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Galisteo Bistro

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227 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2125 (Between Water & Alameda)
+1 505-982-3700
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When the restaurant changed ownership a few years ago its reputation declined. Then Rob came out of retirement once again and resumed ownership. We had eaten here many times during his "first term". The food, service and ambience are all excellent and you get a first class dining experience for somewhat less than a high end Santa Fe restaurant delivers.... More 

Thank Elliot S
Dallas, Texas
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are at the Galisteo Bistro last night and it was delicious as always. We started off with the duck pate. Nicely accompanied by chopped onions, pickles and roe. For entrees I had a nice shrimp salad with orzo and my husband had the Hanger steak with green chiles. We were both pleased with our meal and especially the atmosphere.

Thank Mary Alice M
Harlan, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place came highly recommended. The atmosphere was great the food not so much. Avoid the "hanger" steak..it's tough, filled with stringy connective tissue, and of poor quality. They only offer this cut of beef--the do not offer a ribeye or filet... The veggies were decent. A chain steakhouse would have been just as good and half the price.

1 Thank albalt2017
Adger, Alabama
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can one add to perfection? The Bistro was small, intimate, with maybe twenty tables of varying size. The lighting was intimate. We both started out with their crab/ shrimp cake served on a bed of greens with a simple lemon aioli. It was fabulous, smooth and dense flavors on the inside, with a bit of crispness on the outside.... More 

Thank traveldiva35006
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner as a family celebrating an important occasion. Ordered the hanger steak, oyster stew, seafood pasta and tapas. Food was delicious and well presented. Serving size could be a bit larger for the prices. Wait staff was attentive in the beginning but less so as the meal progressed. Flourless chocolate cake was a perfect finish to... More 

Thank Freakyfigs
Westminster, Colorado
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201 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

IN MY OPINION, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN SANTA FE! I have had the Oyster Shooters and the oyster Stew, Both were very good. My entree was the Seafood Pasta with lots of seafood in it! My wife had the Beet Salad. She thought it was very well prepared. They have a full bar with excellent wines.... More 

Thank eddiethea
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little bistro is full of charm, amazing staff and outstanding food. The food was so fresh. The stake was tender with lots of flavor. The lamb was outstanding. The dessert was rich yet light, perfect for two.

Thank Wendy S
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Santa Fe for one night....did not want a meal that stuffed us. Found this restaurant because of its tapas menu. We were able to get a good bottle of wine, several tapas offerings and a salad that more than satisfied us. The waitstaff was outstanding and helped us with the ordering and suggested items based on size. A... More 

1 Thank Mentor189
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding a restaurant on a Friday night without a dinner reservation can be a little tricky. We Got in early and the place filled up not even 30 minutes later. the service was good service and the food great. The open kitchen format was entertaining without being intrusive. The Chef obviously enjoyed his work and spent time with customers.

1 Thank J4_and_P2
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpretentious yet elegant, the Galisteo Bistro has become a new favorite. The servers are charmingly friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The food is artfully prepared, artfully presented and absolutely wonderful. They offer an excellent selection of wines to suit most tastes and budgets. The deserts were equally outstanding. In short, a very worthwhile stop for anyone that appreciates good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 32
Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2125
    (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?