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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

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Romantic (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 2 days ago

Superb Food excellent, service top notch

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

They had a special menu for Valentines Day that was excellent. We had choices for each course. We chose the caprisi salad with fresh mozzarella and basil. The starter was bacon wrapped scallops that were prepared perfectly. For the main course we chose a 32oz porterhouse that was exactly medium rare and carved into slices for presentation. The entire meal was very enjoyable and the service was up to their usual standard.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

As always everything was great. The food is always very good, but my wife would like to see the capresse salad back in the regular menu. Jay our server always gives us great service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were outstanding. Will eat there again, and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Steak was salty, the stuffed salmon was dry and inside contents were cold. Way too much money for the quality of food. The decor hasn’t changed in 40+ years. I do NOT recommend.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We have been here before since moving to Albuquerque. The second visit confirmed our first visit experience. Absolutely great, will go again. Our waiter was the epitome of first class and we tipped accordingly. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I am so sorry to have to report it was very disappointing. I wanted to love it....the music in the bar was so loud you couldn't hear or talk. The young waiter was pleasant and willing to please, but overworked so things took longer than it should have. The prime rib was a 2 on a scale of 10. Looked like an inner piece of meat, and while tender, little taste, no crust, off bone...just a huge piece of medium rare meat. Nothing special for the price. The baked potato was good and that is about all I can say. My date had the stuffed salmon and crab cake and said both were good.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Ambiance and service was good as usual but the food was not as good as it normally is.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved the atmosphere for our anniversary celebration

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We were surprising my daughter on her 30th birthday but she ended up surprising us with the news she is pregnant and her boyfriend got on one knee and proposed! Surprises all around will make this an annual place to be!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is an upscale steakhouse deep in the hotel, not easy to find. Once we arrived, early at that, the hostess was able to seat us immediately. She wasn't rude but not warm either. Our waiter was working a number of tables and once he freed up, was quite good and friendly. Overall the food was great and we were very pleased. They had Chicken and Dumpling soup as the soup of the day and I highly recommend it. Its almost a meal itself so I did send half back as I wanted to leave room for my actual meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We celebrated a birthday during our last visit to the Ranchers Club. Great service, food and wine!! The menu has plenty of choices for everyone! Portions are large and everything was excellent. The waiter was attentive but not smothering!! Thank you! Looking forward to returning for dinner!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a great experience at Rancher's Club of New Mexico. Our party ended up almost doubled the size we originally anticipated and the staff did not miss a beat. They were helpful and more than accommodating. The food was fantastic, the service was excellent and the ambiance was so inviting. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for a great evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We took our parents here, we had just eaten there the prior week and it was wonderful, it was awful this time. The veg was 1/2 warm, 1/2 cold and we found out that was because they had cooked it in the afternoon and had a problem reheating it. For as much as it costs to eat there, they could at least make the veg to order! Out of 5 meat dishes, 3 were terrible. My filet was over cooked and I had to send it back, along with the veg, my mother-in-laws filet was filled with gristle (she didn't want to embarrass us by sending it back), my father-in-law's prime rib was not 12 oz., and came out brown-grey, as if it has just come from the microwave. He also didn't send it back, because he didn't want to make us feel bad.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The diningroom and bar are in the western mode
Easy to carry a conversation as sounds are mute by carpeting. Music, from live piano inthe bar does not disrupt the evening. creatve appetisers from a duck pate to oysters Rockefellar are great. The bison tounados were correctly cooked served with assorted mushroom gravy. Very large portions.

Definitely fine dining for Albuquerque.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great choices for steaks. Elk chop, Bison filet, and Cowboy ribeye were all excellent. Ask a couple of sauces. I really liked the herb pan sauce. Wine list is pretty good, with several of my favorites in the $100 range. We were in town for a business trip and this was a great dinner to conclude the trip.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had an amazing experience at the Rancher's Club of New Mexico. We experienced one of the best servers we've had anywhere, the food was outstandingly delicious, and the Pinot Noir wine was an excellent suggestion by our server. The price for everything is what you would expect from a high-class restaurant and we plan on going back to it again. We highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for excellent service, food and ambiance!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The Ranchers' Club, despite some recent changes, remains Albuquerque's best steakhouse. We miss the special touches of the past, such as the tableside crafted Caesar salads and the dome-covered platters of food, but the oysters rockefeller and big steaks are excellent, and the martinis unsurpassed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful dining experience with exceptional service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 3, 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 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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 29, 2017

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

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 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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 (New Mexico)·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 19, 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 16, 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 14, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 12, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 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 8, 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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