The Bull Ring

4.5
564 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday:11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 983-3328
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Socorro Balcorta
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Private party facilities
The Bull Ring can accommodate up to 60 people in a private dining area. The back room has been used for cocktail parties, wedding rehearsals, wedding dinners, Christmas parties etc...
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Private party contact
Lisa M. Wilson: (505) 983-3328
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Marcy
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Parking details
Underground parking is available at 150 Washington Ave. Please receive parking ticket and the Bull Ring will validate parking ticket after 4p.m. nightly.
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Public transit
Public Transportation is provided by the Rail Runner.
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Entertainment
Classical Guitarist plays on Friday & Saturday Nights from 6:30p - 9:00pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 564 People Are Saying
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MD
3.0Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointed. This used to be our go-to restaurant in Santa Fe. I dont think we will go back. The waiter just could not get our orders straight. I am allergic to bleu cheese, so I asked for no bleu cheese on the salad. Instead, I got DOUBLE bleu cheese. We asked for sauce on the side. The shrimp was covered in sauce. I dont think those are unreasonable requests.

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MC
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We love the Bull Ring and make it a regular stop when we are in Santa Fe. Our server Andrew was fantastic and his assistant too. The food was awesome and the atmosphere is very warm and relaxing!
I recommend the Bull Ring for any occasion.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was a wonderful experience with amazing food. We will for sure be going back!

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OT
2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Underwhelming in every way. Servers were messy, spilled drinks and forgot orders. Food was bland, buns were dry, meat was overcooked. Decor is extremely dated (not like Santa Fe charm). I won’t be back.

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ED
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Everything you to a steakhouse for. Dinner was superb.

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JL
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

First experience with children at this restaurant. Both well behaved for the most part. Our server, Andrew, was very attentive to our needs.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Steak was not the best. It is probably good for Santa Fe. That’s still a long way from the top of the prime steakhouses with which you are accustomed.

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JC
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Very good food at high ala carte prices. The ladies loved their steaks. Service is good. Ambience of an old supper club, in the middle of a modern building--nothing special, especially in Santa Fe where charm is of the essence.

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B
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Perfect!!!

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D
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Steak was good quality but had no flavor. Au gratin potatoes were tasteless even with cheese on them.

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D
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Consistently the best steakhouse in Santa Fe! Also excellent seafood choices as well. Can't go wrong at this local favorite !

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NA
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We appreciate the Bull Ring for it's classic steakhouse menu and quiet environment where conversation can be heard by everyone at the table. Steaks and seafood have been good choices here. We did not sit on the patio or in the bar but these look like popular options as well. Wine menu is pretty good, ok to skip desserts.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe! The filet and ribeye steaks were cooked to perfection. Every side was wonderful, especially the creamed spinach! The staff was great, very attentive and friendly. If you want a great dinner with one of the juiciest steaks you’ve ever had, this is the place!

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TB
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We had a reservation for our 25th Anniversary. The staff was very accomodating and the food was wonderful. Would recommend for anyone with a special occasion.

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LS
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Service was outstanding! Food absolutely fabulous! Will return soon!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Always stop by the Bull Ring when in Santa Fe. Lunch or Dinner and usually both. Very friendly & attentive staff. Food across the board is always excellent not to mention exceptional cocktails. By far the best steaks in New Mexico!
Highly recommend the BR for any occasion!!

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L
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Vacation, delicious food great service

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OT
2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Despite the open table reservation they did not have a table reserved. We sat facing the front door. The receptionist was not friendly.

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CA
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Consistently one of the best restaurants in the state of NM. You can’t go wrong, checks all boxes...flavorfully indulgent...no matter what you order, it won’t disappoint.

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W
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was awful.
The waiter didn’t even bother to talk about the sides choices for our entree.
The calamari taste like from the frozen section.

The steak...I must confess it was perfectly tasteless.
A place in Santa Fe that I won’t visit never again.

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AO
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

In search of a good steakhouse experience for our anniversary we decided to try The Bull Ring. We were not disappointed. Wonderful service, great food and a very relaxing and comfortable ambience. They surprised us with a lovely anniversary dessert. If you are planning a special evening or just looking for a great traditional steak house experience, snuggle up in a large comfortable booth and enjoy!

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g
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Really good food and service. Price is on par for an upscale steakhouse. Have been multiple times and never disappoints.

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j
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent meal with excellent service to go with it. Their steaks are fantastic.

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R
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I think I qualify as a regular. This is favorite place of mine for a business lunch or drinks and appetizers, or that special dinner with a great steak. Service is top notch and the food quality is very high. I also like that I know people every time I stop in. Makes you feel good about your choice that day.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We make it to Santa Fe about every year or two and always make a point to have one special night out while visiting and we pick the Bull Ring every time because we have never had a bad meal. The food, service and atmosphere is always wonderful. Thank you to the staff at the Bull Ring, we will be back!

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VT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our waiter was phenomenal! I wish I could remember his name but he had beautiful eyes, tall and the best waiter we have ever had. We sat outdoors and took our time relaxing. Never once did my beverage get a quarter empty or did he ever rush us. We visited last year and came back again. Just as we will next year. Thanks again!

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N
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Phenomenal meal...Entire meal was amazing...Enjoined every bite

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RF
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Steak bone in filet excellent side dishes great and wedge salad perfect

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B
3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The restaurant section is very comfortable and relaxing. Service was prompt and attentive.

The food was good a notch up from Outback but not ‘Steakhouse ‘ quality.

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FR
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Rib-eye steak was half fat and under-cooked. Table service was friendly but not professional

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R
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great meal, great service. A little on the expensive side, but well worth it.

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L
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had a great time eating starting with Bread and relish plate. Salad was fantastic Bleu Cheese Dressing. The rib-eye steak it was very good with lyonaise potatoes and the asparagus was very tender and the Hollandaise sauce was just perfect.

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q
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Food is great service suspicious as the waiter tried to charge me an extra on the bill.

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H
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great meal and meeting the owner, Harry, was a treat.

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HR
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

When bread arrived it had hair attached. They apologized and that’s all they offered for such a disgusting situation. I have worked at many restaurants and if this happened we would have offered some type of compensation such as a desert. Not at this restaurant!
Food was mediocre for the price.

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MH
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

This is the third time we have celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Bull Ring. We are not big beef eaters so on the special occasion when we do get steaks we don't want to be disappointed. Bull Ring never fails us. Side dishes are very good. Highly recommend the rhubarb/peach and rhubarb/raspberry pies. They are scrumptious.

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UW
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first visit to this iconic steakhouse and we were not disappointed...much. The service including the hostess and each member of the serving staff was terrific..efficient, friendly and engaging. The option of indoor or outdoor seating was available, but the ambiance of the steakhouse is best felt inside. The wine list was interesting and very reasonably priced for the location.

The steaks were excellent..both the petite filet and the bone-in version were butter tender, flavorful and presented with sizzling butter accompaniment. They were the stars of the meal. Other courses were fairly average to slightly underwhelming. For starters, we chose the shrimp cocktail and clam chowder..shrimp were fresh and generous, but smothered in cocktail sauce. The clam chowder was very average and a bit disappointing. The house salad was generous; the Caesar salad was ruined by overly garlicky dressing. Au Gratin potatoes were cheesy but not as creamy or saucy as advertised. The steamed broccoli could not have been plainer.

With the steak as incredible as it was, I hope we just picked our starters and sides poorly. We will definitely return.

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GC
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been coming here every year, for 10 years, for our wedding anniversary. Super yummy steaks with all the fixins! We look forward to taking friends and family to the Bull Ring because the atmosphere and the food is expertly prepared.

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CB
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Simply OUTSTANDING! Food selection, Service, Beverage possibilities and quality.

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s
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had 4 different entrees and everyone was pleased. Mussels were excellent and salad was excellent - surprising for a beef restaurant! Only disappointment were sides - creamed spinach lacked much taste and mac and cheese lacked cheese. But overall we were more than satisfied.

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