The Bull Ring

4.6
717 reviews
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Steakhouse
Sine 1971;
The Bull Ring has been a part of Santa Fe’s Culinary landscape for so long it's hard to think of a time when it wasn't there. The world famous Bull Ring offers all the most popular cuts, ranging in size from the the 8-oz petite filet to an enormous 40-oz porterhouse for two. The Bull Ring prepares steaks in an 1,800 degree grill and serves them on a sizzling hot plate with melted butter. The Bull Ring is also known for their juicy lamb or pork chops, mouthwatering barbecue baby back pork ribs or fresh seafood.

If you are looking for a more casual experience, the lounge is a local favorite, where you can mingle with old friends or make new ones in a Cheers-like atmosphere. The bar serves exceptional pub fare, including the succulent Prime Burger.
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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bull Ring is a must stop place when we go to Santa Fe for us and our guests!!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

All meat was over cooked. In a rush so we didn’t let the waiter know.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday dinner at Bull Ring. Always a good choice when visiting Santa Fe!

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W
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and authentic. The food was cooked to perfection and the portions were generous. The atmosphere was very relaxing. Our waiter,Carlos, was very helpful and his service was outstanding.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We dined here on a family trip to Santa Fe. We thought the steaks were good, but the side dishes and service were just so-so. They have the classic steakhouse menu, and prices are high, so I think the food and experience need to be better to justify the cost.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The BBQ ribs we're very good.
The prime rib, which i ordered medium came out well done. Grey!
The server talk them back and the replacement was perfect.
You serve way too much asparagus and it was very mushy. Way over cooked for a great steak place or any place for that matter.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Prime Rib and filet!! Actually everything was great. If I had to nitpick, the Broccoli Au Gratin was a bit cheesy without the browned crust, but still very good. Highly attentive wait staff. If you like old fashioned steak houses, with subdued lighting and comfy booths, you'll love it.

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TT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and I just love those steaks. Wish I was in Santa Fe more often.

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DS
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bull Ring is always great -- we have going for the last 25 years. Best steaks in New Mexico or the Southwest for that matter. Also fantastic Escargot. Reasonable prices, great wine selection. David Smith

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New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best cooked steak I have ever had. They get it right EVERY time!

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time when we go to the Bullring. The Food is always top notch. There cocktails are always made to perfection 😊

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Drove from Albuquerque for my Daughters birthday and while reserving mentioned on reservation special occasion but no acknowledgement were made. Food was excellent as always with exception of prime rib which was Medium Well instead of Medium Rare. All the sides were excellent and had a great time other then that.

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BG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to The Bull Ring every time we visit Santa Fe. They are the best for making a prime filet exactly the way it should be prepared. I did notice that their vegetable plate has almost raw veggies, which I don't like. I sent back, but it really didn't make a difference. The tomato and the mushrooms and the creamed spinach were great, but the broccoli and asparagus was barely cooked.

We will still return for their steaks though!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overrated. I have had much better steaks for much less. $9 for a side of mashed potatoes. Got our appetizer 1-2 minutes prior to our entrees. It was the wrong appetizer and not cooked fully/properly. We sent it back and it was removed from the bill. Our server offered us a dessert on the house for the inconvenience. We were not given a dessert menu, our server brought us one without consulting with/asking us what we would like. Our server was nice, and I feel probably a very good server but was just perhaps having an off day, in conjunction with a problematic kitchen. I would not eat there again.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible wine! Great and caring wait staff.

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JA
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been dining at the Bull Ring for over 10 years, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. The steaks are outstanding and service has always been excellent.

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SF
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at the Bull Ring for about 9 years, and we enjoy the fabulous steaks there about 4-5 times each year. We so look forward to dining at the Bull Ring! Our usual server is Miguel, who is very attentive and makes sure we have a great dining experience. We highly recommend the Bull Ring!

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our lamb and prime rib. We visit Santa Fe every year and always schedule one meal here. Never disappointed

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ZD
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing experience. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and from the drinks to the food it was underwhelming. She asked for a Cucumber Martini and our waiter had no idea how they were made. Seeing this she changed her drink to a French 75 and it came in a water glass complete with ice and a straw. This drink is normally serviced in a champagne flute straight up. My dirty martini was very salty. We both ordered steaks and neither was cooked close to what we ordered. I ordered medium and it came closer to rare then medium and my wife ordered medium rare and it was rare. I sent mine back and it was apparent they put both the streak and the plate it was on in a boiler. Not what we are used to having at what is considered a upscale Steak House. The service was bad as well. .

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KB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Bull Ring for dinner on our Anniversary weekend in Santa Fe. The food was wonderful
and the waitstaff never let our glasses get low, always a plus! Then after dinner we were surprised with
a strawberry Cheesecake dessert on the house to celebrate the night.

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SF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am originally from San Francisco and this restaurant reminds me of some of the wonderful old restaurants in the City by the Bay. Good martinis, good service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. It was my birthday and the staff all made sure it as a happy one. Do yourself a favor and give this restaurant a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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M
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak in the state of New Mexico. Quiet and relaxing environment, a wonderful place to have an adult dinner.

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RS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in Santa Fe to once again have the Bull Ring's fabulous Filet.

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SO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steaks are tender and flavorful. Cooked to order and served on a hot plate is perfect for side dishes. Have been eating here every year for 10+years.

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DM
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been visiting Santa Fe for many years as it is our second home. However, we had not dined at the Bull Ring. Not sure why. We recently chose to dine here with friends and it was excellent. Several of us had steaks and one had salmon. Everything was prepared great and the service was superb. We will make this a regular stop on our dining venue.

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TB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Made reservations clearly stating that we were celebrating our anniversary. It was not mentioned by the hostess or the waiter. Escargot was tasteless overcooked and rubbery. Steak was served with a long brown hair on the plate. It was mentioned to the waiter. He took the hair without an apology or option to replace the meal. He acted like finding a hair in one's meal was common place. The manager did not even come by and apologize. I love bread pudding. It was on the menu, so I ordered it. It was served as sliced pumpkin bread with a sauce. Worst I ever tasted. The price was significantly more than advertised, and clearly more than the value received. Not a pleasant experience. Will not return.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting Santa Fe from Texas And chose the Bull Ring for a cozy dinner. The service was outstanding and made everything very pleasant. We ordered the prime rib which was just out of this world good. I would recommend the Bull Ring to anyone it would be well worth the visit. Good job to the staff at the Bull Ring.

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KS
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Too noisy, food was great as usual. We will be back labor day weekend.

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MB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Steakhouse- loved it- great food- lovely atmosphere- highly recommend to anyone

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DS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing menu. Service was top notch. Had wonderful meal and truly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend.

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BW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner and drinks in the bar with no wait. Great ambience and steak very nice. Melted in mouth. Creamed spinach very good as well.

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the 16 oz Ribeye, cooked to perfection, and shared mushrooms and asparagus. Topped with a house salad and coffee, and all was exceptional. Ate on the patio during a beautiful evening. I'll be back!

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner for 2 on a Friday night, the service was prompt and polite. We sat to the bar for a bit and the bartender was generous with the pours. The steaks were cooked perfectly and come on a hot plate with butter. Nothing too fancy here, blue jeans will do.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 5 for dinner. The food was excellent and server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was vibrant and welcoming. We had the steak and crab combination and the steak was cooked to perfection and the crab was delicious. Definitely will be dining here again.

Great food, great service ,and great people.

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is great; wish we got to the main event! Did not start of very well; we made reservations with requested for a table, not booth; host greeted us with a booth; she did work at it and we accepted a booth with one on outside and one in booth - OK, just a little strange. Great martinis, appetizers were very nice; so was the bottle of wine; then we wanted to order the special of the day advertised at the table: lobster tail for ($64) with add on of any steak of 7 oz ($34) that we would share. The waiter who served the martinis, appetizers and wine was great until he couldn't understand the sign about the special and just couldn't figure out what steak was available with the special; kept saying the steak was not $34, but more; called manager; not any better - totally a waste of time, so we left - a very disappointing anniversary celebration! Done with the Bull ring!

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AE
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the top 3 bone-in ribeye I've ever had. Delicious, old school steakhouse. Be prepared - quite pricey.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were in town for our 20th anniversary and were looking for a steak. We were referred by a friend to the Bull Ring. The food and the entire experience were exceptional. The prime rib was moist and had excellent flavor. The service was just as good. When we come to town again we will be eating at the Bull Ring.

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

Great food and wonderful service. Thanks. Our waiter was extremely professional.

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j
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our service was great. We have a new favorite.

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