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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Santa Fe

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Santa Fe embraces a variety of intimate dinner spots perfect for a special occasion, late-night liaison, or quiet meal for two. With unique ambience including warm, dimmed lights and fireplaces, peaceful outdoor patios, leafy gardens and cozy corners, there's something on the list for everyone. And, of course, the stellar Southwestern and French cuisines are matched by equally stellar lists of wines and craft cocktails.
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724 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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For 22 years, the venerable Geronimo, situated in a 1756 adobe, has been serving a bevy of culinary delights. From the house favorites like peppery elk tenderloin to New Mexico lamb chops, the food is accessible and the timeless milieu is...
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198 NM-592, Santa Fe, NM 87506, USA
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The warm, handsome dining room at Terra is situated high enough for sweeping Santa Fe sunsets and glorious mountain silhouettes. Helmed by chef Andrew Cooper, the food is contemporary American and Southwestern, from tortilla soup to pan-seared...
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211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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Come summer, locals flock to the tranquil patio for al fresco dining. The new chef is the likable Marc Quiñones, whose kitchen churns out Southwestern food with molecular gastronomy. Commence your meal with the award-winning tortilla soup or green...
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653 Canyon Rd A, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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The elegant, grown-up Compound Restaurant on Santa Fe's Canyon Road caters to devoted locals and tourists alike with a Southwestern-meets-Mediterranean focus. James Beard Award–winning chef Mark Kiffin scores with entrées like roasted...
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451 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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French native chef Charles Dale's light-filled 40-seat bistro Bouche serves farm-to-table food in a mod, casual space. The consistent menu rotates classics such as onion soup, tenderloin steak tartare with a fresh farm egg, black mussels in white...
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231 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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Since 1983, Santacafé has been a culinary destination for the chic lunch set (Tom Ford is a fan). Opt, as they do, for eclectic "classics" like crispy calamari with four-chile lime dipping sauce, shrimp and spinach dumplings with...
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Santa Fe, NM, USA
The new restaurant Georgia (situated next door to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum) is housed in a 100-year-old restored building with simple, contemporary American food and locally-sourced ingredients. The handsome, minimalist dining room is a perfect...
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113 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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The warm, romantic wood and stone dining room at the Anasazi Restaurant & Bar is a perfect spot for Argentine chef Juan Juan Bochenski's flavorful, rustic cuisine. The roasted free-range local lamb with jalapeño croquettes is an utter delight...
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428 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
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A cozy new spot from chef Joseph Wrede that blends a dining experience for the vegetable lover like wild greens vichyssoise and a cast iron cauliflower dish with mustard seed, white beans, anchovies, fried capers. The meat inclined will lean...