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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

209 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon is an American restaurant and bar in Santa Fe. It's a favorite dining location among locals, as well as visitors to the city. The Palace Restaurant and Saloon adds character to traditional dishes, with a menu offering everything from classic comfort foods to modern, innovative creations. The menu changes with the seasons, as the restaurant makes use of the choicest local ingredients.

For late night entertainment with good food and drinks, you can stop by The Palace Restaurant and Saloon. The restaurant transforms into an entertainment venue at night, presenting live music throughout the month. Kick back with friends and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat from the late night menu.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 4pm - 11:30pm (food & spirits) Midnight (spirits)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am (food & spirits) 2am (spirits)
Wine30 Sundays 30% off any bottle with your meal.
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Phone number
(505) 428-0690
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Josh Ortiz
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Private party facilities
Private and seasonal outdoor dining options are available. The Sun Room is a private dining room that seats 20 people comfortably while overlooking the beautiful Inner Courtyard Patio which is nestled between trees, flowers and the amazing Santa Fe sky. At night the Courtyard is near magical with the glow of many lights strung among the trees. Join us for lunch, dinner, music and dancing. There is always something to enjoy at The Palace.

We always look forward to hosting your casual and formal occasions. Please call us about your large or small party needs.
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Private party contact
Allison Wiltshire or Christine Wiltshire: (505) 428-0690
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Please call us to discuss your catering needs.
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Cross street
Grant and Sandoval
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Parking details
We are surrounded by city parking lots at the Lensic and the Convention Center as well as several smaller public parking lots and plentiful street parking.
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Public transit
One block southwest of the City of Santa Fe Downtown Transit Center.
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Live music in the bar Wednesday - Saturday nights
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Special events & promotions
Banquets, Buffets, Coursed formal meals, wine paired dinners, simple saloon fare, we can meet most any need.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanetB (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

Charming interior! Great service. My daughter loved the New York Strip. Guacamole BLT is great. Good pizza.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

Hi thank you for asking. I would not be responding if you hadn't asked . As your employees new the evening of thanksgiving at 4:00 arrived a few minuets later than i a attended to BUT STILL ON TIME. My dinner partners are a recently married elderly couple One being a vet crack Air force fighter pilot who has seen plenty of action . The husband is apparently beginning to show signs of Alzheimer, he got lost after parking the car, upon my arrival,and hearing this news advised his bride that we had to call the Police,which found him in the next 30 min.s documented wandering on the Plaza ,brought immediately down the street to the Palace.When he arrived to the Palace,their had only been two women at a large booth in the whole dining room,a bit of a let down . We went to get our food ,we ate our dinner in hast as we were hungry looking forward to a refill of our plates including enjoying picking out any deserts which are a luxury, a treat as we all work out min. 3 times a week. The waitress came up asking if their was anything we needed. I told her id like another martini the same as my friends were having and that i thought we would all go back to the buffet and have a few more Pisces of our favorite foods to be told THE ENTIRE BUFFET HAD BEEN PUT UP. we looked at one another, i asked could we have just a sliver of any kind of pie from the buffet. She took me at my word and gave us slivers of pie nothing else My bill for ''BUFFET DINING' was'OVER 200.00 I WOULD LIKE to see this made right either cash or credit.My friend Bonnie Has inoperative lung cancer. This is her last thanksgiving, Newman Peyton

OpenTable Diner (El Paso)
1.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

The Palace was my choice to celebrate my birthday with my family and we were extremely disappointed with the service and food. Menu is rather limited and the waiter acted like it was a chore to serve us. I settled for a $12 salad (because there was nothing on the menu I wanted to eat) which was good, but the portion size didn't match the price. Gone are the days of great service and food at The Palace.

taylor (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2015

We came for steak and were very pleased with the New York Strip special. The roasted beet salad was delicious and a great compliment to the steak. My husband loved the key lime pie for dessert.

Cochefmaster (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2015

The decor was unique like going back to the late 1800's. The food was outstanding all prepared fresh to order. They were out of Shrimp that evening but the chef used the catch of the day in the same entree and she was very happy.

A great dining experience and will recommend to my friends when they visit Santa Fe.

vipDenverDiner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

If all that mattered at dinner was attentive, friendly service and a nice atmosphere, then the Palace would be great. Unfortunately, the food part needs to be decent and it was not. The best thing we ate were actually the chicken fingers meant for my daughter. They were pretty good. Everything else ranged from average to inedible. Too bad because the service couldn't have been nicer.

OrigBolo (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

No longer a snazzy upscale restaurant serving sweetbreads and fine European pastries, the Palace Restaurant and Saloon has been preserved/refurbished(in a historical sense)by owner Christine. Victorian tin ceiling, red flocked wallpaper(not just in the bar anymore). The bar area is just as it had been for decades, at least since the 70's when I went there with my parents for special occasions, and continued to do so until it was sold sometime in the early/mid 2000's. Christine righted some of the aesthetic wrongs done by a short term previous owner. Great job.There is now an area that can be used for a performance area, right in the restaurant; great addition.The space for a small band still exists in the bar, and now there is no wall, just a 1/2wall with nice heavy drapery that can be opened for general admission for shows in the main room. Very clever. We are so happy too that Christine was a able to retrieve the name and logo for the iconic downtown spot. We do miss the red tufted leather booths that were a mainstay of the Palace and sadly, the famous tacky and politically incorrect Indian Princess painting on black velvet in the bar was not able to be procured.

Saw a great Burlesque show the other night after enjoying dinner; we did not even have to leave our table.Christine(owner) actually chose our table for us, and she treated us like royalty.The menu is small but quite diverse. We were impressed by the flexibility shown when special dietary needs were met, and everything was delicious. We had the Caesar Salad, The Palace Green Chile Cheese Smash Burger and Salted Truffle Fries. All was yummy... while this menu is not like the"old" continental menu of bygone years, artfully creative food at a reasonable price fits the space and ambiance. It felt like coming home. Special thanks to Christine for her gracious customer service, and for restoring this iconic space to a thriving place for locals as well as traveler's.

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon lives!

Burr (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Was a very enjoyable evening..the food and drinks were marvelous. The service superb

vipConnie (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

We like The Place because it is not too crowded usually, quite affordable and they have good food and a nice wait staff. We really loved the stuffed squash blossom appetizer the other night!

vipSallyA (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

Have dined here before with greater satisfaction with food. Will probably try again in next few weeks but will skip canaloni and fish and chips. The vegetable of the day was asparagus and perfectly grilled.

AccordionMan (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

What a cool concept ... Italian tapas. Great wine to go with it. Very nice outdoor seating, watching the Santa Fe pedestrian traffic pass by. Loved the red interior too.

vipkatecooks (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2015

Our food was too spicy. If this much is heat is going to be used it should be noted on the menu. The burratta was served iced cold, so the creaminess of the cheese was lost. I let it sit for a while and it got much better. The evening was brought to an unpleasant close by a group of 5 who thought they were the only ones in the place and could be loud and obnoxious, tho that is not a fault of the restaurant per se.

ReneeB (Denver)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2015

We enjoyed dinner from the table side guacamole to the raspberry enchiladas! Service was friendly and attentive...a bit slow with coffee refills after the meal. Husband was tiring of Mexican and southwestern favors after days in Santa Fe so he was not excited initially, but was pleased with choices and service.

Richard (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

Only couple there for dinner, Good band in the next room.

Bethany (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

My steak was burnt, but other than that, it was awesome!!!
The place was super busy, Saturday night and all. Anne is amazing, always takes great care of us. Drinks never empty..... People watching is stellar, music good, it's the scene any night of the week.