Slate Street Cafe

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196 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 196 People Are Saying
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JW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Honestly, I had really high hopes. My wife and I love SixtySix Acres so we were excited to try Slate Street. Problem was, the food was really, really, really bland!!!

My southern chicken was slathered in a flavorless gravy that had the texture of cornstarch added to water and not much flavor beyond that. The chicken itself was cooked well but was, my to my chagrin, even less flavorful. The mashed potatoes and green beans were good but the whole thing was not worth it. I would have been unhappy if it were $8 but it was $22.

Andy my wife's ramen had flavor but nearly half the bowl was bamboo shoots! It just wasn't worth it either.

I do not expect to return nor would I recommend it to anyone. I hope Sixty Six Acres stays good but Slate Street was NOT

MK
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I like Slate Street, but they sat me upstairs for Valentine’s Day. There were bright spot lights and it get like I was sitting in a coffee shop. Very slow service, nice waitstaff though.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun evening!

OT
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My partner absolutely loved her Fillet Mignon, and that would probably be the best bet if you're a carnivore/omnivore. Me, I tried the Bison ribeye, which though it was billed as quite lean, was quite fatty on its edge, and annoyingly that fact was hidden by the very heavy, overly sweet dark glaze slathered over it. It was serviceable but a bit of a disappointment, especially since the only other meats were the abovementioned Fillet and some chicken. Beef ribeye experiences at this restaurant in the past were much better and I'd encourage the kitchen to go back to beef when it comes to ribeyes. As always the restaurant had a great wine list, and has a nice number of half bottles (such as our appetizer Cava) and other bottles on sale. I know of only a handful of places that have both Ridge and Turley Zinfandels on their list like Slate does, though I chose a glass of the Seghesio Angela's Table, which was an excellent choice. Service was excellent and the bruschetta, as always, is a good way to start and share a meal.

P
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Scallops with Capellini was very good. Nice place in the downtown area.

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We arrived early so we were able to pick a table out of the din (on NYE), which helped a lot. I was slightly disappointed that their famous corn chowder wasn't on the menu along with tow other favorite entrees, but we both finally decided on was excellent, so I was pleased.

C
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the acoustics are very bad, food and service very good. I would recommend having some noise abatement material installed in the ceiling

OT
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was going well until a mentally ill person came in and started screaming. The staff was very professional and after 40 mins the crisis team came and assisted the person out.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Food and drinks are delicious.

JC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bfast is great but dinner menu is limited.

d
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hostesses was frazzled when we arrived, and we ended up being taken to a few tables before being seated. I originally ordered a special, which was out after I ordered, so I got something else. Food took about an hour to arrive, but we were so rushed through ordering by the waiter, we didn’t have a chance to look into ordering an appetizer. My meal, the ahi tuna, was over cooked and dry, the egg roll was cold and soggy, the soy dipping sauce had been spilled out of the cup and all over the plate and the “wasabi cream” sauce was so over abundant and overwhelming that it just made it all worse. If it hadn’t have taken an hour to get it, I would have ordered something else as my companion’s meal was the right temp and very good. This was the fourth time I’ve eaten at Slate street, and the first time I’ve had a bad experience so I’m hoping it was just a fluke.

m
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Dull interior. Space too open. Things beginning to wear out and not be updated or maintained. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Server was very good. Deadly quiet for a Thursday night. Something's wrong.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was empty. The food was good but not what I’d expect for the prices/upscale presentation

J
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cant say enough about this place. The service was amazing. Everyone was pleasant and accommodating to any requests we had. I had the grilled flat iron steak entree, and it was perfectly cooked. The bread pudding for dessert was delicious! Definitely going to head back next time I'm in Abq.

KB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Arrived Thursday night. Took a while to get a server even though the place was nearly empty. Finally got an order in, salads showed up with entrees right behind them. Food was ok, nothing special. May have just been an off night but I’m not inclined to try again.

M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food per usual and the wine was wonderful.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brunch was delicious!! Service was super friendly!

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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

M
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

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
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

LS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

KM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

2
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
137 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

PJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.