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About Vinaigrette - Albuquerque

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."

1828 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Organic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Laguna Blvd SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 820-9205

Website:
http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Vinaigrette - Albuquerque Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vegan (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

They need better seating than benches at some tables but tasty food and great service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Decent soup and salad options. The dressing was just right.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We absolutely loved this healthy menu, our food was delicious and the service and ambiance are light, happy and welcoming. We are in from out of town for two weeks eating out every night, and this is one of our favorite finds! Highly recommended.

Tags: Vegan, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was okay, server really didn’t care if we were there or not.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. Diverse food options and all delicious.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This will change your opinion of salads, most delicious salads you will ever have. Keep coming back because of quality of food and service.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is one of our favorite local restaurants and a good healthy option from the New Mexican cuisine we love. The beet salad is outstanding and the soups are always tasty. Have enjoyed everything I have eaten there!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent fresh unique salads, sandwiches and soups. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very much enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and great food

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our salads were delicious! They had just the right amount of dressing on the salads. Sometimes the salads have been overdressed

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Vinaigrette has an artistic ambiance! They serve healthy, fresh and uniquely tasty dishes.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was very good as usual, however , your app was not functioning well at all. I was unable to edit the reservation to three people and also couldn't confirm the reservation so I wasn't sure if it took. It did not.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Vinaigrette is the restaurant we visit most often among our favorites. The menu choices are both healthier and lower in calories than the other restaurants on our list of favorites, and the value is incredible. You can indulge all you like and not break the bank!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Interesting angle on salads kept fresh and updated with creative menu items.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I love Vinaigrette, it is a lovely restaurant and consistently awesome food. I always seem to have a salad with some sort of interesting protein addition - the capper is the desserts! Unbelievable!

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions and it is always a positive experience but the wait staff was really off for this dinner. We asked for bread and it never came. The waitress never checked in with us, never had our waters refilled and brought us the check without even asking if we wanted dessert. We did and the carrot cake was outstanding. Hopefully it was just an off night for them.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 10, 2017

This place was a great place to eat with your significant other! Very good food

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Traveling, we found this place and found ourselves delighted. Salads were fresh, creative, and really, really good. Sat outdoors in a beautiful setting. Wish we had a Vinaigrette in St. Augustine.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We're not from ABQ and really didn't have a good sense for a place to eat as a family. Saw the reviews online + pictures. So happy we made the choice! The whole family was pleased with the fresh meals. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great meal. Wonderful service. A bit loud, plan to sit outside next time when it is not 101 degrees.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We actually visited twice in one week. Both times the food was very good. I have food allergies and the staff worked hard to accommodate my needs. We had an excellent wine with the dinner as well. Wait staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Love, love the salads! So fresh! Hot turkey sandwich delicious! Favorite! The Tumeric Basil Tonic drink is sooooo good! Service is awesome-just love the fresh food! We were there on a Tuesday around 6:30 in the evening and it was quiet where we were seated-so we were able to visit with friends without the sometimes loud patrons! Love this place-highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This is a great place, would defiantly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Organic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My wife and I are from out of town, and were looking for a healthy place to eat. The web kept suggesting this place, so we took a chance on it. We're very happy that we did! Food was wonderful, beers on tap were excellent, and the staff was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend for any occasion. Thank you!

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Service was great and food high vibe, clean good. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Dependably delicious dining

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent food. So fresh and nice to eat locally grown food.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The dining inside is energetic, but patio is better because Central has less traffic during construction. Perfect weather for it too.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This place has decent salads but has always suffered from rather indifferent service. This visit got to a new low, with the wrong wine and the wrong salad, both of which were corrected and apologized for, but geez. Maybe it's time to get some experienced wait staff and ditch the hipster doofus vibe.

Also, if you are going to sit on the patio, prepare yourself for some possibly huge, ill-mannered dogs to share your space, with obviously clueless, entitled owners who are sure you won't mind having Fido shove his face into your plate. Or fight with another dog. Or whatever.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Never had a bad experience there. This time I changed things up, had different items than I'd had before and they were as good as anything I'd had before. The duck tacos using jicama for the taco shell was really out of the box and excellent paring with both the duck and the chutney.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Wonderful interesting salads with a number of complimentary protein options. The wines were interesting and paired well with our entrees. The dried cherry salad is to die for!

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Very noisy unpleasantly so.
Cranberry salad was mediocre and not with the price

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was fresh and tasty, but the service was terrible. Our order was incorrect, and the steak was a tad under-seasoned. Not sure if we'll be back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good, fresh, healthy food at a reasonable price with a great ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great food and ideal for dinner before an Albuquerque Little Theater performance. But VERY NOISY. They need some tapestries or sound absorbing materials on the walls. Keeping the music volume low would also help. Hard to hear conversation across the table.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Max is a great waiter. He recommended a great appetizer - the bean tacos. We let him know we had arrived a little bit early for the theater and would like to take our time. He paid attention to our pace, without being intrusive and timed the meal perfectly. It ave us ample time for conversation and timed perfectly for going to the Albuquerque Little Theater.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I made a reservation at the restaurant, but it was closed when I arrived with my wife. This remains one of my favorite restaurants, even though OpenTable led me to believe the restaurant would be open on this date.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We loved our experience. The food was fresh, inventive - and delicious! The wine list was small, but interesting - and excellent! I will certainly return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 10, 2017

I expected this to be a much nicer restaurant. OpenTable tells me I need a reservation. It was rated about 4.5 stars. This is not a 4.5 star restaurant. The food was ok - looks like an old building with a bunch of old tables in it. Its quiet because no one was in there. I'm watching my weight, so I had a salad with grilled shrimp with it. Salad tasted ok - but the shrimp had a strange greyish color to them. I would rate this restaurant about 3 starts at best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 2, 2017

It was as advertised. Excellent reviews were spot on. Visited while on vacation. Wish we had this type of restaurant in our home town. Table was ready when we arrived for our reserved time.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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