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4615 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87110
+1 505-884-3860
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Ranked #122 of 1,540 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've enjoyed several outstanding meals here over several years. We've never been disappointed. Our end of year meal on 12/27/14 was no exception. The foie gras and sweet potato soup appetizers, the painted hills rib eye, korean style pork belly, and shrimp mains were all fabulous. Along with the very well chosen and modestly priced wine list and hand-crafted yummy... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I believe this is my second one star review ever. Where do I begin? The restaurant wants desperately to be considered a gourmet sanctuary for the culinary elite of Albuquerque. Their menu prices fit the bill for gourmet, but nothing else does. The restaurant is tucked into a dimly lit strip center with a confused parking situation. You can't easily... More 

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new mexico
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Chef James runs the finest kitchen in ABQ. She locally sources all her ingredients. Her menu is innovative, always fresh, and never fails to please. This is the perfect place to go to celebrate a special event: graduation, wedding proposal, parents coming into town, and entertaining a foodie friend. Chef James does not disappoint. (Note, if your dear one balks... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in Albuquerque. It has a small, seasonal menu, excellent wine list and excellent service.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The menu choices had a lot of variety too them. The service was great and the atmosphere was upscale. The one concern was that a party of more than four can not have their check split. "We were from multiple states and needed separate checks. The waitress refused to do that and offered very little help in that respect. It... More 

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Malone, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It may be a challenge to locate their parking area (which is off an alley in the back), but it is worth the challenge! They use local produce/meats, begin the meal with a locally grown appetizer and the menu changes seasonally. My husband opted for the grilled radicchio salad/ grilled tuna which was fabulous! I had the medallion of tomatoes... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Jennifer James, both anticipating a very nice dinner, but were disappointed. The carrot ginger soup was so strong it was nearly inedible. If I had blind-tasted the soup I would not have known that there were carrots in it. The chickpea fries starter with a couple of dipping sauces was nice. My husband enjoyed his pheasant though... More 

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santa fe, nm
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The food is locally grown, organic and the chef is astounding. The atmosphere is simple but lovely. You can tell it is a favorite for many locals. Beer and wine prices are a little high. I'd have additional options if i were them.

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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Three course meal, fresh greens, Roasted beets, Lamb chops with roasted potatoes &crispy Kale chips. Wine list very good and affordable. Had the 2010 Luigi Righetti, ‘Capitel de Roari’, Amarone della Valpolicella, Nice surprises on wine list. Hands down one of the best meals between ABQ & San Francisco. Great open kitchen and very friendly service. Relaxed and casual vibe... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It's always a treat when we eat here. Jennifer has long been Albuquerque's crown jewel of a chef and she is still firing on all cylinders. Our duck was simply delicious and the service is always perfect.

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Address: 4615 Menaul NE Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone Number: +1 505-884-3860
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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