Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Santa Fe

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Santa Fe

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GeronimoGeronimo
5408 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We where greeted by the hostess with a warm welcome and acknowledged our Anniversary. Our waiter was Christopher and he was amazing!! He welcomed us with a glass of Champagne and anniversary wishes. More

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SazonSazon
1887 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

A symphony of flavors is the best way to describe Chef’s amazing moles. But the food is only part of the Sazón story. The setting, the artwork, the attention to detail, and the impeccable service add up to an occasion you will not soon regret. More

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Arroyo VinoArroyo Vino
777 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

A wonderfully comfortable environment coupled with attentive informed service and very fine food. We will go back and look forward to doing so when their ambitious garden is in season. Arroyo Vinois out of town and a bit remote but very much worth the drive More

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Coyote CafeCoyote Cafe
2890 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Food was inspired and served beautifully More

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Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)
1225 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Great night. Lovely Irish waiter. Enjoyed every moment. More

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El NidoEl Nido
734 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

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Had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to being back in December! More

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Midtown BistroMidtown Bistro
498 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Never been disappointed here . Great Caesar salad and key lime pie . More

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La BocaLa Boca
2661 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Found this restaurant last July when we came to Santa Fe...and ate here twice! It was our first stop this trip. Friday night music is wonderful. It starts at 7 if you can get a reservation for that time. Small plate food is excellent! Really love this place! More

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Joseph's Culinary PubJoseph's Culinary Pub
657 reviews
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Continental | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

It's a beautiful space with very kind, knowledgable, and professional staff. We enjoyed the food so much! It was an exquisite yet down to earth evening, perfect for celebrating our friend's birthday. Compliments to the chef and to the entire team!! We will definitely be back soon. Thank you very much! More

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The Bull RingThe Bull Ring
674 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

The service was great from the time we walked in the door, until our meal was finished. The waiter was very personable and our meals came out of the kitchen in a timely manner. The ambiance was very comfortable and pleasant. I would certainly recommend this venue to all. More

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IzanamiIzanami
923 reviews
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Japanese | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Everything was excellent! More

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The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs ResortThe Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
200 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

I almost don't want to write a review as I would prefer to keep this little gem a secret. It is an expected treasure that is hidden away and a little out of the way, but so worth the trip. Simple, elegant, relaxing decor, great service and WOW food. A little pricey, but superb for a special occasion or a little escape. A meal here is like a mini-vacation. Highly recommend! More

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The Compound RestaurantThe Compound Restaurant
2306 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

This place is superb! Truly amazing! Every detail is accounted for... wonderful every time! More

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Santa Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar - APOTHECARYSanta Fe Oxygen & Healing Bar - APOTHECARY
14 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We had our whole family, a party of seven, to enjoy dinner. The food was absolutely outstanding. The best we had in Santa Fe. We enjoyed it more than even one of the extremely expensive restaurants we tried for just my husband and I! I highly recommend people begin going to enjoy just the food, even if you have no interest in oxygen or other treatments. More

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Restaurant MartinRestaurant Martin
2461 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Food was excellent!! Had the Sea Bass and a bisque. My wife had the chicken. Portions were very adequate. More than pleased...would definitely return. More

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MaizeMaize
318 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Outstandingly creative Mexican cuisine, combining the best of traditional ingredients reinterpreted by a brilliant chef. More

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Trattoria A ManoTrattoria A Mano
462 reviews
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Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Superb carpaccio and among the best pasta caccio e pepe I’ve had and I’ve sampled many from New York to Rome, from London to Los Angeles. More

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Dinner for TwoDinner for Two
1754 reviews
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Steak | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Our 19th anniversary made even more perfect by a fantastic meal with great service. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and Chateaubriand for two made tableside. Carrot cake for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious. More

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Market Steer SteakhouseMarket Steer Steakhouse
128 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Quite possibly the best steak I’ve ever eaten. I’d recommend the flat iron steak to anyone. More

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TerraCotta Wine BistroTerraCotta Wine Bistro
1162 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Wonderful food and wine! Cozy atmosphere and great for a date! More

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EloisaEloisa
868 reviews
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Southwest | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

My new favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The food is excellent and inspired! More

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Plaza Cafe SouthsidePlaza Cafe Southside
113 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Visited on recommendation from our hotel. What a fabulous experience. The food was amazing. Reserved a table thru Open Table...great option. We would visit again. More

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La Casa SenaLa Casa Sena
1729 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Wonderful food, service and ambiance, as always! Our favorite for lunch and entertaining guests. More

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EstevanEstevan
361 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Food was delicious and creative. Service was great. Restaurant was mostly empty and the ambiance was quite nice. More

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Anasazi RestaurantAnasazi Restaurant
1093 reviews
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Southwest | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

The food was amazing and the service was fabulous, but the highlight was when the chef came out to thank us for dining with them and asked how our meal was. That doesn’t happen often and it’s one of those little things that turn a meal into something special. More

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Radish & RyeRadish & Rye
1102 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Had a great dinner, the food, cocktails and service were all fantastic. More

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La Plazuela at La Fonda on the PlazaLa Plazuela at La Fonda on the Plaza
1664 reviews
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Southwest | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We always love the food and ambiance. Warm congratulation at check in started things just right. This trip we had THE greatest waitress ever, and my steak with enchiladas was a perfect Santa Fe experience. A fabulous flan they gave us for anniversary just left a great feeling We never miss this restaurant when in town. More

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Gabriel's - Santa FeGabriel's - Santa Fe
738 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

It took ten minutes for anyone to come to our table. We had no water or waiter even in the room. We had a back room that was very sterile and more or less neglected at times. More

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Andiamo! A Neighborhood TrattoriaAndiamo! A Neighborhood Trattoria
2121 reviews
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Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Always enjoy dining at Andiamo. So many delicious choices on the menu. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about menu items. More

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Chez MamouChez Mamou
379 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Chez Mamou has been one of our favorites since moving to Santa Fe eight years ago. More

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Osteria D' AssisiOsteria D' Assisi
1329 reviews
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Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Lasagna always perfect and with everything else service is always great I love osteria More

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L'OlivierL'Olivier
833 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Delicious dinner and our Rochester, NY cousins loved the dinner and restaurant. We enjoy taking out of town guests to L’Olivier! More

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Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho EncantadoTerra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
554 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Fantastic food, service. Beautiful vistas. I’ll be back soon. More

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Il PiattoIl Piatto
1683 reviews
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Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Char, papardelle putanesca delicious!!!! Service great. Wednesday is half price wine night!!!! We are never disappointed with lunches or dinners. More

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Santacafe - Santa FeSantacafe - Santa Fe
1194 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Great food More

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315 Restaurant & Wine Bar315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
1051 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Absolutely loved it! Fantastic food, excellent service and nice wine selection. More

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Vinaigrette - Santa FeVinaigrette - Santa Fe
303 reviews
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Organic | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We've been going to Vinaigrette for years now--- mostly for lunch, though. Dinner was a less enjoyable experience---- service was pretty lame (apathetic server, slow to even acknowledge us, etc.) and the music was too loud for decent conversation. The restaurant felt chilly, too. That said, we still love the menu and the salads, even though it seems like the serving portions have gotten smaller while prices have risen. My pinot noir was good, too! More

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Cottonwood KitchenCottonwood Kitchen
13 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

The wait staff, Jenna in particular were great! There were 12 of us and she kept us all in line and remembered all our needs. Perhaps they could have some alcohol education. I asked for Brandy and was told there was none, and when I asked about cognac I got it. I know they are different but the server should have suggested cognac More

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Amaya at Hotel Santa FeAmaya at Hotel Santa Fe
98 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

It was Valentine’s Day, so one had to expect increase crowds. Menu choice for the Price Fixe was excellent. Quality of good was very good. Conversely, the service suffered a bit due to it being crowded and a majority of people were in the lounge, which limited the staff on getting the food into the main restaurant. We had asked that the vegetables be switched on our entrees, but they blended one veggie into the sauce on one plate and didn’t bother to change mine. Also asked for ice tea (driver one rainy night). No ice tea delivered. Servers were a bit eratic and there was a very tall man who appeared to be the evening restaurant manager who “hovered” against various spots along the walls of the restaurant and was a bit obtrusive. Pretty noticeable to the patrons. Dessert was scrumptious. Might try the restaurant on a normal night. Very limited parking. More

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Luminaria Restaurant & PatioLuminaria Restaurant & Patio
1293 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Another great meal at Luminaria! Restaurant week choices were excellent—beautifully cooked Barramundi, and nice bison strip loin as well as great appetizers and desserts. They also serve a great blood orange margarita! More

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Red Sage RestaurantRed Sage Restaurant
380 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Very nice. Highly recommend for a good meal. Staff was attentive and thoughtful. More

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Bourbon GrillBourbon Grill
61 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Good value More

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Julia – A Spirited Restaurant & BarJulia – A Spirited Restaurant & Bar
258 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Excellent lamb and buffalo osobuco! More

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AgaveAgave
595 reviews
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Lounge | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Geraldo was wonderful. Service was perfect. Food and drinks were delicious. More

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The BeestroThe Beestro
6 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

A flawless new years meal. Staff and food were flawless. More

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VanessieVanessie
288 reviews
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Continental | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We hadn’t been to Vanessie’s in quite a few years and were pleasantly surprised. Service attentive and the new menu appealing. From the lamb chops to sole to beef ribs with pasta— everyone enjoyed their entree. Beet salads were great! We had the pot de creme and even though I wouldn’t classify it as a classic it was excellent. More

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Red Lobster - Santa FeRed Lobster - Santa Fe
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Seafood | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Santa Fe Diners' Choice Winners

Santa Fe's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
GeronimoGeronimo
5408 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

We where greeted by the hostess with a warm welcome and acknowledged our Anniversary. Our waiter was Christopher and he was amazing!! He welcomed us with a glass of Champagne and anniversary wishes. More

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SazonSazon
1887 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

A symphony of flavors is the best way to describe Chef’s amazing moles. But the food is only part of the Sazón story. The setting, the artwork, the attention to detail, and the impeccable service add up to an occasion you will not soon regret. More

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Arroyo VinoArroyo Vino
777 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

A wonderfully comfortable environment coupled with attentive informed service and very fine food. We will go back and look forward to doing so when their ambitious garden is in season. Arroyo Vinois out of town and a bit remote but very much worth the drive More

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Coyote CafeCoyote Cafe
2890 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Food was inspired and served beautifully More

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The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs ResortThe Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
200 reviews
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Contemporary American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

I almost don't want to write a review as I would prefer to keep this little gem a secret. It is an expected treasure that is hidden away and a little out of the way, but so worth the trip. Simple, elegant, relaxing decor, great service and WOW food. A little pricey, but superb for a special occasion or a little escape. A meal here is like a mini-vacation. Highly recommend! More

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The Bull RingThe Bull Ring
674 reviews
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Steakhouse | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

The service was great from the time we walked in the door, until our meal was finished. The waiter was very personable and our meals came out of the kitchen in a timely manner. The ambiance was very comfortable and pleasant. I would certainly recommend this venue to all. More

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El NidoEl Nido
734 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

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Had a wonderful experience. Looking forward to being back in December! More

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Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)
1225 reviews
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French | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Great night. Lovely Irish waiter. Enjoyed every moment. More

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Joseph's Culinary PubJoseph's Culinary Pub
657 reviews
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Continental | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

It's a beautiful space with very kind, knowledgable, and professional staff. We enjoyed the food so much! It was an exquisite yet down to earth evening, perfect for celebrating our friend's birthday. Compliments to the chef and to the entire team!! We will definitely be back soon. Thank you very much! More

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Midtown BistroMidtown Bistro
498 reviews
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American | Santa Fe, Santa Fe / Mountains

Never been disappointed here . Great Caesar salad and key lime pie . More

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Discover Santa Fe

The Food Museum calls Santa Fe a "food and heritage community." It is a capital city that has existed since 1610, and today, it thrives on tourism with vibrant streets standing side by side and beckoning hungry visitors. A memorable experience for visitors is tasting the legendary Santa Fe green chile and the endless dishes it complements. New Mexican food isn't your typical Mexican fare. Enjoy breakfast burritos smothered in chile and sweet sopapillas with a side of honey for dessert. Borrowing from New Mexico’s wine making tradition, it's also been touted as home to one of the top 100 wines in America. The area features an abundance of festive restaurants, bars, and markets framed by gorgeous scenery.

Discover Santa Fe

The Food Museum calls Santa Fe a "food and heritage community." It is a capital city that has existed since 1610, and today, it thrives on tourism with vibrant streets standing side by side and beckoning hungry visitors. A memorable experience for visitors is tasting the legendary Santa Fe green chile and the endless dishes it complements. New Mexican food isn't your typical Mexican fare. Enjoy breakfast burritos smothered in chile and sweet sopapillas with a side of honey for dessert. Borrowing from New Mexico’s wine making tradition, it's also been touted as home to one of the top 100 wines in America. The area features an abundance of festive restaurants, bars, and markets framed by gorgeous scenery.