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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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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Rancher's Club of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Quiet Conversation (26)
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Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (26)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (13)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Live Music (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful steaks, sides, sauces and wines. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

Ranchers Club never disappoints, our server Evan was outstanding! Food was delicious as well

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

You can tell it’s run down and used to be the happening place at one time. Food was good and the service was fine. Some other guy next to us was throwing a fit so that was annoying, but not the restaurant’s fault.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful dining experience with exceptional service!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The finest remaining fine-dining restaurant in Albuquerque. Excellent food; thoughtful personalized service in a premier ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went on a weeknight right after the new year holiday so there were not very many people in the restaurant-- one other table was occupied. The food was really good though my bone in ribeye was a bit tough. Overall it was a good meal and I would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall the steaks were average, not bad but not great either given the price they charge for them. For the same price ($35-$45) I have had much better steaks in Santa Fe with much better service and ambiance. This restaurant is fine, just not worth the prices they charge.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The hostess was not friendly at all which set the tone for the rest of the evening. No smile, no greeting, just a horrible hostess for a supposedly high end restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been going there since they opened and never been more disappointed with the service, food and the clientele.
It seems to have gone down hill from what it was.

I will never be going there again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The inexperienced waiter was the only issue.
Highly recommend it just the same.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service and the food was outstanding. The cowboy ribeye and filet were great cuts of meat

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food! Great service and wonderful time. Makes you feel at home and that you are getting the 5 star treatment!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Server was not up to my standards and food had to be sent back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went to Ranchers Club for Christmas dinner and had a good experience. My steak was very tender (although they did cut it in half when I asked that they did not do it) but I still enjoyed the meal. My wifes fish was excellent she remarked and we were glad they had their normal menu. In the past on holidays they had a none menu offering which we did not like.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I made the reservation for Thanksgiving, you messed it up and set it up for 12/25, which I don’t celebrate. We were left out in the cold for Thanksgiving. Thanks a lot.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

we were very pleased with the outstanding service by the hostess that evening and specially the delicious food and awesome wines available...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary at the Rancher's Club and the restaurant was nicely decorated for the Christmas Holiday. The fire in the fireplace was warming and our waiter was very attentive which I might have expected since we were there at 5:30 and no other customers arrived until 6:20. We had had a drink in the bar before coming in and did not order another. the appetizer of shrimp and sauce was lovely for two. We each ordered the filet mignon which didn't had as much flavor as others I've had and was a little tough to cut. The medium cooking was perfect. My husband's patties au gratin was very, very good as was my baked potato with everything. The asparagus was tough and I ate only the tips and the green beans and bell pepper my husband had was nothing special.
Our server was outstanding and very deserving of his tip. Our anniversary was still special because it was ours, but we agreed to try a different restaurant next year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were a party of 7, a small company Christmas party, we spent 3 hours at Ranchers and enjoyed appetizers, dinner, dessert, and drinks, in a semi-private area, and never felt rushed. This is our third year at Ranchers, we'll be back next year.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Their High Prices = too much Food so even for a BIG EATER as Me, a Go Box is needed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

One of the best filet mignon I've ever had. Sauteed vegs were not fully cooked and took away from an otherwise excellent meal. Our service was slow because they had several large groups that were being served at the same time - just bad timing on our part. Birthday cake was excellent, as was the coffee. We will be back - every restaurant has an off night sometime.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We attended the Ranchers Club restaurant and my wife especially liked the wild caught salmon and I enjoyed the prime rib, medium rare.
We also enjoyed the waiter and the special attention he paid to us.
Great meal, and wonderful service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was excellent. The oysters Rockefeller were very tasty. My filet mignonette was cooked a perfect medium rare and was fork tender. Our waiter was excellent very attentive but not intrusive. If you like a good steak perfectly prepared you can’t go wrong.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding, as always. Never a disappointment and always a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a lovely relaxed dinner in a great atmosphere. The food could not have been better!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best steak in Albuquerque. Great prices. Service was a little slow but that could have been the kitchen but it was worth the wait. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and great food. Love the bison.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely love the Ranch pictures in the bar area. My dad Bill (Yaqui) Tatom, is in several (most) of these pictures.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We hadn't been to this restaurant in years. Enjoyed the service and the food very much will definitely return

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went on Thanksgiving and the service was not good.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. Two of us ordered turkey. It was OK, nothing special for such a nice restaurant. Meal was not worth the price. The other two in our party had steak and really enjoyed it. Learned to order steak at a steakhouse.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Since we didn't host our usual Thanksgiving dinner we decided a to Thanksgiving Buffet and we chose Rancher's since we have eaten at the Ranchers restaurant and ALWAYS been very impressed and satisfied with the quality of the food, the ambiance and the service.

To our disappointment, food was sub par, the turkey tasted like it had been cooked weeks before, frozen, then thawed and warmed up, the stuffing was horrible, mushy and tasteless and the veggies were average. We will NOT recommend this buffet to anyone.
In retrospect, we regret we did not eat in the main restaurant. What a way to taint the Rancher's Club!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The bacon wrapped bison tenderloin was excellent. Seating quite comfortable. Nice wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was somewhat skeptical and a bit hesitant in making the reservation after reading the most recent reviews; however, the experience was wonderful. The food was prepared to our tastes - had a guest from Portland OR where the restaurants receive excellent ratings and he stated the bison was par excellence. The service was excellent - very attentive and non intrusive! We do have plans on returning.

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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.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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