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Palace Prime Dining Room - Palace Prime, Santa Fe, NM

Palace Prime

4.6
4.6
250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Located one block from the plaza and one block from the Lensic theater. We are a Santa Fe tradition reborn, serving prime steaks, seasonal seafood, and fresh handmade pasta. Paired with premium wines and seasonally curated craft cocktails to enjoy in a historical and elegant setting. We have a private dining room for groups of up to 14. Our tree-covered back patio is now open. You can also dine inside in our chic bar/lounge or dining room with plush booth seating.

Happy Hour is Wednesday - Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm (our kitchen begins serving food at 5 pm)

Complimentary Valet Parking 6 PM - Close | Thursday - Sunday (not available when street closures for plaza events happen).

Chef, Douglas Hesselgesser | GM & Wine Director, Julian Martinez | Bar Director, Todd Walker.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 919-9935

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Hesselgesser

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 15 guests seated. We can host full buyout events as well as cocktail parties in our lounge. During the warmer months we can host a number of types of events on our back patio, please note that the patio is not covered and is weather dependent on opening.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Grant Avenue

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking, meters are free after 6pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Romantic

  • New Mexico

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Mexico

    Steakhouse

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Romantic

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. c

    cancerblows

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. The back patio was very charming.
  2. AR

    AnnR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great steaks, cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding. We had the chocolate chess pie for dessert and it was the highlight of our meal. Will visit again when we’re in town.
  3. CM

    CathyM

    New Mexico

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. The mussels are exquisite and the pasta is one of the best since my 13 years in Italy. Wonderful pecan pie. Service is excellent as well and an elegant ambiance. A new personal favorite.
  4. s

    stephenh

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Everything was outstanding
  5. S

    Savanah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect portions, great cocktails. Amazing place for a romantic night!
  6. u

    usafun

    Kansas City

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sasha was excellent and the food is delicious.
  7. FP

    FredPolo

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Kermit lynch dinner
  8. CJ

    CJNM

    New Mexico

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    excellent wine dinner.
  9. JM

    JerryM

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No matter how many times we go to Palace Prime we are delighted. The Wine Festival dinner was truly special and enjoyable. The PP staff is knowledgeable and go out of their way to make us feel special. We will return. Thank you
  10. BC

    BCKSantaFe

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Palace Prime is regularly delivering excellence on all dimensions lately.
  11. p

    paulmagarelli

    Denver

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Understaffed but did their best. Cocktails were unique and very good. Steak was done perfectly and tasted great.
  12. P

    Pancho

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always from the beginning to the end everything was excellent! The day special, “Fish and Chips” was a masterpiece!
  13. AK

    ArmentaKnight

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints: service, food, everything. Fish was outstanding and fries and amount. Butcher’s Martini always consistent. Ribs were outstanding.
  14. TO

    TracyO

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Steaks were cooked perfectly and an excellent cut of meat. The other couple we were with went with the Wednesday Fish and Chips and were disappointed but I don't think this was due to preparation of the dish - just that F&C are very plain. Service was quiet as it was a very slow mid-week evening.
  15. BC

    BCKSantaFe

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Palace Prime kitchen team is producing top-shelf food under the direction of new head chef Doug Hesselgesser. The service and ambience continue to be excellent. General Manager Julian assembles a splendid and adventuresome wine list.
  16. CM

    CathyM

    New Mexico

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food and beautiful atmosphere
  17. GK

    GabbyK

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing! I was very impressed with every aspect of the experience. I hadn't been here since it was remodeled...it is so cool! Great atmosphere, groovy music, awesome cocktails, excellent food. Definitely plan on coming back.
  18. SA

    SAFgirl

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Tried Palace Prime's new fish and chips night. As usual, the service was excellent and the ambiance on the back patio was lovely. Just wasn't wowed as usual with the cuisine. Tried the fluke crudo on the appetizer menu and while the fish was lovely, the sauce was overpowering. For the main fish and chips dish, loved the fried cod, but not so much the thick cut chips. And the salad was just mixed mesclun, perhaps out of the bag. Will still go back, but hope that PP ups their game on the fish and chips.
  19. DK

    DonaldK

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tomato bisque soup was excellent and the "fish & chips" were just the best. If Michelle Lujan Grisham likes Place Prime, it's got to be good.
  20. P

    Pacific70

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the seafood tower and padron peppers for dinner with a nice muscadet. The meal was flawless. The service was very good. Dining room decor and music was pleasant, and booth seating was very comfortable; if I were to make one recommendation it would be increase the temperature in the dining room a tad.
  21. KH

    KathyH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best dining experience we enjoyed in Santa Fe - and that was after 8 days of dinners at all the other fine dining establishments in Santa Fe. Try to sit in the lounge - great vibe going on in there.
  22. CD

    CynthiaD

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always accommodating for gluten-free and always delicious. Wish they would bring back the gf calamari. Also gf pasta would be nice as well 😉
  23. WS

    WilliamS

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and seafood pasta. Really enjoyed sitting outside on the front patio. Rain forecasted that day so manager called me proactively in the early afternoon to move us to the front patio with a roof and heaters. They also had a huge party that night so they made sure all of the other diner orders were put in ahead of time.
  24. K

    Karen54

    New Mexico

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good! Mussels & scallops for our app, and they were really good with a delicious sauce. One of us had sea bass, great; and I had NY strip steak, I ordered medium rare and it was cooked perfectly and deliciously seasoned. I couldn't finish, bc of all the appetizer, so I brought it home and had an amazing leftover steak sandwich for lunch (amazingly delish due to the seasonings). And, the service was really great - the bartenders, the maître d, and the servers all were so nice and kind and fun and efficient. Highly recommend!
  25. O

    Ominvore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    The server forgot our napkin... But the thing about this restaurant is that the food is too rich and without enough lighter options so you eat alot of grease, fat, cream, cheese and there wasn't enough balance. Plus the tartare recipe had few pickles and no onions...so it didn't work. My paloma was good though. the desert wasn't. The salad was even rich. THere are few vegetarian options and nothing vegan, not that it needs it, but when I eat tartare I don't need to follow it with steak. So more variety would do this place good. It was blessedly dead though and the patio was nice.
  26. K

    Kara

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Palace Prime. Service was fantastic (if I remembered the name of our waitress, I would include it - she was fabulous). Great new menu. Excellent wine selection, as usual. Perfect way to wind down a great day at the SWAIA 100th Indian Market.
  27. m

    margiel

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Everything about our evening was good except one gentlemen in our party ordered a strip the temperature came out wrong and the strip was tiny, he sent it back and got a ribeye which he said was delicious.
  28. R

    Rusee

    New Mexico

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steaks are expensive, which is what they are good at. Was there on Indian Market weekend, and the service was okay, but waiters didn't come back to make sure food was good, or refill water glasses. I had the chicken to keep the tab reasonable, and it was just okay.
  29. M

    Matt

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. A little pricy but it was good. Our waitress was kinda strange but she was nice.
  30. RY

    ReneeY

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly tasty arincini appetizer and superb prix fixe before the opera. My husband said the chicken was served the best he’s ever had!!! Great service. Highly recommend!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere on the patio were all outstanding.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter, great dinner!
  33. a

    amp94596

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. Wonderful wines
  34. j

    jchbalt1

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The cocktails, food and wine were all excellent. The service was a bit spotty (the waiter seemed new and he didn't get much support.) Also, it took longer than expected for the sommelier to review the wine options and help us choose a bottle.
  35. RK

    RobertK

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Palace Prime. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there last Saturday and had another great meal.
  36. MF

    MartyF

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambience was great but we had to wait a long time for our meals. My pork chop was A+ but my husband’s sea food pasta was way too salty! They did remake it but it wasn’t up to par! The server was very professional and the manager apologized for the salty pasta. We’ll give Palace Prime another try though.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delightful evening at Palace Prime!
  38. AT

    AndrewT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great meal at this steakhouse
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the attention to detail given to both cocktails and the food. It was pleasant to have vinyl playing to add to the charm of the lounge.
  40. WS

    WilliamS

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and service! One of our favorite places to dine in Santa Fe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Palace Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 919-9935.

Palace Prime is rated 4.6 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Palace Prime does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Palace Prime

142 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grant Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking, meters are free after 6pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Hesselgesser

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 919-9935

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 15 guests seated. We can host full buyout events as well as cocktail parties in our lounge. During the warmer months we can host a number of types of events on our back patio, please note that the patio is not covered and is weather dependent on opening.

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