Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse
Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse

Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.yougottapassword.com/
  • Phone: 5053410831x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
    Live music nightly! Check our website for times.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire by calling 505.341.0831.
  • Private Party Facilities: Vernon's is available for private dining and will work to accommodate all our guest's needs. From the Capone Room to closing our venue down for your event, contact us to reserve your Vernon's experience! You gotta password?
  • Private Party Contact: Chuck Lindsey 5053410831x
  • Entertainment: Vernon's features live music every night of the week! From Bob Tate tickling the ivories to Le Chat Lunatique filling the air with funky jazz, Vernon's is proud to present great music in true speak easy style. You never know who might be on stage in the Black Diamond Lounge. http://www.thehiddensteakhouse.com/black-diamond-lounge
  • Special Events: Please contact us for all your special event needs at 505-341-0831.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Osuna
  • Public Transit: Bus Stop directly in front of the shopping center.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse
Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse is the only speak easy in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood in a superb dining atmosphere. The culmination of live music, great food and top notch service, as well as the need for "the Password", create an atmosphere and dining experience that surely proves to be one of a kind.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)romantic (140)notable wine list (63)fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (37)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (22)good for groups (22)late-night find (21)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • We loved the whole experience
    KVigil
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was awesome, service was great and my wife and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • did not live up to expectations
    CelebrateLife
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The room we were in was noisy and felt like a well decorated room in a mobile home - raised plywood flooring small and noisy. Our waiter spoke so fast I could not understand him. He was very attentive prior to ordering and when our food arrived he disappeared. The lobster bisque was phenominal, but the fillets were tough - not what a fillet should be! The kitchen swapped our steaks - right sides, but wrong doneness. And as i stated above, our waiter disappeared. This is the kind of mistake you expect at a much less expensive establishmnet. The quality of ambiance, food and service was far below what I expected of this place. It put a real damper on our celebration.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Class of it's own
    Prazda
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I really enjoyed my visit and plan on going again. The service, food, and respect I was given was impeccable. Needles to say, this restaurant is in a class of it's own. 5 star all the way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, very romantic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak in a great setting
    abqeats
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised that, in addition to the fun and effective speakeasy ambiance, the food at Vernon's was exceptionally good. This is as good a prime rib that I have ever had, and the sides were also excellent. We went for our 30th anniversary and agreed it was a great choice. I enjoyed the available Cabernet by the glass which went exceptionally well with prime rib. I will be recommending this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    An overall great dining experience. A complete surprise because the restaurant is so unique
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time at Vernon's
    PabloVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went to a celebration dinner with friends. Had heard that Vernon's was the best steak in ABQ. Was a bit surprised to find they didn't offer any prime, aged filet cuts. They do offer prime cuts in ribeye so if not partial to filet mignon, it should be fine. Lobster tail was a bit expensive for what you got. They do have "Choice +" filet. Wait staff seemed a bit chaotic at times, but we were pleased when we finally got one of the better waitstaff. They forgot the appetizer and when we inquired on it, they were very apologetic. All in all, a good night out and we will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful 21st birthday
    dinentrepreneur
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I brought my best friend to Vernon's for her 21st birthday. I value customer service and great food, the food and drinks we had were superb. Now although everything else was great, the server we had seemed to overlook us because of our age. He visited the other tables multiple times but only see us every now and then. He didn't show much interest in his job and wad very slow.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was great. A little pricey for Albuquerque but overall, a great place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Labor Day weekend
    goodtime
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good, service great... Food was a little expensive, would have liked to have had prime cut without having to buy a 20 oz steak (bone in). all in all we enjoyed ourselves. Negatives, we were seated in the back corner at a table for 2 facing a wall and then there was a group of 3 sitting close to us and one of the women in the group needed to use her indoor voice. she spoke so load it was annoying...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cool
    Goodvittles
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was very fun. Delicious food. Plan on at least around $70/person without drinks or dessert. Easily more if you want appetizer or salad. Two entrees and an appetizer were $164 for us. Very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    tadudeabq
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went to Vernon's to celebrate a birthday and everything was outstanding. Entering the restaurant through a secret entrance that requires a password was fun and the lounge with live piano was too cool. The drinks are nice and strong! Food was well worth the price! NY steak and prime rib are melt in your mouth tender, lobster was great and the lamb chops are the best I have had! Huge portions so go hungry! Very romantic with true candle light dinning! Will be back very soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great!
    lmuzic
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Vernon's is a very special place in Albuquerque. The service is excellent- the food is the best, bar none. You will not walk away disappointed- ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Ambiance
    FitFoodLover
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the perfect restaurant for special occasions or just making your loved one feel spoiled. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly. Loved the ambiance of the joint!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Waiter was overly deferential and uber-polite. He needs to tone it down. I had a Caesar Salad I could hardly eat because it had excessive pepper or chile in it, which I did not order. I wish he had warned me about it in advance. The prime rib was delicious but had several ounces of fat on it. Waiter left us hanging for ten minues or more after eating because we wanted to order dessert. We had to ask the bus person for a dessert menu. The other three members of my party were quite pleased with everything.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent Dining experience, Top Shelf , We will definately be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vernon's Never Disappoints!
    Picosita
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I have dined here three times now, and this has to be our favorite restaurant, hands down! Vernon's is definitely a special occasion spot, so if you're thinking of taking a date here, make sure you're serious first, or your date just might get the wrong idea. ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible service, but...
    OaT54
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We found the service to be incredible, but we were disappointed in the quality of the food for such an upscale restaurant. Both my wife and I felt we have had for better meals, specifically better tasting beef (Filet Mignon and NY Strip) in every other upscale restaurant we have eaten at in ABQ. I do have to say that our meats were cooked to perfection, but the taste just wasn't there. Even my wife, who never looks for any thing to add on to meat was left disappointed with the overall lack of flavor. Somewhat disconcerting also, was the overall darkness of the restaurant. Between the black walls and the very low lighting, I'm not sure our eyes every fully adjusted to the darkness to feel comfortable throughout our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing place
    Dinnr42
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Me and my wife had an excellent anniversary here, we highly recommend this place for a very romantic evening. You are in for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Alma
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As usual, Vernon's was such a pleasure. Our waiter Sean (Shawn) remembered us from dining with them last time and took care of us with the same, if not even more, wonderful, charismatic charm that he had the last time we all meet. Thanks again Vernon's for making our anniversary so wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was amazing! The service was spot on. Loved the atmosphere. Definitely going to make this a place for all our Special Occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • unique experience
    dcsalazar
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Albuquerque. The staff was amazing and very attentive. The food was beyond great. We will definitely be going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server was great...BUT
    pipesmokeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Server was great. The food was not enough to justify the price. The fish was scant for the money. The steak was okay, and not great. I suggest Embers at Isleta.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    Jordan23
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It's an amazing place with amazing food! We loved the theme of the restaurant and the staff was very accommodating to our needs. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    NHRR
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was beyond amazing! Everyone was very helpful and polite. They were more than willing to reschedule our reservation to a later time and even let us move to a more private table. After dinner, they took the time to take our picture. Overall, it was a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow is all I can say!
    DeSmetDairyGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wow! My condolences to anyone who hasn't been here yet! #1 best steak I've ever eaten! It was cooked to perfection. The flavor was on point! Not only that but I paired it with truffle mashed potatoes and that just added to the deliciousness of the food! To top it all off, our waiter, Sterling, was VERY knowledgeable about the menu, food pairings, etc. he was also the most polite waiter I've ever had. Yes it was VERY expensive ($250 go my husband and I) but it was sooooooooo worth it for our special occasion! I tip my hat to you all over at Vernon's! Keep doing a wonderful job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent evening
    RecreationalDiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to Vernon's for an anniversary celebration. We were not disappointed. I had the roasted corn and crab bisque and my wife had their watercress salad. Both were excellent, and presented perfectly. We ordered the rack of elk (one elk rib steak) and the shrimp scampi. The elk was cooked perfectly and had a wonderful taste. The scampi consisted of 5 very large tiger prawns. Both were cooked perfectly. We ended the dinner with chocolate decadence and a chocolate creme brulee with pine nuts. The service was perfect across the board. Not too intrusive, but always present when required. This was one of the best meals that we have had in a long time. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    Coach
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food, ambiance, and service were great! My favorite place for a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions
    Nytro
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Vernon's Steakhouse is a truly outstanding dining experience and easily one of the best in Albuquerque, if not all of New Mexico.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best experience
    Luv2eat08
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. We had a blast! Service was great! Atmosphere was a wonderful experience!!! The food was beyond delicious!!!! Very pricy, yes, but it was very worth every penny!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Place was fun to go to, the atmosphere was entertaining from the door man to the good waitress. Food was higher priced, as expected, but the quality was worth it. I will be recommending my friends come here. Only problem I had and why I did not give it 4 stars is after making a reservation for a 15 minute window I still had to wait almost a half hour after that to get a table and a couple who came after me was seated before we were (assuming their reservation was earlier)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nite out.
    Spatz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Second time dining at Vernon's. The theme is of the speakeasy era and adds a little fun to the experience. Food and service have been great both times. The only thing prohibiting us from eating there more often is the $$$.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone needs to try
    Tony
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Come eat some great food while enjoying a great atmosphere. Great place to take your family and friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday experience
    skygazer
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service outstanding! I loved the fact that they asked us to turn our cell phones off. It was nice and quiet and perfect for visiting and enjoying delicious food with friends. It was my sister's birthday and the chef made a special dessert for her. I had the ribeye steak and it was done to perfection. It was so huge that I took the leftovers home and had two lunches afterwards. I highly recommend the chocolate crème brulee. That alone is worth going back for! It was a fun experience to give my password and enjoy the speakeasy atmosphere in the front. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING
    OUTSTANDING
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had heard about this place but never been. We decided to treat ourselves to something different. It is like walking back in time to the speakeasy days rules to dining here, password to get into the restaurant. Dusty our waiter was fantastic, the additional servers were also outstanding refilling our drinks as soon as we finished, asked to remove our plates shortly after finishing. I would highly recommend for that special occasion or something different!! THE STEAKS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD. BEST STEAK I'VE EVER HAD!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    bregmanlaw
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We are never disappointed at Vernon's. The wait staff is top notch, the food is always prepared to perfection and the jazz lounge is a great place to catch some good music with a pre-dinner cocktail or an after dinner dessert and coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I went for my birthday and really enjoyed myself. This was my first experience at a restaurant like this. The food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend and have already. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    raym
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Did not know this place existed. This was the best steak I have ever had anywhere in the world. Better than NYC, Vegas, Chicago. The service was perfect and we had great drinks and wine. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    SamBJane
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went to Vernon's for the first time not knowing what to expect. Was very impressed with everything. Good food, great service, good music, romantics ambiance!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Excellent spot to celebrate special occasions. Warm friendly atmosphere with attentive staff and delicious food choices for all phases of the meal event. My favorite place to eat in Albuquerque, hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic