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Vanessies of Santa Fe

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Water Street, Santa Fe, NM
17:30 - 21:30
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Ballston Lake, NY
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Vanessies based upon a recommendation of a friend who had heard Doug Montgomery, the four night a week piano player. He did not disappoint! His singing, versatile piano playing (Juilliard trained), connection to the audience made this a night to remember. The food was good and reasonably priced. Cocktails overpriced. My friend's margarita was a bit high... More 

Thank Lauriann1112
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The fish tacos and the regular margarita was fantastic and my friends both really enjoyed the fish and chips. The piano music was great and we enjoyed being surrounded by fantastic artwork also. Great place!!! We will be back!

1 Thank Tamara33301
Lubbock, Texas
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

First off the piano bar element is not as good as it used to be and music stopped at 9 even though there were patrons that wanted it to continue. The food and drink prices are extremely inflated for what's on offer. If you have a big expense budget then visit, if not don't unless you want to spend $40... More 

Thank Welltravelled1956
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

As a solo traveler I look for places with a bar--so the bartender knows I am solo. I was there at the recommendation of the concierge at the LaFonda. Sat right by the piano and was invited by some locals to join them...very nice evening and a little local color in Santa Fe.

Thank kerryg853
Chadds Ford, PA
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We found this by chance, tucked into a small inn. Live piano every night, Doug Montgomery 4 nights a week. He was amazing. He can play e erything from classics to broadway to standards he sings too as did a few audience members. We had a fun evening. Light food was reasonable and good. Plan to go back.

Thank redbubbie
Portland, Oregon, United States
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188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places for dinner in Santa Fe. The piano bar was busy and we could hear the wonderful music in the dining room. The food was delicious and the wait staff made sure that we were taken care of. I had fish and chips and my partner enjoyed a seared tuna salad. Heading back for the rack... More 

1 Thank John H
El Mirage, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We only were in the lounge to hear Doug Montgomery the pianist that we listened to 15 years ago. Wonderful and would do it again. BUT next time we will not order "double" drinks as they are $22.00 - makes sense because singles are $11.00

Thank Jean H
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is one of my favorite stops in Santa Fe. We love hearing and watching Doug on the piano and we have to fill our addiction of the onion loaf. Always great entertainment, great food and the best service.

1 Thank Heather S
North Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place gives you alot to look forward to the entertainment is just top drawer the cocktails are delicious and the food is amazing, plan on staying put all night dont bar hop this is the hop to stay at. The piano is amazing the ambiance is worth traveling across the continent to get to . A historical good time... More 

Thank 355charlesa
southwest usa
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Vanessies has Brandin and James playing off and on.. At the 8:00 pm to 10 time slot .. Be there! These two are nationally recognized duo that are worth seeing. With no cover charge. The food is getting more expensive and the proportions getting smaller ..and it's just ok.. They have too few servers but David is terrific so that... More 

3 Thank dfz-cc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Street, Santa Fe, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?