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

Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.yougottapassword.com
  • Phone: (505) 341-0831
  • 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 (505) 341-0831
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went to Vernon's to celebrate a birthday. Past experience was good and hence the return visit. Not so good this time. Food was disappointing. Prime Rib was tough and chewy. Will have to think twice before returning. Love the ambience here and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Vernon's never seems to disappoint. Bar none, the best steak in town. Our server this visit was a little upsell happy trying to push the add-ons. That has never happened to us before, I hope it was a one time thing. Other than that, the food was EXCELLENT. The wedge salad is a must and the lobster bisque is full of fresh lobster. The filet is fork tender, I recommend having bleu cheese on top. You cannot go wrong at Vernon's."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "our Swiss cousin was here and he LOVES American steaks so your restaurant was perfect, although we did think the prices were very high. The food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As always, the service was impeccable, the food cooked to perfection. I love that even with a full restaurant, we have privacy. I love the live music."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful place for a special occasion. Great bar (and bartender), outstanding service, great food, and no children under 10 allowed."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Liked the steak which was cooked to my liking. Limited side dishes, otherwise over all a good meal"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our 1st visit and we were treated like royalty - suitable for our 49th anniversary. Wonderful food, decor, service, everything."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ribeye was superb, cooked med-rare just the way I ordered it. Potato and vegetable sides were very good as well. Staff always treat us very well and we enjoy our dinners there every time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went on a friends recommendation to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. Awesome! Great food, great atmosphere, awesome service, we couldn't have asked for anything better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overall, we were disappointed with the experience. Although the service was great, the food was average for the price. We love a great steak and Ruth's Chris by far has been dominant in our search for a good steak. The prices there are less & the experience was more enjoyable. I'm glad we got to experience once but we will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Vernon's has some of the best steaks in Albuquerque! Full of flavor, you can cut them with a butter knife, especially if you order them medium rare. Everyone was willing to serve your needs, even if they weren't your assigned server. Listen to the waiter's recommendations and take them into consideration when ordering. I was going to order medallions, but when he heard I wanted them medium rare, he recommended the filet instead since he said medallions were for those who like well-done pieces of beef. I am sooo glad he did! Parking is really scarce on a Saturday evening, unless you dine very early. Be prepared to park on side streets, which are fine, but it's a bit of a walk. Better to let your passengers off, and then park."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Highly over priced and no vegetarian entrée options"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although the experience was enjoyable, it was pricey for the quality of food that we received. I would recommend Marcello's Chop House for the same quality if not better for considerably less."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Big props for atmosphere but the "rules", (if you see a celebrity don't interrupt his/her dining for autographs) were off-putting as it's unlikely celebrities are similarly warned to behave. When first seated, we were rushed to place orders but once selections were made service proceeded at a relaxed pace. The staff was attentive but discreet & didn't interrupt our conversation to carry out duties. Cocktails, bacon martini/pink boa, were excellent. Lettuce wedge salad didn't need onions but Caesar was perfect. My mid-sized steak was perfectly cooked. I hesitated to ask for a leftovers box, but next time I'll take 1/2 home! Truffle infused Yukon potatoes were good. Dessert & coffee was delightful. The pianist was accomplished and fun."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My favorite place to eat a fantastic steak!! Oh and the wine is amazing"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary and Vernon's was just the place to go. The service, as always, was impeccable. The food from appetizer to dessert was five star awesome! Thank you for the memorable visit!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We have been here quite a bit and honestlythe only reason we keep coming back is because of the food. If you want amazing food and half decent service this is the place to go. We've gotten but a hand full of great waitstaff and service seems to strive better in the evening hours then when you go to brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Second time visiting, Atmosphere was great. Great special occasion place. Great food and bar and bar service was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wanting to do something unique and special for Father's Day, I decided to treat my parents to Vernon's. I wasn't able to make a reservation for Sunday lunch, so, we went Friday night. We have been there before and it just ok. This visit was a pleasant change. We have been to Marcelo's, Rancher's Club, Zinc, Vintage, Monte Vista, etc., but Vernon's definitely has the absolute best steaks in Albuquerque. We had prime rib, a filet and a ribeye. All were cooked to perfection, excellent flavor, right temperature, served with delicious sides. The truffle oil Yukon mashed potatoes are incredible. The only disappointment was the dessert, as the Capone was more of a dessert shot than a chilled dessert, too runny, but great flavor."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Vernon's and had a wonderful time! We went there because of one person's recommendation and when other people knew we were going there, they raved over their experiences. Vernon's was fun, different, charming and, for some reason also extremely relaxing. We were transported back in time, had outstanding food and wine and couldn't have had a better time!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We celebrated on June 14th a Retirement, Birthday and Father's Day. Great experience! We had dined at Vernon's before but our Son and his Girlfriend had not. They loved it as much as we do. Mike our Waiter was fantastic, and the food terrific. It's not inexpensive but well worth the dollars spent for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere at Vernon's was perfect for out dining experience. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. The wait staff was always on the ready and seemed that they never left our table. There was ample selections on the menu for our desire. We both loved the 1920's setting and the introduction to the restaurant was outstanding. We will recommend Vernon's to all our friends. Thank you for a most pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My first time at Vernon's and I was suitably impressed. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and she and I loved the overall experience. The food was incredible, I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is the most amazing steakhouse I have ever eaten at. Hands down the best steak in town. The ambience is very cool, the staff amazing and friendly, but most importantly a real impact for the special occasion. Great Job!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best Steak in New Mexico and lobster! And I have been to ever steak house in New Mexico so far. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Found this restaurant when I searched Google for a steakhouse in the area where we were motor homing. What a great find! All of our steaks were cooked to perfection, so tender they almost melted in your mouth. It was fun, a Speakeasy, really in 2014, password and all!! The service was perfect, our server was knowledgable and friendly and all the food was wonderful. I will go back every time I am in the area and recommend to anyone traveling or living in the area. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "From the moment you find yourself knocking on a metal door, telling the password to the good fella, realizing he is swinging a baseball bat around while telling you that there is no "yaking on the horn", to the time you order an exceptional meal served with the greatest table service in Albuquerque you will be enchanted. It was the most expensive meal I've had in Albuquerque, and the best. I was happy that my special request note in the reservation was seen by and accommodated by the restaurant staff."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Arrived early for drinks on the patio with Melange performing. Then moved inside for dinner with Sina Soul playing inside. Fantastic food, great drinks, and possibly the best service I've encountered in any restaurant anywhere. An evening here is expensive, but not overpriced! Wish I could come here more often."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I, along with another couple, had a very fun and enjoyable time. Even though it was a Saturday night, the atmosphere was very light and unobtrusive. The food was perfectly cooked, and the flavors were outstanding. Highly recommend`"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Asked for a preferred seating since we had an early reservation and restaurant was pretty empty. However this request was not met. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Want a unique experience, go to Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse, hidden in the north valley of Albuquerque. After making reservations, you get a secret password which you must give to the giant doorman through a sliding metal opening in the top of the door. You are then led back to the formal dining area where you are given class A service by the reliable, competent and attentive wait staff. Although the food is a bit overpriced, it is very fresh and prepared well. The portions are generous, hot and plated well. They also have a great variety of beers and wines. Vernon's also has an outside patio, a lunchtime sandwich shop, private rooms for group gatherings, and a beautful night club with live music. The service was exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We have always heard about Vernon's and have always wanted to try it, but have stayed away because of the cost. My wife and I finally decided to go for our 20th wedding anniversary. We got all dressed up because we heard what a nice place it was. Steaks were great!!!!! Good experience. The only thing that disenchanted us was there were two gentlemen that were sitting across from us that were in flip flops and shorts. We thought the attire was supposed to be a bit more formal than that. If you have never been, I recommend giving it a shot, but be prepared to shell out some money. Our meal was $150 before tip. and that was with no alcohol. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We were in town for our 27th wedding anniversary and the cab driver told us about this place and we loved it the food was great our experience was excellent would recommend or will be back when we are in town. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Three of us ordered lamb, beef medallions and filet mignon for entrees. All were exceptionally good. Our server was also excellent, as was the ambiance. During dessert a band began playing in the lounge which was in the adjacent room. The drums were thumpy and the sound was appropriate for a noisy bar experience, not as accompaniment to a meal with conversation. I will return to Vernon's, but will be sure to visit when there is only their appropriate canned music rather than live music unless the live music is subtle, perhaps a solo pianist."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It is pricey, but the food, bartender, waiter, food, the band, Chris Dacup, all over the top. We will go back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Vernon's. It was everything we had heard about it. The "Password" is a novel idea, and the speak easy atmosphere works. The food was great, the steak was prepared as I ordered and the scallop appetizer was very tasty. They gave us a celebratory crème puff that was also very good. To top it all off, they even have good coffee. The bar has a good atmosphere with live music. Not too loud, so we could enjoy a quiet conversation between us. The only criticism I would have is that I would expect strong enforcement of the dress code. It is clearly stated as "business casual or better." This is not the case. Anything less than a jacket and tie should be turned away. That is what the theme is all about."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience. The service was excellent the salads, entree's and desserts we delicious."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It's always fun to play along with a theme and Vernon's offers that. Our food was pretty good, I had the seared tuna with coconut shrimp and it was fine. The rest of our group of 6 had steak. The medium rare bone-in Ribeye rated very well in our group while the same entree "well-done" was marginal. The wedge and spinach salads were good and fresh. The deserts were very good, I had the Lime Chiffon and enjoyed it. The rest of the table had various chocolate options and were pleased. The service was slow and inattentive, but when it was there it was thorough. At Vernon's price point, I expect my beverages to never be empty and for the meal to flow at a comfortable pace, after all, isn't that why we are willing to pay those prices?"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A unique speak-easy theme with great steaks! Everyone agreed that their steak was one of the best they every had. Great ambiance provide by the piano musician. Just a really good time with really great food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were there for a 60th birthday. It was a great experience for the birthday boy as well as his guests we had excellent service and the food was good. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014