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Today's Preparation of Classic Dishes & Cocktails







Schwebach Farms Pumpkin Soup  $9 

chipotle and creme fraiche

Wedge Salad $10

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

Warm Spinach Salad $10

egg, feta pomegranate, red onion and pine nuts

Pan Fried Chicken Liver & Onions $10 with grilled bread

Crab Cakes $18

garlic aioli, red chile oil, arugula and lemon

Spicy Korean Wings $9

scallions, toasted sesame seeds


Sautéed Carrots with mint $6

Chimichurri Mushrooms with toasted bread $6

Duck Fat Roasted Fingerlings $6

fresh herbs, aioli

Creamy Polenta with fresh herbs, parmesan, toasted pine nuts $8

Onion Rings with chipotle ketchup $6

Brussels with pickled onion, basaltic reduction, anchovy salt $8

Small Plates

Mesquite Grilled Burger $15

braised brisket, grilled onion, béchamel cheese sauce

Grilled NM Prime Filet $22

chimichurri, roast mushroom

Poached Shrimp Roll $16

wild caught shrimp, garlic butter, slaw

Pan Seared Trout Fillet $14

fresh corn succotash

Pecan Smoked Ribs

St. Louis Ribs, bbq glaze and slaw

Eggplant Parmesan $14

linguine, pomodoro, fresh basil


Classic Chocolate Cake $9

Tender Sundae $9

chocolate sauce, candied pecans, whipped cream

Butterscoth Budino $8

salted caramel  

Sandeman 20 Year Tawny Port $8

Legal Tender DRINK MENU


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





Charle Tichenor

Piano Man

Playing your requests.

Every Sunday Night!

We are proud to present in our music room, Charles Tichenor. Mr. Tichenor is a highly accomplished pianist and vocalist well versed in song and piano music of many varieties. He is a long time resident of Santa Fe and a native of Kentucky. 

Charles is recognized and admired by many for his musicality and enthusiasm for performance. His talent being self-evident, you’re sure to enjoy Mr. Tichenor in a casually elegant setting as he performs his compelling music on our lovely grand piano.

Gerry Carthy

Santa Fe and Galway Legend

Americana, Celtic and Folk

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

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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