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Vanessie

4.1
262 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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Vanessie is in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This eatery is found in a hotel of the same name. It has become one of the most popular spots to dine in the area over the 30 years it has existed. It offers fantastic food, as well as live entertainment each night.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(505) 982-9966
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Enrique Guerrero
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Guadalupe
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Parking details
Parking lot on West Water street next to Water Street Inn.
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Public transit
Rail runner Guadalupe station
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment nightly by our world class pianist singers.

Doug Montgomery is a native Chicagoan and received his Master"s from the Julliard where he was awarded the Joseph Lhevinne scholarship in piano.

"Doug is a gifted musician who is equally at home performing Chopin or singing show tunes... I have great respect for Doug and his music." ~ Michael Feinstein


Charles Tichenor, is in his own words Captain Cabaret. He has warmed hearts and delighted audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, in cabaret settings as well as on cruise ships and concert stages.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 262 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.0
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I reserved a quiet table with which we were nicely accommodated, but I also mentioned it was a birthday dinner, which was not acknowledged in any way. The server was busy and rushed, and we felt like we were in a local diner where we were supposed to hurry. We asked about bread with our wine while waiting on the meal, but they don't serve any. My husband's meal was very good, and mine was okay. It seems the dining room plays second fiddle to the piano bar. The piano bar is delightful and we stayed to enjoy it a bit after dinner, but we did want the quiet dinner first. In any case I don't know that we will return. For the price we expected more.

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Peyton (Miami)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Vannessie's management is trying to move to a upscale Italian restaurant from being a long time piano bar. Rather Rocky start thus far. Seem to have terminated most of the customer friendly staff in favor of a more rigid, less friendly format. Most customers go there because of Doug Montgomery, an outstanding entertainer, or for Bob Finnie, and just tolerate the food. It will be interesting to see if they will ever be able to compete with the many really fine restaurants in Santa Fe, so guess we will have to wait and see on that unlikely possibility. The several times we have been there since the change, only one meal has been up to our standards. Maybe they need to find a chef who can improve the food quality, and soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic trip and spent two evenings in the bar/restaurant. Food was great and Richard the bartender gave us great recommendations on other places to check out during our meetings in Santa Fe. The food, atmosphere and piano player were fantastic. Great place with great food, drinks and service.

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Calgeoski (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at Vanessie! We ate in the bar so that we could enjoy the piano player. It was the same menu as the dining room and everything was phenomenal!! The piano player was truly the icing on the cake too. He was entertaining and mesmerizing! What a fun evening out!!! You can't miss this place if your in Anta Fe! Be sure and go when the pianist is there, but I believe it's most nights out of the week. We were there on a Thursday evening. You MUST go!!

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vipMichael33316 (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on July 27, 2015

We were served water right away but that was it. The server never came near us and after 20 minutes we left. The table of 5 next to us received the same (non) treatment and was very upset. I don't know what was wrong, but something was seriously wrong. The one server we could see could only do one thing at a time and spent most of her time in the kitchen or somewhere out of sight.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

We arrived early to enjoy the notable piano bar entertainer. The Open Table reservation was available on time. The Dining Experience was outstanding. A different pianist was in the bar after dinner and we were able to enjoy dessert and additional entertainment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

Food was well prepared, and served. The wine list is very good with a great by the glass list. Service was good, staff very friendly. If I'm back in Santa Fe I will return.

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JamesMac (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2015

Service and food were great. Food portions were more than adequate. After dinner we thoroughly enjoyed the piano bar. The performer was excellent.

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Britt (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2015

Visited Vanessie with my mom while I was traveling for work. Nice atmosphere, service was great, food also great. Enjoyable piano music at night

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James (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

Very good service, good value, excellent food and menue

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