The Short Order
You never really have to dress up for dinner in Santa Fe, but at Arroyo Vino, you feel like you should. There’s nothing particularly stuffy about this small restaurant (and adjoining wine shop) in Las Campanas. The room is basically a box, with a wood-topped bar at the center, eclectic art mounted on slate-blue walls, and specials scrawled on a chalkboard. Service is formal and professional without coming across as snooty. But the food commands respect. Recommended: duck confit larb, white asparagus bisque, beet gnocchi, heirloom tomato salad, arancini, cedar-plank salmon, chicken duo, lobster tail à la plancha, ribeye, “exploding
liquid truffles,” and salted caramel ice cream.