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Vernon's Speakeasy

4.8
4.8
4191 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 341-0831

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please inquire by calling 505.341.0831.

  • Private party facilities

    Vernon's is available for private dining for groups of just about any size. We will work to accommodate both your budget, and make your event one of a kind. From the Capone Room or the Chamber to closing our venue to host your party, contact us to reserve your Vernon's experience!

  • Private party contact

    Kim Baird: (833) 833-4840

  • Neighborhood

    Los Ranchos

  • Cross street

    Osuna

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus Stop directly in front of the shopping center.

  • Entertainment

    Vernon's features live music! From Bob Tate tickling the ivories to local favorite Calvin Appleberry Vernon's is proud to present great music in true speakeasy style. You never know who might be on stage in the Black Diamond Lounge. http://www.thehiddensteakhouse.com/black-diamond-lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambiance

  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Romantic

  • New Mexico

    Steak

  • Albuquerque

    Best Overall

  • Albuquerque

    Best Food

  • Albuquerque

    Best Service

  • Albuquerque

    Best Ambiance

  • Albuquerque

    Best Value

  • Albuquerque

    Romantic

  • Albuquerque

    Special Occasion

  • Albuquerque

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Albuquerque

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  1. LB

    LeeB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was wonderful. From the greeter and his funny rule setting to the server and her attention to detail. The food was so delicious, steak was so tender it cut like butter. Made our special celebration a very memorable experience.
  2. CV

    CeciliaV

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance expect to open the wallet but worth every penny. Awesome service!
  3. AR

    ARD1907

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Drinks very good. Was disappointed with the service. For the price expected a lot more.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John, our server, was excellent! Terrific dining experience as always. We are enjoying dining here more and more each time we come (this was our 3rd visit). The gin sour specialty drink was a delicious start to our evening. My lamb was excellent as always as was everyone’s prime rib. This is definitely on our fav list!
  5. LG

    LloydG

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very romantic place for couples. Service was superb.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted to surprise her with something special so I chose Vernon’s. It was the best decision I could of made. We had a BLAST!
  7. C

    Crash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Vernon’s. We absolutely loved it! The service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was outstanding. They can count on my fiancé and I being regulars
  8. A

    Angelia

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, jazzy music and cool vibe. We’ll be back!
  9. GI

    GenevieveI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing retro feeling dining experience!! The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was top notch. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to celebrate in a fun way. Thank you!
  10. GP

    GregoryP

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vernon's couldn't have provided a better date night! Food was excellent, ambience was romantic, every person we interacted with was extremely kind, professional and knowledgeable. My date was very impressed (yay) and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.
  11. LC

    LarryC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks came in a timely manner, nice variety of food choices and our party mostly enjoyed steak, which was hot, very delicious! Christopher was an amazing waiter!
  12. OM

    OrlandoM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Bar top could have been more clean! But the drinks were good
  13. JM

    JoelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Experience was nice and the food was very good. The asparagus Con Carne was excellent. Server was personable and professional. Very easy to converse with. We enjoyed the evening and the Chef prepared a very nice spice cake and ice-cream for us when he found out we were celebrating our 41st anniversary.
  14. B

    Bunny

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The theme is always top. The food, what they did well was very good. The fish dish I ordered was ok, I didn’t like the accompanying rice and vegetables. The waitress was a little forgetful but presented herself well. I thought the meal was overpriced. The first visit was top notch. My second visit was not. It was mediocre. However, I would visit again but not anytime soon.
  15. N

    Nmgig

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Vernon’s. Our request to be seated in the piano lounge is always honored, and the food is great. Bonus is talking with the very knowledgeable Josh about the latest and best liquors.
  16. VS

    VanessaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed my first dinner here. It was a bit dark and couldn’t tell where my chair stopped and the wall started but I serviced. My server was great. Pleasant and attentive. I enjoyed the jazz band which added to the ambience. Next time I’ll ask for a table in the bar to watch and listen.
  17. EM

    ErikM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food, great service and a great experience at Vernon’s Speakeasy!
  18. WR

    WRSQ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Service, food was good for a Father's Day Brunch. Wished we could have had a side of bacon. No add-ons or substitutions was kinda weird.
  19. KH

    KirstenH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Party of 3. We had Ribeye steak, Braised Short Ribs and the fish special (Tile Fish). All very good, perfectly seasoned and cooked.
  20. JG

    JimG

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great entry and introduction , Great service and fantastic food
  21. LP

    LisaP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was AMAZING!!! Ambiance was perfect…and the food was all delicious!!!
  22. N

    Natalie

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These place is amazing!!! We had a wonderful experience and we didn’t feel rushed. Great food and service!! Fun time!! You must at least go once!
  23. RA

    RobinA

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVED this speakeasy. We had a quiet corner all to ourselves, the ambience was perfect for our anniversary celebration, and the lovely surprise was a celebratory dessert!
  24. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    H wife and I are seniors. We’ve gone to Vernon’s a few times before for special occasions. This visit was to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We ordered the blue crab cakes, boneless ribeye with the shrimp scampi add-on, prime rib with the lobster tail add-on, Our waitress was a complete delight. So easy to talk too, yet very professional. Blue crab cakes were amazing. My wife totally enjoyed here ribeye and shrimp scampi. I had the prime rib and lobster tail. These were pretty disappointing. I’m not even sure if was prime rib I was served. It looked more like a boneless ribeye the way it was prepared. It was tough and somewhat grisly chewing. My lobster tail I’m sure was cooked to long as it was not very sweet, but was dry and rubbery. I wish I could give more stars, but not this time.
  25. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Vernon’s was fine- I just wish I had had more well calibrated expectations before I made reservations. I had seen tons of great reviews and read it was one of the most romantic restaurants in the country, so when I decided to go for our 10 year wedding anniversary I had mentally prepared to be blown away. I was not. To the restaurant’s credit, maybe that’s just due to where we were seated. When we walked in we were escorted past cozy romantic tables tucked against velvet curtained walls. We walked past a piano. Past a guy playing a guitar. Past a retro dimly candle lit bar. Past numerous open tables where would have loved to have been seated… and into what felt like the kiddie table of the whole restaurant - The Capone Room. Our hearts immediately sunk. The walls were covered in a garish Capone themed mural. We couldn’t see or hear the live music. In fact, all we could hear was the din of house music being played nearby, the tick of a poorly calibrated air conditioner, and the conversations of others in the room. A well hidden speaker playing piano music would have done wonders. As would literally any other wall covering. Maybe more velvet-ish curtains and some mirrors? As is, the space felt more like medieval times than a 5 star restaurant. The food was pretty good! Too expensive for what it was, but I understand that restaurants gotta charge what they gotta charge to survive given the pandemic. Psychologically, if the room had better ambiance and the food had been plated more elegantly it probably would have tasted better, as silly as that sounds. If I had to sum it up, I’d say just a little more attention to detail and the price and experience would have felt better aligned. The experience would have been lovely, at half the price.
  26. PP

    PamelaP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Kudos the the ambiance and the experience of entering Vernons. Really top notch. Remember your password :-). The decor and the vibe is really unique and a lot of time and thought went into it. I am gluten free - and there were many options. The menu was solid and very good. I'm a foodie - so it wasn't over the top. My martini was excellent. The waiter was great in the beginning - but became distracted and lost steam at the end. I feel like I should never run out of water when my entree is $75. There is a ways to go for this to become a world class experience - but I would say you could definitely impress a date here - and the live music was an excellent touch too
  27. AH

    AmyH

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were great. I was sticker-shocked to see how much their prices had gone up in the last few years since I'd been there. Seems like they are catering to the out-of-towners who expect to pay at least $100 for a meal for two now and maybe not the locals.
  28. AB

    AudrieB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A patron was talking much too loud for the atmosphere. I wish I had mentioned something to our server, or that she would have noticed and mentioned something to the patron.
  29. JW

    JohnW

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. The food is awesome, service unmatched, great atmosphere.
  30. EG

    ErikaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! I would recommend and will be back!
  31. VB

    VictorB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best. Restaurant. In town! Absolutely romantic and everyone there is so nice.
  32. G

    Greenies

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had the aged ribeye steak and it wasn’t that great. I expected ‘great’ with the $70 price tag. The Brussels sprouts were disappointing, boiled and lacked flavor.
  33. EM

    EdMize

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seems like whenever I book with you I am not eligible for points. I will not be using you again
  34. CR

    ChristineR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. He knew everything about the food and was able to explain dishes to my elderly father-in-law. The food was delicious! Yum! Highly recommend. 10/10
  35. PV

    PedroV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic experience! Definitely coming back!
  36. BH

    BenoitH

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu items with outstanding service. Love our experience!!
  37. RK

    ReneeK

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening my husband and I spent at Vernon's Speakeasy last night. Just being "allowed" in the door set the tone for the rest of our evening. We felt like we were entering into a secret venue where only an elite few are allowed. The food was incredible! My husband had a steak that we had never heard of before (from France?) and I had the filet. Oh yum! We were lucky to sit right in front of the piano. The music was soft and so very pleasant to listen to. My husband also tried their Old-Fashioned. It was the best he had ever had in a restaurant. Our server was so pleasant and added to our perfect evening. Yes, it was expensive, but what do you expect when you enter into a speakeasy with the best ambiance, food, and service?
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! Love love love the ambiance and the food was outstanding. Best meal I have ever had!
  39. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 food, service and atmosphere was terrific
  40. CC

    ChristinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The piano playing was beautiful. Excellent service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Vernon's Speakeasy is rated 4.8 stars by 4191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Vernon's Speakeasy

6855 4th Street NW Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Osuna

  • Neighborhood

    Los Ranchos

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Public transit

    Bus Stop directly in front of the shopping center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Vernon's features live music! From Bob Tate tickling the ivories to local favorite Calvin Appleberry Vernon's is proud to present great music in true speakeasy style. You never know who might be on stage in the Black Diamond Lounge. http://www.thehiddensteakhouse.com/black-diamond-lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 341-0831

  • Catering

    Please inquire by calling 505.341.0831.

  • Private party facilities

    Vernon's is available for private dining for groups of just about any size. We will work to accommodate both your budget, and make your event one of a kind. From the Capone Room or the Chamber to closing our venue to host your party, contact us to reserve your Vernon's experience!

  • Private party contact

    Kim Baird: (833) 833-4840

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