Slate Street Cafe

4.3
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180 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A local urban eatery & wine loft featuring modern comfort food with a twist, an extensive wine list, and daily specials. The menu offers a blend of small plates with big flavors alongside classic entrees. We strive to use local & fresh products at every opportunity. Our upstairs wine loft offers a wonderful place to enjoy happy hour or enjoy a night out with fantastic wines and delicious food. For breakfast, lunch,dinner, or weekend brunch, good food, good wine, and good service are paramount at Slate Street Cafe.

Specials

Leave Happy - Happy Hour

Enjoy $3 Draft Beers from Local Breweries and $5 House Wines (that are delicious!)
Yummy Food Specials....and we even have Happy Hour on Saturdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 14, 2019

Ends: June 15, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

Mimosa Madness

$3 Mimosas every Friday and Saturday from 12pm-2pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 14, 2019

Ends: June 15, 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 12:00PM-2:00PM

What 180 People Are Saying
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was delicious!! Service was super friendly!

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Cold coffee, inattentive/rude server, food was mediocre.

M
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a 5:00 reservation because we had tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at 7 at the Kiva. It should have been plenty of time for dinner. We had to flag our server down to order. He apologized and said they were slammed, and everyone was going to the performance. Our food took an inordinate amount of time to come to the table. It was well after 6 before our food got there. The waiter was super nice and did a good job serving. The food came out piece meal. There were seven of us. Once we got our food, it was excellent. We totally enjoyed our meal even though we had to eat it rather quickly. The management should know what’s happening In downtown Albuquerque and staff accordingly. I would definitely go back for dinner when time isn’t a factor.

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not great!! I arrived at 7 pm and was seated. The waiter took my appetizer order about 7:08. At 7:30, I had to ask the hostess to get my waiter because he never returned to get my dinner order. At 7:45, I, once again, had to ask the hostess to find my waiter because I hadn’t received my appetizer and I also wanted another glass of water. The seared ahi tuna (my entree) came out about 7:50 but still no appetizer (baked goat cheese and marinara). I asked another server (not mine) about the appetizer. She said that she would find out about it for me. The appetizer came out AFTER I had finished my entree!! I don’t understand why everything took so long or why my waiter was so absent; the restaurant was virtually empty!! There were maybe 2 more tables of customers there along with me and 3 servers. So, not only was my service poor, the food wasn’t that great either. There was WAY too much wasabi cream on the tuna entree! It was all over the plate and, therefore, the food. Also, the goat cheese appetizer wasn’t worth the long wait. I started to send it back but at that point I was just ready to get back to the hotel. This was my first visit to Albuquerque and this place was recommended to me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a good experience or a great meal. Needless to say, I don’t plan on returning to Slate Street Cafe.

E.E.

Z
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great off the beaten path restaurant, cool atmosphere, good service and great food!

LS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food took a little bit longer than I expected, but was delicious. I was hoping for a little more tuna on my tuna nicoise salad.

T
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waiter was not very friendly. He looked like he hated to be there. Took my order and never came back.

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in a pleasant place. Attentive service. Great meal!

KM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Bruschetta was awesome followed by entrees that were not! Seemed like maybe cheese wiz was drizzled over my broccoli side.

c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server gave us great recommendations and was an excellent host!

2
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Slate Street Cafe and it was excellent. So great we went back again that week. We had scallops, ahi tuna, chicken and green chili and chicken soup. They say people make the experience and Andy the bar manager did just that. He took the time and recommended the wines for dinner and the ports for dessert. My wife and I had a great dinner and wine experience because of their chefs and Andy.

D
Cincinnati
136 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time in two week period we were in Albuquerque- we loved it. Got selections and well prepared - love the fig bruschetta. The servers are friendly and helpful. As a wine and beer bar it is excellent !!

D
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite local restaurant. This time I took my relatives while they were here to visit. We started with the bruschetta. I had the chicken fried steak, they had the fish and chips and burgers. Everyone walked away stuffed and happy. I'm looking forward to going back again.

RM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service slow. Two hours total. Food portion small and cold when it arrived

PJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Slate Street Cafe for dinner for my anniversary. We had the Bruschetta for an appetizer that was beautiful and tasty. We really liked the different topping choices that we were given. The Ahi Tuna was world class as well as the Salmon bowl. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

SR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slate Street never Disappoints. I have been there many times weather it’s brunch lunch or dinner it’s always great.
Love the ambiance menu and excellent service.
Thanks Slate Street!!

d
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great find! We had great food and service and would definitely go back!

PW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 12 and were accommodated in a side private room. Every service was great. Restrooms were right next door. It was great. We love to have Sunday lunch here.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Albuquerque! My only wish is that they would add some vegan options (besides salads) to their menu. The atmosphere is lovely and the service excellent.

A
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Adorable downtown gem! Great mimosas and delicious brunch, I will definitely be back!

C
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was really excellent. Not a big menu, however they did have variety. Everyone at our table was real satisfied and pleased by the food. Service was super. Many different staff came to take care of us and it seemed like they were all in great moods. Will return for sure.

H
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the service to the food, which was excellent. It made for a very special evening for my mother and I before going on to a dance show. Love this place.

BJ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the evening with our adult children and spouses. Our reservation was ready, food was excellent. We missed the baker being out of town, so dessert choices were limited. We recommended Slate Street to others and they now have a party booked for April 20:)

RC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the staff was so kind and accommodating, despite our later reservation. The bruschetta was amazing!! I dream of the wild mushroom.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Valentine’s Day

JM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We've eaten at Slate Street numerous times, but my recent experience was not wonderful. There were four of us, and we each had something different: tofu bowl with udon noodles, Moroccan chicken, acorn squash salad, salmon and rice bowl. All entrees were tasty and nicely prepared, which is why we return to the restaurant. This time we went on a Saturday night prior to a theater event. We told our server that we needed to be out at a certain time. Long story short: we weren't. We didn't miss the show, but we had to cancel the dessert order. Service was very slow. We inquired multiple times about our order, and then our check. Eventually they showed up, though our waiter never reappeared after taking the order. The noise level was very high, and it was hard to hear the other people at the table. We won't go back soon on a Saturday night. Whether the restaurant was understaffed for the evening (or in general) or the crowd was unexpected, management needs to rethink staffing needs and peak time service.

CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Slate St. Café and go there frequently. Our guests were very pleased with their choices but my roasted squash salad was disappointing. There needs to be more roasted squash and the other special veggies added.
The new beet burger is a welcome addition to the menu and the wines are always excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, the six of us ordered a wide range of entrees, and everyone was very happy with their choices. Server was quite knowledgeable about everything we asked, and was the perfect amount of attentive.

SR
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. It was a last minute reservation for 8 on NYE service felt rushed.

S
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, great service.

T
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service, food was very tasty.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately our reservation was at 8:00 PM and there was a party in the loft. Your fish entrees were sold out and the place was really noisy. Not our best outing there but the waiter was very attentive, even made us a fresh pot of coffee.

BV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The staff was friendly but lacked training. We ordered wine that was recommended but it had begun to sour. The soup was good but too large a portion. The noodle dish had little seasoning. Some of the vegetables had not been cut into manageable size pieces. Overall the pricing seemed high and erratic. We won't be returning.

DA
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner. Parking is a little bit difficult but we found a space eventually.
Jason our server was very pleasant and took great care of us.

R
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Slate Street. This time though the scallop dish was not to its high standard.

j
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the NY strip. What I received was a cold, very thing, very chewy, God knows what cut of beef but it sure as s wasn't a NY strip. Mashed potatoes also cold and the horseradish mixture was over the top. Had a $13 glass of Pinot Noir from Oregon that tasted like 2-buck chuck. Maybe we hit them on a bad night - Thurs. night at 6pm, not a soul around. And we've had good lunches here before. So I'll give them another chance. Sometime.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu choices for several diners with food limitations and staff helpful with recommending options. Something for everyone.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had been there. Nice wine selection, excellent food, nice ambience. All around, a very nice, relaxed place to go.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went to slate street to celebrate my birthday on Sun 10/21. The service was not good. I was disappointed because we got there at 12:30and our waitress didn’t even come greet us until 1. Our food wasn’t served to us until 1:45, it was cold, and she forgot that it was my birthday after having said she’d bring me a free cupcake... 😞

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were incredible- they were fun, friendly and real. They had our table ready for us and were incredibly accommodating even though we were a bit late and added one extra person. We will be regular customers now.

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