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

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

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

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

MT
Toledo
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

n
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great service was excellent and loved the ambience

g
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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!

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.

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

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
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 on September 15, 2019
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 !!

N
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.

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