Joseph's Culinary Pub

4.5
459 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 5:30 - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 982-1272
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Wrede
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking is located behind the restaurant. Access is from Agua Fria street, just across from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Partner and I arrived at Joseph's after a Santa Fe Chamber Music concert. Nice atmosphere, inventive food, attentive/professional service ... everything we look for in a great dining experience. The "Longmire" poppers were a tasty/spicy start! Both entrees (organic chicken & vegetable enchilada) were satisfying and the butterscotch pudding was a true winner. Good wine accompanied each course. A+ evening out.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Really a superb experience - such helpful server and very good food. menu was not overly complicated. had the corn special - divine.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I had been excited about trying out this fairly new restaurant based on the buzz. The venue is lovely and the servers were friendly and helpful. However, I have to say I wasn’t wowed by the food. Perhaps I didn’t order well-my husband’s lamb ribs were quite good. However, the much-hyped poppers were nothing special, and the mushroom soup was very spicy & sour. My chicken tamale was forgettable. Not a bad meal, but certainly not in the exceptional category that the prices would indicate.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding farm to table cuisine. All our dishes were outstanding and well executed.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

So glad I tried the Vegetable Napoleon. Fabulous delicate flavors. Great service.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We were very pleased with our meal and the wonderful service provided by Mollie. The turtle soup was really more of a stew, chock full of meat and vegetables, so different from the traditional turtle consommé I've had in the past. There was enough for a meal, not just an appetizer. The chicken under a brick was moist and delicious. The meringue cake was a light refreshing treat at the end!

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We dined there three years ago...vibrant, creative, fresh, inviting. Now, just food. Good, but rushed service, just dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Exceeded my expectations. Food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Def will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Delicious food and drink in a cozy and inviting space. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Second time I've eaten here and the food was superb. Exquisite combination of local foods and cuisine combined with some additions from outside New Mexico. My swordfish was delicious in multiple dimensions.

A wonderful and perfectly matched wine was recommended after an insightful discussion with server.

The duck fat and caramel, salted ice cream were a particular pleasure with which to end the meal.

Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Service was great. Perfect timing, kept an eye out for us but not interruptive. Especially appreciated that no one asked if we were “still working” on our various courses!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We were in Santa Fe the last week in July and had read about Joseph's in the Wall Street Journal.
As we were preparing to dine a rain storm moved in and the lights went out. The staff carried on during the black out time with grace and calmness. Our dinner arrived without delay and everything was delicious. The power was restored before our dinner was over. The events of the evening enhanced our memory of this terrific evening. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

very interesting menu, as always. service, as always, is outstanding: very effiicent and very friendly. the only complaint is that the short ribs were not up to par. you've got hot short ribs competition in poloma nearby.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Excellent Food was creative. Very good service at affordable price. Has become 1 of my favorite restaurants in Santa fe

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent food, great service

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Our new favorite place in town.... Fabulous creative cuisine, great service ... we LOVE dining on the portale outside.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

A friend recommended Joseph's to my husband and me when we were visiting Santa Fe. It was a delightful experience and we enjoyed everything about it: the ambiance, the food, the service.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The food was interesting and creative. Loved the lamb ribs! The service was attentive, almost to a fault (I prefer a little less checking in, but that's me). I did love the 14-year-old server-in-training. He has a good career ahead of him.

Will return.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Disappointed in the food - chicken was way too sweet. Uninteresting beer. And the seater tried to give us the worst table in the house (we had a reservation). We are two women - hmm. The table wasn’t offered to the very young heterosexual couple who came in after us. Two other older women ended up there.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We were a party of 7 with one being a toddler. They were very accommodating and prepared a kids type meal for her. They also accommodated my husbands food allergies. The service was great. The starters and entrees were very good. The only bust was the lemon tart... while the menu stated it was low glycemic, it was basically inedible. I wish the server had warned us!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Extraordinarily creative and comforting. Kind of like if your a mom was a chef she would have made dinner this way for you. Buffalo tongue salad was like a painters palette and so very yummy. The special swordfish with corn, risotto, basil and tomato was summer on the edge. So very good.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We ate at The Compound & Geronimo’s, but Joseph’s was the best

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Beautiful presentation, delicious food.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

As usual, an excellent experience. We sat on the patio, which had some street noise. But, still nice.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Best lamb burgers on the planet! And Molly was a great server!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Nice vegan and vegetarian options - though limited.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Lovely inventive food. Relaxing patio

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was our first time at Joseph's and overall the experience was good. The noise level was above a level that we like and it made it difficult to talk to others at the table. The food was very good but we felt overpriced. The service was fantastic. Our waitress knew all of the items on the menu in detail so it made it easy to make choices about what to eat. We will return and we hope the noice level is lower.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Servers need to know their wine much better than they do.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food is a bit hit or miss. Watermelon salad was excellent, even though as an idea it is well known. Duck confit was very good, but needed something to balance the flavor (tangy/sour). Vegetable Napoleon was unfortunate though highly recommended by server (who was very young and very opinionated)

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My wife and I had a nice date nite at Josephs. Our food was very good and the wine selection had some great options. Overall we had a great nite there.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We have been to this restaurant many times, usually for the wonderful chile rellano and cloud cake. This time only one of us got the chile rellano; the other got the chicken. The chile rellano was drier than in the past and way too spicy hot. The accompanying rice was way under-cooked, diverticulitis territory! The chicken was way over-cooked; even the waitress remarked that it looked dry. Maybe it was the heat wave in Santa Fe that week. She offered to replace it with another selection. The cloud cake was as wonderful as in the past.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food and the service were amazing. I will definitely go back the next time that we are in Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This will be our new go-to place whenever we visit Santa Fe. Joseph’s is so charming and cozy. And the food is fantastic! I didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We decided to sit inside on Friday night since the sun was so bright.
We love to sit outside and watch the sunset.
We sat down and drank a bottle of great rose with The warm bread !
I had the soft shell crab special as did my husband.
It was one of the best dishes I have had in ages!
Wrapped in lettuce cups with a dipping sauce .
My friend and I split the swordfish special and it was perfect .
My brother had the duck.
It was delicious but needs to be more summery .
We had a wonderful experience in spite of the very loud table next to us !

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Quality food for a reasonable price. Relaxed ambiance, attentive wait staff.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Innovative ways with seasonal produce and a great touch with lamb. The star of the evenng was the roasted eggplant dish, unlike any ratatouille I have ever had. Stellar.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Casual yet elegant ambience. Attentive service by everyone involved, greeter, bread guy, water guy, waiter. Food is creative and plentiful. Fairly priced. Polenta fries are quite original, cooked perfectly with just a thin outer crust to surround the polenta filling, served with a dab of a creamy cheese sauce to complement them, absolutely delicious. Half duck confit both simultaneously sweet and a tad spicy, also thoroughly delicious. No room for what looked like great desserts. Wine list fairly extensive with good selections at all price points. Overall, clearly a chef that takes great pride in bringing originality to his food, but not overly fussy. Will definitely return, and on a more regular basis.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Fantastic meal with wonderful service! I would absolutely recommend and return to Joseph's. One of the best meals I have had, EVER!!!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Amazing food and the best service!

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