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Level 5 - Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, Albuquerque, NM

Level 5 - Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
4.1
330 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Level 5: On the top floor of Hotel Chaco experience a refined, chic, contemporary atmosphere at Level 5. Enjoy Albuquerque nightlife with magnificent panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains, downtown skyline and historic Old Town accompanied by creative culinary options.

Equinox Cafe and Lounge: Located on the main level of Hotel Chaco, adjacent to our serene courtyard and lobby.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 318-3998
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Marc Quinones
  • Neighborhood
    Albuquerque
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Mexico

    Great for scenic views

  • Albuquerque

    Innovative

  • Albuquerque

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Albuquerque

    Romantic

330 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful rooftop seating area. Unique menu items.

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  2. Foodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess and server were very empathetic and polite however I reserved an outdoor table and was told they didn’t have any . Disappointing that I booked, confirmed and was a guest in the hotel and didn’t get to sit at a table outside. We made the best of it and still enjoyed our time.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Uruachi

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was extremely disappointed in the overall experience, the ambiance of the interior of the restaurant was stark and unwelcoming, the service was abysmal that is the only word that comes to mind, given the locations and the award winning chef I expected so much more for the price point. I will not return and will definitely not recommend for dinner. The better option might be a cocktail on the rooftop patio to enjoy the view.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. Janickb

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is a real Gem for the city , Cuisine is exceptional .we tried the Bao Lobster and their Caesar salad , very creative , the staff was vey attentive ,even the Chef Marc quinones came to say hi , the view is exceptional , Highly Recommend this place

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our whole meal was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the both the Elk small plate and the lobster small plate.

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  6. family

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was amazing and comfortable. Beautiful sunset scenery as well!

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  8. EmmaN

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food lacked flavor and quality control. Table next to us had plate with hair in it. Chef was outside on his phone entire time. Should have been in kitchen ensuring seasoning and quality

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  9. Veglover

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was absolutely terrible and ridiculously priced. The eggplant entree was inedible which was disappointing at a steep price of $39. Beautiful view and nice location in the center of old town. Best for drinks or maybe a charcuterie board but if you want a good dinner I recommend you go elsewhere.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. DavidH

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The plates just failed to meet the description on the menu with one exception, the grilled romaine, which was well conceived and executed. Service was amateurish and the multiple requests about our satisfaction were annoying. The Chef has created some well imagined offerings but execution left us wondering how good our food might have been. I would note we were probably the exception Perhaps we needed more alcohol

    1 person found this helpful

  11. EmilyD

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous drinks and great service! Food was good, but not great. We will still definitely be back for drinks, small plates, the ambiance, and the excellent service.

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  12. MargaretA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    You can't beat the view, but as other reviews note, the service is not what you'd expect for the price and it seems like little to no effort to create a true fine dining (or really, good dining) experience. Example - the cocktails were excellent, they even had nonalcoholic kombucha for my husband who is sober, but there was no soap in the bathrooms. I went up to someone at the check in desk by the restroom who was clearly a manager, and they were totally unconcerned there was no soap? Still no soap later in the evening in the men's room too. Food wise, some interesting plates with locally sourced ingredients. Overall felt the food was adventurous and pork belly very yummy, chilean sea bass the flavors were perhaps to disoriented but the fish cooked nicely. Service was a take order, drop food situation, no touches on the table otherwise. The chef was very out and about in the restaurant, I wonder if he'd feel comfortable knowing people couldn't' wash their hands at his restaurant? Overall, you can't beat the location and the views, and the cocktails are always excellent. The restaurant wants to be fine dining but it has a long way to go on service, cleanliness, and execution. Not somewhere to dine regularly, as it is very overpriced for the quality.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience are amazing!! Views of the city, great date night or spot for friends!

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  14. AndreaC

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. The ambiance was everything!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife & I had cocktails & dinner here. The space, on the fifth floor of Hotel Chaco, is very attractive, both the interior & and large outdoor terrace that wraps around part of the building & offers superb views. Excellent experience overall. My wife loved her cocktail but mine (Smoked Sage Margarita) was unbalanced - extremely tart. All the food was exceptional: we shared a fried oyster app (fried in duck fat) & both had the Chilean Sea Bass w/ saffron risotto entree. Both sea bass filets were generously portioned & perfectly cooked - lightly seared & moist. The risotto was also perfectly cooked - extremely rare to find in a restaurant outside of Italy. We finished by sharing the apple crostata w/ homemade vanilla ice cream, also delicious. Our server, Jamie, took very good care of us. The maitre d’ checked on us twice to ensure we were satisfied, as did Chef Marc Quinones (also twice) - he did this w/ multiple tables, so rare to see. Our evening was reasonably expensive but we felt we received good value. We could not recommend Level 5 more highly!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience here at Level 5. Our booking of the reservations to the filet mignon entre was superb. Loved access to the outdoor patio views. Even though the weather was cold, we still felt comfortable walking around the open rooftop patio taking photos and enjoying our time together. It was our 40th anniversary and we loved every minute of it!

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  17. EstherV

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and the view is outstanding. Unfortunately our service was super slow. We had to have someone find our server twice because she left for Long periods of time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment I stepped into LVL5, I was greeted with an atmosphere that perfectly blends sophistication with the welcoming spirit of Albuquerque. The star of the evening was undoubtedly the diver scallops. Prepared to perfection, these scallops were the best I’ve had, leaving a lasting impression that will beckon me back for more. The culinary journey didn’t end there. The desserts at LVL5 were nothing short of amazing, each bite a testament to the creativity and passion that goes into their creation. The drinks complemented the meal phenomenally, crafted with a precision and flair that elevated the entire dining experience. Chef Quinones is at the heart of LVL5’s success, infusing unique New Mexico flavors into every dish. His ability to create innovative dishes while paying homage to the local cuisine is truly remarkable. It’s clear that Chef Quinones and his team are not just cooking food; they’re crafting experiences that resonate with the soul of New Mexico. LVL5 is more than a restaurant; it’s a culinary destination that embodies the essence of Albuquerque’s rich flavors and warm hospitality. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, a meal at LVL5 is an experience you won’t want to miss. Thank you, Chef Quinones and the entire team at LVL5, for an unforgettable evening. I can’t wait to return and indulge in the culinary masterpieces that await.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. AntonioC

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great! Atmosphere is chill and cool and the staff is really friendly. Food and drinks were amazing, with a pretty good variety. Undoubtedly, the restaurant has tasty food, great views and great service. It's a great place to spend your evening.

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  20. DavidF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pleasant surprise to have this fine dining experience in Albuquerque. The elk appetizer was outstanding, as were the scallops in a delicate corn kind of pudding that was out of this world. The chef came out and said hello to us, and we complemented the beautiful presentation and the exquisite flavors that came out of his kitchen. I would definitely recommend this restaurant anyone that's looking for a gastronomical feast for the eyes and the taste buds I can't wait to go back.

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  21. BethM

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Food delicious especially the cross cut beef ribs small plate. Yum!! We sat outside and view was great. An enjoyable night.

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  22. PaulT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambiance, and view. Service was mediocre.

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  23. HopeH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were sat outside even though we had specifically put our reservation for inside. The food was good, but our service was not. Our server took our order and never came back.

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  24. ABQMIMI

    New Mexico

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    THe room was quite attractive but all the hard surfaces enhance the noise level. The tapas were very good as was a gin cocktail I liked. I didn't have a desert but the family liked theirs. We thought it quite expensive for the type and quality of the food and experience..

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  25. VeronicaM

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was good until mercedes came to our table and told us we had to leave. We didn’t cause any issues or disturbances. We had A 5:30 reservation and she was telling g us to leave because they had a reservation on our table at 7:00pm. Good thing we didn’t order dessert because we would have had to taken to go, what a horrible customer service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so excited to try this place after I saw that chef made the James Beard semifinalist. I'm a vegetarian, so I checked the menu and was pleasantly surprised about the eggplant steak. My partner eats meat, wasn't worried about his options. Our server was good, but we were sat at a table with trash still on, lots of water puddles, etc. Our server fixed that promptly. Also right next to our table was an overflowing trash can with Valentine's menus sticking out which made me think they hadn't emptied the trash in 2 days since this was 2 days after Valentine's Day. Now for the food, the special small plate was a pistachio crusted goat cheese stuffed poblano pepper. It was good, very stuffed, not amazing, but good. Partner had the grilled Caesar salad, which was ok, nothing great. I got the eggplant steak for the large plate and it was not only not good, it was bad. I was starving and ate about half, but couldn't do more than that. I hope it was an off day because if not it should not be on the menu. There was no salt, no umami flavor, the only flavor over the bland eggplant was the incredibly sour berries. No thank you, wouldn't even eat it again if it was free. Get that off the menu. My partner got the pollo con papas which was good, the chicken was moist and well seasoned. The papas were perfectly crispy. I truly hope it was an off night because we were nonplussed and for the price it should have been much better. The eggplant was just terrible.

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  27. EileenG

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation because we had plans afterwards, and we wanted to insure we were done with dinner prior. We arrived on time and we were seated. However, no server ever came to wait on us. After seeing other people come in and sit at the bar we decided that would be best for us in order to be served. We informed the hostess we were moving to the bar top. We had been in the restaurant 23 minutes before anyone even gave us water. We waited on drinks an additional 10 minutes. It was overall bad service with a fantastic view.

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  28. Chris

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredibly small portions for the price; filet mignon less than 4 oz. The apple fritter consisted of what seemed to be a pilsbury flaky biscuit with apples slices on top. Our server was great and I can’t say enough about how attentive she was, however this could not make up for a steak no better than Texas Roadhouse and a singular prawn that was simply “ok.” The ambience was also amazing, however I find myself questioning if I paid more for the view than the actual food.

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  29. ThomasR

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had very poor service on this evening. We had an outside table and the supplemental heating was very poor. Food was decent but very overpriced all things considered.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived on time, for our Reservation I was very surprised that we were seated outside in the Cold. The reservation I had made was specifically for indoor dining. Once seated we were given menus for the Valentines Day Special, which was overpriced, and not given a basic menu to have options. After a few minutes of deliberation, we decided to leave and go have dinner elsewhere. So disappointed that this wasn't a great and special dining experience.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Quiñones valentines menu selection was perfect!

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  32. Nikki

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had these reservations for over two weeks. When we arrived nobody was at the front to help us. Once someone finally noticed us they sat us outside in a dark corner away from everybody, even though on our reservation we requested inside seating. We weren’t noticed and didn’t get water for 20 minutes and kept getting forgotten about.

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  33. Frejdyn

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal setting, ambiance. Food was a culinary adventure beyond my abilities to describe.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best time. Chef Marc Quiones came out and talked to us. His food was amazing. So delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Had the best birthday Thank u

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  35. BruceP

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our recent visit for Brunch at Level 5 was excellent. Josh & the Team provided awesome hospitality and their culinary team did an awesome job on our meal selections. My friend and his wife were celebrating their Wedding Anniversary and had never been to Level 5. They loved the views and so pleased with the Fruit Platter as a starter with Mimosas. Braised Bison Hash and the Steak Sandwiches with Patata Bravas were true pleasers to the palate. We look forward to our next visit. Thank You.

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  36. AndyJ

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service but noisy! There should be an area away from bar to enjoy the ambience of great food and drink!

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  37. RebeccaB

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kaelyn was an excellent waitress!!! She had great suggestions and when one dish didn’t come out perfectly, she quickly fixed the situation and brought out a new one. I lived the cocktails. Fun date night.

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  38. Mary

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great food, and wonderful atmosphere.

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  39. MartyF

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband’s scallops were very good but lacked seasoning. The blue corn breading on my quail was very salty. The calabacitas were good. The surface of our table was very sticky and our waiter confirmed that he knew and they couldn’t do anything about the sticky finish. The lights kept flickering from high to low all night which ruined the ambiance. On a positive note our server was very attentive and concerned about my allium allergy.

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  40. Stevew

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was creative and amazing. Local flavors were highlighted by Chef in creative and flavorful ways. We will definitely return next trip to ABQ.

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FAQs

Level 5 - Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Level 5 - Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge

2000 Bellamah Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Albuquerque
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marc Quinones
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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