Restaurants

$$$ Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Farina Pizzeria

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining
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. Sharp, concise and to the point with 20 superb choices offered by the glass or bottle, Farina’s wine list is straightforward and focused. The bar is comfortable and every wine is perfectly matched to the kitchen’s chic pizzeria offerings.

4.09 rating (122 votes)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
923-9080
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr…
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-12am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
This rooftop bar offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for those looking to relax after a long day at work (the kind where you wear suits!). The food is hit or miss, but the house-created cocktails—like the spicy-yet-refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make it well worth a visit.

3.48 rating (21 votes)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
Mon: 7:30am-3pm Tue-Thurs: 7:30am-3pm, 5-9pm Fri: 7:30am-3pm, 5-10pm Sat: 9am-2pm, 5-10pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines 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.

3.76 rating (107 votes)

Zullo’s Bistro

509 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505)242-6909
https://www.zullosbistro.com
Tues 430PM-9PM, Wed-Thurs 11AM-130AM, Fri-Sat 11AM-130AM, Sun 430PM-1130PM (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Italian
For your consideration: Zullo’s Bistro. Pop over to sip a glass of pinot noir and munch on a insalata caprese in their spacious back patio, complete with twinkle lights and overhead shades.

4.4 rating (20 votes)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sat: noon-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
The Cooperage is old-school Albuquerque, right down to the dusty light fixtures. The barrel-shaped steakhouse has been a standby for 30 years thanks to its mile-long complimentary salad and soup bar, aged steaks (at a place like this, prime rib is king) and a big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends.

3.3 rating (99 votes)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Mykonos Café & Taverna

5900 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 291-1116
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2…
Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
This is Greek food that’s elegant, straightforward and absolutely delicious. White tile and recessed blue light create an island oasis that’s suggested rather than spelled out (no 8-foot murals here), and the service is friendly and attentive. The lentil soup is seasoned with just a whisper of aged balsamic vinegar, perfect with a toasty triangle of imported pita bread and a light Greek salad.

2.25 rating (50 votes)

Savoy Wine Bar & Grill

10601 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 294-9463
savoyabq.com
Dinner: Daily from 5pm The Lounge: Daily from 3pm Happy Hour: Daily 3-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
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—stovetop clam bake, grilled peach salad and the house charcuterie plate. For dessert, there’s praline-chocolate torte, house-made blackberry-Chambord ice cream, cheese plates and, of course, a glass of La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti.

3.17 rating (83 votes)

Trombino's Bistro Italiano

5415 Academy Rd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 821-5974
www.bistroitaliano.com
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri: 4pm-10:30pm Sat: 3pm-10:30pm Sun: 3pm-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Italian
Trombino's Bistro Italiano has been an institution of family-style Italian dining in the Heights for more than 30 years. It houses an impressively fat menu that includes a full bar, espresso drinks and an ample wine list. The service is quicker than a Hollywood marriage, and the waitstaff seems particularly knowledgeable about the food and wines. Gravitate to the more rustic Italian fare—lemon-basil chicken salad, grilled homemade Italian sausage, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and manicotti--all are amply portioned and tasty.

3.96 rating (39 votes)

Vintage Four Twenty-Three Wine Bar

8000 Paseo Del Norte NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Suite A1
Albuquerque NM 87112
505-821-1918
www.vintage-423.com
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
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2.83 rating (35 votes)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

3128 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 266-4455
www.upscalejoint.com
Sun-Mon: 11am-9pm Tues: 11am-9:30pm Wed-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-2am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
If you like your comfort food with a gourmet twist, it’s here. Nob Hill Bar & Grill boasts meatloaf (crowned with smoked bacon) and burgers (American kobe). The appetizers and classic cocktails alone are worth the visit. Cheese sticks encrusted in nuts and miso-seared ahi tuna on wontons go down swimmingly (Did we mention the saltwater aquarium?) with a signature cocktail or an organic ale. A few vegetarian entrées, decent hours, a full bar, and a comfy but chic atmosphere make Nob Hill Bar & Grill a mainstay in the neighborhood.

3.88 rating (92 votes)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun: 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Tues: 11:30am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Wed–Fri: 11:30am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Sat: 11am-2:30pm & 5pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
The surprising thing about Scalo is that it’s simultaneously more fancy and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room. All of the bottles on the wine list are half-price on Monday nights, and there’s free, live music in the bar. Try their Bloody Mary bar on the weekends or their Sunday brunch. There’s plenty of fresh-pressed espresso to sip with it.

3.52 rating (103 votes)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 254-9462
www.zincabq.com
Brunch: Sat-Sun: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun: 5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar: Tues-Sat: 4:30pm-12am Sun-Mon: 4:30pm-11pm (kitchen until 10pm) (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Zinc is a delightfully renovated historic space in Nob Hill, reborn as an upscale restaurant serving elegant American food with noticeable French inspiration. Downstairs, the cellar bar attracts a younger crowd for drinks and music. The happy hour menu, wines by the glass and prices are the best around. Give the brunch a try, and while you’re at it, try a Taos Mule from the bar.

4.22 rating (82 votes)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Q Bar

800 Rio Grande Blvd NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 225-5928
www.hotelabq.com
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-11pm Fri: 4pm-2:am Sat: 6pm-2am Closed Sunday and Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Fusion
In addition to an upscale selection of booze, the cozy and modern Q Bar serves a brief but pleasantly appetizing menu of nibbles and noshes. The dishes are small enough to make good snacks and expensive enough to keep them that way—you'd have to spend more than you'd like in order to really fill up.


3.41 rating (27 votes)

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

2031 Mountain Rd NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM 87104
(505) 766-5100
seasonsabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Daily 5-9pm The Rooftop: Daily 4-10pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-6:30pm, 9-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
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.

3.45 rating (55 votes)

Albuquerque - University

Lobo Beast 101

2122 Central Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-247-2116
lobobeast101.com
4pm to 11pm every day (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)


3 rating (5 votes)

Salt and Board

115 Harvard Dr SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 219-2001
saltandboard.com
Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
The charcuterie restaurant and wine bar in the middle of the most college-y block in the city might seem a little out of place, but it’s a breath of fresh air for those of us who have been shopping for a good grown-up neighborhood spot. Salt and Board serves a rotating selection of wines and craft beers, as well as sandwiches, toasts and salads made with fine meats and cheeses. There’s also—of course—the charcuterie board, which includes three cured meats paired with three cheeses that will likely send you into a salty, fatty, blissed out food coma.

5 rating (1 vote)

Placitas - Placitas

Blades Bistro

221 Hwy 165 (Placitas)
Ste 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
$$$Wine BarWine
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.

4.22 rating (11 votes)

Rio Rancho - Rio Rancho

Cazuela's Mexican Grill and Brewery

4051 Sara Rd SE (Rio Rancho)
Rio Rancho NM 87124
505-994-9364
cazuelasmexicangrill.com
Closed Mondays Sun,Tue,Wed and Thu 9am-9pm Fri and Sat 7am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Cazuela's Mexican Grill & Brewery offers a wide selection of cocktails, wine and award-winning house brews. The outdoor patio can seat up to 300 people for parties. Cazuela's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with options that include Mexican seafood, as well as steaks, soups and salads. They offer daily specials on both food and drinks, and live music is played on Fridays and Saturdays. Happy Hour is one dollar off all drinks from 2-6pm every day.

3.75 rating (5 votes)

O'Hare's Grille & Pub

4100 Southern Blvd SE #9 (Rio Rancho)
Rio Rancho NM 87124
https://www.facebook.com/Oh…
Sat-Wed 11am-midnight Thu-Fri 11am-2am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
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4.33 rating (25 votes)

Santa Ana Pueblo - Santa Ana Pueblo

Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

288 Prairie Star Rd (Santa Ana Pueblo)
Santa Ana Pueblo NM 87004
(505) 867-3327
prairiestarrestaurant.com
Winter Hours Tuesday- Saturday Dinner seating 5:30pm- 8pm Tuesday-Thursday Dinner seating 5:30 pm- 9pm Friday-Saturday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: American, Wine Bar
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 are as beautiful to behold as they are to eat and go down flawlessly with selections from the Wine Spectator-honored cellar. This wine list is immaculate and includes 50 by-the-glass pours maintained in an argon gas Cruvinet.

2.93 rating (15 votes)