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“A little short staffed but otherwise great”

Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 550 & 528
Description: The Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club offers an unforgettable dining experience. Housed in an old adobe mansion, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full vigas and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains. Chef Chris Olsen masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients and constructed for unique flavor combinations and flair of presentation.
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Attended music on the patio. Great band, weather was perfect. The staff tried very hard but patio was short staffed as it was packed and they had a huge golf tournament going on. Food on the patio is on the expensive side.

Thank Mo M
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TWGC_PrairieStar, Executive Assistant | Web Manager at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know how we are doing. Yes, that popular band brought in quite a crowd, more than expected, and it was an unusually busy summer evening. We appreciate your considerate comment regarding the staff and your valuable feedback has been shared with our team. Thanks again for the four star rating!

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

The setting is beautiful but with nicer furniture outside it would be so much more. I thought the service was very good but I was disappointed with the food. My lamb was almost raw and the salmon entree was over cooked. I might try it one more time, it might have been an off night as it was Sunday.

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Thank marionleem
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TWGC_PrairieStar, Executive Assistant | Web Manager at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Our sincere apologies that we missed the mark on your entrees. I have passed this feedback along to the chef and his team. We would love to host you again and the manager would like you to let us know next time you dine with us.
Please email us at pstar@santaanagolf.com . Again, your input is invaluable and we will use it to get better.

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We visited on a Friday evening with reservations. There was music on the patio but we elected to be seated indoors. There was a long wait to place our order, then we had to request the complimentary bread be brought to our table. The restaurant was short-staffed as we noticed our server was waiting on tables both inside and on the patio. However, our server was attentive to our needs even though he was frazzled.
After 40 minutes with no food the manager came over and offered our table glasses of house wine to compensate for the delay. Our meals arrived 10 minutes later. The lamb was cooked perfectly and my wife and daughter enjoyed the salmon.

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Thank Mikejack52pe
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TWGC_PrairieStar, Executive Assistant | Web Manager at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience dining with us. We strive to offer each and every patron the best experience possible but occasionally we do fall short of our expectations, and yours. I'm thankful the manager was able to address our shortfall with you personally, and appreciative of your generosity of spirit toward your server. It is great to know you did enjoy your meal once it arrived. Thank you again, and I hope this evening will not keep you from visiting again soon.

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

Absolutely spectacular restaurant to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday. The food was unique and very flavorful.

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Thank Creechcr8v
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TWGC_PrairieStar, Executive Assistant | Web Manager at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you so much for the great rating and for sharing your comments. We hope to see you again for your next special occasion, or even sooner! We so appreciate you taking time to comment about your dining experience.

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Good food, great chef. Reasonably priced. Had the steak, not large, but tender. No potatoes on plate? The bar band was way too loud. Loud doesn't make the music good. Turn down by half or put outside on the golf course. I am 1/2 deaf in one ear and 75% loss in the other and it was so bad it took away from an otherwise great meal with great ambiance.

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Thank Mickey6448
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TWGC_PrairieStar, Executive Assistant | Web Manager at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Thank you for the four star review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback.

I can certainly understand that the band disturbed your dining experience. It was the first evening of our outdoor Summer Music series, and unfortunately the Friday evening weather precluded holding the event outdoors as intended. Since the band was already on contract and advertised to the public, we had to pull them inside for everyone's safety and comfort when it turned out stormy.

I do hope you will visit again, as it is not a practice to have a band inside and we do regret the inconvenience and distraction it caused to your dining experience.

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