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Vanessie of Santa FE

434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
+1 505-982-9966
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (16 reviews)
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434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
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101 - 110 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

The music here is terrific, the musician engages the crowd. It's a fun evening except it ends very early. If the bartender is on the mic, you'll be waiting a long while for a drink ...

1  Thank AmerTrav
Reviewed 22 January 2015

This was always a great local restaurant and wonderful piano bar..and it still is, but some changes have been made but def for the locals and people that come here for the summer during opera season not for the better. My boyfriend and I ate...More

9  Thank susan s
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Vanessie is the place. Excellent food. Attentive service. Charming atmosphere. Go early to catch the fantastic piano stylings of Doug Montgomery in the bar. He's a SF institution himself. A varied menu with excellent steaks and grill. After dinner, indulge in a Coffee Wonderful along...More

1  Thank goldieOK
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We were there with two other couples to celebrate New Years Eve 2015. Therefore, it was a special fixed price menu which included dessert and champagne at midnight along with a seat at their famous piano bar. The food was delicious. It was a lovely...More

Thank JM0723
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We found this great little place through an online site, setting up dinner short notice for a small group. It proved to be one of the top evenings we've had in Santa Fe in the many years we've patronized restaurants in this area. We started...More

1  Thank Kathryn Z
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I made online reservations at Vanessie for our anniversary. A phone call got us to the right building (the adjacent two are part of the Inn, apparently), and we entered the large piano bar. After some awkward moments of waiting and looking around, we spied...More

Thank utidcapaco
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We go to the Piano Bar when we go to Vanessie's. Doug Montgomery is great on the piano. Wait staff could be more attentive but food is good.

Thank sosantafe
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I stayed at the Inn at Vanessie and dropped in for a quick bite to eat at the adjacent Restaurant. I skipped the Dining Room and went straight into the Piano Bar when I heard the piano. I had to stay until it closed as...More

1  Thank RuthAO
Reviewed 20 November 2014

If you are into piano bars, or want live music, get yourself over to the Vanessie Piano Bar. Decent wine list, average food but Doug Montgomery at the keyboard is the real reason to go. Truly a delight.

Thank jdt787
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Advertised Piano Bar. Musician was far too found of himself, not the music. Bartender too busy talking to other staff to handle his 4 bar customers in a timely manner. Was a real turn off. Went to eat. Had one drink and left.

13  Thank James H
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Tammy A
23 January 2017|
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Response from KFM9275 | Reviewed this property |
No, this time of year you will not need a reservation. There is a parking lot for the cafe as well as for the hotel.
29 February 2016|
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Response from jeditaly | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I am not sure. But the folks at the front desk were so resourceful and helpful. I cannot imagine they wouldn't help you with this. There are 2-3 restaurants close by that I am sure would deliver. Wish I could... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1837
  • Public Transportation: Rail runner Guadalupe station
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-9966
  • E-mail
"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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