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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
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
West Alameda & Galisteo Street
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
L'Olivier Ratings and Reviews
Took my wife for our 17th anniversary. We have been to many 5 star restaurants in Santa Fe, and this is by far the best. We rated every aspect of L'Olivier as outstanding. We will definitely come back again and will recommend this restaurant who is looking for an outstanding dinner experience in Santa Fe! Bravo L'Olivier!!!
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. I would eat anything on the menu. My wife loves the salmon. We both had Shrimp Flautas with Basil Dipping Sauce which are a great little appetizer served with a small salad. I had elk tenderloins. They prepare everything perfectly. YUM!
We came during Santa Fe Restaurant Week. They were swamped, but even with a reservation screw-up (on my part, not theirs) they accommodated our party of 7 nicely. The food was great (not always the case at many restaurants during this week) and the service was excellent, even under the stress of a packed restaurant. We were on the late side for Santa Fe with a reservation at 7:30 and things calmed down as dinner went on. They were also very smart in offering a $15 off coupon per couple for the next time we go. They know they are attracting mostly locals during this week, and that's good marke I got. We have eaten there before this and enjoyed it, and we will be back.
Amazing food! Big game + French cuisine = happiness. The elk tenderloin in a red wine sauce was nothing short of spectacular. I would have given them 5 stars but felt rushed - I had just received my aperitif when first course showed up and it accelerated from there. However, owner came over and resolved. I would go back in a heartbeat.
We've been to l'Olivier on several occasions and are never disappointed. But four of us tried their weekday prix-fixe for the first time. It certainly won't be our last. While not extensive, there's enough variety on the menu for every palate to be pleased. Escargots were perfectly prepared and authentically French. The arugula and fig salad with goat cheese was subtly dressed and filled the plate nearly to overflowing. The fish of the day was salmon and it was pronounced a great success (though I must admit I can't recall the preparation). Three of us ordered the cassoulet, admitting we feared it would be dry as is so often the case with cassoulet. Not here. It was excellent, the beans done to a turn, the duck crisp and meaty, the pork tender, and the sausage appropriately spicy. Creme brulee and frozen nougat were our desserts of choice, both worthy of all that had come before. This could become a weekly destination. Very highly recommended, including non-prix-fixe evenings.
I took my girlfriend to dinner here on her birthday. We were seated right away beside the fireplace, which was great since it was a chilly 19° that night and added to the overall mood and ambiance. For an appetizer we shared the Tuna Tartare which was perfect for two as we decided which wine we'll be having. The wine list was quite extensive and offered everything from a glass to bottles and even half bottle options.Our host Anthony was extremely helpful in describing each dish on the menu as we were deciding what to have as well. After much thought we decided on the Duck Breast drizzled and roasted in an orange marmalade or sauce with Parmesan Riotta, and Fried Kale. The duck came out perfectly cooked as it was succulent and not overcooked with just the amount of orange sauce that didn't over power the taste of the duck. I'd highly recommend the duck. The parmesan risotto was creamy and tender, not mushy. Desert was amazing. We had lle Flottante for desetert which literally means floating island since its meringue floating on crème anglaise. The meringue was so light and fluffy it felt like I was eating clouds. Overall the experience and cuisine was amazing and kind of surprised us to find a great French place in Santa Fe. I would definitely return the next time we're in Santa Fe.
It had been over a year since having dinner at O'Livier and that was too long. This quaint little Bistro is definitely a local gem. The menu is limited but all the key bases are covered when it comes to main courses. The food was excellent with super service. It was great to see the owner/chef doing the cooking!
The restaurant was having an off night. It was Saturday evening and not very busy and they had one server. My dish was very salty and the waiter didn't come back for at least 13 minutes and I also wanted some pepper perhaps to compensate for the salty meat. By the time he came back we were well into our meal. He did apologize and gave me a port Tawney on the house which was very kind of him.
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