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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.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Executive Chef:
Chris Olsen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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.

Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

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4.1

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
Special Occasion (16)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Music (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We really enjoyed the Wednesday Night Two Can Dine + Wine for $60. You are able to upgrade the wine (which we did + $10 for a great bottle of Rodney Strong Cab). My husband & I both enjoyed our starters (fried oyster salad and green chili chicken soup which was done up as a bisque and was outstanding). The entrees were equally terrific ~ New York Steak, done exactly as ordered - Chicago Blue Rare & I had the Hawaiian Ono ~ sushi grade cooked very rare, along with sauted kale & a great risotto. Topped of with a great chocolate desert ~ and the service was very good also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 28, 2017

You can't beat $60 for salad or soup, entree, shared dessert and a bottle of wine! We had the same meal of smashed potatoes, sirloin strip steak and onion rings and it was excellent. They know how to make a great sauce to go with each meal and this one was no exception! Look forward to dining there again. It was nice having the manager come to our table and welcome us too! We felt very welcomed and attended to throughout the evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The dinner offerings are imaginative and delicious. Zachary, our waiter, did a great job of making us feel welcome and guiding us through the menu. This restaurant is a hidden gem and is worth the drive from anywhere in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. We always eat at Prairie Star when in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our go to place for celebrations for over 10-years; however, this last experience has us looking for a new place. The service and food has takin' a dramatic turn for the worse. Wrong drink orders and food that was sitting under the warming lights a little too long, and I was forced into paying a 20% tip since we were a party of 6. Plus we paid for the drink mistakes on the bill - I didn't notice until I checked the receipt at home. Very disappointed!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Prairie Star Restaurant was chosen for a family members birthday - 88th! The patio offers a great view. The food was OK. Our server was OK. The wine was GREAT! For the price and the occasion, I would have liked to have been Wowed.
We were a party of five - three had the Nimon steak, one had salmon and one had chicken.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our Prime Rib and Salmon entrees were delicious with creative sides and sauces. Our very informed waitress, Tara, helped us in making menu decisions. Our cocktails were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service and the food were outstanding . The hostess set us on the bench next to the fireplace (table 4 ?). It has no back on it and the seat is hard and slopes forward . Most uncomfortable seat in the restaurant and there were plenty of empty tables with real chairs . They used to have a porter beer on tap which was outstanding . For some reason they got rid of that so I reason for picking that restaurant is no longer valid . I do not have any plans to go back even though the food and the service were so good . We booked this reservation a month in advance in hopes of getting a window seat but that did not work out either .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

featured item was 'prime rib' which was a packaged rib steak improperly cooked.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and service! Great view of the golf course and mountain! Portions were more than adequate. No room for dessert. Thank you all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Disappointing. Wine glasses and windows were filmy, food fair, service could have been better.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were there for "Wednesday Wine & Dine". The meal was magnificent!!! Highly recommend Prairie Star for fine dining!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Incredible in every way. That's why be are a regular

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food, amazing view and friendly staff!! Loved the bison, wine list is excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went on a date with my wife, there is a "wine and dine" dinner for two on Wednesday nights. 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 bottle of wine, 60 bucks. Worth every penny. Great service from Zachary, good was also very good. We will go back again and soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing food and service is top shelf!!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 27, 2017

great food as always and an attentive manager will always return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Beautiful view of the Sandias. Food was outstanding but the ambience of the restaurant itself was just okay. The Veal T-bone was perfectly cooked to order and the black garlic salmon entree was a generous portion and the best my friend had in ages. Give it a try if you are in the ABQ area. You will enjoy it

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were there on Saturday July 22, for our anniversary. The service was excellent. My wife had the bison tenderloin, it was prepared perfectly. I had the ono, it could have been seasoned a little more, but it was cooked well. The appetizers, salads, and desert were wonderful. And the wine selection is exceptional. Add to that a view of the Sandias that is stunning, and the whole experience was very satisfying. We will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary at Prairie Star. It was a truly memorable evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Based on other Open Table reviews that were mostly good, we tried Prairie Star while staying down the road at the Hyatt Resort Tamaya. We were seated immediately with a nice view of the Sandia Mtns out the window. It took a few minutes before we met our waiter to take our drink order. He seemed very nervous while reading from his notes to tell us about the specials. The restaurant was never completely full but our waiter had to handle several tables inside as well as outside and therefore our service suffered tremendously. In fact, after we got our drinks and ordered, we never saw our waiter again, and others had to step in to help out. That's not a big deal but at some point, our waiter should have acknowledged that someone else would now be servicing our table. And then to have the waiter deliver our bill at the end just didn't leave a real good taste in our mouth, literally! The food is just average, nothing special imo.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Prairie Star is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The staff is always efficient and friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the food is excellent. We love to sit along the windows and look out at the golf course and the mountains.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 9, 2017

xcellent adjacent to golf course. spectacular mountain views. food creative and great tast

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Live music on the patio was good. Beautiful view of the Sandia Mountains.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Live Music
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