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“Great wine and food”

St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 379 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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. We Cater! Large Party Options: Pickup, Delivery, On-Site Catering, and Off-site Catering available.
Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great wine and food”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in at St. Clair on our way through Las Cruces. First we sat at the bar and did a wine tasting. The winery has a large selection of wines, something for everyone and the server was very knowledgable and able to select great wine based on what we liked. After the tasting, we stayed for lunch. We got the portabello mushroom and bison deconstructed burger on a kale salad with a side of sweet potato fries. Being a vegetarian and a meat eater, it was the perfect dish and portion to split between the two of us. This was a fantastic little bistro and would definitely stop in here the next time were in town.

Visited May 2014
Thank texasbondgrrl
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  • French first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Stick with Wine”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've heard it said that if you want a good steak go to a steak house...if you want good seafood go to a seafood house. My point is St. Clair is a winery that makes and sells good wine but their restaurant experience leaves a lot to be desired. The atmosphere was very nice but the service was not. Too many servers running around not really knowing what they're doing. Sort of the chicken with its head cut off. My wife ordered the rib eye steak which was tough. I ordered the sea bass with mashed potatoes and received a very small portion of frozen over cooked fish and got rice instead of the potatoes. I asked for a second glass of wine and received it when we were ready for the check. The wait staff do not take your plates when you are finished...instead they have buss boys going around with buss tubs like in Denny's or a NYC diner. They set the buss tub in the chair and when they pick it up they don't wipe the dirty wet spot from the chair. I noticed several people having to wait to be seated since their chair seats were dirty. All in all, this place needs to stick with wine making and leave the food service to someone such as De La Vega's Pecan Grill up the road who has a fine establishment.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank rbjazzman
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StClairBistro, Guest Relations Manager at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
We are sorry your dining experience did not meet your expectation. We are confident we can use this information to improve. If you can, please provide us with some further information; what date and time did you visit? At what temperature was your rib-eye cooked? Did a manager visit your table? Please send information to comments@stclairwinery.com
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Citrus Springs, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved the variety of food and kudos to the chef! We had a spicy pasta and I love the idea that you could have a half order of pasta, as I get older I can't eat as much as I use to eat.

Visited May 2014
Thank G D
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South Carolina
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wine and dine”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

A nice pleasant interlude on our way through the south to Phoenix.
The owner of the hotel we were staying at recommended this place and we were delighted in our choice. Upscale but well worth it. Food choices were many and well prepared. Service was excellent. Wine choices were outstanding.

Visited May 2014
Thank scrappy06
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for great food and local wine!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have nothing but good things to say about this place. The food is excellent - best French onion soup ever! Also, the wines are fantastic. Don't let the term "local" wine scare you away. The wines are incredible (so good you'll want to take a case home with you). They always have a new wine to sample which makes me try something new without ordering a full glass.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AggieGalinNM
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