Vernon's Speakeasy

4.8
4135 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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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
What 4135 people are saying
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EmersonC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!! We especially enjoyed listening to pianist, Everest Hanlon. What a great addition to the Vernon's music ambience.

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StephC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a unique experience!!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

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vipHaloDeck
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Every thing was very good. Cocktails, perfectly made. Appetizers were very well done, especially the asparagus con carne, a must have. Arugula salad was fresh and flavorful. Desserts were standard but solidly good. Great wine list too. My issue was the actual steak for a high end steak house. I ordered the dry aged ribeye. It ate like a New York strip. I even confirmed with the food runner that it was the ribeye. Not good. If you go, and you should, skip the steak. Not what it should be for a steakhouse.

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WillC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a cool vibe. Prime rib was extremely tough. Only complaint but my girl couldn’t eat it and birthed could my mastiff.

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Chavez
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is second to none, while the food is a bit pricey, you get what you pay for and our meal was amazing! This is by far one of the most romantic restaurants I have been to and it made for a perfect place to take my girlfriend on her birthday. I would highly recommend it if you are up for something unique, you will not be disappointed.

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BonnieJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Vernons! Every time we come to Albuquerque we get reservations. I love the piano players and the romantic atmosphere!! The food is completely amazing!!

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EvanF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our 10 year wedding anniversary at Vernon’s. The mood was intimate and romantic, servers were very attentive and responsive. The food and drinks were AMAZING!

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CynthiaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was supreme and beyond my expectations. Thank you so much for a lovely evening!!!!!

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ArenaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy. Wonderful experience, food, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the place was fabulous! The ambience was excellent and very private and quiet. The food was out of this world and the desserts were to die for.

A very special mention to Gloria, our server. She was super attentive and had an absolutely amazing knowledge of ALL the items on the menu. Her recommendations were spot on every time!!

Vernon’s will definitely be our choice for all future special occasions. They do it right !!!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse in Albuquerque by far. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. Steak was cooked perfect. Will be coming back soon again!

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SashaK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful staff and sitting areas and love piano was wonderful, food was great and the kitchen missed a little truffle oil but the waiter was very nice about it and no extra charge.

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MichaelH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vernon's Speak Easy is something different and Fun! The atmosphere and the staff just add to the flavor and the flare of the whole place! The Food is delicious and satisfying! It was very fun and gets you caught up in a little bit of a different time! Just remember follow the rules and you won't get mashed by Willie Potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for celebrating my husband’s birthday! 👍 Our Ribeye steaks & sides were cooked perfectly, the wait staff was exceptional, and the piano player/singer was amazing…couldn’t have asked for anything better!!! ⭐️. Thank you so much 💜

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vipBettiM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give you 10 stars if I could!

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JoshC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and a fun atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time . This was an awesome evening. Than you.

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HaroldV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our 17th Wedding Anniversary. It had been about 11 years since our first experience at Vernon's. We need to come more often. Even though we live in Arizona.

We had a friend of ours join us to show him a wonderful experience. Everything was amazing. Food, service, value and ambiance.

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MattA
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible drinks. We ordered off the menu all night and the bartenders never disappointed. The food was good but the drinks were better. Service was very good.

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BernadetteS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service and food.
Will definitely return.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service.
Shawn was very attentive and provided an exemplary experience for our anniversary dinner.

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vipJosh
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Previously I loved this place. This time I went with someone with a dairy allergy and they had cheese all over his steak. With the food going back my meal was delivered cool and that is so disappointing when eating a filet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was quite the experience. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. A large party next to us was a bit loud but didn’t ruin the experience. We will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place for a special occasion it’s a little pricey for the food drinks but we’ll worth it for the experience this was our second visit and we will definitely be back

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JohnnyF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous... Our foods were cooked to perfection...Service was great and on top of it...

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The drinks were wonderful, and the place was cool, but that’s it. The food was overcooked, and under seasoned. Terribly over-priced for what you get. Our service was not good either.

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Viivs
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing! Service amazing! Ambiance amazing!! Overall a great experience!!!😁

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KurtW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Vernon's is always exceptional. I think the special--a filet with Oscar sauce and a very large lobster tail on the side--was the best Vernon's has ever done.

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Dkmdg55
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time eating at Vernon's and again we were completely satisfied with the food and service. We will definitely be back.

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WesS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go and enjoy a nice dinner. Our little date night. Everything is alway excellent! Never go wrong. Our server was fantastic! She deserves a raise!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just keeps getting better with time!

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the absolute best restaurant in Albuquerque. The ambience is perfect. It is evident that they take COVID practices seriously as each table is sectioned off and created a private dinner for you and your guests. The food is absolutely amazing, and the staff is awesome. We made a reservation and was called in within minutes of our reservation time. I loved this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic service!!

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vipBettiM
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was wonderful, as always. The food was great, too! I'll definitely be back, especially since I forgot to use my coupon (as always!).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My reservation was initially pushed 15 minutes which was fine. Then we so showed up in an Uber and waited outside for an hour to get in. Moved past that and was looking forward to the meal but the filet was actually very disappointing. Overcooked- and frankly just not any good- especially for the price. Potatoes were also dry. Very disappointed in the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sean, was amazing. He went above an beyond for our 10th wedding anniversary celebration. Couldn't ask for better service.

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Grumpy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I are from Oklahoma and every time we visit Albuquerque we always dine at Vernon’s. This past visit was the first time for any kind of a problem. My wife’s Prime Rib was so tough that she could barely cut it. Our server immediately took it away and brought my wife the Warm Duck Salad which she absolutely loved.

I highly recommend Vernon’s and the next time we are in Albuquerque we will return.

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WaylandD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The evening was going good until my wife's dinner was not cooked as ordered. Then our waitress had stopped serving alcohol to the table and if she only knew where we came from which was a funeral and tears we still flowing which made me look like i had to much. Which was fine but make sure they insure everyone there is on the same page because two other customers were stumbling out the door. All in all the manager said he would compensate for my wife's dinner but nothing off the check so i did not argue i just paid it and out the door. Not to mention i was on a cane as i just had surgery not to long ago so why would i be over drinking to fall over but its not my call. Just be more aware of who comes in and out and there situation of the matter.

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FrankK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding, but putting all the tables right next to a bar ruined the dining atmosphere - too much noise. Although the food was extraordinary, so was the price.

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Merf22
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a great experience! We were in a room by oursleves, and would have enjoyed being closer to the piano player.

Kristin was our server, wonderful!

Great food and drinks!

FAQs

Vernon's Speakeasy is rated 4.8 stars by 4135 OpenTable diners.

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.