Vinaigrette - Santa Fe
My husband and I sat outside at a table on the patio behind the restaurant. It was breezy and fairly quiet. We each ordered the nicoise salad, a seasonal special. Unfortunately the entire salad was room temperature, and did not taste fresh and vibrant like in most restaurants...and the potatoes were undercooked and hard.
Our waitress was very helpful, but seemed a little frazzled because they were understaffed the night we were there.
Lovely patio to enjoy beautifully prepared and delicious salads, enhanced by pleasant waitress.
We made a reservation using Open Table but when we arrived, the person “greeting” us acted as if the reservation was more of a nuisance and even not taken very seriously. Luckily a tank opened up out in their patio, which was very nice. Our server was pleasant but also seemed a tad bit put out at first; when we asked for bread he said they were all out but then brought a full basket. Hm.
Overall the food is consistently good and I enjoy this restaurant very much.
We love this restaurant. This is a spot that I go to with my husband or with my friends. The salads are great and to sit outside is like a little vacation at the end of the day.
In a city with many great restaurants, Vingrette standout as a unique place to go for a great light meal. It's a salad place full of unique combinations that guarantees you will find something you will love.
Lovely on the patio, drinks were great, service was spot on. Nicely cooked scallops. But I thought the greens in my salad were a little old and since the main offering is salad with some protein, that was disappointing. I still love the place and the concept. It’s my go to place with visitors when we need a break from NM cuisine so with certainly try again.
Awesome food as always! Great wine list. Our server was delightful.
Vinaigrette always exceeds expectations // George is a great waiter and the food is creative and healthy //
FUN evening //
While I would still go back Vinaigrette, I would not recommend OpenTable to a friend. When My friends and I arrived at Vinaigrette, there was no reservation for us, or at least the staff did not acknowledge one. The restaurant was busy and the bar hostess told us that it was basically first-come-first-served. We decided not to wait for a table, rather, we went to another restaurant and had a very enjoyable meal!
This is an excellent restaurant. We've been customers every time we visit Santa Fe ever since it opened.
It took 15 minutes for anyone to take our drink order and 30 minutes before we had our drinks on the table.
Food and service were fantastic! I had the Kale Casaer Salad with Scallops-yum! the port/lemonade spritz was also better than I imagined. I will be back...
Parking is awful. Overpriced for salad. My bill was 30 for a small cup of soup, salad and no drink, which to me seemed a bit pricey. It felt small and cramped. Overall I wasn't that impressed.
The choices of creative, delicious salads are numerous at Vinaigrette. Always fresh and with well-paired protein options.
In the summer, when the patio is open, it is one of my favorite restaurants. I usually love the ambiance of restaurants in old houses, but this one can get quite loud inside. Also, there are some tables with bench seating, so be sure to request one with chairs, if that is your preference - and one against a wall if you want less noise.
They are consistently good and their salads are always very fresh.
Best place for outstanding salads. Choose a protein if you want. Come early or make a reservation. A not to miss place in Santa Fe.
Our salads were delicious but the service was terrible. It seemed to be just us - others were getting their food on time.
We had dined at Vinaigrette several times during previous visits to Santa Fe. We were currently here with family and had raved about this restaurant. We went there our last night together and were horrified with the food and the service. Three out of four of us ordered the pea soup. I must say it was delicious, and the only positive portion of the evening. The macaroni and cheese was horrible. Kraft’s version is much better.
And, my husband had to ask 3 times for his kale and black bean nachos before it arrived toward the end of the meal. And, part of my dinner landed in my lap when served. We left quite annoyed.
Because my husband and I were staying across the street, we decided to give it another chance the next evening. We had to ask for bread. The salads were good...not great. And, our waitress (different from the night before) treated us with indifference as if we didn’t matter.
There will not be another visit. I cannot recommend this restaurant.
Everything about it was amazing!! Totally cute space, great waitstaff, sustainable, and delicious.
And I’m not a huge salad fan but I’d go back!
We've been going to Vinaigrette for years now--- mostly for lunch, though. Dinner was a less enjoyable experience---- service was pretty lame (apathetic server, slow to even acknowledge us, etc.) and the music was too loud for decent conversation. The restaurant felt chilly, too. That said, we still love the menu and the salads, even though it seems like the serving portions have gotten smaller while prices have risen. My pinot noir was good, too!
Great window spot for us two. Lovely water jars. Fresh flowers. Cute sit.
After 6 hours on the road we stopped for a great meal, 2 HUGE salads and were seated immediately and server was attentive and engaging. Highly recommend for a filling meal!
A delightful evening with friends, fresh salads and indulgent desserts!
Great place for tons of vegetarian and vegan options. The desserts are also reliably great -- especially the carrot cake! Service is in line with the casual style of the place. Sometimes I just wish a server would be willing to write stuff down -- there's no shame in notating an order, at least in my opinion. We weren't offered bread or asked it we wanted it, didn't realize that till later. If they could find a way to do one of those "tented door" options at their side door, it'd be a whole lot more pleasant on cold winter nights/days. Right now every time someone opens the door, there's a big draft inside. Inside ambiance is very casual (some benches, some chairs) so as long as you aren't expecting cushions and tablecloths, you'll be fine. We've been here maybe a dozen times and will always return.
my go to place for healthy, affordable, creative & contemporary dining in SF
I was extremely disappointed with the salad choices. The waiter highly recommended a salad that was one of the higher priced offerings. It was supposed to have many interesting ingredients, but, when it arrived, it was 99 % greens. I resent paying that much for ordinary greens!
We loved Vinaigrette! The menu is very healthy and the menu unique. Our food was excellent as was the service in a cozy and casual setting. We will be returning soon.
A great place for dinner if you are looking for the lighter fare of soup & salad. A bit pricey so be prepared.
Food was excellent - however, as stated by others, several items not available. Service was pleasant and attentive.
Consistently good - food and quality, low key ambiance. Service not quite as good as usual -- minor things, such as not refilling water glasses and asking for bread and butter but getting bread and oil, but this makes a difference when we had invited out of town guests to join us.
Great restaurant for having a lighter meal. We had been attending a conference in Santa Fe and eating a lot of delicious New Mexican food, which can be heavy.
We went to Vinaigrette today for a change, because we wanted something lighter. We loved it! Their salads were huge and delicious, soups were very tasty and sandwiches were fantastic too. Definitely a place that I would like to come back to.
Great place! Food was fabulous! Service was outstanding too! 5 star!!
Great place for a casual meal for lunch or dinner. The soups and salads are home made and delicious. The salads are huge with a mix of fresh ingredients and just the right amount of dressing. The mushroom soup was super with tons of mushrooms. Service is always good.
We had a great meal and the variety of salads was great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a healthy choice.
The food, quality and presentation were outstanding. From the atmosphere to the perfect noise level it was a wonderful evening to spend with locally sourced menu ingredients mixed to make our meal spectacular. We're excited to learn of another location in Austin, TX just a few miles up the road from our home. Thank you for a great evening.
After eating at many local restaurants on our recent trip to Sante Fe, we were looking for something a bit lighter. Our innkeeper recommended Vinaigrette. What an excellent choice!! Great selections from which to choose. I had the grilled romaine with scallops and my husband had a turkey sandwich with side salad. Both were very good. Would recommend.
Here’s the thing. We arrived early and were told to sit anywhere. We told the hostess we had a reservation and I gave her my name.
We had an okay dinner with a waitress a bit too cool to chat. Then after leaving I got a scolding email from Open Table telling me how rude it was to not show up for a reservation.
Excuse me. What happened to the customer is always right or at least presumed to be right. I’m going to now delete the app. I’ll call for my own reservations and find more welcoming spots.
Vinaigrette was wonderful as usual. I had house guests, one from DC and one from Seattle, and we ended up going there twice. They were very impressed, especially with the extensive selection. I tried one of the daily specialties with Kale and I found the black beans in it a little too starchy. The second time I tried the Arugula Duck and it was fabulous. I particularly loved the mushroom stew. The staff was careful to address my allergies. The ginger/turmeric drink was very satisfying.
My only complaint is with their benches at some of the tables. I find them uncomfortable. Luckily we were able to get tables with chairs both times. Unfortunately it was too cold to use their patio which I find charming.
Best salads in Santa Fe. Outstanding patio seating. Carrot cake is phenomenal!!
Waitress never checked on us after meal was served. My dining partner ordered a Tuna Melt and received a chicken sandwich. We could never get our waitress's attention. We had tickets to the theatre and arrived at 6:30PM, had to leave by 7:40PM. I ended up going into the restaurant and asking another wait staff person to allow us to pay the bill. This hasn't happened there before, but it will be a long time before I would consider going there again. They need to improve their service.