Vernon's Speakeasy

4.7
3872 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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

We offer a special Valentine's Day Menu both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2020. At this time, we are patio dining only with heaters for every table and more! Vernon's has been named one of the most romantic restaurants in country. Special menu available at vernonsspeakeasymenu.com.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were open for patio only due to the Governor’s restrictions. They had heaters next to every table, plus extra and the fire place was lit. It was very warm and I even had to take off my jacket. Our server, Sean, was fantastic as always. Food was amazing and service was great. I would definitely go back even through these conditions (COVID).

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Homer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family went to Vernon’s for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere was very relaxing, safe distancing during these times, and the off was off the charts delicious.

I recommend this wonderful place for a romantic evening or for a small gathering with family member’s you know are practicing social distancing and are adamant about wearing their masks.

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very awesome. First time there and will go back. Covid kinda slim down the experience but they still made it a really good time.

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vipDonE
New Mexico
64 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

If you like hooky theater, you'll love this place. If not, don't go. After months of pandemic home-stay we decided to risk a night out. Forgetting the silly Speakeasy welcome, the food was mediocre at best, with outrageous prices. My wedge salad was unique, but interesting and crisp. My rib-eye steak was thin, tough, and only half edible, the asparagus over cooked, the baked potato passable. My wife's three, small, almost burned crab cakes were OK if you just ate the insides. We took @half of the meat home for our Lab, who loved it. The best thing was the very efficient and attentive service.

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SaraA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the covid friendly patio set up. Heaters at every table made it very comfortable to sit outside for dinner! Food was delicious as always.

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Vivian
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the ambiance was great, the food left a bit to be desired. I ordered a petite filet (a $50+ choice) and it was tiny. So, for that reason, I have to say the value is poor. I know it's a pricey restaurant and I'm willing to pay for high end food & service, but it fell really short this time.

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TiffanyF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great COVID experience. I was even a little warm! Our server was wonderful and we can’t wait to go back.

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SPal
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local dining with a great atmosphere & amazing food! Heaters on the patio make the dining experience very pleasant & comfortable. This is a must see!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Vernons!

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HaydenE
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, the people where very nice and fun to talk with. The atmosphere was very classy and overall a great experience.

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IsaiahG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. No other place that compares. Locally owned. Outside seating rn for covid. They put in a lot of work to make it warm and comfortable outside. Outstanding job!!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing time I will be coming back and recommending to my friends

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vipErinO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner was great. I do wish there were a few more options. The food was fantastic, but a bit over priced even for New Year’s Eve. Otherwise, great time catching up with our two friends!

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Richard
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our reservation was for 7:30 pm. I received a call the day of the reservation and told they were overbooked for 7:30 and could get us in earlier. The new time was at 5 and I was told we would get a 20% discount. Our bill did not reflect the discount. The food and service was excellent.

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newyearcoldfood
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

outside dinnings experince was not good cold from my legs down head was burning from gas heaters food got cold fast with the cold weather . No tost celebration just pourd you a drink . Asked us to come in earlier than my reservation for what ?

Gordon Archuleta

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DeborahK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual.

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EdMize
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heaters worked great
Food excellent
Wait staff also excellent

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bruiser
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The theme is prohibition era speak easy, and it was just that. Tony at the door let us in even though we might have been packing a 'tommy'! His intro to the whole experience was just right.

It was a bit cold to be sitting outside, but we were well taken care of and the outdoor heaters were enough to keep it comfortable. We were given a second heater once tables started to clear out, which made it much more comfortable.

The 14oz rib eye was cooked perfect medium rare, the mashed potatoes were creamy and seasoned just right, and the zucchini side was tasty. Also the scampi was very flavorful, with the shrimp done just right. The salmon was flaky and creamy, not overdone. Then deserts were just enough to end the night on a good note. A well prepared and served meal to be sure.

Try it, you'll like it. Or I'll make you an offer you can't refuse ...

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Notgreatthistime
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Usually fantastic. This time it was just ok. Our server was great. Wish we would have been told we were dining outside. However, the heaters worked fine. Our food took over an hour. Not worth the price for the quality or wait. Seafood was especially over cooked and lacking in its usual portion. Everything else seemed like it was waiting in a window. Again, normally fantastic. Will have to try again after covid restrictions are lifted.

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EDWARDM
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again Vernon’s was perfect
Sean was our waiter and he was wonderful and on top of things
Food was awesome and atmosphere great 😊
Will be back again

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TheGuy
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. They definitely made the best out of outdoor dining even on a cold evening

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Exceeded my expectations. Definitely coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside due to our Covid Restrictions. Even though it was cold outside the staff at Vernon’s did everything they could to make it a wonderful experience! There was a lovely fireplace in the corner and heaters at every table. The food was fantastic!

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LandonS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great evening, even in difficult times. The Vernon team has created a safe yet enjoyable environment to enjoy an evening with your family, friends and co-workers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though it was a chilly night, you’d never know on this patio! One heater per table made the temperature perfect. The only downside to this experience was our order on our baked potato was incorrect. Not much of a big deal but by the time we got our “loaded” part of it the potatoes were no longer hot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was outdoor dining only. It was warm with the heater next to our table. So thankful they were open.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on Dec 17 to celebrate my birthday with a good friend. I loved that each table had their own heat lamp. Per request, we sat next to the beautiful kiva fireplace. The old fashioned cocktail was tasty and the calamari was fried to perfection. Both our ribeye and prime rib were juicy and full of flavor. I ordered a side of macaroni and cheese and it was absolutely delicious! Our server was incredibly professional and did a great job; I never got his name though. Thank you for an awesome evening! I can not wait to come back. (:

-Seth Rochefort

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. They have done their best to make outdoor dining work in their location. Looking forward to be able to return in more “normal” conditions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Sean was great and we will definitely be back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating outside due to covid but with a heater! Perfect for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish that we could’ve been inside which I bet would’ve been a better experience but it was still a great experience. Enjoyed myself with my girlfriends. We didn’t feel rushed. Food was good.

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Racine
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernon's speakeasy this December was our first time dinning there and certainly not our last! It was patio outside dinning in December and we were prepared for the cold night out. However they had wonderful heat lamps at every table and we ended up taking our coats off before the entrée arrived!! The waiter was excellent in his temperament and assertiveness of our needs. It was a lovely environment well lite and tasteful. The steaks were amazing the rib eye is where it's at !! My husbands old fashioned was perfect as well as their red wine! When staff talked with other guest you notice a certain level of decorum present by all staff members! Giving the password was an extra bonus!

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ScottL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service!

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EDWARDM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and staff was the best

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PoletS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic!! I have absolutely nothing negative to say.

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vipCharleneB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor warm heated patio
is a wonderful dining experience.
Server is good and food always great.
Truly an untraditional winter holiday
new dining style.

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SteveH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio was great. There was a heater near each table and we weren't cold at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I just went out for a date at Vernon’s Speakeasy. It took almost an hour for us to get in due to them following their max capacity but we got a free dessert and our service was amazing. Plus the food was good as well and many of the waiters were always moving heaters outside to keep their guests warm. This experience was really well and we will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were awful, we were early for our reservation which they seated us an hour and a half late for thanksgiving we were told they were out of what we ordered twice. Was not asked of I wanted anything to drink they brought water to the table and that was it. When the food that they had did come out was cold to the point the butter wouldn’t melt on top of the meat. For a plate of food that costs 55-60$ this was the worst service I’ve ever had here. To the point I probably won’t go back.

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JimS
Kansas City
3 reviews
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.

FAQs

Vernon's Speakeasy is rated 4.7 stars by 3872 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.