I know it's early, but I'm a planner. We're going to be spending 2 weeks during Christmas time in Santa Fe. We've been before at this time and have gone to Geronimo's for Xmas Eve dinner. This time, we'd like to go more casual. My thinking is, we'll do the more upscale places (like Compound) on other nights when we can most likely get better service. Btw, my definition of "casual" (that is SF casual) is approx $100 -$150 (or less) for 2 people (btw2, we're not big drinkers -- my husband and I are known to split a glass of wine at dinner... party on!).
The days we're needing guidance are Xmas Eve, Xmas (brunch and/or dinner) and, if possible, New Years Eve. Open to hotel dining if it's good. We're into fun, authentic food. We're in our 30's (if that matters). Thanks y'all!