In the late 1980’s Vermont transplant David Weiss decided to open a small Mexican restaurant in the quiet college town of Tivoli, NY. Located in the uppermost part of New York’s Dutchess County, Santa Fe Restaurant has become a Tivoli landmark and a draw for both locals and Hudson Valley visitors alike.
Inspired by the rich culinary flavors that he found during his many visits to Mexico, David created a menu that features the country’s diverse and vibrant flavors while highlighting the freshness of the ingredients in those dishes. These carefully crafted menu choices , along with Santa Fe’s festive atmosphere and exceptional value, earned the restaurant a reputation of being one of the best in the Hudson Valley.
In 2012 David collaborated with Ulster County restaurateur Jim Demosthenes and his wife Annie, a former employee of David’s, to bring the Santa Fe concept across the Hudson River and into Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District, an artsy and historically rich community. Listening to their loyal guests who wanted even more of what Santa Fe had to offer, the team decided to open Santa Fe Woodstock in the fall of 2015. Annie, David and Jimmy look forward to welcoming you to Santa Fe Woodstock!