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

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Artichoke Café

424 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-0200
www.artichokecafe.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thu: 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3pm-6pm Closed Sun (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.5 rating (84 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
908-9490
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

4.07 rating (111 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. 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate 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

3.77 rating (99 votes)
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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Crown Room

145 Louisiana Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
767-7180

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Located at the end of a long corridor in the Downs Casino, the Crown Room’s very existence is something of a surprise. Even more surprising is just how elegant the cozy dining room is. The chaos of the casino outside the door quickly fades away as you dive into cuts of steak that rival the finest in town. Sure, it’ll set you back a few bucks, but the experience is not to be missed. (Alibi Staff, July 22, 2015)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Savoy Wine Bar & Grill

10601 Montgomery NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 294-9463
savoyabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5-10pm Fri-Sat: 5-11pm happy hour 3pm-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.2 rating (81 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 - I-25 Corridor

Torinos' @ Home

7600 Jefferson St NE Ste 21 (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 797-4491
www.torinosfoods.com
Mon- Sat: 11 am- 9 pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.09 rating (46 votes)
Torinos’ is owned by Maxime and Daniela Bouneou (a husband-and-wife team from Nice, France, and Torino, Italy, respectively), and their Northern Italian restaurant is the next best thing to a plane ticket to Occitania’s northeast corner. Everything is made from scratch and ingredients are sourced as locally as possible. The pappardelle all’Amatriciana— fresh, house-made wide linguine tossed in a light tomato sauce with pecorino, chile, olives and guanciale baconis a glorious bowl of pasta. In the guilty pleasures department, the foie gras would satisfy the itch of the most jaded addicts. Don’t pass up the spezzatino, a slowly braised beef brisket served with seared polenta cubes. There’s also half-melted mallard duck confit served with cranberry rhubarb compote. Drop in for à la carte breakfast and lunch, or book a table for dinner service—a $36, six-course set menu. Vegetarians and other food restrictions can be accommodated, Maxime says, but it’s best if they call ahead. “Then we can make something special.” (Alibi Staff, February 2, 2011)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Elaine’s

3503 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
433-4782
Tues-Sat: 5pm-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.14 rating (65 votes)
First off, you might want to dress up a little so you don’t feel like a total boob in Elaine’s intimate, hip/luxe dining room. Secondly, make sure you’ve got a full wallet before going in—we’re talking $55 a person minimum. And finally, ready your palate for some spectacular food. We recommend the filet mignon or the Scottish salmon, but really, it’s hard to go wrong at a place like this. Be sure to check out the extensive wine list as well. (Alibi Staff, January 28, 2014)

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)

3.86 rating (89 votes)
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 comfy but chic atmosphere make Nob Hill Bar & Grill a solid addition to the neighborhood. Catch up over Mimosas, the official brunch drink. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

P’tit Louis Bistro

3218 Silver Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 314-1110
ptitlouisbistro.com
Tues-Sat: 11am-2:30 pm Tues-Sat: 5:30pm-10pm Closed Sun-Mon (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.06 rating (33 votes)
P’tit Louis’ new Nob Hill digs is a collaboration between Christopher Descarpentries, John Phinizy and Tom White of Il Vicino and Two Fools Tavern. With classy lunch, dinner and wine menus, this lovely bistro will truly transport you to France. The delicousness doesn’t stop with hors d’oeuvres and entrées; the dessert choices are absolutely to die for, so make sure to save room. (Alibi Staff, September 29, 2011)

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)

3.51 rating (98 votes)
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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Yanni's and Lemoni Bar and Grill

3109 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 268-9250
yannisandopabar.com
Tues-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Sun-Mon: 11:30am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.82 rating (102 votes)
You love Yanni's. So do we. 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. Their Green Chile Bloody Mary will certainly boost your brunch. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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-9:30pm Mon-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar: Tues-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun-Mon: 5pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.2 rating (77 votes)
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 wine bar attracts a younger crowd for drinks and music and daily specials including the $9 beer, brat and pretzel every Thursday. 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - North Valley

Farm & Table

8917 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 503-7124
farmandtablenm.com
Dinner hours: Wed-Thu 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-9pm Brunch hours: Sat- Sun 9am-2 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.33 rating (25 votes)
The Far North Valley setting is gorgeous, inside and out (the spacious courtyard overlooks 10 acres of farm field). The local and organic ingredients are meticulously sourced and the food is reasonably priced for what you get. Several salad options and vegetarian entrées make it a perfect place to graze. For brunch, try their carne adovada with eggs. Don’t forget a refreshing dessert of house-made ice cream or a sorbet trio. (Alibi Staff, May 3, 2012)

Vernon’s Speakeasy

6855 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87107
(505) 341-0831
thehiddensteakhouse.com
Mon-Sun: 4:30pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat Happy Hour: 9pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)

3.23 rating (115 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. Check out the Black Diamond Lounge to take in the fancy cocktails and live music. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Antiquity Restaurant

112 Romero NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM 87104
(505) 247-3545
www.themenupage.com/antiqui…
Sun-Thurs: 5-9pm Fri-Sat: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)

4.09 rating (59 votes)
This creeking wooden-floored and quaint restaurant is located in Old Town and is one of the few places in the city unafraid of serving a very rare steak. The all around energy is charming and old timy, and their menu is thoughtful and satisfying. Save your money and treat yo self. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

2031 Mountain Rd NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM 87104
(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

3.48 rating (52 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)

Albuquerque - Sandia Pueblo

Bien Shur

30 Rainbow Rd NE (Sandia Pueblo)
Albuquerque NM 87113
(505) 796-7500
Tues-Sat: 5-10pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.1 rating (67 votes)
The nickel slots are bright, noisy: Bien Shur is subdued, quiet, tasteful. The dining room is classy and beautiful but still comfortable, leaving diners to contemplate the wonderful contemporary cuisine and stunning views of the city and Sandia mountains. After your meal, you can head back downstairs into the casino scuffle for some live jazz in the Tlur P’a Lounge and a hand of video poker. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - University

Ranchers Club

1901 University Blvd NE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 889-8071
www.theranchersclubofnm.com
Mon-Thurs: 5:30-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm Sun: 5:30-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.15 rating (65 votes)
Ranchers Club is arguably the city’s fanciest restaurant, where fine steaks and seafood are king. Certainly, it has the dining room with the most formal service—you know, tuxedos and golden-domed plates and all—but with live music and expertly crafted cocktails, the resplendent bar is also worth your time. This is the place we like to go for really special occasions—like when someone else is paying or when we want to break a hunger strike. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Corrales - Corrales

Indigo Crow Cafe & Bakery

4515 Corrales Rd (Corrales)
Corrales NM 87048
(505) 898-7000
www.indigocrowcafe.com
Tue-Sat: 11:30am-9pm Sun: 10am-9pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.16 rating (47 votes)
A classy kind of place in the wilds of Corrales with astounding lobster ravioli. And who could resist the call of spicy clams? Head on in for dinner and a nice bottle of wine or for Sunday brunch on the patio. It’s only a few miles thataway, as the crow flies. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Santa Fe - Santa Fe

The Compound

653 Canyon Rd. (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe NM
(505) 982-4353
www.compoundrestaurant.com
Mon-Sat: noon-2pm, 6-9pm Sun: 6-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: UA DeVargas (See Film Times)

3 rating (64 votes)
It's one of the fanciest restaurants in a city that has a lot of fancy restaurants. What makes The Compound different is a beautifully designed interior, lush gardens, a killer sommelier and really freakin' good food. Chef Mark Kiffin doesn't mess around with too much Southwestern stuff (though he did when he was at Coyote Café), favoring dishes like tuna tartare topped with osetra caviar and preserved lemon. Try this place for lunch during the week or dinner any night. And in good weather you should absolutely sit outside. (Also, The Compound has a package liquor license, so you can leave with nearly any bottle from their huge cellar.) (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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