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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.
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
Highway 550 & 528
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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