The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
Our Executive Chef, Rocky Durham embraces the idea that food is a potent elixir for the body and mind. We work closely with local farmers to source seasonally available herbs, fruits, and vegetables to create a selection of vibrant and flavorful dishes.
Our in-house guests enjoy breakfast in the Sages Café, a delightful dining space that imbues the warm earth tones of the natural landscape. The serene setting also includes a koi pond that flows from inside the Sages to the outdoor fountain and patio.
Lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch are now open to the public in the newly-restored Blue Heron Restaurant, a historic building overlooking the spring-fed pond.
It was amazing all the way around! Beautiful setting, impeccable service, amazing food. Best eggs Benedict we’ve ever had. Chef Rocky is a Santa Fe gem, we are lucky to have him!
Excellent food in a lovely setting. Staff was appropriately attentive. I will return.
Enjoyed the crab salad and the Blackened salmon dish. We found the curry bowl to be dry and wished it had been a more traditional curry. The attention and graciousness of the staff was outstanding. We enjoyed talking with our waiter, Chris. The dining room atmosphere is serene and spot on.
Excellent cuisine and outstanding service. Imaginative selections.
Excellent fine restaurant in Santa Fe. The service is outstanding and all ingredients are fresh and organic . Although It is very pricey, and they do not change the menu ( limited ) daily , so lunch and supper is the same menu , few items to choose .
Always a great experience at The Blue Heron. Thanks, Chef Rocky!
The service at Blue Heron is one of the best. Though I missed their regular lunch/dinner menu with crispy brussel sprouts and crab cakes, their brunch menu was innovative, fresh with each dish having unique qualities. Who thought of deviled egg sandwich with fried pork belly? There was nothing ho-hum in anything they served. I can't wait to go back. Of course having the trees in bloom and the beautiful springs right out the window were an added plus. Rocking chairs were set out, as usual, so after lunch we all could continue our Easter visiting by the water. Perfect day!!
It was a very pleasant Sunday Brunch with out of town guests. The dining room is quite elegant BUT,very loud with voices bouncing off the hard adobe walls and ceiling.
Wonderful, thoughtful fresh food! Had dinner there twice and breakfast during our stay at Sunrise Springs. Yummy! A must eat whether you are staying or not!
Sunrise Springs is an amazing place and we went to the Blue Heron Restaurant there to celebrate my birthday. The setting is beautiful and the menu is diverse. They focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients and the menu reflects local influences. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxing. We will definitely be going back! A lot....
Great services , fresh ingredients and delicious dishes . Menu attract all tastes and changes constantly . Highly Recommended!
We will be back!!
We spent a few days at Sunrise Springs and ate at the Blue Heron for breakfast and dinner each day. The food was fabulous and the wait staff was amazing. They were efficient, courteous and pleasant! Thank you for an amazing restaurant experience!
We were wonderfully surprised and delighted with everything about the experience… The food was fresh and delicious with many options… The ambience was beautiful looking out at big trees and a pond… The service was great.
We couldn’t have been happier it is now our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe and we cannot wait to share it with our friends
Chef Rocky was very kind to bring each of our dishes out and tell all about the details of the Vegan tasting menu we chose. A great meal for a reasonable price!
Beautiful setting, delicious food, and professional but personal service. Our server Laura E. was exceptional. Will definitely return.
Had a lovely plant-forward dinner & good wine pairings. Yes, the veg green chile posole is hot, wonderfully so!
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!
The service was excellent, the menu choices were great, and the chef is outstanding.
It's always worth the drive, even in the winter. Nice spot, great food and excellent service make it a favorite for Sunday brunch.
Great place for Sunday Brunch. Always a treat going here.
LOVED everything about The Blue Heron, food fresh, healthy, great wine list.
Service attentive, but not overly so. We will be back.
Vegan restaurant week meal
Excellent menu that covers all the foodie bases. Food very well prepared and presented. Will return for sure!
Excellent service and the food was very flavorful. Just a note to those bringing young children to bring your own booster seat if needed (we called ahead and knew to bring one.)
It is a vegetarian's delight! Lots of choices, the veggie bowls were delicious. The meat eaters were very happy, too.
The food was stellar as expected. We had the vegan special . I wish more restaurants would do something similar.
What I was not comfortable with was the ambient temperature in the room. It was chilly for me. With the contemporary decor (minimal), being chilly, besides, was less than comfortable for me.
We will be returning during the day or when the weather warms up.
A home run stunner! From the view, decor, service, wine selections, and the show stopping cuisine.
The three of us all had the same lunch: green chile cheeseburgers. They were as good as the best in Santa Fe, if a little more expensive than most. My wine was excellent, again a little expensive for this town. The service was perfect.
Had some of the best pumpkin ravioli in sage butter sauce here. Also, the house made sodas are really tasty!
Outstanding food. Our wait staff was very kind but we received the wrong food, waited so long for cream for the coffee that the coffee had to be sent back and a new cup (the steam and heat from it indicated microwaved....bad form) provided. Our guest ate the food delivered and enjoyed it because waiting again was not a great idea. Our wait staff told us that the kitchen was yelling at her. For what? And did we need to know that? I think more help may be needed for a stunning menu with fair prices and excellent quality.
Chef Rocky is superb. Seasonal fresh ingredients. Had breakfast lunch and dinners there and loved all.
Host was wonderful too. Nice waiting room area, wish there was a bar to hang out for evenings when finished with dinner and staying on property.
A beautiful evening with excellent food marred by the ego of the chef.
I dined with vegans, but ordered the rib eye myself. The Pinot was excellent and although the room was quite stark, the atmosphere was still festive. Our appetizers, the tamale and brussel spouts, were delicious, the tamale being the star of the two. We shared a salad and was greeted by a very nice gentleman, to whom we gave our rave reviews, however this same person would have to return to our table later to view my main course. The dinners arrived timely and the vegan burger and loaded sweet potato were beautifully plated and delicious.
FIRST my GRILLED FILET OF RIBEYE looked precisely like a filet, no beautiful marbling, simply rich meat. Hardly a complaint however not the same as a ribeye and for some odd reason, was served in a large bowl. SECONDLY it had been nearly sliced in half, no doubt to check the doneness of the meat.
THIRDLY, the blue rare center was actually cool to the touch, so much so that I knew it was absolutely too undercooked for me to enjoy, especially since I had ordered MEDIUM.
After debating over sending it back and inserting this dilemma into our evening, I did ask for the steak to be cooked a wee bit more, only to have it returned to me in two pieces that were butterflied and hammered way past well done and inedible. Flipping a steak back onto the heat for a few moments to get that center warm and medium was my request, instead, the obviously insulted chef chose to school me by destroying my dinner. The mashed potatoes were excellent and the broccolini were undercooked.
Front of house staff were excellent in making sure I left satisfied, however they also told me the chef would come to speak to me and although I did at one point see him on the floor, he avoided me and my eye like a plague.
It was CHRISTMAS EVENING and we had hiked and enjoyed 10,000 Waves and hoped for a good dinner with excellent food however it was marred by the ego of the chef.
Sunrise Springs and the Blue Heron are a bit out of the way but my friends and I will definitely come back. We want to try the outdoor dining area. The food was excellent and service very good.
Great Chili Cheeseburger! Dining room is very light.
Much more casual than I anticipated. The food was very good. The service was very friendly but long gaps where no one could be found to order more wine, order dessert and to greet people at the door. Perfect restaurant for spa-goers as opposed to general public based on our experience.
Excellent food, good wine selections, lovely decor, and very good service. It was fun to find such a super restaurant "off the beaten path" (which it definitely is!) We really felt welcomed by the staff and enjoyed our evening at Blue Heron tremendously.
We will return for the vegan options! Such a relief to dine in a restaurant that was welcoming to plant-based dining choices and that didn't require us to ask 50 questions. I will come back with more friends, hopefully for brunch and lunch and not just dinner.
Consistently very good food and a beautiful location. Before or after your lunch try a tub soak at their Spa. Lunches can be pretty pricey though with most options running between $15-20.
We had an absolutely superb Thanksgiving dinner! What a beautiful setting. The food was fantastic from appetizer to dessert and our server was attentive and friendly. Even with every table filled, the noise level was reasonable and the great food and service continued. We will definitely be back. How did we NOT know about this place???