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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
11:00 PM
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Elaine's

4.5
525 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
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Elaine’s is an American Bistro featuring American contemporary food prepared in house using time honored methods. We only feature fresh foods, as close to locally grown as we can make happen. We have an eclectic wine menu featuring the wines of California, Washington State, Oregon, along with some fine French wines, along with a smattering of Italian classics. Our Chefs have been sourced from the finest restaurants in America, both executive chefs have degrees from the famed Culinary Institute of America, they both went on to hone their skills with the finest chefs in America, before returning to Albuquerque to become partners in this venture.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly
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Phone number
(505) 433-4782
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Garrick Mendoza/
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Private party contact
Elaine Blanco: (505) 328-8225
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amherst
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Parking details
All around the restaurant
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Public transit
Very central, same block
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 525 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrMo (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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ChesterCheetah (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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BradleyR (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Seating is kind of weird but overall great experience, excellent food, and good wine

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DJM1 (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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

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.

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

Fantastic food! Nice ambiance. Service was slow, but the food was worth the wait!

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

Elaine's was wonderful as always. Service is very good & the food was great -- as was the presentation. We'll be back.

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

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.

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DDLane (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A wonderful pre-Popejoy dinner... delicious! A true gem in a lively neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding service, great food and wine. Waiter was attentive without hovering, knowledgeable. Nice ambiance. We both had the short rib, which was amazing.

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