Readers of the weekly print edition of the Santa Fe Reporter tell us time and again how much they look forward to food coverage; internet statistics show restaurant reviews, openings and closings reports, recipes and food trend features are some of our most-visited online content at
So our team understands the paramount nature of the annual Restaurant Guide, the culmination of 12 months of culinary calendar.

And at the top of the heap, the summit of the mountain, the penthouse apartment in our dining skyscraper, is the establishment we've named Restaurant of the Year. Diners who live here and visit have already voted with their exuberant presence and their word-of-mouth recommendation of State Capital Kitchen.
They are not alone at the top, however. The following pages showcase 10 other restaurants that soar to heights, even if they're all located in Santa Fe's low-lying architecture.