Santa Cafe - Thoughts?
My mom, sister, and I are headed to Santa Fe next weekend. I haven't been to Santa Cafe in years, but the menu looks good. Has anyone been there lately? I am also considering Geronimo's, but worried it may be too fancy/expensive.
Ate at both restaurants last weekend with out-of-town visitors; a Saturday lunch at SantaCafe and a Sunday dinner at Geronimo.
Both were as excellent as they've been in the past. Lunch at SantaCafe is a bargain but reliably good. I had the daily "special" omelet. Dinner at Geronimo was pricey (no surprise); ~$300 for four people. One person had a vegetarian entree, two had an elk tenderloin entree and I had a somewhat spicy shrimp dish that is a Geronimo "signature" dish. Worth every penny.
Don't know when you were last in Santa Fe, but there some new places that are really good and won't break the bank:
For lunch or light dinner:
Koi has been mentioned on here to quite a bit. 135 W. Palace Ave
Some food for thought...
315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
315 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
709 Don Cubero Aly, Santa Fe, NM 87505
526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Max's - Santa Fe
403 1/2 S. Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM 87501