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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TG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at Vernon's, A top notch classy restaurant! They did a great job of making my guest and I feel welcomed.

LW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diner. Enjoyed the setting the service and the entertainment. Will become a regular, thank you for a great evening!

JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome, the food is awesome and the service is amazing!!! Well worth the price and always my first pick for special occasions!!!

SS
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great place for dinner!!! Although my dinner was wonderful last night, we were located right next to the jazz band in the bar area, and thus it was very hard to have a conversation. I am sure they would have seated us in a quieter location if I had asked, so I am not downrating this review for the noise, just a heads up for future dining. I do think the menu items are all a bit overpriced, with few options for a lower total bill, my suggestion to management is to offer half orders or a few more lower cost items for guests with a smaller appetite.

JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great steak and the wine was good staff was great

KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and service were top notch. But I can't say the same for the food. We both ordered the prime rib medium rare. The temp was closer to rare which was ok. But the meat wasn't as good a grade as I expected. It was stringy and difficult to cut. We had the shrimp and calamari appetizer and it was very good. For the price of the entree I expected a better prepared steak.

OT
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give this amazing restaurant 10 stars I would! The food was amazing the service outstanding, Stephanie and Santo never let us wanting for anything. They were exceptional and Gosh that food was perfectly cooked and delicious! Love this place and the atmosphere is so much fun!

s
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends for dinner at Vernon’s - none of us had been there before - it was clever. The drinks excellent, the food was unique and excellent, and the service was the best in Albuquerque.

RW
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my mom in from out of town for a cool experience

E
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was recommended by a friend, I had nerve heard of it. I took my wife for our anniversary and we both loved it. The atmosphere is awesome and the food is amazing. Will definitely be returning.

RH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t stop talking about my steak to my friends and family.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vernon’s was amazing, as usual! The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the drinks and service were both beyond compare. This is, by far, the best restaurant in Albuquerque.

MJ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a fun place! The entire dining experience was superb! If your ever in Albuquerque it is a must!

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. Took my dad for his birthday while some friends and I were visiting for the balloon fiesta. The wait staff was amazing. We had some delicious wines for a great price given the venue. Started with a bottle of cab and a bottle of Pinot. Also they have an interestingly authentic cocktail menu that was unique and kicked up a notch. Only had the pleasure to try one. The spirits list was abound as well, even had a great lavagulin selection (and many other whiskeys) which we tried on the rocks and then neat to enjoy those smokey notes. Did not feel rushed ever. The scallops and fritto misto were cooked perfectly, melt in your mouth good, as far as the appetizers. The salad dressing with the chili is something else and worth a try and the lobster bisque was so rich with a creamy finish that gave me just the right hint of sherry or maybe brandy, that I would go back again just to eat more! The aged beef was to die for and worth it to go for the 16oz and to share with a minimal fee (only $5) that offers an extra side for each person, so plenty to share, and you both get what you want that way. No one there at our table had anything to say negatively and we especially loved the ambiance, especially with the fun entrance, which I leave for you to experience. Don't want to ruin the fun here!

ED
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere!
Food was great and waitress Christin was wonderful

We go to Vernon’s about 4 times a year and have always had the same great experience ❤️

CM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!! Fantastic food and great drinks; we loved the speakeasy vibe!!!

MT
Toledo
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are visiting in Albuquerque. Excited to see a speakeasy in some of the online research/recommendations. My biggest disappointment was the fact we were expected to have a password and got a “ serious“ talking to before entering the restaurant from a doorman, Who was in character. Kind of setting up the speakeasy environment. However, once we got through the first door it became just like any other restaurant, The speakeasy theme seem to be forgotten. The cocktail menu had some neat options and wine list was excellent. Our server, Michael, was very attentive, no complaints. However the food quality, steak, did not seem to be up to par with similar restaurants in the same price range. Overall, I would recommend it and if I lived in Albuquerque I would possibly go back again. Again the loss of Speakeasy theme once you are through the front door was disappointing.

CC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Great atmosphere. Had a loud table beside us, but can’t help that sometimes. Great service. Short ribs were delicious with risotto.

P
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good as always ... gravy was somewhat salty for someone who doesn’t salt anything though. Music/piano was excellent. Service was better last time I was there than this time. Loved the attention to detail we got last time: scraping crumbs off the table and refolding napkins when you left the table. This time we didn’t get that level of service. Also the big guy at the front door was awesome and love his spiel. The other guy, the smaller one - shouldn’t be at the front door welcoming guests. He never smiled and was non-personable. Santiago was a great host and tour guide. Food is pricey but we expected that. We stuck to the “business casual or better” dress code but noticed many did not. Why have a dress code then?

FS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was fantastic. Our server Sean is the best, personable, professional and prompt. Our go to place for that exceptional dining experience.

S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great birthday dinner with family. A truly amazing experience.

n
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great service was excellent and loved the ambience

g
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town, we started our vacation in a delicious way! Short ribs were excellent!! They cooked my husband’s steak to perfection. Shawn was terrific—very attentive, friendly and helpful. All other wait staff were as well. We enjoyed our dinner and overall experience. Would highly recommend and will visit it again next time we make it to Albuquerque!

MN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was such a wonderful and delicious experience!!!! The filet Mignon was SO tender and perfectly cooked. The secret entrance, code word, etc made it even more fun.

W
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasion food and service was excellent wait staff was on top of everything just be prepared to pay the price but for an anniversary or special occasion it’s worth it

SS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Experience. From the secret code it takes to enter and the ambiance, this is a very unique place with the menu to back up the ambiance.

RC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Branded as a speakeasy, Vernon’s offers wonderful food and excellent service in a relaxed and luxurious setting (once inside the building).

L
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. A suprise birthday was planned for my husband and the staff was so wonderful to work with to make this a truly memorable birthday. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We have dined at Vernon's many times and always have a great experience.

LO
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a reservation for my sister and her husband and daughter who wete in town from Dallas Texas. They truly enjoyed themselves, thought the food was amazing, very entertaining environment and were thoroughly impressed.
Thank you Vernon’s for keeping Albuquerque on the map for good upscale eating.

DB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Vernon's! The food was absolutely fantastic, the service was excellent and the ambiance was great! We loved everything about it!

BM
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun special occasion restaurant, but very pricey food.

CR
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to Vernon's last Saturday and the experience tonight was not nearly as good. The waiter that we had this evening was nowhere near as attentive as Shawn. The experience was average, as was the food.

EE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our dad to vernons while in town for his 75th birthday. Such a fun and unique experience. Great drinks, food was amazing, all around good time!

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

A wonderful place for our first wedding anniversary. Staff was great food was excellent and the piano player was killer!!!

CR
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner. The steak was amazing as always but the vegetarian option was fantastic! Our server Shawn could not have been more attentive and really listened to our preferences. This restaurant is great and highly recommended.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly, and were served our drinks and food very quickly. The staff was friendly, and up front on what was sold out.

TA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere.
Great service.
Great food.
Definitely would recommend Vernon’s to anyone looking to have an amazing dinner.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Vernons. Cool atmosphere, very good wait staff, excellent food. Price was a little on the high side, but I guess that keeps the crowds down. We made last minute reservations and were able to get in, although little earlier than we would have preferred. Overall it was a very nice experience and we will be back.

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not as good as our last time . We shared the rib eye and it was really tough so im thinking it wasnt the best cut of meat and then had it smothered with the garlic, Mushroom and onions....which really was just way to sweet tasting and overwhelming,mash potatoes too firm and the asparagus was stringy....we loved our appetizers but even my salad was swimming in the blue cheese dressing . Our waitress was fantastic but just a bad night overall