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About Crown Room
Crown Room is an elegant dining experience tucked away in a quiet intimate setting inside The New Downs Casino.
We can boast about the incredible food, wine selections, our selection of ten 18 year or older scotchs, our large selection of Kentucky Bourbons and atmosphere…but what you won’t believe is the impeccable service. We don’t want to spoil the fun and surprises, but what we can tell you, Albuquerque is now in for an incredible treat.
Don’t believe us? Take a moment to view the wine list and menu. If you want to give your palate and your dining companion a flavorful adventure, there just isn’t a better option than The Crown Room.
Please dress for success. We suggest discourage cut off, gym shorts and flip flops.
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Hours of Operation:
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Valet parking along with a open public parking
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Crown Room is an elegant dining experience tucked away in a quiet intimate setting inside The New Downs.
Crown Room Ratings and Reviews
For Valentine’s Day the restaurant had a set five course menu. Four of the courses were amazing however the first course was a bit overdone. A simple pear salad would’ve been a much better option. Having said this, the restaurant and the executive chef especially accommodating as we had a couple of children dining with us. The price for the 5 courses was very reasonable and we all enjoyed ourselves.
Food was upscale and finely presented. Ambient spaciousness and non-crowding perfect for romantic conversation and quiet meal. Service at the table was rushed despite my asking the server to give my partner more time to eat slowly. At high-end prices, diners ought to be able to tarry over meal courses, NOT be hurried.
This was our 3rd meal at "Open Table"/Crown Room. I would recommend this venue BUT WITH QUALIFICATIONS.
My assessment: overpriced for what you get.
The staff was amazing. They were very attentive to our needs and even put a rush on our dessert so we could make it to the theatre on time. My husbands ribeye was perfect thanks to the advice of our waiter on how to get it cooked. I, however, was very disappointed with my whole meal. The shrimp cocktail was warm and chewy; the lobster was rubber with a strange garnish; the au gratin potatoes were dry and cold; and the bananas foster was runny. But overall we enjoyed the atmosphere and the quiet. Thank you.
Everything was exceptional! Went for my husband's 30th birthday and the entire staff was great! Tristan, our chef, came out and said hi and checked on us throughout the meal. Just a great venue and the food was outstanding! Great service all night and my husband was very impressed and happy with our surprise date.
The Crown Room is beautiful and the service is exceptional. We had a special menu for New Years Eve. The food was not worth the price. The first course was sitting on the plate when we arrived and it had developed a crust on it while sitting there. The salad was very basic, spring mix and little flavor. The scallops were good but served with black beans, seemed like a weird combo to me. The steak was under cooked for me, lacked in flavor, tough and just not very good. Best course was dessert, yummy cheesecake. They were very kind to make sure everything was gluten free. But the food was not tasty enough for me to return.
we read all the other reviews. Yes the location is in a transitional area and not a big fan of the cigarette smoke when you first enter the casino. There is valet parking and once you get to the restaurant, you receive nothing less than VIP treatment. The atmosphere, food and service is exceptional. The champagne sorbet between courses was very nice and the rose at the end of the dining experience for my wife made it even more memorable.
This place is THE PLACE to go for a quite romantic night out with the hubby(: We went on a Thursday night and had the entire place to ourselves, talk about impeccable service! Our server, Naan, made us feel completely at home and relaxed enough to fill the dinning room with our conversation. Carl, the bartender mixed our drinks just perfectly and I would definitely recommend the peach Julep if you enjoy a fun spin on a good classic.
The overall atmosphere was completely luxurious with plush chairs and fresh flowers on every table. Our favorite item of the night had to be the palate cleanser composed of tart raspberry sorbet and sparkling wine, simply delicious. Also mushroom, cognac Demi glacé that comes with the filet mignons is absolutely delicious and I would definitely recommend requesting extra on the side! The highlight of the night was getting to meet the chef who was a complete delight and even let us get a picture with him!
We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico!
Heard this was a great "up-scale" place with great steaks through a friend of a family member. Was a little worried about the location (near Central and Louisiana at the Casino) but decided to try it anyhow. Even though the website says "reservations recommended" there was virtually no one there when we arrived @ 7PM on a Saturday night. Yikes! The service was very good, but since there were no other tables to wait on, it should have been. Our waiter was very friendly and tried very hard to make our dinner pleasant. Food was mediocre (everything was just warm when served) and not inexpensive. The location is worrisome, there were lots of questionable people hanging around outside (we got "panhandled" on the way out to the car), so I would not go back even if the food had been outstanding and the place packed. Too bad, I feel for the wait staff as they are dying with few customers and tips.
The restaurant was completely empty except for us and one other table who left halfway through our meal so we were alone in the restaurant on a Saturday night. The food was presented beautifully but was extremely salty. The steaks were of medium quality. We could hear everything from the kitchen- not sure why we were seated at a tiny 2 top when every table was open? Too bad because the atmosphere is lovely.
Go to the casino at the Downs,valet then walk in the front door , bear right immediately then straight back passing the cafeteria. Once onside the room I was impressed with the elegant decor, the lighting and the background music via recordings of standards. The drinks are innovative, But the fruity mojito was a bit too sweet formy wife. I had a "classic" old fashioned made with some bing cherries. Excellent
The duck relleno was unique. Great flavor. Having been here before we knew everything was good, but in my opinion the 10oz bacon wrapped filet with a mushroom sauce is THE BEST. I had the baked potato which has rock salt on the skin. Everything was prepared perfectly.
We had a wonderful dinner. It was quiet, the staff was attentive and the Chef came out to say Hello. Everyone's food was delicious. I had a Brown Sugar, Banana Cocktail that was amazing and they ended our evening by giving a rose to both my mom and myself. My only other comment would be to add a small sign with the name of the restaurant outside so people know that it's by the casino and not by the grandstand.
This was a first visit. We decided to have Easter brunch with a small group of friends and family. We were disappointed overall. Had to smell the smoke from the casino on the way to the restaurant. The restaurant itself was a small dark room. Three of our party had to switch chairs as most of them were too low for the table. These were heavy chairs so my husband got a workout before dinner. I noticed other customers switching chairs with other tables as well. The brunch was a fixed price -- $40 per person and included a 4 course brunch. All were pleased with the meal presentation. I ordered the chicken and waffle plate -- waffles were not warm and somewhat soft. Fried chicken had obviously been prepared and left sitting in the kitchen -- lukewarm and soggy. Service was a bit slow but friendly. My husband had the steak and eggs and enjoyed his meal as did the other three people in my party. We all agreed that we would not return, primarily because of a lack of ambience, average food and high price.
You know it was an interesting little room...gave you the feeling of intimacy and that you were in for something special. Our waitress was phenomenal. But really the meal and the drinks were so overpriced. Really this is New Mexico! You don't need to rip off your own neighbors. we had friends who asked us about our special Easter Brunch. I was so excited to surprise my husband. I even hinted this could be a Mother's day venue. My comments were it was extremely overrated and very average. Glad we ate there once but would never pay that price again to have to fool around and move chairs around so that I wasn't sitting in a pit of a chair and neither was my husband who is 6'3". It was pretty ridiculous. We almost left as soon as we were seated since no one approached our table for quite a while. Thanks.
During Easter Brunch the coffee kept cooling down too fast; don't know if it didn't start out hot enough or if the room temp was too cool, or both? It might have been the room temp because the main entree which should have been hot; I like my breakfast hot off the stove, it cooled off to quick also. Maybe it started out cold coming out of the kitchen. If you are trying to cool off the staff, be aware it is also cooling the food. Tristan was friendly and made the rounds in the dining room, very nice touch to meet the chef. I would have preferred less to no pink mousse on my chicken and waffle plate. I encourage the creative menu, just find a way to deliver the food hot. Thank you.
The Crown Room features great food, a very good wine list, and was (for a Friday night) unexpectedly quiet. The Dining Room deserves more patronage. That would help the Servers to gain more experience, as we found that parts of the service experience could be improved.
Me and my Wife went for Valentines day for the first time and we're really amazed at how great the food was with such excellent service. I have recommended it to several friends in the last few days and will also be going back more often. Thanks for the entire experience
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