Four of us had lunch at the restaurant. We arrived at noon when the restaurant opened and were among the first people there. We were seated promptly. About ten minutes later our drink orders were taken and we were presented with menus. This was a social occasion so we were not in a hurry. However, our meal order was not taken until about 12:30 pm and we finally got our meals at 1:00 pm about an hour after arriving at the restaurant. This kind of delay is not really acceptable if someone is on a tight schedule. The waiter was polite but rushed and did not provide much information. I had the hamburger and found it to be delicious. The other items ordered by my three friends were less satisfactory. The chicken schnitzel consisted of a flattened piece of chicken smothered in an unidentifiable sauce. Another friend ordered a type of crab salad that turned out to be minuscule. We all thought that the food was overpriced and the price for wine and cocktails was egregious leading to a massive bill in which the moderate amount of alcohol consumed cost far more than the food. The ambience of the restaurant while acceptable was not what one might expect in what is often touted as Santa Fe's leading restaurant. The décor was much dated and looked cheaply done. Unfortunately, Santa Fe has many restaurants like the Compound in which the restaurant is vastly overrated by food critics and others for whom snobbery is more important than the meal. One thinks in this regard of the neighboring Geronimo's with its snooty atmosphere and high prices. If you want a good meal in Santa Fe there are many places where the food is better and the service prompter and the price of the food and drinks is more reasonable. This is a place for dowagers who lunch and who are not much interested in what they eat.
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