Brixens

4.7
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157 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipLiesureman
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Closed due to corona virus before reservation. Too bad they couldn't do take out. Promised coupon via a phone for last minute closure but nothing showed up. Unfortunate times for a great restaurant

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vipDeli
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great customer service and good food , and very good happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best place I have ever dinned in at! I have been to a lot of places and I have never had a restaurant that had everything look exactly like the photo as well as excellent taste. I’m not one to open up and try new things but I went 4 days in a row and I everything I tried was beyond amazing. The management is extremely nice and the waiters were super nice! I am from out of state and I would drive back there just to eat here. Seriously #1 restaurant! Should consider making one in Texas!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!
We had an issue with a plate and the chef came out to take care of it himself!!
FYI: happy hour til 6pm.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Random date night. Food is delicious. The service and people who work there are awesome. Always a great and enjoyable experience

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EsteffanyC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brixen is amazing! The quality of food and the ambiance are on point! Ian always takes good care of us! Whether I (or we) go in for a quick bite or to enjoy a glass of wine - the quality of service, is always at its best.

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GayleW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a variety of Shareables and drinks. Everything was excellent! I especially loved the roasted brussel sprouts! The place was near full, but the tables are spaced nicely so that we didn't feel mashed together and easily carried on a conversation. I highly recommend this place, good energy and delicious food lovingly prepared and served.

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Angeliclovestoeat
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Brixens was amazing! It became one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Albuquerque!

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jeffh
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall food was solid and tasty but chicken was a bit dry and overcooked. The honey chicken over cornbread was quite tasty despite that. Overall a nice spot downtown-ambience feels a bit more bar than restaurant but a good spot for drinks and decent food.

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We had two appetizers; they were outstanding. Loved our waitress.

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vipdocfrance
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food in good portions with great service. Downside is that it's VERY loud. Need beers in tap vs cans and bottles, too.

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vipSunshine71
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! In Albuquerque for business. So happy we found this gem. Menu was excellent and fit the needs of everyone in our party - a vegetarian, a gluten-free girl and a picky eater. The vibe was fun and casual. I highly recommend Brixens!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Everyone seem to be knowledgeable about food and beverages. Awesome service, which in my opinion is a way to get me back in the seat!!

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KaylaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! Great environment! Very enjoyable!

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ValerieB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food, so yummy. Reasonable prices. Service is a little slow. Extremely noisy atmosphere makes it very difficult to talk.

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MonicaA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but the salad was hard to eat on a plate. Also the chicken florentine barely had any chicken. The chips and dips trio was really good but needed more chips to finish it. It was our first time there and we will be back. I have to try the steak!!!!

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Longtooth79
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just regular bar food, everything we had was amazing!

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JuliaP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Atmosphere is fun and wait staff are excellent. The BlackBerry basil margherita is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had dinner for Valentine’s Day. For drinks, we tried a couple of cocktails and both fantastic! We got the nachos and the hot wings for appetizers. Both were delicious! We got various burgers and sliders for the meal. I got the crunch burger. It was very tall and hard to bite but it was very tasty. I want to go back for the funnel cake dessert because it looked yummy. We were just too full to try it this trip. The noise level was high but it was a holiday. Service was very good considering how busy they were. I look forward to the next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to give Brixens a try for our Valentine’s Day dinner and we were not disappointed! Food was fresh and delicious. The portions were big and enough to share. The service was outstanding. Overall it was fantastic and we will definitely be going back.

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mopo
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was very crowded the night we went and the server did a great job under the circumstances. My husband loved his burger. The only criticism was the noise level- it was difficult to hear each other. We will be back to give it another try.

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HeatherB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently good and the service is cheerful. A little loud because of the open format, so don't expect a cozy, quiet atmosphere, but that doesn't take away from the experience.

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danneh
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was bomb! Ugh!! So good, and Asher our server was nothing short of amazing. Also, their dessert menu is to die for!!

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JuliaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful service! Very accommodating for special dietary needs.

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SaraJ
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great menu, the ability to have any dish in Vegetarian or Vegan variations is wonderful. Our food was absolutely delicious! The mixed drinks were delicious and service very good. The only down side is the noise level, all hard surfaces which makes conversation difficult, for older ears it was a challenge.

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Stella
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome well made good with lots of vegan/gf options

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, ample quantity, and originality in menu items. My friends and Iloved the brussells sprouts shareable and the grilled asparagus was amazing!

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qfoodie
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great space for a delicious dinner at a very lively restaurant . The food is always excellent and the service great as well. We will definitely go back.

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RobF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. A great mix of different foods on the menu. We will be heading back there during our stay in Albuquerque

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FriendandIdine
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took us at our 5:30pm reservation on time. Owner came by and thanked us for coming in. I really liked that. Our waitress, Courtney, was very knowledgeable about helping me navigate my meal to be Gluten free and Vegan. She was very patient and offered suggestions. She is a great server! The food was absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to go back. It was so nice to know that anything on that menu could be Gluten/Vegan free. I loved it!

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KimK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, the Green Chile Queso Cheese Bacon sliders were to die for. If you like heat to your meat, this is the plate for you. OUTSTANDING!!! The waitress was terrific.

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JohnH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I thought Brixen's was very good, if a bit noisy. Hard surfaces everywhere, maybe they like it that loud. My Old Fashioned (cocktail) was excellent, and the nachos with shredded brisket were awesome (spicy though so watch out). Glad I made a reservation as it was jammed prior to the concert I went to across the street.

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TylerD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with outstanding recommendations from the waiter we had. Favorite restaurant in Albuquerque!

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JuliaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wide variety including GF on most items. The house drinks are awesome - our fav is the blackberry basil margherita. The salt and pepper wings are just the right touch of salt. The brussel sprouts every time. We have never had a meal we didn't like here, down to the GF grilled cheese dunkers with tomato soup and the sliders. Good portions to share as well.

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TerryM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow and it was a Wednesday night. Not even crowded. Food was okay- nothing to write home about. Ambiance was cool, but that was about it.

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vipKarla
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything. Service, manager and food was fantastic!

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PamF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably kind staff! We will definitely return and bring our friends!!

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michael
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome great food, wine, drinks and owners are awesome

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PatrickB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting menu, pleasant evening.

Amusing wait staff.

FAQs

Brixens does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Brixens also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 242-2400.

Brixens is rated 4.7 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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