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Galisteo Bistro

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Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options
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227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Between Water & Alameda)
+1 505-982-3700
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been visiting Santa Fe since 1970 and relocated here 16 years ago from San Francisco. I consider Galisteo Bistro to be one of the finest restaurants in the city and dine here as often as possible. The food is excellent with hearty portions (I took home half my lamb shank from last night's dinner), wonderful wine list, and an... More 

Thank Richard B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started with mussels appetizer that were perfectly prepared and then enjoyed the lamb that was also delicious. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, there's a nice wine list and the decor is beautiful. We definitely look forward to returning.

Thank Tamara33301
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Galisteo Bistro has been resussitated by the former owner, with a highly sophisticated and creative menu - quite unusual for Santa Fe. Four of us sampled a variety of the offerings and found them all well prepared and delicious (one minor complaint: kitchen did not get what "well done" means. Flank steak had to be sent back for additional sizzling.)... More 

Thank dl5490
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter Ivan was exceptional, he knew the menu and offered excellent suggestions when asked. We had a wonderfully unhurried dining experience. I had the hanger steak and it was prepared perfectly. I can't wait to take our friends and family to this place.

Thank Flieger6
West Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation at Galisteo Bistro after being given a recommendation by a friend from Austin, Texas. As soon as we walked in we knew we were in good hands. The room is beautifully appointed, and the staff were warm and attentive. We had the good fortune of having Arty as our waiter. Arty is very knowledgable and a... More 

Thank pamelak140
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galisteo Bistro was recommended to us by a local antique dealer, and it really is a gem. The food is New Mexico flavored but international. It was delicious and served with great warmth. The restaurant is not too noisy - comfortable and elegant without being pretentious. The owners are heavily involved in the entire operation, and it shows. They offer... More 

Thank eljo2113
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very personable bistro with a great menu prepared on site with art. As a frequent diner, I can say what we had here was something special, and memorable. Composition, subtle flavoring, deep understanding of ingredients, and preparation to the perfect point. The chef/ owner recieved my personal visit of gratitude.

Thank Somero
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit in the last 2 years. Food is always inventive. My wife's Peppadew chicken was superb. Tender and sweet and slightly spicy. I had the duet of Lamb. Lamb Chop and sausage. Really prepared well. Chocolate Decadence was a great finish to a great meal. Will definitely return.

Thank Ross H
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely evening.The staff actually knew who ordered what,without the usual "Who ordered the Chicken".Food was wonderful,service excellent.No problem in highly recommending this restaurant

Thank sheriki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The four of us had just arrived in Santa Fe and began our initial walk-around. After we crossed the bridge into the plaza area, we spotted, through the windows, this lovely, beautiful restaurant. We were especially attracted by the way the interior was lighted. As we peered through at the interior, we were spotted by a gentleman who came to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 34
Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Between Water & Alameda)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop at end of the block; Railrunner station nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-3700
Galisteo Bistro is chef/owned by the original founders, Robert & Marge Chickering, featuring eclectic, innovative, "made by hand" international cuisine & known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, including a full beer & wine list, with attentive service in a casual, comfortable downtown setting with plenty of nearby parking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?