St. Clair Winery & Bistro
St. Clair Winery & Bistro

St. Clair Winery & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stclairwinery.com/bistros/albuquerque/
  • Phone: 5052439916
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: W. James Duke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We can host your next business lunch/dinner, rehearsal dinner, or ... ? We have a private dining room and patio for groups of 20 - 80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Elise Hines 5052439916
  • Entertainment: Evenings, Wednesday - Sunday: Live Jazz-Blues music, featuring the best local and touring groups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW - Rio Grande & I-40
  • Public Transit: City bus located in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking onsite.
A word from St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Enjoy nationally acclaimed award winning NM wines along with a full restaurant, wine bar and retail wine shop. St Clair Winery & Bistro also offers wine tasting, patio or private dining, and live entertainment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
St. Clair Winery & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (23)great for outdoor dining (19)special occasion (19)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (15)good for groups (14)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (10)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • very pleased
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are fairly new to the area and we had family coming to town. Choosing a place was a little difficult and picking a good one was off course important. Well I can yell you it was a good choice. The service, wine and food were excellent. The only thing that we didnt like was the volume of the music. Had we known that we would have sat inside. It was hard to carry on coversations. Otherwise my husband I will definately visit again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Clair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My sister in law and I thought this would be fun as her mother (my mother-in-law) was from Deming. No winery there when she grew up!! But she would have enjoyed this restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable and delightful. Helpful but not hovering. Food was delish! Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    luvPrimeRib
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every time we are in Albuquerque, we make it a point to stop by here. Always enjoy their food and their wine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Ironmaninabq
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I have dined here many times before and the food was great and the service was great but the noise level is almost always off the charts. This visit though everything was just horrible. The waiter kept giving us excuses for being late, but as a customer I don't want to hear excuses I just the service to be good. My French onion soup was very good but the green chile chicken cream sauce entree that I got was horrible. The pasta was mush, way over cooked and then served in a bath tub of cream sauce. The entree was in edible. The noise level was even higher than normalas there was a party of 19 people seated along side us and a huge party outside on the patio and the doors were open.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very nice, but...
    GGG1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We dine here for special occasions and for attending nearby events. The food and the wine choices are always very good. This last time, however, it seemed more noisy during dinner dining? And the wait staff seemed to have a table count that spread them a bit thin for the number of patrons?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food and Entertainment
    BikerguyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went there that evening specifically to hear the band that was playing that night. The food was very good and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    Dining
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Must see to believe!!! Great food and price for it is a little higher than what most would prefer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I was very skeptical about New Mexico wine. The wine was fantastic. We had a fantastic waitress but I have to say that food was average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    Cheryl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food and service was superb! This was our first time and we enjoyed it immensely. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and bad first visit
    NMtravelersvelersVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Despite an Open Table confirmation, the restaurant did not have our reservation. We were seated promptly--right by the kitchen doors. :-( Our pork and prime rib entrees were excellent, but the accompanying garlic mashed potatoes were not edible. The server promptly brought me rice instead when I asked, that was OK. She dropped our Amex card on the floor by another table, which I fortunately saw and retrieved. And she included another table's signed credit card form with our bill. Might go back because the prime rib really was excellent, but I do have my doubts.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent dependable food
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My visit to St. Clair's was excellent. The mac and cheese was superb, the steak was cooked perfectly, and the Bellismo was wonderful. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outside dinning
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Eat outside and listened to a wonderful jazz group. The food was good and reasonably priced. Great spot near Old Town Albuquerque for travelers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No complaints here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love this restaurant ... great food, wonderful service, outstanding choice of wine! This is located in a very convenient location, right off the freeway and there is ample parking. In a city of mostly mediocre eateries, St. Clair certainly stands out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good for a small group
    CCABQ
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Went to celebrate office summer birthdays. We were a group of 9, had great service and everyone liked their food. Great variety of food and wine and they even gave us seperate checks Recommend it highly
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Dinner Guests
    stukVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was Ok. French onion soup was lukewarm Seated next to a large party who's table grew until they were right next to us which was very annoying. We were never offered bread and butter. Had to ask for it. Wife ordered chicken meal without cheese and was not given Alfredo sauce that was part of her meal. We usually go for lunch and never had a problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Afternoon, Relaxing Dinner
    jorlowskiVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had a nice late afternoon meal. Wine good, not great but very reasonable and pleasant. Food excellent. Service very good. Will look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meet Up Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were a group of 10 and we had a nice time and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food are outstanding
    Simone
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wine offerings are impressive. Food was brought out quickly. We were a party of 8, yet our server handled this with ease
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Mex Wine
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great winery near Old Town. Varied menu choices and all the wines in house. Tastings and samples available, as well as for purchase. The French Onion soup was very flavorful and not too salty, the pot roast was tender and melt in your mouth and the Bistro burger was thick and covered with tasty green chiles. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wines. Although the food was very good, it was the service that stood out. Very attentive, helpful and accommodating. I wish I could remember his name to give him more credit, but the wine was that good. He was very helpful and knowledgeable with our selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have eaten here numerous times and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I have enjoyed our lunch date beautiful inside an great food
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it!
    enjoyedit
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    First time visit and was very pleased beyond expectations!! Arrived early for our reservations and we didn't have to wait!! Our server, Marie was awesome and very helpful!! Great food, great time, great place!!! We'll re-visit again...SOON!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 365 reviews are from the St. Clair Winery & Bistro reviews archive.
  • Not impressed.
    Sensible
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Although we were happily escorted to our seats upon arriving early for our reservation the friendliness ended there. Our waitress did not try to impress us with her knowledge of the wine selections available, didn't tell us about any specials and was basically not attentive to us or to anyone else surrounding us. The place was not busy, so you would think the service would have been good. Food was ok, nothing I'd be excited to try again. So disappointed that the service wasn't even close to the kind and efficient service I had previously experienced in Las Cruces. We were familiar with the wine however and thankfully our selections did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • maryVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our main entree came literally a few minutes after our dinner salads did. Very rushed. Our waitress Leandra was great though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very energetic night at St. Clair!
    mnchilemom
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've been here several times in the past and come here for birthdays or our anniversary or else just to sit on the patio and listen to good music. The night we were there recently the weather was cold, windy and rainy, so we sat inside. The band was pretty loud and that meant that the customers were pretty loud too. I would have preferred a bit more quiet, romantic evening, however we still enjoyed ourselves. Our server was wonderful - very attentive, very helpful in making sure with the kitchen that I was served completely gluten free food. I was disappointed that the GF markings and notations have been removed from the menu, however. I had the pork which was a tad overdone and didn't have a lot of flavor - the sauce was good, however.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They left early.
    TravisNM
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made the reservation using open table. When we arrived the restaurant was closed. I guess they left early and didn't bother to call and cancel our table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    CBNewMexico
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I have dined at St. Claire's many, many times and have never been disappointed. Their waitstaff are very courteous and respectful. I would recommend St. Claire's for their amazing wine list, too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food was good and the ambiance was somewhat energetic. Staff was courteous. We would probably try this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    suede
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    New management as of a week ago. They took reservations for 3:30 while planning to close at 4. Food trays were near empty. Sternos blown out between 3:30 and 4, so food was not hot. The only consolation was that the service was very good. And the manager comped the meal. Very disappointed in Easter dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrible service
    justustravellers
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    our server kandrise seem to forget that we were there. the food was excellent. she blame another table for her lapse, when we pointed it out to her. it is too bad, because as stated the food was very good. the manager came to talk to us about a noisy table next to us, but she never inquired about our satisfaction.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Restaurant
    cdiner
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We dined here for our rehearsal dinner(which was a wonderful experience) and then went back for our one year anniversary dinner and it was very lovely. We were immediately brought back to our table upon arrival, quickly greeted by wait staff, and our food came immaculately fast! The food was delicious, the atmosphere nice, and the experience overall wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food great wine.
    BB2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was great wine was great, good service. Although it was pretty loud in the restraunt. Not so romantic, you have to talk loud to hear each other. They had live music which was pretty good. I went on a friday night. Definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    Modave
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    St. Clair once again hits on all marks. This visit brought a new wrinkle of a plate of food not prepared properly, but the wait staff took care of the problem instantly. Steaks were cooked to perfection, plus we brought a person who has never dined here before and he stated that he had the best prime rib ever. From the wine, food, service & ambience, St. Clair never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and pretty good wine
    bchavezVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food is pretty great here. Comfort foods with a twist, excellent sized portions, I ate the half size pasta and left full. I am not a huge fan of NM wines - I find them too sweet, but they have some great reserve reds that hit the spot. So you can find a wine for just about anyone here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, noisy
    MikeJ
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I was given a gift certificate to St Clair for Christmas, and have been there twice now. Both times the food was excellent, the service attentive but not intrusive. I don't drink wine, but my wife does, and she loves their wines and selections. They have trios of wines in small glasses that make excellent samplers. I'm a wheat beer drinker (do not like the taste of non-wheat beer), and they have a nice wheat from Marble Brewery. My only complaint is the noise level, and this is just a given if you go here. There is a bar section close to the main dining area with live music, and there are often large parties in the back room, so if you want a quiet dining experience, go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine pairings
    kmmm
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere with a varied customers. Service was great, the server was warm, friendly, and very accommodating as I had a food allergy and the substitutions were great! Homemade cheeses and wine pairings were well done. House specialty of chicken melted in your mouth. Desserts were huge and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    Middleagers
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Friends getting together to chat and catch up...was not aware there would be a band...other than the noise it was a great night. Our table was way too close to the music to have enjoyable conversation. Will go back if there is not music...nothing against music, just not what we wanted this night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winery and Bistro?
    Drob
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We came here expecting a respectable wine list and exceptional food. The wine list was limited to their own private brands. We are not wine snobs but the wine was average at best. The eats were not what we would consider bistro caliber. The selections were what you may find at any chain restaurant. We decided on the prime rib since it looked more appetizing than the rest of the menu. It was a generous portion and was very good. The sides, mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies, were cold which surprised us because the meal came very quick. That said we would recommend St Claire's with limited expectations and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    jaeda
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food wasn't the only thing delicious but their selection of wines were amazing. If you're planning on enjoying with a group of friends, on a date....a special occasion, this would be your ideal place to eat. Definitely a place I'd like to go again very soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant was very busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant was very busy because it was Valentine's day. We visited in the evening. This would be a great place for lunch or brunch. I wouldn't recommend it for romantic setting. TVs are a distraction,dining area too brightly lit, their Valentines special menu was disappointing with very little choices. Server and management were awesome though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic