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About Dinner for Two
Dinner for Two is a family owned restaurant that has a comfortable, intimate atmosphere for parties large or small. We specialise in Prime cuts of beef filet mignon ribeye New York strip and tableside presentations like Caesar salad and Chateaubriand local 'regulars' call us "a great value in fine dining". Multi-award winning: including Wine Spectator and "top 10 in southwest" We are happy to host dinners for organizations, or private celebrations from 2 to 60, everything is made in-house so special diets are easily accommodated: allergies, gluten free, etc.
"Excellent Food and Service at a Reasonable Price"
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Steak, Fish, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM,
W San Francisco St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings we have classical guitar. Our music accompanies dinner & conversation.
Our catering is always a favorite. We meet your highest expectations and the price point that you require. A wide variety of choices to make all your party members happy.
6 spots at the front entrance, as well as a private lot "Jefferson Place" 50 feet west on W. San Fransisco Street.
Dinner for Two is four blocks from the train station; And on the walking path to the Plaza along Guadalupe and San Fransisco Streets.
Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Mother's Day
Dinner for Two Ratings and Reviews
One of the best meals I've ever had. Ordered all the table side preparations, Caesar Salad, Chateaubriand, and Bananas Foster. All were for two and all were superb. Our table side chef was knowledgeable and talented. None of the choices compared to anything I've had at other restaurants, anywhere in the country. The house made onion bread was a delight, and they make their croutons out of the day old onion bread. The wine selection was good also. Service was impeccable and attentive, without being obtrusive. If I ever get back to Santa Fe, I am definitely making a reservation for this place.
We loved the restaurant, the food, the service and the total ambience. The waiter prepared our dinner table side and explained every step that he was doing, as well as all of the ingredients which he was putting into the dishes. He was very personable, and we totally enjoyed his service. The only problem we had was how to find the place due to the horrible map we had and the fact that the street was closed due to construction work. Otherwise, it was wonderful.
My husband and I had dinner here during a recent visit to Santa Fe. The food and service were awesome. On Sunday nights, they have a special - three course dinner for $25 , which is a great deal! I had the fried chicken stuffed with green chili and cheese and it was wonderful. My husband had a steak, and he said it was excellent.
The server Michael was excellent. The price was acceptable, but the steaks were undercooked (rare filet ordered medium well). The food was good after cooking further, we will go again.
The place was dark, no open windows, and a little dated ambiance. Having said that, it was spotless & the people were very friendly.
Unless you are a local, you may not spot the place as the signage is very subtle.
There is no cocktail list, just beer & wine, so be aware of this before making your reservation.
Please do not drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Salads and apps were excellent. Chateaubriand for two was a delight. Finished table side by a delightful server and cooked to perfection. Very good wine list - values at different price points. Don't forget the pie. Made on premises by the chef, an excellent end to an excellent meal. Live music added a wonderful ambiance. Will return next time we are in Santa Fe. If not local, ask for parking suggestions.
We had eaten here many times before as we lived in Santa Fe for many years....It was always great in the past but unfortunately it wasn't this time and we had taken my in-laws there raving about it only to be embarrassed by the service we received...maybe it was an off night but our corn & crab chowder was only luke warm which wasn't the end of the world but the service was just awful. We had a waitress who couldn't bring a smile to her face and everything took a LONG time. She left us with empty plates in front of us for way too long each time and we never received new cutlery after using our knives for the bread/butter etc when our mains were brought...just not what we had experienced in past visits. We used to really like it there. Our guess is that she had too many tables and just couldn't keep up. Needless to say it was disappointing. Won't be rushing back but will hope it was just an off night.
This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Dinner for Two. This is one of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants, and the food never disappoints. From the delicious homemade bread to the sumptuous desserts, it is always a pleasure to dine here. The menu always offers delicious selections, so it is sometimes difficult to make a choice! The staff is friendly and knowledgable.
First & foremost, every bite of the food was delicious. My husband ordered the prime rib, which was smoked for 4 hours, and crusted with garlic. Delicious! I had a Frenched chicken breast, stuffed with cheese & sun dried tomatoes, which was perfectly prepared. However, our waitress seemed to keep forgetting about us. She was professional but not at all engaged, and we waited for several moments without even seeing her, to give our order, ask for more drinks, order dessert, and actually had to go in search of her when we had been sitting for quite some time after finishing dessert. I think we would go back for the food, but if the service didn't improve, we likely wouldn't return.
We were disappointed with Dinner for 2. The internet said the price was $19. When we got there they said it was $24.95. I read that the Caesar Salad tableside was $11 for 2. When we saw the bill (at our hotel) it was $44 for 4. What's up with that? (BTW, the salad was excellent.) Then we accidentally got 2 of the dinners that were meant for our neighbors. One of our steaks had to be sent back for more cooking - it was so rare! The other was not the steak he had ordered. $192 for 4 - it was not worth it. We won't be back.
I'd say this is a solid B+ restaurant. Nothing on the menu that a foodie home chef could not pull off with relative ease. It's the attention to detail that was missing. Stuffed fried chicken was not moist. Mashed potatoes were under salted and dry. Some of the sugar snaps were charred. One of the peaches on the salad was truly burnt. That said, the food was really fine and I would go back with friends who are not looking to be too adventurous in their dining. The live music and ambience made up for food that was "just okay". The desserts were very tasty and the wine menu was adequate. I'll go again, but it will be for the quaint, quiet dining experience and food that I could have made just as good at home, but without the dishes to wash.
Dinner for Two had a very warm and nice ambiance. However, I found the experience very underwhelming and the service terrible. The man who made our Ceasar salad was excellent. Attentive and engaging with good service. However, the person who brought us our dinner spilled the moisture from my steak into my wife's purse. He never apologized or asked how she was at any point. Mistakes happen. Servers are human. It happens. However, the failure to even acknowledge it except for getting a hot towel as I asked him to do just made it a negative experience. Our waiter also seemed to always be running and in a rush even though the place was nearly empty.
It takes a lot for me to write a negative experience and I rarely do. This was just not worth it.
This was our first time to visit Dinner for two. There were 3 other tables when we arrived, so not busy. We were greeted by hostess and passing the kitchen staff, they greeted us too. Friendly and inviting. Decor is very nice and I like linen table service. Hot, homemade bread was brought immediately. Our waitress arrived at our table and asked for our order. We told her this was our visit and asked for input on the menu. I felt like we were imposing on her. She stated the daily special and we both ordered it. Fried chicken stuffed with cheese and green chili. Delish! Other than the waitress having a bad day or feeling unfriendly, this was an exceptional meal. We will be back.
Had the Sunday dinner special. The Corn/Crab soup was delicious. But yes, it could have been served a little warmer. We had the Ribeye Steak for a slightly higher price. The steak was generous and very tender and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed the snap peas and potato. The key lime pie was nice and my husband had the peach pie. Both were included with the meal price. Definitely well worth money spent.
Party of five, three had never been here. Everyone left satisfied and happy, with purchases (to go) from the in-house bakery in hand. Five out of five loved the entrees and desserts. our waiter Mike, was excellent - knowledgeable about the menu, friendly, and attentive. Overall, a great experience, and we will go back next visit to SF
Had a wonderful dining experience during Indian Market. Everything we ate was so tasty. The peaches with burrata cheese was to die for. Sangria was some of the best I've every had. The service was excellent with a very helpful waiter. We left full, but not too full and happy. A definite thumbs-up place.
Disappointing. My first visit to Dinner for 2 was 3 years ago and it was a great experience. This time we were 1 of 4 tables occupied. The best part of the meal was the bread and wine. The corn and crab chowder was tepid and the crab almost non-existent. The ruby trout was stuffed with a scant tablespoon of canned crab. Worst of all was the verbal assault from a lone drunken woman at the bar as we left--the only remaining customer. I won't go back.
What a pleasure to at Dinner for Two. The Sunday evening prie fixe meal had excellent choices and everything was delicious from the soup to the dessert. Quiet enough for easy conversation. Excellent but not over attentive service. We enjoyed our experience there and look forward to returning soon.
We once again celebrated our anniversary here, and the hostess provided us with a quiet and spacious corner table where we enjoyed friendly and efficient service from the experienced wait staff. We splurged on the Caesar salad and chateaubriand for two, both prepared tableside. The food, ambience, and service were over the top! We've enjoyed dining at Dinner for Two in the past, and appreciate the quiet atmosphere, friendly but unobtrusive service, and always beautifully prepared dishes. Thank you, Dinner for Two, for making this occasion
We had a great experience here and would highly recommend it. The staff was very good and the food was organic, well prepared & presented. We had the seafood plate for the main meal and 2 appetizers, the brie-stuffed zucchini flower and baked peaches. Everything was delicious. The menu is based on what's is season so it changes regularly.
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