Vinaigrette - Albuquerque

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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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SV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice ambience in the patio. The homemade pie and ice cream were amazing finish to the meal.

N
Amarillo
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not impressed. Haven’t been in years but remember it being a great place to eat. This time, however, every aspect was below par. The service was extremely slow. My wife’s salad was missing both avocado and chicken. The place was extremely hot and uncomfortable. Not sure we will be returning again.

s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, airy, colorful and cheerful. Excellent meal.

HB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our Grand daughter for her 27th birthday dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food and experience.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good & fresh! The carrot cake is amazing!

EA
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Brought my whole family while they were visiting. Could not have been a better experience - two of our seven visiting are vegan and had no problem getting something wonderful for dinner.

D
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The salads are always good here, although I was disappointed in my salad that was supposed to have burrata and had mozzarella instead. I don’t know if they had run out of burrata, in which case the waiter should’ve told us and given us a discount, or if they think people don’t know the difference. Our waiter was also slow and required multiple prompts for everything, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. Overall, a less good experience than usual.

G
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very delicious but the service was lacking a bit. They brought out our salads , my husband asked the young lady for bread and it never came. We eventually got up and asked a different person. But we will visit there again

H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The guy who showed us to our table had a little bit of an attitude, and we found hair in one of our dishes.

JM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disinterested waitress and food not up to par

F
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best beet salad ever!!! Added artichokes. So delicious. There were 4 of us for a celebratory dinner. It was a super fantastic experience. We will return.

N
New Mexico
53 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
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.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
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.

h
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.

B
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.

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 :)

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

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

It was great!

GH
New Mexico
131 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.

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

Always a winner

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

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

AM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

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.

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

Mother’s Day

OT
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.

S
New York Area
14 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!

S
New York Area
14 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!

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.

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

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

D
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.

P
New Mexico
16 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!

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.

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.

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

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

f
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.

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!

OT
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

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

Very good food. Sterile environment very loud

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