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Two Cranes Bistro + Brew

4.2
4.2
49 Reviews
$30 and under
American

For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come quench your “foodie” desires with seasonally inspired plates, as well as tried and proven comfort classics! Free range, local, clean, healthy, comfort, vegetarian, vegan, hearty, and flavor are just a few of the adjectives we strive for!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 295-3970

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Felt like it was worthless to have a reservation because the restaurant is a seat yourself—so we were just lucky a patio table was open when we arrived. Service was really great and the food was delicious!

  2. MM

    MyMy

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Two Crane is always great. This particular day they were understaffed but our waiter handled it fairly well.

  3. E

    Elle

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    No need to make reservations because they are not honored anyway! Although it is great to see people out and supporting local businesses, it was disheartening to be told by one of the staff that it didn’t matter if we made reservations since “everyone has a reservation.” Not a dealbreaker but, still good to know what to expect. On another note, the prime rib sandwich and the shrimp scampi were excellent that night. Flavorful and done nicely. We would definitely like to return to try other dishes. All in all, it was a good experience.

  4. DL

    DLSK

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This was our 1st time eating dinner here. Food was very good! Our server was also very good. We recommend Two Cranes Bistro & Brew and will be back.

  5. GG

    GlennaG

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVED Two Cranes and will make it a regular place for us. The food was awesome, the drinks were incredibly delicious and we loved the ambiance! We'll be back soon - thanks so much, too, to Ivory. She was an excellent waitress. Great experience.

  6. AW

    AgnesW

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although restaurant was super busy, manager and staff worked very hard and demonstrated a positive attitude and great sense of humor. We enjoyed our selves immensely and look forward to returning.

  7. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved our sweet waitress, the food was delish. I’m bringing another friend back on Tuesday! See you then!!

  8. JB

    JByrd

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    First time at this place for us. We actually didn’t end up eating here because after we were seated we waited 17 minutes and no one had yet come around to offer us a drink of water or even let us know that it was going be a minute. We got up and walked out. We won’t be back.

  9. B

    Burger

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food. Excellent service.

  10. GG

    GlennaG

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything: drinks, food, atmosphere.

  11. SV

    SandraV

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was awesome. Food & Service Great! Really Good food for reasonable price.

  12. AM

    AMJgggbbbjnn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The server and bartender were excellent and checked in with us several times throughout the meal. I had made a NYE reservation several weeks before and they had to call because they weren’t staying open that late but still honored all of them, they were full with reservations only when we got there. Food was really tasty and the server was very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely go back.

  13. LN

    LisaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wasnt sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. I will definitely go here again! Food was amazing and wait staff was friendly.

  14. JP

    JudeP

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious and quantity was enough. The staff was working very hard to keep the customers happy.

  15. F

    Foodie

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday as the The Range was swamped. What a great choice, the green chile has a great bite. Friendly waitstaff. Not sure why I hadn't been there before.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Quite frankly - they were unaware of our reservation and offered us a crappy table in the back. We left and went somewhere else. I doubt we will ever try to go there again.

  17. W

    Wahay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    No alcohol service so would have not booked if known

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service and food were both very good, especially when restaurants are all understaffed. We would definitely go back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It was quite good bar food, I was hoping for something better

  20. DL

    DonavanL

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere.

  21. A

    Abqmom

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food is always delicious, the servers always have a smile on their face and the energy is high. The patio is beautiful!

  22. S

    Sally

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Two Cranes is a lovely, affordable place for a nice dinner. The staff can hustle!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    We were visiting the area and gave it a try. Staff was friendly and responsive

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Shrimp scampi was delicious. I would gladly order it AGAIN

  25. SO

    SenileOldGeezer

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We drove 10 miles to the restaurant to be told that due to a party they weren’t taking reservations. All previous trips were wonderful but we won’ return.

  26. T

    Tarbs

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    The airline chicken was fatty bits is a spicy gravy. Not as tasty as most airline food. The Caesar salad was quite light on the dressing. One of the wait staff did not wear a mask, but the rest of the staff did. Our server was very prompt in waiting on us and getting our orders, then did not return to our end of the room to follow-up after that. To get a second glass of wine required going to him to get it. I had to flag down another staff member to get a glass for my wife's ginger beer which was delivered in a bottle. The place had at least 5 servers and was not over crowded. We won't return.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Late summer dinner, outside dining with reservation. Sun was brutal, little too no shade for us. Food was good, beer hit the spot.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere along with excellent food and service.

  29. u

    upintheair

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice patio and exceptional service.

  30. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The patio was great - very comfortable. The food was good - I think everyone liked what the ordered. The drinks were good too. Our server was very nice. Only issue is that our group of 6 was sitting on the patio chatting after paying the bill (approx $200) and at about 8:50 (close at 9) a woman who works at the restaurant said very very loudly from inside the restaurant "I AM ABOUT TO KICK EVERYONE OUT OF HERE". Was that directed at us? Could you maybe have been a tad more professional? Is that literally the only way you have to communicate that you are closing? That was disappointing and a complete turn off. We are happy to leave at closing time - just let us know when closing time is. Blasting the music inside the restaurant and yelling passive aggressive statements in the customers direction is not really the way to go. We live in the area - about a 5 minute walk. We are more than happy to continue to go to Sawmill Market where they politely go table to table to remind patrons when closing time is.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a quick bite. Good drink list. Go enjoy it!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Brussel sprouts undercooked, paella delish, papas bravado - 👍

  33. L

    Lydia

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This will be our new go to... I had the Spicy Senorita Margarita, I asked for the second one with a little less “Spicy” they were both good. We shared the Mac and Cheese, it was also spicy but excellent flavor. I had the Green Chile Cheese burger and my husband had the Ole Boy Blue burger, we had regular and sweet potato fries. I we didn’t have one complaint!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Way too noisy! My ears were ringing after just a few moments inside. Couldn't hear yourself think let alone converse with your own party.

  35. HR

    HoytR

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    First visit. Had the green chile pasta and a Cuban sandwich. The beer, the Scotia and the Summer, were good. Service was quick, attentive, and vitreous. Inside seating is rather small but there is a decent sized patio. Tonight, there was a large crowd at the far end of the inside seating and the noise level was darn high. In fact another table of older folks decided to leave because of the noise. I suspect that not every night would be as noisy. Our visit was a nice night out. Hit them up if you want to try a new (to us) little casual bar.

  36. GS

    GalvestonSpecialniteout

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lunch was good. Not a lot of people. Great service and lots of brews

  37. CC

    CCABQ

    New Mexico

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time at 2 Cranes, won't be the last. Had a great meal and the spicest margarita I've ever had, super good if you like spicy ! Great appetizers, Great service, nice patio.

  38. RM

    ReginaM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Over all Two Cranes is above average in food, beverage and service. However the noise level is uncomfortable.

  39. AP

    AlexP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Food was great and reasonably priced. Drinks were good, but not $12 a drink good. Coming from a large city I expect drinks at this cost at more high end establishments. Staff were polite, but service was very slow. There were maybe 16 tables inside and out with 5-6 staff. You would think with that ratio your way Eder would’ve taken quickly or your drinks would come quickly, but alas they did not. Overall this restaurant is trying to find itself. High end prices for drinks, American comfort food, scantily clad wait staff...Next time I want a burger and fries I’m probably not headed here.

  40. n

    nikig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Nice patio area. Moderately priced. Good experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Two Cranes Bistro + Brew using the Order Online button. Two Cranes Bistro + Brew also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 295-3970.

Two Cranes Bistro + Brew is rated 4.2 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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