Vinaigrette - Albuquerque

4.6
459 reviews
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Vinaigrette is a chic and green Santa Fe bistro that raises the "salad bar" with bold and delicious entrée salads. Featuring innovative flavor combinations and the option to add savory protein accompaniments like diver scallops, lemon-herb chicken or grilled hanger steak, these tantalizingly hearty yet healthy creations allow for guiltless and delicious eating at the same time. The restaurant strives to source local and organic ingredients. As one local publication put it "Eating well never tasted so good."
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New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal very much. It would have been more enjoyable if the music had not been so loud. Our server said she would take my request to her manager- nothing. I get it that this is a new hip place catering to the younger set but this evening the place was filled with senior olympians. Adjust!

I had the pea salad which was excellent and a fair price but the duck tacos had about 3 bites of duck on slices of jicama- overpriced. My friend had the mushroom soup, which she thought was delicious. Ask for bread, it was tasty. The carrot cake was to die for. Filled with carrots and very light with wonderful cream cheese frosting.
We will return but maybe try to sit outside- I’m not sure how loud the music was there but it was a pretty patio.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on patio... amazing- just like a park! Loved the menu and the food. Everyone friendly and attentive!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh salads, meaty sandwiches, a great menu - Vinaigrette also has delicious desserts. Plus, we love the decor! Staff is always nice and accommodating.

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First night in Albuquerque and friends recommended Vinaigrette, very good luck for us! Menus is not extensive but it is creative, fresh and tasty. The mac and cheese was enjoyed by our kids and the adults! The salads are really great, large, unique and there are a variety of "protein" options to add if you like to make the salad a meal.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Some of the best mac and cheese we've had. The mushroom stew was delicious. The service was fine and the decor is fun. It is a bit expensive.

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JC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious, healthy food! Music choice arguable, and could be a bit softer. Overall, great experience. We would do it again :)

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JB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Salads were good but not remarkable. I would expect more from a place that specialized in a particular type of food.
Service was OK

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New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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New Mexico
124 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Vinaigrette is predictable and good. You can always count on good salads and soups and desserts. Some of their sandwiches are quite good, others mediocre. Their Reuben is always tasty; I made the mistake of branching out and having their turkey sandwich which was fine but not very tasty. Fortunately, I ordered a Greek salad with it which was excellent. I inquired as to what specials were available and was told that they were "between specials." The desserts did not seem quite as wonderful as they once were. Their carrot cake is still one of the best in town, but maybe not as fresh as it could have been. It's airy, clean, trendy, upbeat, and its owner (Erin Wade) is a genius with a Harvard degree.
There is an option of outside dining which is also nice as at times it becomes a bit noisy inside. I like it and will continue to take guests there, but I wonder if it losing some of its original zest.

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R
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a winner

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JB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway a pleasant experience. Freshest ingredients, expertly prepared every time.

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AM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were outstanding as usual. I will keep coming back.

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PL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have generally had good experiences at Vinaigrette, but this experience was pretty mediocre. The service was slow, they were out of things and not apologetic about it, the soup was cold and the staff seemed uninterested in the customers. Maybe they had a rough day but our last trip there was somewhat similar.

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FA
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vinaigrette always is great. The staff did an amazing job with a packed restaurant on Mother's Day at dinner time when we were there. Love the simple blooming cacti on tables and beautiful flowers on the counter.

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

Mother’s Day

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1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually really enjoy this restaurant but they seemed to be off of their game. The seared tuna was fishy, the duck was mediocre, and the smoked trout portion was smaller than usual. ......then seemed to forget the replacement tofu for the tuna. Finally just paid and left. Bummer. Hope this doesn't signal the end.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Salads were large With plenty of ingredients. In fact, it was so good that we went a second time. I wish they would open one up on Long Island!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Salad ingredients were very fresh and plentiful. We even went back a second time the salad was so good. I wish they would open one up on Long Island!

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

extremely expensive $12 for a mediocre tuna melt?, salty salty salty corned beef, portion size is skimpy and we left hungry and broke! The company we had was wonderful and we got to catch up with them so it wasn't a total bust.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. We always stop here when we drive through Albuquerque

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good variety of salads and add on’s as well as sandwiches and soups.

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New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to the Santa Fe location many times and this was our first visit to the Albuquerque location. Nice, vibrant atmosphere, a warm welcome on arrival, and our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive.

We shared an order of kale fritters with sriracha dipping sauce and they were excellent. My husband had the salad with pork tenderloin, and it was excellent. Uber-fresh ingredients, and the pork was flavorful and cooked perfectly. I had the mushroom stew, and it was excellent as well. Bread services is available on request, and work getting as it was a really good focaccia.

Highly recommend!

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MK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 6 on a Saturday night—couldn't have been better! 2 The Beet Goes Ons, 2 Nutty Professors, a Caesar and a Kale Caesar with romaine subbed for kale—everyone loved their food. Focaccia was delicious, as were the desserts. The flourless chocolate torte was the star of the sweets, but big slabs of triple berry pie and lemon cheesecake were also good. The atmosphere is very live, so we appreciated the relative quiet when the crowd thinned. Our waiter was great, attentive and efficient. Wish I lived here, I’d be a regular.

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MH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our anniversary because we knew that the food would be just what we wanted and always super-fresh. A couple of glasses of champagne, and it was the perfect dinner to get away from our toddler for about an hour and a half. It's not a fancy, pretentious place. Very warm and welcoming. When you leave you don't feel all weighed down with a heavy meal. I wouldn't be surprised if we went back for our anniversary next year, but I'm sure we'll hit it for lunch a couple of times before then.

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MM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! I highly recommend the Nachos--DELICIOUS!!!!

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New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, prompt service, great choices, generous portions, very tasty, fresh food. I always get the trout to go with the main course salad. One of my top favorite places.

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EM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great salads, great Sangria. Bartender even hand-made a gingerale for my 13 yrd old son, he loved it!

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner here for Valentines Day. Loved it and will come back

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good food. Sterile environment very loud

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J
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Danni provided great service. She was attentive without being intrusive. We never felt rushed, yet she was right there whenever we needed something. Thank you Danni for a pleasant evening.

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MA
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a year since I was last at Vinaigrette but it was as good as I remember. I had made a reservation and was able to get a table away from the door and the windows as it was a cold night. Service was flawless and the food delicious from starter (yam fries) to dessert (apple pie with maple bacon pecan ice cream). My dining companions enjoyed the wine (it was a Linberg red) and my iced tea was constantly topped off. It's a bit loud in there so intimate conversation is difficult but the place has a great energy. All in all it was time and money well-spent and we had a great time.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful. I want to go back and try everything on the menu. The wine and Winter Sangria I had were also excellent.

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OA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal after an Albuquerque Little Theatre performance. Our tea glass was never empty, the sandwiches were scrumptious! The mac and cheese was to die for! And the salads were crispy and delicate. We will go back for certain!

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HB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meal. The Mac and cheese was some of th best I ever had. My wife and granddaughter had the turkey sandwich and said it was superb. The Cobb salad was excellent. The lemon cheesecake was outstanding

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1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at Vinaigrette regularly, it is my favorite restaurant in town! Service is always outstanding, prices are reasonable and the food is insanely good.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, as we have come to rely on and expect!

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New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good and they were very flexible with changes in your salad. Service was ok. Facility is very plain. Sat on benches at the table. Felt the prices was high for what you got. Had nothing else with salad. No rolls or bread.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great healthy food in a fun atmosphere. The options available will please ever pallette. Delicious

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1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely impressed! This was a perfectly cooked hot sandwich and a delicious salad! The atmosphere was nice and quiet and new! We will absolutely return! We left happy, full , yet felt like we had a healthy meal!

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Vinaigrette is a great place with a wide variety of salads and soups. You can add many kinds of protein to the salads (chicken, beef, pork, ahi tuna, scallops, etc). They also have sandwiches on the menu.
We had salads. My wife had the tuna salad with ahi tuna steak and I had asian chopped salad with chicken.
Both dishes were superb! Made with fresh ingredients. In good weather they have a nice patio.
The kale and black bean nachos are wonderful.

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