The dressiest spot in Old Town, Seasons (2031 Mountain Rd. NW, 505/766-5100, 5–9:30 p.m. daily, $23) focuses on grilled meats, and a slightly old-school menu (mmm—hot artichoke dip!), and loads of wine. Although the formal dining area is very nice (helped along with excellent service), the real treat is the rooftop cantina area, where you can enjoy tasty finger food and a view of Albuquerque’s skyline. With lunch entrées around $10, this is also a good place for a midday treat (11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri.).
© Zora O'Neill from Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque, 2nd edition