Lives up to reputationWhile passing through Santa Fe, we chose Coyote Cafe for dinner based on the reviews on the Open Table site. We were extremely pleased with the choice. Very efficient, very professional service and the food scores high on both preparation and presentation. My wife had the Berkshire pork osso bucco which was fork tender and braised to perfection. I had the mesquite grilled salmon, which was also done to perfection. My only minor quibble is with the Boursin raviolis accompanying the salmon, which were a bit tough. The desserts - chocolate mousse cake with raspberry sorbet and caramelized banana creme pie with cappuccino ice cream were outstanding. Finally, the ambience was great.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn EveningThe dining area is light, impressive, spacious, giving a feeling of a relaxed private dining experience. We were able to have a one on one evening without being forced to lessen to uninvited conversations. The professional staff knows how to provide positive a memorable evening. The presentation of The Famous Cowboy Cut and “Chef’s” Famous Tellicherry Pepper Elk Tenderloin afford rich desirable qualities of mental nourishment and the taste. The taste of succulent, juicy, moist, luscious, rich, lush, mellow, mouthwatering were not lost with a finish of Banana Crème Pie and Lemon Berry Crème Brulee. Thank you for a very special evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYou're crazy if you don't eat here.My girlfriend and I came to Coyote Cafe on a recent trip to Santa Fe. We'd read great reviews, and it certainly lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Our server, Zach, was outstanding. He was knowledegable, personable, and friendly without being obtrusive to our experience. The wine list offers an excellent selection of different varietals, and the dinner menu items are excellent to match. The lobster bisque is off the charts! We were celebrating a special occasion and although we didn't tell Zach that, he treated us like we were important to him. He brought us a phenomenal desert, the white chocolate strawberry parfait, which is to this day the best dessert I have ever eaten. Do NOT miss this place!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely amazing!The food was absolutely amazing! Do not miss the elk or the prawns- delicious! This restaurant is a true gem. Great service and obviously top notch food. We were in Santa Fe for a quick weekend getaway and will definitely return to Coyote Cafe the next time we visit.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWisely CoyoteChoosing a restaurant in Santa Fe is difficult because of the variety and quality of the options, but we took a look at the choices and wisely selected the Coyote Cafe. The staff was excellent and the food sophisticated and tasteful. We would definitely recommend. It lives up its reputation.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodie HeavenHad Foie Gras for first time and I must say it was Spectacular with the Perfect Scallop!! It was our anniversary and we got complimentary Champagne.. very sweet touch! The speed of the service was right on. We did have an early dinner so it was completely emply in the restaurant but that just meant more attention for us :-) The bread basket was so good.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding, 3 atFood was outstanding, 3 at the table had Pork Osso Bocco which just melted off the bone and one had the Filet Mignon cooked too perfection.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful. I had read aboutWonderful. I had read about this spot years ago in a gourmet food magazine and thought the food and the experience was to be had. Planning our trip to Santa Fe reminded me of the spot to eat. The staff was friendly, happy and smiling. This is someething that you don't see often. People seem to be enjoying themselves and sharing food items which lots of restaurants don't seem to appreciate.
My husband had the elk which he loved and I had the filet and it was tender and cooked to perfection. The surprises were an offering of the lobster soup and finished with a wonderful dessert.
We would hightly reccommend Coyote Cafe to enjoy food at its finest.
Alison and Bryan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent flavors coupledExcellent flavors coupled with a very attractive
presentation. The waiter was helpful and knowledgable
about menu and wine. Definitely will return.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent variety of offerings,Excellent variety of offerings, unusual and attractive entrees, outstanding presentation and superlative quality. We will return!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDo not miss this dining opportunitySuperb service, excellent food, and a wonderful dining experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond verse as great as the first!This was our second visit to Coyote Cafe, and the team delivered a marvelous dining experience. We were treated to a lovely corner table with a view of the entire restaurant. Our server was knowledgable, polite, efficient, friendly...in short, Zach was the perfect sever. The food was expertly prepared and true to the description. Portions are generous and the tastes and textures were wonderful! The was the perfect start to our Santa Fe holiday...we cannot wait to return!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCoyote Cafe was the perfectCoyote Cafe was the perfect place to celebrate our 4th anniversary.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFROM START TO FINISH OUR TASTEFROM START TO FINISH OUR TASTE BUDS WERE ON OVERLOAD. LEFT DELIGHTFULLY FULL.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Easter dinner hereWe had Easter dinner here and the food was outstanding, scallops with foie gras, elk, mesquite lobster tails! Not to be missed when you are in Santa Fe.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSame chef/owner as Geronimo.Same chef/owner as Geronimo. Food was great. Big windows let in lots of light. The music being played and the t-shirt- & sneaker-wearing guests give it a club/lounge feel, which may be a nice alternative to Geronimo (although some folks might find that all to be a bit downmarket). Service was attentive but not intrusive. Only complaint would be that the cheese course was sized for 2-3 people, when it was clear it was only being ordered for one.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper nice waitstaff. ButSuper nice waitstaff. But the food is basically just good (and expensive). My adventurous eater 8 YO son and I had very nice tuna sashimi; a cool-sounding twist on caesar salad (with radishes and horseradish) that turned out to be quite blah; spicy prawns and jasmine rice cakes - prawns not that spicy, straight out of the 80's vertical presentation, with gummy rice cakes; and boursin ravioli with two sauces which they let my son order notwithstanding that it was listed as a component of the prix fixe only. He liked the ravioli.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding asService was outstanding as was the food I enjoyed the most tender prime rib short ribs of my entire life. Pricey but worth it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery thing was done to perfection.Every thing was done to perfection. Would recommend to all. We love fine dinning and this was by far a top of the line place. My only complaint was the music. It seems most restaurants play music for the employee and not the clients. Music when enjoying fine dinning should be back ground music and not hard, loud rap, and boistorous. Sorry, I hate turn over music for fine dinning. Service was great and would recommend to any one that enjoys good, scruptious food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed a great dinner....elkEnjoyed a great dinner....elk was perfect for the carnivores in the romp and mushroom strudel a hit with the vegetarian contingent. Excellent and attentive service from our waiter Carlos....We went on a weeknight which was pleasant....not so jammed as on the weekend or in summer months.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSanta Fe's bestUsed to be my favorite, and after 14 years it still is !3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSince the late 1980's we'veSince the late 1980's we've gone to the Coyote Cafe every time that we've been in Santa Fe which is once or twice per year. It is by far the most consistent restaurant that we visit for food quality and service. They never disappoint. This time, I had the filet and my good bud, had the elk. They were both cooked to incredible perfection. The wine pairings were very good. This tradition will most certainly continue!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDrove from Winter Park, FLDrove from Winter Park, FL to Tucson and then to Coyote Cafe' for a reserved dinner on Sat.
night. Appreciated a call to confirm our resv. Got there 1/2 hr. early and asked to sit at bar until rsvn. Two people held 4 seats so couldn't sit at bar. Bar eatery said we could not sit there because we weren't ordering food. A long way to go to get turned out!
Something needed to be addressed, but instead we begged for our table early to get a drink
before dinner. Once we explained, we were given a table early. By the way, there were only 2 people at one table at 5:30.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe CC serves up awesome andThe CC serves up awesome and creative cuisine in a classy, contemporary atmosphere ... a bit pricy, but well worth it!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as always!!!! SaraFantastic as always!!!! Sara Chapman is a true professional and Aaron gave us amazing service and creative cocktails at the bar.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Dining Experience!We enjoyed an exceptional dining experience at Cayote Cafe, The cuisine was delicious, yielding complex layers of flavors, from my Crabmeat Blintz salad (with endive, avacado, & toasted pinion), to my Firery Hot & Sweet Prawns with almond sushi rice cake, scallion mint salad, & basil caper aioli. My Wife thoroughly enjoyed the Cowboy Cut Ribeye with chilie onion rings, sweet grilled onions, grilled crimini mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and horseradish rosemary butter (remarking that this was the most delicious, tender steak that she could remember having ever eaten). The service was impeccable, friendly, & attentive. The Vanilla Bean Rhubarb Creme Brûlée dessert was divine.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Santa Fe's premierOne of Santa Fe's premier restaurants. Beautiful creative decor, delicious food with excellent presentation, gracious efficient service all combine for a delightful dining evening.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous! Great atmosphereFabulous! Great atmosphere and service. Food was wonderful. Can you make lobst bisque better than this? All of us enjoyed our entres: elk, short ribs, and fiery shrimp. Truly a great dining experience.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Choice is the Chef's CounterSit at the Chef's Counter and watch every meal get prepared. Have cocktail and take your time with the menu and watch the preparation, it will help with you selection; however, you make want to order everything. Reserve the counter in advance; sit to the left to watch the prep for starter and to the right to see the entre's. The attention to detail and the preparation of all of the ingredients is amazing!1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCould not have been better.Could not have been better. When we booked the reservation, we requested a table by the fireplace and the hostess had the table ready for us when we arrived. Service was exceptional and knowledgable. The atmosphere in the restraunt is energetic and upbeat and the food was wonderful. The lobster bisque is not to be missed. My wife's short ribs fell off the bone and my fiery and sweet prawns were delicious.12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous dinnerAbsolutely fabulous dinner here.
Service beyond compare by the entire staff, all lead by our most excellent server, Lindsay.
Every bite of food was to perfection in every regard.
We are so eager to get back to the Coyote!!!12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM