Today's Preparation of Classic Dishes & Cocktails




Starters & Sides

Corn Chowder     $9 

fresh corn, green onion, bacon

Wedge Salad    $10

bacon, cherry tomatoes, red onions, pine nuts, with your choice of blue cheese dressing or green goddess

Butter Lettuce Salad    $10

roasted shallot vinaigrette, radicchio, apple, candied pecans

Pan Fried Chicken Liver and Onions  

with grilled bread   $10

Pecan Smoked Ribs     $12

classic bbq, st. louis ribs, slaw

Pecan Smoked Wings    $8

green chile glaze, scallions, toasted pine nuts

Sautéed Carrots with mint    $6

Chimichurri Mushrooms     $6

Onion Rings with chipotle ketchup     $6

Duck Fat Roasted Fingerlings     $6

fresh herbs, aioli

Small Plates

Mesquite Grilled Burger     $15

braised brisket, grilled onion, béchamel cheese sauce

Carbonara     $15

bucatini, pancetta, parmesan 

Grilled NM Prime Filet     $22

chimichurri, roast mushroom

Poached Shrimp Roll     $16

wild caught shrimp, garlic butter, slaw


Tender Sundae     $9

chocolate sauce, candied pecans, whipped cream

Fruit Galette     $7

whipped cream 

Budino    $9

salted caramel  


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White & Rose

Atlantique Rose, Loire Valley  8/28

Savee See Sauvin



White & Rose

Atlantique Rose, Loire Valley  8/28

Savee See Sauvingon Blanc, Marlborough  9/31

Chalk Hill, Chardonnay, Sonoma  10/35


Willamette Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir  11.5/47

Felino Cabernet Sauvingon, Mendoza  12/42

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre, Veneto  11/39


Miquel Pons Cava, Catalonia  7/25

Fortified beverages

Lillet 12

Rocks, orange twist

Bohemian 12

Gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, bitters, foam

Old Fashioned  12

Bourbon or rye, bitters, sugar

Sazerac 12

Absinthe, sugar cube, rye, bitters

Beer and Cider

Murphy’s Stout and five other Beer, Ales and Cider on Tap

Full Bar

Craft Whiskeys, Tequillas  and Gin


Gerry Carty of County Mayo Ireland

Americana, Celtic and Folk

Santa Fe Legend

Gerry Carthy

Every Friday Night! 

Gerry Carthy was born in County Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. He plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, tin whistle, saxophone, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, and vocals. Inspired by the folk revival of Irish music in the '60s and '70s, he spent 10 years playing music at sessions around Galway. 

Gerry is one of the founding members of the traditional Irish session at the Crane Bar, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary - the longest running session in Galway. He holds two degrees from the University College Galway: one in English, French, and German, and the other in Teaching Education. 

Gerry now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his son, Michael. He carries on the Tradition both through teaching and performances. He was on faculty of the Music Department at the College of Santa Fe for 15 years, where he taught classes and private lessons on tin whistle, tenor banjo, guitar, and Celtic Ensemble. 

In addition, Gerry is an Artist in Residence with the New Mexico Folk Arts and has taught tin whistle and Irish language at Santa Fe Community College. He performs at Celtic festivals around the United States and plays regularly in the Santa Fe region.

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Beautiful restaurant, complete with saloon bar, located in nearby Lamy, a quaint New Mexico Village

Lamy, NM is a tiny village founded in 1880 by the Atchison & Topeka Railroad 18 miles from Santa Fe. Lamy serves as Amtrak's Santa Fe station and was once home the Fred Harvey El Ortiz Hotel. The Legal Tender is Lamy's oldest and one of it's most beloved structures. Built in 1881 as a general store, with the Saloon added some time later, as well as the Americana Room. By 1953 the establishment went by the colorful name the Pink Garter. In 1970 it was remodeled and named The Legal Tender. In 1986 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places, then was donated to the Lamy Railroad and History Museum in 2006. Since then the museum has curated and  lovingly cared for the building and it's collection of antebellum art, railroad memorabilia and local artifacts. The site was donated to Winslow Art Trust in 2018. Where the pavement ends and the West begins, you'll find the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.

The Legal Tender Saloon and Eating House

151 Old Lamy Trl, Lamy, New Mexico 87540, United States

(505) 466-1650

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