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Best American Restaurants in Santa Fe


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A photo of La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 37 times today
We do not accept reservations for breakfast and lunch, it is walk-in based only.In consideration of our dining reservations, we kindly ask you to abide by the following time courtesy standards: 1-2 Guests; 1 Hour 30 Minutes 3-5 Guests; 1 Hour 45 Minutes 6-8 Guests; 2 Hours 9-12 Guests; Reservations are only available at designated times (4:30-5:30, 7:30, 8:00) - 2 Hours 30 minutes*For parties of more than 12 guests please call our Dining Room at (505) 995-2334 La Plazuela was the hotel’s original 1920s patio and it retains that sunlit Old World charm. Skylights flood the dining room with natural light and handsome carved furnishings, artisanal lighting, and our much-loved hand painted windows create a beautiful, inviting room to gather, to dine and to make memories in. The menu was crafted to showcase old favorites with New World influences and authentic New Mexican cuisine. La Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza is Santa Fe’s gathering place. Come dine with us!
A photo of Zacatlan restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 20 times today
The name Zacatlán surged from the origins of our chef, Eduardo Rodriguez. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico (north-central Mexico), which is defined as "the habitants of the land where grass grows". Zacatlán is the nahuatl translation for "land with an abundance of grass", and that is where our idea of Zacatlán Restaurant began. Zacatlán Restaurant desires to continue to preserve the traditions for our upcoming generations, while bringing forth new flavors. These new flavors incorporate Southwestern and Mexican influences. We are established near the Santa fe Plaza, right off of Guadalupe Street. We want to unveil a new fusion of food for everyone in Santa Fe and those who visit.
A photo of Palace Prime restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 7 times today
Palace Prime has earned a stellar reputation for its outstanding American cuisine, garnering rave reviews from patrons. Customers are particularly impressed by their large, tender duck breasts, New York Strip Steak, and their pecan pie, served warm and perfect with whipped cream. Vegetarians also have their needs catered to, with custom platters. The restaurant also wins praise for its extensive wine list and exceptional cocktail offerings. A live jazz band and the beautiful back patio enhance the dining experience, making special occasions even more memorable. Even though the prices might seem a bit high, customers affirm their food is worth every penny.
A photo of Joseph's Culinary Pub restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 25 times today
Joseph's Culinary Pub stands out as a top-notch choice for Continental cuisine in Santa Fe. Reviewers frequently mention the exceptional quality and presentation of the dishes, such as the Watermelon Gazpacho, Grilled Yellowfin, and New Mexico Lamb Burger with Duck Fat Chips. The diverse menu features a blend of classic and innovative dishes, all meticulously prepared. Particularly the Duck Confit Pad Thai and Banana Lamb Curry earn high praise. Reviewers also commend the quality of service, describing it as professional and attentive. The cozy atmosphere and convenient location close to the plaza area are significant pluses. They even provide ample gluten-free and dairy-free options. Whether you're a fan of Continental cuisine or a food lover looking for a memorable culinary experience, Joseph's Culinary Pub is highly recommended.
A photo of Dinner for Two restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 24 times today
"Dinner for Two" is renowned as "The Best Steak House in New Mexico," serving sublime steak dishes and a range of tantalising starters, mains, and desserts. Nestled in the heart of Old Town, this gem of a restaurant is not to be deterred by its austere exterior. A fantastic combination of top-notch service, expertly cooked food, and cozy ambiance perpetually leaves diners pleased. The restaurant is celebrated for its exquisite steak, with the review highlighting, "Steak was cooked perfectly," and "Steak was perfect." Additionally, it offers an enticing Happy Hour, with fantastic value and a diverse menu - enhancing its status as one of the finest Steak establishments in Santa Fe.
A photo of TerraCotta Wine Bistro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 11 times today
TerraCotta Wine Bistro in Santa Fe is highly recommended for its exceptional Contemporary American cuisine. The meticulously crafted menu, which includes standout dishes such as onion rings, Ahi Tuna Salad, and the pork schnitzel, has continually earned high praise from its patrons. At TerraCotta Wine Bistro, the food is consistently great, served at its appropriate temperature, and accompanied by excellent service. Part of the charm also lies in the settings - an old house with a beautiful garden, lending a touch of intimacy and comfort. In addition to the food, the restaurant boasts an extensive and well-thought-out wine list with options for every price point. The ambiance is further enhanced by the pleasant jazz music that fills the air. With food, service, and ambiance this good, it's easy to see why it's a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Santacafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 98 times today
Old~world elegance meets contemporary cuisine in a venue that boasts one of the best outdoor dining experiences in Santa Fe. Nestled in the charm and elegance of one of Santa Fe's most beloved historical homes, Santacafé has been a restaurant icon for over 40 years. It was bought in 2019 by Santa Fe restauranteur Quinn Stephenson - the driving force behind another Santa Fe legend, Coyote Café. Boasting one of the best outdoor patio dining experiences the City Different has to offer, Santacafé combines the traditions of modern American cooking with exquisitely locally sourced ingredients.
A photo of Geronimo restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 62 times today
Located in a 250-year-old house on Santa Fe's artistic Canyon Road, Geronimo offers an unparalleled dining experience. Synonymous with excellent service, elegance, and eclectic cuisine, Geronimo's menu showcases a blend of local and international culinary delights. Their signature dishes, like the Tellicherry Rubbed Elk Tenderloin and the Fiery Sweet Chile & Honey-Grilled Mexican White Prawns, are prepared with artistic flair. Reviews affirm the restaurant's commitment to varying its offerings with the seasons, providing frequent visitors with a new gastronomic adventure each time. The venue is hailed for its intimate ambiance, expert bartenders, and knowledgeable service staff, culminating in an overall "exceptional" dining experience.
A photo of The Pink Adobe restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 32 times today
The Pink Adobe restaurant stands proudly in the heart of Santa Fe's historic Barrio De Analco neighborhood, which is considered the oldest neighborhood in the US. Founded in 1944 by Rosalea Murphy, an artist and social connector, the restaurant takes its name from the rose-colored adobe plastering on the nearly 400-year-old hacienda that serves as its home. This iconic Santa Fe destination at the heart of ​the Old Santa Fe Trail has been known for its ​fun, vibrant atmosphere and outstanding cuisine. Some of the famous well-known dishes are still existing such as the Steak Dunnigan, French Onion Soup and Hot Apple Pie among with new and innovative creations from our Executive Chef Mario de Leon. FOR CATERING AND EVENT INQUIRIES, Please send us an email to:events@thepinkadobe.com
A photo of Restaurant Martin restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Santa Fe
Booked 31 times today
Restaurant Martin, located in Santa Fe, has been consistently praised for its innovative and beautifully executed Contemporary American cuisine. Reviews commend the classy ambience with fine culinary tastes elevated to an unusual level. The chef is lauded for his creativity and precision in crafting refined dishes like tempura oysters and pork chops. Delicate infusions of herbs and a variety of seafood creations have been noted for their standout tastes and presentation. The combination of solid meals with expert, creative preparation results in dining experiences to savor. The atmosphere is embellished with contemporary art and a relaxing southwestern decor, providing a perfect backdrop to the well-curated menu. Certainly, Restaurant Martin provides an unforgettable fine dining experience.

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Discover best American restaurants in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers a rich tapestry of American cuisine, with a variety of restaurants in the Santa Fe / Mountains area that cater wonderfully to lovers of classic and innovative American dishes. Each establishment in this region showcases a deep commitment to quality and creativity, using locally-sourced ingredients to enhance their culinary offerings. From intimate steakhouses to contemporary dining spaces, these restaurants are celebrated for their ability to blend traditional American flavors with local New Mexican influences, creating unique and memorable dining experiences. The dining scene in Santa Fe is characterized by a blend of rustic charm and sophisticated elegance, where each meal is not just eaten but experienced. Patrons can expect exceptional service and a welcoming atmosphere across these eateries, which are highly praised for their diverse menus that cater to a variety of tastes and dietary needs, including options for gluten-free and vegetarian diners. Whether it’s the perfectly cooked steaks, innovative seafood dishes, or handcrafted pastas, the emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients stands out. The restaurants also offer beautiful settings, from cozy indoor environments to picturesque patios, making them perfect spots for both casual outings and special occasions. This vibrant culinary hub in the heart of Santa Fe truly captures the essence of American dining at its best, making it an ideal destination for food enthusiasts exploring this historic city.

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