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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.

Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Cozy (15)
Scenic View (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Romantic (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great, our window was hazy so our view was kind of annoying, and there was a few ladies behind us who were playing youtube videos the whole time, but of course we don't blame PS for that. A great experience, we'll be back.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

I had heard Prarie Star was under new management and decided to give it a try again. Our server was wonderful. Very attentive, but gave us time to visit. We were also seated in a smaller room without any other diners and this made it quiet and easy to visit.

My husband ordered a gin and tonic. The tonic water was flat and when the server brought him a new drink it was still flat.Our friends had the duck. They both thought it was very tough. It came with a type of blue mashed potato, but came out looking like a grey paste. The rest of us had the sirloin. It was flavorful, but very tough. I had a hard time cutting it in places with the steak knife.
The price was more reasonable than say Artichoke Cafe, but I would have rather paid another $10.00 a plate for superior food and atmosphere.

Sadly the restaurant looks like it hasn’t been renovated since the 90’s. It’s unfortunate because the restaurant has some wonderful views of the city lights.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my fiance for Valentine's Day. The food was excellent. The waiter was very friendly and polite but not quite as attentive as I would expect for a place like this. It wasn't very busy. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a group of four older people that bitched about everything when the wait staff walked away. It was hard to enjoy the evening. But we managed to make the best if it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Prairie Star always delivers. My wife and I went Valentine's Day for the prix fixe 5 course meal. Everything was terrific.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Once again, very special place, Great service, good food. A little pricey but worth it. Valet parking would be a good addition.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent restaurant, Bosque and golf course views, excellent menu, wine and service. Worth the trip.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great. Need to update your menu and add a few new things. Sorry you were out of red roasters. I loved it when you had polenta. Need to have a soup option. Lovely view and ambiance. This was for Fat Tuesday and there was NO recognition of that in the menu or the staff awareness.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good but not the quality of previous visit. The vinaigrette for the salad was one of the worse vinaigrette I ever had. There were spiders climbing the walls by our table. The napkins smelled horrible! I really have enjoyed the food in the past. I was disappointed in the quality of the food and cleanest.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Been here many times and been happy
This time felt wait staff ignored us and portions were very small

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Came for an intimate family celebration for my son's wedding. We loved the experience in the cozy main dining room with the hummingbird painted fireplace that sets the relaxed atmosphere! This place continues to be our favorite on this side of town!

Food is awesome and never disappoints!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love the coziness. The food is consistently good. Service never fails.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Both the trout and bison were skillfully prepared and well seasoned. Extensive wine list included some affordably priced options. Will have to go back to try new dishes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent dinner in a romantic setting for hubby's birthday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Prairie tar is our favorite local Restaurant. We always go there for special occasions - anniversaries, birthdays. We also love the Wednesday night specials. This place is true gem of New Mexico.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It's been a long time since we've been to Prairie Star but I don't know why. The food is fantastic. The service is impeccable. The view is amazing

I ordered the steak with potato and broccoli I and crew Brûlée for dessert. It was fantastic!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

Prime rib cut is thin and tender.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 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 10, 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 10, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 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 24, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 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 23, 2017

Food and Service great!
Beautiful atmosphere oils highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 14, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 25, 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 22, 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 14, 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 10, 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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