The Bull Ring

4.6
631 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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 631 People Are Saying
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New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

nice atmosphere; dont mind paying for a steak, but sides were terrible. avoid the baked potato $10 and was cold.

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Denver
66 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ... still our favorite place in Santa Fe (maybe anywhere).

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GD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our 47th Anniversary Lunch at this establishment. The food was delicious and our server Tomas was attentive but not intrusive which we greatly appreciated.

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New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants. Wonderful steak and great sides. Drinks always good and service is perfect.

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New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steaks in Santa Fe.

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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our go to steak restaurant when in Santa Fe. We love the ambience & the "old time steakhouse" feel (and the fact that there are usually no screaming kids). We were a bit early for our reservation, so my husband & I sat in the bar while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive (great bartender!). I sat next to a very friendly man who turned out to be the owner. Enjoyed some conversation in the bar with different patrons before being seated in the restaurant.

The waitress arrived to get drink orders & returned with the drinks fairly promptly. We then ordered dinner. 3 of us had the "Matador" steak (but the Chilean Sea Bass, which was a special, was very tempting), 1 had prime rib, and the other had the vegetarian platter (an extremely generous portion). We also had an order of spinach for the table. Each one of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the ambience, and the selections. The service was good, but a bit slow towards the end of our stay. I would definitely recommend the Bull Ring if you are looking for nice steak restaurant.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre at best. Charged us $5 to split an entree and didn’t tell us upfront. So it was okay but not worth the money, for sure.

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but not the best prime rib I've ever had. The service was very good in many respects but our water glasses were never refilled. For the price I expect excellence in all areas and we did not get that. It was a birthday celebration for my best friend and she loved the complimentary cheesecake. That was a nice touch. I don't get to Santa Fe often but The Bull Ring is a splurge I allow myself when I do.

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j
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was by far the best place I have eaten in a long time!

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Denver
67 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, great service and the best martini’s in Santa Fe

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f
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for dinner. The prime rib was delicious. Nice selection of wines. Definitely recommend The Bull Ring.

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, enjoyable dining, worth the expected price tag.

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p
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably wonderful food and
Wonderful professional service

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HD
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The night was fun; the service was on point: wait staff was engaging, patient and knowledgeable.

For the price point I thought it would be a bit more posh, but the venue was still good.

I would recommend any and all future diners ask for a booth!

Enjoy;
HappyDiner

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal with great service! Great place to eat in Santa Fe.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening began when we were greeted by our lovely hostess—friendly and charming. My husband and I continued on to have a remarkable meal; he had the filet mignon and I the Santa Fe chicken along with sides of au gratin potatoes and creamed spinach. Wow, just wow—perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our waiter, Tomas, was friendly and efficient. We also had a lovely Cabernet chosen from the extensive wine list. The guests seemed to be locals who knew and cared for one another and who certainly knew the best place in town to eat! In a world of amazing Mexican food, the Bull Ring was a beautiful change of pace—five stars!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First visit & if I were to return to Santa Fe & were looking for a fine dining experience this would be my choice.

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sorry. I know this restaurant's probably been in business in Santa Fe for a long time, but it needs serious updating. The food, service, ambiance, and decor are all mediocre. Not to mention the prices are seriously high.

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d
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have walked past The Bull Ring many times and never really paid attention. It is a busy establishment, and a great place for a steak in Santa Fe. The food was great and the service attentive. We will be back.

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

An exceptional steakhouse, on a par with the best, Smith and Wollensky Vegas, Chicago Cut and Shaws crab house in Chicago, prefer to eat here now compared to Geronimo

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m
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS ALWAYS ALL WAS PERFECT..... The Staff is exceptional and did not have a problem splitting our entrees. Thank you for your attention to detail. The food was prepared just as we ask it to be. We half time in Santa Fe each year and it is always a special honor to make a Bull Ring Reservation...

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

It wasn't a terrible experience, but for the price the food and presentation left a lot to be desired. Would not go back or recommend.

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RB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed meeting owner and the regulars at the bar!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was average. Service was great.

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CH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks! Coming from Baltimore the Steak House feel was authentic. Great service.

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Naples
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. The steak was perfect. The sides (scalloped potatoes and spinach were outstanding.

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D
New Mexico
54 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only true old school steak house in Santa Fe! Everything has time tested and excellent menu and recipes ! A favorite of locals !

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R
Mexico City
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo excelente, la entrada de atún muy buena igual que los crab cakes, la carne lo mejor, excelente atención!!!

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JM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant. I make a point of eating here anytime I’m in Santa Fe. Been coming here for 30 years. The owner was in the bar and introduced himself just as he did 30 years ago. Food (steak and escargot) were amazing. Best in town. Service was fantastic. Several places we ate at during our recent stay in Santa Fe were good with below average service. Not here. Best waiters in town. Do yourself a favor and go!

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DK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best place in Santa Fe, NM. The staff is always great and the food is wonderful!

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the steak and sides! Great service and courtesy.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent example of the friendly atmophere and great food that makes you want to go back to Santa Fe. Thank you Harry and Jose for a great experience.
Pat and George

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EM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter excellent as was the food

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KL
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great service

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak Delicious Steak! Yes, this is the Ruth Chris of Santa Fe. They have nearly 50 years of delivering delicious dinners and desserts. They will exceed your expectations with flawless service and truly amazing food. Ordered Wedge salad, filet steak, and baked sweet potato. We appreciated wait staff and table visit with GM.
Definitely an amazingly good dinner; and definitely recommend/

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W
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good steaks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous! Top 3 steaks I’ve eaten. Potatoes Au Gratin as a side was so yummy. Fantastic Colorado Bulldogs.

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WF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is classic steakhouse delicious, and overall I love the place. However, the waiter was nice, but kept forgetting to bring us items we ordered. He got our cocktails wrong, then completely forgot to bring an iced tea. My husband ordered a cappuccino and I said I would also like one. He responded so I know he heard me, but only brought one.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The steaks were great but I'm not sure that makes up for the lousy atmosphere! I made a reservation for 4 and they put us at a 2 person table, even though the party of 4 who walked in before us, without a reservation, was seated at a 4 person table. The bison was completely full of gristle and the manager argued with us that we didn't know what we were talking about. The spinich literally tasted like it was cooked days ahead and reheated. I would not recommend!!

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JR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place for outstanding dining in a very pleasant locale and with
great service.

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