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About Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
The Terra menus draw on local techniques and organic seasonal produce, utilizing the finest ingredients to create memorable regional cuisine.
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Santa Fe is blessed with so many extraordinary restaurants that there has to be a special reason to travel outside the city for a culinary experience. It was my friend's birthday and she had happy memories of Rancho Encantado. The ambiance is chic minimalist in a barny room. There is a warm greeting from two lovely young women at reception. The server's aid was a truly sweet person, Veronica, who did her job well. Sadly the room was understaffed (a management problem) and the time lapse between starters and entrees painfully slow. The starters were both excellent, a chowder and crab cake. My corvina was so overly spiced that I did not finish it. My friend's lamb chops were fine, although the wine she had ordered did not arrive until we made a point of it (again, understaffed service). The shared dessert of an apple Napoleon was dry and unappealing. The cost for one cocktail, a soda, two starters, two entrees, one dessert and coffee, plus tip and valet tip was $ 200. An understaffed dining room and probably kitchen did not result in a first class experience - not horrible, just not worth the effort or expense.
We have heard good thngs about Terra @ the Four Seasons, and we went there for the first time for Easter Brunch. Given that this was a brunch, our expectations were not that great. Boy, were we surprised! The food was absolutely out of this world, and the service was just as great. They set up the buffet in the kitchen, allowing room for the preparation of customized omelets, made on demand gnocchi, and the prime rib and ham carving station. It was a really nice touch, as we got to interact with the chef and the tremendously competent staff as we made our selections. The gnocchi was a special treat, and I cut my inch thick prime rib with a fork. Every dish, from the house cured smoked salmon to the made to order omelets, to the many veggies had a unique and distinctive flavor. It is expensive, but well worth the price. We will be back!
I love the drive to Rancho Encantado's beautiful setting and Terra serves a beautiful breakfast - however - I thought I'd try them for lunch when my sister was visiting from out of town. I called the hotel & asked that a current lunch menu be faxed or email to me, since often Santa Fe Restaurants do not have their current menu on the website. I was passed around to 2 people who said no problem - but there was no follow through from the restaurant or hotel staff and I did not receive the menu. Not having time to chase them down again via phone - I went ahead & booked a table via OPEN TABLE and received an email confirmation. When we arrived for lunch - we were told the dining room was closed because they were preparing for Easter. It was Good Friday - so it does not make sense why they would close 2 days in advance. We were offered the chance to sit in the bar & declined. Rancho Encantado is supposed to be a multiple star hotel, isn't it? This was a big fail - as there were 2 opportunities for the staff to tell me in advance of the drive out there they planned to close their dining room for lunch. In general, the
staff was courteous but apparently asleep at the wheel. We left and went to Santacafe and had a great lunch, served in their courtyard patio - & for less $ too.
As always, a wonderful experience. Hadn't been there for a couple months. Craig (our server), when he handed me the wine list, asked if we would like the same as our last visit. To say the least, I was very surprised when he told me exactly the bottle we had last time. Service and food is some of the very best in Santa Fe.
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