far our best and favorite meal of a weeks worth of fine dining in town. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I guess it's a bit of a local's secret. Absolutely delicious and innovative food.

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vipPatt
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must dining experience in Santa Fe

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vipSquirrelrn
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A varied, inventive menu. The meal and atmosphere were perfect.

TK
TomKing
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our 'date night' meal at Joseph's. I got the lamb curry and she got the swordfish. Both dishes were outstanding. They very much tasted 'home made' by a quality chef. The server who attended us was excellent and patient. Being diabetic she brought me a regular coke when my blood sugar level went too low. Very nice. Only negative was how noisy it was even on a Wednesday evening. Still, an outstanding meal, service and wonderful time. We'll be back. Tom.

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LindaM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at this restaurant. I sat at the bar & had dinner. The bartender was fabulous! The vegetable plate on the appetizer menu is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food with a laid back vibe.

RJ
RamarJ
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorites in Santa Fe, a great wine list and a creative menu with vegetarian options. The main room was very loud on our most recent visit. We have had better experiences when we are seated in the back room.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pad Thai was delicious. Tamale appetizer was light and unique but tasteless. Trout salad was good

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vipMike
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Joseph’s Culinary Pub. The location is on a quiet street corner, so you can’t miss the place. Upon entering, it feels like a cozy neighborhood spot; it was welcoming. The service was good, friendly and timely. The food and ambiance were good also. We are definitely planning on going back and trying a few other things off the menu.

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vipMasakoD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming a foreign guest

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NTVH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Love this place usually but ordered the Duck Pad Thai and the taste wasn't what I expected. The cabbage is charred over an open flame which gives the entire dish a burnt taste and hides the flavors of the duck and the other ingredients. Our party also ordered the lamb Curry which was excellent. Service was great.

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Mick
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polenta fries and Christmas chili were outstanding. It's a comfortable cozy place to dine. I live right down the street and had never been because of Covid. I like the pub atmosphere.

FAQs

Joseph's Culinary Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 982-1272.

Joseph's Culinary Pub is rated 4.8 stars by 1345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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