Restaurants

Fine Dining Bars 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 Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
It just makes sense to order the steamed artichoke at the Artichoke Café. Slathered in lemon-caper oil and a raspberry vinaigrette, it makes a great starter before trying a heftier order of grilled curried chicken or sliced steak. Once your upscale lunch or dinner has concluded, adjourn to the sexy wine bar next door. The wine list is actually a bound leather tome featuring a massive assortment of wines. Prices start at a decent $28 or $30 a bottle and zoom into the upper stratospheres of frivolity. You can also order select vintages by the half-bottle or glass. You'll love the front-facing windows, curvy wooden bar and comfy seating.
Alibi recommends: Any of their signature drinks will pair wonderfully with the menu. The raviolis are especially wonderful.
Vibe: High-end dining in a clean, classy locale

3.5 rating (92 votes)

Farina Pizzeria

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 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 Albuquerque’s most established fine dining isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-out younger sibling of the jazzy Artichoke and brings tantalizing options to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, all of it damn good. Sharp and concise, with 20 superb choices offered by the glass or the bottle, Farina’s wine list is focused and straightforward. The bar is comfortable and every wine can be perfectly matched with the kitchen’s chic offerings.

4.09 rating (122 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)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

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 (84 votes)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

3128 Central Ave. SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 266-4455
nobhillgrill.com
Mon: Closed Tue-Fri, Sun: 11am-9pm Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Finally, the Fried Chicken. When talking with someone at the bar the next day, he asked what I should order, and I told him the fried chicken, wherein I described it as “the crispiest, crunchiest skin you’ve ever had, packed full of seasoning, all holding in some of the most moist white chicken you’ve ever had, with the perfect pairing of sides and a hot sauce that doesn’t need to be there, but is so much better for existing for it.” Afterwards, he told me I undersold the dish to him. I cannot begin to tell you how highly I think of this fried chicken. With a buttermilk brine, the mashed potatoes and gravy and that incredible hot sauce, it is so incredibly good I felt shame when I couldn’t finish my second piece.
Alibi recommends: The fried chicken, the meatloaf, and the barbacoa nachos.
Vibe: High-end-dining featuring American cuisine with a cocktail lounge.

3.89 rating (93 votes)

Yanni's & Lemoni Lounge

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)
You love Yanni's. So do we. Their adjoined Lemoni Bar seats about 85 people and is open for lunch, dinner or just cocktails. Painted natural tones and accented with elegant lighting, the lounge provides a subtle 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.

3.83 rating (103 votes)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 254-9462
www.zincabq.com
Brunch: Sun: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun: 5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar: Tues-Sat: 4:30pm-12am 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 - North Valley

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)
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.

3.26 rating (121 votes)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Level 5

2000 Bellamah Ave NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM 87104
(505) 318-3998
www.hotelchaco.com/hotel-ch…
Mon-Sun 4:30-11pm Sat-Sun 7am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchDinner
If you want to impress someone from out of town, take them to Level 5. This rooftop restaurant and bar atop Hotel Chaco boasts panoramic views of the Sandias and a cocktail menu for folks who expect stellar mixed drinks. Want to know what venison carpaccio tastes like? Or a $48 steak? Make a reservation at Level 5.

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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

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.

4 rating (2 votes)

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
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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)