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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 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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food and service was great. A little pricey for Albuquerque but overall, a great place to go for a special occasion."
    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..."
    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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Excellent Dining experience, Top Shelf , We will definately be back"
    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. ;-)"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food, ambiance, and service were great! My favorite place for a special dinner."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!!!!!!"
    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)"
    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 $$$."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Come eat some great food while enjoying a great atmosphere. Great place to take your family and friends."
    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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "we were visiting from out of town. Asked someone to recommend a good steak house. This place is awesome and fun, good food and worth the cost. Very friendly and accommodating. If we go back into town e will make sure we visit again"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The air conditioner must be off or on low. I could not wait to leave it was miserably hot, this detracted from an otherwise elegant dining experience. Be advised, it is expensive. Not many menu choices if you are vegetarian."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the "welcome" and the escort to our table. The scallops are beautifully prepared and so sweet! I enjoyed my 28 day dry-aged boneless rib-eye in a truffle demi glace. Amazing! So very tender and flavorful. He ordered the elk with a fig demi glace. It had a slight hint of the gaminess of elk, but very tender. Lovely! For dessert we shared the chocolate creme brûlée. Excellent choice:) All of the staff were friendly and well informed on the menu, to include the wine menu. The only thing that took away from our experience had nothing to do with Vernon's, but the other diners. Several tables around us had patrons wearing flip-flops, shorts, and t-shirts -definitely not "business casual or better". I hope to return!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have now been coming here for our last couple of anniversaries. It is that special place for a romantic dinner out and was just great!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Vernons is by far the best fine dining experience in Albuquerque. From the speakeasy theme to the knowledgeable wait staff, Vernons is truly what it says "Prime". Last but not least though is the quality of food. Superb."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We celebrated a milestone Birthday on Tuesday night. There were 4 of us! As usual the service, staff & food were great! Always an experience to be had at Vernon's."
    Dined on 7/22/2014