Vernon's Speakeasy

4.7
3832 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Vernon's Speakeasy is the only speakeasy restaurant in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood and American cuisine in a superb dining atmosphere. The culmination of live music, great food and top notch service, as well as the need for "the Password", create an atmosphere and dining experience that surely proves to be one of a kind.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3832 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gloria provided the great service we always expect and receive when we visit Vernon’s. This is one of our favorites in Albuquerque.

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vipJeff
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was not up to par and the prices were very high. Very pleasant service.

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Leslye
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and we were not dissapointed staff were very friendly food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We reserved the table for 7:30 and when we got there we had to wait more than 20 minutes just to get in the door. There was a crowd of people outside of the restaurant waiting to get seated and they have been waiting as well. I’m talking like 4 to 5 different groups to get in, it was strange and awkward. Then to top it off I’m 6 months pregnant and when we finally got seated they sat us in uncomfortable chairs. We had to finally speak up and ask to change tables. They did make everything right but you would think they would be more accommodating from the beginning. Our food wasn’t as perfect as we expected either, considering we paid almost $300.00 and we tipped the waiter very well and the girl who helped change tables. My boyfriend wanted to celebrate my birthday and this is what I chose and I’m undecided if I would go back. I’m very appreciative that they gave me a birthday dessert on the house because this pregnant girl was happy. Just thought we would have had a better experience!

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Alisha
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful everytime we have gone in. Food is absolutely delicious and service is outstanding.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was Great! I would definitely recommend this place and I will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was mine and my wife’s 16th anniversary this past weekend not only did the chefs and wait staff do an amazing job it was also an amazing experience this is not our first time celebrating at Vernon speakeasy and it will not be our last it is sad to see that all the businesses will have to shut down other than take out only I really hope that all the staff at Vernon‘s I will be back when all this is over because not only do I look forward to the amazing hospitality and great food that this establishment offers but the atmosphere there is like none other We will be returning again and again stay strong Vernon’s we will see you soon and thank you once again for such an amazing Evening

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vipCharleneB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service taking care to make your dining a terrific evening. The outdoor patio is warm and cozy with heaters and very romantic. We are well taken care of each and every time we go. Our server Kristen knows exactly how to make our dining a pleasure.

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ZanettaR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and loved the food. Our server, Josh, was amazing!

The only bummer was we went on a Friday night and anticipated piano player but he never showed up.

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RitP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great experience at Vernons. Food was delicious, and our server did an excellent job. He was attentive, but not intrusive. We had a romantic and lovely time for my husband’s birthday.

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FaithV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Our service was prompt. The steak was slightly dry, the whiskey was bitter, but everything else was extraordinary. We may come back for future events. Certainly would have preferred to give the $10 covid fee to our waiter for additional tip.

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CaridadM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernon‘s was absolutely amazing I had a great birthday! Amazing food great ambience! Tysm ✨🥂♏️

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RobG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey and portions are small but the food was excellent and it’s an experience I would recommend because of the setting and showmanship.

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BrentT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernons is a great place to go for a date night or special occasions. They have the best service in Albuquerque. They know how to make your night special

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, staff!! Couldn't ask for much more!

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KGonzo
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our 2nd time to Vernon’s. We ate on the patio, because Democrats Covid and it was advertised that there would be a 15% discount for patio dining. The discount was not applied, however, and there was also a Covid fee that was applied. The steaks were good, the calamari and Brie appetizers were good, however the chicken plate and quail plate were disappointing. Definitely stick to steak if you go to eat here. We ordered two desserts, but it turned out they ran out of one of them so we substituted with another. Both were delicious, however they ended up charging us for 3 desserts. So, just some careless mistakes that were overlooked by the staff. However, for as much as you pay there, these are things that should be spot on to get your $ worth, and everything on the menu should be delicious I think... The patio was nice, but for the experience I definitely recommend dining inside.

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BettiM
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a wonderful experience at Vernon's. From getting approval from "Tony" at the front door, to the great food, and the exceptional customer service, I'll just keep coming back!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat and relax. Took the wife for our 3 year anniversery and she loved it.

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Landa
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed ourselves. From being greeted at the door, the hostess who seated us, the food was really good as well as the drinks.

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LukasV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I will start off by saying I have been here two other times and have never had an issue. That is why when it was time to celebrate a promotion we chose Vernons. I understand things are different now with COVID, I just didn’t know how different. We were sat outside in the patio which was fine but a very different experience. The patio is okay but not the fancy dining experience we were used to. The patio sits right next to the road so you have the constant sound of vehicles driving by. There was an exit to the parking lot right next to us that was used frequently by employees. The ambiance was very hectic and loud, the patio was also dirty. Nothing concerning, normal things to see in an outdoor patio dirt and fallen leaves, just not what I expected when going to a fancy dinner. We were okay to stay because the food is always spectacular... unfortunately not the case this time. The food was just okay, my wife and I tasted the salt more than the actual meal. We left spending a lot of money for a very mediocre experience and felt disappointed. We will probably try to find a new place for celebrations.

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AmburH
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we loved it.. are bartender/server was amazing!

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Review
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was much better the last time we had dinner here. The steaks were comparable to apple bees or chilis. Our server was nice but her helper a young lady I don't remember her name was not very friendly to my wife and I but we noticed she was to others. We probably won't return for a while. I don't mind paying for good food and service but we didn't receive either like we had anticipated for our anniversary dinner.

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Sparky96
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything in the 7 coarse meal was amazing and server explained everything to our understanding.

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jamess
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the aged beef, all I can say is it was AMAZING. It was recommended from our waitress who was nothing short of spectacular.

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Joser
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the cocktails.the service is always great.

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PaulV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic dinner!!! Live music on the piano. Candle light dinner. Amazing apatizers, and delisious desert!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Vernon’s every year for our Anniversary and you never disappoint. The service was outstanding. We’re so happy that you are open again and we are looking forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for making our anniversary even better.

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JesicaD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved this place. Super romantic! From the food to the service everything was great 😊👍🏼

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between all of the staff we interacted with, we were impressed with them all. This was our first visit, but not our last. Make sure you ask the bartender for a Pink Squirrel. You’ll be totally amazed at the magic produced.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Beautiful service, food quality suffered. $240.00 for two people. $90.00 lobster tail, I expect better quality. Overall a decent experience.

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vipkittyjungle
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we sat on the patio which felt safe but also so cozy with the fireplace. steaks are always perfection at vernon's....this visit did not disappoint!

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great atmosphere love that you can make reservations.

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SteveH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and our meal was delicious.

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Volunteer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for dinner. We go there every year for a lot of "special" dinner celebrations and they never have any issues. Even with the minor changes due to the Pandemic, it is still a great place to eat. Highly recommend this to everyone.

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vipPaulH
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Social distancing spacing was tastefully done.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience only it took quite a while to get a table. We were sat at least 30 minutes after our reservation time.

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LizN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were delightful! The staff gave great recommendations and even took pictures for us! I went for my birthday and I was not disappointed. 10/10 recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was so much fun! I went in expecting their vegan option to be so so... you know, like an after thought. But it was amazing! The drinks were wonderful, the staff was impeccable. I highly recommend the experience. It was so intimate and cozy.

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CarolineS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time diner. Was disappointed they were out of what I ordered. Changed to pork porterhouse and it wasn’t my favorite. But the green Chile grits were amazing and my husband’s filet was very good too. We were seated in one of the more exposed tables. Something in the back would have been nicer. Next time I will know to request that.

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Stefanie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend as a celebration for his birthday and everything was great! I really appreciated the dessert for his birthday and how awesome the service was. The food was delicious as well!

FAQs

Vernon's Speakeasy is rated 4.7 stars by 3832 OpenTable diners.

Vernon's Speakeasy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://vernons.boomtime.com/lgift.

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.