Restaurant Martin

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2841 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Restaurant Martin is the embodiment of a of a 20-year dream to create the perfect balance of refined and comfortable. Chef Martin Rios, and his wife, Jennifer, envisioned a certain ambiance where people from the community as well as Santa Fe’s many visitors could enjoy Chef Rios’ award-winning progressive American cuisine. This family-owned restaurant caters not only to tourists, but to a large and loyal local clientele. Chef Rios has been repeatedly honored for his innovative and pleasing combinations of flavors, colors and presentation. His unique style emphasizes fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, and reflects not only Southwestern and Asian influences but also his classic training in French technique. His list of accolades include the following: Finalist in 2015, 2017 and 2018 for the James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food in Santa Fe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent Covid safe meal on the gorgeous patio at restaurant Martin. The staff continues to amaze us with their warm service during these difficult times. Chef never disappoints when it comes to seafood dishes. The scallop appetizer and grouper special were divine. My dining companion who always gets the steak opted for the duck this time and was equally as impressed. Skipped dessert because we were stuffed from eating the side of truffle Mac and Cheese.

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mandia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service in their beautiful patio.

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Barb
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful setting, excellent staff and delectable food.

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Diser
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We and our friends celebrated our anniversaries together at Restaurant Martin. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and we had a great bottle of wine. Two of us had the duck which was very tender. The sauce and accompanying vegetables really complimented the dish. My husband loved the sea bass special and the beef tenderloin was excellent,according to our friend. Zoe was our server and she did a great job. All the staff and clientele wore masks,and despite the pandemic, we had a lovely evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been before. What a treat! From the moment we arrived everything was wonderful. The wait staff was very attentive, even refilling our water glasses numerous times. The food was excellent. In fact, I just had some leftovers from there and it was as great as I remembered. We loved the patio. Plenty of ‘social distancing’ (can’t wait for that phrase to be a thing of the past!). I would highly recommend me Restaurant Martin. It’s conveniently located in down town Santa Fe. We will be going back...and soon😉

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LeslieD
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Martin, in the middle of this pandemic, was excellent. Sitting in the lovely garden, the food was outstanding (especially the pea soup which I wait all year for), and the service could not be better - just right! Thank you very much for maintaining your outstanding food and service.

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BernadetteP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was inventive and delicious! The staff was warm and courteous and handled the current Covid 18 protocols perfectly making us feel welcome and safe. A great evining was had by all!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service and patio!!

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JohnA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Restaurant Martin!! It was our 50th Anniversary and our children and other members of the family surprised us with a bottle of wine and dinner. Jennifer helped them with the surprise and did a great job dealing with a rainy night during the Covid-19 season!

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vipFooderbey
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on a beautiful patio in a summer evening downpour while waiters scurry to and fro, only added to an awesome eating experience. Our favorite moment was when the waiter apologized for raindrops on the wine glasses! RM always offers something unique: this time, it was a slice of peach on top of creamed corn.

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ClintH
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this difficult time of Covid, Restaurant Martin provides a excellent opportunity for dining on their outdoor patio. Very close to the old days of a meal before the SFe Opera. And as always, the food is outstanding.

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vipSfoiah
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

slow service. Waiter kept forgetting the drinks. Great hostess but understaffed waiters. Many bus staff. Food ( veggie special and chicken was above average but barely memorable.

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vipMartinR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, nice patio, well spaced tables, pretty pricey though, even for a high end restaurant in Santa Fe.

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jrussell
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. Food was hearty and excellent, staff was attentive

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vipVisitorfromKC
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for providing a safe venue for a night out. Food and service were terrific.

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RonT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor patio! We will definitely be a repeat customer!

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vipJohnMarkY
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an outstanding dining experience and the safety precautions taken are great as well. The food, ambience and environment on the patio made for a great and safe evening out!
I cannot speak highly enough on how they have adapted to the challenging times in which we find ourselves.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Restuarant Martin for a pleasant evening out!!!

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LisaB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Given the current crisis we were anxious to go out to dinner. This was also our anniversary. Unfortunately perhaps due to the crisis it's difficult to obtain items for the restaurant. However that is no excuse for the lackluster menu choices, very poor service oh, there are only eight tables and two servers, and lack of attention to detail. We have had many wonderful meals at this restaurant and we were very disappointed that there were no seasonal items on the menu such as a fresh pasta or salad with Citrus dressing. The appetizer choices were very limited including fried oysters! In the middle of summer a 90 degree weather. Too much sauce too confusing a dish qualify as tasty. We will return again when things are back to semi normal and hopefully the restaurant will return to its higher standards.

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Sarah
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Restaurant Martin! Lovely patio, some of the best food in Santa Fe and wonderful service. We go every time we are in Santa Fe!

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vipMelK
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service along with wonderfully prepared food.

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Jerry
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Prices are reasonable.

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TedS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio was very pleasant and staff accommodated (7) guests. Thanks!

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JohnH
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful birthday party dinner for 6 friends. The food was deemed wonderfully delicious by everyone. I particularly like how creatively interesting each dish is. Truly an excellent dining experience. We'll all be back!

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Janie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, wide open patio perfect for safe outdoor dining.

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MariaWA
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice champagne with wonderful
Food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
64 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner on the patio, beautiful setting and perfect Santa Fe night. Dinner once again was divine. The blue nose bass special was just what I was looking for, light and flavorful. Lemon cheesecake anniversary dessert with berries along with a glass of Tokai topped off the night perfectly. Luis, our server provided extraordinarily service and excellent wine pairing advice. We will miss him but wish him great luck on his next business venture. Everyone made us feel right at home. Considering this was our first time dining out since the Covid 19 pandemic started and we were a little nervous about dining out, the staff put us very much at ease and took the proper precautions to ensure a safe and relaxing meal.

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StephanieF
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Martin never fails to be a wonderful experience. Lunch is a great value.

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vipConnie
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us ate outside on the lovely patio for lunch. It was delightful and shady and we were at a distance from other diners. Lunch was delicious, the pea soup was especially good and the French fries were so good and enough for two.
Excellent service. Martin is always good but with the Pandemic this felt like a thrilling adventure but completely safe!

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vipGastronomique
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio dining, very good and visually creative menu offerings.

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EricD
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Restaurant Martin for our Anniversary. The service and presentation was excellent. Each dish was unique and very special. We will certainly dine with them again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed Restaurant Martin so much . We were seated on the patio as requested .
We were celebrating our anniversary and we enjoyed a bottle of Roederer with our meal.
My husband started with fried oysters with corn custard and pickled nectarines.
I had the pea soup that was so good.
My husband had the Scottish salmon and I had the chicken with almond mole .
Both were wonderful and beautiful!
We had a great evening!

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vipKC2017
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was good, service VERY lacking. Had to ask to order....after waiting 20 minutes. Likely will not go back.

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vipClairR
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 6, my wife, 2 close neighbor couples and me. It was a great evening, outstanding outdoor environment with the tables well separated. It was our first opportunity to enjoy being with friends since late February and everyone was up for a good meal in a quiet outdoor environment. We were very pleased about everything that Restaurant Martin had to offer that evening, from the drinks, the service, our outstanding meals and the sitting arrangement. It did not hurt that it was a pleasant evening with a comfortable temperature and no wind. Please tell the management that their entire staff did a terrific job. Thanks, Clair

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vipAnnC
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful patio dining experience! Thank you to the staff at Restaurant Martin ❤️

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TedS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to get out again. Really enjoy the patio ...

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vipJohnMarkY
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio and the food, service and experience was outstanding. Their attention to safety and cleaning protocols was great as well.

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vipbugsy
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While the food and service were outstanding, the meal was so expensive that I can't really recommend it to friends, unless they are wallowing in money. I was taken aback by the $3 charge for a serving of bread; certainly with an entree costing almost $40 they could throw in a bread basket. Again, the food and service are among the best in town, so worth it if money is not a factor.

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