Beautiful restaurant. Ate here for lunch during restaurant week. Everything was amazing
I had visited Rancho Encantado 10 years ago, and it was a very charming "hacienda". It is certainly NOT that now. Even though it's a Four Seasons hotel, it's lost all its charm, and I would never drive out there again to eat (or drink, or stay) there. It was under-whelming, to say the least. I was expecting so much more. We were staying at the Inn of the Anastazi (downtown Santa Fe, on/next to the Plaza). Now that's charming and a wonderful place to stay. Not so with the Four Seasons (although we didn't stay there, and didn't see the rooms). The restaurant - Terra - was plain and stark.
Exceptional appetizers and desserts. Main courses were a bit disappointing. Salmon had a competing, complex sauce and veggies that masked the clean taste of the salmon, which also was cooked a more than I had asked for (med rare became med and my friends med request was too cooked as well). Good value, though, as we went during restaurant week. The Pinot Noir recommended by our fine waiter was very good and he was an excellent waiter (Michael).
Beautiful space, beautiful setting. Went for lunch during restaurant week. The place was almost empty so we picked seats with a view of the Jemez. I love tortilla soup so I had to start with that and is was great but more a tomato base than what I find normally. Had a huge sandwich of turkey and several thousand other ingredients. Very good but I almost couldn't even eat a half cause, as I always do, I ate the truffle oil, parmigiano fries (the fries are best when hot...the sandwich was cold and could wait) which were fabulous...and I'm picky about my fries. Just the right balance between potato inside and fried on the out.
It's also not as far outside of town as I tought...15 minutes from the north side.
Good service. Complicated by the lack of customers...fewer reasons to go to the floor and check if anything was needed. But everything was timely.
The deliciousness of the food was out-done by the spectacular view of the mountains!! But I'd return for just the food - it was that good. And our waitress, Amber, was a delight and very accommodating. The tortilla soup was deeply satisfying and beautifully presented. Terra serves organic and local.
We were there for restaurant week and as always a delight evening!!! Two of the group are vegan and the choice was Devine!! Thanks so much for a fab evening!!
We had an exceptional meal. Every dish was prepared perfectly. The pork loin, the farro, the desserts... all amazing.
The wine list was lengthy and offered many higher priced options but fewer moderate. Additionally, they were out of 5-6 different selections we chose.
Santa Fe does not have a better place for service or view. The food was also very good. Everyone should go there for the sunset and experience.
Celebrated a cozy and romantic Valentine Day Dinner in Terra’s gorgeous dining room. The silver coin margarita was excellent as was most of the special meal. Great effort is placed on using local & farm to table ingredients.
I’d rate the service a 5, but my drink was removed before I was quite finished. Staff really should ask before they remove items. Also, I would recommend that fresh flowers be placed on the table for a Valentine’s Day dinner to add to the festive spirit.
All in all though, we had a lovely experience and hope they keep up the good work!
The food, ambience and service were unfortunately very disappointing.
Perfect date night. The food was delicious. The wine paired perfectly with the food thanks to the recommendations of the sommelier. The meal was topped off with the delicious New Mexican Hot Chocolate. What a treat.
We had a cob salad that was delicious. The service was very good as well. Quiet lunch in the bar. Beautiful setting.
Great ambiance. A bit on the pricey side. Wonderful service. Delicious food!
The restaurant was understaffed. The food was almost inedible. The chicken had the consistency of mush mixed with paper and was served on top of messy looking mix of vegetables. The pork chop was over cooked, tough and dry also on an equally unappealing mound of vegetables. The prices were what you would expect at a Fout Seasons resort(outrageous),but the food was very substandard.
Usually very good, we were disappointed in the dinner, we told the staff of our disappointment in the dinner after they noticed how much we didn't eat, and were told they would tell the chef, after an over 300.00 bill before gratuity we left with over 3/4 of the meal on our plates. We will only return if sitting at the bar where it is very nice. We frequent the restaurant and are there at least 4 times a month, so far the bar is the best.
Terra was our dining choice when we forgot that at Xmas time in Santa Fe it would require booking restaurants in advance of our arrival. This restaurant is part of a Four Seasons resort complex located in the vicinity of the Santa Fe Opera/Tesuque pueblo. Four Seasons is 4-5 star hotel chain and the restaurant's prices are in accordance with this level of luxury accommodations. Our party of 4 ordered an appetizer, foie gras, which we shared. This was a poor start to our dinner, since the foie gras was at best just so-so. Selections for our next course were, 1) harvest salad, very good, with jumbo prawns (25-30 size, at best which put the price for the 4 at $11 per) served over spaghetti squash, which was quite good; 2) blackened chicken breasts, average, buffalo steak with mac n cheese and asparagus, very good; and scallop bisque w/bacon, if you happened to taste the broth w/o the bacon it was very bland and crab cakes. We shared an egg nog brulee which was OK, but unexpectedly runny for a custard dessert. Deducting the cost for the bottle of wine, we averaged ca. $60/person. Given the uneven quality of the food this restaurant was a disappointment and probably we could done better by booking a restaurant in the in Santa Fe proper even if the restaurant was our 4th or 5th option, i.e., it wasn't worth the drive to this restaurant.
Lovely, elegant setting. Delicious food, attentive staff. Yum!
Delicious food. Especially liked the generous crab cake appetizer, grilled tenderloin, grilled shrimp. The fritter dessert - essentially 3 donut hikes with four dipping sauces- was a great cap to the meal
Good food but a bit overpriced and for a Saturday night only 3 tables seated and one couple was there with a Groupon.
My wife had 4 prawns for $44.
I have always found Terra an enchanting scenic, charming, get away for a charming and relaxing evening with an admirable history of its origin. The menu is creatively presented and taste is the quality an epicurean would enjoy. The service staff is attentive and prompt.
Went there for Thanksgiving dinner...me, my wife, and my son. It was a buffet. Seated right away and directed to the buffet area, which was basically in the kitchen. It wasn't very formal, but the servers were helpful and the food was very good. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes all the way around, but high quality. Tables were kind of close, but that did make for a festive atmosphere and that was OK since it was a holiday. Wine selections for the buffet were fine and not too bad pricewise. I looked at the regular wine list and they have some very good bottles. About $100 per person, which is kind of steep, but the overall atmosphere, the service, the food quality, and the particular day we were there (a holiday)...not that bad really. A beautiful spot and nice drive a few miles outside of Santa Fe. I'd recommend.
It's so hard to maintain a loyal clientele in Santa Fe; the audience is narrow and fickle. That said, and with all due sympathy, the Thanksgiving prix fixe at Terra has deteriorated to a few unimaginative and poorly prepared sides, a turkey breast-not a turkey- some sort of salmon en croute (?) and rock hard oatmeal cookies-yes, cookies for desert. Not even a pumpkin pie. While the service is outstanding-the very best-and the ambiance reasonable, the food is unworthy. Compared to 2015, the last "good" year for Thanksgiving fare at Terra, it was as if the chef had never been to an American-even Southwestern- Thanksgiving dinner before; it must have been a foreign idea as evidenced by hard under-cooked sweet potatoes, soupy mashed potatoes, and "dressing" of some unknown countenance. The prime rib, though overcooked, was inappropriate but decent. And all for $95? Even in Santa Fe, c'mon...
Wife and I flew in from Texas to enjoy Thanksgiving buffet. It was a worthy experience, the view fantastic; the food was imaginative and delicious. Don’t panic when leaving the main roadway, the resort is a few miles out of the way and secluded. The drive definitely worth it.
After a long day of travel, we were looking forward to enjoying the Prime Rib Dinner Special upon arrival evening. Reservation was booked online for this event and was confirmed twice on the telephone the day of arrival. An hour before we were to dine, we received a phone call that they had run out of Prime Rib but the first round of drinks was on the house. At dinner, we explained we were not big drinkers, but maybe a complimentary basket of popovers instead. The dinner continued to go downhill with drinks and every course arriving haphazardly. Towards the end of the meal, I inquired about the popovers and in a few minutes our waiter returned with the last 3 (there were 5 in our party) in the kitchen. The menu prices and stated dress code reflect an upscale dining experience. Santa Fe is a bit more casual than the big city, but unfortunately there was a party of 8-10 people that appeared to have come directly from the hiking trail. One man's backside was exposed to the world, which was not very appetizing or polite for the rest of the diners.
It was all good. Great wait staff, food, and ambience.
We are repeat visitors (Lombardi)and this time invited another couple to join us (Pirone). We were surprised that upon arrival we were told we were upgraded to #21 and they were not #17. We had both booked Delux rooms but were told that the upgrades are only when available.
We did not want an upgrade to the second story. We had to request assistance with the baggage as it was too heavy to carry up to the second floor. No other rooms in that area were available on the ground floor. We also made a request on your app which was not attended to so perhaps some updates are in order electronically.
We were disappointed but still enjoyed our stay as the staff is very accommodating and the setting is tranquil and breathtaking.
We thought this place was fabulous. Maybe the one of the top restaurants in New Mexico. We had a drink on the deck before dinner. Wonderful view. The food was unique and the best of regional American cuisine, creative, original, one of those memorable and thoroughly enjoyable dining experiences where you take it all in. Our waitperson Michael could not have been nicer, and the various other people who brought dishes to us or checked to see how we were doing added a warm touch. Maitre d was sweet and friendly. The whole venue was elegant. We are planning to bring our foodie friends visiting from New York City in a few weeks to Terra.
This restaurant just can’t catch a break. Nice looking place. Courteous staff, though it seems to have been whittled down to a skeleton crew to cut costs. Way too much time between courses. The worst is the food is at best mediocre. The place is empty, which tells the tale. Good news: the bar is THE place to watch sunsets with great margaritas.
I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I loved the flat iron steak salad and the burger was awesome also. Service was well-timed and friendly.
Great anniversary dinner. Good service and great food.
Everything was great except the waiter. My husband and I didn't have enough gray hair for him to feel he would get a good tip, I suppose; however, the waitress waiting the tables next to us was very pleasant. Ours wasn't even able to bring the bread before the entrees were served. The view from the patio is amazing at sunset!
Ana was great and the food perfect. Only hitch was $20 for an old fashion made with E&J Brandy. Very good cocktail but not a $20 one
Great service and food with a great view. Quiet and intimate environment
Our dinner was good not great. I’ve come to expect more at a Four Seasons restaurant. The restaurant was inviting and the wait staff was attentive. My salmon was a bit on the dry side and not very memorable. My husband had the airline chicken and did enjoy that. We did share Creme brûlée (which was good) and another dessert which I don’t even recall what it was but I do remembering that it was only OK. The best part of dinner was the prickly pear margarita! Another evening we had a private chefs menu in the garden. It was also good but not great. Then another evening we had dinner at Geronimos in Santa Fe and it was SUPERB!
I purchased a Groupon to return to Terra. It had been years since I'd been to Rancho Encantado. I loved it then and it was even better this time. The entire experience was perfect for a night out with the husband.
We have eaten here a couple of times. We live near there and it is close. I do like the food. It is fresh and innovative. Our server was wonderful. It was a little late when we went in, so there were only 3 other tables dining....so, the service was great! We will go back.
Always great food
Great clean modern interiors
Always enjoy dinning
Very nice place and the food was good. But the food wasn't as good as the price. We went there expecting to pay what we paid but the food seemed like it sat on a counter for awhile after it was prepared. We sat inside and you could see a messy desk in back with a sweater thrown over it. Service was a little dismissive. Given the reputation, I guess this could have been an off night.
The main problem was the service. We were sitting on the deck and had to ask four times to have the shades drawn up so that we and others could see the sunset. (When the waitress finally did raise the shades, everybody in the restaurant stopped what they were doing and started ogling the view, some of them taking photos.) It took forever to get orders taken and long beyond that to have drinks and ultimately food served. The waitress misidentified several items, most egregiously saying that a gazpacho would not be spicy when it patently was too much so for the lady who ordered it based on that suggestion. With service as slow as it was, she did not try to substitute but simply didn't eat it.
One of the reasons for choosing Terra was the pleasantness of the deck. Even with the shades finally up, this was compromised by musak. None would have been best; there were certainly enough diners that the place would not have sounded empty without it. But even if piped music were deemed essential, it did not need to be loud enough to be intrusive, as this sometimes was.
Otherwise, the food was generally quite good of its type, but its type was definitely "resort-hotel menu." There was virtually nothing that spoke (or tasted) of Santa Fe; the same menu could easily have appeared anywhere in the US. Similarly, there was no "farm-to-table" experience. (That said, something like the menu was posted on-line, so we knew what we were getting into.)
Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to others unless they are willing to overlook the flaws cited. Other people seemed to be having a pleasant enough time, and in our case the point of the meal was more to get together than for a taste treat, and we enjoyed the evening because of each other.
Pime rib (served on Fridays and Saturdays) is delicious. Yummy chorizo mashed potatoes and sauce etc. Washed down with good wines by the glass.