The Pink Adobe and Dragon Room Bar in Santa Fe, New Mexico
For our last evening in Santa Fe, New Mexico we chose to dine at The Pink Adobe and Dragon Room Bar.
The Pink Adobe was established in 1944 by Rosalea Murphy. Known affectionately by locals as “The Pink,” the restaurant has grown into a local and national landmark since its humble beginnings serving Dobe Burgers, French onion soup, and hot apple pie. The restaurant was given its name by Rosalea because of the rose color of the historic, 300 year-old house that is home to the Pink.
Rosalea has now since passed, but today the Pink’s management team honors her legacy by carefully striving to honor their surroundings, and serve up some of the finest dining in all of Santa Fe.
Another great advantage to us is that The Pink Adobe was simply across the courtyard from The Inn of the Five Graces where we were staying.
Our waitress Allison made us comfortable, brought us a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir, and we settled in to explore the menu.
First off, we shared a bowl of The Pink Adobe’s classic French Onion Soup. They have been serving this soup since 1944. It was delicious, hot, and perfectly gooey with melted Gruyere cheese.
For our main course, Carol went for the Tenderloin of Angus Beef with wilted greens, smoked bacon, fingerling potatoes, and shiitake jus. I, on the other hand, requested Pan Roasted Halibut with wilted greens and glazed root vegetable with warm Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Both were excellent, but we both gave bigger thumbs up to the Halibut. The sauce was exquisite.
We were both completely unable to handle desert, so we opted for coffee and Bailey’s across the courtyard in the Dragon Room Bar.
Evidently, the Dragon Room Bar has been called one of the top 19 bars in the world. When we walked in the door, there was a local three piece band playing music that I would have expected from a local New Mexican hangout.
The place was very lively, seating was extremely limited, but we, and everyone else in the joint were having a great time. I don’t know this for sure, but it felt as though the place was full of locals rather than what might be considered a “touristy” type bar.
After enjoying our coffee drinks, and roughly an hour of wonderful music, we headed back to our abode for a good nights sleep.
The Pink Adobe and Dragon Room Bar make a wonderful place to spend an evening. The great food, combined with the excellent nightlife, made for an outstanding evening.
A great way to spend our last night in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Love to hear great things about our local Santa Fe treasures.