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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
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 5:30 am–9:30 am
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Paseo de Peralta
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Approximately twenty parking spots on property and a multi-level public parking structure four doors down.
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.
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
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
New Year's Eve dinner. Prix Fixe five course menu. Each plate (except vegetarian tasting plate) was a work of art consisting of meticulously selected and arranged ingredients that highlighted complementary flavors and textures. Great wine selections. Service felt a bit chaotic but worked with a range of staff monitoring your table as they pass and identifying and addressing any needs. Vegetarian option for main course was "vegetarian tasting plate." Items on the plate lacked creativity, flavor, and presentation of other dishes. If you're a vegetarian, your money could be better spent elsewhere unless and until the chef decides to apply his craft and art to non-meat options.
This was my second time dining at Restaurant Martin and it was just great! It's a beautiful restaurant inside and the first time I came here, I dined on the patio and it was so comfortable and enjoyable. The food is excellent and the service is professional and personable. What more could you ask for? We live in Albuquerque and it is so worth going up to Santa Fe. I will be dining here again and again.
We had a lovely dinner at Restaurant Martin for my birthday. Portions are not large, but the cuisine was creative, presented beautifully, and each flavor was delicious. They were fully booked that evening, but our service was good and attentive. We shared the beet salad (small but delicious), both had the seared tuna (excellent), and ended with the molten chocolate cake (fantastic!). An expensive dinner, but worth it. Looking forward to trying their lunch menu.
Martin is a lovely restaurant with very good food. Our server Jesse did a great job even though he was extremely busy. The food was good but my chicken was a little dry. My husband's tenderloin/short rib was excellent. Dessert was a very imaginatively presented creme brûlée, which was very good.
We chose this restaurant because we'd been there before. It was quiet and had good food. This time, however, the evening of 12/25, not so much. We arrived promptly at 7:00, as did 3 other couples. We all had to wait about 10 min. Then, to our amazement, we were seated in a glass room (converted garage) on their patio that had concrete floors and could not have been any more noisy. There was a party of 8 to our right and one of 7 to our left. It was awful. I was incredibly disappointed. It was $95 a person for 3 courses, excluding wine, taxes and gratuity. My 1st course of hamachi crudo was wonderful, as were my lamb chops. My husbands beef tenderloin (grass-fed), although cooked to rare like he likes it, was tough and tasteless. His beet salad was pretty ordinary. The rum baba for dessert was also tasteless and dry. The only bright spot was our server, Heidi. She was knowledgeable, pleasant, and the bright spot of the meal. We will not be going back. On the other hand, our dinner the night before at La Casa Sena was outstanding all the way around. BTW, we have eaten at highly rated restaurant around the world, as well as excellent casual ones, so, we what we're talking about.
We chose Restaurant Martin for our Christmas dinner because of the menu selection. It was heavy on local seasonal vegetables, varied choices and creatively presented. I do not eat gluten or meat and although there was nothing on the menu that stated gluten free, there were plenty of choices and I was satisfied. The service was professional and friendly without being stuffy. We will definitely return for another special occasion.
We went to Martin's for Christmas brunch. It was a rather pricey prix fixe. All of the food was great with the exception of my desert. I am gluten sensitive, and all the listed deserts had gluten in one form or another. They were able to give me three sorbets as an alternative. It was good but not special.
It is always a treat to eat at Restaurant Martin. It is decorated beautifully for the holidays, subtle yet lovely. Went for Sunday brunch. I had their amazing shrimp tortilla soup, it is fabulous! And a wonderful beet salad, creative, fresh bright and delicious. Restaurant Martin is what I would describe as casual elegance. You can be casual but their food is elegant. I’m always so happy eating there. It’s a quiet, relaxing wonderful place!
Absolutely worst meal I’ve ever had in SF. The four of us were excited to get a res for dinner on Friday night and arrived early in order to get in ahead of the crowd. It took our waitress about 10 minutes to come and greet us. She also had to be reminded to bring my son’s drink after our soggy Caesar salads arrived. The only good meal at the table was the duck. 3 of us ordered the tenderloin MR and it was served MW and the short rib was dry. Others nearby that ordered after us received their food before us. Our waitress NEVER returned to check on us. A waiter came by assuming we wanted dessert, which we didn’t. Shabby service, unimpressed by the food and the hostess apologized by making excuses of having several large parties. She did not offer to remedy anything. Lesson learned Martin is overrated and under delivers on many counts.
Over the past several years, Restaurant Martín had become one of our favorites in Santa Fe. Our visit several days ago was a disappointment. (I hope this was an aberration, but I can't be sure.) The service was lackadaisical. My seafood special was good, if a bit too fancy, as if to jazz up the fish. But my wife's vegetarian plate was laughable: a small serving of soup (no indication of such on the menu), a couple of marshmellow-sized bricks of sweet potatoes, a tiny serving of couscous, and roasted fennel -- something more typically used as a garnish, but presented here as an entrée. The price: $28.00. (In the past, the vegetarian plate was a wonderful and colorful assortment of roasted vegetables presented beautifully on a long rectangular plate.) The molten chocolate cake for dessert was cold. We'd like to try Restaurant Martín again to satisfy ourselves that this was an unfortunate aberration, but at these prices (some of the highest in Santa Fe), I'm not sure it's worth the risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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