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.
Delicious lunch. Excellent choices on the menu. It is great that they can do such a gourmet lunch at those bargain prices.
Lovely restaurant with excellent service and very good, but not totally inspiring food (at least to my palate.). Good place for special occasion.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful lunch. To be repeated!
The service was excellent. The food also was favourable and well prepared. You could not ssk for moe.
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.
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!
We enjoyed Easter brunch with a creative menu, great service and a beautiful casual decor.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food. Great service. Comfortable and casual atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
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.
Only served beer and wine. No margaritas on st. Patrick's day. Waitress seemed confused and not helpful. Couldn't find reservation at first.
Excellent food and service in this intimate dining setting.
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.
Excellent interest food, well prepared and beautifully presented.
Overpriced. Nothing special at all. Overrated for certain.
Always superb. Great chef. Lovely presentations. The lamb was divine....the fennel puree was outstanding.
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.
Our first time here but we’ll definitely be back. The food was great, and the place just felt good.
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.
Grey service and always creative and wonderful menu. Food great except filet that was a bit tough. Great evening!
One of our favorites - creative and delicious food!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
I ordered th vegetable tasting during restaurant week. So fantastic! Best risotto I’ve ever eaten.
Great to try a new place during restaurant week, that turns out to be fabulous!
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
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.