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Vinaigrette - Albuquerque

Vinaigrette - Albuquerque Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/
  • Email: info@vinaigretteonline.com
  • Phone: (505) 820-9205
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laguna Blvd SW
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Vinaigrette - Albuquerque
Vinaigrette is a chic and green Santa Fe bistro that raises the "salad bar" with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. The restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. As one local publication put it "Eating well never tasted so good."Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good but a bit pricey. The outdoor patio was much quieter than one would expect. Service good and efficient."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time - the salad menu is quite varied and intriguing! the waiter answered all our questions, but the service was slow. The food was delicious, though, and I will go back again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was very fresh and a relief from traditional southwestern food. Salad combinations were creative and very tasty. Very vegetarian friendly."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Reserved through Open Table easily. A last minute change in plans led me to call for an earlier seating - not easy on a Friday night. The restaurant accommodated the change and thanked me for calling them. Service was relaxed, pleasant and efficient. Our waiter knew the menu well and made helpful suggestions. A fifth person joined our party of four with the ready assistance of the waiter. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. My ahi tuna steak cooked rare was perfect. Our only complaint was the noise level which was very high due to the hard surfaces and a very active group behind us."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My choice dinner location while working in Albuquerque, NM."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "After a day at the city zoo, we were delighted to find a fabulous place to eat nearby. Our daughter whose 26th birthday we were celebrating recommended Vinaigrette after dining at the Santa Fe location. All four family members who dined are voracious salad eaters. We were happy with the various choices and the fact that we could choose meat to accompany the salad if we wanted. The beer, wine and dessert were great as was the service and atmosphere. So glad that it's near the zoo and the ABQ Little Theater."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The ambience at the Albuquerque location is much nicer than the Santa Fe location. The food and service were very good. It's a great location, especially after attending a play at Albuquerque Little Theatre. The wine choices were much better than I expected!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This is a great place to get a bite before seeing a show at Albuquerque Little Theater. Food is consistently good and you can park at the theater and just walk over."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant twice, and both times enjoyed the meal. The food is fresh, the service is excellent, but I wish they would do something about the bright lighting."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices with an emphasis on freshness and uniqueness. While the ambience is very open, high-ceiling California style, care was given to provide fresh flowers and other items. Worth multiple visits, and the carrot cake dessert was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was great like always but since it was Valentine's day u felt like the server rushed us. She brought us dessert before I was finished with my dinner. The place got crowded toward the end of our dinner, but I didn't feel like I had to shout at my fiance when I was talking to him."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Where's the beef chorizo mix? I looked through the salad to find VERY little meat. With other salads they are very generous with their toppings, but not with this one. I asked if it was normally this lite on meat and they just said they would give me more. When I did get more it was approx. 2 tablespoons of finely ground meat. I wills or order again. There are many other salads that are far better for the price."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Love the food and service. I would not recommend for a quiet romantic evening. The acoustics make it loud."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Went to Vinaigrette for the first time and loved it. The food was fresh, tasty, and the portions were Large. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was fun! Loved the little details that made it inviting. I will be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious, particularly the Brussel sprout appetizer. The waiter assigned to us was distracted and just not that in to is. After failing to flag him down, another guy helped, but somewhat grudgingly. I will probably go back but I won't hurry."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Vinaigrette is one of my favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. The food is amazing, the service is great, and the ambience is warm, welcoming, and fun. Whoever has control over the music has exceptional taste. The food is delicious and healthy. If I could afford to eat at Vinaigrette on a daily basis, I probably would."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We tried Vinny for the first time on NYE. We were very pleased overall and we will be returning back. The apple and cheddar salad with pork tenderloin was fantastic as well as the Mac and cheese and hummus appetizer. Samuel, our server was great and we look forward to dining here again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Whoever thought healthy could be this delicious? We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place and can hardly wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "First time here. They really do a great job at salads. I'm normally not an entree salad guy but I was pleased and we had an outstanding server. Very helpful and attentive. Our entire group of 7 had a great meal and experience. Would go again happily."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Another enjoyable experience...my co-diner wanted to taste the Gumbo to make sure she could tolerate the spiciness of it....she was given a nice portion to sample, declared it delish and not too "hot" for her so she ordered it with her dinner! She was thrilled to learn it was on the menu year-round!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Went for my daughter's birthday celebration. All of us had mains, some of us had soups, some of us had desserts. The salads were wonderful and very fresh. I had ruby trout with my entree, which was just outstandingly good. We were asked if we needed anything else a few times just to make sure everything was to our liking. Nice spot. Great server with dramatic flair. Desserts were excellent. Would go again."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "For a pre-Christmas gift exchange, my best friend and I decided to take a healthier dining approach and meet at Vinaigrette. We were not disappointed! The variety of salads was wonderful, I could see eating them all. My husband, who is a salad fiend, was in heaven. Our table of four tried three different salads and everyone was extremely pleased with their choice. Additional soup, roasted veggies, and artichokes were added, all were excellent."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Love the food. Best food in Albuquerque! Loved the sweet potato kale ginger soup and the Greek salad. Everything tastes so fresh. Playing terrible rock music gave me a head ache, even though it was played softly. Cold feeling to the place. I will not come back to eat. Asked for a special table and was directed to another cold and open looking location. The taste of their coffee needs a lot of help."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "..for her birthday dinner. When we asked Theresa where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner -- any place in Albuquerque. She chose Vinaigrette on Central Ave. Great statement of approval. Just four of us but everything just as we wanted and expected."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I love Vinaigrette, but I ordered the seasonal kale salad and it was a huge disappointment. Too much acid and not enough of anything else to cut through the vinegar. It was just a huge bowl of kale with chicken and ricotta salada and everything tasted the same. I think changing the cheese to some parm chards might help and maybe some sweetness from dried cranberries. Perhaps even some toasted pecans? I would not order this again. Hubby had the mac and cheese that was good, but he said needed some bread crumbs toasted on top (the crispy top part of mac and cheese is the best!). All in all, a great place but the menu could use some changing up."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "It always amazes me how incredible a salad can be at Vinaigrette. The combination of flavors and textures are spot on and knowing that the food is regionally/locally sourced makes it taste just that much better! Note: Do not miss out on the jasmine tea or the mushroom stew!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food is really great. We had a very attentive server. However, the tables with bench seating are not very comfortable. Ok perhaps for a quick lunch, but when having dinner with friends they are barely tolerable. I hope they think about getting real chairs for all of their tables."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This was such a fun and yummy restaurant. Yes, it's salads...but oh the salads! I got the Eat Your Peas topped with chicken and loved it! And we got the mac cheese as an appetizer....great supplement to the salad entree."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We liked the salad centric idea - our salads were decent. The gumbo was very good, but the tom gar kai soup was thin, not well spiced, and the chicken was overcooked in it."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The service is always hit or miss. We frequent this restaurant at least once a week and never have consistent service. We enjoy the food enough to continue to go back. Last night was the worst service yet."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "This place was great. My mom and I had our Friday night dinner here. She's quite the food critic and she gave it her approval. I recommend this restaurant to all!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "This is a lunch place. We have been there for both lunch and dinner, and would not go back for dinner again. Menu is the same. Service was terrible."
    Dined on 8/1/2013