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The Bull Ring
The Bull Ring

The Bull Ring Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santafebullring.com/
  • Email: bullringsantafe@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (505) 983-3328
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday:11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Socorro Balcorta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bull Ring can accommodate up to 60 people in a private dining area. The back room has been used for cocktail parties, wedding rehearsals, wedding dinners, Christmas parties etc...
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa M. Wilson (505) 983-3328
  • Entertainment: Classical Guitarist plays on Friday & Saturday Nights from 6:30p - 9:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marcy
  • Public Transit: Public Transportation is provided by the Rail Runner.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking is available at 150 Washington Ave. Please receive parking ticket and the Bull Ring will validate parking ticket after 4p.m. nightly.
A word from The Bull Ring
Sine 1971;
The Bull Ring has been a part of Santa Fe’s Culinary landscape for so long it's hard to think of a time when it wasn't there. The world famous Bull Ring offers all the most popular cuts, ranging in size from the the 8-oz petite filet to an enormous 40-oz porterhouse for two. The Bull Ring prepares steaks in an 1,800 degree grill and serves them on a sizzling hot plate with melted butter. The Bull Ring is also known for their juicy lamb or pork chops, mouthwatering barbecue baby back pork ribs or fresh seafood.

If you are looking for a more casual experience, the lounge is a local favorite, where you can mingle with old friends or make new ones in a Cheers-like atmosphere. The bar serves exceptional pub fare, including the succulent Prime Burger.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Took a friend The Bull Ring who had moved to town that very day. Great drinks in the bar, wonderful food in the restaurant. Our server was, again, outstanding. Truly enjoy the guitar player. He makes the mood that much more wonderful."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband's absolute favorite! Prime rib and New York steaks...can't be beat. And I like the lighter options - the salmon salad is a real winner. Just about the only real fine dining restaurant in Santa Fe...in the classic mode."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We loved our meal here. Everything we ordered was perfect. My husband and I split a ribeye and it was served exactly how we ordered it and on a hot sizzling plate. My husband said the only better steak he has ever had was from The Palm. The only negative I would add is the bread basket is a little predictable - white baguette and my salad was a most likely from a prepared bag of lettuce. A little more care on the salad would be nice - more chef inspired. All else was fabulous. We will go again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Just great steak! The prime rib was phenomenal! super juicy, tender, and just plain delicious! The Caesar salad and other sides were also fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion,"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My wife and self have been eating at the Bull Ring for some 20 years now, with each visit to Santa Fe. Up until this last time, the way my daughter-in-law put it, when she first took her first bite of her steak the first time she gotten to visit the Bull Ring. And, I quote, "Oh, My God". With this in mind every time we eat there we have always thought about her quote. Well, if this visit would have been her first, she would have said, "this meat isn't any better than what we buy at the store". I know there is a beef shortage, and everyone one wants the best, but my meal wasn't worth the $200 it cost me. It will be a loooong time before we go back, if ever. It's time to find another steak house in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I booked a reservation for this restaurant about a week in advance for my boyfriend and I. We discovered this place over a year ago and decided we wanted to go again. We showed up at 742, our reservation was at 745. There was no one at the front desk to help us. The waitresses saw us standing there and didn't say anything. We didn't get seated for another 20 mins. And it took our server another 10 mins to bring us water. Mind you, the place was not busy. The food was really good, but the people working there should care about their guests more."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "MY husband and I were visiting Santa Fe and a local had recommended The Bull Ring. We went on our last night there and everyhing was fantastic. The staff, from the hostess to our server, were all so friendly and attentive. We would definitely recommend the Bull Ring in the future. Thank you for such a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I've been to a lot of great NY steakhouses, from Sparks to Peter Luger and the Bull Ring was just as good. Perhaps the best NY Strip I've ever eaten, cooked exactly as I wanted it and served on a sizzling plate. Huge, tasty wedge and perfectly prepared sides made the meal complete. My wife had an equally tasty petit filet. Everything from the very welcoming hostess to the server team was great. Definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and presentation. Fine dining so expect the prices. Not very private but worth going."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "After all these years, I haven't missed anything not going to the locally famous Bull Ring - what a disappointment. Other than the decor, this place is mediocre. Standard steakhouse menu, but like so many others, they are in name and menu only; it is a pet peeve of mine. I don't mind paying $40-50 for a great steak and my sides separately if it is great food, but so many pretend to be then fall short in food quality. The Bull Ring falls into this category. Unfortunately, my quest for a REAL, quality steakhouse in Santa Fe continues. The sides (I had mashed potatoes and creamed spinach) were the most bland dishes I have been served in years - worse than in an old style TV dinner (not exaggerating). The bar looked like a hot spot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I lived in Santa Fe more than 30 years ago and at that time the Bull Ring was a very nice place to go. The prices were a little high but the quality of the food and the ambience warranted them. Now, the prices do not reflect price-to-market realities, even here in Santa Fe. It was crowded and our server got the drink order and the sides order wrong. To use restaurant parlance, they were 'slammed' and I cut them a little slack. But the pricing strategy I have to wonder about. If their intent is to keep the riff-raff out by overpricing the steaks, it's working. Unless it's on someone else's nickel, I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I was thrilled when I saw the Bull Ring as a participant in Santa Fe's Restaurant Week. I didn't need to think twice about where I wanted to take my family."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Visited this place for restaurant week and it was fabulous. Service somewhat slow but food made up for that."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a great experience at The Bull Ring for Restaurant Week. They had one of our favorite menu items on the $30/person menu, so it was a must to go to the Bull Ring. Their beef is fabulous. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had the prime rib dinner and it was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Although we've been here once before, we went for NMRW specifically for the Prime Rib. EXCELLENT! Cooked as ordered, served with horseradish as requested and au just. Just delicious. We were lucky though, as we ate we heard a few other tables order the Prime Rib and they were out. This seems like a major flaw by whomever was ordering for the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Atmosphere was romantic. The staff was very professional and service was timely and not interruptive. The food was delicious and prepared according to specifications given. An elegant dining experience."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We should have left. They did not have thee the menu advertised for Restaurant Week and did not offer substitutes for the items inexplicably missing from the advertised menu. What a disappointment -- and fraudulent. As I said, we should have left."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have eaten at The Bull Ring numerous times- the food is always consistently excellent,served warm and prepared well. I would recommend this restaurant as a top Prime Rib and Steak restaurant in Santa Fe New Mexico."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have dined at this restaurant several times to raving reviews but Not this time. Just this once, the chef was really amiss. Service was very good and the Manager did refund our lunch, plus, we have had great meals here in the past. Therefore, I feel it is unfair to say anything unfavorable based on two poorly prepared salads. We are going to return and give it another try."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was good - service hit and miss. They need a person to stay at the front desk to seat people. The hostess was busing tables..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at the Bull Ring and it was AMAZING!!! The prime rib was soooo good but next time I would get extra butter for it. The garlic mashed potatoes were smooth, and melt in your mouth delicious! The pecan pie was also very wonderful! I would go there again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great steaks, wonderful wine and fabulous service. Central location a plus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was absolutely fantastic. I would not have even thought it was over priced for a moment if sides were included, but given that is extra (significantly extra) it does seem a bit pricey. But I had an amazing meal and would go again"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "the hostess and wait staff were very attentive, constantly checking on our needs. we had not been there in sometime, but we will definitely go back more than likely for lunch, this time. and, of course, will visit the bar for drinks and light snacks."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We both loved our steaks and sides, and the ambience was conducive for a quiet, romantic dinner together."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We love the Bull Ring for special occasions. They have a wonderful prefixed menu that is just right."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "This is a steakhouse, and the Porterhouse for Two looked excellent at surrounding tables, and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. My wife and I chose Lamb Chops and Pork Chops, both were double cuts. We both were in agreement that they were the best that we have ever eaten, tender, juicy and seasoned just right. We were celebrating our 40th Anniversary, so we have had many chops throughout our years. The Bull Ring was kind enough to treat us to dessert in honor of our celebration. The Bull Ring will be a regular stop on our visits to Sante Fe."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful place to eat. The steaks was cooked to perfection and very delicious"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Went on New Years Eve and it was fantastic. Food was excellent, steaks cooked to perfection. Side orders are big so shared. We would strongly recommend."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "superb food and service delicious steak and veal chop"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We celebrated my brother's 26th wedding anniversary while vacationing in Santa Fe. We tried this restaurant based on a recommendation and were very pleased with the food, service and ambiance. The steaks and sides were perfect and my sister-in-law's chicken was very good. I have been to Ruth's Chris and found this restaurant, which is similar, to be in fact much better. They provided us with a piece of celebration cheesecake that was delicious. I would definitely return and/or recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The salads were fresh and flavorful, the clam chowder was the best we have ever had, the entries were prepared as ordered and the service was impeccable. The wine list is complete and will give you an opportunity to compliment your food choices no matter what you choose. When in Santa Fe this restaurant should be on your list for fine dining."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Have been to the Bull Ring many times. Usually the steaks are excellent, but not so much this time. Very fatty and not good for a $33 steak."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had the bone in rib eye and this was, with out a doubt, the BEST steak I have EVER had."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A great place to have an excellent steak that is served sizzling on your plate with well prepared and somewhat unusual sides. I chose broiled tomatoes, and although out of season, they were excellent. My dinner companions also ordered desserts which they said were very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If the prices matched the food, this would be the best place in town. However, the menu is totally ala carte, even for the entrees. Order a steak, you get a steak, with prices up to $60, but you get no salad, no vegetables, no potatoes ... just the steak. So, if you want a balanced meal, you could build one with an appetizer, starting around $12, rising through $19; a salad or soup, about the same; a salad, from $12 to $20; potatoes or onion rings or vegetables, $8 to $20; and desserts, ... well, we didn't even check. Don't be surprised if a full meal runs to $100 per person -- before the drinks. Of course, you can share courses, which is what we did -- the portions are bountiful and rich, you don't need a lot. For special occasions."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "the restaurant was nearly empty yet nobody really paid us any attention. steaks were undercooked, burger was bland, expensive wine had dregs throughout one of the glasses. very poor experience!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We ordered the veal chop since it is our favorite beef. It came out sizzling on the platter and melted in your mouth. I ordered a Pinot noir and it was a meal to remember. Service was attentive but not overbearing- When in Santa Fe try the Bullring- you will enjoy the experience. We eat here every time we are in Santa Fe!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We travel from Fort Worth, Texas, to Santa Fe each year for my wife's birthday. Cocktails and dinner at the Bull Ring are the treat. A greeting from Harry is the best. Cocktails in the bar are a must before dinner."
    Dined on 12/19/2013