The 9 Best Hotel Restaurants in Santa Fe

Andrew Collins | February 06, 2018

One of the top culinary destinations in the Southwest, Santa Fe is home to a slew of James Beard–nominated chefs, with some of the most renowned kitchen talents overseeing restaurants in local hotels. Several other properties in and around Santa Fe are known for their hearty and affordable New Mexican fare.


Inn at Vanessie

Why it made the list

It's just a short walk across the parking lot to reach this tony inn's steakhouse, Vanessie, which in addition to serving tasty chops and other contemporary American fare also presents enjoyable cabaret entertainment each evening.

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Pecos Trail Inn

Why it made the list

The inexpensive and cheerful restaurant at this budget-oriented property on the southeast side of town flies a bit under the rader, but its Pecos Trail Cafe serves excellent and filling Northern New Mexican fare.

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Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

Why it made the list

Overlooking the resort's pretty pond and verdant grounds, Blue Heron Restaurant serves a seasonally changing menu that's focused on healthful and fresh local ingredients. It's open for three meals a day, and the brunch is especially popular (try the banana pancakes with local honey).

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Ten Thousand Waves

Why it made the list

Izanami, the sophisticated izakaya-style restaurant at this Japanese-inspired boutique spa resort, serves some of the best modern Japanese food in New Mexico. There's also an outstanding list of premium sakes.

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Hotel Santa Fe

Why it made the list

With a warmly lighted and art-filled interior space just off the lobby and a beautiful cloistered patio outside, Amaya is one of Santa Fe's most inviting hotel restaurants. The contemporary cuisine, from bison burgers to venison chops, is great influenced by the hotel's Native American ties—it's owned by the Picuris Pueblo. One memorable option here is booking a family-style meal in the authentic teepee beside the patio.

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Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

Why it made the list

Located just across the street from this quaint B&B, Rancho de Chimayo restaurant occupies a handsome old hacienda with patios shaded by cottonwood trees and and interior dining rooms warmed by fireplaces. It's one of the top stops along the fabled High Road to Taos for a delicious lunch or dinner. The menu focuses on classic Northern New Mexican and Mexican fare.

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Garrett's Desert Inn

Why it made the list

Although this budget '50s-style motor lodge in the heart of the Downtown historic district has only so-so accommodations, it's home to a legit restaurant, Santa Fe Bite, whose green-chile cheeseburgers rank among the best in all of New Mexico. This quirky and casual diiner-style eatery also serves up great steaks and Northern New Mexican specialties, too.

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Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Why it made the list

Restaurant Anasazi is a stylish, sophisticated 38-seat dining room that features some of the most deftly executed contemporary cuisine in Santa Fe. There's an extensive wine list, and service is top-notch. The prix-fixe lunches are one of the better deals in town among upscale restaurants.

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Why it made the list

The panoramic mountain views from the dining room and adjoining patio of Terra, at this luxurious resort in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, is reason enough to love this upscale restaurant. But the artfully presented regional American food is delicious, too. It's a spendy spot for a meal, but absolutely worth the splurge for a special night out.

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