Thanksgiving Dinner in Santa Fe

There’s something very special about making dinner reservations. The ritual and joy of eating food prepared for you pale to the anticipation and satisfaction of knowing that there is a time and place reserved, just for you, to enjoy one of life’s simplest pleasures. Dining out for Thanksgiving may not be on your radar, but considering that this may be the first time you’ve gathered with friends and loved ones to break bread since the pandemic, it might be the best idea you make this holiday season. Leave the cooking to the pros this year; we have a list that may inspire your plans.


***Please note that pre-fixe prices may not include tax, gratuity, and boozy add-ons.***

Compound Restaurant
$140.00 per person
There’s nothing not to love about The Compound Restaurant and Mark Kiffin’s vision for ever-evolving American cuisine. A cornerstone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe’s Arts District on Canyon Road and elegantly located in the last surviving Alexander Girard-designed restaurant.

Coyote Cafe
$85 per person
Coyote Cafe & Cantina is one of Santa Fe’s most famous and celebrated restaurants & rooftop bars. With Chef Dakota Weiss at the helm, Coyote Cafe continues to be one of Santa Fe’s most iconic restaurants.

El Nido
$90 per person
From wood-fired pizza, steaks, and seafood cooked on the Argentine grill along with homemade pasta, El Nido offers highly skilled and refined dishes with new levels of comfort. Keep warm and enjoy one of three fireplaces in their dining rooms.

Restaurant Martin
$142.97per person
Chef Rios has been repeatedly honored for his innovative cuisine and combinations of flavors, colors, and presentation. His style emphasizes fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, and reflects not only Southwestern and Asian influences but also his classic training in French technique.

$85 per person
Old~world elegance meets contemporary cuisine in a venue that boasts one of the best outdoor dining experiences in Santa Fe. Nestled in the charm and elegance of one of Santa Fe’s most beloved historical homes, Santacafé has been a restaurant icon for over 40 years.

TerraCotta Wine Bistro
$70 per person
TerraCotta Wine Bistro is a smart casual food and wine restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a charming 19th-century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Downtown Plaza. The restaurant features globally-inspired food, wine, and beer, utilizing local and regional foods.

$85 per person
Zacatlán is the Nahuatl translation for “land with an abundance of grass,” and that is where the idea of Zacatlán Restaurant began. Zacatlán Restaurant preserves the traditions while bringing forth new flavors that incorporate Southwestern and Mexican influences.

Story by Gabe Gomez


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