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Geronimo
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Ranked #3 of 604 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Camino De Monte Sol
Description: Elegant fine dining in a 1756 adobe home. Santa Fe's only Mobil 4 Star/ AAA 4 Diamond Restaurant.
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don’t you hate it when you make a reservation at an upscale restaurant for a special event (birthday) and someone says to you, “Oh, we went there and didn’t like it.” We went ahead anyway. What were they talking about? It was a superb meal and a wonderful experience. And, they were open on Monday evening.

Our table was in an area between the kitchen and another dining room, so there was a constant flow of waiters going by. I can say, the plates they were carrying looked very tempting. I almost tried the four-course vegetarian tasting menu ($60) but had the sea bass instead ($37). It flaked perfectly at the touch of the fork. The presentations were so artistic that I took photos of them. This is my first time to upload photos as part of a review.

We don’t know our waiter’s name. This isn’t a “Hi. my name is Dan and I’ll be taking care of you tonight” sort of place. The purpose of a good meal is not to bond with your wait person, however much they think that might help their tip. Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and observant. Just when I thought our dirty plates had been their too long, our waiter and another appeared and quickly cleared the table.

The Meyer lemon and lemon curd crepe was an outstanding dessert, much more lemony than the key lime tart was limey. I had a memorable night (turned the big seven oh). In a city filled with gourmet restaurants the competition is tough. Some of the reviews said Geronimo was overpriced, but I feel the quality was there. Besides, my brother David paid for it.

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Thank Robert F
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Even if you have a reservation for a table, start at the bar! the bartender, Camile served up great margaritas and witty banter. She was very charming but attentive, friendly and helpful as well. After a couple of margaritas, we sat on the veranda and, despite the rain, had a fabulous meal. Elk was very tasty. Lamb was tasty too but a little on the tough side. No need to get the sides with a main dish, there's plenty there, but both the mac and cheese and the spinach were delicious. Service was friendly and very good.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I had one of our all-time best meals at Geronimo. Our server, Jennifer, was terrific and really knew the menu as evident from her answers. I decided that if I was going to try elk, this would be the place - even though I was surprised it came from New Zealand. It was delicious! Presentation and execution were top notch. Every aspect of the meal was enjoyable.
If you're looking to splurge on a fine dining experience while in Santa Fe, you will not be disappointed at Geronimo.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We made a reservation for 8:30 Saturday evening and then invited a friend join us. We had to move the reservation back to 9:00 PM which made us feel like we're back in Europe. The food was outstanding as was the service. I would definitely recommend it if you want fine dining. Expensive, of course, but not a place to go back to every night.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Every time I visit Santa Fe, I make sure to dine at Geronimo. The service, food and wine list are superb! My entourage usually includes carnivores and vegetarians -- everyone leaves more than satisfied. Great ambiance, friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff with multi-lingual skills. If you see something on the menu that "sounds good," -- it is!

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