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“Relaxed elegance, fabulous food”

Ranchers Club of New Mexico
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Ranked #204 of 1,819 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $9 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Menaul
Reviewed December 30, 2013

On a recent cold December visit to Albuquerque we were fortunate to be taken to dinner at the Rancher's Club by a local resident who assured us it was the best restaurant in town. The restaurant is located in the Hilton Hotel, some distance from the center of the city, definitely worth the short drive! I loved the place from the moment I walked in because of the the relaxed elegance and warmth. We were seated next to a large crackling fireplace from which we could admire the western art and decor.

We started with cocktails and I appreciated the sophisticated service that allowed us time to enjoy our drinks and conversation before ordering. The menu included a variety of game meats as well as steaks, pork, veal, lamb and seafood. I selected the bison...absolutely delicious. There were nine of us at the table and everyone raved about their selection. Wine connoisseurs in the group were impressed with the listings. In my opinion the service was impeccable, gracious and attentive but not obtrusive.

As one would expect of such a fine restaurant, it is on the pricey side. Our experience there was absolutely worth the cost. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The place to go for juicy wood grilled steaks, accompanied with an extensive wine list, reat ambience with a ranch style atmosphere. Go on a Friday for some great live music.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

From the appetizers to the offerings this old standby remains at the top end of the list in Albuquerque. It is a formal feel with a 'Ranchers' setting. If you didn't like the feel of a formal 'Bonanza' dining room in the old days you will like this ambience.
Steak is great, try the bone in rib eye. The vegetables are tasty, try the potatoes au gratin, with a hint of chile, and the deserts can be flambéed, try the creme brule or the bananas foster.
A nice attached bar with piano. The staff is friendly and welcoming.

Is there a downside, well the check can be described as high end, but then you know the old saying…. you get what you pay for.

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Thank Louisjuly20
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I celebrate Valentine's Day here every year. Everything is good - but you have to get the cowboy cut bone-in ribeye! Very traditional, New Mexico interior - love the bison head, antler chandelier, saddle, etc. Great wait staff that have worked there for years.

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Thank Diane_E_A
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Steak (from Nebraska) and prime rib (from New Mexico) were both very good quality and cooked just as ordered. Both were very meaty and flavorful, but I'd say a step below some of the prime steakhouses in NY and Chicago to which I've been. Prices were also, for the most part, a good deal less than those places (but not cheap by Albuquerque standards). Oddly, there was no NY strip or porterhouse/t-bone, our favorite steaks, but there was what looked like an excellent "cowboy cut" ribeye we did not try. Had the "baseball cut" sirloin, which we've never seen on a menu before. This was kind of halfway between a filet and a strip and was very tender.

Enjoyed the true tableside prepped caesar as an appetizer (I've heard there are now some places that prep a caesar tableside by using pre-prepped dressing, but not here -- all from scratch), and felt the service was top notch all the way.

Thank jgrahamiii
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