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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
Exceptional combination restaurant combining French and New Mexico cuisine. Given the unique combination of the two, it is a place no "foodie" should miss when visiting Santa Fe. Add in wonderful service by Nestor, no more needs to be said.
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 $3.50 each.
Our server was very nice, but the service was a little slow. Today's special was delicious, but the arugula salad has about three times more dressing than is probably necessary. The desert we had was pretty good, but definitely not worth 9$.
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.
The does to the outside were open Friday evening & the street noise & sirens were extremely annoying. Not the fault of the restaurant however even where e were seated, inside, it was oppressive. Too bad as the food was quite good.
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.
We had a lovely meal here. The food was really good, we were well taken care of by our waiter. They had some unusual things on the menu like suckling pig and elk, which were well prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. Will go again.
It is all about the sauces and L'Olivier got it right. Wonderful duck breast and elk tenderloin. Wine pairing was excellent. We were returning after a great meal 3 years ago and knew that the second time is often a letdown, but in this case it was even better. I hate kale and even that was prepared well!
We had a great time at this lovely restaurant
The wait staff was superb and the food as good as Geronimo's and you pay less
I will make this my special restaurant in Santa Fe from now on.
They have a special on Thursdays and Wednesdays $ 35 for a 3 course meal , super deal !
try it and enjoy
We did not go on an evening where special pricing was being offered. My daughter and I each had a salad, both selected the fish option (halibut), each had a glass of wine and shared sorbet for dessert. Everything was good, but not worth $135 in my opinion.
Came here because of recommendations and close to hotel. Young man who greeted us rather aloof. Server also a sommelier but unaware of the Fume Blanc on menu I ordered. Creative but limited menu. Not fully French but innovative drawing on other world cuisines. My husband and I both chose the prix fixe. Cream of Mushroom Soup superb, Red Snapper entree good but not outstanding, and desserts of Chocolate Fondant and Frozen Nougat delicious. Bill with wine and tip $122. Not sure if we'll return as entire dining experience wasn't excellent.
Went for birthday with my wife and 6 kids (ages 5-18). Was actually traveling through town on the way to Colorado. Staff was friendly - not all restaurants are thrilled to have families with young kids. Food was delicious. Appetizers tasty - lobster salad was excellent - portion a little small - only complaint. Asparagus soup was delicious - creamy and full of flavor - a hit with whole family. All our entrees was great - not a bad one in the bunch - braised beef, lamb tagine, snapper all cooked very well and flavorful. Steak was good - pink peppercorn was not my favorite but that is probably a personal taste - cooked well. Zach our server was great -prompt and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Wonderful, authentic French food in Santa Fe! Nice wine list and excellent value. My lamb was cooked perfectly and our girls short ribs were amazing. Thank you for a memorable night out and a delicious meal. We have visited France and this met our high expectations. Wonderful, friendly service. A great night out.
As an out-of-townet, I was really excited to go to this place. Our meal was very tasty overall. Shared starter of foie gras with rhubarb sauce, which was amazing! My main was pork tenderloin with Brussels sprouts and potato gnocchi, and my companion had the lamb tagine. Both were flavorful, but the pork and sprouts could have been a little more tender. And, although she didn't say it at the time, my companion would have liked a starch (such as couscous) with the tagine. Floating Island for dessert was ok, but not memorable--I would not order it again. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. I'd try it at least one or two more times before committing to a 4th star. Hope this restaurant succeeds!
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