Reviews of L'OLIVIER (Restaurant)

229 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States

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At this moment this firm gets a rating of 4.5 stars over 5 and this rating was based on 125 reviews.

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of French restaurant.

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W Worth

Excellent in every way, from service to menu and preparation. I highly recommend. Note: their escargot is the best I have had in many years, really liked the way it was prepared.

Alice Voss

They earned every star. Great ambience. Wonderful service. Absolutely amazing food. The kind that makes you glow all over and daydream about. Worth every single penny.

Wanda Perez

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. Chef Grenet is under rated in my opinion. I attended a recent wine dinner that featured J Lohr wines which were not my favorite, but the meal was outstanding. The Amuse Bouche was a cold smoked salmon with creme fraiche and chives that was without a doubt the best cold smoked salmon I have ever eaten. The Seafood Vol au Vent was exceptional as well. The perfectly cooked baby shrimp, calamari and scallops were in an elegant cream sauce topped, of course, with a golden brown puff pastry. Next came salmon with red braised cabbage and sautéed spinach that was luscious. The cabbage seemed to have been braised in butter it was so tender and paired perfectly with the salmon.

Andrew Homer

Great French/Southwest fusion restaurant. One of our favorites in Santa Fe.

Don McLaren

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. The elk was incredible!

Allison Clay

The disrespect given as we asked for a table was unspeakable. Including an employee putting her hands on me.

Dana Bolton

Delicious, great service. A little pricey but worth every dime. The ribs were to die for, the wine list extensive, and the staff very accommodating.

Ricky Burwell

Forget you're in Santa Fe and welcome to Paris. This hotspot dishes out some of Santa Fe's best food hands down! The service, food, wine will delight your senses! Can't wait to get back! Fantabulous!!!

Sean Tipton

What an incredible family-run French restaurant. Every one of our appetizer and main course selections was amazing.

AAron Woodring

Food was a little higher in salt than expected but tasted alright. Service was a lot slower and attention from the new waitor wasn't as good as expected from such a small floor. The hostess was amazing and very honest about wait times and finding us a time slot for a table.

Alba Henrion

Very authentic and the owners are extremely friendly. The food here is wonderful and reasonably priced. I love the ambiance of the place as well.

Hye Coh

Overly priced. Food are not good at all. I ordered a duck with medium rare,. It was rare and mostly fat, chewy. Waiter wasn’t make eye contact. They don’t know what French Restaurant has to be. Shame on them.

Mark Schonwetter

Great French food with a Southwest flair, in a former gasoline service station. Service and food were perfect. Menu seems to change frequently. Daily fish and soup. Farm to market menu. Gluten free and vegetarian dishes available. Reservations at open table. Nice wine list desserts were excellent.

Michael Buzzard

Best meal I’ve had in a year. Service is excellent and the space is understated and elegant. Highly recommended.

Vanessa al Rashida

By far the best French restaurant in New Mexico. The food is so delicious and the ambiance is great, especially during dinner. The customer service is great. And it in a perfect place where you can walk around the plaza and enjoy the rest of your time in Santa Fe.

Nigel Aves

If you are pinching pennies this restaurant is NOT for you! However, if you are looking for 5 star food, you will not go wrong. Perfect food, perfect wait staff. Perfect.

Philip Russell

Fantastic meal. Beautiful night so we sat outside. Started with the Tuna Tartare and Shirmp Flautas - both were out of this world good. We had Short Ribs and Rack of Lamb for the mains. Again both were really good. Just one note - the rack of lamb is not an entire rack. It is more like two frenched lamb chops - but they still tasted great. Finished with the Chocolate Souffle. Service was good throughout.

Earl Potter

Wonderful food,great service in a fabulous atmosphere.

Eric Maxon

Wonderful food. Our meal was made by hand with love. You can tell. Restaurant was a little warm. As you can see by my picture that did not stop me!

John Peter

This is the nice Torchon Foie Gras the owner is making at times. The best in town no doubt !

James Hernandez

OMG! The food was absolutely amazing. Great atmosphere,great staff,super amazing Chef. I had the snails and they were cooked to perfection. The braised short rib was so tender I could cut it with a spoon. Wine list was superb . All around great experience. Definitely worth checking out.

Stephen Rugh

Lovely French restaurant with beautiful outside seating as an option. Fantastic singer/musician singing in both French and English on Friday nights. Great food and wines. Have been to France about 7 times and this was probably my favorite French dinner ever. Highly recommend. I will definitely be back!

Gabrielle Paris

I enjoyed very much my exquisitely prepared meal. The service, the ambiance, the entire experience makes this one of the top restaurants in Santa Fe.

Ben Steel

Chef is from France and 20 years experience. Oh my god this is tasty

daniel baker

Excellent Food, top-notch Service. A fine dining experience

Tony Chan

Great menu. Great food. Excellent service. Going back next week.

Jade Pedersen

Food was amazing, a great place to go on a date or hang out. It was elegant yet casual. The service was good and supper friendly.

Ayla Jarvis

The food is absolutely amazing! Some of the best I have ever had. For a reasonable price one is able to get a large delicious meal. The owners Nathalie and Xavier are kind and generous people. The new pastry chef does an outstanding job with flavor and the presentation is unbelievable! The atmosphere is cozy and the wait staff are attentive and friendly.

Cayce Goldberg

Awesome French food in a casual environment. The food was excellent in every way. Steak was cooked to perfection, extensive wine list, pear tart dessert hit the spot. Our waitress was super nice and service was snappy without feeling like they were rushing you. It’s on the expensive side but very much worth the price tag.

Gary Mihalik

Always wonderful food and attentive and warm service.

Sad Sis

We walked in and we’re greeted by a lady who first put her hands on my step mom while saying “oh no” the disrespect. No to mention there were intact tables open that I saw before we were so rudely kicked out. If there was a 0 that would be the rate.

Prmc Rad

Superb service, food, and atmosphere! This is a must if you enjoy real French cuisine in a cosy atmosphere. Just disappointed it's taken me 4 years to discover my new "go to" restaurant when in Santa Fe!

Julie Gauci

Delicious food ate alfresco!!

Leslie Reambeault

LOVELY lunch. ..high quality of service and food...not pretentious, fun

Valentina Avramidi

I have visited this restaurant several times and had a great experience until yesterday. The menu is down to one little page. The main course choices are very limited and all dishes are over $28.00. It seemed that the changes had happened just recently . The food is still good, but portions got smaller. In my opinion they're overpriced. I don't think that I will visit it again or recommend it to my friends. I was really disappointed since it was my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe for several years.

Joseph Pryor

I recommend the duck confit, fig salad and chocolate souffle.

Alana Wolf

Beautiful French food in a chill, pretty-without-trying-too-hard setting. EVERY bite was exactly what it needed to be. Oh, and a killer wine list. Classic "why people come to Santa Fe" situation - this is how it's done, friends!

Dana Nelson

Delicious! Tempura squash blossoms outstanding.

A. M.

Absolutely magnificent!

David Cohen

Second time there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Foi gras special was fantastic. Great french meets the southwest dining experience. Patio service was great and the inside is small but well done. Pricing was more than reasonable. We'll definitely go again.

Randy Stanfield

It's a bit expensive but a good value for the quality of the service, food and drinks (nice selection of beer and wine by the glass and bottle). Ambiance inside is warm and inviting but small so likely to need a reservation at busier times. Staff were attentive but friendly. I am not fond of snobbish restaurants but I appreciate fine dining. This place had the right mix for a romantic night out.

marilee trettis

Very unimpressed! The service was very good but I think it is only to compensate for the poor cuisine. If you want to call it that!!

Thomas Simotas

We went for Valentine's Day this year. I ordered the Salmon cooked medium and Lindsey had the Sea Bass. Overall, my salmon was on the dry side, and the dark rice was dry and hard until it had settled into the sauce for a moment. On the other hand, Lindsey loved her black sea bass. We were seated on time per the reservation, and the staff was pleasant. Bread and butter was brought out on more than one occasion. We were offered and accepted to go boxes and a bag to carry them. I drank tap water and Lindsey had 1 glass of wine. We enjoyed a mushroom soup appetizer and the cheese plate. The bill came to $112 before tip. Overall, this was a nice Valentine's Day experience, yet it left me hoping for something maybe a touch better given the occasion and the cost. One important note: the chair I sat in was possibly in a poor location as the staff seemed to bump into me as they walked past to serve other customers.

Mike Conte

We stopped in for lunch. I had the fig and arugula salad with steak. It was delicious, the meat was cooked the way I like it and tender, the greens were fresh. My wife had the fish and frites, and she said it was very good. I stole a few fries, they were crispy and tasty!


It was soo cold in Santa Fe when we went to the restaurant. The warm ambiance help us to thaw.


Good food, great service. Lacking a bit of attention to detail when it comes to the food, considering the level of food service that they seem to be catering to. All in all it's a great place. I'd visit again for sure.

Chris Olsen

We enjoyed our food thoroughly - it was well prepared and delicious. Staff was attentive and their wine/dessert/etc selection were good. Prices were more haute cuisine though - but the restaurant is more of a bistro experience. Would go again, but the experience for the price wouldn't make it a regular visit for me.


This place is always five star! You won't be disappointed.

Adina Gallagher

Veal milanese was absolutely delicious. Add anchovies next time!

Nathan Larason

Good spot for a quiet romantic dinner.

Gator Law

Great SW french fusion place. We enjoy our lunch very much. The mushroom soup and scallop special were exceptional.

Lisa Hinson

We had dinner here with friends and it was really enjoyable. Not too noisy.. Great Food! Great Friends!!

Chandler Apple

Wonderful French restaurant with great staff and outstanding food. It is certainly my favorite place to dine in Santa Fe

Charlene Ngo

Love the amazing French cuisine

Elena Diaz

Delicious food and very nice place!!

Ed Ducayet

This is serious food and the menu is full of surprises.

Rosemary Edwards

Nice romantic atmosphere, excellent food (ribs tender & yummy) & service (Michele)awesome:0)

Katie Fitter

My husband and I came here for restaurant week. Our food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. Great ambiance.

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