142 W. Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Listed first among Top Ten Santa Fe bars in 2013 by the famed Guardian newspaper!
Inventive and affordable cuisine with character. Cited as a top stop for great cocktails in Santa Fe publications, visitors and locals alike know The Palace has a New American menu with a range of salads, seafoods, savory dishes and delectable desserts. Steak, lamb, duck and fish dishes are complemented by vegetarian offerings and a lunch and saloon menu that includes burgers, sliders, schnitzel, tacos and sandwiches.
Chefs Jen & Evan Doughty fuse international flavors and inspirations with an American comfort vibe to craft healthy, wholesome dishes with a bright, clean palette.
In addition to the main dining room and the saloon, The Palace has two outdoor dining areas--vibrant, covered streetside seating in downtown Santa Fe and a hidden gem of a patio, enclosed on four sides. A private dining room is also available.
Established in 1850 The Palace Saloon is the best surviving representation of the era and atmosphere in which the infamous La Doña Tules held court, and both the powerful and proletariat came to play. There are many stories, truths, half-truths and myths about the powerful and inspirational Doña Maria Gertrudis Barceló, called "La Doña Tules" (tules can refer to a woman's sheer veil, or a thin reed which could have described her willowy frame). What is certain is that she ran a very successful gambling establishment (and, perhaps, offered more intimate diversions upstairs) on or near the site of The Palace during the 1840s and early 1850s.