About Dinner for Two
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dinner for Two is a family owned restaurant that has a comfortable, intimate atmosphere for parties large or small. Our 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"
Fusion / Eclectic, Continental, 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.
Private Party Facilities:
We have three rooms of varying sizes so you can have a private party for twenty or a romantic dinner for two.
Private Party Contact:
Pam Barnes: (505) 820-2075
Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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
We went with friends for 2 of our birthd ...
We went with friends for 2 of our birthdays. Had a great meal, very congenial, staff entered easily into our extended conversations, as did the people at the next table, also celebrating. Will definitely go again.
WOW! Best ever! Everything about the r ...
WOW! Best ever! Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. The hostess and waiters were all so very kind greeting us as we were the most important people in the restaurant. The ambiance reflected a cozy old home with beautiful place setting and comfy chairs.
I ordered the shrimp appetizer that was delicious with the maple sauce. My entree was to die for, Trout stuffed with crab. I honestly have never had trout so moist and flaky. The crab added to the flavor. My husband ordered veal Marsala. the veal melted in his mouth and the Marsala sauce enhanced the flavor.
We had a bottle of wine from Spain that was really good for the money. To top it off we had two deserts, one was a slice of key lime pie, ( wish I could have had the whole pie), the other was a slice of apple pie ala'mode. We will absolutely be back. Best place to eat in Santa Fe for the price.
My partner and I have driven by this res ...
My partner and I have driven by this restaurant several times and have mentioned that we should visit. We took Valentines Day (actually the day after) as our chance to find out. Although the name seems to suggest something different, there were several parties of different sizes throughout the restaurant. I felt a little uncomfortable because it felt we could overhear -- and could be overheard by nearby parties. The decor is probably the worst thing about the restaurant. It seems to want to be dark, warm and cozy -- like the Santa Fe version of a Chicago steak house or something. But, it's all a bit worn and tired.
On the other hand, the service was knowledgable and friendly. The couple next to use ordered the table side Cesar Salad -- which was entertaining to eavesdrop on. The fried stuff chicken was DELICIOUS! As was the onion soup. As was the dessert. As was all the food. It's nice to have a delicious restaurant in SF that isn't entirely New Mexican cuisine.
Overall, we really enjoyed it. I would just recommend some music playing over the conversation for a greater feeling or privacy. And, maybe a fresh coat of paint.
My wife and I went for Valentine's Day a ...
My wife and I went for Valentine's Day and made reservations so we would not be waiting to get in.
It was nice, there was music and great food. The only problems I had with the place was we ordered our entry and our appetizer at the same time and we got the appetizer right away, but had to wait over an hour for our entry.Also the tables where like two feet apart so we where bumping elbows with the people behind us , who by the way got the exact same meal that we ordered in something like fifteen minutes after they came in the door.
For the amount of money we spent I expected better service from the wait staff.
It's a great place to go at least once but set lots of time aside on holidays.
Food and service was excellent. Would l ...
Food and service was excellent. Would like to have more space between tables. We were easily hearing the conversation of couples two tables away, which I found to be annoying after awhile. It was also difficult for the servers and guests to maneuver when carts were brought out for preparation at the tables.
This was our second time at Dinner for T ...
This was our second time at Dinner for Two and it didn't disappoint. The food was superb, the wine excellent and paired nicely with our entree. The live music played softly in the background. There was a group of 25 but we did not feel neglected at all. We will make this a must stop whenever we visit Santa Fe.
This was a great dining experience. Its ...
This was a great dining experience. Its apparent they put a lot of attention to detail both in the environment as well as the food. Lovely restaurant, causal but elegant, soothing colors, wood, and nice art. We had the Sunday special which was a very good value. The food was great. I think all the entrees there are good. Next time I hope to try the table side Caesar salad - it looked yummy.
Awesome, as always. We always love Vern ...
Awesome, as always. We always love Vernon's classical Spanish guitar playing. The food is delicious and plentiful. We had to most attentive and professional waiter and was delighted to find out he is from Mozambique. We will be back !
Local guitarist softly strummed mesmeriz ...
Local guitarist softly strummed mesmerizing chords in the background (Friday and Saturday night) , friendly upbeat staff attending to our every need, good food start to finish. A bit pricey $140 for a shared Caesar salad, two entrees (7 ounce filet for her, excellently cooked, and a fish sampler for him just fine) a half bottle of a not too expensive wine (her favorite) and a shared key lime pie. But hey it's 2017. The ambiance is remarkable: dark wood panels, flat greys with interesting art on the walls. Perfect for a couple, as the name suggests, but a fairly well behaved group of 7-8 enjoyed one of the side room tables just fine. Not a perfect fit for a rowdy group or hyperactive children but nobody will mind. Casual like everything in Santa Fe. The long and narrow design lends itself to intimate conversation. Will definitely return.
My husband and I took our visiting son o ...
My husband and I took our visiting son out for a special dinner. From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt were in the perfect setting-unpretentious, warm, quiet, and customer-friendly. The food was wonderful, beautifully prepared, and the pie was outstanding! An evening we will remember and treasure, thanks to the dedicated staff at Dinner for Two.
This was our 4th visit to Dinner For Two ...
This was our 4th visit to Dinner For Two and we plan on coming back in April with guests from out of state. The table side Caesar was perfect, my boyfriend's fish was excellent and my filet was so tender and flavorful, just an amazing dinner. Every time we have visited the restaurant our service has been outstanding. I can hardly wait until April!
Our recent experience at Dinner for Two ...
Our recent experience at Dinner for Two was most enjoyable. Our sever was subtly attentive and helpful. The food was creative and delicious. We each had a fall salad, and one of us had the mahi special while the other had the frenched chicken entree. Both were just right. The chocolate fudge cake with espresso ice cream was the perfect ending to a memorable meal.
Excellent as always. We had dinner ther ...
Excellent as always. We had dinner there New Year's Eve with out of town family, and there prix fixe dinner was outstanding. The desserts were truly exceptional, and I had at least a taste of every one they offered!
We were so well received and treated at ...
We were so well received and treated at "Dinner for Two." There is no question why this restaurant wins awards. Chef Andy has the knack! Just across the road from the Santa Fe Hilton in an "interesting looking" building, the inside is warm, friendly, well appointed and beautifully served. Food and wines are outstanding. Service was impeccable.
Nice way to celebrate Christmas dinner. ...
Nice way to celebrate Christmas dinner. Food was very good. Service was attentive until dessert was served. Then server disappeared for a lengthy period. Entrance area seemed like a diner, but dining room was warm & inviting. Overall a very nice experience.
We were there for Christmas Day fix Prix ...
We were there for Christmas Day fix Prix. Everything was wonderful but our table that was off to the side was a little less wonderful. We would love to enjoy the restaurant again and would specify the main dining room seating as our preference.
We went for Christmas dinner at 5:00. Th ...
We went for Christmas dinner at 5:00. The restaurant is dark and intimate and has an authentic Pueblo interior. The servers were very polite and polished and efficient. The food was superb and reasonable for the price considering it was a holiday.
We panicked when we realized our origina ...
We panicked when we realized our original pick for Christmas dinner put up a holiday prix fix menu that had nothing we shellfish allergics could eat. Promptly found a spot at Dinner for 2 and we were thrilled. There is a mysterious element of how it looks from the outside and its location..almost like a speakeasy...but inside things couldn't be warmer or friendlier. There's a distinct French flavor to the menu, an impressive wine list and scrumptious desserts. The food was delicious and the menu satisfies all tastes and food lifestyles (there were three veal dishes, should you go there, and that was on Christmas Day). As one local we met at breakfast said, "It has a silly name, but the food is great." Concur.
We had their prix fixe Christmas dinner. ...
We had their prix fixe Christmas dinner. They had a variety to pick from each course which was great. The trout with crab stuffing and lamb as the main entrees were outstanding!
From the moment the hostess welcomed us to the moment they bid us farewell- their service was exceptional.
We will definitely be returning to Table for Two on a future trip,
We live in Sedona, and spent Christmas i ...
We live in Sedona, and spent Christmas in Santa Fe. We ate at many wonderful restaurants, but Table for Two was a perfect way to have dinner on Christmas day. We appreciated them being open on Christmas, as well! Our server was genuine and knowledgeable. The food was fabulous. Took two loaves of Christmas bread home with us...one is already gone.
Excellent restaurant. The veal piccata ...
Excellent restaurant. The veal piccata was perfect. We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary and could not have been happier with the setting, the food, and the service. Be certain to have the apple pie with hard sauce for dessert.
The restaurant is in one of the old, nondescript buildings common throughout Santa Fe. You wouldn't give it a second glance anywhere other than when in Santa Fe. Inside, it is quite elegant with top-grade linens and tableware. The layout is something like a rabbit warren, again due to the nature of the building, which makes it all the more fun.
Our only complaint is that at the time of our visit it was a prix fixe menu and not a la carte. This was acceptable as it was Christmas Eve. However, I would have liked to have known this at the time of making the reservation.
We will be certain to recommend this restaurant to our friends and to return when again in Santa Fe.
The food was prepared very well. Grass ...
The food was prepared very well. Grass fed tenderloin was very tender. From the outside the building looks like a dive but the interior is attractive and cozy. We were a bit disappointed that we had to order from the special holiday menu rather than the regular menu. Holiday menu was a bit overpriced.
We were celebrating a Christmas Eve birt ...
We were celebrating a Christmas Eve birthday. Only a special set menu was offered that evening. The food was very good, a little expensive. No cocktails were available, and coffee was limited to a regular and decaf house brew. No espresso to finish off a nice meal.
Service and ambience were good.
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