My husband and I did the Santa Fe Cooking schoool restaurant tour earlier this summer. From the great and yummy menu that the chef put together then, we wanted to return to this restaurant most of all. So we did.
The staff service was superior - as it was on the demonstration. The menu was yummy - excellent food preparation and lightness of touch yet with the Southwest smells and tastes coming through lucidly.
A fine bottle of wine that we thought was excellent value.
We ate inside this time and the bells from the chapel were still a fine Santa Fe experience. The interior was glowing with candles and a small fire was in the kiva.
A treat of a fine experience.
Just had lunch at this Santa Fe restaurant with a terrace that is near the plaza here in Santa Fe.
The location was great for us - a family of 6 with elderly grand moms with canes( and one walker). That the terrace of the restaurant is right under the Loretto chapel's tower made the ambiance the best of any restaurant that we ate at it Santa Fe.
The service was really excellent with the restaurant manager giving special care to the grand moms. The food - it was also excellent with all the traditional items for lunch but all with a New Mexican food twist that made them home runs for our family. And, yes, the assorted ages from teenager to octogenarian need some skills to hit the nail on the head.
The prices were good for such an experience and the value was great for such an experience. We hung out for two hours dawdling over teas and coffees and felt special under a sort of classical gazebo with flow-y curtains.
My wife and I spent a week in Santa Fe recently. We ate at several restaurants while there. Luminaria was far and away the best! The food was prepared well and presented very nicely. Our waiter was friendly and pleasant. We also ate out doors which was nice, peaceful and relaxing. They also had a very nice wine list.