Vinaigrette - Santa Fe

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315 reviews
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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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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food as always! Great wine list. Our server was delightful.

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Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vinaigrette always exceeds expectations // George is a great waiter and the food is creative and healthy //
FUN evening //

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WJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. We've been customers every time we visit Santa Fe ever since it opened.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It took 15 minutes for anyone to take our drink order and 30 minutes before we had our drinks on the table.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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...

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our salads were delicious but the service was terrible. It seemed to be just us - others were getting their food on time.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

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New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great window spot for us two. Lovely water jars. Fresh flowers. Cute sit.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening with friends, fresh salads and indulgent desserts!

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New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my go to place for healthy, affordable, creative & contemporary dining in SF

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GM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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!

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MB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

A great place for dinner if you are looking for the lighter fare of soup & salad. A bit pricey so be prepared.

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Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent - however, as stated by others, several items not available. Service was pleasant and attentive.

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New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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MH
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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CP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food was fabulous! Service was outstanding too! 5 star!!

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Berlin
85 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a great meal and the variety of salads was great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a healthy choice.

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San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

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New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best salads in Santa Fe. Outstanding patio seating. Carrot cake is phenomenal!!

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DB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

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Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant so much that we returned for a second time during our five day vacation in Santa Fe.

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Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great selection of salads and sandwiches. If you want a break from heavy meals this is the place to go. Something for everyone. Beer and wine only. Delish!

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New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this is great place to have a fantastic healthy meal.

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GM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. Will return again and again. Always prompt friendly service, fresh and delicious food prepared with care, which not just tastes good but feels good too!

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WB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the cuisine, service and ambience at Vinaigrette was wonderful. I never travel through Santa Fe without a stop at this restaurant.

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New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I've been coming to this place since it opened. Recently both my companion's dish and mine suffered greatly from overcooked meat. I suppose the chicken might have been forgivable but the so-called "seared" tuna was actually well-done and very dry (yuk). We asked the server, who was quite concerned, if there was a new cook in the kitchen, to which he replied that there was not. He made amends, but considering that the restaurant was not half full, we couldn't see why this should happen. I would be reluctant to return.

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New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salads! Never had a salad there that I did not like! Salacho is the best, freshest farm-to-table version of a taco salad you’ll ever eat. My husband likes the nutty pear-fessor. Iced tea is nice and strong, too.

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