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About Prairie Star Restaurant

The Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club offers an unforgettable dining experience. Housed in an old adobe mansion, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full vigas and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains.

Chef Chris Olsen masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients and constructed for unique flavor combinations and flair of presentation.

288 Prairie Star Rd
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

Cross Street:
Highway 550 & 528

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 867-3327

Website:
http://prairiestarrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Mid-April through mid-October, Prairie Star hosts Live Music on the Patio each Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30. Enjoy the best of local bands and artists. Moved indoors to the Wine Bar when dictated by weather. No cover and no reservations needed.

Catering:
In-house catering in our large banquet room or one of our dining rooms. Our banquet facility is acclaimed for hosting tasteful events from social parties, corporate retreats, to wedding ceremonies and receptions. The indoor facility can accommodate 170 guests and our outdoor location can entice up to 400 guests. The menu packages start at $29 per person. We can book events seven days a week, breakfast, lunch or dinner-- plated or buffet.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Executive Chef:
Chris Olsen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Prairie Star's most popular promotion, ongoing since 2009, is "Wednesday Wine & Dine". It is a unique 3 course dinner for two, served with a bottle of wine, for only $60. Each week a different menu is emailed to our PStar eClub database. Sign up at: http://mynewmexicogolf.com/prairiestar_email/

Also, Prairie Star hosts wine dinners and tastings.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for a Valentine's Day five-course prix fixe --$69 pp++ | Seating 5pm to 9pm | The regular menu will not be available for this special evening.

Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for a Date (15)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant is difficult to get to during rush hour, especially if you are coming from Albuquerque, Food was average and served slightly on the cool side although there were few other customers.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Prime rib cut is thin and tender.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love the Prairie Star. Always Outstanding service, wonderful food, and lovely atmosphere. Also it has a killer view of the Sandia's at Sunset.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We've been considering the Wednesday Wine and Dine for some time and finally made the drive from Albuquerque. Well worth the drive just under 20 minutes. Very nice change of pace! We'll be back with friends soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Prairie Star is always our choice for a special night out. Wonderful ambience, excellent service and good food. Wine and dine is a wonderful value that is well worth the drive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We went for "Wednesday Wine and Dine" which is consistently great! And, this visit was no exception. From appetizer to dessert was perfection!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Prairie Star has always been very consistent in showcasing delicious mid range priced meals with exceptional service.
Wednesday night is a wine paring special dinner and dessert. If it's available try it.
A window seat for a couple is a treat especially at sunset.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Prairie Star lived up to it's reputation. It is DEFINITELY one of the BEST restaurants in New Mexico. Several years ago, I brought a group of international business associates to the Prairie Star for dinner. Many said it was the best meal they had had in the US! And our dinner on New years Eve was just as good. If you want a GREAT meal, you can't go wrong at the Prairie Star!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been away from Prairie Star for a long time. A former favorite, at our last visit (several years ago), the food was poorly prepared, the wine list had been reduced to a one-page laminated card, and the service was sadly lacking. We stayed away a LONG time.

We decided to try a return visit and we’re glad we did. While the menu is more limited than when it was a favorite, the excellent wine selections have returned and the service was good. We both had the baked salmon, which was prepared per our request. My husband’s portion was much thicker—nearly twice the size of mine, but it was OK for this time. The creme brûlée was perfect.

We will put Prairie Star back on our list of restaurants to enjoy and we are glad to be back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were there for the Wednesday special for 2. We loved our salad and soup, the entrees were well prepared (we had the ribeye) and the chocolate dessert with amartena cherries was to die for. The wine that came with the meal was excellent too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went for my sister's birthday. I was hoping for something a little more impressive. The ambiance is certainly lovely - fire place, intimate tables, nice lighting, but the food was underwhelming. There were 3 of us out together, and we all left something on our plates...the vegetable medley with lima beans (warning please), or the dry polenta. They served some exotic potato with my sister's and my choice of a "seafood duo"...nothing special. And they heavily breaded and apparently fried one of 2 fish offerings in the seafood medley. No seasoning at all on the second one. We ended up using some sauce our dinner companion had been given with his beef entree to give our fish some flavor. Given the setting and the hype, I had expected something more. Alas!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had Christmas Eve prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Great food and the wine pairings were spot on. Had a great table next to the fireplace. Service very attentive, but not too attentive or overdone. Nice evening out.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was very good with unusual touches. The ambience and quiet (low murmur) were also very nice. The service although friendly was hit or miss. The wait staff was not at all coordinated and didn't seem to know who was doing what. Would definitely return for the food with the hope service improves.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for their special Christmas Eve Dinner & were told we could not sit in the bar for a cocktail, but had to go to our reserved table. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation & wanted to relax in the small bar area for the ambiance. Anyway, we went to our table reluctantly. We waited for over 20 minutes before someone ever came to our table to acknowledge us. I had to go into the bar area to order our cocktails from the bartender. He was great & brought them to our table & sent our waiter over to us finally. The 4 course meal with the designated wines was good, though very small portions and the main course seemed to be dry/cool as if it had been sitting for awhile.
I would love to come back for a normal menu dinner, but I don't recommend their course dinners.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and Service great!
Beautiful atmosphere oils highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very disappointed....no sommelier on staff...wait person did not know anything about wines....

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a mixed experience. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the service was excellent. We had a party of four. One person ordered a bison dish, and that was very good. One person ordered the Sirloin, and that was very good. Two of us ordered the Prime Rib special, as it was 'Prime Rib Thursday'. The prime rib dish came with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The Mashed potatoes were room temperature, as was the asparagus (for both plates). The Prime Rib on my plate was one half rare and one half medium well. I had to send it back for finishing and to get the potatoes warmer, as they still were not hot when they came back. I think I would try this restaurant again, just not get a special that seemed like it was made in advance.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything about this meal, from the service to the food, was perfect! Keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent! Server was friendly but somewhat inexperienced. Came to our table with water but didn’t ask us if we wanted a drink. When we ordered dessert, he never asked us if we wanted coffee. Ambiance and quality of meal made up for his inexperience though. Only other issue was how dark it was in the parking lot. I was surprised there was no valet service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have not been there in awhile. Will not go back any time soon. Very average for the price. Waiter was not very knowledgeable probably because he had only been there a month. Food disappointing. Plenty of better options in Abq.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Beautiful setting, great food, fabulous service. It was a very dark night and we missed the turn. The lighting/signage could be better, but everything else was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving brunch. Food, ambience, service, spacing all wonderful. We left satisfied, not stuffed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and accommodating staff made for a lovely evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have had a couple bad experiences in past years, but this dinner was probably the best one we can remember for a long time. In addition, the portions have increased which is wonderful. So tired of getting just the middle of the plate filled. Our entire plates were covered in delicious epicurean delights.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food left a lot to be desired. Service was fantastic! I had the sirloin, and while it was plated beautifully, it was without taste. Dessert was the best part. Disappointed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was horrible that night ... had not seen it that bad ever...

Blue Crab from a can ??? Meat undercooked ... list goes on

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is my wife and I sweet spot. Great for a romantic date. The food is superb and the ambiance smooth.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Prairie Star has terrific food and nice wine selection. There are plenty of choices for a gluten-free practitioner. Outdoor seating and live music, weather permitting. Fun, with a nice ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely view of the Sandia Mountain Range, excellent food, nice ambiance, and great service!
I took friends out for a special dinner and they loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 20, 2017

They were out of the 2 dishes my husband wanted but the food we had was quite good and the waiter tried really hard to recover from the lack of entrees.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant! Consistently wonderful food! We especially love their "Wednesday Wine & Dine" which you can look up on their Facebook page.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was incredible and our server, Val and everyone on the waitstaff did everything that they could to make our 47TH Wedding Anniversary a very special occasion! This is a very special place, to be sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was creative and delicious. We had a special that included escargot - it was a bit rubbery. Honestly, I haven't had great escargot anywhere in New Mexico, so I can forgive this. The service was top-notch and the ambiance & wine were fabulous. Overall, a win!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’ve had a lot better food at this restaurant in the past. Did a new chef take over recently or did the waitress just mess up?
The crackers ( which I usually love) were stale, the fish was cooked incorrectly (not that the waitress asked how I wanted it cooked) and the vegetables dripped with grease. Yuck! One of the pluses is the wonderful view- but what I focused on was the dirty windows. Another yuck.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was generally very good although my wife’s salad was wilted and overdressed. The service was incredibly poor. We waited to order drinks and then waited a long time for the drinks to come and when they did come, one martini was undrinkable. We kept having to flag down our waiter, Zackary, who rarely came back to the table. Tara came by and took our drink order finally, when we couldn’t get Zackery’s attention. When he finally took our food order we waited 40 minutes for the food to come out and when it did one of the entrées was cold. We had brought friends from out of town and were very embarrassed by the poor service. We did get credit for the cold entree but our guest gave up and did not reorder.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We've enjoyed Prairie Star several times. Looks like we hit the restaurant on an off day. While our 2 guests enjoyed their meal very much my Prime Rib - which was the special that evening -was not up to PS's usual standards. On this occasion it was more about our visitors from out of town rather than my Prime Rib. We all have an off day. So I'll mark it up as just that and we'll visit again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We used to go here 15 years ago. We miss the old items. Disappointed that the waiter didn’t know the specials or the cheeses in my small cheese plate. I expected better service from an upscale restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were a party of 16 and the entire staff could not have been more accommodating, flexible and attentive. Most of us had the Wednesday's Wine and Dine which was both delicious and a great value plus the drinks in the bar were excellent. A fine choice in Albuquerque especially if playing one of the nearby golf courses.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Everyday elegance without a long drive. Life is good.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Would recommend more food for the price, maybe a dinner salad or inexpensive appetizer included. I had the chicken with rice and peas. Received 2 peas, that were cut up. Dinner tasted good but that's not much food.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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