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Vinaigrette - Santa Fe

251 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (7)
  • Good Vegetarian Options (7)
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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."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 820-9205
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking available in front of the restaurant, on the South side of the building and in an adjacent lot to the north.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 251 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wendy1 (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Vinaigrette. It was a Friday night date night two weeks in a row at this restaurant. We both had our favorite salads; the beet goes on and the salacho. We also each had a glass of the Malbec to accompany our salads. The only issue was it seemed like they needed to really rinse the greens better; we tasted crunchy something like dirt. Overall, the ambiance was quiet.

FandJ (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The two salads were generous and filling. The cup of soup was delicious. The service was a bit peremptory considering the house was mostly empty. Of course, you never know why--we probably did not look like heavy tippers. The fact I had carefully made a reservation did not seem to be accounted for, but still no problem being seated--and it was kept warm!

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Vinaigrette's salads are innovative, healthy and very tasty. It is consistently excellent restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was good. But the seating on the picnic benches was not what I reserved for this wine tasting event. While there was some effort to make this right, the end result was disappointing. So if you have seating issues, beware. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe and we don't want to take it off our list of go to places . The Albuquerque location does not have the same seating issues. Does Austin? Why not fix Santa Fe???

Yvfoodlover (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

I absolutely love and love even more salads and I went back a 2nd night to have a duck confit salad that I had seen on the menu. All the salads are creative with suggestions for meat if you wish to add it to a salad and will add any other ingredients for a small charge. Service good but kind of mixed but salads were awesome and my friend agreed and she is a little picky. Had everything from savory to sweet and the salad with duck confit was great.

It is a little hard to find so a "dry run" during daylight is recommended or just look for the dry cleaners sign and turn in there and go up to the restaurant. Limited parking unless you park in the dry cleaners lot in the evening.

Highly recommend for prices which ran around $15/salad.

Also have a Hibiscus tea which is decaf for those of use that like caffeine but not in the evening hours.

vipLisaF (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The only ways Vinaigrette could improve regards the lighting. It was so dim inside at dinnertime that I needed to use a cell phone to read the menu.

Loved everything about the meal, though. Super fresh, creative combinations, and one of the best pieces of carrot cake I've ever tasted.

SantafeTim (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, excellent food! Love this place! Can’t wait to come back!!

vipriehlecoyote (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

I’ve eaten at The Vinaigrette in ABQ many times so was excited to stop here on my way to Ojo Caliente. Sadly, our server (Jack) was in a grumpy, bad mood. Grunted more than spoke. One of our party asked if he was having a bad day and he didn’t respond. His way of being ruined the mood. Good food as always but not so good that’s it worth putting up with a bad attitude.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2017

Loved the salad, wine, and carrot cake! Our ages ranged from 40 to 85 and we all enjoyed our meals. Would definitely recommend.

Ankie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Nice people, but 3 lonely scallops for $8 as a side? Rather institutional feeling.

vipKarl (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

Great outdoor patio or inside dining for lunch or dinner Salads of all types to suit any mood or desire.

vipEatingIsFun (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Everything, with the exception of the carrot cake, was less than great. Wine was served warm, tuna was not super fresh, and the number of scallops [3] was disappointing. The experience overall was mediocre. I really doubt we will return.

Chicojorge (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Excellent as always: fresh and generous portions. Staff is happy to accommodate vegetarian/vegan modifications

LaVelle (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

I have been coming to Vinaigrette frequently for 4 years. During that time
the quality of the offerings and availability of items from the menu have
declined. No bread (all out), warm table water, desert availability sparse,
wine list expensive by the glass and small portions, the available wine
often not available from the menu. Inside the noise is very very high;
outside delightful venue. I no longer dine there in the winter due to the
noise level. I would recommend with cautions.

ssssta (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Enjoyably casual dog friendly
Small but good wine list
Excellent food

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
2.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

Unfortunately, this visit did not live up to previous ones. My Cesar salad was a mix of sad looking romaine and a small piece of chicken. My date's steak on his Cesar had to be replaced with a less dried out one. They did apologize and comped us his steak and two very refreshing cucumber drinks.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Vinaigrette is definitely a favorite for our family - my daughter likes to come to Vinaigrette for special occasions- so we went for her birthday!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Unpretentious but imaginative salads sensibly priced in a cozy outdoor patio. For us: once a year but every year during our annual week in Santa Fe .

Peppercrab (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

We had been in SF for a couple of days and were in the mood for something a little different for an evening meal. My wife had mushroom soup and kale and black bean nachos. The shared soup was very good and she said the nachos were delicious, but kale on nachos? I had an absolutely delicious frisee with lardons, duck confit and a poached egg. A wonderful combination. Carrot cake and lemon cheesecake for desert. If your looking for a break from Mexican and Italian food give this place a try.

vipChicagofoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

So happy someone gave me this recommendation! The salads are amazing - so much so we went back a second time.