Joseph's Culinary Pub

4.6
506 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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
What 506 People Are Saying
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B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, helpful but not oppressive service. A winner!

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TH
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe is a creative chef and favors local sources whenever possible, specializing in local lamb.

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KM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable neighborhood restaurant with great food. Chicken liver mousse and Vegetable enchiladas were excellent.

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JJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful food; lovely setting and great menu. Cannot wait to return to Joseph's!

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M
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience! The service was first rate from beginning to end. Each menu item we tried was interesting, nicely presented and most importantly, delicious.
For our entree, my husband and I both had a special of the night, swordfish that was beautifully prepared with a grainy mustard and creme fraiche coating, cauliflower puree and a succotash of kale, corn, and green chiles and a beurre blanc sauce. We had in-house made ice cream for dessert that was the perfect ending to a great evening. We are frequent visitors to Santa Fe. Shame on us for not having been to Joseph’s before but we will be back.

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MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation, but arrived early. The hostess made sure we had a seat at the bar which we appreciated, and said they were just re-setting tables. But then after being there for 45 minutes, I had to inquire about our table. She said, "Oh, you still want a table?"

Food was mediocre and priced high for what it was. Not impressed at all.

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n
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask to sit in the back room; it is cozy, intimate and great for conversation. Joseph’s is our neighborhood “go to” for anything from a quick bite to a fancy, celebratory meal.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some of the food was very good (swordfish special), some was mediocre (relleno), and other just poor (chicken under brick was very dry). None of it was exceptional. All of which would be fine if the prices weren’t so exceptionally high. We had the nicest busboy ever but the waiter lacked a CX mindset. When we pointed out that he’d forgotten to put two appetizers on our bill he just added them. I would have thought putting one of our desserts or a coffee on the house was appropriate appreciation for our honesty. The real issue with Joseph’s is that the very high prices mean customers expect exceptional food and consistently gracious service. Neither was part of our experience.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, and staff took a generous amount of time with us regarding wine and the menu. Lovely place!

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FF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I found the majoryof the food “average”. The ceviche was outstanding, and we were looking forward to our entrees, but they fell significantly short. Wouldn’t take a lot to get them up to excellent. Ice cream was also on the average level.

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GE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Joseph's was the dining highlight of our trip to the Santa Fe area. We sat on the lovely outdoors deck and enjoyed attentive friendly service from Allison. We like to split dishes to make room to eat all the courses, each dish was fresh, well flavored, and original. We enjoyed a light and refreshing ceviche with rich sea bass, flavorful salad, and a well balanced and interesting pork choose with an apple butter and green child apple chutney. Desserts were great as well. Highly recommend!

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was able to change my reservation last minute, super accommodating. Shared two appetizers and an entrée -which they graciously split onto two separate plates for us. Got the duck fat fries, vegetable risotto and filet with demi glace - HIGHLY recommend.

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PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful choice for great dining experience.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu and delicious food. Great service and a charming atmosphere.

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Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb burger was delicious and the accompanying salad was colorful and very good. My server, Gabe, was very attentive and did a very good job.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the hostess to all the wait staff and helpers Joseph’s is a perfect place to share a meal. The food is top— so many wonderful flavors... the servers— friendly, attentive all without attitude. It was a welcomed delight of an evening. Highly recommend to all those living or visiting Santa Fe.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful small restarat with unique entree choices. Very friendly staff and great decor.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt great to be in a restaurant where the staff took excellent care of my guest and me.

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s
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Squash blossoms were soggy and bland. Chicken was uninspired. Beet salad was ridiculous...good luck finding anything but lettuce. Swordfish "steak" was very thin and not flavorful. Many better options in Santa Fe.
Service was fine.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had beef and pork, a small coleslaw side would been perfect
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OT
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a lovey dinner & will definitely be back. Charming atmosphere

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely early dinner and chose 2 of the specials. Both were excellent and Anne was a very helpful and attentive server.

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PS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The variety and innovative preperations were outstanding

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MC
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening in a comfortable restaurant with good service.

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FR
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent
Joesoph Wriede is a master! His comforting cuisine is always appreciated! Love the lamb burger, never afraid to recommend

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F
Los Angeles
142 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, cozy with good service. Vegetarian enchilada is FANTASTIC. Order it. Duck fat fries are good but in the end just fries. Our entrees were the lamb burger (good, not great) and the short rib (underseasoned, so just okay). We would go back, but if we only had 2-3 nights in Santa Fe we can think of many other restaurants that would draw us in faster.

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P
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph continues to shine // Complex menu and fun //

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CJ
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our fifth visit and all have been excellent. Food, service and selection remain impressive.

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JS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal.

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OT
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Joseph’s .
We feel very special there.
Star takes great care of us .
The food was Delicious!
The swordfish special was perfect .
We loved everything.

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K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We appreciate the attention you gave to our guest that has food allergies.
Loved the cuisine and desserts.

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a
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hats off to the bartender Ben. Always a gentleman.

Thanks
Ric

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KH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lamb burger was so tasty & juicy. Duck confit could have been crispier. Time between appetizer & main course was too long. Charming spot.

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s
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great...friends from out of town thought it was amazing. Miss the bone marrow though.

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PK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Creative menu with varied choices for our group of 4. Excllent and informative wait staff. Ambience was perfect--they get the lighting just right. Will be a favorite of our in the future among the many choices in Santa Fe downtown/ railyard area.

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C
Sacramento
275 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joseph's culinary pub is outstanding. While the atmosphere is casual and fun, Joseph's is serious about the food! The service was excellent, knowledgeable and prompt. The chili poppers were flavorful and spicy. The esquites is a house specialty and delicious with fresh corn and an amazing sauce. The duck confit was one of the best duck dishes ever and the vegetarian enchiladas were creatively prepared and were very tasty, filled with fresh vegetables. The flan was silky in texture and light. Great meal.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was really good, I was skeptical after reading a few bad reviews. But there weren’t many. The reviews were poor about the duck being dry. But I stayed away from the duck. I had the steak, worth the price. My daughter’s attitude about the place was bad, she doesn’t like fancy places. But she came around and really liked it too.

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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my Husbands birthday. Food was outstanding and service was great!! Highly recommended this to everyone Santa Feans and tourists alike.

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B
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a marvelous time for one of the going away parties for our friends. We enjoyed the food, it is very special and well prepared. The hostess is always lovely. A fine bartender and the meal was delicious. Just a bit noisy with large tables and lots of drinks. Difficult to talk.

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