Vernon's Speakeasy

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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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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place on TripAdvisor and boy did we love it!! The fun of “trying” to find the secret door- knock and wait for the door guard to ask for “password” to allow us to enter. Great beer, cocktail , and wine. My husband and I split the 16 oz black @ blue NY strip and 1 lb lobster. We had ala carte creamed spinach, mushrooms, baked potatoe, and asparagus. That moved on to the beat cream burelle and German chocolate cheesecake. So glad we “found” this hidden gem!

DM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. The baked Brie was every bit as delicious as we remembered. Perfect steaks. A bottle of Malbec that lived up to our waiter's recommendation. Excellent service--attentive without being obtrusive.

CS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just okay. Ambience left something to be desired. Service was okay though - pretty attentive. Not the experience we expected.

JG
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vernons never disappoints. They truly strive for perfection and one of the only places that actually achieves it. The band playing while we were there was absolutely amazing. Looking forward to next time

v
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Vernon's Speakeasy. The food is amazing. The service is top-notch. We always go there when we're in Albuquerque.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was Delicious, the cook and waiters were awesome. The cook came out twice, first to ask if we for sure wanted our Prime rib well done, as it would not be as tender or juicy. We took his advise and it was fantastic. Ate every crumb. The waiter was attentive and we didn't have to ask for more water, he just quietly filled our glasses. I will be a repeat customer, and will take my friends and dates there as often as I can. THANK YOU !!

NM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vernon's Speakeasy Steakhouse is a must dine experience. My wife and I have eaten in other steak houses in Albuquerque and find Vernon's superior to them. From beginning to end, our dining needs were met. Ask for Christopher Saturday thru Tuesday. You will be pleased!

P
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have to say that this was a super evening. My very best friend and I are battling cancer, she is cancer free and I have Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. We got to celebrate birthdays which both of us are very grateful for. Vernon’s is the place to make lasting memories. Thank you for our experience.

DG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing! Little pricey but definitely worth going to at least once a year if anything.

EO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Sean (doppelgänger for Ethan Hawk) was amazing. He made great recommendations for drinks and food. We enjoyed everything we ordered! We sat in the diamond lounge area and enjoyed live jazz music. We enjoyed our meal and enjoyed the dinner experience. We will definitely go back

W
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have had the opportunity to eat amazing food in my life, Vernon's didn't quite get to the highest of high on overall flavor but it was very good though. The menu had a nice variety and was executed well. The service on the other hand was better than any place I have ever dined in this country from sea to shining sea.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed our time at Vernon's. The food and drinks were amazing, and our server Sean was wonderful! It's a bit pricey, but you will not regret it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

17 year wedding anniversary celebration and our babysitter plans fell through. Amazing food and our server handled my wife and three year old with extreme care and turned out to be a great night!

B
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I don’t know... I know this is supposed to be a luxury experience for Albuqerque. I frequent establishments all over the US and for the premium of this restaurant the cuisine a is less than par. When it first opened my wife and I came often, having not been in quite some time we decided to bring our son and frankly were a bit disappointed. Service was good however though my steak and lobster was over-cooked and my sons was very rare even when he ordered medium.
It was most likely be a while before we return.
Competition is Ruth’s Chris but that will be our next celebration dinner.

JG
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing ambiance, excellent service, and just the best steak on the planet

EF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vernon's was excellent! Our waiter really worked to make our visit special, and the portions were large and delicious. A really neat destination.

DW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best dining experience I have ever had. The ambiance is outstanding and our meals were amazing. You definitely pay for what you get and it’s worth every penny.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing on all levels. The staff was amazing in both manners and etiquette. The actors were welcoming and entertaining. Best restaurant in Albuquerque

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was beautiful!

DH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place. Great food (pricy, but get what you pay for), great drinks, great ambiance. Might be the bast restaurant in ABQ. If they have it on the menu the ciapinno is AWESOME! Highly recommended.

CV
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance. Discreet place to meet and enjoy a drink.

B
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is one of those places that had been on my list for ages and the whole speakeasy aspect was pretty fun. Don't expect Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, as the decor is just a passable approximation of a jazz joint.

The cocktails were very well done. I have the Lavender 75 and my friend was very pleased with the seasonal old fashioned. The wines were also good. The food was just okay for what we got. I had the fish, two companions had steaks, one the soup, one a seafood medley, and one the vegetarian option. The whole of us agreed that the food was too salty. One of my party sent their seafood medley back. They were not charged for it.

The service was excellent, with a knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. They were also very accommodating when we had requests or complaints.

EL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my Dad’s favorite place so for his 85th Birthday of course we went to Vernon’s. From apps to dessert, everything was wonderful and the service from Dusty, great.

BW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent experience they are very attentive and the food is great.
atmosphere is great

JB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Albuquerque. Certainly, the best place for beef. Just expect to spend a few dollars and blow any diets. Everything is just so good.

AP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Sean was awesome! Our experience was 10 times better because of him!

LE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!

VV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was delish. Sean was an excellent server. An excellent place for a Bday.

L
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vernon's was absolutely amazing and Eddie bower the singer was outstanding. My husband and I had such a wonderful time enjoying the live music and service was on point! We will definitely go back!

JY
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table ready on time, server knew the menu and had fast service. What more can you ask.

A
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Had the boneless ribeye, husband had filet mignon and lobster. Service was great as well, but you’ve got to do a better job with noise levels. With the ambiance being so relaxing, it really sucks to sit around loud people. Also- minor, but maybe put signs warning guests that the hot water in the restrooms will literally take off the first layer of your skin if you don’t combine with cold water. Lastly, some custom&clean soap dispensers would look much better in the restrooms than the filthy dial bottle that is there.

EB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good. We really enjoyed the live piano music. My wife and I were a bit warm. The air conditioner only kicked on a couple of times. The Dry aged Ribeye Steak was highly recommended, however you guys were out of stock that night which was disappointing. Overall a great experience.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been to Vernon’s before and usually everything is excellent- I was surprised at how poor the service was at this visit! My husband and I went for our anniversary- it seemed the wait staff forgot we were present! Our appetizer was essentially cold, the waiter brought cutlery to our table 3 times and was surprised each time that we already have our forks/knives - I was very disappointed this time and am unsure if we will ever return

AM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. I had high expectations and was not disappointed. Everything was prepared to perfection and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back.

My only comment, and perhaps more of a question, is that two of the menu items were not available, one of which was my guest of honor's entree selection. Perhaps call in advance to find out what's available? It seemed odd that, for such a renowned steakhouse, and considering we were there quite early in the evening (5 pm), the most highly recommended cut was not available.

Otherwise, an absolutely wonderful experience. Thank you.

AL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit pricy. Steaks were very good. Vegetables weren’t that good. Service was wonderful.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pricey, but worth every penny. The best food and service I've personally ever had in New Mexico.

LF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the price was good for the quality

DA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal, as usual, was outstanding. But what really stood out was the excellent, attentive service. Vernon's is most definitely our restaurant of choice.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a once and done location for us. We scheduled our reservation for 8:15pm and since it took us a few minutes to figure out where to enter, we checked in at 8:17pm. The host made it a point to inform us that we were late and would have to wait for a table because they were busy. We were not seated at our table until almost 9pm. We chose this restaurant based on the theme and were looking forward to the staff playing and dressing the par. Some did and some did not. Unfortunately, our waitress was not very fun, outgoing or lively. The food was very good. We ordered the Black & Blue NY Strip, medium, w/a side of mashed potato and green beans. Be sure to ask for the market prices on add on seafood as we added a lobster tail to the tune of $90! The other drawback was they were out of a few side items such as baked potatoes. IF we decide to return, we will be sure to request the piano room. Don't feel obligated to dress up as most patrons do not. Overall, it was good food but given the choice between here and Ruth's Chris, I would chose the latter. I do understand why previous reviews mention the overpricing. A glass of Hess is $17, which is the cost of the bottle in many retailers. Give it a try at least once though.

r
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was definitely worth the price!

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