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Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

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Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

I will be in Santa Fe Thanksgiving day and the rest of the week. Does anyone know of a restaurant that is serving a special Thanksgiving dinner? Or where would you recommend going for a nice meal that's not too terribly expensive on Thanksgiving?

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1. Re: Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

Not good news on the second of your questions.

We own a B&B in the area and are the process of preparing our list of places to recommend to our incoming guests and not only is there a relatively short list, almost everything I'm finding is really expensive.

Unless you don't consider $65-85 per person expensive.

The most appealing menu-wise and most luxurious choices appear to be offered by the bigger hotels in their in-house restaurants.

I'll be finishing my research today and will post what I consider a nice range of options ASAP.

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2. Re: Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

Hey kayjenks,

I finished my checking sround and here are the results. Take any of these with a grain of salt and call sooner than later to inquire about times, availability, etc.....

1. Amaya - at the Hotel Santa Fe - 505-982-1200

Restaurant inside of hotel

$36.00 per person

2. Rancho de Chimayo' Restaurante - 505-984-2100

In village of Chimayo' a beautiful 15 minute drive from our B&B.

$16.95 per person plus regular menu is available

3. La Plazuela - at the La Fonda Hotel - 505-982-5511

Historic hotel and nice setting. Beautiful atrium. Well known for excellent buffet.

Buffet - $39.00 adults - $34.00 seniors

4. The Compound - 505-982-4353

One of Santa Fe's finest restaurants

Pre fixe dinner - $70.00 per person

5. Fuego - at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa - 505-986-0000

Very upscale hotel dinner house

Pre fixe dinner - $75.00 per person $65.00 over 55

6. La Casa Sena - 505-988-9232 - www.lascasasena.com

Normally a dinner/theater experience with servers as entertainers. Menu is on website.

Pre fixe dinner with prices based on wine choices

No wine: $55.00 per person

Flight A: $73.00 per person

Flight B: $85.00 per person

7. The Old House - at the Eldorado Hotel - 505-995-4530 - www.eldoradohotel.com - One of Santa Fe's finest restaurants

$62.00 per person - Buffet in banquet room - $48.00 pp - $38.00 seniors

8. Rio Chama Steakhouse - www.riochamasteakhouse.com - 505-955-0765

Nice steak & seafood place. Same ownership group as La Casa Sena

$38.00 per person - three different seating times

9. El Farol - www.elfarolsf.com - 505-983-9912

The finest Spanish restaurant in Santa Fe and one of our personal favorites.

Special menu for the day and looks nice from website. Dishes individually priced.

There's a couple there that ought to qualify for both affordable and special.

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3. Re: Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

Thank you very much, TimToad. I'm sure that took a while to gather all the information. Think we'll either go to La Fonda or The Old House. I'm looking forward to visiting Santa Fe again and trying to find the restaurant in an outdoor courtyard close to the plaza that had the best cream brulee I've ever tasted. Any idea where that might be?

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4. Re: Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

Baleen inside the Inn of Loretto usually has an annual Thanksgiving brunch. Last year it was about $42 per person.

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5. Re: Thanksgiving in Santa Fe

You might be thinking of Santacafe? It's awesome, big courtyard by the Plaza.

Does anyone know of the good/newer restaurants that have opened in SFNM? We haven't been in year now. I've heard Tulips is good.