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Geronimo

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Geronimo Review

At this bastion of high cuisine, the complex dishes range from New Mexico lamb chops with panfried red potato cakes, candied shallots, and hot mustard–chile-mint sauces to mesquite-grilled Maine lobster tails over angel hair pasta, served with a creamy garlic-chile sauce. Chef Eric Di Stefano's peppery elk tenderloin with apple-smoked bacon remains a perennial favorite. Desserts are artful and rich—note the chocolate hazelnut cake with blood-orange sauce and caramel crème anglaise. Located in the Borrego House, a massive-walled adobe dating from 1756, the intimate, white dining rooms have beamed ceilings, wood floors, fireplaces, and cushioned bancos (banquettes). The restaurant is renowned for both its cuisine and its highly refined service. In summer you can dine under the front portal; in winter the bar with fireplace is inviting. For a less formal experience, dine in the dark, seductive bar—the cocktails are excellent.

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch.
Updated: 12-04-2013

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    Geronimo - Poor Value - Out of Date

    In a few words:

    Over-priced
    Poor-service
    Out-dated food
    Uninteresting
    Deserts high-light
    Great Space/Location

    For full review: http://www.city-data.com/forum/santa-fe/1914357-geronimo-restuarant-review.html

    by TopDownDriver, 7/21/13
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    Not a good experience!

    This is the third time in three years that we have had to wait for a table, even though we had a reservation. This time, in April, with 4 couples, we had to wait over an hour. Then when we got to the table we waited another 30 minutes before we ordered. Now our servers were nice and tried to make up for the long wait, but we were all really upset. The food was quite good, but nothing is worth the waiting we had to endure. When we got our check we said somnething to the waiter about our long wait. He consulted the manager and they said they would pay our bar bill from when we were waiting for our table, which they should have offered in the beginning, then we would have felt that they were truly sorry for making us wait. We won't go back and the sad thing is that they have become arrogant over the years and probably don't care that our experience was bad!

    by dphillipscarolina, 4/30/08
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    Why Geronimo Wore An Indian Blanket

    Granted, we booked our reservation for Christmas Day dinner, so we expected a very busy restaurant. However, we showed up on time and were hustled off to the bar to wait for our table, which would have been just fine, but the bar is a small room and we stood there in the middle of the room pressed against folks that were actually taking their meals in the bar. We were then shown to our table, which was located directly across from the front door (20 degrees outside), so my lady friends kept their coats on their laps throughout the meal to keep from freezing to death. Worse still was the so-called Amish Veal (we're from Amish country and have never seen or heard of such a thing), which was so full of gristle that my wife sent hers back. The new owner spent most of her time fawning over the locals. Needless to say, we'll never be back, and fould the O'Keeffe Cafe a much better value.

    by DallasBill, 1/14/08
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    Excellence at a price

    We chose their five course "tasting menu", which started with a delicious ravioli dish, followed by chilled lobster and scallops in a spicy remoulade, then, after the "intermezzo", lamb tenderloin in a very peppery sauce. For dessert, two cheesecakes: caramel and "Bailey's" chocolate. The food and service were excellent in every way. Two minor complaints: most restaurants of this caliber (and price) provide a complimentary "amuse bouche" to start; and the ice cream intermezzo was too sweet for our tastes. The price is about the same as other restaurants of this level - high.

    by when, 7/31/07

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