The service, ambience and
The service, ambience and view were excellent. The lobster excellent a tad undercooked. the bone in ribeye very flavorful, but could have been more tender.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A smiling and welcoming hostess as always! Wonderful bread and butter service! A charming lady serves an excellent warm bread selection with soft butter very soon after seating...a welcome salvation for my hunger. The martini's are always correctly made. The lamb was fixed properly though the serving seemed just a little small. Some confusion with the waiter about what is served with the entree. Overall, an enjoyable evening. I wish there were evening specials including fresh seafood and shellfish. I over heard the waitress telling a group the chef was too busy to prepare specials for the evening. This restaurant has the ability to move to the very next level and be the best in town and I encourage them to do so!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Average meal with a great view.
First time here, sat for a while before a server came to our table. It is a big restaurant, there were 2 other tables who were almost done with their meals.
Server was polite.
My husband very much liked his steak. I had the lamb, was not impressed at all. Over cooked, flavor was off. Not a good dish at all.
Overall, we would try this place again, but it did not knock our socks off.
The view was the best part, since it is on the top level of the casino/hotel.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, food is simple
Great view, food is simple but outstandingly prepared. This place is the exception to the rule that you sacrifice food for the view. You can always find great food in Albuquerque, but Bien Shur is among the best of the best.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating my son's
We were celebrating my son's birthday. The staff was very attentive and everyone said that their dish was tasty. I would go there again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started our evening in
We started our evening in the bar which was lovely, the views were amazing and the service was superb, the bartenders were knowledgeable and friendly. Then we moved into the dining room, it was our anniversary and I had asked for a table with a nice view, instead we were seated in the middle of the dining room and all the shades were down over the windows, it was approx. 7pm. We started our dinner with the calamari and French onion soup, the calamari was spectacular crispy, crunchy and fresh. The soup was good except for the overly soggy crouton on the top. We had the filet mignon and pacific halibut for our entrees both were very good and cooked well but our server never came by and asked how they were, we finally saw her with the check.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful evening at Bien Shur. It is at the top of the hotel complex of Sandia Casino and we were given a table in the Lounge so we could have a window view. (There were none left in the Restaurant part and we were given that choice.) The food was excellent as was the wait staff. The only complaint is that we were not warned there would be VERY loud live music in the Lounge which started before we were finished our meal. We might have chosen to eat in the Restaurant section which looked to be far enough from the Lounge to not be so loud. Other than that, it was a perfect evening for our anniversary dinner.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
romantic getaway close to home.
We really enjoyed sitting at the top of the casino with a great view of the golf course, mountains, and city. The wait staff was exceptional and buffet selections were plentiful. The coffee is dynamite. My only issue came with the cold eggs, bacon, and sausage. However, the red chile rubbed prime rib made up for the cool first course. Looking forward to the next visit!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
FOOD AND VIEWS ARE TOP NOTCH.
FOOD AND VIEWS ARE TOP NOTCH. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BIEN SHUR TO ANYONE and EVERYONE.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vanessa our server created
Vanessa our server created a wonderful experience for us. Beautiful views of the city.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Betty and I selected Bien Shur to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. That based on a recommendation from our son Eric. The food was excellent, the service as good or better than I've seen anywhere in Albuquerque. Keep up the good work.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made our Anniversary Memorable!
Bien Shur met our every desire for our 10 year anniversary: delicious food, romantic ambiance, beautiful views, and smoke free. We used the side entrance located near the golf clubhouse to avoid most of the smoke filled casino. When we arrived, our Hostess sat us at a table with a beautiful view of the East Mountains. We started with the Pan Fried Jump Lump Crab Cake and it was delicious. I come from the East Coast and good seafood in New Mexico is a rarity. For our Entrees, I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was one of the best fish I've ever had. My wife had the Buffalo Tenderloin and it was savory and tender. We finished our meal with a very rich and delicious chocolate cake. The service was excellent and we will be back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
To the moment we were seated, to leaving the restaurant it was simply fantastic. My Wife and me started with the 1/2 dozen raw oysters. They were served with a medium spice level horseradish, and doll sized tabasco sauces. The oysters were incredibly fresh. My Wife ordered the Cherry Brined Duck, and Caesar Salad. I ordered the Chiean Sea Bass and also Caesar Salad. Both plates were put together with such care and splendid presentation. Both meals were absolutely cooked to perfection. I let our hostess know to send our regards to the kitchen staff. Our hostess was very sweet and brought us a free Crème brûlée for dessert for our Anniversary. Was a fantastic evening! We will be going back at an earlier time as to book a window seat.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
mountain view or city lights
great food, relaxed atmosphere with very attentive service. perfect place for a special celebration.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten here three times,
Have eaten here three times, all were good to excellent.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful First-Time Experience
To celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, we had dinner here before heading to the amphitheater for a concert. Our server asked if we were going to the concert, so she could recommend menu items that would ensure we would be there on time--very considerate. Also considerate was the manager who offered to close the blind behind me so as to avoid the direct sunlight at my back. I was impressed with the wine list and even more impressed with my choiceof a glass of Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend--delicious! My husband chose the diver scallops and I got the halibut with which I was able to sub broccolini for the usual cabbage. My husband shared a delicious scallop with me, and I think that's what I would order next time.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is beautiful, the views were breathtaking and the tables were far apart enough to offer some privacy. We both had the crab cocktail with two sauces, a horseradish cocktail sauce, but the real star was the limoncello aioli. It paired perfectly with the crab. We both had the ribeye steak, with potato purée, baby carrots and a red wine demi glacé. We ordered one rare and one medium, both were cooked perfectly. We also split a side a asparagus. It was also cooked to perfection not too crunchy and not to mushy. We were shown the dessert cart. We chose the eclair and blondie with ice cream. Both were extremely large portions. The eclair dough was a dry but the house made cream was delish. The blondie was ok but a bit cloying sweet.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
5 Star restaurant. Great views
5 Star restaurant. Great views and excellent service.
Fantastic selection of food & wine.
Probably $50-80 per person is realistic, plus cost of fancy wine, which could be $30-200 depending on your palate.
Surprising find in Albuquerque. I'm not one for casino's, but you'd never know there was a casino 6 floors down!!!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good View and Good Food
Restaurants with a view aren't typically known for their food, but Bien Shur does an excellent job at providing both. The menu isn't filled with particularly complex dishes, but what is offered is served and presented very well. That makes it the perfect special occasion restaurant that won't discourage occasional diners with attitude or disappoint the most dedicated foodie.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, innovative. Nice service, quiet ambiance, can converse with your table companions, and of course
Gorgeous views of the mountain and golf course.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zach, our waiter, was excellent, attentive, and knowledgeable. The chopped salad was superb and the French onion soup the best I've had. The crab cake was above average, with no filler. The duck was good, very moist. The salmon was badly over cooked and tasteless.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Sandia
We found the food to be moderate, our steaks were a little tough and overlooked. The salad, soup, and drinks were excellent. The waiter was excellent. The bread served with soup and salad was fantastic as was dessert!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Restaurant
The service was great. The food was also great. The servings were large especially the desserts.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere really helped make the night special.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing and the service was excellent. By far the best dinning experience ever. My wife and I will def be back. Great for any occasion
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our Anniversary with dinner at Bien Shur and the Clint Black concert at Sandia Casino. Our dining experience was exceptional and the service was excellent. Very classy restaurant and the food was dellicious. We had a great time!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bien Shur went beyond expectations! The food, especially the salads and entrees, were carefully prepared and presented. The window table overlooking the mountains was the perfect way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was worth getting dressed-up for! Even though it was a pretty crowded evening, the service was well-paced. We will not wait until our next anniversary to return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome View, Awesome Food!
Best Filet and amazing food...try the red pepper onion rings! Oh my goodness this is the best place!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service
We've dined at many of the comparable restaurants but none had the view or the quality of food and service we experienced. We'll be back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met all our expectations
A superb dining experience-would definitely go back. The scallops were fantastic! Nothing bad to report.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
Our meal was excellent and good value. Service (Zac) was very friendly. We happen to come on a night when the concert was going on so finding aparking spot was difficult. First time visitor to restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food, Great View
This was our first time here and we went for a birthday celebration. This is a very nice upscale restaurant. We both ordered the buffalo tenderloin. It was perfectly cooked! The service was personable and professional. Excellent view of the golf course and Sandia peak. The only drawback was the noise level. We choose to sit in the glassed in patio because we wanted a window table. It was very noisy because it was open to the casual dining area. Next time (yes, we will go back!) we will sit in the fine dining area to eliminate the noise.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food with a view
wonderful place for the anniversary or special birthday food is always good and if too pricey can be shared but better to order more and doggie bag it for later with a view of the Sandia mountains or city lights
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the food, service, etc. were very good, the icing on the cake is the breathtaking view of both the mountains and the valley. What a wonderful place to take out of town guests. And the sage-infused air was a delight.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been talking about going to Bien Shur for quite some time. My son and I made reservations there to celebrate my husbands 67th birthday. He was very surprised. The meal was wonderful and the atmosphere very pleasant. My husband said it was the best prime rib he ever had. The waite staff was curtious and made sure we were taken care of. The next special occasion will be spent there as well and I'm sure many many more to come.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bien Shur is a beautiful roof top restaurant at the beautiful Sandia Casino Resort. The views from the restaurant are to die for. Restaurant is very nicely decorated. The service was impeccable, food delicious. We had the sea bass and halibut and it was delicious. There is a lounge that serves nice foods as well and their is music onThursday, Friday and Saturday. We will return for other special occasions.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, wonderful sunset view
The watermelon color of Sandia mountain was great. Food even better. And a half lobster tail for just $15 when you stay at the hotel. Great!!!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best dining experiences in the Albuquerque metro area. The Onion Soup was outstanding, and the filet minon was more tender than other places. The food presentation was second to none, and the food preparation and presentation was excellent. They also priced the food well apparently to draw customer interest and return. I know that I will !
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place to have a
Excellent place to have a relaxing, romantic evening. My wife and I enjoyed our experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fall menu delicious
The new fall menu is very good.! Try the butternut squash soup with lobster claw!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
We love celebrating at Bien Shur. Food and Service are always top notch. Only complaint, slow. Always takes a while to get food, but worth the wait.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary and wanted to find a perfect place to have a romantic evening. My husband and I had a wonderful evening with great food and wonderful service. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vanessa took great care of us once again!! Great time at Sandia !!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great views paired with good food
views are great, appetizers are wonderful. almost felt like we should have ordered just several appetizers instead of entrees.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining at its best. Excellent menu and wine options. Fantastic setting with view of the sunset on the mesa out the west
window and view of the mountain out the east window. Service and ambiance was excellent. Good value.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, Unique/Great Food
The trout was delicious. The desserts were beautiful (and large portions) and ours was free because it was our anniversary. The presentation of the chopped salad was unique. My husband had the lobster bisque. The service was very attentive and gracious. The view of the city lights is a plus.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great views especially at night. Appetizers terrific. service was great.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and consistent!
This is the second time I've had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant. And it most certainly was every bit of a delight as the initial visit! The staff is respectful and friendly-- seemed genuine and relaxed! My husband and I sat by the fireplace which was comfortable and not too hot. Then started our foodie experience! From the succulent ahi tuna lettuce wraps with that beautiful dipping sauce to my wild mushroom risotto and Chilean bass. But what really sold us was his perfectly cooked filet! Even I had not experienced that expert a job anywhere! It was truly an experience! I told several friends to come visit this place.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three of us had steaks. Perfectly cooked and some of the best beef I have ever had.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and was delivered to our table in a timely manner. The service was very good. Good job
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM