About Dinner for Two
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: 5058202075x
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
The Sunday, three-course meal was delici ...
The Sunday, three-course meal was delicious and a great deal at $19.95. We had terrific choices for each of the three courses (appetizer, entree and dessert). Service was good, despite the crush of early-evening diners. The owners were attentive and justifiably proud of the output of the kitchen, overseen by their son. The modest exterior belies the lovely -even romantic - interior. The classical guitarist was a nice addition.
This was our second time dining at Dinne ...
This was our second time dining at Dinner For Two and we enjoyed it as much as before. The Frenched Chicken that I had and the lamb that I had were outstanding. As was the tuna that my daughter had, but the scallops that came with it were the best ever.
This restaurant was one of our favorites ...
This restaurant was one of our favorites for a number of years. On this visit, we were disappointed. The lamb two of us ordered medium rare came more than well done and the meat was so tough as to be unchewable. The fish I had was dry and overcooked.
Perhaps the kitchen was overwhelmed by the large number of multiple diners this evening, or the restaurant has a new Chef?
If you're looking for quiet, I suggest g ...
If you're looking for quiet, I suggest going either early or late hours of service. The noise level at the height of popular eating time makes hearing almost impossible.
The food is tasty and well prepared, however, I think I would get better value from a couple of plates of tapas rather than one entree.
My advice is to avoid going on Sundays, ...
My advice is to avoid going on Sundays, at least other than very early. Dinner for Two has a 3 course menu (soup, entree, dessert) for $20. This attracts people who don't come on other days. We came after a 6 p.m. chamber music concert. Our reservation was for 8--available on Open Table. We had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. Then we had to wait for our waiter to show up at our table for another 15. And then various items were not available. We were seated at the back and near a table of 8. They were older folk and not especially noisy but it did not make for a good environment. The restaurant was understaffed, part of the reason for the delay in getting seated, getting served, etc.
We did not stay to eat. When researching ...
We did not stay to eat. When researching the restaurant on line it had a good menu, including two fresh fish choices nightly. There was no mention that on Sundays it was a Prix Fix menu with little flexibility in the choices. My wife who has several food sensitivities was unable to get food prepared other than as specified in the Prix Fix menu. When we asked the waiter for the reason he shared that being that they are closed Monday and Tuesday they have the Prix Fix on Sunday to clear out the items from the week. That was enough to get us to get up and walk out.
The food was excellent. The service was ...
The food was excellent. The service was a little slow this time, although this is not usually a problem. There was also some miscues on the service. Seems like our waiter kept apologizing for something. This will not discourage us however, as we love this place and food and desserts are really delicious!
We have enjoyed celebrating our annivers ...
We have enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here several times, and this visit was no exception. The food and service are outstanding; our filet and lamb chops were prepared to
perfection, and the Caesar salad prepared tableside was, as always, a special experience.
The refreshing cherry apricot ginger cold soup, offered as an appetizer, would have been equally lovely as a light dessert! The wine list is extensive, with a fine selection of wines by the glass - I was offered a taste of the recommended Malbec before ordering. We especially appreciate the quiet ambience of this restaurant, and the personal service which is never overbearing. One of our favorite 'special occasion' restaurants in Santa Fe!
Well-located, very close to but out of t ...
Well-located, very close to but out of the crush of the busy tourist center of town, this family-owned restaurant places a high premium on good food and good service. Their tableside preparation of Ceasar Salad and Bananas Foster is unique to them and very popular It was a satisfying special occasion dinner and there is no doubt, as residents of Santa Fe, we will go back.
Interesting menu with mostly okay food. ...
Interesting menu with mostly okay food. Tauted Cesar Salad was pretty tasteless and disappointing. The preparer did his best and the table side show was interesting. Fried Squash blossoms were all batter, little blossom. Our principal waiter seemed indifferent. When I requested my salmon rare, I noticed that he didn't write it down so I repeated it. Of course, the fish came well-done and I had to send it back. The kitchen sent a message explaining that my request had not been transmitted to them. Maybe an off night?
This was our 1st time here and Sunday ni ...
This was our 1st time here and Sunday night does not seem to be a good time to go unless you want the dinner special, service was very harried, although polite . Unfortunately, while eating our 1st course the lights went out in the building. This meant that they weren't able to make many things that we were interested trying. We were also surprised that their wine list made it onto Wine Spectators list as it was rather limited and overpriced for what it was. Having said all of this, we agreed to give it another try off season.
It was a perfect storm for our visit her ...
It was a perfect storm for our visit here. It was a Sunday and they were running a special which made the place packed when we arrived. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we were not seated until 6:45. The kitchen was clearly overwhelmed. The couple across from us waited over 90 minutes for their food. We were not in a hurry but it took about 45 minutes. The waiter was trying his best and was friendly but was overwhelmed. The electricity went out towards the end of our meal. They had no contingency for those who wanted to pay by credit card. The couple across from us were so frustrated they left without paying. In spite of the service snafus, the food was excellent. The drink list was spotty with several listed beers and wines not available. While the food made up for a very disappointing visit I am sure any other night I would be writing a glowing review. Take home message, if they are running a 3 course special...skip that day and pay extra.
Even though we had a reservation a week ...
Even though we had a reservation a week in advance they tried to seat us in the kitchen/bar area next to a coat rack and extra chairs....not acceptable.
The moment we were seated and haven't even looked at the menu two bowls of soup arrived by a waiter who was literally running though the restaurant.
The main course was excellent but can't say the same for the peach pie...it was all thick crust and two slices of peaches.
The guitar music was wonderful.
Stayed at Hilton immediately across the ...
Stayed at Hilton immediately across the street so we were able to elk in just a few minutes. Very nondescript from the exterior. Charming inside. Clientele appeared to be a mix of local and tourist. Andrew was our wIter and he was excellent. Best prime rib I have ever had. Great value but more importantly a fab restaurant.
Great place tp start a tasty Happy Hour ...
Great place tp start a tasty Happy Hour and end with a scrumptious dinner.
Every single person was eager to assist and make you comfortable throughout the evening without rushing-despite- the fact that it was a crowded busy evening.
We found this by chance on a previous vi ...
We found this by chance on a previous visit to Santa Fe. Quite unusual menu items featuring local seasonal ingredients.Very memorable food. Fresh burrito with hot fresh peaches and basil. Rolled summer squash round fresh spinach with capers and a spectacular dressing, an amazing peach pie... Friendly knowledgeable service.
'D42' was highly recommended as a new pl ...
'D42' was highly recommended as a new place to check out in Santa Fe. We were happy to get a reservation for two at the time we selected through OpenTable. Everything started out great... a good table and knowledgeable waiter, the appetizers, wine, and a little background music played by a guitar soloist. It was a start to a perfect dinner. Then the RUSH... a party of what appeared to be 40-50 people transcended on the little restaurant and into an open room right next to our table. The room got loud, and thus did the guitar player.
Seeing that the group had a fixed menu, it was a matter of time before food started rolling out to the party. We quickly placed our entree selection in hopes of beating the crowd... to no avail. Not only did it take forever to get our meal, the wait staff were all hands on deck in serving the party and literally forgot about us.
I was looking forward to the table-side Bananas Foster, as I heard it is a big hit. Too bad we'll have to wait until our next trip to check it out... or not. :(
Last time to go to Dinner for Two. Again ...
Last time to go to Dinner for Two. Again, service was not good. Food was just not very tasty and not presented very well on the plate. Had to leave the table and find the waiter to request our ticket. This has happened several times before, so I do not plan to go again or recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We had been referred to this restaurant ...
We had been referred to this restaurant by our concierge and were very disappointed. The building is old and very uninviting from the outside. Inside is marginally better but the restaurant is only partially air conditioned and it was very hot outside. The red wine we ordered was too warm because they keep it in the area without a/c. My wife's filet was good but my ribeye was too tough and fatty - more than normal. Wait staff was attentive but the food is just mediocre in an uninspiring setting.
The food was delicious, and the service ...
The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. The Sunday fixed price menu was an outstanding value. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very warm inside and our table located at the corner between two rooms felt awkward. We had made reservations, so we were disappointed to be seated there. One last thing. There is parking behind the building, but the sign is covered by tree leaves, so we did not see it until we walked back from parking around the block. In spite of those few negatives, we enjoyed our evening at Dinner for Two and will go there again if we return to Santa Fe.
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