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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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 had yet another great dining experien ...
We had yet another great dining experience at D42. The staff is so genuinely nice and they make their guests feel so welcome. The food is always outstanding and the prices are reasonable. The tenderloin is melt-in-your-mouth and they make the BEST Key Lime Pie! Love this place!
Food is excellent. Eco-conscious. Staff ...
Food is excellent. Eco-conscious. Staff is on top of everything. Owners are kind and conscientious. Portions are perfect for average person, not enough for big eaters. There are not enough vegetarian options, but the ones available are excellent.
Great family owned & operated restaurant ...
Great family owned & operated restaurant. Table side preparation of the Caesar salad was the highlight. Unassuming exterior opens up to well appointed, cozy and comfortable interior. Service was friendly and professional. The bar overlooks the open kitchen where you can chat with the chef.
We're locals and Dinner for 2 is one of ...
We're locals and Dinner for 2 is one of our favorites. Everything is fresh and their baked goods are amazing.
The owner- chef prepares excellent dinne ...
The owner- chef prepares excellent dinners at a reasonable price. He varies the menu through the year, but I think he does meat best. The restaurant has a very relaxed feel to it with attentive wait staff. Some things to look for: Gregorys out-of-the-oven fresh bread, table side Caesar salad, Beef Wellington, table side cherries Jubilee. The wine list is short, but more than adequate for pairing .
The Sunday special menu is the best deal ...
The Sunday special menu is the best deal in Santa Fe. The food is terrific and the service outstanding.
We went on a Sunday , so had the Pre Fix ...
We went on a Sunday , so had the Pre Fixx three course meal , it was fabulous , great selections & we were looked after very well. The Restaurant doesn't look anything special on the outside but don't let that put you off . We ll definitely return !
My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic set me ...
My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic set menu dinner, which they offer on Sunday evenings. We had chicken breast and veal as our entrees. Both were excellent. I had planned on ordering a side dish of vegetables because most restaurants don't give enough for my tastes, but the waiter convinced me that there would be enough with the entree. Bonus!
We love love this place.
We love love this place.
A Good Evening at Dinner For Two
Continues to be one of the best restaurants in Santa Fe. The French Crisped Chicken is always an excellent favorite. The wine selection is good and reasonably priced. We also particularly enjoy the live guitar music. Keep up the excellent results.
My daughter and I were in Santa Fe for o ...
My daughter and I were in Santa Fe for one evening and by chance picked Dinner for Two for our evening meal. What a great find! The mushroom soup was to die for as was the prime rib and warm cherry pie! The crab cake caprese stack was unique and flavorful. Our server, Chris, was informative and engaging, walking us through both the dinner menu and drinks menu. He suggested wine pairings and his favorites which were spot on!
What a fun and delicious meal we had! T ...
What a fun and delicious meal we had! The restaurant was just across the street from our hotel near the center of Santa Fe so we could walk to it. The wine was great and we started our meal with the Ceaser Salad prepared table side by Melissia. She talked us through her work and the crowning ingredient was the house made, sill warm crotons made from their delicious bread. The special on Thursday is prime rib which we had. It was the best ever because the chef had smoked it. It was local beef and did not have all the fat that some prime rib has. We were served very well by Alexander who let us set the pace of our meal. We hope to come back for another wonderful meal soon!
Had received great ratings but we found ...
Had received great ratings but we found the food to be very bland and over cooked
Recommended by a friend
We were visiting Sante Fe and Dinner for 2 was recommended by a friend who had been there. The good was very good The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu. I had crab cake caprese. I usually am not a fan of crab cakes, but I really enjoyed them. For dessert, we had the warm cherry pie with ice cream. Heavenly! Would definatly go back!!!
Don't be fooled by the simple and lacklu ...
Don't be fooled by the simple and lackluster exterior of this excellent restaurant just behind the Hilton and El Dorado hotels in Santa Fe. Mom bakes the tasty deserts, Dad bakes the wonderful bread and their son, a graduate of the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park NY prepares wonderful entrees. Mixed drinks are not available but wines and beers can be had. The staff is attentive and efficient and on weekend evenings a soft, live guitarist lends a bit of class to the restaurant.
One of Santa Fe's little gems, which nev ...
One of Santa Fe's little gems, which never disappoints.
I have written many stellar reviews on t ...
I have written many stellar reviews on this restaurant. I invited my friends and I am so embarrassed. The service was barely there. The table next to us was out of water, spoons, etc and we had to ask twice for them to get service. Waiter was not friendly. My friend asked for extra veggies since she is on a diet and got a few slim green beans, not even a normal portion. I don't know what they are doing but the food and the service has taken a nosedive. We will not be back any time soon.
We loved it. The Sunday night prix fixe is an amazing deal. Unlike most prix fixe menus, you choose from 8 or 9 entrees. The soups were the most delicious soups we had ever had. The Caesar salad made table side was a real treat.
Food was nice, but service is slow and n ...
Food was nice, but service is slow and not very friendly. We have been several times, but probably won't return. Parking is terrible and staff is not friendly and ignores you.
Owner and wait staff were attentive and ...
Owner and wait staff were attentive and friendly. The Ceasar Salad was outstanding. We had a great time.
Veal dishes were great. So was the Caesa ...
Veal dishes were great. So was the Caesar salad. Service was excellent.
Sunday dinner is always a nice treat
We joined friends for Sunday dinner at the restaurant. They have a Sunday dinner special with lots of good options. The wine suggested by the server was excellent. We decided to also have a Caesar salad to start. It is made table side and unfortunately it was not as good as the last time my husband and I dined. We most likely will not choose that again. The cherry pie for dessert was fabulous. We will return.
Carefully Prepared Food; Lovely Presentation
Food was carefully prepared and one could tell the staff took pride in their creations. It was delicious - I ordered the sampler. The problem is that if you have any food allergies like I do to onions, for example, there is no way to get a dish that doesn't have them except for a side of peas and so I tried the sampler, found it delicious but paid the consequences later. Even the bread had onions! There was no dish that didn't have them either in a sauce or in the substance of the recipe. No simple chicken breast or fish dish for those of us who have sensitive digestion. The waiter was completely indifferent and did not offer to ask the chef if he/she could prepare something without them or offer me any kind of substitute. It would have been helpful if their online menu listed the ingredients so customers would know if they could enjoy a meal there since this was a special meal and pricey. I won't be going back unfortunately.
Overall a good experience.
The lamb chops (2) were on the small side and not sufficiently satisfying for the price.
the food was outstanding, however waiting almost an hour for our salad, was not acceptable and they give you too much lettuce for the amount of dressing, not able to eat all the lettuce they put on plate, cut the lettuce down and the salad would be over the top. would not mind waiting a few minutes for the table side preparation of the salad but close to an hour, I felt forgotten and was ready to leave with out eating. they need to schedule the service better as there was a 20 minute break between the 2 tables before us and then they went on to do a dessert before bringing the salad to our table.
Sunday prix fixe 3 course special
After a Cooking School Tadting tour we returned for this delicious dinner, nicely cooked to perfection, plated well, and timely, kindly delivery.
We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We are not from Santa Fe but did some research on a nice restaurant in Santa Fe. Other reviews said that this was a special place for locals. Perhaps IF we had gone there on a different night it might have been different. However, on a Sunday, the day we went they had a fixed price menu. We didn't know this when I booked the reservations. By 7:00 Pm they were already out of the dish that I wanted. They were not that busy by that time. Their wine specials were all really dry wine which my husband doesn't care for. Therefore we bought very expensive glasses of wine. I had a Pino Noir which was very good but my husband's Resiling was strange. Ordered the veal dish and my husband ordered the seafood sampler. Soup came with the meal. They brought us the loaf of onion bread fairly quickly. It was very good. We also decided to split a spinach salad. The server was friendly when he came to the table but he was very slow. Perhaps there was a problem with the kitchen but we had to wait forever for the soup to arrive and then the salad and finally our main course. It was close to 8:30 when our main course arrived. By then I had eaten so much onion bread that I wasn't all that hungry and dessert was included in the price. My husband's fish was mediocre. Quite dried out as it looked like it had been sitting under warming lights. My veal was good. The spinach salad was like a caesar spinach salad. Way too mush dressing and soggy leaves. The desserts , key lime pie and strawberry shortcake were good. Other than wishing us a happy anniversary nothing special was done for us. As I said, perhaps on another night it might have been different but it truly was NOT a special dinner.
Perfect in every way!
We truly enjoyed our dinner. Everthing from our waiter, the tableside Caesar and our main course was perfect. As a special treat, it was 'prom night' and it was delightful watching the young folks enjoying a very special evening out. Kudos to this family owned business. Worth every penny.
Good Food / Bad Parking
The food was worth the wait; however, the parking situation was not very good. They only have 5 parking spaces out front.
We always love this place. it's our go-to!
Never disappointed. The good is great, the atmosphere romantic, and the prices are great.
A favorite Santa Fe restaurant. Server w ...
A favorite Santa Fe restaurant. Server was very helpful. Food was good ... appetizer, entree and dessert.
We went for the Sunday special for $20 per person which includes soup, entree and dessert. Choices in each category. Plus specially priced bottles of wine that night as well. Service and food was excellent and we will definitely return on our next trip out here.
Always a pleasure
We return at least once every year when we visit Santa Fe. As the menu changes, we are always delighted to find new offerings. The course, choices, and pacing are just right. Every part of the meal is delicious in its own right, but the overall experience enhances everything. This time, we especially enjoyed the salmon and chips appetizer and the petite filet mignon (NM gown, grass-fed beef).
I thought the price was way to high for the amount of food. The appetizers were ridiculous in portion. We ordered the coconut shrimp and for $9.00 we only got 3 of them. The chef needs to seriously work on his appetizer portions. We also ordered the ceasar salad for two and the dressing was so overpowering with garlic and we only asked for one clove of garlic. This restaurant is not Geronimos so therefore it should not have Geronimo prices for such skimpy portions.
Food not as good as before. Sloooow service as always.
Yum. Traditional tables use Ceasar and b ...
Yum. Traditional tables use Ceasar and bananas foster.
Dinner at D42
After four meals at D42, all of which were outstanding, I am willing to posit that D42 may be the best restaurant in Santa Fe
Sunday dinner was an unexpected treat! DF2 serves a set menu with 3 courses on Sundays. The soups offered as starters were fabulous. Followed by outstanding entrees and luscious desserts. There were lots of choices on the menu. The only downside was that websites almost 45 minutes to have our entree dishes removed and another 10 minutes to be presented with a dessert menu.
Good food and great service every time we go there
Sunday night Specials are a real value. Same great food and service at a great price. We go for special events and just when we want a good meal.
This is our favorite Santa Fe restaurant ...
This is our favorite Santa Fe restaurant. Food is always good, service is good. Love this place
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