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About Bien Shur - Sandia Resort and Casino
Bien Shur Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge is Sandia Resort & Casino’s distinctive dining option on the 9th floor. The sweeping views are unparalleled in Albuquerque, as is the food. and the service
Close to Home, Far from Ordinary.
Albuquerque, NM 87113-2156
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Close
I-25 and Tramway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night starting at 9pm
Ability to cater functions from 10 Guests up to 100 Guests
Multiple options for parking - complimentary valet, resort underground lot, large outdoor resort lot. Brand new temperature controlled covered parking
minutes from the Sandia Pueblo Rail Runner Station running from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, complimentary shuttle to the resort.
J. Martin Torres
Private Party Facilities:
Small, intimate private dining room for up to 14 people.
Private Party Contact:
Bill Howley: (505) 264-1408
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Make your Reservations now for our Thanksgiving Day Celebration.
Dining from 1pm - 8pm - Reservations highly recommend
Pre-Fixe A la Carte menu will be available only
Bien Shur - Sandia Resort and Casino Ratings and Reviews
The food and views are good. The service was actually below what I'm used to at this price point but not bad. This made for a poor value but still a good meal. Other visits have been better in the past but was honestly disappointed as this was a Valentine's Day meal. It might be awhile before we try again.
Very unhappy. Beautiful steak was over salted. Sauce ruined the rest of the steak's flavor. Potatoes tasted like I was eating bacon. Fried beats crunched all over the table when I tried to cut into them. Service lacked class when asking what I wanted to drink, eg. "Do you want some fresh sparkling water (ie pay more money for water) or just plain tap (implying you are cheap if you order this)?" Service was slow and extremely inattentive, eg. water glass was empty too long and too often. Not the type of service or dinner I would expect when attending such a high ranking establishment. Considering the bill amounted to $175 for two people for this service and food, I will not be coming back for dinner.
I am a huge fan of this restaurant but the meal we had that night was by far the worst meal I have had in a fine dining restaurant.
I ordered the fresh pasta with shrimp. The pasta was not cooked; very doughy. The broth or sauce was a gray / green color and was less than appetizing to look at much less eat. My husband ordered the lobster bisque and sea bass and was very ill all night . Maybe they have changed chefs; don’t know.
Been here many times. The sea bass is my go to. It was wonderful as always. My girlfriend had the pasta of the day. Noodles a little mushy and ok flavor.
Love the view. Waiter was a rookie but really trying. No issues.
Great bottle of wine
I'll be back to get my sea bass fix :)
Very pricey, amount of food not enough for what you pay for. Ordered Crab cake as an appetizer and paid $15 for a single small piece, I thought it was a ripoff, I was expecting more food for that price. Over all food had a good flavor but probably won’t be coming back.
It has been many years since I dined at Bien Shur. Albuquerque has so few fine dining experiences, and I originally booked Geronimos in Santa Fe. Since it was Christmas, and I was hosting an out-of-town friend, I figured I should give the locals a try. For starters, I asked for a red mulled wine which came 20 minutes into the appetizer and was lukewarm at best, and not very spicy. It tasted like box wine with cinnamon topped and thrown in the microwave for a minute. My friend ordered a Cesare salad, but he complained it tasted nothing like a Cesare salad and was very bland. My panko fried shrimp with sriracha sauce was good, but was common and tasted like a Jinja type preparation. On to the main courses, I ordered the buffalo tenderloin wrapped in bacon medium rare. It was lackluster, not very hot and did not have great flavor, despite the $67 price tag and wrapped in a flimsy piece of bacon. My friend ordered the chicken, which was very basic. We drank one bottle of Pellegrino and did not order any wine, nor were we offered any wine. The best part of the meal was my friend's apple tart with rum raisin ice cream. I asked for the pumpkin mousse to go, and wrapped the leftovers. When I got home, the pumpkin mousse was not in the bag. I called, and left a message, but no one returned my call. We walked out the door paying the bill of $172, with a generous tip, which is disgraceful for the quality of food and level of service. The big red flag was there was no one in the restaurant and I can see why. A wiser choice would have been to eat in the buffet, as the level of food and service would have been identical or better. Our server was very friendly, and passed on our comments to the chef, and she told us the chef makes the salad more bland to accommodate the tastes of a wider audience--clearly a chef with no passion for food as art. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Michelen star prices at buffet quality presentation and service is not my idea of a good time.
Our experience was good: wonderful ambience, competent waitress, spectacular view. Food was a bit overpriced. My only complaint was that the chef didn't seem to know what Rare Plus was! I ordered my New York steak Rare Plus and it came out medium to medium rare. Sent it back and it came out the same--barely pink in the middle! I ate it anyway, it was a good cut of meat and the flavor was good, but I prefer my steak just a bit the other side of RARE. Hello chef?!
Even though we had an early dinner reservation and requested a table on the glass with a view, with all the open table tables we were still seated in the corner with barely half a view. I don't know if the restaurant even reads what is on open table or not but I would suggest maybe doing so...
Set atop the 9 story casino building, Bien Shur is elegant, beautifully decorated and meets the criteria for a special occasion destination. The service is professional and attentive, without being intrusive. The cocktail and wine lists provide many choices, and the food was delicious.
Service was excellent, and we had a table with sunset and city lights views. Noise level was tolerable.
Food was ok. They reimbursed us for the lobster bisque which was really bad. They screwed up the veggie order on my husband's turkey dinner, but they brought him a whole new plate so he had plenty to bring home. (The sweet potato or butternut squash replacement wasn't cooked well enough to eat, so he had to microwave at home). I feel bad because our server was fantastic, but I wouldn't recommend this place. Maybe it was because it was a holiday, but it wasn't packed, so not sure what the issue was.
Outstanding. We were seated promptly with our choice of a window table or fireplace. Our server wss helpful but not intrusive. I had the New York strip and it was cooked to perfection. Juicy and tender. The only downside was some gristle. My wife had the pork belly special and pronounced it outstanding.
Bien shur at Sandia Resort has, in addition to the most beautiful, delicious meals, the absolute most breathtaking Southwest view of any dining venue in the area. To watch the sunset on the Sandia Mountains from the 9th floor restaurant is almost a spiritual experience.
My daughter and I had the times of our life. It was her birthday and I hadn't spent time with her in a long time. The waitress that served us made it a very special occasion my daughter won't forget it and I will never forget the time that I spent with my daughter that I love so dearly at the place that we both loved. Everybody was so great. The look on my daughter's face was worth a million dollars thank you guys for the most memorable evening ever
Was a first date, ordered prime rib Rare. Came out medium well. My date decided to wait for my "3 minute" tenderloin (That server talked me into). 10-15 mins later, steak finally arrived.
If I'm eating at a Texas Roadhouse, or something like that, don't expect perfection. But as highly recommended as this restuarant came, would've thought they could at least do rare prime rib right.
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