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“Chance visit works out well” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Clair Winery and Bistro

St. Clair Winery and Bistro
901 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque, NM (West Old Town)
505-243-9916
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Ranked #96 of 1,533 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Old Town
Cross street: SW - Rio Grande & I-40
Transit: City bus located in front of restaurant.
Description: Enjoy nationally acclaimed award winning NM wines along with a full restaurant, wine bar and retail wine shop. St Clair Winery & Bistro also offers wine tasting, patio or private dining, and live entertainment.
Gales Ferry
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Chance visit works out well”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

After a day of hiking in the Sandia Crest Mtns, we did not feel like waiting in line for the aerial tram so we visited a couple of wineries. This was our second one we visited. Interesting in that the wine tasty is inside the Bistro proper. They have quite a few different "flights" of wines to be tasted. For example, a dry red flight which we tried. As you are sampling beside the regular bar area of the bistro, there is a video of how they make their wines. Nice setting. After finishing our tastings, we decided that the menu looked good and decided to try it. We both had very good meals. The service was very good. Great atmosphere. Just an overall very good experience. Give it a try!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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52 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Tucked Away Just Outside Old Town Albuquerque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were smart enough or lucky enough to book a reservation, The Bistro is much bigger inside than it appears. We had excellent service. They offer a wine flight to correspond with our food. One person sent back the chicken tortilla soup which was very thick. It was quickly exchanged. The menu covers the gamut and should satisfy any appetite.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Outdoor setting is fab on a sunny day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice idea to have good food to serve while tasting a wine flight from this large vineyard. The wines are numerous as it is the largest vineyard in NM. So, you need to test the wine with food.
The food was very good, started with meat ball appetizer with a pouring of red. Then had pasta with a flight of 3 whites, my husband had a very nice tuna on texas toast dish with a flight of the
3 wines.

The wine sales are in the front and a really large restaurant is behind with a lovely enclosed patio with fireplace.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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antioch, CA
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great service, food and cool wines. We had the french onion soup and pablano cream soup. Both excellent

Visited October 2013
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Why didn't we think of this place sooner?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have driven by this bistro several times each day while visitng Albuquerque and just decided at 8 PM tonight to stop for a bite. What a nice experience. We had a great time. Nicely decorated and furnished bar and restaurant, with a very casual menu and a superb collection of wines. Just a nice place to enjoy a meal and your favorite wine. Indoor and outdoor dining is a plus as was the attentive staff and the incredibly low prices. Good marina sauce, salads and desserts. All six of us raved about the food quality. Keep this one on your radar screen.

  • Visited October 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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