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About Vernon's Speakeasy

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.

6855 4th Street NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:30pm - 12:00am (last dining reservation at 9:30).

Cross Street:
Osuna

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 341-0831

Website:
http://www.yougottapassword.com/

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

Catering:
Please inquire by calling 505.341.0831.

Parking Details:
Parking Lot

Public Transit:
Bus Stop directly in front of the shopping center.

Private Party Facilities:
Vernon's is available for private dining and will work to accommodate all our guest's needs. From the Capone Room or the Chamber to closing our venue down for your event, contact us to reserve your Vernon's experience! You gotta password?

Private Party Contact:
Kim Baird: (505) 341-0831

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for all your special event needs at 505-341-0831.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Vernon's Speakeasy has been recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in the country. Take your special someone to Vernon's for a one of a kind romantic dining experience unlike any other in New Mexico. Special romance focused set menu will delight your palate and set the mood. $125 pp.

Vernon's Speakeasy Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (82)
Special Occasion (72)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
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Good for a Date (64)
Live Music (36)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Notable Wine List (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fun (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Cozy (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Authentic (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Business Meals (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Superlative in every way. Indelible memory for the 10 y.o. in our family who enjoyed his med rare ribeye while sitting next to the fireplace with his grandfather who was celebrating his birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The overall experience was amazing the food was some of the best I have had in my time in ABQ.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Vernon's does it again ! A wonderful evening out with family including perfectly made cocktails, delicious food, nice wine list and yummy desserts to end a perfect evening. Appetizers were amazing, steaks were cooked perfectly. The service was spot on, just enough to make you feel cared for and no hovering over you. Taking your time to enjoy the Vernon's experience is key. When was the last time you had a pleasant 2 hour dinning experience, time well spent with family and friends. Vernon's will not rush you and do not rush yourself, enjoy. You will spend a little for the experience but well worth the cost. ENJOY !

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing service and atmosphere. Great place for a date or just to hang with friends for a night out

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Superb atmosphere, though it was a bit warm. Service was great food was delicious. We had a wonderful time for a first date.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We weren't really happy with where the hostess seated us. We were in a drafty area near the door away from everyone else in the main dining room. We felt like the rift-raft.

A second note, I had the special, the filet Mignon with lobster tail and although the meal was very good, I felt $40.00 for a very small tail was too much. Next time I'll stick with the steak and I wont hesitate to ask to be seated elsewhere if we're not happy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. Love the ambiance and food

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Steak was over cooked and service slow even though there weren’t many guests.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service awesome. It was a bit pricey but for special occasions a must to try.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The staff was more than accommodating!! So awesome! We had the last reservation of the night and they made us feel welcome to stay as long as we wanted! Definitely coming back!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was by far the worst New Year's Eve outing I've had. They were completely unprepared for the number of people that were there. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told they were behind but could wait in the bar, which was packed like a can of sardines with people waiting to be seated. After waiting for another 30 minutes we were finally seated... for the main entree we ordered the bone in filet mignon and bone in ribeye both medium rare. Part of the filet mignin was medium rare, but a large portion was not cooked at all, while the ribeye came out medium/medium well. The wait staff was polite, but we didnt see them anytime soon so ate what we could as we were too hungry to wait longer. By the time they came to check on us it was too late. They did comp my wife's under cooked meal, but she was in bed the entire next day with gastrointestinal problems. I'm not sure I could ever convince her to go back, which is too bad as I think they had potential.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I'm very disappointed with Vernon's. We spent almost $500 last night for NYE. The food was good and our waiter professional and attentive, but the chaos going on was horrible and not at all relaxing. They overbooked for NYE and didn't anticipate that guests would linger for a special occasion like NYE. First we spent at least 45 minutes before we were seated eventhough we RSVPed. Since some patrons stayed longer than Vernon's calculated time then everything was back up. Seriously what do you expect on NYE. Come on this was $125 prix fix per person. Do you expect people to eat like it's MCDonald. The RSVP department FAILED miserably. Unfortunately we were seated near the bar where we literally saw the hostess & host, waiters and servers running about to serve people and to seat them. One couple was even asked to hurry up and eat their meal because someone needed their table. We were upset by hearing because it meant unless we don't eat fast enough then you will ask to vacate your table. When you spent that much money you don't need that kind of hassle especially on NYE.


Vernon this was EPIC failure!!!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Dinner! Great meal, service and music. Thank you for a wonderful 2017! Looking to hopefully a brighter and better 2018!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our visit to Vernon's for New Year's Eve was our third visit to Vernon's this year. Previous excellent food and service led us to choose Vernon's for this occasion. The restaurant charged a flat $125 per person, not including drinks. Our total bill for two people, including tip, approached $400. It wasn't worth it. While the food was good, it was not outstanding. The service was fine, but the manager refused to allow my pre-diabetic dining partner to substitute a glass of port for the dessert he was forced to pay for but had no business eating. I had previously ranked Vernon's almost as high as Geronimo. Won't any longer. We'll be looking for a new special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

As a result of making reservations on 12/30 for New Year's Eve we had a choice of an early or late dinner; we chose early. Our waiter was charming, watchful and efficient; the waitstaff kept our water glasses full. We received complimentary sparkling wine and bread with garlic oil to toast over. The bread lacked flavor but the garlic oil was good. We ordered a Manhattan and Old Fashioned; both good with a total cost of $27 which seemed on the high side. We also had a choice of three items in each category: appetizer, soup or salad and entree with a choice of cheesecake or crepes for dessert. The sea bass was the best I've ever had. The meal was delicious and beautifully presented.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing! Food was outstanding, and the ambiance was incredible. The price is high but it is worth every dollar!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and of course the food. Great menu to choose from.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had such an awesome experience from beginning to end. Fabulous steaks and one of the best Caesar salad’s we have had. It’s a must when visiting Albuquerque!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Vernon's is a gem. It is so much fun giving a password just to enter. But the service and food is absolutely top notch. They ask that you do not take out your cell phones (which I loved) however some people did and that was distracting. The attire is dressy yet some people come in baseball caps (that they do not remove) and tennis shoes. It did not impact our meal or service but I wish people would take the opportunity to dress us and have a grown up meal/experience. This is a must on your list of restaurants to visit in ABQ.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Small table for 4 people but AMAZING service and food! The server made everything work despite the small table. Awesome experience!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and food. The only thing I didn’t like was that I was really cold. Seated in front of the door and every time the door was opened I froze.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Service, food and atmosphere

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Was disappointed that the dry-aged ribeye and the Los Ranchos Star we’re unavailable. Overall the food was excellent as well as the service. Will definitely return. Thanks Vernon’s!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had so much fun. Wish there had been piano music while we were there. Will definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Cozy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Vernon's is a wonderful hide-away where our ordinary occasion became an unforgettable experience, complete with the hidden, pass-worded entry with a unique explanation of "speakeasy etiquette", the live piano, and the excellent wait-staff. With accomplished bartenders, succulent appetizers, multiple delicious entrées and decadent deserts, Vernon's ranks as one of the very best eateries in Albuquerque.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at Vernon's Speakeasy on Saturday. It was an amazing experience! Hands down best food in Albuquerque.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was outstanding

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

These guys do a great job, best filet in town. Also try the seared scallops!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff was amazing and the food was memorable I will definitely be coming back. Love the theme

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was a little slow but it was due to the big parties that were there other than that this place is outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

went because I had a gift certificate, probably would not go again. I feel it was not worth the expense

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have eaten there several times unfortunately this was an off night for them. What's even worse is we were out with a large client and orders were not correct, and took way longer then expected. I will say Vernon's did step up ultimately and take care of things, but I have no intentions on taking clients back there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. We went 4 times in the year and the 3rd time was the best. Great aged ribeye when the kitchen gets it right.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome experience. I didn’t want my plate to end!! Seared Chilean Sea Bass plate and Ribeye plate both are excellent choices!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is awesome! The price is a little high, but I didn’t mind spending cash for the experience. A must see to believe!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and the service were outstanding. However, we were seated next to a large party. Not only were they loud, but they were drinking and using foul language. I'm accepting of people have a good time, but when I'm paying this much for a meal I expect a quality dining atmosphere. Veron's should consider a separate room for large parties. I would go back again, but next time I'd specifically request to be seated in a more private area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My first time and what a hoot! Yes it is expensive but the food was spectacular and the whole Speakeasy theme was awesome. We had an outstanding experience for my birthday dinner. The service was awesome, food was delicious and I look forward to making it a special event location at least a couple times a year.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Live Music
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambiance is exquisite, the food fantastic and the service is impeccable. I highly recommend this joint.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Only thing was I wish there was more booth seating and if I ever return I will specifically ask for the booth!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Such a fun, unique experience in Albuquerque! We had a Roaring 20’s party for my birthday and all dressed the part, so we fit in perfect at the restaurant. There was even another dressed up birthday party the same evening! The service at our table of 15 was exquisite and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and entertained. If you’ve been waiting to try this place do it!

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