The Bull Ring

4.5
967 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 967 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too buttery

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Tourguide3
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

For the low number of servers, the service was really excellent. The food was good. Just one little nit-pick: the music was ALL Frank Sinatra, including Jingle Bells and other Christmas hits. Not good in August. Would suggest a Frank Sinatra era of artists playlist to mix it up some. I know some people don’t even hear the background sounds. But others do — and this just seemed lazy. Bullring’s vibe has a sort of a middle-of-the-road, 70s lounge singer swing to it. But I get the feeling that this is where Santa Fe comes when only a mouth-watering steak dinner will do.

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vipSMCorbett
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were greeted by a rather rude hostess who brusquely told us they were running late, and we were going to have to wait. 20 minutes after our rez, we were seated outside though we specifically asked for indoor. Our server, Morgen (Morgan?), saved the day by being enchanting, knowledgeable, and attentive. Drinks were long in coming as they were obviously understaffed, but Morgen was constantly checking. Salads were way overpriced and plated like in a cheap diner, and the same rude hostess brought them to the table but gave each of us the wrong one. Steaks were good, quite good actually and cooked properly. My dinner companion’s dessert, the cheesecake, was to his liking. Was it a great evening? For the price- No. This is supposed to be Santa Fe’s best steakhouse? New Mexico’s? Yikes. Several locals warned us against it, but we went anyway. Granted, I’m spoiled by NY and Chicago steak restaurants, but this wasn’t really a prime experience. Apparently, Market Steer is a superior outing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Understaffed and very busy. Great steaks and drinks!!

VK
vipVisitorfromKC
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

After an initial glitch with the hostess and seating, our servers were very good. The food was very good and the outdoor dining area is nice and feels very safe with tables spread out. We will come back.

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CandaceF
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Outside is the best. Best steak,green chili stew and fried shrimp

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vipRainey
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

great food and best in SF for steaks and chops. Went on a busy Sunday night and one member of party was 1/2 hr late due to closing of Roads for Traditional Spanish Market. Then we were made to wait another 1/2 hr just to order and food not out for another 25 minutes. FOOD IS EXCELLENT. HAVE ETEN HERE MANY TIMES and food is consistently good and cooked to your liking

JH
vipJudyHogan
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always….perfection!

JO
JohnO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and the service is outstanding! Sat out on the covered patio during an afternoon thunderstorm and couldn’t have asked for more ambience.

Highly recommend this restaurant to tourists and locals. Mussels, Caesar salad, salmon salad, baby back ribs and pecan pie ala mode did not disappoint!

The margaritas are delicious and made with a kick!

We live in Dallas but we’ll be back!

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vipthoughts1
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great new find for us! We live in Albuquerque and are always looking for new places in Santa Fe to eat. For some reason, we had not heard of The Bull Ring before! Our loss, for sure.

Now that we have been and had such a wonderful meal and total experience, we will be "regulars" from now on. Had their ribeye steak which literally melted in my mouth! Their salads and appetizers were delicious! Lucky for us, we had leftovers so we have 1-2 more meals to enjoy!

They have a very nice wine list to enjoy as well as tasty cocktails. Service was VERY attentive yet not interruptive. Nice patio and elegant inside dining on offer.

Make reservations! They book up fast!

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vipSuziN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks and sides were amazing. I felt the pricing was a little steep but it was a special occasion for us. The service was spectacular. We enjoyed it!

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vipDinner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always experience excellent steaks & wonderful service at the Bull Ring. Best steaks in town

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vipmic4gdfd
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Best steak in NM!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It was our anniversary dinner , the waiter was hardly seen. The food was sub par at best. I could have been just as satisfied if we would have eaten at say a chain restaurant. I would think for the price of everything it would have been a little bit more.

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vipPamS
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All entree’s (Filet, Prime Red, Veal Chop and Sea Bass) were delicious and perfectly prepared. Not a bite left on all four plates! Ditto all sides (Shoe String Potatoes, Ala Gratin Potatoes, and Sautéed Mushrooms.)

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s so enjoyable to be able to go out and eat in the service and the people there were so perfect, great food super bartender… Love it

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JodiL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved eating at the Bull Ring! From the fabulous cocktails and food, to meeting Harry, the owner, it was an experience we will never forget. Wonderful! Looking forward to visiting Santa Fe and our new favorited restaurant again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience for my birthday.

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RichT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Our table was ready when we arrived. The food and service were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service

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RBnm
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have had much better meals at other restaurants in Santa Fe. First, the hostess stuck us in a back room by ourselves and it was about 45 minutes before others were seated in the room. The appetizer was only ok, the salad was very ordinary, the main course beef was good. The petite filet was served on a small plate with nothing else, as unimaginative a presentation as possible for a $44 filet. My strip steak did have some trimmings. The rhubarb raspberry pie had an industrial crust close to cardboard. Overall, the whole "special event" dinner was a disappointment. The serving staff was good except for the hostess seating us in the back room and she couldn't take a hint that I didn't like that--I should have been more forceful. We won't be back!

BJ
BrooklynJazz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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

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vipDaisy
San Diego
6 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
33 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
Denver
2 reviews
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.

JL
JohnL
New Orleans
5 reviews
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
7 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.

DD
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.

FAQs

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

The Bull Ring is rated 4.5 stars by 967 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.