Dining at Geronimo Restaurant on Canyon Road is a surprising experience. You've probably seen the venerable adobe with dining couples enjoying the portal. You may have heard that Geronimo is a special place with creative cuisine. I urge you to take the plunge and make a reservation to dine at Geronimo Restaurant at least once. Treat yourself.
We did just that during Indian Market Week. We entered the door to the 1756 adobe home. We were greeted by the maitre d' and shown to our round table with crisp white linens.
A visit to the restroom was in order after our walk up Canyon Road and we were personally escorted through the rambling adobe. I smiled as I read the sign: "Please place your modern hygiene devices into the receptacle below. Our 1756 plumbing cannot handle the strain. Thank you."
We settled in at our table and watched the bustling dining room. Wait staff with starched white shirts brought delightful looking plates to the well-dressed diners. Wine was chosen and poured. We perused the menu. It wasn't until we heard about the special dishes for the day that we knew what we wanted.
We started with a glass of wine and a mushroom appetizer. Delicious and light. Easily shared. We ordered entree's... local lamb was my choice. It was described as New Mexico Four Corners naturally raised lamb chops. The lamb was served with pan-fried red potato cakes, candied shallots, hot mustard and chile mint sauces.
Both the menu and wine list were extensive. Meals ranged from Asian fusion to French to New Mexican cuisine. The menu is a la carte. Main courses ranged from $30 - $45.
Everything was served with an attentive flair befitting the reputation of the restaurant. The decor is upscale yet compatible with the small adobe rooms.
Dining at busy Geronimo Restaurant is a wonderful experience... one that is an important addition to any Santa Fe itinerary.