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About Restaurant Martin

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 and 2017 for the James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award
Semi-finalist for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 James Beard “Best Chef of the Southwest” Award

526 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 am–9:30 am
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Paseo de Peralta

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 820-0919

Website:
http://www.restaurantmartin.com/

Catering:
We can build menus at a variety of price points to meet customer needs and requests. Our highly skilled kitchen staff can accommodate groups and menus of any sort.

Parking Details:
Approximately twenty parking spots on property and a multi-level public parking structure four doors down.

Public Transit:
The Railrunner from Albuquerque stops a few short blocks from our front door and Santa Fe's public bus system runs right past our restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Martin Rios

Private Party Facilities:
With the addition of our Annex we are now able to accommodate larger parties in a private setting. Beautiful bay doors open up onto our patio for private all weather accommodations.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer or Rosario: (505) 820-0919

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Banquets, weddings, birthdays, anniversary, and large gatherings all welcome.

Restaurant Martin Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Local Ingredients (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Romantic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Cozy (22)
Business Meals (18)
Seasonal (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
Healthy (15)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Great for Brunch (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Be aware of seating in back tables facing each ...too much conversation from table opposite your own that is easily heard. Or in other words, do NOT take a “friend” there for a secluded outing

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food at restaurant Martin is always delicious. I cannot understand why it does not get a higher rating from open table. My duck could not have been better. Everything is a little unusual and creatively put together. Reception is warm. Our waiter was thoughtful in in discussing the food. It is hard to imagine a better dining out experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything from the cozy dining room to the exceptional meal exceeded our expectations. Great way to spend our first evening in Santa Fe together.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 6, 2017

very disappointed. somehow the bar wine-by-the-glass had been put in the refrigerator and was VERY cold. The waitress wanted to hold the glasses in the palm of her hands to help warm it up. The wine never opened up. the waitress wanted to take it off of our bill. what ended up is after we said that we didn't want any dessert, the manage brought us a dessert instead of doing something about the wine on the tab.
$3 charge to split the salad. the food was good, not great.
After being very excited about visiting this restaurant - especially because of the horse shelter that he is involved in - we were very disappointed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious food- great value at lunch. For dessert you are given a mini spatula to scoop up all the sauce that comes with the cakeletts -you'll use it!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always fabulous! My friend had the crab cakes and thoroughly enjoyed them. I had the roast beet salad which was superb.
The wines by the glass are a solid selection of middle to great wines and the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable.
We didn't ask for bread and none was served. I think our server should have asked if we wanted any. the meal was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Birthday for a friend.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This place is expensive as hell, but completely worth it!

We went on Thanksgiving, for a special family event. We had vegetarians (well, pesca- lacta- vegetarians) as well as meat eaters. The dinner presented to us was a perfectly balanced, with flavors form a variety of sources that seemed like they always belonged together. Our entire family, a mix of meatatarians and vegetarians, left the dinner completely sated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Beatiful clean unique food. everyone was incredibly kind. thanks to the staff for taking such great care of us in Thanksgiving!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving day. While normally very accommodating regarding dairy allergies, the menu did not lend itself well to a food allergy...perhaps it wasn't the menu as much as the inattentive server? Let's go with server.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed our meals. She had traditional Turkey, I had Sea Bass. Both very good. Your waiter Jesse 'pushes' way to hard to herd people through the dining experience. Last thing I want to pay for is some server steering me through my evening. a 20% gratuity is perfect....for a dining experience, where the customer is felt attended to, not just served.

Sharpen your knives, there are many dining options out there.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was very good. Service was exceptional, even before the Owner came to each table to see how we were doing, etc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our reservation was at noon (when the restaurant opened) we were there 5 minutes early and the door was locked. They made us wait outside in the direct sun until 12:05 when the hostess unlocked the door, which is a problem because my mom is on oxygen and can only stand for a very short time. The hostess was rude and acted put out when she greeted us. After being seated, things did get better. The food was good and the presentation excellent. My only other complaint is that the added a 20% gratuity for our table of 3.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is a good choice for a business lunch: good food and service, and a quiet setting for conversation. One of my favorites in a city with many good choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. Beautifully presented, creative and delicious cuisine. One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants. Restaurant Martin does not disappoint! Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely meal; wonderful service. A table of less than interesting people was next to me; their boorish conversation was loud and unpleasant. But everything else was absolutely marvelous. The vegetarian special selection that day was amazing ... the roasted beet salad was divine. Fantastic wine selection, including many half bottles, which is so appreciated for smaller parties.
Loved it so much that I made a reservation for the following week! Julian, who is utterly charming, was my waiter and the service could not have been better. The entire staff was wonderful. Great restaurant all around.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I'm a local and took my sister for her birthday for dinner. It was an excellent experience. The food, service, and ambiance was wonderful. The staff was exceptionally friendly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went for my birthday. It was a quiet night, being a Tuesday, but the food and the service was impeccable. Thank you Heidi!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Efficient and personal service enhanced the value of the excellent cuisine, chosen from a variety if appealing cboices. The noise level was gratifyingly low.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The chef is known in Santa Fe for his innovative, delicious cuisine. Restaurant Martin is what you would expect from him. Staff also perform with excellence and the ambiance is charming and comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

You won’t be disappointed!! Delicious vegetarian tasting!! Lovely setting in the annex. Great wines and altho the Molten chocolate cake was neither warm nor molten and very dry tasting we had a great experience. There is probably a better dessert available —we just chose incorrectly. The wait staff was apologetic about the cake but it wasnt a deal breaker. We will be back next time we are in Santa Fe and I’ll probably buy their cookbook if i can find it online. :-)

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Restaurant Martin. The food was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service. A cold rainy Tuesday night in November, with few customers so we had the full attention of the waiter. The food was fantastic, the ahi tuna was cooked perfectly. Our “go to” restaurant in Santa Fe for special occasions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The waitstaff was amazing and made the experience very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I'm a regular business traveler to Santa Fe and decided to dine out on Friday night at the last minute. Could not get a reservation at my two go to places, both almost 5 star restaurants of great reputation in the food and beverage scene, and Restaurant Martin was close by and I had read about the chef. I'm ever so glad I dined there. This is just an excellent dining spot in every way. I read some so so articles on this and that, but my experience was excellent in every way. It is not unusual for a single diner to get lost in the bustle of a busy night, but that was not the case at Martin. My server and her help were terrific. The food was beautiful to look at, and simply delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always the dining experience is superior. The food full of flavor and comforting. The presentation top shelf.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This experience did not live up to our previous experiences. Salmon in Cobb salad tasted fishy. Coffee wasn’t refilled timely. Mistake on bill. Double billed salmon Cobb salad. We will give them another chance, but if this was your first time there I doubt you’d go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

"Fine dining" (Not)!
If you're naive enough to believe the positive ratings people have (supposedly) given this restaurant, then I feel sorry for you. It's pure "HYPE". First of all the restaurant itself has no atmosphere and is not designed for intimate dining; quite the opposite. There is only one booth that offers any privacy or quiet. It also looks like it was put together on a shoestring.
We live in Santa Fe and had always heard very mixed reviews from friends who also live here. We finally decided to see for ourselves ( lunch) and found the whole experience beyond disappointing.
Bad salmon; WAY over-priced in general, to mention just a few observations. At these prices they don't serve (or offer) bread at lunch. How cheap is that? Add to that $32 for a SPLIT of Mionetto Proseco with a beer-bottle cap (which retails for $5.99)!!! What unbelievable greed and total ripoff! I understand that a restaurant usually marks up wine but never to this degree!

So take my advice, save your money and eat elsewhere. Places like this are nothing but tourist traps or for the totally UN-discerning.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Martin is one of our very favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. This most recent meal was the very best among many memorable ones. Can't say enough good things about the entire meal (three courses). My only lament is that it seems like the prices are creeping up to Geronimo territory.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Tortillas the diameter of silver dollars, three for $15; ridiculous. Terrible service too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We're going to make this one a regular!

Last time we sat outside in the summer and it was divine. This time we had a cozy booth for three inside and it was perfect. And then the food -- creative, fresh, beautiful to look, delicious to devour at and not too hard on the wallet. The wines by the glass were excellent too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Restaurant Martin was very good. It appears to have been a house formerly and is a little small with 3-4 different rooms available for dining. I had a hamburger which was very generous but I asked for "Medium" and found it to be pretty rare. I did not send it back as it was already assembled when served and it tasted very good but was too rare for my taste. My friend had an omelet which she said was very good. Our Mimosas were tasty. I have a severe shellfish allergy and MANY of the items on the Brunch Menu contained shellfish and were off limits for me. With so many other restaurants in Santa Fe, I'm not sure how soon I'll return but I enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant great food & wine. The seafood entrees are delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautiful food. Absolutely top notch care by the waiter and staff. Loved the ambience and setting for a romantic dinner. Would eat here again the next time we are in town

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. The entrees were outstanding - unusual ingredients skillfully combined resulting in a unique experience. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Wine list had a nice list of half bottles, something unusual, but very welcome.

Our only "criticism" is the limited parking availability. The restaurant's location is a little outside of the main downtown restaurant area and out-of-towners (like us) didn't feel very comfortable parking on the dimly-lit, empty streets around the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

What a nice restaurant. Great food and prepared elegantly. We arrived early and they still seated us right away. Jesse was great--very friendly and worked like a dog. Everything is prepared beautifully and all dishes were great. We selected the vegetarian option and were not disappointed. Tuna tartare was delicious. Only one complaint. The restaurant was full capacity and they didn't have enough servers. Even though they all worked very hard, they needed more servers to meet the capacity. We waited for a long time for our main course to come out. But overall, very nice experience and highly recommend.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The best restaurant in Santa Fe. Not to be missed. go often!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had detailed service with attention to detail. Chef Martin is highly creative and flexible. For example we loved a crab appetizer that was not on the present menu. He improvised a version with shrimp that was delicious. My appetizer was oyster with pork that was exquisite.
The Angus beef was great and I had the chef special with an exotic fish that tastes like sea bass perfectly prepared with unique prep on the accompanying veggies.
We started the meal with a wonderful French champagne and Mary Edwards red wine with the meal. The ambiance was elegant and cozy. We just love our dining experience from gastronomic artists with a sincere care of our well being.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Restaurant Matin is always a "must-do" when we are in Santa Fe. Martin prepares interesting, unique dishes. My pork loin was a bit overdone, which was a slight disappointment, but my wife's dish was on the money. Service is attentive, and you will see innovative combinations of flavors that make this a memorable dining stop.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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