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

Palace Prime

4.6
4.6
185 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 steak, seasonal seafood, and fresh handmade pasta. Paired with premium wines and seasonal curated craft cocktails to enjoy in a historical and elegant setting. We have a private dining room for groups 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.

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

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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 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 12 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 in our back courtyard patio area, please note that the patio is not covered and is weather dependent.

  • 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 185 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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Notable Wine List

  • New Mexico

    Romantic

  • New Mexico

    Special Occasion

  • New Mexico

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • New Mexico

    Steakhouse

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Hot Spot

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Romantic

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JC

    JuniperC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We haven’t had service like this in a decade! Beautiful, fresh food, delightful!!!

  2. PP

    PalacePrimeReviewRhiD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    The food was good... but that's all it was. For the price point of Palace Prime, I expected the food to be better! The service was okay. Our sever was trying too hard to "finesse" us the ENTIRE time, he even put his hand on my boyfriends shoulder as if to say, "good job". Which was NOT appreciated by him! It made the interactions very awkward and uncomfortable. This was the first time we had been out to eat since COVID-19 & honestly I am not impressed. If the price was lower for the quality of food it may have evened out a bit; but we spent about $200.00. I will not be going there again.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time celebrating my husbands first Father’s Day. The entire staff came over to wish him well, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious! We will be back!

  4. R

    Relax

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Patio dining at its finest! Great Food as always -burger A+ homemade pasta A+ Cocktail/wine list certain to please anyone Amazing wait staff! And the most lovely outdoor venue ever Can’t get enough of this Place! Kudos to the whole team

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Service was extremely slow and inattentive for an almost empty restaurant. Had to send one plate back twice to reach the requested cook temperature. The same plate was so salty it was inedible. To the restaurant’s credit we were comped this plate. Other food was mediocre. Overall not pleased with the experience and perplexed by the poor service.

  6. CH

    CleveH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great quiet place with great food and service it was a pleasure to be there.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tbe service and food is impeccable.

  8. RC

    RoccoC

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, service, and ambiance. I highly recommend for locals and out of town visitors.

  9. JW

    JenniferW

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great date night spot! I don't remember our waiters name but he was the best.

  10. CM

    CarrieM

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was my second visit to the "new" Palace Prime in less than two weeks, so that's saying something. First time was the lounge (love it) and this time the back patio (also love it). On both visits the staff, from start to finish, was friendly and attentive. For noshers like my friends and I, the menu offers a range of classsics like oysters, calamari, Caesar salad, and burrata/prosciutto salad. I will continue to spread the word and be back soon. One of these days I'll save room for the orange/ricotta cake :)

  11. J

    Jeriji

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always enjoy a night out at Palace Prime. Cant wait for the patio to be completed for summer, The new Mural on the patio is fantastic.!

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us, we are so happy you like the back patio, fingers crossed that the furniture will be here soon!

  12. A

    Abbey

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our filet mignon rated with some of the very best we've had at NYC's top steak houses.

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for your rating!

  13. DL

    DavidL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The interior is a little sparse. Could use a bit more personality - but not much.

  14. AJ

    AveJoeTourist

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were excellent. The prices are a bit high but we knew that ahead of time. Would totally go again if we were to visit Santa Fe again and would recommend.

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for stopping by and giving us a try. We are so happy you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Santa Fe.

  15. T

    Traveller

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a bit of a problem getting the server to deliver all of our cutlery inside dishes. However, the food was incredible, perfectly cooked and extremely delicious.

  16. LS

    LizaS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such fun sitting outside in the lovely courtyard. The food and service were outstanding!

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  17. CM

    CarrieM

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for late-ish light bite last night (5/22/22) in the lounge. Everything was spot-on: the attentive service from Sasha (hope I got her name correct), the apps we shared (oysters, hamachi sashimi, burrata w/prosciutto), the music, and the overall vibe. Great to have a "primed" Palace back in the Fe. Can't wait to go back.

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to seeing you back at Palace Prime!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent bar service

  19. P

    Pgfins

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent hidden gem. Great flavour with all the food and the service was excellent by the entire staff.

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

  20. G

    Gene

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From the time we were seated until we left, our experience was great! Our server, Matthew, was excellent. He was very attentive, professional and friendly. The wine list is awesome- so many choices. The food was marvelous, great quality ,creatively prepared and plated. We had 2 different desserts and both were excellent. We highly recommend Palace Prime.

  21. BJ

    BillJ

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The timing between courses was excellent and the food was also very good. Service was spot on and the wines were great.

  22. S

    Symsonia

    Nashville

    83 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Touted as one of the best rest restaurants in Santa Fe. However the place was half full on Friday night, service slow and incompetent and food average at best.

    Palace PrimeResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We would like to point out that your review is 21 days after your dining experience. When you dinned with us, we had just changed our chef and have been working tirelessly to update the menu. To address the comment about being slow. May is one of the slowest months of the year for Santa Fe. We are often full but with the fires keeping people from coming to town there was a dip in tourism. We do hope that you give us another try.

  23. P

    Pancho

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As always very good and an enjoyable place for the good service and food.

  24. JP

    JessieP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. Incredible cocktail menu, all the food was fresh and prepared perfectly. Loved our server and the attention to service was definitely noticed. Will be going back.

  25. k

    kenny

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time dining at the bar last night. Service was excellent, from the sommelier to the bartender. Our meals were great and all in all a wonderful night.

  26. S

    Santafefoodie

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another delicious meal at Palace Prime, our third visit,first time in the dining room. The other two visits, we ate on the patio. My strip steak was wonderful, cooked perfectly, with the porcini rub and mushrooms. My husband had the calamari as an appetizer and the scallops, also an appetizer. Both were prepared beautifully. The dining room is lovely. We sat at a banquette, with plenty of distance to other diners. This is a real gem in Santa Fe.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    Things started off rough. It took three different servers to get some water for the table. It was evident that someone had called out for the night. The front of house staff were all over the place. It looked liked a scene from “Monty Python.” The service left much to be desired and at one point we felt like our table was on an island, isolated and far out of sight and mind from all of our servers. Once we got our dinner it was delicious, but we left wondering if it was really worth all the hassle.

    Palace PrimeResponded on May 3, 2022

    First off, thank you for coming in to try us out, we are very sorry about your experience regarding service, though we are thrilled that you enjoyed the food. You are correct, we were short staffed the entire weekend due to several staff members who came down with COVID. For the safety of the staff and guests those staff members were not allowed to work. We do hope that you come back to enjoy us again.

  28. TS

    TanaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The service was great.. ambiance was good…but the food was only average. We had a strip and the duck breast. While it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t that good. We really wanted to love this restaurant.. but unfortunately, we won’t be returning.

    Palace PrimeResponded on May 3, 2022

    Hi Tana, thank you for coming in to dine with us. We just got a new chef in and we are working on revamping the menu. Most people love the NY Strip and Duck, we are very sorry that you didn't enjoy them as much as you would have liked to. We do hope that you will give us another try before writing us off, we hope to see you back in the future.

  29. R

    Relax

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite place to bring friends & family. Another great meal. And always great service.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed very much.

  31. CD

    CorneliusD

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great drink and food but waited longer than I expected for drink to arrive

    Palace PrimeResponded on May 3, 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. At times drinks do take a bit longer than others. We make all of our cocktails from scratch and that is why they are so good, but there are some that take longer to make than others. We look forward to you dining with us again.

  32. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful place!!! From the moment we walked in! It was beautiful and different and special! We had the halibut and pork chop and both were delicious!!!! I wish I lived closer because would go back often!!!!

    Palace PrimeResponded on May 3, 2022

    Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words. We look forward to seeing you back when you are in town.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and excellent service

  34. JB

    JulioB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food choices and good quality. Bar drinks are great and the staff is friendly and attentive. Wine selection is very good and the restaurant's decor is great. A must repeat restaurant for good food and fun.

  35. b

    bripad24

    Phoenix

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    First visit to Palace Prime! Have to say overall experience was a 8.5 out of 10... Burrata and Beets salad and roasted red pepper and tomato bisque to start was excellent and I have to say some of the best bread I have had! Drinks were great (a little over priced for the serving) and the servers attention was so good! We ordered the filet and prime flat iron and this was the only real hiccup of the night as the steaks were a little overdone and really could have used a bit more seasoning as they were a tad bland but the quality of the product was great and it also came with a nice side. With that said we did eat every bite! Another thing to keep in mind is the wine pour in I would ask what it is, as again it felt short. I will say up to date if I was gonna have a steakhouse experience in Santa Fe I would pick this place. We sat in the bar and it was really nice and the dining room was beautiful! Again the service was GREAT and made the experience so good!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Wonderful service. Very marginal food. Will not return, unfortunately.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Our waitress and Julian were very attentive and the service was great!

  38. DG

    DavidG

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first meal at this restaurant. We would definitely go again.

  39. S

    Sarah

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely dinner at Palace Prime. I brought some friends to check out Vinyl Night (my favorite night) and they loved it. Palace Prime is consistently amazing which I think is rare these days. If you’re looking for a good menu with good vibes, this is the spot. Wonderful staff as always! Thank you again! 😋

  40. MM

    MaryM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for a mommy-daughter night and had a very lovely evening! Thomas was a friendly, welcoming server and the food was very delicious. We ordered the filet and it was cooked perfectly medium-rare! Everything was wonderful and we'd definitely come back.

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 185 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.

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Booked 19 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

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 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 12 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 in our back courtyard patio area, please note that the patio is not covered and is weather dependent.

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