Nob Hill Bar & Grill

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.upscalejoint.com/
  • Phone: 5052664455x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tues - Thurs: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Sam Etheridge
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bryn Mawr
  • Public Transit: Our restaurant is located on Central Avenue, in the heart of the Nob Hill Business District, where there are several bus stops nearby.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking, both on Central and Bryn Mawr, as well as a parking lot in back of the restaurant.
A word from Nob Hill Bar & Grill
Nob Hill Bar & Grills' cuisine is an upscale take on classic American food as well as bar food favorites in a fun, casual setting. We also feature a variety of beer, bio-friendly wines, and unique drinks.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Nob Hill Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good food & enjoyed
    gr8valu
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We hadn't been here in awhile, but will get back sooner. The food was good, good local beer selection. Only con: it wasn't busy yet and the waiter wasn't attentive to refill drinks, but compliments to the young helper.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great visit...
    pipesmokeVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The waitress and the food were awesome. The specialty drinks were okay. This is due to the peach drink. Very acidic and not tasty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good as expected
    Geri
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A friendly neighborhood restaurant for those of us lucky enough to be within walking distance. Great happy hour drinks made to suit, nachos appetizer with kobe beef was very good for two hungry people to share before dinner. Main courses were very good, as usual. I do wish they would switch out the menu once in a while for those of us who dine there often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    Ashy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food here is always quality, although maybe a little on the pricey side. The service is great and I have never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gr8abq
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Working on trying everything on the menu, so far it's been great! Chicken Picatta was our last choice and it was really good. Love that Bloody Mary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Nob Hill Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Great spot
    JimBVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My favorite spot in New Mexico. Great food, super location and the staff is top notch. The only negative to the experience is no Yungling beer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    MDub
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've lived in Albuquerque for a year and a half and probably come here at least once a week. The happy hour deals are great, the food has been consistently good. I've only ever been truly disappointed with the ramen, and now there's a ramen shop on central so never order it here. (And the dessert fritters are hit or miss - sometimes burnt on the outside and raw on the inside). Everything else is delicious, when I have a mixed group of friends (some picky, some not so much, some vegetarians) this place works great. Krystle is the very best server, I try to always sit in her section. Drinks are strong. The crowd gets interesting(?) after 11 pm -mix of olds hitting on youngs, and the weeken djs play a lot of edm if that's your thing.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great potential - order with care
    BusinessDiner4OneVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The menu attracted me to the trendy upscale diner. Seems to be a local fave with an upbeat vibe that cheers the solitary business traveller. The sauces we great, but the experience disappointed. My advice: Don't compromise: Pork loin entree was my choice. When the server reported "We are out of polenta," I substituted rice. Out of polenta in New Mexico? Seriously... Next time, I'll change my entree selection. Keep it simple: I chose Fritter Bomb for dessert. (Don't tell my cardiologist!). Sounded great but the fritters were underdone. The better choice was Berry Cobbler (special). Heads up: The server was working hard to keep up. Did not return my credit card. Also didn't check back as I was dining. Bottom line: next time, I'll pass.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was okay..
    pipesmokeVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We sat at the table for over ten minutes before we even knew our server. Most likely, it was vice versa. Her device was spotting. We could not tell if it was a bad day or, most likely another reason. we will reconsider this choice in the future.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday Nights
    Geri
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Love this place and usually love the music but for Saturday nights. The music is geared toward younger folks on the weekend and a bit loud and too energetic for a quiet meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    FoodieMom
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Everything was great, especially the service. We especially enjoyed the Waghu burger! Can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Birthday Dinner
    Bzvicky
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food at Nob Hill Bar & Grill is dependably very good. The menu is not large but what they serve, they do well. The wait staff is very friendly and does a good job of being there when you need them and not hovering. I recommend their steak salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good but not superb.
    PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was good but not superb. Service was slow at times. The iced tea was quite good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon of the Day--awesome
    Maribeth
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great dinner as always! I had the salmon of the day and it was amazing. Pea risotto with kale and chard with grilled salmon and a lemon vodka sauce. It was absolutely amazing. My husband had the nachos which were good, but when he tasted mine, he said "You Won"...meaning I picked the best meal. As always, a great experience with good service and food. One of our go-tos particularly before games and events in the UNM Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    With the exception of our waitress, Marisol, the entire staff was completely rude to us. I believe its because we were all of hispanic decent and the majority of the crowd was anglo. From the get go it was bad. I had requested a 6 person party reservation. We got there and they tried to cram us into one tiny booth. I then asked the hostess if I could get a bigger table and she rolled her eyes and stated that table has six people which they did but were half our size. Treated poorly by everyone except Marisol. Never again will i suggest this to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite go to's
    Maribeth
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Interesting cocktails with great happy hour pricing. Food solid as always! I had the tenderloin salad--yummy and fresh, my husband had the fish and chips- large pieces of hot tender fish with crispy breaking served with waffle fries and homemade ketchup and my daughter got the clams with extra bread for sopping up the delicious cooking liquid. Hubby and I shared the bread pudding- hot and a mixture if textures . Not too sweet and delicious. Our daughter enjoyed the apple crisp ala mode for her dessert. As always, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went with my wife for a date night. Nice scenery and food was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The pistachio crusted chicken and cobb salad we ordered was delicious. We paired it with the JKs skrumpy hard cider. I made a reservation and we got seated right away. This is my second bisit here, and I have yet to try the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Kiki84
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food and staff. Steak and risotto delicious. Parmesan crusted salmon and risotto so good. Very fast service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Gfoodandservice
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had great service and excellent food and ambience! A great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun place to eat and
    Samantha
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Great fun place to eat and the food was yummy too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My place
    JimBVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This is my spot to eat when in town. Normally get the same seat, order the clams( first rate) and generally check out the special. Prime rib is equal to even the Oak Room in Louisville KY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIT FOR A LADIES LUNCH
    abqladycop
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    An excellent experience with Nob Hill Bar & Grill. I am a veteran at this restaurant. I just love it. I have been many times and you can always count on consistency with the food and drinks. If you are looking for something that is not on the menu, just ask. You might be pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A major disappointment...
    pipesmokeVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My wife and I are usual regulars to this place. She ordered the fish special; and, the meatloaf. Both did not meet the expectations at all. we inquired if the meatloaf had any sort of spice. We were advised it did not, but it it did. My mouth was on fire. The fish dish was another complete disappointment. The server was acceptable but had occasional flashed of forgetfulness and inattentiveness. She only check in twice. When she was advised of the disappointment, she did not make any other query or attempt for satisfaction.We walked out hungry and unsated. We have decided to stay away for while until we hear positive reviews from trusted diners whom we know. My apologies.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place but if you want
    Datenite
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Nice place but if you want a quiet respite do not sit near the bar area! Way to loud to enjoy the meal and the company you are with. Food very good, service great, decent prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great time was had by all!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This is the second time I have been to Nob Hill Bar and Grill and it was wonderful--again. Jessica, the hostess, was solicitous when I arrived and sat waiting for my friend and she didn't bat an eye when we asked to sit at the bar instead of the table I had reserved. She came over and checked on us several times, but we were in great hands with Tyson, the bartender! He poured, chatted and took our orders making us feel we had his undivided attention, but never leaving anyone else at the bar to feel he was ignoring them. The waitstaff who presented our food was equally solicitous and made for an incredible afternoon of dining. We enjoyed it so much, we went back the following day! Thanks, to all at Nob Hill Bar and Grill - see you all soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food presentation and taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    food presentation and taste surprised us as great at these reasonable prices. The service was as attentive as a five star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    Maribeth
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Our visit to Nob Hill Grill was great as usual. The daily salmon selection was delicious as were the clams. Thouroughly enjoyed our visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meeting new friends
    Jacquiolady
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We like to bring newbies here, the food is always good and it's moderately priced Werth great ambience. My wife and I got engaged there 2 years ago, so it's special for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drink menu
    TheBigCheese
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food was very good, as was service except for messing up one order for our party. Seated right by the entry door on a cold evening which detracted a little from the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed everything about
    swimjan
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We enjoyed everything about our meal except that the people on the window side of the booth were very cold. I do not recommend a window booth during the winter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a great experience
    pipesmokeVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The server was great. The food was heart. Keep it up!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-show dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Very nice service. Great meal with the prime rib special which was cooked perfectly. Pleasant dinner before a show downtown.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food, gorgeous presentatio
    JJZABQ
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Fabulous food, gorgeous presentation, outstanding service. Just a cool spot in Nob Hill. Definitely worth a visit, or two, or twenty! Bravo! Everything from appetizers to dessert was sheer perfection (see if the chef has made the bread pudding!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, comfortable location
    kmead
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Nice, comfortable location to get together with friends and enjoy the evening/day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nob Hill Declines
    lemonlips
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    This restaurant has been a long time favorite, however, the restaurant has changed, not up to its prior glory. Waygu 1001 burger was very good, the bun was stale, the fries over cooked & I have a real pet peeve with the owner's addition to a small basket for the fries. Let's face it, we used to get a good portion of fries and now it is pitifully small. The waygu burger with fries is $15, but what's with the stale bun? Service is spotty. Our waitress disappeared to get our beer and didn't return for a long time. upon return said that there was trouble with a keg. Our beer was flat and we weren't offered a fresh glass. I liked Nob Hill a lot but may have to look for another place for a good burger and a DECENT side of fries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes, Go!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This was my first time here and I loved it. We were able to take our children and they had an equally go time. The food was excellent and the service was prompt, friendly but not intrusive. I highly recommend this eatery to others and this would be an excellent place to bring out of towners. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    TexasVisitor
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Food was outstanding!! Beer could be colder. Kind of pricey, but for a special date or anniversary? Perfect !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    JimBVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Great staff, food is above average. Parking can be an issue.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    JimBVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Nice spot with good parking. Staff is great and pleasant, food quality is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.