We're going in early January on a long weekend to Santa Fe (couples' trip) for my 40th birthday. Any recommendations for the big birthday dinner Saturday night? It will probably be about 10-12 people. I have thought of Geronimo, Compound, Coyote Cafe, but I have only visited Santa Fe once several years ago, and really don't have a great feel for where would be the best spot. Great food is obviously important, but atmosphere is equally important. My husband will be hosting this dinner.
I'm also looking for recommendations for a fun group dinner that Friday night, perhaps a bit more casual/laid back than the Saturday night event. I figure we're going to have to go somewhere that accepts reservations, because I assume it will otherwise be tough to wander up unannounced with a group that large on a Friday night. In any event, I want Friday's dinner to be FUN.
Would love some recommendations for casual lunch while out shopping, kicking around town as well.