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

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Albuquerque - Downtown

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

4.28 rating (31 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)

The Grove Café & Market

600 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 248-9800
www.thegrovecafemarket.com
Tues-Sat: 7am-4pm Sun: 8am-3pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch

3.86 rating (40 votes)
This ray of sunshine in Huning Highland serves gourmet breakfast and lunch made with local ingredients, sells housemade English muffins and has a mini-shop filled with goodies like honey, jams, mustards and vinegars, not to mention non-edibles like cook books, serving vessels and cards. The hot and cold sandwiches are dandy and come with twee sides of sliced bread-and-butter pickles and fruit salad. There’s also a large, shaded patio and incredible housemade cupcakes. Team this up with an espresso bar, wine service and “Sangria Saturdays,” and the power of triumvirate treats awaits you. Voted Best Brunch for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 2nd St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr...
Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4pm-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

2.67 rating (3 votes)
This rooftop bar, the flirty sister of the fancier (and pricier) Lucia, offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for the Los Angeles-inclined Downtown crowd. 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. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

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

3.84 rating (31 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)

The Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-1440
standarddiner.com
Mon: 7AM - 9PM Tues: 7AM - 9PM Wed: 7AM - 9PM Thur: 7AM - 9PM Fri: 7AM - 9:30PM Sat: 7AM - 9:30PM Sun: 7AM - 9PM (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Cuisine: American, Dessert

2 rating (2 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, June 14, 2012)

Tucanos

110 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 246-9900
www.tucanos.com
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.57 rating (28 votes)
Meat, meat, meat. All-you-can-eat meat. And then there's the salad bar. This joint’s got more dead meat than you can shake a chunk of meat on a stick at. From the kill to the grill, Tucanos makes all your dreams come true. That is, if you dream about meaty hunks of marinated flesh, sliced right at your table. This lively, busy and fun Brazilian-themed restaurant next to the Century 14 movie theater is open late. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: noon-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

2.8 rating (32 votes)
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 big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends. Winners of Best Catering in 2007’s Best of Burque Poll. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

The County Line BBQ

9600 Tramway Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 856-7477
www.countyline.com
Mon-Thu 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm Fri-Sat 11:30 am- 2 pm 5 pm-9:30 pm Sun: 11:30 am-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.29 rating (28 votes)
Everyone loves good, old-fashioned barbecue, and you’ll find heaps of it at the County Line. It has everything you could want: sweet corn on the cob, coleslaw, brown-sugar beans, you name it. Oh, and meat, meat, meat. The baby back ribs are especially good, as is the homemade hickory barbecue sauce. Wash it down with a pint and phenomenal city views, and you’ll be feeling right at home on the range. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Mykonos Café & Taverna

5900 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 291-1116
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2...
Tues: 11am-9pm Wed-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 10:30 for brunch Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

2.29 rating (20 votes)
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. Stop in for a snifter of ouzo and live jazz music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Samurai Grill and Sushi Bar

9500 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 275-6601
www.abqsamurai.com
Lunch: Mon-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Mon-Fri: 5-9:30pm Sat: 5-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

3.5 rating (8 votes)
Even if you don’t get out much to the Southeast side of town (where the highest concentration of Asian restaurants are in Albuquerque), you can still get some of the best sushi around at Samurai Grill’s original location in the Northeast Heights. The sushi tastes almost impossibly fresh, and the chefs are pros at presentation. Make sure you try one of the delicious specialty rolls. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Trombino's Bistro Italiano

5415 Academy Rd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-5974
www.bistroitaliano.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri: 11am-10:30pm Sat: 3-10:30pm Sun: 3-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Italian

3.9 rating (35 votes)
Trombino's Bistro Italiano has been an institution of family-style Italian dining in the Heights for almost 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 or meatballs, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, and manicotti are amply portioned and tasty. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

Chama River Brewing Company

4939 Pan American Freeway NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 342-1800
www.chamariverbrewery.com
Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

2.42 rating (32 votes)
This used to be the Blue Corn Café and Brewery, but it's been rechristened as Chama River Brewing Company. Either way, the place has a great beer selection, including a bevy of their own brews. The food is approachable American stuff that, coincidentally, goes pretty damn well with beer. And, according to the 2007 BoB Restaurants poll, it even has the Best Bread Basket around. Say yes to yeast. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Jasmine Thai and Sushi House

4320 The 25! Way (I-25 Corridor)
Suite 300
Albuquerque NM
(505) 345-0960
Mon-Thurs: 11am-2pm, 5-9pm Fri: 11am-2pm, 5-9:30pm Sat: 11am-9:30pm Sunday: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Thai, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

2.39 rating (39 votes)
Chef Noi Zaintz, formerly of Bangkok Café, opened Jasmine Thai and Sushi House last June in The 25 Way shopping center. With brightly colored walls trimmed in gold and pools of low light, Jasmine has a sort of classed-up opium den feel. There are more than 60 items, plus sushi; the menu gives an equitable amount of attention to appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and an entire page of vegetarian dishes. The service is awesome, and so are the No. 18 (spicy beef yum nuah salad), the fresh spring rolls and the pad Thai. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Pars Cuisine

4320 The 25 Way (I-25 Corridor)
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM
(505) 345-5156
www.parscuisine.us
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 5pm-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.36 rating (26 votes)
For something a little more out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pars Cuisine, the Persian restaurant near the Century Rio 24 theater. Vegetarians will appreciate the nonmeat options and meat lovers are sure to love the spicy kabobs. Linger on your floor cushions while belly dancers roam through the dining room. Then head out to the patio for discounted appetizers and sheesha during the hookah happy hour—it’s from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Pars tied for Best Middle Eastern in the last BoB Restaurants poll. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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 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 - Midtown

Taj Mahal

1430 Carlisle NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1994
tajmahalcuisineofindia.com
Lunch: Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.33 rating (37 votes)
Taj Mahal has some killer naan. In fact, you’ll probably eschew your fork in favor of this edible utensil, using it to scoop up mounds of delicately textured, beautifully sauced and aromatic Indian food. Wash it down with not-too-sweet hot chai, which is frequently replenished at no extra cost by the attentive service. For dessert, don’t miss the refreshing mango custard. Voted Best Indian for 2013.

(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)

3.5 rating (51 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. Voted Best italian for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Shogun Sushi

3310 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 265-9166
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm Sat: 12:00pm-2:30pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 5:00-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5:00-10:30pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

4.18 rating (34 votes)
Too much time studying can turn the sweetest soul into a big ’ol crab. But just so you remember that not all crabs are bad, take a lunch or dinner break at Shogun. There’s sushi, sashimi and nigiri, and the soft shell crab rolls are a treat worth mentioning a couple of times. The best part is watching your food get made right in front of you and then floated around the table on an armada of wooden boats. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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