If you're the kind of person who shares a flaming volcano of rum with six co-workers, you are probably also the type to go to a steakhouse and order the bone marrow whiskey luge appetizer ($14 plus $10 for the shot of Bulliet rye the waiter will pour through it after you're done eating). That's just how our splurge dinner began. Up next was a bacon and butter salad, delightfully amended with pinon nuts and a lemony goat cheese that bound to the butter lettuce ($16 and perfect to share). We loved that our steaks come just as ordered (7-ounce filet, $38 and a 10-ounce flat iron, $30), centered on a plate with just one herb sprig and a few cloves of roasted garlic. Rather than choosing just one of a dozen steak toppings, we try all of them in a flight for $12. Side dishes are enough for three diners to share, so our pair had plenty of the creamed spinach ($12) and wild mushrooms ($11) to take home. The wine list has glasses that range from $11 for Washington pinot noir to $30 French Bordeaux, and bottles for days, but the service isn't pretentious and pushy on the alcohol front. It's no wonder Market Steer was named Best New Restaurant in SFR's 2019 Best of Santa Fe readers poll. Since we're suckers for spectacle, next time, we are determined to save room for the table-side s'mores ($15). (Julie Ann Grimm)

201 Don Gaspar, 992-6354
marketsteersteakhouse.com
Dinner only, Tuesday-Saturday; brunch on Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday.
Insta: @marketsteersteakhouse