The Bull Ring

4.4
947 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 947 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrooklynJazz
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a quiet Monday night and had a marvelous time. Friendly, knowledgeable service, two great shrimp appetizers (coconut and bbq) were enough to share for a table of five. Steaks were excellent, great, crispy shoestring potatoes and lots of pencil-thin asparagus as sides to share. Prices are like a NYC or Chicago steakhouse, but the quality warrants it. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not the best not the worst… could’ve done without.

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vipDaisy
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Bread was burned, orders arrived wrong, had to request steak knives and salt and pepper, ridiculously overpriced, ordered onion strings, got onion rings - soaked in grease. $44 petite filet ordered medium came very rare. All sides are $9 extra. Will never return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was and as always great!

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vipSuza
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice steak house with all the traditional menu items, comfortable booths and a patio. Generous with the pours which is unique these days. Wonderful selections for those non-steak folks and great dessert menu. Pecan pie is a must.

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Neenu
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

If you’re a red meat eater it’s worth the trip otherwise not impressive

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PaulQ
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

good food, first time eating there. it was nice, i will go back 0n my next anniversary

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JohnI
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never experienced a bad, or questionable meal at the Bull Ring. Some of the best steaks in all of Santa Fe. Excellent wine list and sides selection. Just missed seeing Harry.

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JohnL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent here. The Petite Filet was superb. The overall experience was perfection. This place has the WOW-FACTOR!

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Mary
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the steaks outstanding. Great place for our graduation celebration dinner. We’ll be back, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The filets were pretty good but the prime rib was a bit disappointing. Overall the service was good, but it didn’t stand out to me as an exceptional restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best steak I have ever had! The server was perfection.

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vipLeRoyB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants. Classic, old-fashioned, cozy steakhouse with great food and out-of-this-world service. From the owner down everyone is so welcoming, friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the Bull Ring!

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Texasgirl
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great steak but most other food items need some adjustments and are not fine dining level.

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DonD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet was excellent as was the sea bass. The double fruit pie with ice cream topped off a great experience.

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RaeV
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing. They went above and beyond to make us feel special.

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DelD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor Service-Very Expensive- Loud, and unorganized. Poor value for cost. Nor sure they understand how to prepare prime rib (not seasoned, asked for Medium Rare and was served blood rare.) Asparagus was way overcooked and over priced. On menu it was listed as Seasonal - Ask Server, came out to $13 for about a half pound. Wanted to order shrimp cocktail but was listed as $20 and no one around me had one, was afraid seafood may of been sitting in kitchen for a while.

Was not offered bread, while other tables had it brought right out to them. Was not offered bread plates had to use dirty plates from horsd'ouevre. Plates came from the kitchen creaming hot and placed on table with no warning as to how hot they are.

Some of the sides were generous, but there was no way an order of Au gratin potatoes was going to feed more than maybe two. Waitress did not know the specials

Would not go back there and would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've yet to be dissapointed. Steaks are very good quality and cooked to perfection. Only feedback is maybe a few more options on the starters.

SC
SamanthaC
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My friend and I ordered the Irish coffee for desert and it was terrible. Neither of us drank it and the waiter not even noticed... of course we had to pay for it.

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vipmissinnewmex
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. So nice to be back with indoor dining!

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JohnV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. I had one of the best porterhouse steaks ever.

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StanfordG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply marvelous rib eye. Great. I’m from Kansas City and lived in Chicago for 20 years
This is the best steak I have eaten

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CarolynC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filets were cooked perfectly and were some of the best I have eaten. The raspberry/rhubarb pie was as good as my mother used to make.

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vipSteveF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ordered bar menu food in the dining room and the fish was way over cooked. Fries were under cooked.

Steak was very good.

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GaiaDi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The host was very odd, ignoring us for at least 5 minutes when we first arrived. Then she kept brushing us off. Then she yelled across the dining room that our table was ready and we could be seated. For the level of finite dining that is the Bull Ring I was surprised by the brash behavior.

Our server was wonderful, the food was fantastic.

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vipBone
Las Vegas
49 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35th Anniversary - Great dinner, the lobster was outstanding, petite filet tender as butter! Wish they would have provided bread instead of the hostess asking us to support them for Best Restaurant of Santa Fe! We will go again the next time we are in town, next time we’ll ask for bread!

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RKD1
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and dinner and we will recommend The Bull Ring to all!! FABULOUS!!

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vipPancho
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good Prime Rib, perfect donned and very good service!

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SamsDad
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time in Santa Fe. Had overdosed on spicy Mexican at lunch and knew no one would ask me what color sauce I wanted here!!

Was a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exemplary service and excellent food

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TKay
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely EVERYTHING was spot on! Food was perfect, delicious, and very generous portions of sides, and meat course. Even the size of the wine glass and its contents-super sized! Nothing to complain about, whatsoever! Service, quality of atmosphere, food-amazing! We will always return when we are able and in Santa Fe! Well done, Bull Ring!!

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FredB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak dinners we have ever eaten. Service was great. Worth the price. Will return!!

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HollyP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The Seabass was marginal and the pineapple mango chutney taste as if it was left unwraped in the refrigerator-was chewy-over baked-the presentation...there was not one-we get it still the days of the a la carte entree and $9 sides needs to go especially if the food is just so so we won’t be back-There are other restaurants to do this but their food is exceptional so blame it on the pandemic who knows but maybe get new plates that supposed to be a joke-

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We've dined at Bull Ring numerous times, this time was an unpleasant experience. The food wasn't great and the waiter was quite poor. We were seated in the far back corner and although it was quiet, we were essentially ignored. It took close to 10 minutes after being seated for the waiter to take our drink order. Anyway, nobody cares and I'm sure Bull Ring doesn't need the business. I'm sorry to say we probably won't be returning to the Bull ring on our next visit to Santa Fe.

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Tessie
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

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vipJoseph
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was disappointing. The service was even worse.

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vipwendyp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Over priced food poorly executed. Food served on dishes you’d find at ponderosa. Steak was not high quality which you’d expect for 45.00 for a petite filet. Basic food.

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KathyC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We have eaten in the Bull Ring every year for several years. In the past, the food has been excellent. This year I had blackened salmon. It was very dry and overly spicy. The other items ordered were fresh and right on point. Pecan pie was excellent!

JJ
JillJ
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bull Ring is a good Old-Fashioned steak house. The ambiance is typical steakhouse fare. The service was great, as was the food. We split the large porterhouse, which was melt in your mouth good!

FAQs

The Bull Ring offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 983-3328.

The Bull Ring is rated 4.4 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.