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The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort

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331 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Dining at Ojo Santa Fe is a unique experience that may change the way you think and feel about food and service.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in the newly-restored Blue Heron Restaurant, a historic building overlooking the spring-fed pond. Our Culinary team is committed to creating memorable meals and our Serving Staff is here to to ensure you have a pleasant experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 331 people are saying
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Quietskies
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely location with excellent service and food.

Quiet setting with outdoor seating that is surrounded with nature.

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vipShellyB
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service, ambience and tacos were fabulous. But my husband didn't enjoy his fajitas which he felt were bland. However, we will be back and try something else. Favorite thing were the chili appetizers. Wow!! Beautiful setting and such a treat. A Santa Fe gem.

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CraigM
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on the patio at sunset. We both had the Filet Mignon dinners and were very happy with them. We take our steaks differently and they made them perfectly for each us. A caution that it cools off quickly after sunset and we were both a little chilled. Bring a jacket and enjoy.

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CloudcroftGirl
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner here for two days sitting on the large terrace overlooking the pond surrounded by cottonwoods. Every meal was outstanding!

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CloudcroftGirl
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh halibut was outstanding
Thoroughly enjoyed sitting outdoors on the large patio overlooking the big pond. Very pleasant and relaxing.

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vipOtto
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely relaxed lunch in a time of great stress. Surrounded by lovely garden and beside a small pond with lovely trees the lunch was tasty. Good healthful options and also sinful ones for every desire. As was driving I did not have a chance to examine the wine offerings but did notice a limited craft beer offering of IPA styles (personally I don’t like IPAs) from local brewery.

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vipDougS
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Heron is a bit off the beaten path in Santa Fe, but well worth the trip. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The food is outstanding. My only nit, a better beer list would be appreciated but other than that, absolutely no complaints.

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AishaV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We did breakfast once and dinner twice, the bison burger was amazing!! Good flavor! The next time we had the filet mignon and for the price, it was not worth it at all! But the evening was beautiful the desert was amazing! We had the chocolate almond cake and it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We went for vegan food which was on their menu. We were informed their chef left and with him the menu so no vegan options! They were accommodating turning the chicken enchiladas vegan for us but what a huge disappointment! They should at least remove the old chef’s menu from their website by now!

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viplocaldiner
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful and quiet setting. The fish tacos are superb!

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vipGolden
New Mexico
77 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, great food, great service!

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vipAlice
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. Great food. Service a little slow.

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PattiS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend the Short Ribs!!

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We enjoyed every minute of our meal. Would for sure go again.

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vipCarmenT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

That good chef left and it's quite mediocre now. Too bad.

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viplocaldiner
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limted lunch menu is disappointing

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Kari
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The pasta was overpriced and underwhelming. Lots of very sweet sauce, but no bread. The hostess delivered the appetizer with no mask and the kitchen was slow (took 45 minutes to get our meals). Ambience was great, but we sat in an added seating area, so by the time our meals arrived the sun had set, we could not see anything on our plates. I'm not one to post negative reviews, but they can do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambiance can’t be beat. Service was mediocre at best. We had to keep asking for them to send our waiter

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were celebrating our 10th anniversary at the spa, and the table they seated us at was right on the path where all the waiters were coming and going. I felt like, since they asked in our reservation that a bit more consideration could've been given to our placement. i also felt like we had been rushed out of there with little time to just enjoy the atmosphere. But, overall the menu was fine - nothing particularly mind-blowing, but they were able to accommodate a vegetarian, which is always nice.

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PattiS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waterside dining. Exquisite food and great service!! 5 star all the way.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a joy our brunch at the Blue Heron was! So much so I hesitate to let people in on the secret!
We were seated outside (because Covid restrictions) under a big cottonwood right near the water. It. was cool and serene!
Our host, waiter, busser and all staff were friendly and kind and efficient!
We started with a glass of Prosecco & a Charcuterie, which had fresh wonderful olives, fruits and very good cheese along with hard salami and prosciutto wrapped cheese- And Brie! absolutely wonderful way to start a great Sunday!
I had the Steak Fajitas which were perfect for such a perfect setting- My daughter had Fish Tacos and they were perfect as well.
The food is locally sourced and delicious.
I can't wait to go back! I want to make it a regular thing!

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Gregg
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Outdoors is very nice ambiance; didn’t go inside. Service was good overall; friendly and attentive.

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AJCJ
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipCochitiChick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best patio dining experiences you’ll ever have. Even on a hot day it’s very shaded and peaceful.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch on the patio, overlooking the beautiful property. Our meal was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. What a magical place!

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DianeA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Pre-Covid we loved the Blue Heron. Currently, they are serving a reduced menu which is fine and understandable. My husband had the chicken and pasta and the chicken was over cooked. I had the steak which was just ok. The most disappointing part was the HORRIBLE service. It was our anniversary and we were looking for a special evening. Hopefully in the future they will go back to the great restaurant they once were.

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vipNMKings
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were outside due to COVID restrictions. It started raining, then sleet, then lightning so close there wasn’t a delay with thunder and we were told we had to leave. This same thing happened in Albuquerque and we were invited inside to finish our dinner. The wait staff was nice and competent, but not exceptional, creative, or empowered. If this resort wants to move from 3.5 stars to 5, that will need to change.

That being said, the staff wrapped up our food to take to our room and replenished the wine lost due to the rain. We had a great anniversary, but know our dinner as well as the wedding party ruined could have been handled better.

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vipGolden
New Mexico
78 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, as always. Unfortunately, with no indoor dining, the portal was quite warm even under the pergola. We’ll be back once the heat wave ends.

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
Responded on July 16, 2020

Glad to hear you had a great time. With the Governor's Public Health Order we are not permitted to offer indoor dining, hopefully that will be lifted soon. Looking forward to you coming back.

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vipKatherineH
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for outdoor dining. Very shady alongside a body of water which is rare in Santa Fe. Just lovely. Great food as well.

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LiaB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely--quiet--and healing place. Felt fancy and luxurious.

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
Responded on July 16, 2020

Every guest and guest comments are so important to us all here. Thank you

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vipsusans
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location of this restaurant is just gorgeous. The food was good, yet not fabulous. Apparently there is currently no chef on staff.

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
Responded on July 16, 2020

Thank you joining us! We still have the same great culinary that worked with the previous Chef. Hope to see you again.

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NealN
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I rather not go further into detail about our stay.

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Lady
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters had their masks covering their mouths, but not their noses. No one had their nose covered when talking or serving us.

I can see making changes when not in our proximity, but they were never covered.

I felt comfortable everywhere else. I covered mine to show him how it should be. He adjusted his, but not his nose.

The food and ambience is outstanding. Above all the rest.

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort
Responded on July 16, 2020

Thank you very much for your feed back and we work very hard to have everyone fell welcome and safe.

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vipinternettie
New Mexico
96 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had hoped to have been able to eat outdoors but the dining room was very pleasant. Our server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Caesar salad with salmon was excellent. The fish tacos with mango salsa and a yummy jicama slaw was really delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place for brunch. The menu is imaginative and the vary through delicious. Great wine list too.

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YaleMichMom
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was our last dinner (we opted for the included meal plan) of a seven-night stay at Sunrise Springs resort. I I waited to leave a review at the end, rather than after each meal. All meals were great, but tonight’s short ribs and salmon entrees were perfect, right down to desserts! The creme brûlée was our family’s favorite. There aren’t enough positive words to describe how kind, welcoming, and professional the waitstaff is at the Blue Heron. Meal after meal, each day, we were greeted warmly and with smiles on top of excellent service. We tried not to ask for too many favors on little tweaks to our meals, but when we did, we were always accommodated. The wait staff truly gives off the serene vibe we came looking for on this vacation with our college daughter. Yes, she picked “spring break” (U Michigan’s Not-so-Spring Break) with her parents at this wonderful resort full of good food, lovely staff, yoga, mini experiential classes, spa days, soaking pools, and cats, silky hens, and PUPPIES (yes, I meant to scream that last word) to boot! It was a most memorable and relaxing week. Thank you Laura, Esther, Andy, Abraham and other servers at the restaurant for taking such good care of our family during our meals for our stay. We met the head chef, Rocky, and thank him for his inventive dishes and feeding us TOO well! We hope to return someday for more R & R and great meals at the Blue Heron!

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LindaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food.
Love the vegetarian and gluten free options.

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Mags
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canadian salmon with blue cheese gratinee, potato, haricot vert--sublime, cooked to perfection, happiness in your mouth. Paired with a Burgundy chardonnay. One memorable meal

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice dining experience. Especially enjoyed carrot-ginger bisque, mushroom fritters, and veggie filled poblano pepper. Great service and ambiance as well.

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Julie1
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was very good and there are many choices for vegans and carnivores. The service was poor and unprofessional, however.

FAQs

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (877) 977-8212.

The Blue Heron @ Sunrise Springs Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 331 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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