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Old House Restaurant Restaurant Review: While Santa Fe is famously casual, there is something about Old House that inspires patrons to dress up for the occasion. Perhaps it's the professional tie-clad servers, or the eclectic Southwestern décor, or just the anticipation of sophisticated New American cuisine. At the restaurant’s entrance, you can see the signature rib-eye steaks undergoing a month-long dry-aging process, producing tender meat with concentrated flavor. The other signature menu item, a pair of dense lump crab cakes atop celery root slaw, is billed as a starter but could easily double as an entrée. For a lighter option, the pan-roasted salmon is cooked impeccably and boasts a crispy exterior and a lovely succulence inside. It's topped with a sweet Southwestern tomato jam, and accompanied by succotash and fingerling potatoes that pair surprisingly well with the black bean emulsion. The wine list is impressive, but if you don't want to commit to a bottle, the bar offers nearly two dozen selections by the glass.