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: (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 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
187 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (165)romantic (134)notable wine list (65)fit for foodies (56)neighborhood gem (38)late-night find (27)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (20)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    It is kind of expensive but it was great food, great selection for drinks and each table is set off on their own. Live band made it a little louder but still wonderful setting. This place is an experience to be sure that you don't want to miss out on! My husband and I went on our anniversary and they were will to accommodate with flowers, wine of our choice (even if it wasn't on the list), even limo to and from. They really have worked with other locals to make sure it is the full deal! Love this place and the fact it is a ma and pa place makes it that much better!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak!
    Grace
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We have heard nothing but good things about this place and decided to try it for ourselves. Everything was excellent from the service to the food. It was pricey, but it was all worth it. I will definetly be going there again for our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely perfect!!
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary and I couldn't believe how wonderful everything is! The service is phenomenal, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is one of a kind. I will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining for aniversary
    Tonto
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Was exactly what I would have expected. Tha ambiance was wonderful the service great just like I had been there before. People coming in to eat were very friendly,even the person explaining the rules was great. A very great experience will do this again...
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    Romantic
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant was a wonderful place to share in with my girlfriend, who lives out of town. I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good......but was expecting great!
    66dine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time to visit Vernon"s. Thought the food was good and the atmosphere was fun. Service was exceptionally slow. We had a good dinner and a fun evening but not sure it was worth the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divine Dining Experience
    QueenV
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We never fail to experience the best food, the best service, and the best setting of any Albuquerque restaurant. Being a frequent visitor of NYC food establishments, Vernon's seriously outranks some of our best dining experiences. From the doorman to the hostess to the busboy to the waiter to the musical guests - it is all phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LisaLu
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    There is a reason this restaurant is so highly rated. The food is delicious, prepared exactly to your order. The service is attentive without being stalker-ish. We notified them when we made reservations that it was our anniversary, so we felt we received excellent treatment, from the private booth to the well-wishes to the complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. I highly recommend ordering the truffle oil infused mashed potatoes to accompany your meal. We savored every bite. The entire experience made for a wonderful celebration dinner. We were not rushed either. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I went to Vernon's for our first wedding anniversary and it couldn't have been better. It was our first visit there and we couldn't have been more pleased. Everything was perfect. The speakeasy setting was fun and unique, the food was delicious, our service in the lounge area was superb. Overall it was one of the best dining experiences we've had. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vernon's
    FineDineConnisseur
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great location for an intimate and private date if you desire a classy location with little distractions and great service. I was disappointed in the quality of the compliments (sides). We had the wasabi potatoes, truffle potatoes, and broccoli. The broccoli was no better than what I steam at home and the potatoes were average. For the price ($86.00 dry aged ribeye, etc), I expected phenomenal side items. Interestingly, the truffle potatoes were better as leftovers and so was the dry aged ribeye when reheated in a pan with a pat of butter (original was cooked medium). Nonetheless, I would return, am definitely a fan, and will not reorder the dry aged beef (was happier with my guest's filet). Overall terrific establishment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to dine!
    dine
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My husband and I went to Vernon's for our 23 rd. anniversary and it was great.... Vernon's made it so special with an awesome dessert! We will definitely dinner there again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about the Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Vernon's is a great place to go out for a romantic night of fun. Not only is the food great, but they really play off the speak easy atmosphere. Great food and great service. I can see why it attracts all the stars when they are in town because of their rules about 'bothering' guests. This is a very expensive place though so be prepared to spend some money. Well worth it for occasions though. It was much more lively inside than I anticipated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    Katinthehat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Vernon's is one of those restaurants that make you feel extra special for dining there. It made our 17 year anniversary very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We made reservations for 5:30, arrived 7 mins early and were asked to sit at the bar. Then we were seated 11 minutes late, in a fairly empty restaurant, and the hostess lied, using the excuse that she was alone. The appetizers were good and not too pricy, but the food was way overpriced and my $80 lobster tail was overcooked. I would have sent it back but the timing in the kitchen was horrible and we had already sat for 20 mins with an empty table. Thank goodness we had a coupon. We won't be back. The doorman was the best part of the evening but as we were trying to leave with four other patrons we got "stuck" in the side foyer so the doorman could do his schpiel. I blame management. The restaurant has potential with proper training.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Halloween Heaven
    DonTomas
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My sweetie and I had a great time. Wonderful food and service. 1920s atmosphere with gangster skits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved this place
    wantedahamburger
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Our expectations were very high and we were not disappointed. Three of us ate there and three dishes were superb. One of the best meals I have ever had. The service was amazing. It is pretty pricey but we did not regret spending the $ for the delicious food, ambianece and service. The wine was excellent. A very special place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but $$$$$
    Roberto87112
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good food, excellent service, but very pricey. Entry procedure is interesting (locked door with password) but can be dragged out too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one word. AMAZING
    bestever
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This place is amazing would defiantly go back.This is a must guys birthdays anniversary etc your lady will love it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Celebration Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday. The food was great! The staff were outstanding as well. I would go to the is place for often but it is very expensive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO EXPENSIVE. WILL NOT RETURN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I arrived. It was pretty fascinatin to see the special way that the restaurant operates. But once inside and reviewing the menu, I began to second guess. It was almost ridiculous how expensive this restaurant costs. The Five Star rating scale has **- - - 2/5 stars as "fair". I felt that this was below fair price. The easily obtained password and the interesting play on mysteriousness was not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FUN!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    So much fun! Such great food! Memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance
    GabyGal
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time enjoying Vernon's hidden valley steak house and wasn't let down. Work acquaintance recommended Vernon's as a great romantic spot with even better steak, I agree wholeheartedly. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We usually go to Vernon's for our birthdays and anniversaries and have had excellent experiences so far. Last Saturday we celebrated our anniversary with a much anticipated visit. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon but I had a hard time chewing the gristle on my medium rare prime rib. When I spoke to our waitress and the assistant manager I was told that the chef said that all the pieces of prime rib will have the same amount of gristle and that most prime rib in general will be like this. I have had prime rib before which did not have gristle and soft and buttery to bite into so I was surprised that they said this. They did offer an exchange of meat but as I said before they couldn't guarantee it would be different. The did offer a small dessert for free for this inconvenience. I think we will think twice next time about Vernon's for our special celebrations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    e2thel
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My boyfriend took me to Vernons to celebrate birthday and it couldn't have been a better gift. We were seated in one of the booths, which was very cozy and romantic. Every employee we came in contact with was incredibly helpful and professional. And the food was delicious! I had the dry aged ribeye and he had the porterhouse. Both were amazing. We both loved our experience at Vernon's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • famcelbus
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We came for the jazz and was blown away by the food. Sina Soul and her band were playing and we had a couple things to celebrate. So, it was the perfect combination for us. The food was truly the best in ABQ. The only downer was the lack of a table in the bar area after dinner for more drinks. But that's O.K. we stayed anyway for the great jazz..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were a little early for our reservations, so our seating should not have been a problem. We were in the far back corner of the largest room. Three of us. There was a large round table next to us and six people, from a child to a grandmother, were seated there. We could hear every bit of their conversation, but one woman guest had such a loud cackle when she laughed that it was very distracting and didn't match the mood of the evening. The service was good and the food was good, Though not outstanding. A little disappointing since most of our previous dinners there have been outstanding. We'll probably return, maybe not on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent night out!
    tadudeabq
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Vernons was excellent as usual for drinks, food and service! Celebrated another birthday and had a great time! Our server Sean was knowledgeable and provided top notch service! NY steak and lobster was great and prime rib was perfectly cooked. A must try is the New Mexican Pork Tenderloin with red chile reduction and perfect truffle risotto! Thank you again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Steak, Filet, and crab cakes excellent, interesting motif and attentive staff
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Vernon's did not live up to the hype or price tag. I will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Megan
    Megs4
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here and we loved everything about it! Great food, great service and a lovely experience overall.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, high prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went here for our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, the ambience great, although the service was a little slow. The prices charged make this a special occasion only type of place. Entrees are $45 and up. Wine by the glass of $12. All this combined means a party of two will likely spend in excess of $200 for a meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing night out
    erider86
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Took my fiancé out for a surprise date night. We couldn't have been more impressed with everything that night. The food was the best we have ever had well worth the money. The atmosphere was romantic and relaxing. Service was outstanding. Didn't have to ask for anything the whole night, they were on point the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vernon's Steakhouse
    wilky
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The ambiance of Vernon’s Steakhouse is relaxing, coupled with its exquisite dining, superb service makes for an exhilarating experience. By-the-way, this is my fourth visit to Vernon's Steakhouse within a year.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hmmmmm....
    weesie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Did not care for my horseradish potatoes and the broccoli should have been done where I didn't need a saw to cut the stem. the waiter was terrific. Would. I come back? Doubtful for a bill that was pennies away from $200 for two people.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delicious dinner menu
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my first experience at Vernons, and I would have to say the whole experience started at the front door, the ambiance was very tasteful. Our waitress recommended the aged meat, which is off the menu, we had to try it and was very pleased with the way our dinner was presented and the taste of this aged beef, delicious. I definitely will recommend this place to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable, in a good way.
    Lilkitty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The theme was based on a speakeasy. The entrance staff and waiters were in period type "costume". The resturant is extremely dark so if you have a small flashlight I would bring it to read the menu. There are ample "delicious" food selections and some delicious signature drinks. The price is such that for us it will be a special occasion dining event. It was my birthday and I was given a complementary dessert. No kids or cell phones allowed. Yay!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice place
    kerry
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic night with the wife. Very quiet get away.. no kids running around... the staff was attentive. Pricey but worth it. Large selection of wines. Organized waitresses and waiters. Very proactive making sure we had what we need but without the nuisance of always checking.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    mrvern
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    You need a password to get in - like an old time speak-easy. The atmosphere was great & the service was great. My wife thought here filet mignon was really good. I had the boneless ribeye, which was not so good. The overall experience was good - was just disappointed in my choice of entree.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra Special Treat
    squareroot2
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was amazing! Delicious steaks cooked to perfection with sides than complimented the meal! The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very helpful each of us (6) make our perfect selection. Among the very best steak dinners we have ever had! The themed ambiance added an extra kick of fun for an engaging evening! Look forward to other special occasions at Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse and would absolutely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Settle in for an intimate dinner
    yumyumfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was excellent, service was okay (friendly but slow and not informed about the menu as much as one would expect - for example, waiter was unsure where the fish was from). Can't beat the atmosphere, whether you're there for dinner or just a cocktail. Drinks are perfectly made and the greeter was fun and whitty. Would love to see more locally harvested foods featured, and perhaps a vegetarian entree choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.