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Vanessies of Santa Fe

Water Street, Santa Fe, NM
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (4 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Water Street, Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All we can say what an entertainer Doug Montgomery is. If you’re in Santa Fe don’t miss him he is the consummate entertainer. Now the same can not be said for Katy Stephan. Where Doug plays to the audience Katy plays to herself. Doug engages...More

1  Thank Neal M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard so much about the talented Doug Montgomery, a pianist who performs for happy hour at this, bar that we HAD to go. Was a fantastic time ! The drinks were a bit pricey - $12 for a mediocre glass of red wine...More

Thank beachbumbabs
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Superior chef, and the incomparable Doug Montgomery, OMG this is not just a restaurant it is an experience. Ok, full disclosure, we have followed Doug since 4 years ago he played in the Palm Springs CA area during the winter months. Summers he played in...More

Thank stanthemck
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Doug plays and sings beautiful melodies interspersed with intricate piano pieces. Met David of New York Daily news (retired) who shared that Doug went to Juilliard. Enjoyed over an hour of listening & sipping Woodford reserve. Best to sit at the bar or reserve a...More

1  Thank Jayesh D
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Doug Montgomery the first night with both Doug and Bill Forrest performing the second. Both were excellent. For our last three Santa Fe visits, we have had dinner at Vanessies Piano Bar at least one night. Vanessies is about a two block walk from...More

1  Thank packcal
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Hubby and son (11yrs) went too. Thursday night, sat in the piano bar. Was a great experience, not a rowdy crowd at all. Just fun loving. Would recommend Thursday night for kids 12+. Food and service were also great. Filet was superb.

1  Thank sallysM2895MB
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Food choices disappointing. But the pianist and whole experience, very fun. If you like to sing along and wander through the decades with music, you'll love it.

6  Thank Nanci R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had reservations in restaurant for dinner, beautiful & very good food. I had already filled up enough Mex food, so I got lump crab tower w avocado & mangos. It was very good & filling w a glass of wine. The singer & piano...More

3  Thank fayelou
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food here is wonderful including entrees such as rack of lamb and Bar food such as crab cakes, sliders, and pulled pork, The main attraction is pianist Doug Montgomery who is there sunday-weds. evenings. Other equally good pianists fill in the rest of the...More

3  Thank SADIE128
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The music of Doug Montgomery and then Branden and James sets up a great evening of drink, food, and entertainment. Specialty drinks overpriced - stick to standard. Innovative food offerings.

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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17 December 2017|
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Response from fayelou | Reviewed this property |
I'm no help either. we were there in August and they had lots of soups, etc. it must have changed, sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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