Among Santa Fe's most popular special-occasion restaurants, Coyote Café offers creative fine dining and an atmosphere of casual elegance, with comfortable upholstered seating and just enough colorful touches to add interest to the dining room. The main restaurant is open year-round for dinner, but the colorfully-painted rooftop cantina, open only in summer, serves lunch and dinner, and provides an opportunity to try famed chef Eric DeStefano’s contemporary southwestern fare without the higher prices of the Coyote Café. The menu is subject to change, but recent selections included Patagonian sea bass with potato and spinach ravioli and ruby grapefruit butter, and peppered elk tenderloin with black garlic mashed potatoes, smoked bacon, and morel mushrooms. Meanwhile, upstairs in La Cantina you could order Baja-style fish tacos, a green chile cheeseburger with chile-dusted fries, or Mama Schutz' Frito Pie. There is full liquor service.