Rancher's Club of New Mexico

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1577 Reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 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.

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Tristan
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GinVg
1 review
Dined on March 6, 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I was disappointed bc decor was super outdated and food taste and presentation was subpar for the high price.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.

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vipSanMateoGal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

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

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CharlesI
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TeriF
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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!

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vipRobinson
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with friendly service

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RubenM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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.

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BuddyB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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ArnoldA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! I recommend this place to all.

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nem10
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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GeneA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bison filet is excellent and service is outstanding

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff the food was awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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vipWalt
New Mexico
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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.

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vipLizj
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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.

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CynthiaR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

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jessntere
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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.

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Dalton
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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.

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LongPlay
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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GapS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing his name was Evan great service, very kind, highly recommended We came to celebrate my birthday and Evan went out of his way to make this an extra special dinner highly recommend The Ranchers Club.Ask for Evan

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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The restaurant needs to be upgraded looks very old and dirty inside. The waiter we had was OK brought out the wrong food from what we ordered told us to keep but never brought out the correct food and we were still charged. The waiter also took the plate that still had food on it while we were still eating. I could see if the plate was empty. The price of the food was somewhat pricey for the value. Would not go back or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was good, service was excellent but the place certainly needs a good cleaning and updated decor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Floyd’s service was exceptional. The decor is fab.

Dessert of creme brûlée with a Gran Marnier was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both had the Rib-eye. Melt in your mouth delicious!

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vipWalt
New Mexico
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Rancher’s for New Year’s Eve dinner for about 20 years and have never been disappointed. The monkfish special was very good as was my ribeye. We didn’t order the special New Years menu, but it was a 5 course dinner that looked good but I was really in the mood for a ribeye.

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KyleandKelliOrr
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacy and her team at Rancher's Club are the Best of New Mexico!

We always have the Best Experience when we dine at Ranchers.

The Service and Management are Exceptional!

The appetizers and food are outstanding!

New Year's Eve was a very busy holiday for the Rancher's Club Team, and they were all on there "A" Game. Not once did we feel like we weren't being taken care of. The food was superb with the heavy load on the kitchen.

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NatalieP
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A variety of delicious foods! Extensive wine list had just what we wanted. Service was excellent. We will definitely return..

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callmehungry
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was excellent except hash browns were really dry. Ambiance hasn't changed in years (interior not updated). Price was typical for this kind of restaurant but there are better ones in Albuquerque with better pricing and food is as good if not better. In my opinion.

JD
JanD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food and service were excellent. Always enjoy our time there.

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davidc
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, especially the game dishes. Service was excellent. Quiet dining area with a large fireplace. Ambience was turn of the century upscale western. Great place to celebrate special occasions.

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JimT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Two years ago we had a very pleasant and positive dining experience so I decided to take my wife to this restaurant to celebrate our 57th wedding anniversary. The food was average or below, not what we were expecting. The service was ok but not like we were expecting compared to our previous experience. For a Friday night the room was less than half filled. The experience made us feel that maybe a change in management or ownership had taken place, and not for the best. For spending over $175.00 for two people it was not worth it and we will not be going back or recommending it.

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vipRichardH
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and setting were excellent. The pianist/guitarist in the adjacent bar. area was also outstanding.

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Rancher's Club of New Mexico is rated 4.4 stars by 1577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.