About The Bull Ring

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.

150 Washington Ave.
Suite 108
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday:11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Marcy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 983-3328

Website:
http://www.santafebullring.com/

Entertainment:
Classical Guitarist plays on Friday & Saturday Nights from 6:30p - 9:00pm.

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.

Public Transit:
Public Transportation is provided by the Rail Runner.

Executive Chef:
Socorro Balcorta

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...

Private Party Contact:
Lisa M. Wilson: (505) 983-3328

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Bull Ring Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Was Great!!! That shouldbe enough. Andrew was our waiter and thank him for good service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Large salads and very good steaks with a very good wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We met the friendly owner at happy hour prior to dinner. The food was very good but not excellent. Husband's ribeye was a 2 out of 5 however my petite filet was a 4 out of 5. Bread was not great, I enjoyed my salad. Generous pour of wines.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is really the one of the consistently great restaurants in Santa Fe. Over the years, the quality and service don't waver. The steaks are the best in town.....in fact, they stand up to the best steaks anywhere in the US. They are perfectly cooked and if not, are undercooked so the diner has some leeway. If ever sent back, they are not overcooked but, as expected, are returned cooked to perfection. Don't know how they do it, but we have never been disappointed at The Bull Ring in our many years of going there. Although it is a long-time favorite for locals, it is always a sure bet for both locals and visitors.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Baked potato was cold and a goopy cheese mess, mushrooms and steak had no seasoning at all. Was very surprised by the bland food. Will go to Rio Chama when in Santa Fe again.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

When we know we are going to be in Santa Fe we always make reservations in advance. Driving in from Durango, CO it is our must dining destination. We look forward to the great food, great service and relaxed atmosphere. We are never disappointed and will always tell friends and family to make it their favorite place for dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We visited the Bull Ring for New Years' Eve and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Seated promptly and greeted warmly. Our wait staff was attentive. Classic steak house charm. Steaks and sides were great. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The waiter was very professional. The food was very tasty along with the cocktails. The seating was very comfortable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A disappointment in the heart of Santa Fe. Ordered steaks and lamb chops which were not cooked to request, and servers don’t ask but deliver and leave. So a reorder would have been an ordeal.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Bull Ring is simply the best steakhouse in Santa Fe. Beautiful, thick, tender,perfectly cooked steaks. While they have many delicious looking items on their menu I’ve only had steaks. Besides great food the service is excellent. The ambiance is also great. You can converse at your table at a normal level which seems rarely true at restaurants these days. A wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This restaurant was a disappointment. The service was rushed, the presentation was lacking, and the steaks were sub par. Certainly not worth the cost.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We have been dining at the Bull Ring for about 7 years and every meal has been excellent. Thank you for keeping your high standards.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The 3 of us shared the 40 oz Porterhouse. Cooked to perfection. We each had a side & was plenty for all to share each side also.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was excellent. My husband's petite filet was cooked to perfection and very tender and flavorful. My prime rib was excellent. We also ordered two side dishes, a wedge salad and baked potato, which were more than enough for two. We shared a dessert which was oh so good!! Will go back the next time we are in Santa Fe!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

My first time at the Bullring. What a great experience. Service was excellent; bone in rib eye and the gentleman cut filet was mouthwatering delicious. Definitely a repeat.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We travel to Santa Fe, NM at least twice a year, in fact our drive is 1,300 miles from our home to the Bull Ring. Always at least twice each visit. The absolute the BEST STEAKS and food anywhere in Santa Fe.
Please don't change anything about your restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was our anniversary so we were both excited about going here. I have wanted to go to the bull ring for a while now. We made reservations everything seemed great from the moment we walked in the door well..... it turned bad in a heartbeat. Crudités was very disappointing it looked like something they picked up from sams club and the ranch tasting like hidden valley not homemade at all. We ordered some drinks and the crab cakes for a appetizer it came out within 5 minutes yes 5 minutes we were already thrown off. My wife bit into hers and it was ICE COLD it was still frozen and on top of it there was some frozen nasty looking fruit cocktail. First of all why is a place like this serving frozen anything? We immediately told our waiter he felt the crab cake and was speechless. We left right after that no one even tried to say anything. We went to a place called A Dinner for Two it was Amazing.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The absolute BEST steakhouse in Santa Fe, NM! Consistent quality food

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Jalapeño hollandaise WOW- perfect on delicious asparagus and steak. So good we wanted to ask for a straw to get it all... great filet, great wine and great service. Medium filet was on the rare side but delicious. Thanks to all at Bull Ring.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My family made reservations at The Bull Ring and it was an excellent choice: Great food and service; very nice!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place to have a steak when we were out of town

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 18, 2017

best steakhouse in SANTA FE! bar none! love their New York and lamb chops !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We eat here several times a year and enjoy it thoroughly. Our favorite meal is a butterflied filet mignon which we share, creamed spinach, and au gratin potatoes. The decor is what I would describe as pleasant, traditional steakhouse with very comfortable banquette seating. There is a convenient parking garage comped by The Bull Ring and located underground one level below the restaurant. It has convenient elevator access.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bull ring is a great Santa Fe restaurant and it is off the busy streets, so it is quite and the atmosphere is great. We had the clam chowder which was a special and delicious. We followed up with Steak and Fried Shrimp, and the steak was cooked as ordered. (Medium Rare) For deserts had the Pecan Pie and Chocolate Mousse. Both were very good. Great Service from the waiter. I would recommend to anyone looking for a steakhouse in Santa Fe.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service....while I loved the steaks not quite the flavor or presentation I was looking for
Owner came out and greeted us and our waiter was great.

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Went to diner, had the filet, best steak ever, very tender!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing food and excellent service. We had a great time celebrating our anniversary!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The steak was delicious. If you need a quick break from chiles and tamales and all things amazing about Santa Fe...Bull Ring is a good respite.

Our steaks were great and worth the value. Our sides were so poor. I wish we would have just ordered steaks and called it. Then our dining experience would have been more positive. Again...the steaks are great.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We wanted to enjoy a nice evening with friends, but ended up exhausted from the noise level (a big room with lots of tables and little ambiance). The seating was not very comfortable and the prices were SKY HIGH. A $50 steak without any sides, with only a little bread, celery, radish, and carrots as a start for the table. The steak was tasty, but mine had a lot of fat around it (at least 30%). The noise from the other tables was completely unreasonable - particularly one table, who should have been reseated. There are so many wonderful places to dine in Santa Fe - I would recommend just about any other option.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food and Atmosphere were great but the server was the best server we ever had!!!We were in town from Ft Lauderdale So this was a special occasion.
Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very good steaks, the side dishes weren't that good, decent wine selection.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service great! Steak had to be sent back to get requested medium and still was basically rare. Expected more from the steamed broccolli which was not seasoned or salted at all (no restaurant value add at all). However, a second chance is definitely in order. The atmosphere and staff were great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at The Bullring.
It will be on my list of must dine-out restaurants when visiting Santa Fe. The food and service were terrific. Great steaks, cocktails and side dishes, all well presented. Choose the main dining room for an elegant and classy venue, or tables in the bar area for an exciting vibe. Either way, a great meal awaits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The steaks we ordered were excellent. Served on hot plates that continued to cook steak and keep it hot for a long time.

Unfortunately we had tables of loud people on either side of our corner booth. So it was very noisy and uncomfortable. There were a lot of empty tables and feel they could have chosen a table for us that wasn't right near these tables (as those people were already seated when we arrived).

Major food disappointment was we had chosen to split a piece of what they called Lemon Tart. However, it seemed to be a pie, that had a dry flavorless crust and hardly any lemon flavor. With the pie crust marks on the bottom, I am almost certain it was a frozen dessert, that they were charging (I believe) $8.00 for. We did not eat more than a few bites, complained about the dessert and they removed it from our bill. Seems they should be able to find some desserts made by local bakeries that were of the same quality caliber of their other food and atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Bull Ring is Santa Fe's BEST steak house - for any occasion!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent service and food. Have dined there several times and always found it to be excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were visiting Santa Fe and this restaurant came highly recommended. It did not disappoint. The steaks were excellent and were prepared perfectly.

As usual, our Open Table reservation was honored immediately upon arrival.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We go to the Bull Ring every time we're in town. The service is always outstanding and the food is excellent.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Mediocre food and service. But were in the bar. I had been to the Bull Ring for dinner last year, and it was actually awful.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I love to visit Santa Fe and we enjoy eating at the Bull Ring. I had the petit filet, it was excellent, cooked perfectly and well seasoned. My husband has the ribeye, and he said it was excellent also. For sides I ordered a baked sweet potato and my husband ordered a baked potato. I would not recommend this, instead for 2 people you should order 2 sides to share, like the garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Overall it was very good, it's a bit pricey, but always a good choice for eating a perfect steak in Santa Fe.

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