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Jul 15, 2011 04:18 PM

Shibumi Ramenya & also a place for dinner Sunday night in a couple of weeks

Hello everyone. I'll be in Santa Fe July 24-30. Many of the restaurants I've checked are not open on Sunday night. I am looking for a recommendation. We will have been driving most of the day, so we would like something easy. We are both open to almost all food & would like to spend no more than $150.00 including drinks.

Also, I was wondering if anyone had information about Shibumi Ramenya? Is the Kaiseki/Izakaya dinner something we should check out as we will be there the last Thursday in July.

Thanks for your help & I promise to send a write up of my meals.

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  1. Much like Nostrani, its sister restaurant next door, Shibumi is a little pretentious, but an absolutely delicious purveyor of one of the great world cuisines. I've never tried their izakaya or kaiseki dinners, but I'd be amazed if it were anything short of stellar. Do bear in mind that it is cash-only, which can be a significant issue considering that you can easily spend $40 or more per person after drinks, tax, and tip.

    For Sunday dinner, consider Harry's Roadhouse or Plaza Cafe Southside. Located in a residential area southeast of the city, Harry's isn't my absolute favorite, but the midscale American/New Mexican/world menu is consistently two or three notches better than it needs to be, and the atmosphere is great, especially the back patio. Plaza Cafe's big box mall location is pretty antiseptic, but the no-fuss New Mexican and American food is about as good as you're likely to find. Both Harry's and Plaza Cafe do tasty margaritas.

    2nd Street Brewery (much better than average pub grub and quite good beer), Backroad Pizza (yuppie pizza), and Rooftop Pizza (more yuppie pizza) are open too. A search will turn up a ton of info on any of these.

    Harry's Roadhouse
    96B Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    Backroad Pizza
    1807 2nd St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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    1. re: finlero

      And don't forget the "no scents" policy at Shibumi and Nostrani . . .

    2. I don't know why you think you can't find a place for a Sunday night.

      There are at least 28 according to opentable. I would suggest: Andiamo, 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, O'Keeffe Cafe [they have 1/2 price bottles of wine on Sundays], Ristra, Restaurant Martin as places that won't disappoint.

      322 Garfield Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
      315 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      O'Keeffe Cafe
      217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      548 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

      Restaurant Martin
      526 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87501