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

St. Clair Winery & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stclairwinery.com/bistros/albuquerque/
  • Phone: (505) 243-9916
  • 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 (505) 243-9916
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "We went there that evening specifically to hear the band that was playing that night. The food was very good and the service excellent."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Must see to believe!!! Great food and price for it is a little higher than what most would prefer"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food and service was superb! This was our first time and we enjoyed it immensely. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Eat outside and listened to a wonderful jazz group. The food was good and reasonably priced. Great spot near Old Town Albuquerque for travelers."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were a group of 10 and we had a nice time and great service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wine offerings are impressive. Food was brought out quickly. We were a party of 8, yet our server handled this with ease"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have eaten here numerous times and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My wife and I have enjoyed our lunch date beautiful inside an great food"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our main entree came literally a few minutes after our dinner salads did. Very rushed. Our waitress Leandra was great though."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food was good and the ambiance was somewhat energetic. Staff was courteous. We would probably try this restaurant again. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They did an excellent job for Valentine's day. Good food and a very nice selection of wine. They special event fixed menu price even included a glass of wine of your choice off their complete wine listing. It is always a good choice for food and drinks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "so ... 'energetic' is the buzz word for a totally obnoxious table of diners seated @ ten ft from out party of six in the covered patio. they were raucous and totally unmindful of the other guests. when i finally - and with a great deal of politeness - approached them and asked very graciously to try to keep it down, i was all but ignored. the waitstaff just shook their heads and rolled their eyes with all this. look ... we knew it's a saturday night and we expected conversations all around us, but this was out of hand. please see if there's a way to address this."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have been to this eatery several times..mostly for lunch, though. Dinner was a treat, the waiter was fantastic, though he could have waited a few beats after getting to the table, so we could stop talking, but the "joint was jumping" so, I can look past it --this time. The food was well prepared and delicious, everyone got exactly what they ordered and the temp was perfect! Nothing ruins a dinner like cold food that should be hot. But the place where St. Clair establishes dominance is with their extensive wine list...wow! Perfect accompaniment for each selection and spot on for the palette. Well done, St. Clair, well done, and thanks."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The hostess was horrible, but luckily, that was made up by the server, who was outstanding. This is the second time I have been to this restaurant and suffered the unfriendliness of the hostess staff, and will probably pick other places in the future before dining here again, simply because there is no excuse for such behavior. The waiter was outstanding, and so much so, that we left him an extra large tip. The manager walked past our table (of 12) numerous times, but never even stopped once to say hello or to see how we were doing. He seemed to have the same lack of emotion as the hostess, so maybe they are related. Either way, while the food and drink were decent, I see a pattern of unfriendly service here, and don't care for it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was in town on a business trip and found the St. Clair Winery to be an amazing dining experience. The food, wine and service was exceptional. We happened to be there on an evening when there was entertainment which added to the fun evening. I enjoyed a steak which was flavorful and tender. My business associate had a pasta dish and raved about the wonderful flavor. If you haven't been to the St. Clair Winery, don't wait to try it."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We had a 6:45 reservation, got there, was told the table was being bussed. Had to remind them we were still there at 7..Finally got seated. This is a winery, they had to go FIND a wine list which took 10min. We ordered the wine flight w/cheese app, when it finally arrived, no cheese and 3 diff wines than what the server told us would be served. One of the glasses barely had any in it, we had to ask to have it filled like the other 2....We ordered the pomegranate pork loin salad, I asked for dressing on the side, server said it comes dressed but it's very light. There was sooo much dressing I couldn't eat it and the pork was dry. The back of the booth we sat in was broken, so when folks were set behind us, we were launched forward..."
    Dined on 1/18/2014