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St. Clair Winery & Bistro

4.4
841 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Enjoy nationally acclaimed award winning NM wines along with a full restaurant, wine bar and retail wine shop. St Clair Winery & Bistro also offers wine tasting, patio or private dining, and live entertainment.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Weekdays: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Weekends: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 243-9916
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We can host your next business lunch/dinner, rehearsal dinner, or special event! We have a private dining room and patio for groups of 20 - 80 people.

Screen and projector available upon request.
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Private party contact
Javier Rocha: (505) 243-9916
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Catering
See our Large Party Menu for all of your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SW - Rio Grande & I-40
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Parking details
Parking onsite.
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Public transit
City bus located in front of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Evenings, Thursday - Saturday: Live Jazz-Blues music, featuring the best local and touring groups.

Join us for Salsa Sunday! Live Salsa Music, Salsa dance lessons, Mimbres White Wine Mojitos! Visit our website for dates and times.
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Special events & promotions
February 4, 2017: Exclusive 25th Anniversary Wine Dinner: only 30 seats available: $100 per person- 5 course meal, inspired by the 5 different wine regions in France: each course will be served with a paired wine from our DH Lescombes Limited Release, or cellar collection. Dinner is hosted by the Lescombes family.

February 14, 2017: Corks and Candles: Receive Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for 2 with purchase of any bottle service.



Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 841 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was fun to sample wines from New Mexico. We had the Chardonnay & Pinot noir - both were good. Food choices were fine.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent locally produced wines (really enjoyed Nativo & the Merlot). Food was similarly excellent.
Waiter seemed a bit distracted. A couple times he had to be reminded by my wife that we'd asked for something. Wasn't as present as I would've expected for a Sunday early-afternoon. That said, he was pleasant & a decent representative for St Clairs Bistro ABQ. We will certainly be back.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was some wait but the food was worth it. It all tasted amazing! They have a large selection of wines. We went for our anniversary. It was bit loud for conversation but overall a good place to go.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall my experience at the St. Clair winery was extremely positive. I was celebrating by myself but even on a busy Saturday night I never felt neglected. The waitress was very knowledgeable of both the wine list and the menu and very capable of making recommendations. When I was unsure of which wines to order, she offered to let me taste and decide for myself. The food was also an interesting combination of traditional French cuisine with the addition of some New Mexican flavors. I greatly reccomend it for anyone in Albuquerque, whether they are looking for a great date night or just to experience something different.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated my moms 79th birthday with breakfast! The service and food was fantastic, and being able to reserve a table was the definite bonus! Thank you all!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a fun time enjoying our amazing desserts! Yum!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent, service was above par for Albuquerque, wine was very good. Only downside of this restaurant is the atmosphere- it is wide open area with only waist height walls so when it is busy you can barely have a conversation without raising your voice. Patio seating would probably be nicer but we were in the middle of the floor in the main dining area and it was loud. We will definitely be going back but during a less busy dinner hour or as I said we will request outside seating.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We have eaten here several times in the past and always enjoyed both the menu, wine and service. This visit was rather inattentive and mediocre in all aspects. Maybe we were just not in the mood or maybe there was a lull in the vibrancy but we simply decided not to return.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I had the most amazing experience at St. Clair last night that has my fiance and I still talking about it. Their Valentine's Day Menu was incredible. Fettuccini Pasta with Squid Ink? Wow! Not only was the food amazing but it was out incredibly quickly! Also the Wine Flights our server suggested paired perfectly with our meals. We went home with a bottle of their "Kiva Special Reserve" which was equally amazing. We will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Went for Valentine's day. Hostess and front-end manager could not find our reservation. Then they said "they don't do OpenTable anymore," which bothered me... it was as if it was my fault they couldn't find the reservation. They were disorganized on one of the busiest nights of the year. Overall the food was OK and such. I was expecting a lot better service. With so many options in Old Town, I won't be going back. "Seasons Rotisserie & Grill" is always a winner with better service.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The drinks and appetizers were delicious we had calamari and the lobster bisque’ was good but the lobster pieces were very tiny. When we received our main entree’ it wasn’t that great. The steak was way too underdone and so was the shrimp. It was practically raw. There was nothing special about the steak or shrimp. The bernaise sauce was bland and the shrimp had no exciting flavor to it. The steak which was filet was pretty tough. I think it was an end cut. I didn’t care for it. The service was ok.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was very good, pleasant, cozy atmosphere with great friendly staff.
I definitely recommend for dinner and great breakfast with wonderful pecan bacon.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Definitely an excellent value close to the old town in Albuquerque. A little hectic getting seated due to the large crowd when we arrived, but otherwise the service was excellent and we did not feel rushed. Besides flights of wine, you were given an opportunity to taste a wine before purchasing a bottle.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Surprisingly good food and a great value. My husband had the pecan crusted trout, which was excellent and only $15. I opted for a Spinach salad. I find their wines to be on the sweet side but enjoyed my tasting. We had a play to get to and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food is just absolutely delicious. Nice flair that it all is made with a local wine that is paired perfectly with it. The service is top notch....especially Sydney!!! She was fantastic!!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Amzing place and really enjoyed the extensive wine selection

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our second visit. We received a GC for our anniversary. I ordered the Steak Bernaise medium well. One piece was well done and the other rare which I gave half to my husband as it was too rare for me. It was even too rare for him. Chef was way off on this one. The flavor of our meals were very good and our waiter was too. I did mention it was our anniversary, a complimentary dessert would have been awesome! I like the wine tasting flights. It's a nice way to sample different wines. Prices are reasonable.
Both times we were seated by the bar where there are way too many TV's. If they're going to be on in the dining room, consider what is on them. One had the history of the winery which was great, the other had a violent cop show. Not conducive to an enjoyable dinner out. We'll be back to try the brunch as we still have some left on our GC but we'll ask to sit away from the bar area.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

St. Claire's is a fantastic restaurant. The food and service were what you might expect in a more expensive restaurant. We greatly enjoyed our pecan encrusted trout and the wine was delicious, all very reasonably priced. Try the wine ice cream and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. We loved it so much we went back a second time before heading to the airport.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Went for date night. Great experience and food was great. Best steak I tried so far. Is expensive but was worth it.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

This restaurant is our favorite and is worth the drive. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My friend's first time, he's a cattleman and thought the rib eye was delicious. I had the pecan crusted trout and i loved it. Service was excellent; the server was on point but not overbearing.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great dinner and service! My wife and I had our first date at St. Claire so it's a special place. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I tried St. Clare for the first time on Saturday the 13th. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The table was in the middle of the dining area and a cold breeze came in every time the door opened. The staff was friendly and service was good. The waitress did forget to bring a cup of coffee that was ordered when we placed our dessert order. I had a chicken, green chili pasta that was flat on flavor. I will give it another try, perhaps for Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent meal, delightful atmosphere, and stellar service!!!

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food. Great Service. Great Wine. Great atmosphere. Great place!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Some of the seating has poor lighting, otherwise very nice.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

First time going to this place. Been wanting to go for a while and decided on making it our date night dinner place. Great atmosphere, good food and wine. The service was a bit slow. Our server did pay attention to the table next to us a bit more so that was a little disappointing. I would give it another try and see if service is better.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

This was my second visit to the restaurant in the last 9 months passing through on travel and it didn't disappoint! Love the variety of wines and menu options. I enjoyed a red flight and shared a small plate of brussel sprouts with my guest. Delicious!! We both had difficulty picking an entree as the choices all sounded so good! I enjoyed the chicken and pasta which was nicely spiced and a very generous portion size (leftovers of course) ! My guest enjoyed the pecan crusted chicken with fig sauce. We were both delighted with our selections! Our server was terrific and very helpful. We bought a couple of bottles of wine to take on our trip! Overall another great visit and hope to make it again in a few months! Highly recommend!

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We were disappointed as soon as we walked in... way too bright, lots of screaming kids, tv screens and a plastized menu with pictures. Basically a glorified Denny’s. It sounded good from the website, but we realized we’d made a mistake... not the “winery/bistro” we were expecting. We were offered a new harvest sweet blush wine, which seems like an odd choice in mid-winter. We didn’t stay, so I have no idea if the food was good or not. Oh well.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We've eaten at St. Clair's in the past and really enjoyed the experience. Granted, it was years ago. This occasion was my wife's birthday and we invited a couple to join us for dinner. The food was just average. My ribeye was overcooked, the squash was mushy. The filet medallions were so/so and the béarnaise was somewhat tasteless. The only food that was very good was the fish & chips. Wine was superb, our server was very good (Josh), and the wine ice cream was interesting. All in all, it'll probably be some time before we try St. Julian's Winery & Bistro again.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were excellent, great wines. Upscale but not overly expensive.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and wine were top notch as usual. Really great french onion soup for those with a desire for a light meal/snack. Our goal was to eat and hear a friend play music but the music was only for a private event on the patio which was not advertised as such. We had a good time visiting with friends regardless and all enjoyed their meals.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Been here multiple times and usually great! This last time the food was awful. The cheese on our cheese nosh was hard. My pasta New Mexico had a bunch of chopped green chili with no flavor and uncooked. I had small amounts of tiny hard chicken pieces. We also ordered a spinach dip which our server forgot until we reminded her at dinner. When they brought it to the table it was not spinach dip and not tasty. :(

Wine was great as usual!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

It is one of our favorite places in Albuquerque. Food, wine and service are all great.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. Great menu selection. Great wine. Reasonably priced. However, Our server failed to ask if we wanted an appetizer and a salad with our meal. We had to ask for bread also. We will be sure to return.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great music, heard and danced to The 45's.
We were in semi-enclosed patio area and it needed a bit better heat control.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The food, menu, and service are excellent. Two things are negatives but would not keep me from going back. 1. It is very loud...At least for dinner. I hate having a conversation where I have to holler. 2. The prices may be comparable to other fine dining restaurants but if you have a glass or two of wine, an appetizer and a main dish you probably can only afford to eat here once a year.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

I tried the soup of the day which was a tomato bisque. It was superb. The salad that accompanied the soup did not provide the satisfying effect that should have accompanied the meal. There is not much you can do with salads except ensure that the lettuce is crisp and fresh. If that does not happen, the salad has not lived up to its potential and the meal becomes less than extraordinary. The service was excellent. Overall, of the restaurants in or near the downtown area, this one provides the best option for a business meal.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Food was good and waitress was excellent. Only complaint would be for the hostess—-she asked table or booth- we replied booth and then she took us to a table. Was corrected but when we asked to be seated at a particular booth she indicated it was reserved— no one ever sat there during our meal— and we did have a reservation.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We met friends here for dinner. We got a booth in the back (which I love both). It was a little tight, but I'm not complaining. I loved our table. Great service. Wine Flights were really fun and super reasonable. Good way to try several without commiting. My BF ordered the medallions and I wanted to eat every bite of his food. Spinach salad was huge (and good). All around it was very enjoyable. And I'm picky, so give it a try.

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