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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Albuquerque

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Albuquerque? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Blades' Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1777)
$30 and under
International
Placitas
About the restaurant
Chef-owned, Blades' Bistro features innovative international cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, country setting. Specialties include Grilled Salmon, Chicken Française and Roasted Beets topped with Goat Cheese, Fried Calamari and world class French Onion Soup along with salad courses, daily specials, seasonal entrees, and homemade desserts. The owners are committed to use fresh ingredients and support their Local Farmers whenever possible. Look for exciting Wine Dinners pared with wines from regions from all over the world. Blades' Bistro is a classy blend of classic, whimsical; it is an oasis of sophistication thriving in Placitas. Everything about Blades' Bistro is nicer than you expect, in the best possible way. The dining room is refined and the exhibition kitchen classy. By Andrea Lin For the ABQ Journal
Top review
deanA
Dined 3 days ago
I had the lobster tails, my wife had the coconut shrimp they were perfectly done, the only "complaint" was with the salad, seemed different from others we've had, not as tasty and short on the dressing but otherwise a great dinning experience.
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4.8
4.8 (2169)
$31 to $50
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
CasualFoodie
Dined 6 days ago
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Seasons 52 surprised us with a personalized signed card, and a "Happy Anniversary" plaque on our table. The food was delicious as usual and we really enjoyed our evening.
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4.7
4.7 (2426)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Indigo Crow is located in the Village of Corrales. Owners Don and Regina Raber, along with their staff, have created an amazing place for friends and family to gather and enjoy great food and wine.
At the Crow, we love food. It is our passion to pair great food with exceptional wine for a memorable dining experience. Join us and enjoy this inspired menu with local produce, southwest touches, as well as international flavors.
Enjoy patio dining under our elm trees or cozy up to one of our two fireplaces in the cooler months.
Please call Indigo Crow for Happy Hour reservations from 3-5pm.
If you are unable to make a reservation during business hours online, we may have limited seating. Please call to make your reservation.
505-898-7000
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and location! Steaks great! Wine flight was great! Def will return! Romantic dinner location
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4.6
4.6 (2178)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Santa Ana Pueblo
About the restaurant
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar at Santa Ana Golf Club has offered an unforgettable dining experience since 1986. Housed in a renovated 100 year-old adobe ranch house, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the NM Territorial atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full viga and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains.

Our culinary team masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and Executive Chef Myles Lucero changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients, locally sourced when possible, and organic, sustainable and fair trade items preferred.

Prairie Star serves prix fixe menus on major holidays, and you can find details at prairiestarrestaurant.com. We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic place for our anniversary dinner! The food was delicious and the service was wonderful! We will definitely be back soon!
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4.4
4.4 (7042)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
El Pinto is open for outdoor covered patio dining and indoor seating.

Open daily. Monday through Thursday from 11am-9pm. Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm. Sunday 10:30am-9pm.

Nestled in the cottonwoods, El Pinto was founded with 10 tables in 1962. Twin brothers John and Jim Thomas, carry on the family tradition and have expanded El Pinto into the quintessential "Spot" for healthy and fresh New Mexican cuisine. Experience an authentic Taste of New Mexico.

The Salsa Twins are pairing tradition with innovative healthy nutrition at El Pinto. El Pinto established the first and only Animal Welfare Approved laying hen program on property. 250 hens lay pasture raised eggs for daily use. An onsite green house produces over 5,000 lbs of organically grown greens.

Freshness is throughout El Pinto. El Pinto uses chile from Hatch, NM, pasture raised pork from Kyzer Farms, and local grass fed beef.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and service. Our reservation was ready within a few minutes of our arrival.
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4.4
4.4 (954)
$31 to $50
Italian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
A contemporary interpretation on authentic European Italian flavors served with superior service and an upscale ambiance—this is Scalo. More than just a restaurant, Scalo is an experience, inviting guests on an Italian excursion of flavor, flair, and finesse. Prided on fresh ingredients and scratch-made recipes, Scalo is praised as one of Albuquerque’s best Italian eateries.
Scalo boasts elegant dining room, beautiful patio as well as a trendy bar with ample seating.
Reserve a table and prepare to indulge in a delicious, exquisite experience we like to call squisito!
i migliori saluti!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The server, Alyssa, was friendly and energetic and an absolute delight! She was knowledgeable about the menu and answered all our questions and offered great drink/wine pairings for our meal! We will definitely be back and will be asking for Alyssa to be our server again!
A photo of Level 5 - Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (361)
$31 to $50
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Level 5: On the top floor of Hotel Chaco experience a refined, chic, contemporary atmosphere at Level 5. Enjoy Albuquerque nightlife with magnificent panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains, downtown skyline and historic Old Town accompanied by creative culinary options.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Service was great by Augustine, the food from Chef Sean was amazing and it was impressive to see him going table to table greeting guests and asking about their experience. The ambiance was beautiful with the mountain and down town in the background!
A photo of Mulas restaurant
3.6
3.6 (36)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Los Ranchos
About the restaurant
A unique Corrales restaurant atmosphere with cuisine steeped in multicultural history of New Mexico. You'll experience traditional Spanish, Mexican, and Native aspects in all our dishes! Great outdoor patio!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Great ambiance and wonderful staff! Food was delicious as well!
A photo of Vinaigrette - Albuquerque restaurant
3.5
3.5 (482)
$30 and under
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Vinaigrette is a chic and green bistro that raises the "salad bar" with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. The restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. As one local publication put it "Eating well never tasted so good."
Top review
nxtdoor
Dined on May 12, 2024
Glad to have Vinny as the best option for great vegetarian food with meat options
A photo of Garduño's- Hotel Albuquerque restaurant
3.0
3 (137)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Experience Albuquerque's finest Garduño's location. Enjoy authentic regional New Mexican and Mexican cuisine at this favorite Old Town Albuquerque restaurant and bar in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas.
Top review
NatashaB
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Beautiful New Mexican decorated restaurant with enjoyable music and great food! A flight of tequila was fun to try and we really appreciated the many different flavors involved in our chicken & steak fajita meal. Salsa, red & green chili, and pico on the side was really delightful along with tasty rice and beans. Live jazz at qbar lounge in same building just added more delight. Prices were good and pleasing food and music made for a great evening!
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