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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Albuquerque

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Vernon's Speakeasy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5114)
$50 and over
Steak
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Vernon's Speakeasy is the only speakeasy restaurant in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood and American cuisine in a superb dining atmosphere. The culmination of live music, great food and top notch service, as well as the need for "the Password", create an atmosphere and dining experience that surely proves to be one of a kind.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Come here as often as I can. Always great food and atmosphere.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Albuquerque restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2182)
$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.
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DeborahS
Dined 4 days ago
I want to compliment our server, Joan, for making the dining experience very good.
A photo of Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1113)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant

Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Bailey our server is very customer oriented! She is very knowledgeable.
A photo of Prairie Star Restaurant & Winebar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2191)
$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
SharonCvip
Dined 1 day ago
Jay was great and attentive. Other staff great as well.
A photo of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1790)
$31 to $50
American
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Upscale Patio Bar and Restaurant Overlooking Old Town Albuquerque

Seasons Grill in the heart of the Sawmill District in Old Town is a local favorite and a visitor's destination! The concept is driven by one core idea: take the best fresh and seasonal ingredients and prepare them in a casually elegant environment. The open kitchen's wood-burning rotisserie & grill creates an opportunity for signature dishes such as Kobe Ribeye Filet, Grilled Jumbo Sea Scallops and a daily fresh fish to be more than a meal, but an experience.

We have a great Happy Hour Wednesday thru Friday on the Rooftop, including food and drink specials. Dine on the second story balcony or inside with open breezes!

Seasons has an extensive award-winning wine list, a full bar and several private dining options for up to 100 people. For more information please visit us at seasonsabq.com or call 505-766-5100

Top review
ShyGirl
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food. We ordered vegetarian options. The ricotta ravioli and vegetable lasagna were excellent. Good wine options. Too full for dessert although we ordered it. The server was polite and efficient. Provided input when asked.
A photo of Savoy Bar and Grill Albuquerque restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1322)
$30 and under
Californian
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Classic and contemporary California Wine Country in the Northeast Heights: Welcome to Savoy, a sun-filled, unpretentious but sophisticated, wine-friendly restaurant!

Natural light from a wall of South facing windows reflects off buttery walls, warming the wood and stone of the main dining room. Our open kitchen piques your appetite with its scents & sounds and the energy of our chefs. A comforting atmosphere greets you in the Lounge before you’re drawn into the lush, vine-covered atrium to the West. From there, step onto the shaded patio and relax by the firepits as you take in a view of the Sandia Mountains. In the warmer months, enjoy our live music series, as well! **Please note, the music series is temporarily postponed due to pandemic restrictions

The private Napa and Tasting rooms are equally inviting and suitable for hosting parties of up to 45. Click here for more information on booking a party at Savoy!

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ShelbyB
Dined 1 day ago
The prime rib here is the BEST in ABQ. Cooked exactly s ordered & delicious. If you want a good prime rib, this is the ONLY place to have it in ABQ.
A photo of Restaurant Forty Nine Forty restaurant
4.6
4.6 (222)
$50 and over
American
Los Ranchos
About the restaurant
Discover Restaurant Forty Nine Forty, a sophisticated dining experience nestled in the heart of Corrales, New Mexico, where guests are treated to elevated American cuisine. Executive Chef Javier Montano presents a delectable array of unique dishes, showcasing his extensive culinary expertise and professional finesse.

Whether you prefer the intimate ambiance of the dining room, the beautiful patio, or the charm of the marketplace, Restaurant Forty Nine Forty offers the ideal setting for any occasion."

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BookgirlABQvip
Dined 7 days ago
Some of the best seafood ever—fresh & perfectly prepared. Innovative pork dish w/unusual but exquisite blend. Nice wines by the glass & cocktails. Excellent limoncello tiramisu. 5 stars.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Albuquerque restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2327)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Albuquerque
About the restaurant
Enjoy 4 courses of fondue either as a 4-course meal or a la carte. Menu offerings include cheese fondue, dinner salad, entree and chocolate fondue for dessert. Also featured is a full-bar.

There are prix-fixe menus with credit card guarantees for 2/11 thru 2/15/22 for Valentines Week. Please visit our website events page for detials and to reserve.

You can also get your Cheese and Chocolate Fix with our To-Go Program offered Thursdays thru Sundays, View menu and place order at meltingpot.com/albuquerque. Curbside Pick-Up or Take-Out: Thursday thru Sunday. Not available 2/12 thru 2/15/22.

View menus and how to reserve on our webpage at: https://www.meltingpot.com/albuquerque-nm/

Seating
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m. thru 8:30 pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Our server Amarise was awesome. The general manager was great to help us do a redo to celebrate our anniversary. From start to end, we enjoyed the service and especially the food.
A photo of Trombino's Bistro Italiano restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1344)
$31 to $50
Italian
Academy West
About the restaurant
SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 34 YEARS! Welcome to Trombino's Bistro Italiano, since 1979 a long standing favorite among Albuquerqueans, business travelers and tourists alike. Our restaurant is an ideal location for your lunch, dinner, or important client meetings. A comfortable Trattoria that has that inviting feeling of an old Italian neighborhood! More than just a place to eat, but rather, a gathering place where you, your friends, family and business associates can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. Trombino's serves signature dishes of authentic Italian-American cuisine. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts, including these delectable choices... Gorgonzola Crusted New York Strip Steak, Veal Piccata, Veal Marsala, Chicken Caprini, Shrimp fra Diavolo, Fruitti di Mare & House-made Tiramisu Cake. The bar offers a first class wine list, and Decadent Martinis.
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RhondaS
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
A wonderful restaurant! Nice ambiance, good food, attentive staff. Perfect for couples or groups
A photo of Scalo restaurant
4.3
4.3 (960)
$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 5 days ago
Everything was good, except there were a lot of flies in the restaurant which made it difficult to enjoy the mail meal.
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