Thanksgiving dinner was the occasion. Food was cold, service mediocre, and expensive, especially since a 23% gratuity was added. Won’t be back.
Our visit was on Thanksgiving, and we were left feeling quite sad about the holiday meal. While the ambiance was cheerful, and our servers were in good spirits and very nice, the food did not meet expectations. Turkey was good, no argument there. But the stuffing lauded as wild rice stuffing was just hard dry wild rice, not one bit succulent as one would expect. The green bean "casserole" was simply green beans -- no casserole fixings in sight. No cranberry relish of any sort. No rolls with butter. Dessert was okay, but the crust under the fillings of the pie squares was very hard -- it never met the goals of flaky or tender. Our table included folks from 15 to 95, and had both the traditional turkey meals and the alternative of ham. Neither choice of plates filled the bill of as a delicious and festive meal. I guess it is back to cooking at home next year. Sigh.
This used to be our favorite place to dine in Santa Fe. The menu is much smaller and the quality of the food is not the same as it used to be.
Restaurant is cozy, spacious and good for group meetings and lunches. Menu is limited but the food is good.
Have you ever walked into an empty restaurant and wondered if it was empty for a reason? That was my first impression. We walked past a hopping wine bar, a bustling pub called Secreto and then into our dinner spot to complete silence. I’m not sure if everyone knew something we didn’t, but of the three places that shared the lobby of the St. Francis hotel, Tabla de Los Santos was practically deserted. It was nice to watch the passers by through the large windows around the restaurant, and the decor was nice, but it was just strange to be eating all alone in a huge dining space with two packed places down the hall.
The food was OK. My husband had the steak, which was a nice cut and prepared nicely, but nothing particularly memorable. I made a meal of a the butternut squash soup and a salad, neither of which I would recommend. They weren’t bad, but for the $$ of the place, I wasn’t wowed. The highlight was the desserts, which were a cobbler and an almond torte. Both were very good.
I’m not sure I would return, but if I’m in the area, I definitely will check out the two spots next door as they clearly had people coming back for more of their atmospheres.
First visit to Tabla was a year ago in 2016. It was spectacular. Second visit was 10/21/2017 on a Saturday evening. It was a major disappointment. The service was very good. The food was not up to par compared to last year. There is a bread plate on the table but no bread is served. Last year they served a bread basket with an assortment of breads. The menu has shrunk. The Entrees do not feature anything exclusive or high end gourmet items. The lamb chops we ordered were not good quality. They were tough and chewy for medium rare. The wild rice and carrots were very minimal and very undercooked. The crab cake starter was just like a crab salad. The goat cheese salad was just plain salad greens with a few dollops of goat cheese spread. The greens were not fresh, getting old.
A restaurant bill meal that is over $100 should be memorable. It was not the dinner experience we had last year.
The dinner was wonderful & we would go again. We are locals not tourists & enjoyed the people watching.
My complaint is with my Open Table reservation of Oct 3,2017 (#1107356119). I could not comment on the food or ambience because although my reservation was accepted, the restaurant was closed. Please adjust your reservation site as this restaurant is ALWAYS closed on TUESDAYS. Fortunately Santa Fe has many, many great restaurants .
Excellent value, great service and very good food. A hidden gem.
The stuffed sopapilla was no sopapilla at all, just a hunk of fried dough. The 'stuffing' served Bessie the fried dough. The green chile cheeseburger had only a small amount of the green chile. Fries were incompletely cooked and tasted raw. All in all a very disappointing meal.
made reservations in advance for a Saturday evening business meeting, I was called at 3 pm and told that Tabla had arranged a private function and cancelled my reservation for dinner. It was too late to make new arrangements in downtown Santa Fe for Saturday night. Ended up postponing an important business meeting