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“Great food and wine - but not a "Taos experience"”
Review of Lambert's of Taos

Lambert's of Taos
Ranked #2 of 129 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Lambert's of Taos is a family-owned and operated full service, upscale establishment serving Contemporary American cuisine with northern New Mexican influences in an elegant but relaxed setting. We are one of the few establishments in town that serves cocktails in addition to beer and wine. Upstairs we have the Treehouse Bar and Lounge for those not in the mood for linen tablecloths and looking for a cool, classy, and eclectic hangout with well-versed bartenders and inviting prices. During our Happy Hour (2:30 - 6:00), everything on our Happy Hour menu is $6.
Reviewed July 10, 2008

Dinner was fabulous, but I have to agree with other reviewers - you could have been anywhere. The prices were comparable to other restaurants in the area, but I wish we had actually gone to one that had more Taos-type atmosphere. Shoudl have listened to our host....he said it was all linen and lace!

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Reviewed June 30, 2008

We just returned from a trip to Taos. I carefully read all of the reviews on Trip Advisor and with great difficulty, finally decided on Lambert's for our anniversary dinner. This is the first time that I wholeheartedly feel Trip Advisor steered us wrong. We found our meal quite average. I had the buffalo tenderloin which I ordered medium and it came almost rare. I had to send it back. The rest of my plate consisted of tough oven roasted potatoes and their "famous creamed chard" which looked like a puddle of yellow cream with some leafy greens. My husband ordered the beef tenderloin which was sliced into 3 thin pieces (how strange!)--with chunky blue cheese potatoes which he hated. We orderd one appetizer and my husband had a glass of wine. The bill was $98 without tip! The setting was pleasant in a house which a cottage feel (no hint of Southwest at all) and the service was friendly but for these prices, we expected more. We avoided Joseph's table after reading reviews detailing the high prices. Ironically, we looked at the menu at Joseph's Table and the choices were far more interesting and lower prices. We met a couple the day after our meal at Lambert's and they couldn't stop raving about Joseph's Table. Paying $38 an entree at Lambert's we had very high expectations. Lambert's is a New York City wannabe and doesn't make the grade. Our B&B owner warned us not to go because the food does not equal the high prices. She suggested The Stakeout for the experience of the dramatic view or the Trading Post. It's very ordinary and does not offer a taste of the area. We will be returning to Taos in the fall and have our restaurant choices selected and it's definitely does not include Lambert's.

3  Thank GoldenJudy
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Reviewed December 4, 2006

While our experience at Lambert's wasn't terrible, we couldn't fathom why this would be rated as the top restaurant in town. The interior is attractive, but has no flavor of Taos--we could have been in California or Nebraska. The seafood was rubbery (probably frozen) and the sauces heavy and unsubtle. The chocolate cake was way too dense. The service was attentive, but this couldn't make up for the flaws in the cuisine. With prices in this range one expects true excellence; we would have been satisfied with this meal at half the price.

5  Thank Klara_bard
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Reviewed September 19, 2006

Service, Food, and Atmosphere were fine, in keeping with expectations, since most consider this the best restaurant in Taos. More impressively, they specialize in fish entrees that are flown in regularly on ice. Unfortunately, there's no vintage wine selection; and choices are limited to a small assortment of young wines.

3  Thank Mignonseur
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Reviewed March 26, 2006

We just returned from Taos where we had dinner at Lambert's de Taos, our favorite restaurant there. In the many years that we have visited Taos, Lambert's has been consistently excellent.

The owner/chef is Zeke Lambert. Lambert's is a favorite of the local residents.

1  Thank AbqWizard
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