Palace Prime

4.7
73 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 and seafood paired with premium wine and seasonal curated craft cocktails to enjoy in an historical and elegant setting. We have a private dining room for groups up to 20, seasonal heated patio seating, a chique bar/lounge, and a dining room with plush seating including booths. If you are looking to have a great drink or glass of wine, a snack or a full dinner, we have you covered. Chef, Rocky Durham, GM & Wine Director, Julian Martinez.

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Experiences

  • NEW YEARS EVE PRIX FIXE DINNER

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    FOUR COURSE TASTING MENU ADD ONS (SELECT ON NEXT PAGE): WINE PAIRINGS | $45 PER PERSON TRUFFLE SERVICE | $45 PER PERSON CAVIAR SERVICE | $80 FIRST OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER spinach | gruyère | breadcrumbs or HERB-CURED BISON CARPACCIO fried capers | house potato chips SECOND THE WEDGE baby iceberg | blue cheese | bacon | tomato | herb dressing or LOBSTER BISQUE herb oil | crouton THIRD BEEF TENDERLOIN pommes fondant | asparagus | bearnaise or DIVER SCALLOPS parmesan fondue | cucumber + shallot relish or WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO parmesan reggiano DESSERT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE chantilly | dark chocolate shavings or CRÈME BRULÉE fresh berries

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 73 people are saying
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vipForF
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and Thomas our server was the best! We will return!

Palace Prime
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. Thomas is a wonderful server, we will pass your comments along to him and the rest of our team. We look forward to seeing you again.

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JIME
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The surf and turf could have been a little bit more sizzling hot but otherwise was great. will go back.

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vipAilsonP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not good !
The drinks were also not good

Palace Prime
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Alison, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We will send you a private message with our contact information if you would like to share more about your experience with us.

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vipHighPlainsDrifters
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is about a year old. How can a can a restaurant deliver the level of service and delicious food this one does given all the hurdles. Beats me, but they are doing it. We started with cocktails at the bar.Great atmosphere, comfy red leather stools. The bartenders (thanks Todd and crew) really know their stuff. Taking the time to dry shake their egg white drinks, wow. On to dinner. Tables well spaced, and they have a great HVAC system. Hamachi was melt in your mouth and autumn soup yummy. Wedge salad very good, maybe ramp up the blue cheese. Crab cake and steak delivered. Green chile mac and cheese also good, but again, ramp up the green chiles, people can take it. Sommelier (Julian) steered us to a great wine. Damien our waiter was excellent. Even the host/hostess at the front of the house were on it. Hats off to a complete experience.

Palace Prime
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words. We are thrilled that you had such a great experience with us. We will continue to strive for excellence and look forward to seeing you back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious birthday dinner for my dad and gracious accommodations for my disabled mom who needed to leave before we were done.

Palace Prime
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us, we look forward to hosting more special events for you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner celebrating my husband’s birthday. First time there. Sat in the bar, at a table, which is very nice. Just the right size and activity. The menu has good variety but is not huge . All the food was delicious. The service was stellar!!!

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

We are so happy that you chose Palace Prime to celebrate, you were a pleasure to take care of, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipRickC
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar area and great service!

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you Rick, we look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The lemon tiramisu was delicious.

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Jeromed
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Steak was not good and took over a hour to order our food

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

Hello Jarome, we are sorry to hear about your experience may we contact you to discuss further?

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Betsy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and service was wonderful as usual. My only issue was that it was my husband’s birthday and nothing special was done with the dessert.

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

Hi Betsy, thank you for coming in to see us, we are very sorry about missing the mark on your husbands birthday dessert. We do hope that we will see you back again soon.

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MikeJ
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been there and had a wonderful experience, beautiful ambiance, romantic, great food and an amazing gracious management that made us feel like we
were old and special friends!!!!

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

Hi Mike, we are thrilled that you had such a great time with us, it was great to take care of you, we look forward to more great experiences together at Palace Prime.

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vipJade
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Palace did not live up to my expectations of fine dining. With all of the wonderful choices in Santa Fe the Palace was average in all respects, food was not prepared as ordered, the service was below average and ambience nothing special.
Too many great options here in Santa Fe to return…

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about your lack luster experience with us. We strive each shift to do better than the last, we do hope that we will see you back for another chance and showing you how great Palace Prime really can be.

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Cliffnegril
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Santa Fe. Period. We just vacationed with friends for 4 nights and nothing topped this place.

JC
vipJimC
Portland
60 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Large portions, too. They split our salad and main course for us, no problem. We had escargot, a Caesar with whole anchovies (they ask if you want them), frites, and the duck breast. Plenty of food for us with no leftovers. Good bottle of wine recommended by the server, too.

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almlpcc
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a child my boyfriend had many a family dinner in the red leather booths looking at the red, flocked velvet walls eating fabulous food. I mentioned this in my reservation. We were thrilled to be seated in the one booth with the crimson wall paper in this otherwise beautifully appointed, cozy, but comfortable-sleek contemporary space. Do not miss the horseradish infused, bread & butter pickle cocktail, perfect with the oysters on the half shell. They say Palace Prime is a seafood restaurant posing as a steakhouse—that was held true: fabulous branzino, dessert plate sized, minimal breading—all crab, crab cake and hamachi carpaccio. That being said, steak ain’t no slouch either. We will be back…often!

Palace Prime
Responded on November 23, 2021

The Palace has and will always be a special place for locals, we are so happy that we were able to give you a great experience with a bit of nostalgia on the side. We look forward to seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipSarah
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The Branzino was out of this world.

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vipCaviarandBurgers
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and the best cocktails. My all around favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.

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vipLocal
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating here (we are local). Had a perfectly awesome experience! The food was flawlessly executed -- we started with a dozen oysters, then split a wedge (best ever!!!), then split the surf (filet mignon) & turf (crab cake -- the BEST EVER!!!). We had help from the Sommelier who recommended a perfect wine for us, and we finished with a slice of chocolate bottom chess pie (AMAZING!!). Our server was Damien, who was friendly and attentive. It was a perfect night out!!! We will definitely be back :)

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vipMaryBethJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service, impressive wine list, and delicious food.
We were seated in the lounge area for dinner and it was great - jazz music playing in the background and an overall cool vibe to the whole room. We had excellent service with Aurora - she was friendly, knowledgeable, and had great timing and presence. We chose a yummy bottle of wine from the cabernet section of the wine book, which was served in beautiful long-stemmed glasses - perfect! Every item we chose was delicious - wild caught calamari, wedge salad, mushroom risotto, and the locally-sourced burger, PLUS a lemon tiramisu for dessert. Everything was excellent. Looking forward to dining there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our food was good , not spectacular but good . I particularly enjoyed the steak.

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vipCuylercrew
Amarillo
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t tell you how delicious the steaks were! Well everything was delicious. But being a Texas girl, I have eaten my share of steaks haha! But the filet was outstanding and they accommodated me by putting a blue cheese crown on it for me. Wow! And the ribeye my husband had, was amazing. Seasoned and cooked perfectly. From the oysters on the half shell to the baked Brie, steaks and the chocolate chess pie, it made for a beautiful birthday celebration meal. Thanks Thomas for the great service! We will be back.

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Carol
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and it was a perfect place to go! The steak was A-MAZING!!! The green chile Mac and cheese was A-MAZING! The server was A-MAZING! Will definitely go back for special occasions!

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vipMike
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm having a hard time finding anything, in particular, to call out. The whole experience was delightful. The service was good, our waitress was attentive and had excellent timing. The food was delicious. The ambiance and music were nice (e.g., sophisticated lounge bar vibe). The only thing I could possibly critique is that the martinis seemed "like a light pour" not getting anywhere near the rim.

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CCSF
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can highly recommend for others like me who don't eat meat. The sea bass was outstanding.

Our waiter, Matt, was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made very helpful suggestions. Often difficult to find such a great waiter these days. We tried 2 wines new to us, per his recommendation, and they were terrific.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting cocktail (butcher's martini), perfectly cooked and presented filet mignon. This seems different from the old Palace Restaurant & Saloon I frequented for decades, different, but very good in its own way. A nice and distinctive revival.

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vipJGW0668
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Love the food, ambience and service! Julian has done a wonderful job with this restaurant!

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vipJanet
Dallas
159 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really wanted to Love this place! The steak was amazing! There are not enough sizes of steak for my choices. 14 oz rib eye, 14 oz strip and an 8 oz filet. The 8 oz filet was amazing. I would have also looked at a 10 oz strip if they had one. The aesthetics of the dinner plate was lacking. My 8 oz steak and a white cup of yellow beer aisle on a large white plate. No garnish or anything. Really stark. The wine list is eclectic but intimidating. Our waiter was not very knowledgeable about the wines. I ended up with a nice lower end priced Cabernet, but would have experimented with something else had the guidance been there. This place is really expensive. Over $300 for the two of us. For the money, I would probably look elsewhere. I will say the food was delicious!

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YumYum
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening again!!! Great food & intimate dining experience and our waiter, Matthew, made it all the more. We’ll be back! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you all!! We will be back!! 🤩

RP
vipRPrime
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waiter couldn't seem to keep the drinks coming in a timely manner. Main dining room atmosphere was too sterile, modern and too lighted. My idea of a Prime steakhouse is dark and cozy. Bar atmosphere seemed better but we did not go in there. Food was better than just good but not very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic
Seated in bar which means bar area. Great ambiance

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vipDanielx672
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

For the most part the restaurant was very good however our server did not manage his service skills very well. He was too overwhelmed. But the young lady that helped was so much more efficient in helping with our needs. I think she was a hostess. I just think the servers need back waiters or busses to help in a fine dining establishment.

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vipSFlocal
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was lovely. The bearnaise was a little gluey is but everything else was delicious. Have to say that the chairs in the bar seating are very uncomfortable because you can't lean back. I would sit in the regular dining room or at the actual bar next time.

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Antonio
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Palace Prime! Exceptional cocktails, superb wine list, amazing staff, and every bite was delicious! Thank you.

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vipKayR
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last evening at Palace Prime was the highlight of the summer months of dining. Everyone was kind and accommodating. Totally excellent experience!

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VinceP
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Calamari with dipping sauce was an absolute A+. The Rib Eye steak was ordered with the Chimayo Chile Rub, and cooked to perfection. I am a hearty eater, and I could not finish my steak as to how big it was, simply put, it was delicious.
I had to try the bread pudding, and WOW, once again, A+! Not cheap, but with the service, and quality of food, I'll be going back.

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vipcyncha
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

very pricey. food was good tho. bar server gal was a bit casual--dress and attention.
the bar atmosphere felt a bit lack luster. low energy...altho it was early. hoping that changes as nights wear on. maybe some amuse bouche to get folks chatting/energy increase??? hope you all stay open... front porch could use a bit of energy too...tables??? hanging baskets/lights---not too flowery but giving the illusion of "open for business!!!"

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Nell
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Palace Prime is very well managed. The menu is superb, service was fabulous, and the wine selection was perfect for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food too! It was a nice dining experience.

FAQs

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

Palace Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Palace Prime does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/P3YF95VPWMPC0/order.

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.