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Vanessie of Santa FE

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American, Southwestern, Seafood
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434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837 (Guadalupe)
+1 505-982-9966
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Copperopolis, California
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying we highly recommend the piano bar! We went on a Sunday night. We arrived around 6:15 and found a table right next to the grand piano. The world renowned Doug Montgomery was playing and began playing promptly at 6:26. We started with a cocktail (Pomtini and Chopin martini up). Doug is very entertaining and interacts... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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329 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just popped in here after dinner and found there was music so had a chance to relax and listen to a good piano player.

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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335 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I vacationed in Santa Fe and Taos for 12 days over Christmas. Part of the time I was on my own. I don't like to "waste" vacation time sitting in my hotel room, but options for a woman over 60 years old in the evening are often limited. I don't mind sitting alone in a bar, but I don't want... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to our piano lounge. We appreciate you and also your 5 star review ! Hope to see you soon ! The Staff at Vanessie More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had heard about the pianist, Doug Montgomery. He's talented, and played a wide range of melodies- from Chopin to As Time Goes By to more recent show tunes. Just going there to have a drink and listen to him is well worth your time. The food was good, somewhat basic, but ok. The service was excellent.

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 star review ! We appreciate you and the time spent to write about your visit with us. We hope to see you again. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We visited here on New Year's Eve. The New Year's Gala began with a fix priced menu. We first received a crab cake which was good, next was the Corn Chowder which I did not like, then we had options for the entrees. We ordered the Tenderloin with Truffle mashed potatoes and asparagus, prime rib and two pastas with chicken... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your New Year's Eve visit. We value all of our guests opinions and recommendations and will take all of them into consideration when planning for the next New Year ! Thank you for the wonderful food reviews, our Chef Tino works very hard making sure all of our guests are happy. The... More 

Riverside, Connecticut
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We ordered drinks, margaritas, rocks, no salt. Not difficult. The drinks arrived, margarita, straight up, salt. Waiter ran in other direction. Two sips later, he appeared, and without a word whisked our drinks away. Returned with same drinks in non-salted glasses, on the rocks. Not a word was spoken, until I said I thought he was cutting us off because... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

We are sorry to read about your disappointment during your visit. We value your opinion and thank you for taking the time to write. The Staff at Vanessie More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Doug Montgomery is truly FANTASTIC! He alone is special and a must see! Then on Sunday nights Charlie Baca comes in from Albuquerque and he has a voice that is amazing. If you are lucky you might even see Elizabeth Young on her violin. She stops in every now and then. You never know who may stop by. Clayton West... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

WOW ! We think so also ! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Sunday night entertainment...it is always fun. We appreciate you and the 5 star review ! We work very hard to make our guests happy and we are delighted when they are thrilled with their visit. The Staff at Vanessie More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Food was average at best but we chose the restaurant because we were looking forward to listening to some nice live piano music after dinner. We were fortunate to get a night when Doug Montgomery was playing but unfortunately, the man singing with him was awful . When asked if we'd like a special request we asked for Girl from... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit with us in the piano lounge. Sunday evenings are a chance for our local legends to sing along with Doug for a few favorites. We do celebrate Charlie and his 90 years young enthusiasm! He is from the rat pack era and has participated in filming several Westerns with... More 

Alexandria, VA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this "cafe"/restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. The evening was magic. Elizabeth Young (violin) and Doug Montgomery (piano) gave us an outstanding "concert". The room is well appointed with fantastic works of art. Behind the piano, hangs a huge mirror that allows the attendees to see the hands on the keyboard. The food was excellent as... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5 star review ! We appreciate you and your time spent writing this lovely review. The Staff at Vanessie More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As New Yorkers, we expect a piano bard with such incredibly talented musicians to cost a fortune. Here, it was not premium price, and in the restaurant there is an option of sitting in the piano bar area, or farther away so that the music is background music only. The menu is varied, with a couple of Southwestern choices, American... More 

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vanessie, Manager at Vanessie of Santa FE, responded to this review

We appreciate the 4 star review and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. The Staff at Vanessie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
    (Guadalupe)
  • Public Transportation: Rail runner Guadalupe station
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-9966
Description
"Nowhere else has better basics - straight-ahead steak, lamb, fresh fish, chicken & gargantuan mounds of onion loaf - than this Continental-American Steakhouse; but fantastic food is not the only draw - the festive atmosphere includes a way cool, crowded piano bar..."

If great continental food in fine dining and casual dining with friendly atmosphere and world class live entertainment are your priorities, come to Vanessie. Fireplaces, exciting art, spaciousness, and lots of live music make Vanessie a local favorite.

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