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Fine Dining Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Artichoke Café and Wine Bar

424 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-0200
www.artichokecafe.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm Sun 5pm-9pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3pm-6:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.75 rating (40 votes)
Once your lunch or dinner at the upscale Artichoke Café has concluded, you’ve got to adjourn to the sexy new Wine Bar next door. The wine list is actually a leather-bound tome with a massive assortment of wines. Prices start at a decent $28 or $30 a bottle and zoom up into the upper stratospheres of frivolity, but you can also order select vintages by the half-bottle or glass. You'll love the front-facing "big city" windows, curvy wooden bar and comfortable seats. It’s open until 11 p.m. on the weekends, but beware: The kitchen stops serving at 10 p.m. No matter. It’s got one hell of a breadbasket, and, as our server once suggested, "You can fill up on the wine!" Don't mind if we do! (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: 5-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining

4.26 rating (35 votes)
Across Edith from the Artichoke Café, Farina’s proximity to some of the most established fine dining in Albuquerque isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café, and it brings a tantalizingly direct message to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, and all of it damn good. There’s also meatballs al forno (plump orbs studded with pine nuts in an acidic-sweet balsamic glaze), a few gourmet salads and a mammoth (in size and flavor) calzone. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.83 rating (33 votes)
Modeled after a New York loft, Slate Street’s wine bar has an ultra-hip, modern, minimalist feel. This wine list is rhythmic, flowing and poetic, and it’s the most pleasurable to read and easiest to comprehend in Albuquerque. The wines are listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food. The listings are simple, but not simplistic. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Savoy Bar and Grill

10601 Montgomery NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 294-9463
savoyabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5-10pm Fri-Sat: 5-11pm Brunch: Sun 11am-3pm happy hour 3pm-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.36 rating (22 votes)
Wine flights are the best way to try different selections without going broke, and Savoy has some interesting choices. They pair perfectly with the restaurant’s stunning interiors and lovely New American dishes—grouper in an almond-romesco sauce, seafood linguine, grilled peach and seared sea scallop salads, and the house charcuterie plate. For dessert, there’s praline-chocolate torte ($6), house-made blackberry-Chambord ice cream ($3.50), cheese plates and, of course, a glass of La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti ($5). Open ’til 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 p.m. weekends. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

3128 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-4455
www.upscalejoint.com
Tues-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-1:30am Sun: noon-9pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.7 rating (33 votes)
If you like your comfort food with a gourmet twist, it’s here. Nob Hill Bar and Grill boasts meatloaf (crowned with smoked bacon) and burgers (American kobe). Signature cocktails, a few vegetarian entrées, and a comfy but chic atmosphere make Nob Hill Bar and Grill a solid addition to the neighborhood. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Thu 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.49 rating (52 votes)
The surprising thing about Scalo is that it’s simultaneously more pleasant and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room, while the patio will have a nice, long season of pleasant weather. Now serving brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there’s plenty of fresh-pressed espresso to sip with it. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Yanni's Mediterranean Grill and Opa Bar

3109 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-9250
yannisandopabar.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Sun: 11:30am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.9 rating (47 votes)
You love Yanni's. So do we. As the only restaurant in Albuquerque with a diverse and refined Greek-influenced Mediterranean menu, who can top them? Their adjoined Opa Bar seats about 85 people and is open for lunch, dinner or just cocktails. Painted deep red, dimly lit and accented with lots of dark wood, the lounge provides a stark contrast to the bright, light and airy dining rooms at Yanni's. It’s an ideal place for pre- or post-movie cocktails and snacks, or more substantial cuisine. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 254-ZINC (9462)
www.zincabq.com
Weekend Brunch Sat & Sun 11am-2:30pm Afternoon Intermezzo Mon-Sat 3pm-5pm Dinner Sun-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar Mon-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun: 5pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.33 rating (37 votes)
Best Wine Bar winners in 2008’s Best of Burque poll, Zinc is a delightfully renovated historic space in Nob Hill, reborn as an upscale restaurant serving elegant American food with noticeable French inspiration. Thirsty? Don't miss the mocha, with “Zinc” written in chocolate syrup, or the wonderful selection of wines by the glass. Downstairs, the wine bar attracts a younger crowd for drinks and music.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - North Valley

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse

6855 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 341-0831
thehiddensteakhouse.com
Daily Reservations: 4:30-9:30pm Black Diamond Lounge: 4:30pm-close Cocktail Hours: Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm Fri-Sat 9pm-11pm Live music Wed through Sun. No cover. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)

3.8 rating (20 votes)
Vernon’s is a swanky underground spot for good eats and high times, delivered speakeasy-style. The dining room is walled with lustrous, ebony-adobe, and the tables are clothed in crisp, black and white linens. By the glass or bottle, there’s plenty of quality hooch. The menu is classic steakhouse stuff, with beef tournedos in a silky demi-glace, fresh fish and a damn fine veal Oscar. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

2031 Mountain Rd NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 766-5100
seasonsabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Daily starting at 5 pm Rooftop Cantina: Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat 4pm-11:45pm Sun 4pm-10:45pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-6:30, 9pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.85 rating (20 votes)
Seasons’ rooftop patio is one of our favorite wine-drinking destinations, especially when it’s nice out. There are heaters up there for chilly nights, the courtyard fountain provides a calming gurgle, the view of the mountains is great, and the happy hour menu has outstanding dishes at more-than-reasonable prices. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Corrales

Indigo Crow Cafe

4515 Corrales Rd
Corrales NM
(505) 898-7000
www.indigocrowcafe.com
Tue-Sat 11:30am-9pm Sun 10am-9pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.34 rating (23 votes)
A classy kind of place in the wilds of Corrales with astounding lobster ravioli. And who could resist the call of chipotle clams and flourless chocolate torte? Head on in for dinner and a nice bottle of wine or Sunday brunch on the patio. It’s only a few miles thataway, as the crow flies. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Placitas

Blades Bistro

212 Hwy 165
Suite L
Placitas NM
(505) 771-0695
www.bladesbistro.com
Lunch: Fri-Sat: 11am-2pm Dinner: Tues-Thurs: 5-9pm Fri-Sat: 5-9:30pm Brunch: Sun: 10:30am-2pm Happy Hour: Tues-Thurs: 4-7pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.29 rating (10 votes)
At Blades, the mood is jovial and boisterous, in keeping with the neighborhood bistro feeling to which its aspires. A stainless-steel counter at one end extends the feeling of openness by offering a view into the kitchen, while across the dining area is a beautifully crafted hardwood bar. On the short, dinner-only menu, there’s an eclectic mix of appetizers (roasted beets with toasted goat cheese and balsamic glaze), European-style entrées (paella), and several salad and soup options, all beautifully presented. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Santa Ana Pueblo

Prairie Star

288 Prairie Star Road
Santa Ana Pueblo NM
(505) 867-3327
mynewmexicogolf.com/golf/pr...
Tues-Sun: 5:30-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

2.75 rating (12 votes)
Situated in an old adobe mansion with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, Prairie Star is tailor-made for intimate special occasions. Bold New American dishes created by award-winning Executive Chef Heath VanRiper are as beautiful to behold as they are to eat and go down flawlessly with selections from the Wine Spectator- honored cellar. Be wowed by the giant scallops, rabbit relleno and to-die-for pecan pie. The new wine bar alone is worth the trip. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Uptown

Marcello’s Chop House

2201 Q St NE (in ABQ Uptown Shopping Center) (Uptown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 837-2467
www.marcelloschophouse.com
Lunch: Mon-Sat: 11am-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5-10pm Fri-Sat: 5-11pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.05 rating (19 votes)
Get ready to drop some serious dough on this place, but if anything will get you into someone’s pants, it’d be a meal here. This joint is cool, smooth and classy, the foie gras and Kobe beef are tender and delicious and even the mac and cheese is fancy-schmantzy with a sprinkling of shaved black truffles. Have an excellent glass of wine, an order of oysters Marcello and don’t forget to lay on the charm. Your date (and your libido) will thank you for it. Open late—10 p.m. weekdays, 11 p.m. weekends—of course. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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