Fine Southwestern and French Cuisine. Executive Chef Xavier Grenet uses as many local products as possible with his own French technique. He creates a fine Southwestern cuisine, rich in flavors and finess.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
West Alameda & Galisteo Street
$30 and under
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2 minutes away from public parking/garage, entrance on San Francisco Street. Exit by walking on the back side of the parking, on Water street. We are 2mn away.
Or you can park on the other side of the Santa Fe River.
Bar Dining, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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L'Olivier Ratings and Reviews
The owners and staff of L”Olivier knocke ...
The owners and staff of L”Olivier knocked it out of the ballpark for their Thanksgiving presentation this year. We were presented with a thoughtfully and creatively designed menu of excellent choices for the holiday including a beautifully prepared traditional turkey option as well as other restaurant favorites. The service was good, especially considering that they were extremely busy, the noise level was not out of control for the place being so packed and every dish was prepared to perfection. We had a great Thanksgiving with you. Thank you!
We hadn't been to L'Olivier in a while a ...
We hadn't been to L'Olivier in a while and were delighted with our dinner there last Saturday night with friends. The foie gras of the day was prepared perfectly with pineapple. Branzino was the main event for two of us, while one of us had a delicious, rich and fit for fall, lamb tagine. I had the tender, juicy short ribs in a rich gravy, served with creamy mashed potatoes and crisp green beans.
The dining area is cozy, very quiet when we got there at 6:30, louder when the place was full by the time we left. We'll definitely go back!
We were staying a block or so away, went ...
We were staying a block or so away, went past here several times. Then looked at Open Table and Trip Adviser reviews and decided to try it. Excellent food, well presented. Very knowledgeable wait staff ( I should have gone with his first suggestion for wine pairing). A great place for couples to enjoy fine dining in a relaxed setting.
Glad to discover this gem in the heart o ...
Glad to discover this gem in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Small, cozy and quiet. Service was superb - our waiter was most knowledgeable and helpful regarding both the cuisine and the wines . A delightful experience.
Delightful food in a rather unremarkable ...
Delightful food in a rather unremarkable setting. Service was a bit slow and the vegetarian entree was a clear afterthought. Otherwise a very good option for fine dining in Santa Fe. They seem to have prix fixe menus and special themed dinners regularly.
This was our group of five's first trial ...
This was our group of five's first trial of a pre-organized meal at one of the Santa Fe Festival retaurants, and may not be the best indication of what a regular visit would provide.
We arrived promply at the advertised time of 6:30 PM, which turned out to be somewhat earlier than the were ready for, or many of the other participants chose for their arrivals.
The service began very well, but as restaurant filled, we saw very little of our waiter.
The food was good, but showed signs of being prepared in bulk. The cuisine was reliably French, without the extra care and taste available in France.
The quality and selection of the wine flight was disappointing, chosen from cheaper wines, not necessarily French, which I expected. The late-harvest wine chosen for the fois gras was overly sweet, with no body, as Sauternes would have given. The fish course was well cooked, and the best of the menu, but the wine was thin, and inexpensive, as I later found out.
It was a good, meal, and not greatly expensive, but not of the level I expect for a good evening dinner. I plan to try it again, outside the busy Festival time.
Fantastic service and food. Enjoyed it ...
Fantastic service and food. Enjoyed it so much since many other Santa Fe restaurants are piling on the chile. All our courses were outstanding..... The server was delightful.
Hope to get back to Santa Fe and will be sure to visit again.
We really had a great time at L'olivier! ...
We really had a great time at L'olivier! The food is a step above most restaurants in Sant Fe. The squash blossoms were melt-in-your-mouth savory. Our Lava Cakes were superb.
If I had one suggestion, I'd ask for an additional vegetarian option as an entree.
Keep up the great work, chef and crew!
L'Olivier served up a superlative dinin ...
L'Olivier served up a superlative dining experience. The food was non pareil and the service exceptional. I say this about the service particularly because the waiter was the only one on a busy night and yet he was warm, attentive and went the extra mile. After a mediocre meal and worse service at Santa Cafe last month, I can easily say that L'Olivier is now my favorite dining experience. And oh the Squash Blossoms. Not to be missed!
Loved the owners were greeting us as we ...
Loved the owners were greeting us as we arrived and checked in throughout the meal. Fantastic service, only negative was the street noise... But apprently it's a Santa Fe thing to have a noisy muffler.
Can't wait to return!
An enjoyable meal. The foie gras was ver ...
An enjoyable meal. The foie gras was very good as were the mussels but the duck was a bit tough. The wine we had was excellent. The service good and the chef's wife seemed to make sure she touched base with all of the guests.
We enjoyed everything about l'Olivier. ...
We enjoyed everything about l'Olivier. Prices at this upscale restaurant were surprisingly gentle on the wallet, all the more surprising for its delivery of a fine dining experience. Food was of high quality, prepared well and simply with blessedly unpretentious but artful presentations. l'Olivier's was busy, but our server was professional, attentive without hovering, and informed about the menu and wines. Ambiance is attractive, simple and friendly. The four of us had different appetizers, entrees and two shared deserts. We all agreed that each dish hit its promised mark. We'll definitely be back.
Had a lovely dinner at L'Olivier. Intere ...
Had a lovely dinner at L'Olivier. Interesting menu, many temptations. Also had a wine tasting coordinated dinner available, but we opted to choose dishes that appealed to us. All were very good, well seasoned, fresh and clearly cooked to order. Good wine list. Service attentive without being obtrusive. Just right!
Lovely birthday evening spent on the pat ...
Lovely birthday evening spent on the patio with terrific food (short ribs, yum--and the fig / goat cheese salad was a scrumptious starter). Excellent service from Anthony, who was spot-on with his wine recommendations. Loved the hummingbirds buzzing us -- no extra charge. :-)
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