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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)romantic (135)notable wine list (64)fit for foodies (49)neighborhood gem (38)late-night find (23)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • Great Experience
    rtheiar
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    While everything is certainly pricey, it is also worth every penny. The food and cocktails were amazing and the speakeasy atmosphere was fun, classy, and very memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alan
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Outstanding service, by ALL people! Have recommended to others already
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing Better Than Vernons
    SWEarl
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Vernon's is an amazing place to eat. I found it back in 2010 with my dad and have been going there at least once a year for my birthday since. While the price is large it is worth every time and because of that my perfect birthday gift is to have dinner at Vernon's as I did this year. They have wonderful ambiance, a unique speak easy style, wonderful service and just perfect to take friends to impress them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Vernon's. 'Nuff said
    FTEIII
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Fabulous atmosphere, food, piano and the best bouncer in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary treat
    Grama
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Not too many high end places left in Abq, we chose Vernon's and were happy that we did. The man taking the secret password was friendly and fun. We were early, so to the bar where I had a generous and tasty martini. Seated at our table, server Kathleen was very attentive and pleasant. Great wine list, but only needed one glass so went to that list. Disappointed that there is no sparkling wine by the glass. Hubby is a French onion soup lover and heartily approved of this one. I had the watercress salad which was just lovely! Hubby liked that you load your loaded mashed potatoes yourself. Green beans were very crisp, as I prefer...hubby not so much. Everything was very good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fred
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As always, had an awesome time. All of my guests had never been there before and loved the whole experience. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time, great food and service.
    Paulie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A fun and unusual atmosphere for Albuquerque. The service was top notch all around and both my wife and I loved our meals. The only negative I could say was that they do not seem to enforce the dress code which is probably a plus for most people but was a bit of a disappointment to me. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    jerry
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was the perfect setting with an excellent crab cake appitizer and steaks cooked as ordered. A special dessert for 2 was offered free of charge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I really enjoyed the dining atmosphere it was nice and relaxing. The food was great as well as the service was amazing. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Concept of Speak-Easy is cool idea. They pull off fairly well. Remember your pass word. The food is Steakhouse style menu.Prime Beef is available. It is very expensive. But a must do for Albuquerque.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden gem in albuquerque.
    thehappyone
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a great evening here. The food was outstanding. The service by all persons was also outstanding. Our treatment by the staff was above and beyond. I would have no problems recommending you to any and all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable dinner
    Gsreview
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wife and I celebrated wedding anniversary. We've dined here before so the unique features of needing a password to get in and the way you are greeted when you enter lost there appeal. The service was excellent. Food was very good but my steak needed to be replaced which the happily did. Overall, great experience and we will definately come back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday surprise.
    ShotWasters
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A fun and a great experience! We dressed up with boas & beads, as well as fedoras, garters & fake cigars for our surprise outing to this speakeasy setting. We also hired a limo and ordered roses that came to our table upon arrival. This would also be a cozy, romantic get away for just a couple out on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aalanea
    aalanea
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Found this restaurant on one of those internet lists of "10 restaurants you haven't heard about" or similar. Since we would be passing through Albuquerque , we decided to try it. The evening was great! The filet, shrimp scampi and truffle mashed potatoes were super. "Jacko" the doorman was entertaining, the bartender was skilled, the wait staff and management were attentive. Service was delayed due to a large party but the meal and overall experience made the wait worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A MUST TRY
    TJABQ
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A great dining experience that everyone must try, at least once. Be prepared as it is not cheap in any way, but a great place for a special occasion. Vernon's would be an ideal place to impress any out of town town.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food... weird atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went to Vernon's on Sunday night for my Wedding anniversary. The food was great and the service was excellent but the atmosphere was a little broken due to a loud table that was both underdressed and not behaving in the classy standards that the theme of the restaurant should hold its patrons to. However, the restaurant and its atmosphere have been great on every other occasion where I have dined there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    abqhousefinder
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great. Best steaks in New Mexico. Very romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.