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Bien Shur - Sandia Resort and Casino

4.3
665 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lounge: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(505) 796-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
J. Martin Torres
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Private party facilities
Small, intimate private dining room for up to 14 people.
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Private party contact
Bill Howley: (505) 264-1408
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Catering
Ability to cater functions from 10 Guests up to 100 Guests
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-25 and Tramway
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Parking details
Multiple options for parking - complimentary valet, resort underground lot, large outdoor resort lot. Brand new temperature controlled covered parking
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Public transit
minutes from the Sandia Pueblo Rail Runner Station running from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, complimentary shuttle to the resort.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday night starting at 9pm
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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
Additional
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
What 665 People Are Saying
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KelseyB 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I had a late Valentine's dinner and it was wonderful! I was worried the view wouldn't look as great at night versus at sunset, but the city lights and huge windows were amazing! Our waiter was so professional and friendly, plus could handle and dish back polite sarcastic banter :) we met the chef after he crafted the most delicious tomahawk steak and lobster mac and cheese! Totally going back as often as we can justify :)

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Debbie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Loved the fish dish—Chilean sea bass- wonderful and the view is gorgeous!!!!!???

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AmyJ (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Allison, our server, was outstanding. First class service all the way!! WE enjoyed the view of the Sandia Mtns, golf course, etc! Sandia seems to be a well managed casino . We will come again for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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KellyH (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

David is the best server in town. He made our night!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Overall good time and food...crab cake was a little salty, steak and lobster bisque was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This is a fabulous place for fine dining. The views are spectacular. The food is amazing and the staff is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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SpeedRacer (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Local favorite of ours. Great service, excellent steaks, and wonderful views make this a routine venue for us.

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Eddie (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

FOR OUR 54TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IT WAS A VERY RELAXING AND ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE .

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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vipNealABQ (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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 :)

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didi (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

When I made our reservation, I noted that we were celebrating our anniversary. No one was aware of this until the waiter asked and we told him. Otherwise everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipRWesW (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Meat was over cooked and long delays between courses.

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Gman (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was a little over cooked. Service was excellent!

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vipYolie (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food and views as usual but kitchen was very slow. It was good when it got there but 45 minutes for us and others waited over an hour-- is way too long.

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Yoda (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Our son was visiting from out-of-state and so we wanted a special place for dinner -- this filled the bill, quiet so we could have a good conversation, good food well prepared. Very relaxing and enjoyable evening.

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Amber (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent evening. All was perfect. Birthday plus Christmas dinner.

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Richard (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Very special occasion and a real treat to spend time with my wife in an elegant dining facility. Food, Service, ambiance all excellent/.

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ronc (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent all around especially considering number of guests.
Still great service.

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Betty (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

What a lovely view! But, the steak which was ordered medium rare, was much more medium, altho the diner said it tasted excellent and did not want to return it. The vegetarian crepe was delicious. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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?!

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vipMellowOchre (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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...

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service and awesome food. Servings were plentiful, drinks were great and dessert was decadent. Loved that everything is made on site and fresh. It was perfect

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vipLuxeVegas (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Great view of course. Staff tries to ensure fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The experience was very enjoyable.
The service and food were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening. Our waiter was attentive and not overbearung. I had your creme Brule for dessert but I felt like it wasn't enough and the portion was small. Other than that our meal was excellent. We'll be back for sure.

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