Wonderful food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Will be back again
Fantastic food and service.
As I have said many times (and truthfully), anybody can cook a murdered animal. While Elaine's is like most other restaurants and offers just one vegetarian entree, the meal was one of the best I have ever had. I urge the Chef to quit offering animals and focus on vegetarian food.
Elaine’s is always great! Good food and great service.
Outstanding! Every meal ordered beat expectations. Bravo
Elaine's was wonderful. We arrived early, unknowingly 15 minutes before their official opening time, but they sat us anyway and took our drink orders early. The menu was a very manageable size. I had the onion soup with crab cake, a beautiful and delicious dish. I also had the short ribs with beet reduction and mashed potato, which was also delicious and beautiful to look at. My wife had the gnocchi, which she loved. One of the nicest meals I've had in a while.
Great food. Very knowledgeable and friendly service. The wait time between ordering, getting our salads and then our entrees was entirely too long. We finished our bottle of wine before we got our entrees. Not sure what the problem was. Food however was very good.
Seating is kind of weird but overall great experience, excellent food, and good wine
Fixed price menu on Valentine's Day. Below average salad first course. Fabulous filet mignon and scallops main courses. OK desserts. Nothing special. Very over-priced. Crowded tables. Hard to hear yourself think sitting so close to neighbors. Why don't restaurants think about seating? Ugh. Don't think we will do Elaine's again.
Food and service never fails to delight at Elaine's. Always exceeds my expectation. Love the staff as well. Friendly, funny and all around wonderful. The seafood dishes are exquisite and the Chocolate Tort dessert unmatched.
Fantastic food! Nice ambiance. Service was slow, but the food was worth the wait!
Elaine's was wonderful as always. Service is very good & the food was great -- as was the presentation. We'll be back.
Went here for Valentine's. For starters I had Prince Edward Island mussels which were fresh & meaty with toasts to soak up the beautiful sauce. For main course had the filet mignon with fantastic bearnaise sauce over potato pancake and topped with a bit of asparagus. Just delicious. For desert I had a port from the ample after dinner menu, with a chocolate + fruit tart, which was also delicious. Professional & friendly waiter.
A wonderful pre-Popejoy dinner... delicious! A true gem in a lively neighborhood.
Outstanding service, great food and wine. Waiter was attentive without hovering, knowledgeable. Nice ambiance. We both had the short rib, which was amazing.
Elaine's is somewhere to go for a decent meal, but every time I try the place again I come in expecting to find something a little more unique or inspiring on the menu. During our most recent dine, I was hopeful that the server would have an interesting special to read off to us, but no specials that night. I picked the chicken as it sounded like a dish that would be hard to go wrong with. It was fine. But for $24, I just want to be a little more excited about my meal!
Everything was delicious (we had crab cakes, salmon, gnocci and champagne cocktails)! Service was spot on, friendly, knowledgeable, on top of it, but not overbearing.
Quite pleasantly surprised! Imaginative menu, well-executed. Very large entree portions,
One best fine dining experiences I've ever had in Albuquerque,
Elaine's never disappoints! Absolutely amazing, creative food and wine pairing. Perfect for a date night, or your posse. Elegant, classy and welcoming.
A remarkably un-busy restaurant, given the excellent quality of the food. The appetizers, salad, soup, and entrees were all delicious. I got the feeling that food-wise, you really couldn't go wrong here. The service was NM-good: attentive and friendly, if a bit lacking in the finer points. The wine list was a bit over-priced, but offered some good selections. I'll definitely go back.
This restaurant was recommended to me by my niece, who is a real "foodie." It certainly lived up to her recommendation - everything about this restaurant is wonderful.
Amazing brussel sprouts appetizer. I never loved those things before, now I want to go there just for the sprouts. The young waiter was very knowledgeable about wine & pronounced Colchagua Valley for us, as we were mangling it. Comfortable, casual atmosphere. Thx!
Other than not being able to see the sign on the front, everthing was quite lovely. I felt like our table for two at the window was not great because I felt we were shoved up against a wall but the service was great. Our menu selections were very tasty and we loved the wine menu. Very nice for couples dining because there was no loud roar to have to talk over. We will go back.
We had a 5:45 reservation prior to a Popejoy event at 8, which we made our waitress aware of when we arrived, and in fact they were offering a discount for people with Popejoy tickets that evening. We put in our order fairly promptly and appetizers came out in a timely manner, however our entrees didn't actually come out until 7:40. We were not offered any sort of discount or apology from the management for this and had 5min to wolf down our food. That all said, that food was delicious and it was just a shame that we didn't really get to enjoy it. I would certainly not recommend this restaurant to anyone who has anywhere to be or expects to be hungry around the time of arrival. If you have all night, the food is excellent.
Our meal was very good, we both had the filet mignon, and shared the onion soup. It was my husband's birthday, so I asked if they could do a dairy free dessert. They provided a sorbet. Small place, but acoustics were great, such that you could hear each other even though all the tables were taken. Looking forward to going back again!
This was a New Year's Eve preset meal. The meal was so limited as to be scrimpy! No appetizers, green salad, 2 scallops, and a dry piece of chocolate cake that no one ate. I have always liked Elaine's, especially for the service and atmosphere as well as the food. This was a very disappointing experience. And this feeling was mutual among our group of four.
We went for NYE and when making the reservation there was no mention of a prefix menu, thought the entire menu would be avail, though not a huge deal (some of us had food allergies and the chef was completely accommodating). Only two choices for main - scallops and chicken. I chose scallops which surprisingly only came with two on a plate with a smidge of two sides, puréed butternut squash and mashed potatoes, which seems more like food flare. Despite the very small plate it was very well prepared. We then went next door for tacos and tequila because we were all still hungry.
The service was excellent and the food was great. One of the things that surprised me was the dining area was smaller than expected. Also, it would have been nice to have a more private dining experience.
The food was really good. The highlight was the sweet onion soup with crab. The Caesar was beautiful to see but a bit of a workout to chop everything and put it together. The chicken was outstanding. The cod was delicious but a bit heavy on the batter. The accompaniments were totally yummy. Don’t order the panna cotta. Kinda weirdly tough and chewy. The service was very friendly and good. Overall an excellent meal.
Really loved the food at Elaine's, I got the Cod and my friend the Filet Mignon. The filet was out of this world. Loved the little bread at the beginning as well as the Asparagus salad, and our server was really great, friendly and knowledgable about the meal and all ingredients.
Superb food, with creative presentation. Excellent service. The most unusual Caesar salad I've ever had--deconstructed, and fun to eat as well as delicious. Short ribs that didn't even need a knife, with a wonderful sauce. Excellent wine list.
The food was fresh, flavorful and the presentation was gorgeous!
Our waiter was attentive yet gave us privacy. His recommendations were spot on for wine pairings!
We went early enough to have a romantic and quiet dinner, but we just wish there were a few secluded tables for a romantic, tucked away dinner on our anniversary.
I wouldn't change our experience nor food selection. My husband got the filet mignon and it was perfectly done. I got the short ribs in a beet balsamic glaze. Perfect flavors, colors and perfectly done!
The olives were outstanding, creamy onion soup will definitely be selected next time!
Highly recommend this restaurant, and perhaps we'll see you there!
We went here for my birthday. We looked online for the menu and pricing. Everything looked great so we made a reservation. The absolute ONLY bad thing that I can say is that they did not have 2 things that were on the online menu that were not on the actual menu, I was looking forward to these two items, and was disappointed. When I rethought these to items and ordered others, the service was amazing, the food was delicious, the ambiance was delightful, and I left this fine dining establishment very full, which is normally not the case at other establishments. This is why I still gave this restaurant 5 stars. I recommend they update their online menu. Also, I forgot to use a coupon and they were gracious enough to compensate us for my mistake. This is an absolute gem of a restaurant and I recommend it to everyone!
Excellent service. Ticket was lost and service accommodation with providing on the house appetizer. Outstanding mussel plate.
A delightful annual holiday get together with an old friend was enhanced further by an outstanding dinner at Elaine’s. The setting, service, wine and food could not have been better. Brava!
Another excellent meal at Elaine's. My cod was flavorful and moist. The semifreddo dessert was nothing short of amazing.
As always, we had a wonderful experience at Elaine's on Saturday evening. The grilled brussels sprouts were delicious and such a treat as I never have this vegetable at home as no one else in my family likes it. I also had the filet mignon - cooked perfectly. My husband had the ceasar salad and the - always excellent - PEI mussels. Fantastic service!
I had been wanting to eat at Elaine since it opened, so this was my first time and it was very enjoyable and the food and wine were delicious. The dessert was a bit of a disappointment – kind of a chocolate tart with some fruit thrown on top, but everything else – including the service – was exceptional.
Great dinner and great service. Highly recommended.
I especially appreciated being offered to taste three white wines. It makes a difference being able to choose by taste!