Vicky's of Santa Fe

4.3
776 reviews
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Vicky’s of Santa Fe is where to go in Indian Wells. Celebrating its 30th year as a desert favorite for cocktails, dinner, live music, and nightlife. An award-winning restaurant that has been noted for its outstanding American Cuisine, along with being named Best Hot Spot and Most Vibrant Bar Scene. The Dinner Menu offers choices of prime steaks, fresh seafood, pork chops and rack of lamb that can pair with any number of savory sides, such as a twice-baked potato or classic mac ’n’ cheese. A variety of lighter options, from an ahi tuna stack to locally sourced bacon wrapped stuffed dates, satisfy smaller appetites while the chef’s nightly specials please the entire crowd. Vicky’s walk-in wine cellar features California vintners from the well-known to the boutique. The spacious center bar shakes up signature cocktails for happy hour and late night. The Music Lounge, centered with a 9-foot concert grand piano and built-in dance floor, is home to electrifying live music every night.
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MO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ! Service excellent, food good , entertainment awesome

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MS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed this was our second visit and it was awful. The food was bland and way over priced. Our waiter was not very friendly but did get our food out in a timely matter. I will not be returning.

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E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was very bland, wait staff was inattentive. Wine recommendation was good.

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MH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The sides were delicious, the wine selection was good. Our steaks had no flavor I didn’t even eat mine. Everyone else said their entries were just ok. The waiter asked if there was something wrong with my steak because he noticed I didn’t eat it. I said yes that it didn’t taste good and he didn’t offer any compensation. I am not a complainer nor do I ask for compensation but I feel he should have offered to take it off our bill. Our waiter never smiled, his personality was uncomfortably dull. The restaurant was beautiful and had great ambiance. Our waiter did secure us a seat in the bar which was nice. The bottom line is, the food was expensive and the taste didn’t warrant the price. We will not be back.

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j
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday night chicken dinner special was excellent and plentiful. Good service in a pleasant atmosphere. Bar menu is good but it is noisy in the bar so we usually opt to eat in the dining room.

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s
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us dining at Vicky's and all of us were very impressed with the quality of the food. Our meals were excellent. The wait staff outstanding, cordial and energetic. Our server Carla was the best!! A great evening all around.

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d
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated right on time for our reservation. Signs say Proper Attire Required. We found it to be on the nice/casual side.
One side has a lounge with live music. Not too many seats but had an intimate vibe like you are in someone's living room while they have an impromptu jam session.
Our competent and friendly server brought us warm bread and lots of butter to start with. We all had cocktails ($12 range) good drinks).
We ordered the Rib Steak with Yorkshire pudding $42, Chicken Pot Pie $22, Halibut $32 and the new your steak $36. You order your sides separate. We split salads (NO split charges). We also ordered a side of brussel sprouts and Gratin Potatoes to share and honestly could have just had one side. It was a lot of food for 4 people. You could easily split dinners.
The food was on point. The service really made our night. Vickys is only open OCT -JUNE. It closes for the summer months. Worth your time and money. I keep thinking about the Cesar salad and really all of the food. I usually don't like restaurants that require you to order everything separate but in this case, it was all worth the price. Great value for what you get.

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t
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to Vicky's. The bar atmosphere is very friendly and entertainment is always top notch. The dining room is quieter and the menu selection is great. We've liked everything we've ordered and appreciate there are vegetarian options. Sorry they close during the summer!

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LD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but service was mediocre and the noise level was annoying. Very hard to have a conversation at the table.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have brought so many friends to Vickys on a Friday night for the John S K band. We love the food and the service is always impressive. We were accommodated quickly when we added to our table and had to move tables. Thank you!!!👍😄🌴

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JD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food at a good price and great atmosphere and service.

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C
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vicky's is simply a terrific place that has done an exceptional job at tailoring it's food and entertainment to the local folks. Excellent service, very good selection of fare at reasonable prices, very nice ambiance and live entertainment that is always at least good and often outstanding.

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S
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This was our first time at Vicky’s and we will give it a second chance. The fish we had was amazing but both of our sides were a complete miss: the Brussels sprouts were hard as a rock (my butter knife could literally not cut through the core), and the asparagus was so over cooked that the stems were brown, albeit still stringy, and the tops were completely mushy. Our server never came back to do a quality check so we did not have the opportunity to point this out. When I showed her at the time she came to clear the table, she simply shrugged and said “okay”. The items were not taken off the bill and no resolution was offered. We were with another two couples who are new friends so I chose to not make a matter of it. As I said, we will give Vicky’s another chance as I’m sure the staff is capable of something better than this, and the entertainment in the bar afterwards was great.

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SC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service great food ok. Expect better for the price.

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I are vegan. We came for the music, but decided to have dinner. The waitress understood the needs of vegans and the restaurant was extremely willing to make appropriate changes to accommodate us. After dinner, we listened to the jazz quartet. It was a great evening.

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LW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent service and food

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TT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I thought we were going to a fancy dinner spot with live music. We walked in to find men in shorts and baseball caps at the bar, and were led to a sad dining room in the back. Limited menu, but our food was decent and our server was very attentive.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great club. Bear in mind that an open table reservation is not for the entertainment. Kal David on Saturday nights is fabulous.

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic Cindy is the best

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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We did something a little different by ordering several courses and sharing them in the middle of the table family style. Our server did a great job of facilitating this way of enjoying the food. We will definitely go back whenever we're in town.

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were seated promptly on a Tuesday night. Unfortunately we waited 20 min (with a glass of water) and eventually had to wave down a waitress to get a menu and order drinks. The food and drinks were brought quickly, the entrees were flavorful and well prepared.
The waitress had very little eye contact or interest in us. The conversation/comments were stilted and rehearsed. I expect better service for the prices that I am paying

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JJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Fun live music on the weekends.

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invited guests from Chicago.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and music was fantastic

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GI
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

WE ENJOYED VICKY'S OF SANTA FE VERY MUCH. THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL AND PLENTIFUL AND THE LADIES TOOK FOOD HOME WITH THEM. OUR ONLY NEGATIVE IS THE NOISE LEVEL, WHICH IS QUITE LOUD. WE WERE SEATED IN THE FIRST DINING ROOM, BUT IN A CORNER WHICH HELPED KEEP THE NOISE ABATED SOMEWHAT.

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LK
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy while eating. Must be seated way far from bar area to talk while having dinner

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

while the venue, live music and bar area were fun and great, the food was overcooked, undercooked, cold and very tasteless. Friday night is , we were told, thw big one. Very busy so should have a kitchen used to that...clearly not the case. would go again but not for foodies.

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JL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sea Bass was excellent his ribs not do great not tender... but the sea bass was s huge piece snd cooked to perfection! The baked potato was great of course! The French bread nice and warm and tasted perfect! A nice generous pour of my favorite wine Rombauer Chardonnay! Service was very good my only complaint is that they used to have a spectacular crab legs special snd I keep going back and they don’t ever have it again snd it was the best !

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OT
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maybe a bit loud, but part of Vicki’s allure. Bustling bar crowd with live band. Sound eases into rest of restaurant, but not a problem for us. Looking for our steak fix, and was not disappointed. Bone in ribeye was very good. Good service. Good calamari appetizer.
After dinner, good drinks, entertainment, and people watching in bar. Would recommend!

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j
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and bar had a lively atmosphere. Great music. We dined in the dining room and enjoyed the Food, especially the pork chop dinner and the sea bass special. There was a nice selection of side dishes. Our favorites were the grilled brussel sprouts and the beet salad.

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and my food was barely warm when served. Very sad considering the premium price.

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I
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonya made our visit fun! We've been lucky yo have her as our server before.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Older crowd. Well off retired local regulars. Service and food were great!

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NL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rotisserie chicken delicious!

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The music room is great, unless you trying to have a nice quiet dinner in the dining room. There was 6 of us and we found it difficult to carry on a conversation. We had to almost yell to those across the table.

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MM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall experience. Music-Kal David Band - was awesome. Ambience was great and a fun place to be. Service very good and the food was good, although steak over cooked.

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j
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy. We ordered two of the nightly specials, the sea bass and the ahi tuna. Both were excellent. We also recommend the artichoke appetizer. Service was friendly and efficient.

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A
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. The drinks were outstanding. The restaurant was full to capacity. We love coming to Vickie's BUT the noise level was really loud. It was hard to have a conversation with the person next to you.
We had planned to spend some time in the lounge with after dinner drinks but the lounge was full with a lot of people standing so we left.
We will go back someday. It's a good restaurant.

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Z
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar for date night
Food was great
Live Music was just so so

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere but food was so so... Not worth the 💰

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