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$$$$ 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)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Chez Bob

7610 Carmel Ave NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 872-9097
chezbob.com
Tue-Thu- 5pm-8:30 Fri-Sat5pm-9pm Closed Sunday-Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.29 rating (7 votes)
This French/Italian restaurant occupies the end of a strip mall in La Cueva Town Center at Paseo and Wyoming. Surprisingly, organic beef, free-range chicken and wild-caught salmon from the Fish Hugger are standard. The lunch menu is a pared-down version of the dinner menu in smaller, cheaper portions, while dinner includes European classics like beef Wellington and sole meunière. We still get happy thinking about a plate of immense diver scallops in a clarified beurre blanc, flanked with a rainbow of perfectly roasted yellow and purple potatoes. Have a soft spot for crepes? Chez Bob’s, both sweet and savory, could hold their own on the streets of Paris. Seriously. (Alibi Staff, March 29, 2012)

High Finance

40 Tramway Rd NE (top of tram) (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-9742
www.highfinancerestaurant.com
Lunch & Dinner daily (hours can change without notice)

3 rating (4 votes)

Pelican’s Restaurant

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 298-7678
www.pelicansabq.com
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 11am-10pm *Bar opens at 4pm every day (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

3.82 rating (21 votes)
Rough-hewn wood planks lead you into this nautically themed steak and seafood restaurant, which doesn’t start seating for dinner until 5pm. Luckily, happy hour begins at 4pm. Have a “Lady Godiva” hot cocktail and a baker's dozen of “topless” oysters in the bar while you wait. Then dive into creamy clam chowder, 10-ounce, butter-sweet Australian lobster tail and Ranchero center-cut top sirloin. There's plenty of key lime pie in the icebox and Phil Collins on the speakers.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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

3.36 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 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 - 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

Elaine’s

3503 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
433-4782
Dinner only, 5pm-10:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Cuisine: French, Italian

3 rating (1 vote)
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 inwe’re talking $55 a person minimum. And finally, ready your palate for some spectacular food. We recommend the yellow fin tuna crudo or the Pat LaFrieda tartare, but really, it’s hard to go wrong at a place like this. (Alibi Staff, January 28, 2014)

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

St. James Tearoom

320 Osuna Road NE (North Valley)
Building D
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-3752
stjamestearoom.com
Tues-Wed: 11am,1:30pm,4 pm Thurs-Sat: 11am, 1:30pm, 6:30pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch

4.18 rating (12 votes)
Sure, you’ve had tea before, but have you ever really had tea before? You know, with quaint little scones and clotted cream? Do you even know what clotted cream is? Well, the ladies over at the St. James Tearoom sure do, and they’d love to inform and inspire you with the lost art of proper tea servicethe proprietress, Mary Alice Higbie, is a certified tea consultant through the Protocol School of Washington in D.C. (we’re serious). The $25 full afternoon tea includes a pot of premium loose tea and an elegant three-tiered serving tray that’s loaded with assorted savories and finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jam, homemade lemon curd and other sweets. For a $7 upgrade you can have a Royal Tea, which includes a glass of Gruet (call for reservations). The Tearoom’s Cherriwyn China Shop carries a lovely selection of tea accessories, too. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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

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)

Antiquity Restaurant

112 Romero St NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 247-3545
www.antiquityrestaurant.com/#
Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

4.86 rating (7 votes)
It’s a classy kind of joint, this Antiquity; tablecloths, waiters with bow ties and fancified French food that will push you toward ecstasy even as it drains your pocketbook. But it’s unmistakably Albuquerque too. For one thing it’s in an ancient Old Town hacienda, the kind with an uneven floor, two foot thick walls at every doorway and rooms that ramble back farther than you would ever guess from the outside. For another, the blue-jeaned may mix freely with the formally attired in that wonderful New Mexican way that so annoys the Easterners among us. (Alibi Staff, October 4, 2012)

High Noon Restaurant & Saloon

425 San Felipe St NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 765-1455
www.highnoonrestaurant.com
Sun 12pm-9pm Mon-Sat 11am-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

4.67 rating (6 votes)
This Old Town favorite offers something to suit most appetites, from green chile cheese burgers to rock shrimp pappardelle, and it’s all served up in the adobe warmth of a 200-year-old hacienda. Don’t skip the drinks: Their tradicional margarita is the best in town. (Alibi Staff, April 14, 2011)

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

Pelican’s Restaurant

10022 Coors Blvd NW (Westside)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 899-2000
www.nmrestaurants.org
Mon-Thurs: 5-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 5-11:30pm Sun: 11am-10pm *Bar opens every day at 4pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

2.28 rating (24 votes)
Roughhewn wood planks lead you into this nautically themed steak and seafood restaurant, which doesn’t start seating for dinner until 5 p.m. Luckily, happy hour begins at 4 p.m. Have a “Lady Godiva” hot cocktail and a baker's dozen of “topless” oysters in the bar while you wait. Then dive into creamy clam chowder, 10-ounce, butter-sweet Australian lobster tail and Ranchero center-cut top sirloin. There's plenty of key lime pie in the icebox and Phil Collins on the speakers. Dinner’s served until 10:30 p.m. every night.

(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)

Santa Fe

The Compound

653 Canyon Rd.
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 (5 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)

Coyote Café

132 West Water
Santa Fe NM
(505) 983-1615
www.coyotecafe.com
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: UA DeVargas (See Film Times)

3.43 rating (7 votes)
New Mexico’s most famous restaurant, Coyote Café is where Chef Mark Miller came to fame as the king of Southwestern cuisine. This beautifully renovated restaurant serves only dinner, but the rooftop bar, Coyote Cantina (open in the summer), has a wide selection of tequilas and an affordable Latin American menu. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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