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Restaurant Martin

4.5
2142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(505) 820-0919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Rios
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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.
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Private party contact
Jennifer or Rosario: (505) 820-0919
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de Peralta
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Parking details
Approximately twenty parking spots on property and a multi-level public parking structure four doors down.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Banquets, weddings, birthdays, anniversary, and large gatherings all welcome.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2142 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Although good, there was nothing stellar to recommend the meal that I had at Restaurant Martin. The salad was fresh and the chicken moist and tender but the typical attributes which normally distinguish a salad as a chinese chicken salad were missing here. THere was inclusion of soy sauce in the dressing and a few fried noodles on the top of the salad, but nothing else identified this salad from any other.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious lunch. Excellent choices on the menu. It is great that they can do such a gourmet lunch at those bargain prices.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant with excellent service and very good, but not totally inspiring food (at least to my palate.). Good place for special occasion.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Salmon was excellent except for hair in the crab cake. Quietly told manager, they replaced crab cake. Sea bass special was NOT. Plate lacked imanigation.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is the second time we have been to this restaurant and it is fantastic. It was recommended to us by some close friends that live in Santa Fe. The dishes are beautifully prepared and visually stunning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. A real gem! The food is delicious, creative and the plating is extraordinary. I bought the cookbook too. Can't wait to make these special dishes at home. Service was great. Atmosphere was lovely. There is great art on the walls. The space Feels intimate without being stuffy. I hope chef Martin wins the James Beard award. He certainly deserves it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful lunch. To be repeated!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was excellent. The food also was favourable and well prepared. You could not ssk for moe.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Pricey but worth it, with beautifully arranged plates and attentive service. We had chicken, duck, with side orders of orzo macaroni and cheese and spinach. Fine ingredients and preparation. A bottle of Napa Zin was nicely priced from their bottom of the bin list. Abigail knows how to serve.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We've been here several times for lunch. We each had a cup of shrimp/tortilla soup. One order of the cod sandwich. One order of the enchilada of the day - brisket. Everything was excellent. The only thing . . . it was too cool eat on the lovely patio . . . We'll just have to go back on a warmer day!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed Easter brunch with a creative menu, great service and a beautiful casual decor.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The evening was wonderful. The service was attentive and generous, our meals were exceptionally delicious and you served Miraval—my favorite rosé from Provence.
It feels slightly cramped in the narrow entry dining room, but the booths are comfortable, and honestly, it’s a minor notation on an otherwise perfect evening.
Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This is my go-to place for lunches of all kinds. It is great food and quiet at lunch--dinner is more lively, and a bit expensive, but still excellent food. A favorite place in a town that has a lot of overpriced wannabes. The lunch here is a real deal!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A most enjoyable dining experience. Excellent food beautifully presented by the professional pleasant wait staff. Thank you for making our anniversary a very special event.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Disappointing. Food was mediocre. Would assume Chef Martin was not working the night we were there. The presentation was sad. The filet was inconsistent running from medium rare to well done. Chicken was varied and not chicken breast. When we arrived at seven there was one occupied table. That should have told us something was not right. Don’t know how this restaurant won the James Beard 2016 award.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Super awesome. Nice quiet Sunday dinner date. We are locals and the second time we have been to Martin’s. Excellent. excellent. excellent. Always a spectacular meal. A spa day for your taste buds.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food. Great service. Comfortable and casual atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely quiet restaurant, with leisurely service. Food truly excellent. Water glasses refilled often, but no offer of more bread. We were with friends, and actually appreciated the slowness of it all. Small and excellent menu, and we'll go back. We really loved the quietness, so that we could have a proper conversation.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Only served beer and wine. No margaritas on st. Patrick's day. Waitress seemed confused and not helpful. Couldn't find reservation at first.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and service in this intimate dining setting.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have eaten at Restaurant Martin before and enjoyed it. In fact we have followed chef Martin through many restaurants starting with the Old House at the Eldorado. This night things did not go well. Let me just say the food, as expected, was very good. The service was not. We waited a very long time for our food when the restaurant wasn’t even very busy. Occasionally someone would come by and say the food was coming, but it wasn’t. Eventually we spoke to the floor manager and he initially made excuses. When he went back to the kitchen he realized there really was a problem and things got moving. Unlike a similar recent situation at Bouche, the situation was handled well, after the fact, and the appropriate adjustments were made. However, with the competition among restaurants in Santa Fe, great food alone won’t keep you in business. We dine out frequently and we know restaurants have bad nights, so we spoke to someone who is a concierge to see if she had heard anything about the restaurant. She said she had become hesitant to recommend Restaurant Martin due to feedback from her referrals. I genuinely hope that the restaurant will review their service and bring it up to a level that matches Martin’s food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent interest food, well prepared and beautifully presented.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Overpriced. Nothing special at all. Overrated for certain.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always superb. Great chef. Lovely presentations. The lamb was divine....the fennel puree was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Sadly disappointing service. It was the birthday of one person in our party visiting from Portland. I emailed and requested the proverbial candle on his dessert. I then called and spoke to Jennifer to confirm the restaurant had received my request and was assured it had. But when dessert was served, no candle. I had assured his wife that the request had been received and would be honored. Embarrassing to me personally and disappointing that we could not commemorate this special occasion among old friends. The food and wine were excellent. It was lost in the details.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our first time here but we’ll definitely be back. The food was great, and the place just felt good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

What an amazing dinner and dining experience. The service was attentive and informed. The food presentations were amazing and the quality and flavors.....OMG. I can't say enough about what an all around top notch dining experience this was. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Grey service and always creative and wonderful menu. Food great except filet that was a bit tough. Great evening!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

One of our favorites - creative and delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our server, Ana, had waited on us in a different venue earlier in the week. She treated us like family and provided excellent service again. Chef Martin's creativity and attention to detail in presentation produced culinary gems! An extensive, high quality wine list offers good pairing options as well as all around drinking choices in this beer and wine only venue. A return visit is in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Absolutely exceptional food and presentation - typical of Martin! Knowledgeable wait staff. We believe this is the best fine dining experience in Santa Fe bar none. Very reasonable prices for what you get.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We were a party of five. We were there during Restaurant Week. Everyone had a different combination of the 3 courses and thought the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We split a bottle of wine. A very enjoyable evening. The final bill was as expected.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Restaurant Martin is a great dining spot. We went during restaurant week and both my husband and I enjoyed our dinners. The butternut squash apple bisque was amazing. We also had salmon and chicken and both were good.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Every time we visit Santa Fe, Restaurant Martin' is at the top of our list for "must do" places to eat. He never disappoints us whether it's lunch or dinner. On this visit to SF, we did both!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had not tried Restaurant Martin in quite some time. Just not on my radar. So I was excited to try it after so many years. AND it did not disappoint. The food was not only creatively displayed but was so utterly delicious. I am hooked again with this restaurant. The summer months on the patio are heavenly, but last night, it was warm and cozy.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delicious food from beginning to end. Our table was by the front door and it was drafty and noisy as there is no place for guests to wait (other than the bar). I give this restaurant high marks for food and service but low marks for ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I ordered th vegetable tasting during restaurant week. So fantastic! Best risotto I’ve ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great to try a new place during restaurant week, that turns out to be fabulous!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very nice place, excellent service, food a little surprising, small portions, which is ok,
very lite Caesar salad dressing, crab cakes seemed premade and stringy rather than lump
dessert small but tasty, thats good for my diet. Would go again and ask more about what
i might be ordering. JHR

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

As a solo diner, service means a lot. It was efficient, but not warm. The most noticeable thing was the manager checking in personally on the last few tables, chatting and asking details about the evening’s highlights and then walking past my little solo table as if I was poor staff on break. As for the food, it was good, but nothing really stood out. For example, I have memories of savoring certain dishes, in SF in particular at Coyote, Bouche, Joseph’s, and Geronimo, but this evening and in my previous experience visiting here, nothing stood out. Bread and raviolo appetizer was also over salty, to me, a big no-no. Overall, I just don’t get the praise or awards this place gets.

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