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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.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Wednesday - Thursdays there is live piano, Lindy Gold and on Fridays - Saturdays there is a live jazz piano.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rancher's Club of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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