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

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Albuquerque

Bien Shur

30 Rainbow Rd NE
Albuquerque NM
(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)

3.6 rating (20 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 - Downtown

Artichoke Café

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 & 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. 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
(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)

The Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm Fri 11am-9:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.23 rating (44 votes)
Forget everything you know about typical diners. Add class, upscale furnishings and a larger price tag, and then you’ll have the Standard Diner. They have oysters, fine wines and homemade desserts, and some interesting twists on ordinary fare like meatloaf and mac and cheese. The service is doting, the view of our beloved Huning Highland is representative and if you need a restaurant to take your boss to, try kissing his rings while downing a nice glass of Port. It might make it a little easier. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Savoy Bar & 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

3.35 rating (23 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 dishesgrouper 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
(505) 797-4491
www.torinosfoods.com
Tue- Sat: 11 am- 9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.71 rating (7 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 bacon is 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 servicea $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 - Midtown

Jennifer James 101

4615-A Menaul NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 884-3860
www.jenniferjames101.com
Tue-Sat: 5-10pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

4.67 rating (27 votes)
Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer, along with a dedicated staff, have definitely set the bar high. A surprising locationin a Menaul strip mallseems to suggest that JJ is separate from the Nob Hill gang in more than just geography. The menu is short and sweet: a smattering of primary and secondary courses followed by dessert, all of which change often to suit the available ingredients (reverently selected and prepared) and the chefs’ moods. While studying JJ’s offerings, a small bowl filled with ever-so-thin pickled cucumbers, along with crusty bread and a brilliant compound butter, gives a hint of what’s to come. Even the vegetarian dishes don’t treat herbivores as an afterthought. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Nob Hill Bar & 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)

P’tit Louis Bistro Nob Hill

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

4.25 rating (12 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. Descarpentries has a knack for building Paris from scratch. The restaurant on Gold transports you to Paris of the ’20s. P’tit Louis on Silver resembles bistro along the outskirts of Paris. The menu welcomes diners to many of the downtown bistro’s popular dishes but there are some new choices as well. Descarpentries will continue the practice of daily specials. Nob Hill diners will have the added pleasure of dinner hours Thursday through Saturday and, when weather permits, alfresco dining on the patio. Special private seatings are still available on other evenings. (Alibi Staff, September 29, 2011)

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

Farm & Table

8917 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 503-7124
farmandtablenm.com
Dinner hours: Wed-Thu 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10 pm Brunch hours: Sat- Sun 9am-2 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

5 rating (5 votes)
After a long winter of teasing us via its Facebook page, Farm & Table finally opened on Fourth Street between Paseo and Alameda. The 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. As mind-expanding as the pork pork belly is, Chef Ravey’s seafood is on another level entirely, as one might expect from a talented Hawaiian chef. (Alibi Staff, May 3, 2012)

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. Voted Best Steakhouse for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Northeast Heights

Café Jean Pierre

4959 Pan American Freeway NE (Northeast Heights)
Ste A
Albuquerque NM
(505) 345-3241
www.abqfrenchrestaurant.com
Lunch: Tue-Sat: 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5:30-8:30pm Fri-Sat: 5:30-9pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4 rating (4 votes)
In the expanse of parking lot surrounding the Century Rio megaplex is a little piece of Paris. Most Burqueños are familiar with Chef Jean-Pierre Gozard’s previous efforts: Le Crêpe Michel, Le Marmiton and Casa Vieja. Now behind the burners of his own eponymous bistro, Chef Jean-Pierre’s deep skill set is even more apparent. French classics like superb vichyssoise, eggy, delicate crepes, flavor- and texture-packed salads, and transportive sole meunière make Café Jean Pierre one of the most exciting new developments in Burque’s continental restaurant scene. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Antiquity

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

4.35 rating (11 votes)

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)

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)

4 rating (9 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 serviceyou know, tuxedos and golden-domed plates and allbut 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 occasionslike when someone else is paying or when we want to break a hunger strike. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Westside

Le Café Miche Bistro

10126 Coors NW (Westside)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 890-8084
Tues-Sat: 9:30am-4pm Closed Sunday & Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

3.36 rating (14 votes)
Breakfast croissants with butter and marmalade, a quiche du jour or a rich seafood crepethis place has French cuisine down pat, but the prices won’t have you screaming “ non, non !” There are daily specials and desserts, and if a crepe with ice cream and rum-marinated cherries doesn’t turn you on, then nothing will. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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