Restaurant Martin

4.6
3270 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3270 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Argentina
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The section of the restaurant where we were seated felt cramped. But overall we had a wonderful experience with delicious food

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Linus
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

incredible meal for a special occasion. Interesting and delicious flavor combinations.
Wine was perfect. We loved our experience. Could have done without the 70-80's music in background.
We'll be back.

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BettyC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience1

There was no ambience or atmosphere. Food was overrated and pricey for what was served.

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ChrisO
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was excellent! Interesting preparation and multiple flavors

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vipCWright
New England
77 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, just too much going on with each course. Fusion is fine but in this case the star of each course was over shadowed by all of the unnecessary ingredients

Service was way to fast and we had to tell them to slow down

Felt rushed the entire evening . Had. An 8:30 reservation on NYE and at 9:45 they were setting up for the next day and turned up the lights

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good staff was poorly trained, amd service was very slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit slow on bringing dishes out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico y delicioso

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The reason I gave the low rating was that I ordered the beef tenderloin. I was told that they were serving a filet from a NY strip instead, and it was more tender than the tenderloin. It was not! The manager did come to my table and offered another entree. Midway through the entree I did not feel this was acceptable, so I declined. This was the opportunity for Restaurant Martin to offer anything else to compensate for the poor entree…free desert, anything! Nothing was offered. Salad and desert were very good, so hopefully this was an isolated incident and a second chance may be deserving of Restaurant Martin.

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StephanieS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but it was a little too crowded for Covid times

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vipClayW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was wonderful however the greeting by a young man at the host stand was subpar.

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StephenB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Salmon and my friend had the duck and both were well-prepared with delicious accompanying vegetables. The staff is friendly and took excellent care of our needs. This restaurant will be on my list to visit every time I go to Santa Fe.

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SusanK
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Restaurant Martin; it’s close by, always fantastic, and a wonderful place to celebrate with family and friends. It’s been a marker for me on particular dates for the last four years. Food is exceptional, service remarkable, and I have the greatest respect for Martin and Jennifer.

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SusanR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Restaurant Martin. This is at least my 3rd time to dine there and we took some friends who had never been. All went home happy. I have to highly recommend their vegetarian tasting plate to any fellow vegetarians -- it never disappoints! The beet salad was quite yummy. One friend ordered steak and the other had the lamb and both were very happy with their selections. If you have room for dessert, get the molten chocolate and share it with a fellow diner.

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Belle111
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server wasn’t so great. He was clueless and bad on timing. The food was ok, it’s usually better but perhaps due to Christmas it was just off. Had great food there but not this time. We paid $115 for the pre-fixe per person and half for a child

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best holiday restaurant meal I have had! Thank you for the extra care for my mom and her limited mobility.

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vipsirius
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Christmas Day prix fixe menu:
Yellow fin sashimi and gnocchi appetizers were very good
NY strip steak cooked just right
Sea Bass good
Lemon tart OK.
Wine list good, wine prices fair.
Charged $3.00 for bread for one. Not appreciated at prix fixe prices.

Ambiance of back room not up to fine dining standards.
Price was very high.

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KeithA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impossible to fully describe how exceptional our dining experience was at Restaurant Martin on Christmas Day. Our waiter August was cordial, informative and efficient. The 3 course dinners we had were exquisite from start to finish, leaving us with nothing but superlatives to describe each course and smiles of sheer contentment! Highly recommend this establishment to anyone in search of high quality cuisine, service at a high level and an atmosphere of understated, comfortable ease.

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Disappointed
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was not enjoyable at all. Was not impressed. Maybe it was the prix fixe menu-but the food was tereible. Only received 3 gnocchi, the rest was spinach and small pieces of unidentifiable meat. The steak was not cooked right, received different portion sizes of same item and it was cold. The potatoes on steak plate were way to peppery couldn’t eat nor wanted too they tasted horrible. Paid $3.00 a person for bread (received maybe 4 pieces and some crispy stuff total not each) was not good and burned on the hot rock in the serving dish. Butter was frozen. Tip was included which would’ve been fine, however just allowed for lack of service. Our waiter was nice. For $115 a person plus bread-it was was worst money I’ve ever spent! I would not recommend especially since having to spend the night in the bathroom after.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Special Christmas Day lunch menu was excellent, the tuna sashimi and lamb cutlets were stand outs. The service was attentive. Well done Restaurant Martin, it could become our regular Christmas lunch location.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My waiter David was friendly, attentive, well informed about the food and wine. I chose a duck breast entree that was delightfully unusual in the contrast among the three items accompanying the meat on the plate--celery root, duxelles with hazelnuts, and a mostarda. I was dining alone on Christmas Day, and thus was pleased to have a good selection of wine by the half bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food presented beautifully! Great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious but expensive - $400 for two people (set menu for xmas).

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipLorena
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Creative and delicious food.

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MikeK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice experience as first time diners. The evening specials were beautifully presented and delicious. Nice wine list. This may be our new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.

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vipmic4gdfd
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Gabe. Always great food.

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vipCarolG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautifully presented cuisine and flavours !! The annex where we were in was a bit austere in atmosphere but the main restaurant was charming.

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NancyB
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we four enjoyed a festive, delicious dinner. We marveled over the blend of flavors and the unexpected combinations . . . salmon and mussels, sea bass and shrimp. Our closing desserts were yummy. We look forward to returning again soon in the new year!

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QuocT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, located very close to the plaza.

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Tita
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our appetizers were good a table facing the busing station awful the main entrées not up to par. The wait staff was attentive.
Will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Restaurant Martins
and it was delicious. We will be back thank you.

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CathyG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was delicious and beautiful. Martin is an artist. The whole staff is terrific.

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Jack
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice evening out. Food (Duck & Salmon) was beautifully prepared. Wine selection was extensive with a wide choice in taste and cost. The service was superb.

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BillyW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't get any better than this!
My new favorite place for great dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unbelievable from start to finish!

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SFFred
New Mexico
72 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant to come back to with friends from out of town. We all enjoyed the excellent food and service. Greg was a super waiter and we thoroughly enjoyed every one of the several appetizers, entrees, and desserts that we had.

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Andrea
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was accommodating, the server was knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. He took special care our youngest diner and made her feel special. The food was delicious and beautifully presented with generous portions. Chef Martin and his lovely wife Jennifer continue to deliver one of the best dining experiences in Santa Fe. It’s no wonder he’s been recognized by the James Beard Foundation so many times!

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MaryJS
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Food was delicious and the service was great.

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Mike
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was, undoubtably the worst dining experience we have had as long as we can remember. The server was not attentive, and when we tried to get his attention he ignored us and disappeared into the kitchen for 10 minutes. The prix fixe price included a mandatory 20% tip. The tenderloin was overcooked, dry, and bland. The ambiance is totally devoid of any personality. I have seen better in a truck stop. To add to our misery, a bus person ran by the table and hit the empty chair at our table and knocked it into my knee. Later this "lady" taunted us every time she went by the table. When we asked for the manager, she came out and was argumentative when I sent my entree back. I did not eat it or the dessert. We were still billed over $300. Don't waste your time or money.

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Restaurant Martin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 820-0919.

Restaurant Martin is rated 4.6 stars by 3270 OpenTable diners.

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.

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