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About San Francisco Street Bar and Grill
The San Francisco Street Bar & Grill opened its doors in April of 1985. It was a quiet time in Santa Fe, a depression in the commercial and real estate markets. Many thought the downtown retail market was moving out to newer retail projects on St. Michaels Drive. I thought downtown needed a full service, moderately-priced, casual restaurant. In the early Eighties, downtown had a few lunch spots that closed early and upscale restaurants frequented on special occasions. Where was the place for the common man (or woman) that served continuously through the day and remained open late.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
San Francisco Street Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
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I think this place is going down hill.
I came in the back entrance. It was filthy. I should have turned around.
I stood at the receptionist stand but was never greeted. No, it wasn't busy.
I finally grabbed a seat at the bar. Never greeted. Bar tender passed out napkins as if he was going to take a drink order. It never happened.
While I was waiting to be acknowledged , the bartender filled wine and beer glasses and as he finished off a bottle he tossed it in the trash. Each time it sounded like a car crash.
Actually, the whole experience was a car crash. I cut my losses and walked to Thunderbird.
The restaurant was not at all busy and we were seated immediately. The windows were open which gave a pleasant ambiance. I ordered Linguini al Tutti Mare and my wife ordered Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli. Both were fine. We will probably eat here again the next time we visit Santa Fe.
The restaurant was essentially empty (didn't even ask for our open table reservation) yet it took 15 minutes for our server to greet us and then another 35 before the food came out. Food was mediocre and the chef refused to serve my date the Mahi tacos that she wanted of off the bar menu since we were sitting in the dining room. We won't be back.
Our experience was better than I had expected. My salmon was excellent, crispy outside, tender and flavorful inside. The restaurant was not crowded so it was quiet. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals and had a good time.
San Francisco Bar and Grill continues to an ideal spot for delicious bistro food at a very good price. The service was attentive, and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu items and the local beers, which vary by season. Our food was the correct temp and prepared promptly.
Go here for a quick and easy pit stop while in the Santa Fe plaza. Good for an easy snack like chips and salsa and a beer. Food quality was poor. Chicken enchiladas were plain, dry and cold. Partners burger was overcooked and also cold. No blender for frozen margaritas.
2nd floor restaurant definitely gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the street traffic. Welcoming and service was prompt. Menu was varied and the SF signature burger was a good one. Also tried the local NM Porter, State Pen...another beverage definitely worth trying!
The service was awful! My husband had to order his drink 3 times before he received it. When he ordered a second, it never came. The food was so-so. The waiter set my plate on the table and insisted I immediately cut into it to be sure it was cooked like I wanted. It was tough and I could hardly cut it. I told him it was fine, so he'd go away. It was cooked ok, but the meat was tough. The pork chop my husband ordered was dry and over cooked. I saw 2 or 3 parties come in, get seated and leave several minutes after no one bothered to take their drink orders. It wasn't crowded. And the most annoying thing to me was the loud bartender. The bar was pretty full and her voice just boomed over the restaurant. One of the manager types was actually having a conversation from across the room as we were leaving. So many fabulous restaurants in Santa Fe, don't bother with this one!
overall a great experience, lighting could be a bit more subdued, had a tiny bit of a cafeteria vibe for me due to the brightness. nevertheless, the food, the drinks, all excellent. Out server was also super. The art was very so-so, as an artist and art curator I just felt it was an odd choice for the space....
This place has changed over the years and is at its best. Overlooking and very near the plaza where things are happening in downtown Santa Fe. Great but inexpensive food. Good service, and just a nice feel. Unlike some places, they do not try to overfill the room with tables. The bar is separate but right there with sufficient but not overly ambitious wines and beers. Comfortable and convenient with good food to boot!
Ambiance was ok if you like eating in a cafeteria. Having said that, the price was right, the menu was diverse, the food was excellent, and the waiter was helpful and friendly. On our way out we noticed that there was a raised section adjacent to the bar that had tables and a wide screen tv-- perfect for watching a soccer match. So we came back for dinner the next night and watched the U. S. Women beat Japan for the World Cup! The food tasted even better when it was washed down with a victory.
We were in Santa Fe in order to see the Opera and were looking for a place to eat lunch. We checked out this place. My husband's combination Mexican dish he said was quite good. I ordered two Chicken enchiladas. I'm glad I asked how hot the sauce would be. The waitress didn't think it would be too hot but she agreed to put it on the side. So glad she did. It was way too hot for me. There was plenty of chicken but it was dry. The tortillas came on the side. However, the peach cobbler with a scoop of ice cream was delicious.
Food was great, service was good. We arrived about 7:00 PM on Friday evening. We expected it to be crowded, but it was relatively empty, so we were able to converse easily. The management had expected a bigger crowd due to an Old Town event that ended at 5:00 PM, but crowd didn't materialize. This resulted in us having a larg cooking and server staff and getting very good service and the food delivered to the table rather quickly. We thought the prices were very reasonable. Our bill was around $35 (we did not order alcoholic drinks), including dessert. One small con was that they had Apple Cobbler with ice cream as their daily special dessert, but they had run out of that item. We had the bread pudding which was very good.
The menu had a lot of good choices. We were in a hurry as we were going to a concert and the service was great. I had the Ahi Tuna and my husband had the Pork chop both had great flavors and the sides were tasty too. We definitely will go back to try something else from the menu. We would recommend to locals and tourist.
The San Francisco Street Bar and Grill is a restaurant in a nice location near the plaza. The food was mixture of standard upscale restaurant items and classic New Mexico dishes. While the items we enjoyed were very good I can't say that any was the best I've experienced. Overall I would recommend this place for it's wonderful location and the relaxing atmosphere overlooking the street.
My wife and I were uncertain where we were going to eat the day we were in Santa Fe. We have had great success choosing a restaurant for the Open Table listing so we searched Santa Fe looking at the menu, prices and locations. Had we not consulted Open Table we would have never found or gone to the San Francisco Street Bar and Grill. Our waiter (Steve) was great. It's a great app and we'll be using it more in the future.
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