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Rancher's Club of New Mexico

Rancher's Club of New Mexico Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theranchersclubofnm.com
  • Phone: (505) 889-8071
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike von Blomberg
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: On Wednesday - Thursdays there is live piano, Lindy Gold and on Fridays - Saturdays there is a live jazz piano.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Menaul
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Rancher's Club of New Mexico
The Ranchers Club is an experience in dining that no visitor to the Land of Enchantment should miss. The only authentic grill in New Mexico that prepares the food on a Gridiron over a variety of aromatic wood embers such as Mesquite, Hickory, Sassafras and Apple. This grilling method imparts a unique and unusual flavor to the ample portions of meat, seafood, poultry and game. The Ranchers Club specializes in corn-fed, dry-aged USDA Prime beef. The impeccable captain service is recognized for the attention given to every detail. An award winning wine list enhances the superb dining experience. The Ranchers Club offers all the ambiance of western elegance that New Mexico has to offer.


Rancher's Club has been a DiRoNA award member since 1994, recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for nine consecutive years, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2001, and known as Albuquerque’s Best of the Best.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I loved the quick accommodations that fit our busy time schedule. Seating and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The Ranchers Club is an excellent choice for fine dining. We celebrated our anniversary and had Devine turtle cheesecake."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have celebrated our four most recent wedding anniversaries at the Rancher's Club of New Mexico. We have also shared this restaurant with family members on various occasions as well. This is our "go to" restaurant when we want to have a special dining experience. The food is always wonderful and the staff is very attentive without hoovering around you. Best steaks around. We always feel pampered and special whenever we visit this restaurant. Although we don't imbibe in alcohol some people we have taken with us do and they say the wine list is fabulous. If you want that memorable dining experience from the moment you enter the restaurant to the moment you leave, do yourself a favor and give the Rancher's Club a visit."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is one of the most under rated restaurants in the Southwest. The interior is well furnished and the steaks are excellent. The wait staff is well trained and knowledgeable. Great atmosphere and totally undiscovered."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A very elegant and traditional steakhouse with flowery upholstery offsetting horns, mounted bucks and steer heads and very authentic western art. The dining area adjoins a very comfortable, well stocked and managed piano bar. The menu has all the traditional steaks and prime rib, large and not so large, with multiple choices for side dishes and toppings. There is also a wide selection of non-beef items for those who don't like steaks. The wine list is not extensive but has a broad selection from California, France and other regions, with moderate to very expensive prices. They also have a decent "by the glass" selection as well as a good number of after dinner drinks. The wait staff is competent, friendly and attentive. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This has always been one of the best restaurants in the city -- certainly the place to impress your out-of-town friends. It can be expensive, though. The night we were there, the fish special was Arctic char -- which is very special. I wish they served it more often."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had not been there in several years after a so-so dinner experience. We'll be back! Service and wine list were great. The lobster bisque I would not recommend - lots of lobster, but too salty and not rich enough in flavor. Our main meal and dessert were excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Every time I go to The Ranchers Club, I have a better experience! The food and staff are AWESOME! I have never had a bad experience since I have been going since 1985."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Bison tenderloin was fabulous! A great steak for anyone who likes their meat tender. Nice atmosphere with a western décor."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to Ranchers Club while we stayed at the Crown Plaza. Based on what we had read about it, we expected an extraordinary meal. We both ordered the prime rib medium rare and a Caesar salad. The salad was very good. The prime rib, however, was slightly undercooked and lacked the tenderness one would expect for the price. Had we not been dining with another couple, we would have sent the food back and requested something else. Our expensive meals failed to meet the standard of a truly fine restaurant. We would not revisit."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Ranchers Club is definitely one of the top restaurants in Albuquerque. Excellent food and excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food is not as good as it used to be. It's ok, but not amazing."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were on a tight schedule so we could end the evening at the theater. All of the members of the staff were very accommodating. The evening moved quickly without feeling rushed. The meal was excellent. We were on time for the show and would do this again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We will definitely return, the Rancher's Club will be our go-to steak house in Albuquerque. the staff made us feel welcome and service was exceptional. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Perfect place for a great dinner. It does not have to be a special occasion but you will always feel like it is!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The last time my wife and I enjoyed a meal this good was a year ago in Las Vegas. Before that, the Rancher's Club itself. Despite the hotel change from Hilton to Crowne Plaza, Rancher's, fortunately has stubbornly remained as it always has. The entrees at first seemed pricey until I took my first bite realizing that I couldn't do this at home. I prefer a slightly more resistive texture in a steak than a filet mignon. Ergo, I found the baseball cut sirloin superb! Wife equally savored her filet. We found both the raspberry and mushroom glaze sauces beyond description. The imaginatively grilled vegetables accompanying the steak possessed a hint of wasabi. Pouring a little raspberry sauce over them should not be resisted. We will return soon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great meal, excellent service, topped by Lindy at the piano in the bar. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "One of our steakes - only cooked until it was medium - was partically burned. We left that portion it on the plate, uneaten."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent dinner for a birthday occasion, as we have many times perviously. The Rancher's Club remains a special restaurant for us."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were in Albq for my B-day and another event and decided to go here, it had been many years since we were there. The ambience is right up our alley! Love the western theme of course! I ordered the Prime Rib MR and it came out MW and very tough! Our waiter took it back and in no time a perfect MR piece arrived! It was delicious! My husband's R/E was not cooked to his liking but was good. We will be back to see if this is a trend and to ask the way they describe they steaks when cooked!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were stranded in Albuquerque because of weather and looked for a steakhouse in the area of our hotel. Open table listed Rancher's Club, it had good reviews, and we decided to give it a try. We took a cab and were shocked that it was in a hotel. It was absolutely wonderful! If we ever find ourselves back in Albuquerque we will definitely go back. Food and service were tops."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "This was the first time at Rancher's Club for my wife and me. I have to say that this might well be the nicest restaurant I have ever been to. The atmosphere is very relaxing with lots of wood and subdued lighting. The food and the staff are first class all the way. While not inexpensive, dining here is an experience to be had. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "In an era where there is increasing ambient noise, bothersome background music, it was SO refreshing to find a professional yet very inviting atmostphere at The Rancher's Club in Albuquerque! My husband and I could actually enjoy a relaxing, quiet, romantic evening, chatting quietly and still hear each other. There was soft jazz playing in the background which was wonderfully conducive to the high-end service, top-notch cuisine and beautifully appointed surroundings in which we found ourselves dining. A wonderful change of pace from the noisy, loud music and hyper food servers one usually experiences on the modern day restaurant scene. We will most certainly make Rancher's Club one of our top-picks when visiting Albuquerque. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "At the beginning it was great. Then the table of 12 men adjacent to our table began using offensive language that was so loud we couldn't ignore it. We won't go back to Rancher's Club"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday dinner. Food was outstanding and the service was perfect. We were attended to by at least 5 wait staff who were all friendly and professional. We will definitely recommend to friends and will return again."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I took one of my best friends there for her birthday. I asked for as private as they could make it. We were seated in an kind of an alcove which was nice. The food was great. The baked green chile brie was fantastic and the service was good. The only thing that was off was that I asked for a martini with a twist but got olives instead. No big deal. I have been here many times through the years and will keep coming back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Have visited several times in the last few years... it's a must when I am in town. Although I miss the a'la carte additions, and the rib, the food is always superb. I highly and will always recommend the tableside, freshly prepared Caesar salad! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the attentive service and great steaks and sides. Would recommend to all."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Incredible food, flawless service, in a rich setting. $$, but worth it. A great dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Ranchers Club still has outstanding service, but the food was good. My daughter had the salmon and I had the Filet Minion. We also ordered the soup of the day for an appetizer which turned out to be one of the best parts of the meal. It was a roasted red bell pepper soup with croutons. We also ordered a Caesar salad that was prepared right at our table. This too was outstanding. The Salmon was good, but the purple sauce was neither sweet or savory. My steak was very tasty but ordering it medium came out too rare for me. Twice baked potatoes were good, however Mom's were better. Desert went well for my daughter with the crème Brule, very yummy. I ordered the strawberry rhubarb crisp. The rhubarb was not cooked enough."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food. If U R a hunter &/or just like game (i.e. elk, veniso, bison...) they have it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Thanks for the fabulous evening at the Rancher's Club. Our 20th anniversary couldn't have been more enjoyable!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Older crow seems to eat here. There could be multiple reason for this. Maybe the price. But honestly think is the decoration. The flowery chairs kind of toss it off a little. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. One of the best services I have got. The food is really good specially the steaks. We spent 161 dollars for a party of two including a 40 dollar bottle of wine. Once again the decoration of animal head and lamps made out of horns mix with flowery chair kind of kills it for me."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a good sampling of items. Rice paper prawns, wedge salad were all great. I had the filet with parmesan polenta and my fiancé had the cowboy cut ribeye with garlic mashed potatoes. Both were perfectly cooked. We both agreed that my polenta was the winning side but it is incredibly rich. We shared the mushroom sauce and chimichurri both were very flavorful. We're not big on wine so I can't comment in the wine list. Their deserts are focused on creme brûlée (there's about 3 different version) and that's not my thing but they had a stout brownie with dulce de leche ice cream that was super. Wait staff was totally competent and friendly. I'd definitely recommend Rancher's Club for a special night out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Go in expecting all around upscale quirky (think the 80s meets hunting lodge meets wacky old-school Vegas) and you'll have a lovely experience. The Rancher's Club properly dry ages all their steaks (most restaurants don't do this anymore because it's not cost effective) and serves them cooked beautifully. Better meat, atmosphere and prices than Vernon's, to be sure!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "First time at this place, heard of the history. Steaks were better than marcellos, albeit a bit over priced. Quiet, even for a Thursday night. All in all, a decent place to get a beef in Albuquerque."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We've been there before. The service is wonderful and ambience is relaxed, and romantic. The prime rib was good and the ribeye wasn't the quality we expected from this restaurant. Both salads greens were fresh but the dressing had a strange taste. We were there for an anniversary andwere presented us with a wonderful turtle Carmel cheese cake to share. The waiter did offer to give me a new salad but I decilined. Overall it was a good experience but not the caliber we have come to expect from this restaurant ."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We made another of our many visits to Albuquerque and wanted to do something a little fancy, different and romantic. This did it. The food was beyond wonderful and the staff paid attention to our every need. You will pay a little more, but if you can afford it, DO IT. What a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We recently planed a small dinner party to celebrate a retirement and with only two days notice Ranchers provided a perfect evening! The setting, service and food couldn't have been better. Every request was accommodated with friendly and professional care and suggestions were made that we hadn't even thought of. Thank you Ranchers!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Another wonderful evening at Rancher's Club. Particularly enjoyed the bison tenderloin...new favorite! We always have the staff make wine recommendations and have not been disappointed. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/6/2014