Brixens

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Brixens is a locally owned, family run, restaurant, dedicated to giving each and every guest who enters an enjoyable and memorable experience! Our menu focuses on delightful comfort food with our signature New Mexican twist. Brixens is unique in that almost all menu items can be modified to be Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten Free. Since all of our food is made from scratch, we can accommodate most all dietary needs and preferences. When you come in, each order is custom made for you. This does make the wait time for our food a little longer, but we promise, it's worth it! While you dine, you are surrounded by our distinctly unique ambiance, including 14 televisions, free board games to play, and our handcrafted tables complete with an ice-chest in the center of every table! We look forward to meeting you, and can't wait to serve you and welcome you into our family!
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MF
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met old friends and made new ones! Food wAs amazing! Had the chicken sliders , YUMO. Friends had the burger, enchiladas and tacos. All plates were cleaned! They don’t have any beer on tap but the food makes up for that. Very creative chef . It’s becoming my all time fave

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

a convenient place to dine when attending downtown events. Friendly staff. A variety of menu choices and drink choices.

j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were at the Balloon Fiesta for 8 days. We dined here twice and would have dined here everyday if we were not as busy going many other places during our incredible visit,
I loved that everything we tried was amazing from the salt and pepper gluten free chicken wings, to the amazing full order of Brussels sprouts served with walnuts, cranberries , apple cooked to perfection in a wine vinegar reduction. The sliders both chicken and green chili beef were to die for. The mushroom and blue cheese sliders were as well amazing. Yes the noise level was a little higher due to the cool set up of the high ceilings and openness of the restaurant but not to a disturbing amount unless you are old and deaf, We loved the food choosing sides that were all great, salads fries, sweet potato crispy fries , and others as well. The plates are shareable very large amounts and many can be made vegetarian, gluten free and healthy. LOVED THE FOOD! Will be our regular on this amazing city! Just hope the owners open one in San Diego California!!!!

B
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, well presented. Tons of drink options. The wait staff are very friendly but a little over worked. A fun restaurant in the heart of town. Only downside is it is bloody noisy. No wonder the under 30s have so much hearing loss

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Yummy food! Good prices for fun foods! Had sliders and several appetizers. A few of us had drinks. The food was outstanding. The service left something to be desired. Our servers were all very nice. I think our table was out of the loop as we had various servers. The manager sent some comped roasted Brussel sprouts and delicious chips with outstanding quest, guac, and some spicey salsa. It was a very thoughtful gesture. We also ordered the fried pickles...the best we've had anywhere outside of making them at home and delicious onion strings. We will return. It's downtown and not in an area we frequent but will be back. It is noisy but it sounded like people enjoying themselves. I generally eat a strict and clean diet. If you're going to have a cheat day this was a great place to enjoy it!

L
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

For the celiac, this was a wonderful find. The food is very good, with many options.

JC
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brixens is our new go-to restaurant and the food is consistently very good. Our only issue this visit is that after being seated, no one waited on us for more than 10 minutes, at which point, we saw our favorite waiter and asked him to be our server. Even though we were not "his" table, he agreed to be our server for the evening. Food was excellent, but there were six of us in the party and only food for 4 came out at the same time, with about 5-8 minute lag for the other two meals. This is a kitchen issue, not a server issue, but we were a bit disappointed that the food was not brought out all together. Nonetheless, the food was fresh and tasty and we will continue to recommend this restaurant.

OT
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Great staff and wonderful food!!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Did not know this was a sports bar. Too. Noisy for me

BB
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely YUMMY! We ordered a little bit of everything: wings, avocado toast, 66 Crunch Burger, blue cheese sliders, brussel sprouts and a complimentary whiskey brownie with cinnamon vanilla ice cream dessert and nothing was disappointing. Did I mention we had drinks too? Wine and margaritas. What a great evening and experience to celebrate a birthday. P.S. tell them what you are celebrating and they have a light up sign to put an ! on the occasion. Go to Brixens.

DZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! We got our order incredibly fast even with the place being busy. Will definitely be back!

JS
Tampa
211 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice selection of New Mexico craft beers and servers with knowledge.
Flavorful food in a open but cozy atmosphere
Festive evening as NM had played NM State in football

KM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively fun and busy for good reason: it’s great! Food is excellent, homemade. Had the best taco salad ever. Super large too! It is very loud so don’t go looking for a romantic dinner. Service was excellent.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brixens was an absolute delight. My wife has celiac and most of the menu can be gluten free modified. Definite plus and the coolers were awesome too! Can't wait to go back.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nachos are wonderful! Good happy hour specials. Enjoyed the crunchy tacos. Slow kitchen at lunch but was pretty fast in evening. Friendly staff.

J
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is a little all over the place but everything we ordered was great!

LR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place downtown to have a drink and chill. The staff was so friendly and I was thrilled that most of the menu was specially made gluten free for my order. I have not eaten so much in a long time at a restaurant.
I loved the huge bar and the atmosphere. THanks for a great night.

CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Bustling atmosphere. The service was great even though it was crowded due to a special event Downtown.

A
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall good great however noise level was too loud and took forever to get as waiter

JH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We visited 3 times during our week in Albuquerque, it was that good. The food was fantastic, all of our group (5 to 8 per visit) were happy with every meal. The electronic tablet menus were easy to use and fun to browse, the food and drinks were well described and I loved having pictures available. Everyone gave the meatloaf a perfect score and such large servings! Taco salad was great, as were the burgers and the sliders (I loved having Brussels sprouts as a side.) Friends enjoyed the tomato soup with grilled cheese sticks, chicken sliders, taquitos - everything was delicious! They had a good selection of beer and cocktails as well.
The noise level was uncomfortable for us, we could not visit across the table at all, and talking to the person next to you took concentration. The other guests were noisy too, but I believe it's mostly just bad acoustics. We could see games on the tvs, but there was no chance of hearing them.
The location was 2 blocks from our hotel, so it was an easy walk even for the members of our group who had limited mobility. The staff were well trained, polite and took great care of us.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience at Brixens. All their menus are on tablets which is kind of cool. The food is so amazing, it’s hard to pick even a few things so we ended up ordering way too much. The service was fantastic and we had a great time. I would highly recommend this spot. I don’t typically dine downtown but it’s worth the trek.

PB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as many of the courses are available as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.
Professional service, and guests of mixed ages and backgrounds

LB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good, food was amazing. Owner of the restaurant came around to check on us during our meal and was really nice.

K
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is super fun and the food was delicious!

KN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been to Brixens half a dozen times and it has the makings of something great, but the service is terrible. The wait for drinks and food are unreasonable for a place that has now been open for a while.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really welcoming staff and environment. Food was excellent!

SW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Slides we're great but wasn't impressed with the brownie sundae. Tasted like it was heated up in the microwave.

TR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Wonderful food. Lots of gluten free options.

BB
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here multiple times and the food and service are always great. Great place for craft cocktails, too!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday celebration

S
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delivered quickly. The service was amazing. Prices were on point and the food was DELICIOUS!!!!

TO
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the amount of choices is always amazing. It's great to have so many options for my vegan friends without sacrificing what I can eat. Second time there and would go again.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The vegan options are great! It’s a little loud, but it’s a high-end sports bar/restaurant, so that’s not a surprise. Our service was good in terms of attentiveness, but our waiter was put out by our requests. Bad attitude. That having been said, we will definitely go back.

GF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brixens is a one-of-a -kind upscale place in downtown ABQ that is a fantastic place to enjoy a meal and a drink, just across the street from the KIMO theater and conveniently located to other venues in the area. I recommend it to everyone!!

GF
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday dinner there with my husband. Everyone was great. The manager, Ian, was attentive to everything. Our waiter, Asher, was terrific. The hostesses were nice and friendly too.
Our food was delicious. The Brussel sprouts appetizer was so good. My birthday whisky sundae brownie was a perfect finale to the occasion. They even had a personalized Happy Birthday sign for the table. It was such a fun and special time.
We will be coming back often. It’s a real downtown gem!

LN
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brisket. Fabulous meatloaf. Fabulous taco salad!

C
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, best margaritas I’ve had in town, attentive service. Again, delicious food!!

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Food is amazing and cocktails are great. They are very conscious of allergy needs as well. Reservations are a good idea.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was great and they have my favorite beer, Elephants on Parade!

T
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the Steele Zinfandel with the Chicken Parmesan. All but one of a nice variety of red wines was $32 a bottle. One was $30.
Cental Ave leaves a bit to be desired for ambiance (homeless wandering by regularly) but inside felt safe.

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