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
Hi, Four of us went to D42 for dinner th ...
Hi, Four of us went to D42 for dinner this past Sunday evening. We ordered a table side caesar salad. The romaine was wilted, the anchovies were really fishy smelling and the garlic cloves they used were out of a jar and stale as they had no taste.
We ordered a bottle of wine and it was very good, we tried to order a second bottle and waited for more than 30 minutes and finally I flagged down the waiter and he said they had no more of that wine in stock. He recommended a different label for about twice the price and would not give us the lower price!
One of the 4 entrees was sold out. However we waited another 30 minutes or so before the waiter told us that. So we ordered a different entree - and waited another 30 minutes for them to arrive. Two of the entrees were horrible.
The water glasses were not refilled. Again I had to wave down the waiter to get some water.
We then ordered desserts. They were very good except one of the desserts had a broken piece of glass in it which wasn't detected until placed in the mouth. My friend had small cuts on her lip and tongue. I then tracked down the owner and told her what happened. She must get a lot of diners complaining about broken glass in their food as she wasn't shocked or surprised and said she was sorry.
The owner delivered the check and said that all we had to pay for was the second bottle of wine. Guess what I said.
To be fair, we've been to the restaurant several times in the past and were pleased. But this time we had terrible service, lousy food, bait and switch menu items and almost had to make a trip to the emergency room.
Never again D42!
Dinner for Two always has great food, an ...
Dinner for Two always has great food, and the Sunday evening meal is exceptional with an value. The full meal for a set price is the best deal in Santa Fe. Plus they have a birthday program that sends a certificate to you for your birthday, that gives you a $20 credit on your check when you dine within your birthday month. Oh, and the wine list is great and you really can't go wrong with any wine by the glass! We ear at Dinner for Two EVERY time we visit Santa Fe!
Our young waiter was overly energetic, a ...
Our young waiter was overly energetic, and talked too loud. The music was inappropriate for fine dining, too loud and fast...not conducive for a relaxing dinner and conversation. I had to ask them to change it. Their tableside Caesar salad was all right, except the lettuce was slightly wilted, and not cut carefully. Not a good value for $9.00 a person. I expected more from their hype. Mushrooms in phyllo was very good . Hushpuppy appetizer was soggy in the center. Overall...an average meal.
We took two friends from Denver, at 5pm ...
We took two friends from Denver, at 5pm when DF2 is less crowded. They loved it. We started with a smooth Spanish wine. Then we enjoyed delicious Caesar salads made at our tableside. Next, one of us had the ribeye, one the veal, one the seafood sampler and one a chicken dish. Everything was served graciously and tasted wonderful. We ended with apple pie as good as Mom makes...the crust was perfect and flaky. We are eager to go back.
This was our second trip to Dinner for T ...
This was our second trip to Dinner for Two. We had enjoyed the Sunday prix fixe dinner on a previous visit to Santa Fe. Our latest dinner was a great experience as well. It is not quite the value of Sunday night, but compares favorably in food and price with fine dining restaurants in Santa Fe. From the wonderful heirloom tomato caprese salad which we split ,to the excellent grouper special, the food was fabulous. Since this was our last evening in Santa Fe we splurged with the Bananas Foster. Dinner for Two is a great find in the Santa Fe dining scene. The restaurant was quite close to our accommodations, so we were able to walk; helpful as parking is limited.
The food was really very good and very r ...
The food was really very good and very reasonably priced. We can be extremely critical of restaurants, food and service, and will definitely return when we are in town. The server that we had could use some training and be more attentive. Otherwise terrific.
This experience was, unfortunately, very ...
This experience was, unfortunately, very disappointing. It was a Sunday evening, so there was a prix fixe menu that was an excellent value (which is the only thing that will cause us to return). The extremely slow service meant we left after 2 hours, without having eaten dessert, which we took with us. When there are only two soups offered, what was the excuse for bringing that soup more than 20 minutes after ordering? It certainly wasn't prepared from scratch at the time we ordered. To have a disclaimer in the menu about slow service because they prepare everything individually just sounds like a bad excuse. Since our entrees were ordered at the same time as our soup, that means our entrees arrived at our table more than an hour after ordering. One at our table made a verbal wish that he could see his entree. Lighting was bright lights aimed at artwork, which did not enhance the visual dining experience. The restaurant is cheating itself on the number of people it can serve with the extremely slow turnaround. I can only comment on my own dessert. I do not like cake, as it always feels dry in my mouth. However, I ordered Mississippi Mud because that is moist and full of goodies like marshmallows. Wrong. What they called Mississippi Mud was a plain dry chocolate cake. I even asked if they had brought me the wrong dessert. The service problem was timing and not our server, who was very friendly. We will give Dinner for Two one more chance, but I was embarrassed to have brought guests there.
This was a fantastic find! The chateaubr ...
This was a fantastic find! The chateaubriand was fabulous, as was the corn and crab chowder. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was perfect. And to cap it off, the Spanish guitar player was delightful! This is a go to place for me anytime I am in Santa Fe.
I love Dinner For Two. I seldom get the ...
I love Dinner For Two. I seldom get the chance to go and when I do, I feel like it's such a positive experience. They are very accommodating, especially when a vegan comes to dine! I enjoyed a stuffed squash salad and the white bean potage - all without the cheese. Both were delicious and I did eat every bite! My friend had red pepper soup and a caprese salad with crab cakes. She said that her meal was just as delicious. The wait staff were all very friendly and checked in appropriately without seeming to be hovering.
One issue has always been the parking. There is limited parking at the restaurant and it can be challenging to back out onto Guadalupe. However, they've recently come to an agreement with the parking space behind the restaurant and one can choose to park there.
I would not hesitate to recommend Dinner for Two to anyone wanting to enjoy delicious meals, a peaceful setting, and great staff.
Great birthday dinner. We ate on a Sund ...
Great birthday dinner. We ate on a Sunday - the fixed price menu. After we had been served we heard a different server tell another table that salads could be substituted for the soup. We didn't know that and might have ordered differently. When it was time for dessert there was confusion about the birthday presentation. The candle was in my pie even though it could have been in my sister's ice cream as it was her birthday. It was still great, and a great value.
One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants ...
One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants. Everything on the menu is outstanding, and their table side presentations -- Caesar, chateaubriand and banana's Foster -- are phenomenal. The mushroom truffle soup won the Santa Fe "Souper Bowl" a few years ago, and I still can't get enough of it.
We stumbled into this restaurant while i ...
We stumbled into this restaurant while in Santa Fe recently...what a find. We checked the menu while walking by and were very impressed. We noted the special 3 course dinner on Sunday night for $19.95. We got a reservation and were delighted upon arriving to have such good choices for dinner. I chose the Chilean Sea Bass...it was perfectly prepared with just the right accompaniments. The wild mushroom soup we started with was very favorable and the perfect starter. The service was efficient but we never felt rushed. This will definitely be a restaurant we return to!
The dinner was fabulous! Everyone that s ...
The dinner was fabulous! Everyone that served us were tip top and on there toes. My steak was not quite cooked I sent it back and chef took care of paying close attention to my request. The choices in the menu for the price excellent! The up charge very reasonable. Enjoyed the experience!
I had Veal Marsala and it was not all th ...
I had Veal Marsala and it was not all that great. Pretty plain or not memorable at all. My three guests all had the seafood sampler. All three said it was OK, but nothing special. We came with big expectations. I had been to the restaurant two years ago and it was excellent. Also the front desk staff at our hotel had told us that Dinner for Two was one of Santa Fe's hidden gems and the food was superb. We all found it average at best. Also the service was fair. We had to hunt our waiter down twice. Once for something someone needed and then we asked for our bill and then after about 10 minutes I went to the front to get it.
It was not bad or awful, in an all around sense, but not great or memorable.
From appetizer to dessert we were overwh ...
From appetizer to dessert we were overwhelmingly pleased. I would not hesitate to recommend...actually I already have.
Live music added to our dining experience. The music was soft so not to interfere with conversation.
We were visiting Santa Fe for the first ...
We were visiting Santa Fe for the first time and tried out Dinner for Two. Had a lovely dinner at the restaurant that was very cozy and quiet. I recommend that you get there early. We had the Chateaubriand for two and the Bananas Foster for two and both were prepared excellently at tableside. The waiter/cook was very personable and friendly and we had a wonderful time. The outside of the building is not very inviting and there is not much parking immediately next to the restaurant, but don't let that fool you; it is worth going inside.
We went for the Sunday night special and ...
We went for the Sunday night special and ordered a bottle of wine. The wine was somewhat carbonated making us think that the wine was bad. Sadly we didn't say anything to our waiter and just drank the bottle. The service was very slow. Probably would not go back for these reasons.
Great meal and value. Their Sunday night ...
Great meal and value. Their Sunday night three course meal is $19.95. We almost did not go because we thought no way for a first class meal at that price...we were incorrect...homemade bread, great oyster/mushroom soup and culinary entrees...desserts were spectacular. This place is noted for its wine list and even had a good selection of 1/2 bottles which is hard to find. Highly recommend this one.
Great place with wonderful food! Our so ...
Great place with wonderful food! Our son was in town for a quick visit and he was thoroughly impressed. He has dined in places like Atlanta, Nashville and California and Dinner for Two was a pleasant surprise for him. Andres our wait person was outstanding, very solicitous of us
We will be back.
Table for two serves high end food at a ...
Table for two serves high end food at a great price compared to other restaurants downtown in Santa fe. The Ceasar salad is one of the best we have had and a great value and fun to watch the chef make at the table side. Wines are reasonable. Great deserts. Fresh seafood. Nice ambience. What is not to like?
Excellent dining overall. We were visiti ...
Excellent dining overall. We were visiting Texans and it was a great way to end our last night in Santa Fe. Some people we met at lunch tole us about it and they were frequent visitors to Santa Fe. They nailed it. We were very glad we took their advice and tried it.
Can't say enough good things about Dinner for 2.
We came for dinner with another couple. ...
We came for dinner with another couple. The wait staff was very friendly but it took forever for our friends to get their Caesar salad, whichis made at the table. The waiter said it would take a while because there was one couple ahead of us for the salad, and finally about 45 minutes later the salad chef arrived at our table. He did a good job, but it doesn't take 45 minutes to make a salad, so we were there more than an hour before the main dishes came. My truffle oyster mushroom bisque was exquisite. The veal piccata was very good and a huge portion, so I had great leftovers the next day. The stuffed fried chicken my husband chose was a disappointment and overpriced at $23. The limited wine list was ok, but there were no wines less than $37. It would be nice to offer a wine special for $28-$30. We were too full to try desserts, so can't comment on that. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner. Given the limited entree menu, I will wait awhile to return.
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.
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