Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Go!!Worth more than one visit !! Beautiful location, scenic drive out from Santa Fe (about 20 mins). Exec Chef Andrew Cooper is a ball of fire with great ideas...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLuscious lambExcellent lamb shank w/ pea risotto and gemolata...perfectly cooked, nicely balanced flavor and a pleasing presentation make this entree a current favorite of ours!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent friendly service,Excellent friendly service, good fresh lunch ...Worth the drive!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was wonderful,Our dinner was wonderful, from the delicious food, elegant surroundings and impeccable service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible!! Do NOT miss!This is not a typical, stuffy, haute cuisine restaurant. From the moment we entered the dining room, we were overcome with a feeling of relaxation. The hostess, wait staff, and Chef Cooper, made our dining experience so comfortable, and memorable. Unpretentious cooking, using fresh, local, ingredients make Terra unique, and incredible. We left our menus, and let the chef create our meal.. Most memorable was the "potato course" of our tasting menu; lightly browned potato chips, rolled into a canoli shape, and filled with potato ice cream. Chef Cooper is a creative genius! Not to be missed if you visit Santa Fe, or even if you are remotely nearby.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new cook is not as goodThe new cook is not as good as the last one. The service and the ambiance were still outstanding. The music was very bad. We had not only bad music but loud enough to make the conversation difficult.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC. It is one of ourFANTASTIC. It is one of our favorite places....great food, service, and ambiance3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMScenic and TastyThe food was excellent. The service was very attentive. The setting is lovely with a nice sunset view through the large windows. Dining room is very open an airy. With very little sound-absorbing surface, the dining room was quite noisy even though it was only half full. The background music was not to our taste, but it wasn' terribly loud.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent during Restaurant WeekWent during Restaurant Week and ordered from pre fixe menu. Started with drinks in their bar watching the sun set over the Jemez (amazing views). Dinner was perfection from the appetizers through to dessert. Our waiter, Adam, was exceptional. The restaurant manager, Katherine, was visible and interacting as well. As you would expect from a Four Seasons establishment, the attention to detail was exceptional (as it should be for the price -- but you get your money's worth). Even if we had not done the pre frix (three courses for $40/pp), it still would have been worth the money. Can't wait to go back. (NOTE: The bar has a wonderful bar menu should you want to experience the resort for less $$$.)2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new special occassion go-to!My 2013 Restaurant Week Winner!!! Hands-down, no competition came close - not Geronimo, Coyote Cafe, or any of those former old standbys. Terra was a perfect experience. I don't know what else to say but my 2/26 meal was the very best I've ever had outside of NYC or the Napa Valley area. From the warm, personal greeting, to the smooth waitstaff, and throughout this gorgeous space with a breathtaking view comes a true chef. Panzanella salad w/a perfectly cooked egg, most divine scallops (which have me now believing I should have been eating more scallops in the right place all along), to an Arctic char with a PERFECTLY cooked skin, etc etc. Perfection from the minute I set my foot in the double doors. Locals, make THIS your new special go to2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis newer Four Seasons EncantadoThis newer Four Seasons Encantado establishment will not dissapoint you. The service is crisp and clean. Chef Andrew is excited about the food he serves up and the farm to table approach he brings to Terra. Very excited to try the crab enchciladas which were wonderful!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTerra lives up to its AAA ratingTerra, before becoming a Four Seasons property, had a menu that seemed a little bit "corporate." Not so now, it's one of three AAA 4-diamond restaurants in Santa Fe. We had our Valentine's Day dinner there (we never do that on 2/14) and everything was top-notch. Very few customers since it was 2/13, and hence very quiet. I've been there with a moderately filled room and the noise still allowed for quiet conversation.
In warmer weather an outdoor patio off the bar offers great sunset views.
On this visit I confirmed personally that the wine bottles stored around the fireplace are all empties, for show and to insulate the filled bottles from the heat.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best restaurantsThis is one of the best restaurants in the Santa Fe area, but due to it being outside of the city it tends to be very quiet. The food is excellent as are the drinks.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the TripAfter discussing starters and entre's with my captain I told him I would eat whatever he brought. My stater was a medley of three of the starters with a samll amount of each. It was excellent! The bread basket is always excellent! The crab stuffed relleno was very good! The is restaurant is worth the relaxing drive north from the Plaza up Bishop's Lodge Road.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM