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Permanently Closed - High Finance Restaurant - At the top of the Tram

1616 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, High Finance Restaurant offers American cuisine in a woodsy atmosphere. To get to the restaurant, you have to take a 2.7 mile tram ride up a mountainside. High Finance Restaurant has a full bar which includes inventive cocktails as well as a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits.

Start out your meal at High Finance Restaurant with one of the menu�s appetizers such as the zucchini wheels or the crab cakes. Choose from a dinner menu full of items like the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin or the green chile alfredo. The restaurant also has an extensive lunch menu full of sandwiches, salads, burgers, soups and more.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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A spacious public lot is available at the base of the Tramway. There is a $1 fee per vehicle until 5:00 PM daily. The dollar goes to security and the Forest Service.
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Special events & promotions
The International Balloon Fiesta will be from October 6-14 any groups bigger than 6 people please call the restaurant at 505-856-7899 to check availability.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

NOT permanently closed. It is being re-done, re-built, and will be re-opened summer of 2018.
The name may rename it, but it is NOT PERMANENTLY CLOSED!
The new design is awesome, and will be bigger with lots of windows!
Check out their other restaurant at the bottom of the Tram, Sandiago's ! New menu, VERY GOOD. Great views, good atmosphere, and very good service.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

We were up there to celebrate our anniversary. Very disappointed to find a very incomplete menu. Apparently they were out of most foods and drinks. This is not acceptable. If the menu was going to be limited they should have let us know through here, by phone, or even before we sat down.
Due to limited resources, the outrageous price for the meal was the ultimate punch. Never once did a manager come around to apologize.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

The view was very beautiful but the service was awful. We had a reservation and waited 30 min after our reservation to then be pointed to our seats no one even walked us. The drinks and food great, but not worth the price for the low quality service.

BlaneJ (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

Always a nice place to go and a treat when we are visiting New Mexico. We didn't know that as of two days from our dinner the place is closing and being torn down. That's too bad but they are building a new one but it will take two years until open again. Decent food. Great service. Wonderful view especially when going there at sunset. We look forward to the new one opening.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2016

The following is based on regular times, however this is not a regular time as the rrstaurant is closing in a day or two for extreme renovation. Meals were good, but not outstanding for the prices. Service was very slow due to understaffing but the staff did well and busted their butts to serve us. Hope the owners compensate the staff well for their loyalty and attention to the customers. We will go back after renovations are completed in 2018.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

Food was aboslutely great. Views are awesome. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

It's a lovely view from the top of the mountain! However, we ordered our food and waited what seemed to be a long time. A server came to ask if we wanted our cheque and we hadn't even gotten our food! Our food came quickly after that. The couple beside us told us the same thing happened to them. Our server told us that the restaurant was closing down in a week for a 2 year rebuild.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

Darlene and I enjoyed our dinner, Thanks. Access to restroom needs improvement Darlene and i had total knee replacements, was a challenge using the stairs.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

food was just okay but not worth the $$, The restaurant was out of many wines and liquor
Waitress was very nice but they are all losing their job after next weekend.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2016

Fun time that everyone must experience at least once!

vipArena (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2016

Our server took our que that we were in no hurry. He was kind to adjust the wine price too. The sunset view was unbeatable!

DENNIST (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on October 12, 2016

the dining experience was very unsatisfactory - poorly excuted dishes at high prices. If it wasn't for the location - one would never have a reason to go there. Glad to hear they are remodeling - hope it will include a better menu and chef.

Geneva (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

I have been to this restaurant multiple times in the last five years. It's a wonderful find, especially as they will split the entrée and replate with full sides for only four dollars! Unfortunately, this restaurant is closing for good on October 23, 2016. It will be demolished and replaced by a facility twice as large, and modern. This is a 1970s day ski lodge that has seen better days. The dining area is lovely, but the bathrooms are positively medieval. I look forward to returning in 2018 for the new facility

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
1.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

The servicewassopoorthatthe7+ "I amsorry: becameaninsult. Thiswasnotonlyabouttheserverbutthemanager

SeeTheUSA (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

We took the tram to the top of Sandia peak and looked forward to dinner and watching a beautiful sunset. Our server was terrific, he was attentive without being intrusive. He gave great recommendations for drinks and dinner and all were excellent. The bacon wrapped pork tenderloin was delicious. The sunset from our window was spectacular. We got amazing photos and enjoyed a delicious dinner, dessert and sunset! Thoroughly enjoyed the evening!