About Rancher's Club of New Mexico

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.

1901 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Menaul

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(505) 889-8071

Website:
http://www.theranchersclubofnm.com/

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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rancher's Club of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

ambience

4.5

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (30)
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Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (22)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Live Music (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our food was delicious and the staff accommodated my gluten-free requirements (Celiac Disease). However, the service was extremely slow - and it was not busy. We waited quite awhile for the initial waitress who finally introduced herself, brought water and told us the specials. However, she didn't take a drink order and never returned. After at least 15 uncomfortable minutes of trying to be nonchalant given the hostess seated us facing out at the entire dining room, another waitress came and said she was now waiting on us. She took our drink and dinner order but it was forever until she brought our cocktails. Dinner arrived in a timely fashion and was delicious. Then the waiting began again as we sat at least another 20 minutes with empty dinner plates in front of us. When she finally returned to ask about coffee and dessert, we determined we had had enough, paid our check and left - never to return again. As far as we could tell, the five waitstaff had at the most three tables each to wait on. We wondered if they were also prepping food in the kitchen as they each seemed to disappear for long stretches of time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Well, we go very frequently. The ambiance was as always and the waiter was great. The hostess warmed up after seeming a bit aloof. The salads were great. The problem was MY lamb: it was tough and gristly. Sauce was fine. Unusual. Usually very reliable.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Average. Food was served at room temp - even the steak. Had a heads up when the amuse bouche of bison tenderloin with grilled artichoke heart was dry and tough. Waitress was not professionally trained and uttered the f word when her cart bumped into the table next to us. Will not be going back or recommending.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent wine dinner. Pairings very good. Wines great esp the Grieve and St Emillion. The chef did an excellent job. The distributor representative very knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Atmospheric Western-themed room certainly adds to the experience. The food was good but not great. However, our server, Evan, was very good -- genial, attentive, professional -- exactly what you would hope for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent. Always enjoyable. We are loving the Oasis 1/2 price specials. We are taking advantage. Has become our "go to " restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a class act, great food and service. The atmosphere is awesome and relaxing.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ranchers Club has a quiet and welcoming decor that allow conversation without yelling. The Prime Rib was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

All around excellent. I totally loved this place and want to go back to Alburquerque ASAP just to dine here. It is a gem of a restaurant with the atmosphere, service and food all being unbelievably top notch. It is truly wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 26, 2017

As usual the food was great our server was very good the only thing we were not greeted stood there for about 10 minutes before someone came and seated us, other than that the evening was great. We will bring more people here again.
Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 24, 2017

MY wife and I often celebrate special occasions at this very high level dining venue. we had an excellent meal and the service was very professional.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Awesome customer service. Server was great. Went there for the wild game and was not disappointed!!! Bison and antelope are a rare find at a restaurant... you have a lot of options here! Every single dish I tried was very well prepared. Definitely try!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Every thing was great except after the main course we waited 25 minutes for our server to return. I felt that was a little excessive

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

In a hotel so Kind of not what we expected for a nice restaurant in our area -but it was very nice...our server was great and food was very good

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food and good service. Glad I picked this for wife's birthday

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

See Review at Travel Advisor...........................................

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Walking into the hotel was a nice updated experience. Walking into the Rancher’s lounge was very pleasing to the eye because of the leather club chairs and wood paneling. Beautiful decor and rustic. It makes you want to sit and enjoy a nice and neat whiskey and a beautiful woman.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fabulous service, steaks, fresh roasted veggies, huge wine list & great coffee. Quiet too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

An iconic New Mexico destination. Since the 1970s, the premier Albuquerque steakhouse and a gathering place for business persons, locals and good friends on special occasions. Truly a place of many happy memories and exceptional meals.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Floyd was our waiter and he was delightful. The food was delicious as always. We dine here once a year for special occasions and we try to bring someone with us that has never been there before. I have to say she enjoyed it as well. Keep up the goid work and see you soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a most enjoyable evening starting with Lindy Gold's nostalgic and romantic music, followed by Evan's most attentive, responsive service, and the wonderfully prepared food.

Thanks for a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This use to be a good place to eat in Albuquerque but its gone down hill the pass couple, i will never go back again. Place sucks

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Steak and lobster special was great. Lamb was excellent as well. The service was very nice, from the hostess to the waiter. Definitely go back when I'm in Albuquerque again.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good appetizers and steaks. Good service and desserts. White tablecloth type restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This place has gone downhill. Food was nowhere near what it used to be. Menu has been downsized. Sad.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was horrendous, the waiter was totally off the entire night. He was slow, inattentive and even missed our salads. When reminded he even asked if we wanted them with the entrée. Just plain bad.
That said, the manager was stellar. She went to great lengths to ensure we would return - and we will. Hence the 4 stars. We've been going here for ages and I guess anyone can have a bad night.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Ah, for the days of yore! High class restaurants in Albuquerque are no more. Pretty ordinary food, nothing special. Out of champagne splits, but for our anniversary they opened a large bottle of WARM proseco...oh yum. No special flourishes like before, cleaning crumbs from the table, serving entrees with a cloche...no wonder they weren't busy, just basic. I mentioned several times that I'm gluten free, but the complimentary dessert we got was bread pudding! Thanks

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great service, great ambiance on a cool, rainy night, and the food...absolutely delicious. If you like steak, it's cooked perfectly and cuts like butter. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The only problem with the meal was that the restaurant was freezing, making it hard to fully relax and fully enjoy the food. The meal was excellent, the presentation was beautiful, and we greatly enjoyed our waiter, who was natural, attentive without being intrusive, and very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great place, we ate hear a few years ago when visiting for Balloon Fiesta. Will come back again next time we're in town.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had to wait a few minutes for the hostess to seat us, but otherwise, it was wonderful, as usual. The Rancher's Club is one of our favorite places to visit to celebrate a special event, like my husband's 75th birthday.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening out at this restaurant. We had dinner in the dining room then had coffee and dessert in the large comfie bar area with the wonderful life piano music. This is a one of a kind place to that is rare to find.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Took friends for their 45th anniversary and they were treated very special by the staff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Let's start from the hostess. She canceled my open table reservation without inquiry. She was smug and though she apologized later, it was a facade.
The service was barely adequate and we had to flag down our server and remind him of our requests.
The food was expected to be high quality but fell short. The prime rib was tough. The vegetables on both plates were cold and not cooked thourouly. The baked potato was perfect but that was the only thing on the plate that was. For the price and reputation of Ranchers, I expected better.
It was a disappointment.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service and wait staff were non-attentive and the restaurant was almost empty. Waiter had no wine training. Food was a far cry from what is expected at this price point. The decor is dated.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The restaurant was a bit loud due to the table full of cackling hens next to us. But when they left a couple that had apparently been drInking earlier had come in and started on a bottle of wine and were a bit annoying. They let the guy in with shirts & a t-shirt. The steak was good although not exactly cooked to my specifications nor were any of the steaks my part he ordered. The crab macaroni & cheese was not very tasty it was actually quite fishy. I could not eat it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our dining experience was extra nice. We were seated in a private area that I've always felt was rather exclusive. That was special. The prime rib was delicious and the service was excellent. We will be back. I love the atmosphere here.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very helper,fun and observant waiter. Cost will keep me from visiting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wow absolutely incredible this is my favorite place in Albuquerque and this time was did not disappoint once again!!! However I asked a question to my server and I felt attacked because supposedly my question was invalid by the server to which she will she shall remain nameless but other Than that I will always return for the amazing atmosphere food and service thank you for what you people do

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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