Dinner at the new Santa Fe last night. Opened five days ago on Esplanade in the old Gabrielle building.
Very uneven, as should be expected less than a week in. The servers were swamped, they were cash only, and they ran out of sangria and most of their wine. That said, my wife's fish of the day (puppy drum) was done perfectly and was easily the best of the evening. The good news long term is that Alan, the owner and chef, was the chef at the original Santa Fe (working under the owner, Marc) and later the chef at the Marigny Brasserie. He is used to these recipes, and one hopes that once they get the kinks out this might be a good place. It would be great if we could have something close to the old Santa Fe return again.