I think I've read anything pertinent re: Santa Fe but am hoping to narrow down some eating choices. Trying to find a spot for our nicer dinner (aka my travel agent dinner for doing all the work) has been tough because reviews vary widely on many of the places, altho crappy service seems to be a common theme on all restaurants in SF. The other thing is a couple of the places that sound up my alley are really pricey. I'm looking for something serving what I think of as Southwestern food (from Boston), basically new American with local touches I guess. Not a romantic place, something fun and in the $18-30 range for entrees. A few places that might work seem to be 315, Martin and Tomme. These were the nicer ones I had on the list but the combo of food, price and atmosphere is hard to come by (we're staying close to the Plaza btw).
315 Restaurant: 315 Old Santa Fe Trail, 315santafe.com; French, $19-28, bar plates $8
Aqua Sante: 451 W. Alameda St., new American, small place w/ patio (does this place really not have a web site?)
Compound: 653 Canyon Rd, compoundrestaurant.com; (too much $$?)
Geronimo: 724 Canyon Rd, geronimorestaurant.com/; $29-44, nice small bar
Pasqual's: 121 Don Gaspar Ave., pasquals.com; lunch $16, $26-43
Restaurant Martin: 526 Galisteo, restaurantmartinsantafe.com/; contemp, $28-33, split charge
Tomme: 229 Galisteo St @W. Alameda, tommesf.com/; $17-26. Does Tomme serve cocktails or just wine? And is it for sale? Read some article saying that.
Then not sure where to go for casual, burger or typical cuisine (sorry what's the different between Northern New Mexican and Tex Mex, the chiles?). Which do you like best:
Atrisco, Bert's Burger Bowl, Bobcat Bite, El Campanario, Harry's Roadhouse, La Choza, Los Amigos, Maria's, The PantryTia Sophia's, Tomasita's
Also looking for cool bars, both of the rock/divey motif and nicer ones that make a great cocktail. I think this might satisfy the rock bar: The Matador and maybe The Underground.
We're in SF for 3 nites and ABQ for one nite, staying by the airport in ABQ cuz of an early flight. I plan on taking a banh mi from Coda on the plane, any others of the list below essential for our <24 hrs in town? Thanks for your help.
Artichoke Cafe: 424 Central Ave SW, artichokecafe.com; $20-30, HH M-F 3-6
Banh Mi Coda: 230-C Louisiana Blvd SE, excellent, M-F 9-7, Sat 9-6,
Blake’s Lotaburger: 2529 Washington NE @Menaul orig location ABQ, Santa Fe, green chili burger
Cecilia's: 230 6th St. SW, typical, breakfast, (web down)
Frontier: 2400 Central Ave SE, frontierrestaurant.com/; breakfast, burgers
Holy Cow: 700 Central Ave SE, holycownm.com; $8.50 burger
Little Red Hamburger Hut: 1501 Mountain Rd NW @15th, littleredsburgers.tripod.com/; GCCB
Mary & Tito's: 2711 4th St NW, carne adovada & stuffed sopaipilla
Range Cafe: 2100 Menaul NE/4401 Wyoming NE, rangecafe.com/; breakfast, interesting sandwiches,
Zacatecas Tacos: 3423 Central Ave NE, zacatecastacos.com; tacos & tequila, HH M-F 4-6,