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Rancher's Club of New Mexico

4.4
4.4
1391 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Ranchers Club is an experience in dining that no visitor to the Land of Enchantment should miss. The only authentic grill in New Mexico that prepares the food on a Gridiron over a variety of aromatic wood embers such as Mesquite, Hickory, Sassafras and Apple. This grilling method imparts a unique and unusual flavor to the ample portions of meat, seafood, poultry and game. The Ranchers Club specializes in corn-fed, dry-aged USDA Prime beef. The impeccable captain service is recognized for the attention given to every detail. An award winning wine list enhances the superb dining experience. The Ranchers Club offers all the ambiance of western elegance that New Mexico has to offer.


Rancher's Club has been a DiRoNA award member since 1994, recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for nine consecutive years, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2001, and known as Albuquerque’s Best of the Best.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 889-8071

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Romero

  • Private party facilities

    Private room that can accommodate up to 20 guests

  • Private party contact

    Jacy Goad: (505) 889-8071

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Cross street

    Menaul & University

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Entertainment

    On Wednesday - Thursdays there is live piano, Lindy Gold and on Fridays - Saturdays there is a live jazz piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. T

    Tonie

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed and we were never informed. We drove a while to get there so it ruined a special occasion.
  2. c

    carlf

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Came early to have a cocktail. No waiters. Shown to our table. No bus boy. A waiter that had many tables. Courses were served slow,or wrong. The bill had overcharges on it. The food whenever we got was excellent . It has been 10 years since I at at the Ranchers. It will be another 10 years . It is sad. This was a quality resturant.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Valentines dinner, our first time here. I had the sea bass special with sautéed spinach and Hawaiian sweet potatoes- it was fabulous and a very generous portion. Sea bass was cooked perfectly. My husband had the filet. It was good but not the best we’ve had. Service was very good! Started out with martinis and paired our dinners with great wine. Nice ambiance.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Valentines dinner ladt night. It was our first time there and it didn’t disappoint
  5. MB

    MicheleB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Horrible, I felt ripped off. Also we weren't sat until an hour after reservation. Scallops was a scallop sliced thin with radish. Just not at all with the price. Longhorn is better
  6. L

    Lapz

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My family has gone to Ranchers Club as long as I can remember. When I grew up, it quickly became my husband’s and my favorite place to celebrate special events. The service was impeccable, the food was some of the best in town, and it was an experience like none other in Albuquerque. Now Ranchers Club has terrible service, poor quality food, and is an overwhelmingly disappointing experience. We checked in for our reservation ten minutes early and our table was not ready. No problem. We waited at the bar for half an hour only to realize the hostess forgot about us. The bar’s Old Fashion which used to be the best in town, now is more like a shirley temple with a shot of bourbon. The two young and inexperienced waiters never wrote down orders and failed to get a single item correct. The food quality was that of Golden Corral. I can only blame management for allowing this wonderful establishment to plummet to such a disappointing level. We are saddened by the sudden decline in quality all around, and will never return.
  7. ET

    EddT

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was outstanding. However, partly due to staffing shortages, the service was very subpar. The service could have been a bit better if our server knew how to multitask. They stated 4-5 times as they walked by that they would be right back with the wine menu. They did recognize, at least twice, that the service was lacking and they ended up discounting our meal proactively due to this. Overall, I would still go back though!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Ranchers is my wife’s favorite restaurant so we were really glad they were open for the Valentines weekend. We ate there on multiple occasions before the pandemic and love it there. Sad to say, this visit was so horrible it will take a lot of convincing to bring us back to their restaurant. The menu was limited, compared to what they offer before. The $50 steak, which used to come with different sauces, and our favorite, was dismal. It was also overcooked. We didn’t dare complain about it since we were already hungry and didn’t want to wait much longer. Service was bad too. After we got our entrees, the wait staff didn’t check on us until after we were done eating, our water glasses empty for a long time. Can’t really blame the wait staff because obviously they were understaffed. He did apologized. But paying $$$, you would expect more. We still tipped him nicely. It changed for the worse. The only thing that was consistent, was their pricing. We were there for the nostalgia and of course, for the food. All gone. ☹️
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Over priced food, small portioned plates left us hungry, terrible service (couldn’t even get a water refill). Dirty drink-ware.
  10. JM

    JulianaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks were cooked to perfection. The salad was unbelievably pretty and delicious. Service was great. We were not rushed. Most pleasant meal in years. Okay
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bro - my family of five had reservations at a restaurant Rancher club but its closes down and on To ankeshicing be glnintacted. If you want to contact this olace to Ruth reservations best if kick We received an ooen door reservation, zconfirmsntiin snd confirmation email befor exxallinb h ti thhr tryp
  12. MG

    MargueriteG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The Rancher's is an elegant restaurant with excellent food. I had not been here in several years but found it to have the same outstanding food and service I had enjoyed several years ago.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner in celebration of my daughters birthday. Joshua was wonderful. He was patient and answer all of our questions. The food was delicious especially the new sweet potato ice cream.
  14. T

    Tristan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been to every steakhouse in Abq, this was by far the best steak I've had, super impressed.
  15. GV

    GinVg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    I was disappointed bc decor was super outdated and food taste and presentation was subpar for the high price. Not “upscale” as expected for our anniversary dinner. Waiter was very friendly though. No complaints on service.
  16. SM

    SanMateoGal

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Terrible food off an interesting menu. Truly great brave service in an eclectic space with horrid food.
  17. CI

    CharlesI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best in New Mexico. I would recommend to anyone
  18. TF

    TeriF

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Rancher's Club of New Mexico and we absolutely loved it!! This steakhouse has a Texas theme to it and serves up a delicious 18-ounce ribeye that's made for sharing. Try adding the sauteed shrimp -- yummy!
  19. R

    Robinson

    New Mexico

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner with friendly service
  20. RM

    RubenM

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    My wife and I are long-time Rancher's Club (RC) patrons. To us, RC was a special place. RC was where we opted to go on special "dress-up" occasions and to entertain and impress our guests. However, we have observed a marked decline in the service, the ambiance, and the skillfulness of food preparation over the last several years. On our most recent visit, the music was discordant jazz which was played too loudly, and not conducive to a relaxed dinner. RC used to have a very gracious maitre d' who greeted diners, provided information on menu items, made wine recommendations, and coordinated the wait staff. Now a waitress arrives and says, "Hi, I'm ____, and I'll be your server this evening." Just like any other restaurant in town. Nothing special about that. I remember when a coat and tie was required to enter RC. The RC website indicates that there is a business casual dress code. Now, it appears anything goes. On our recent visit, people were admitted with t-shirts, jeans, and tennis shoes. We have been to RC when shorts, sandals, and spaghetti tops were permitted in the dining area. Food preparation was mediocre at best on our recent visit. There are much less expensive restaurants in Albuquerque that provide better service and better food preparation. We have many fond memories of RC over the years, but my wife and I agree that RC no longer meets our expectations. We will miss RC.
  21. BB

    BuddyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Overall we were disappointed with our experience. Forums, at least this is an occasion restaurant and it did not measure up. Our entree’s and Salads were wonderful. Our server was really lacking in personality as well as attentiveness. Overall not the caliber of service most would anticipate for a restaurant like this. It’s doubtful we will return.
  22. AA

    ArnoldA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! I recommend this place to all.
  23. n

    nem10

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! The food was great, the service was incredible. Our server was very attentive and helpful with our meal selections. My steak was a perfect rare+. Management was exceptional as well. Would recommend for anyone visiting Albuquerque.
  24. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Would highly recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Out waiter iris was strange. Friendly but there were a few awkward moments where she should have had a follow up question but stood there on silence. Their drink menu was still Christmas themed which was weird.
  26. GA

    GeneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bison filet is excellent and service is outstanding
  27. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the atmosphere of this place. I do wish that they had seated us at a quieter spot though. That being said it wasn't super loud, but it wasn't necessarily quiet either. Not until it died down at least, at which point the noise volume was perfect. The food was phenomenal, and the waiter had a bit of an edge to him, which made for a good conversation piece. Nothing against him, he did an amazing job of making sure me and my girlfriend were taken care of.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff the food was awesome
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I love this restaurant, the service is great, the food is amazing & the atmosphere is a step back in time, and it keeps us going back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Expected a fine dining experience but table location was terrible especially when I had set reservations almost 2 months ahead. I have no intention of going back to this restaurant. This was our 33 anniversary and probably worst experience, I could have gotten a better experience at any other restaurant. The hostess acted like she didn’t care, as not her problem the experience at the Ranchers Club was not as expected. Not sure they should be part of open table. The meal and service were average, nothing special.
  31. W

    Walt

    New Mexico

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was another wine dinner. It was a smaller group this time, but the people that were there were fantastic and we had one of the most enjoyable evenings so far. As usual the parings were great and the portions adequate. They used all New Mexico wines and chef made dishes that complimented each. How can any meal not be fabulous that starts with popcorn ice cream!
  32. m

    mmaverick

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was phenomenal. I was expecting the food to be good, but not nearly as amazing as it was. It was perfect. Everything was fantastic.
  33. L

    Lizj

    Amarillo

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite "goto" restaurants for special occasions. The staff members are always amazing to us.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    No service in lounge area. Bar tender said it wasn’t, his job to service.
  35. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A bit disappointed since we were hoping for the same oysters Rockefeller that we used to order a few years back and discovered that they were not the same. We were also hoping for the bananas foster dessert, and they no longer offer that. Later we heard they had a new chef so that’s why the bananas foster is no longer available and the oysters were not the same. The service was great though.
  36. CR

    CynthiaR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and ambience. The amuse bouche was a nice surprise, a bite sized beef Wellington. The rib eye steak was outstanding. The only downside was that the baked potato was lukewarm but our waiter brought hot ones right away.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff!
  38. j

    jessntere

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, wonderful experience! We went in celebration of a friends promotion and knew Ranchers would hit the spot. Thank you Iris for your attentiveness. We will return for our next celebration.
  39. D

    Dalton

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Ranchers club has changed radically in the recent years. The environment is still wonderful. The Table captains and professional servers are gone. No more presentation of food by table captain. Server was not attentive, i.e. didn't check back as one would expect at Ranchers Club of old. No longer a special place to take business guests due to servers. Will try Ruth's Chris next time.
  40. LP

    LongPlay

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu with good food and service. Prices are not cheap, but consistent with the service, food, and ambiance.

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
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Rancher's Club of New Mexico is rated 4.4 stars by 1391 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 1 time today
Google Map for Rancher's Club of New Mexico

1901 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Menaul & University

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Romero

  • Entertainment

    On Wednesday - Thursdays there is live piano, Lindy Gold and on Fridays - Saturdays there is a live jazz piano.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 889-8071

  • Private party facilities

    Private room that can accommodate up to 20 guests

  • Private party contact

    Jacy Goad: (505) 889-8071

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