Vicky's of Santa Fe
It’s easy to blend with the locals when you know where to go in Indian Wells, and that’s Vicky’s of Santa Fe. Serving award-winning American cuisine, Vicky’s is consistently named “Best Hot Spot,” “Most Vibrant Bar Scene,” and “Best Venue for Live Music.”
“Vicky’s is a great dinner spot because it’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name,” says owner Marc Laliberte. “If you love good food and wine and want to be surrounded by people you enjoy, Vicky’s has all that.”
Mouthwatering menu items include three different steaks, like the popular filet, which Laliberte recommends cooked rare and served with melted bleu cheese crumbles and a seasoned twice-baked potato. The walk-in wine cellar features volumes of California wines from well-known winemakers and select boutique vintners. Signature cocktails, served at a spacious center bar, shake up happy hour and late nights.
The pièce de résistance, though, is the music lounge. Featuring more than 36 local and nationally renowned musicians, Vicky’s ambitious nightly live music program presents favorites like the John Stanley King Show, Kal David & Lauri Bono, the Real Deal, Lisa & the Gents, John McCormick, Slim Man, Rose Mallett, the Corwins, and Chase Huna, to name a few. Vicky’s is also home to the Show Supper Club Concert Series, an array of Broadway-style song-and-dance dinner shows that benefit music education in local schools.
Private dining, cocktail receptions, and special events for up to 100 guests are available, too, and this bustling venue books up fast. Reservations in the Dining Rooms 5:30–9:30 p.m. daily.
Photo by Shaun LaBelle.