Vinaigrette - Santa Fe

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Vinaigrette is a chic and green Santa Fe bistro that raises the "salad bar" with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. Much of the restaurant’s organic produce is grown on owner Erin Wade's 10-acre Nambe farm, Los Portales, harvested within hours of arriving at Vinaigrette's kitchen. When not grown at the farm, the restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. As one local publication put it "Eating well never tasted so good."
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vipAndy
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a good concept in pleasant surroundings.
I would definitely recommend trying it out and will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many great choices. Would go again.

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Tigger
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Selena was spot on with suggestions and a great server Love the carrot cake.

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Puck
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo many menu choices! Each of the four in our party ordered something different; everything was AMAZING! My tuna salad salad was the best salad I’ve ever had, yes, ever. The service was spirited and friendly. I’m visiting Santa Fe, wish we had a restaurant like this best me. <3

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vipsusans
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Our server was adorable and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was indifferent and slow. Food was tasty but overpriced for quality. Pork was dry and over cooked. Given the many other options in Santa Fe, will not be back.

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vipNDWTX
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things about Vinaigrette! We love the food and are regular diners at the restaurant We visited one evening during the Holidays and had to wait 25 minutes for a table because of a snafu with Opentable’s reservation system. We really didn’t mind, but the staff stopped us on our way out to give us gift certificate for our patience. This was completely unnecessary, but it was much appreciated. Talk about amazing customer service!

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MikeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We like the food, yet the bill was wrong. It had 2 extra salads on it. Service was so-so. Our wait person seemed preoccupied with chatting with her friends at another table.

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SwimToEat
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful big interesting salads, good wine! Everybody was happy; too full for dessert.

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Rena
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, fresh, healthy and the scallops were cooked perfectly.

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JeffT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Perhaps it was an off night, but they were out of three things on their menu that we were interested in ordering (i.e. the kale salad, the mushroom soup, and one of the wines). Also, I felt there was nothing memorable about the salad I ordered. I might as well have ordered a salad from anywhere. Since salads is what they do at Vinaigrette, it was a bit disappointing. Also, I had some trout added to the salad, and it was blandly prepared and a little undercooked, so it really didn't add much in terms of flavor or interest. Service was efficient, but a bit indifferent I thought. Again, maybe it was an off night for them (or for us), but I wouldn't go back to Vinaigrette based on this experience.

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Portlandia09
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very healthy and fresh salads, wonderful soups and delicious bread. We’re visiting from out of town and have eaten here twice and (now twice at Modern General) this food is tasty, well prepared and tasty. I also liked that there was no wait for a table!
Keep up the good work!

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RobertS
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great variety of salads, with a good selection of meat toppings. Have a great meal and enjoyable evening.

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mapski
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my go to place when I want a salad. They have a wonderful variety and you can add a fish or meat protein as an option. It has a nice, casual atmosphere. I also like that is it is open from lunch through dinner. Great place for early dinner or late lunch. They also have nice beverage options.

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sparky
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as it always is. That is one of the best things about Vinaigrette—the consistently tasty and well-prepared food. Wait staff are always friendly and competent.

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vipsusans
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine here. In the summer time you can sit outside on the patio and it is like a little vacation at the end of the day. The tuna melt is amazing!

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Deborah
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place needs noise suppression. It is too loud to hear your dinner conversation.
Otherwise, all is good about it.

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vipSFChica
New Mexico
74 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely dinner outside on the patio, under the trees, a glass of wine and a lovely Eat Your Peas Salad. We had a wonderful, casual, easy schmeasy meal.

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vipRoscoeB
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The "tuna" salad had no tuna except for the grilled filet on top, which we ordered as an "extra"- it had the cherry red look from carbon monoxide- maybe not unusual in the high desert.
The greens were fresh and well prepared.
Seemed expensive compared to other exellent alternatives.

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PaulB24
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at Vinaigrette twice during a 3night visit to Santa Fe last year and wanted to go back. Everything was just as good and it looked like the had expanded their menu. We wanted to go back for our second and last night this year but found they are closed on Sunday.
The food and service have always been good and it is very pleasant sitting outside under the trees. It’s also very easy on the wallet.

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ValerioM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the front porch where we had a calm dinner under a beautiful sunset.
Our salads were super fresh and very well balanced in flavors and taste.
Great service too!!
This is a place I will return if traveling back to Santa Fe.

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vipBobinasfaux
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, fresh produce. Beautiful combinations. Loved it!

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vipluv2dine
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh food every time! Fantastic salads and great desserts too.

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vipScottB
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh salads with very personable service. Generous portions and high quality. Be sure to ask for the bread ! My only criticism is the music inside was too loud. We ended up sitting outside for that very fact. It is not necessary to turn the volume up so high that it becomes a nuisance to customers and uncomfortable. Again the food and service was excellent. I’d go back soon !! But outside

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GregK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and not over-priced for the area. The intimate courtyard in the rear of the restaurant was tree shaded and pleasant, and the wait-staff was professional and all had personality.

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vipreviewer341
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the patio seating prior to attending the Santa Fe Opera. Love the Cuban torta accompanied with a Greek salad.

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mmarsh
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

So, I really want to like this place. However, I have now been twice and it just misses the mark. I love casual, but the service is unprofessional and you leave there unsatisfied.

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LocalHostess
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When they ‘ran out of rolls’ our server offered to ‘get us some sourdough’ which turned out to be freshly grilled s/d bread. It was beautifully presented and just yummy.

All dishes ordered were generous and delicious.

Can’t wait to go back

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BobC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We've had great meals in the past. Service and food weren't great this time.

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AFansf
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Vinaigrette used to be one of our go-to restaurants here in Santa Fe. But I am sorry to say that the quality of the salads and toppings seems to have declined steadily over the past two years. The salads we had on this last visit was limp, and the fish I had put on top was severely overcooked and dry. We asked for bread (this was 7:00 pm early in the week) and were told that the kitchen had run out of bread at noon. Why the kitchen ran out of a staple at noon on a weekday and also was unable to restock that afternoon is a mystery. I was holding off writing a negative review, hoping each time I ate there that the fare would improve on my next visit. Sadly, this has not yet happened. and I hope ownership will acknowledge the problems and take the steps necessary to return Vinaigrette to the very good restaurant it used to be.

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vipcdpjr
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are regulars for last 4 years. Creative and intelligent menu. Good for vegans and all others. Very modern attitude and not pretentious. Our go to place in Santa Fe. Also live in Bay Area and this cafe would be great in SF, Marin, or Berkeley/ Oakland

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Great service and a relaxing place. Great food!

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vipnikkiS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Court is a delightful place for dinner. The menu is interesting, imaginative. Everything our group ordered was yummy.

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vipCherylF
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner. Light,healthy fare. Seasonal salads were fresh and delicious. Everything is good from speciality drinks (both alcoholic and herbal tonics) to salads, soups, and sandwiches. Salads had recommended add-on proteins (steak, Salmon, scallops, etc). Outdoor patio is lovely for lunch or dinner.

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LauraW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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BARBARAJean
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely patio to enjoy beautifully prepared and delicious salads, enhanced by pleasant waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipsusans
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Rcing
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Vinaigrette - Santa Fe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 820-9205.

Vinaigrette - Santa Fe is rated 4.5 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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