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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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
French, Southwest, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 9 PM
West Alameda & Galisteo Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Thursday and Saturday
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, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
L'Olivier Ratings and Reviews
We were there to celebrate my wife's (Sheila) 80th birthday which happened to coincide with a scheduled wine dinner, perfect! We lucked out by getting Zach for our server who, among his other of his talents, turned out to be a fellow bee keeper as well as a well informed wine steward. The wines were well paired with our halibut and pheasant courses finishing off with a Moscato paired with clafoutis. We even shared Sheila's birthday with the 2 year old granddaughter of Xavier and Nathalie, what a fun night!
We went to L'Olivier's for a date night recently. The special that night was the mussels, which are a must have! The date and goat cheese salad was large enough to split, and we were really glad with ordered it. The wine list was thoughtful and not overpriced, unless you were buying California Cabs, or Parker-rated wines.
We think that L'Olivier is the most consistent fine dining venue in Santa Fe. Other of our favorites are sometimes great, but sometimes a bit "off." This gem is never off! Each course is impeccable. And, because we are locals, we can take advantage of the week nights with a Prix Fixe menu. Such an incredible bargain. We wish they had a full bar, but that's the only tiny pebble on the smooth sandy beach of gastronomic exquisiteness!!!
Second time to visit the restaurant.... Our first visit was much better experience than this one. Lovely menu with nice offerings...Checked in and the hostess says... Oh you JUST made the reservations-yes and was it ok???? We did not think it was ok! NICE QUIET TABLE-the young man who gave us water was amazing and delightful-as for our server-it was like he could care less... asked for plain horseradish for my oysters-comment: NO we are FRENCH, walked away-do you not serve bloody mary on weekends? I decided to pass on apt. Husband had the Arugula Fig Salad- delicious, but I guess since they are French Fresh crushed pepper is not available! Feel when you order a bottle of wine, whether $50 or $200 server should top you off-NOPE not this server. We got our meals and the server came over to check on our wine, never came back until we asked for the check. Our dinners Suckling Pig was perfectly done and delightful, my husbands Elk Tenderloin was equally tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately, it was not good. We decided to tip the first young man and not giving the server our standard tip...
What great dishes, great service (Zack) and great evening! The arugula and fig salad is soooooo good. And we seriously considered asking the kitchen to give us all the potatoes (a cross between creamed and mashed) they had left.... . My husband feasted on the snails as an app and loved them.
Just a great night.
Excellent food: Mediterranean Sea bass and glazed suckling pig both expertly prepared and waiter suggestions on wine parings were spot on. Chef prepared dessert, an almond cake was well above expectation also. If you are looking for great entrees served in white table cloth decor ambience, this will meet your goal.
My wife and I visited L'Olivier on Saturday night May 27. We had a mixed experience which is unfortunate since they have a lot of potential. My main course was a delicious elk tenderloin with pears in wine sauce. We both thought it was outstanding. On the downside, my wife did not like her Branzino, which was pretty tasteless. I felt like we were rushed through the meal and over charged for two bottles of sparkling water at $3.50 each.
This was our second trip to L'Olivier and once again it was a delight. The food was imanginative and delicious. As with a good French restaurant, the sauces were so flavorful we were glad there was excellent bread to ensure we got every drop! The service was excellent and the ambiance was calming. There are so many good restaurants in Santa Fe, but L'Olivier is one we will continue to return to for a wonderful evening.
Santa Fe is full of good restaurants but this is our favorite. The food is always good, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere comfortable and cozy. It is family owned and run with the husband the chef, the wife the hostess, and the daughter the desert chef.
This was my first time at L'Olivier. Lovely atmosphere, delicious food (I'm a vegetarian, and there was only one vegetarian entree available, but it was delicious and did not disappoint), yummy desserts, and attentive and friendly service. I will definitely come again!
The food was good, but not exceptional. We enjoyed the escargot. The coq au vin had a different sauce. I prefer the classic red wine preparation. Our servers were very attentive. The wine list was good with many French wines. The 3 course set menu that is available midweek is a good deal for $35. We were disappointed that chef did not greet all the diners, but just stayed at one table.
L'Olivier is one of our favorite local restaurants. Talented chef/owner Xavier Grenet and his charming wife/dining room manager Natalie are first-rate, so food and service are always reliably good. Tues. and Wed. 3-course prix-fixe options are true bargains, and may include entrees like duck confit, cassoulet, boeuf bourgignon, or salmon. The wine list is primarily French and well priced. In sum, l'Olivier is a dining pleasure in every way.
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