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“Less impressed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of St. Clair Winery & Bistro

St. Clair Winery & Bistro
1720 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM
575-524-2408
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Ranked #9 of 326 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Winery
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: St Clair Winery & Bistro brings French country cuisine and award winning New Mexico wines to a comfortable bistro setting. Outdoor patios are also available, making your dining experience one-of-a-kind. Enjoy a glass of refreshing wine while you listen to live jazz music Wednesday through Sunday nights.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Less impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have previously written a very positive review of this restaurant (warning other wine lovers about the very sweet wines). When I visited their new location for lunch, I thought I would try the fish and chips. The fish were clearly prepared from a frozen prepared food. I found this very disappointing. The new facility is nice, but if this is a fair sample of the food, it's not worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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StClairBistro, Public Relations Manager at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Thank you for your comments. While our fish is not a prepackaged product and in fact is prepared in house, I will review the details with our kitchen manager, as if that was your perception, that batch must have not been prepared accurately. Thank you again for helping us improve.
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Local wine tasting opportunity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Roomy, uncrowded, tasty fish despite being miles from ocean and the sommelier threw in a free box of chocolate blueberries our daughter had been eyeing when we purchased two local red wines. Nice place for family occasions

Visited January 2014
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is one of the better restaurants in town. The prices are fairly reasonable and the service is usually always friendly and attentive. The menu offers a wide variety and the dishes are well done. The patio is really nice, but the views from the main dining room are also impressive. This is a great place to go for a date, special occasion, or intimate night with friends. The dress is casual to formal.

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South Florida, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We checked at our hotel’s Desk for a recommendation for dinner—all we could see around us were fast food joints. The young man suggested St. Clair, told us how to get there, and said that’s where he was headed when he gets off work. His recommendation was perfect. St. Clair Bistro is affiliated with a vineyard by the same name. It was an unexpected, pleasant environment and a helpful wait staff that were responsive to our needs in every way. My companions ordered a Wine-Braised Pot Roast which they both reported as very good. I had Prime Rib, which was thick and generously portioned, nearly without waste, and cooked to medium-rare—just as I requested. It was very well seasoned for a piece of meat that is too often bland. Kudos to the kitchen staff. My glass of wine, from a local vineyard (but not their own), was a bit above average, though a little too sweet for my taste. All together, an Excellent meal and very fairly priced. A very satisfying dining experience. Thank you.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The live music was a great addition Saturday night! Food was also outstanding. Salmon, French onion soup & crab cake were among our choices. We called ahead and arrived about 6:30. The first wave was leaving & second came about 7 as the music started. Good timing for us.

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