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Thanksgiving in ABQ or Santa Fe

Silverlaker Oct 26, 2008 12:38 PM

Suggestions? We like good and rustic cooking. Mid-range (esp if in Santa Fe). Thanks!

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    avgjoke Nov 29, 2008 12:01 PM

    I had Thanksgiving dinner again this year at Fuego in La Posada. They renovated this year but Thanksgiving was great again. They had a set menu of four courses and carved a Whole Turkey... At every table. It was great, just like at home as you could pick what you wanted, dark meat light meat, etc... but no mess. I will be back again next year.

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      MGC Nov 28, 2008 06:01 AM

      I know that next year, someone is going to do a search on this very topic. (I did when I first started looking for a place for this year). So, now that we've eaten Thanksgiving Dinner...

      We ate at Zia Diner. It was a limited menu - a salad, your choice of a Traditional Turkey dinner, Ham or Squash Ravioli with Pinon Cream Sauce, and a choice of pies for around $30. We ended up with one order of Turkey and one order of Ravioli. The turkey was exactly that - traditional, although it was good. The Ravioli was fantastic.

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        kennythepig Nov 25, 2008 08:40 AM

        Andiamo meets your price and rustic needs. Italian meets home cooking.505-995-9595
        For great margaritas, Maria's.
        Mauka for a fantastic meal, check website for menu.

        1. DebitNM Nov 1, 2008 04:50 PM

          The Ranchers Club in ABQ @ Hilton is a wonderful restaurant that does holidays well. We had a Christmas dinner there a few years back and we enjoyed it alot.

          Most of the Casinos will be serving dinner. Santa Ana {Corn Maiden or the high end Prairie Star]and Sandia {Bien Shur] both have great restaurants.

          Scalo on Central in Nob Hill is open. Northern Italian, very nice.


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            jjones21 Oct 31, 2008 11:32 AM

            FYI for those looking for SF Thanksgiving options: the Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo supplement has a few Thanksgiving ads today, and they will likely have more in the next few weeks. To peruse online:

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            1. re: jjones21
              Erich Oct 31, 2008 06:59 PM

              Good looking-out! :-)

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              jjones21 Oct 30, 2008 10:13 AM

              Sorry, I have been meaning to reply for a few days. We went to the Galisteo Inn for Thanksgiving last year, and we are going again this year. It may be a little more expensive than mid-range, however.
              From my research last year, I recall that the majority of options were hotel restaurants. Sunrise Springs had one of the more interesting menus. A non-hotel and less expensive option was the Zia Diner.
              I haven't seen any restaurant ads for the upcoming Thanksgiving yet, so this info may not be current. Good luck!

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                Silverlaker Oct 30, 2008 03:16 PM

                jjones -- Tell me more about the Galisteo Inn -- we're not "natives," in town for a few months for business. Is that in Santa Fe? We can do ABQ or Santa fe.

                And by "mid-range", I mean $100-$125, dinner for 2, not including drinks. We like Zia but looking for something a bit more up.


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                  jjones21 Oct 30, 2008 03:37 PM

                  Galisteo is about 20-30 minutes south of Santa Fe (though not on the way to ABQ), depending on where in town you are. It is south of Eldorado, if that is helpful. It feels futher away than that, however. Very bucolic.

                  Here is the restaurant website:
                  The menu emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients, much more than most fine dining places in town. I think it would satisfy your rustic requirement, although it's not casual. We really enjoyed it last year. I suspect we would go there fairly regularly if we lived a little closer and had a little more $$$.

                  I can't remember what we paid last year. I think it was a prix fixe--maybe $60 or so per person? You can call and ask what they are charging this year.

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                Silverlaker Oct 28, 2008 10:35 AM

                Anyone? C'mon I'm not asking about Thanksgiving at Newark -- !

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                  Erich Oct 28, 2008 12:43 PM

                  The problem is that most of us folks who live in these places don't eat out on holidays (I managed to pull it off once on Thanksgiving, thirteen years ago, but my wife does prefer to see her family) since we have family and friends here. And, since it doesn't concern us, we don't really know which restaurants do it well.

                  Good luck with it. I would suggest that you might research restaurants that interest you based on other posts that have been made on this board, and then start emailing them to see whether they'll be open on Turkey Day.

                  cheers, erich

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                    MGC Oct 29, 2008 04:42 AM

                    You may not eat out for holidays, but you might have better access to local advertisements than we do surfing from the web.

                    I've been looking for basically the same thing - something not overly high-brow for Thanksgiving dinner.

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                      Erich Oct 30, 2008 06:51 AM

                      Yeah, possibly. I just guess I have tunnel vision and only view ads that target me. :-/ Sorry not to have any info for you.

                  2. re: Silverlaker
                    lrostron Oct 28, 2008 01:07 PM

                    The Compound, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe is doing Thanksgiving. Good, good food, historic building. http://www.compoundrestaurant.com/ind...

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