Didn’t I tell you that this was a wonderful place?
Welcome to a world of celebrated culinary delight and libations! One of the chicest restaurants and cocktails spots in Santa Fe, the AGAVE Lounge and the Old House restaurant at Eldorado Hotel and Spa are at once sophisticated yet casual, and build upon the award-winning dining foundations of The Old House. The AGAVE Lounge features a menu of shared plates, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine by the glass program. The happy hour menu is diverse (oh, the lobster sliders!) and the portions are filling. Relax by the fireplace on comfortable designer couches or enjoy flat-screen HDTVs and a variety of other contemporary seating.
The Old House is honored by Zagat as on of New Mexico’s very best, featuring dry-aged steak and chef-driven contemporary global cuisine with seasonal and regional ingredients from artisan farms. Their wine list is varied and interesting. The menu is classic yet current. You could start with the Rocket Tuna, a gastronomically gallant mix of rare seared tuna with a macadamia crust, sitting on a bed of arugula and topped with crisp wonton and a chipotle sesame drizzle. The regal 28 day dry aged rib eye melts in your mouth. You are now in the epitome of Santa Fe sophistication - but not snobby - not even close. Prices are surprisingly reasonable for the beautiful food and the upscale setting.
If you are looking for great food in a warm and cozy yet hip and lively atmosphere with outstanding service, this is your place - you won’t want to leave.
Open daily from 11:30 am until close, you are invited to phone them at 505-995-4350 for general information. See their website to review the menu.