Should you wish to get a bit wild and crazy after dinner, you may want to hang out at one of Santa Fe's two favorite watering holes. On upper Canyon Road is El Farol, and just off the Plaza is the newly re-opened Dragon Room.
Ze French Bistro
311 Old Santa Fe Trail
5 courses for just $49
$89 includes wine
Amuses-bouches du chef
Tune & salmon tartar or escargots
Mussels marinieres or Ahi tguna
Seared duck breast or beef tenderloin
Crepes 'flambees" with Grand Marnier or
Chocolate fondant or Creme Brulee
113 1/2 Palace Avenue
Regular menu of Northern New Mexico specialties, all priced very reasonably.
The Shed does an especially good red chile.
Some of my favorites:
Guacamole, Salsa and Tortilla Chips
Southwest Grilled Shrimp
Enchilada Plate - Two rolled blue corn tortillas stuffed with cheddar cheese & onions, smothered in red chile.
Blue Corn Burritos - Two blue corn tortillas filled with pinto beans, cheddar cheese and onions and baked in a red chile sauce (vegetarian).
Fish Tacos - Two flour tortillas filled with sauteed fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, onion, jalapeno, ciliantro & lime.
Chicken Enchilada Verde - Roasted chicken, cheddar cheese and onion, rolled in blue corn tortillas and baked with green chile.
Save room for dessert! Their Hot Fudge Sundae, Apple Pie and Zabaglione are fabulous!
653 Canyon Road
This is one of my favorite elegant restaurants in Santa Fe. You will not find a wild party scene here, but some very fine dining. A great way, in my opinion, to bring in the new year.
6pm - 3 course prix-fixe menu for $105
8pm - 4 course prix-fixe menu for $140
(children's menu $40)
Crispy Cornmeal Fried Oysters
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Cast Iron Seared Veal Chop Piccata
Chocolate Blackout Cake
Gelato and Sorbets
526 Galisteo Street
Simple and beautiful surroundings along with innovative and refined dishes make Restaurant Martin the new favorite dining establishment of Santa Fe.
Prix-Fixe Menu - $90
Maple Lacquered Semi-Boneless Quail
Organic Beet Salad
Elk Osso Bucco
Maine Diver Sea Scallops
Big Eye Tuna
New York Strip Loin
Colorado Lamb Loin
Caramel Golden Gala Apple
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Tart
Toasted Coconut Creme Caramel