Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
Steak was horrible and cheap!! We did not eat it! Crab was fair.
Went to enjoy my birthday with friends. The wait staff was very professional. The food was excellent. My only complaint, which I did not bring to anyone's attention, is that I ordered a lobster tail to be added to my entrée. I received a small lobster tail cut in half and was charged $33, I wouldn't do that again. The guitarist, Gurarado, made the entire night. The music was outstanding. His talent and song selection was superb. We all felt like we were at a dinner show in Las Vegas.
We enjoyed our meal and our server was great too . The steaks were spot on and cooked as requested when often they are too rare or over cooked . We did take our children age 6 and 12 . There is not a lite or kids menu so be sure your children are not picky eaters and/or willing to pay full menu price for their meals . We opted for the smaller filter mignon for our 12 year old and a salad and side dish for the 6 year old which was perfect.
Best breakfast around in a great setting.
Delicious food and excellent service
Perfect for New Years Eve. Even our kids enjoyed it.
Yummy food and excellent service. Special New Years menu.
We have eaten here several times and the food and service is always excellent. They have some unusual food and drink options. They are priced high but for us it's worth it.
The service was terrible. Our server was awful, things on the menu we ordered were not available (my son ordered a mojito & 20 minutes later was told they “didn’t have them”, two of us wanted to order the 6 oz. filet and were told “they are out” and could only order the 8 oz. Really?!?!?!?) our food was not hot but had good flavor. My asparagus was awful. It was a terrible experience! And being from out-of-state AND it being Christmas made things worse!
Food was fair. Prime rib was good. Not enough vegetables
Desserts were fair, nothing extraordinary
For $90.00 per person, was very disappointed..
Wendell’s of In of the Mountain Gods was a fabulous dining experience. Our waiter, Patrick, was attentive, knowledgeable, and courteous. The food was spectacular. Ambiance was nice but would have like some lite dining music during dinner.
The last two years we had steaks that were tough and the wine sauce that was not the same wine reduction that we had enjoyed in years past. We said we would try one more time and was surprised the filet were very tinder and the elk wine reduction sauce we asked for was good with our steaks. We were disappointed the side dishes no longer had mushrooms, but found we could make selections that matched our taste. The waiter was very good and attentive to our request and to our need, which made the evening pleasant. We dined on a Sunday night and the quite evening was enjoyable as not have to talk over the noise of the dinners. We alway enjoy looking out over the view of the lake, which adds to the special evening at Windels.
I have been to Wendells several times over the past several months and have always enjoyed it. While on my 1st wedding anniversary my wife and I visited the restaurant for dinner. Our drink order was taken by an unfriendly waitress who never came back to the table. We had to go find someone to wait on us. We were than greeted by a waiter who turned out to be great and the only reason I gave 3 stars on service.
The food was a different story, I ordered the king crab which came out cool, cold on some pieces. I’m not one to complain and could deal with the cold food but as I ate away and moved one of the crab legs I noticed a piece of hair on my plate!! A short, curly hair that was definitely not mine. Our waiter was great with everything and took care of it but sadly I completely lost my appetite.
I stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods about every other month and this has been the first bad experience I’ve had, so yes I still recommend Wendells restaurant (breakfast is great).
The wife and I really enjoyed the food and the overall experience. They waitress was really nice and helpful. For entertaining they had a man playing his guitar and he was really good at it. The food was really good as we both enjoyed a bison steak, and a salad. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasions.
The waiter was outstanding as well, we did not get his name (sorry), but he was outstanding!!!!
The food was great and our waiter did a wonderful job. The only negative was that the receptionist was rude. We got there 5 mins before our reservation at 5. The receptionist ignored us. We understand the restaurant was not open yet but a simple we will be opening soon would’ve been enough.
Excellent service, Relaxing atmosphere! I really enjoyed the guitarist.
Great atmosphere, Great Food and Great Service! Would recommend Wendell's to everyone. My husband and I have enjoyed it every time we go.
Very disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal. If we would have realized it was buffet we wouldn’t have done it. I’ve never heard of charging $90/person for a buffet, plus my food was cold.
Enjoyed the food, service, excellent overall. Beautiful settings and displays.
Excellent menu and service, definitely recommend Wendell's, both the Lounge and the Restaurant.
The food was amazing, the service was exceptional, guitarist was off the cuff amazing! Great evening.
Guest guitarist was outstanding. Fantastic food and service!
Melissa was extremely nice, fast , intuitive .......just all around fantastic! My wife's surprise birthday dinner went perfect ! Thank you !
Excellent as usual great food and service
Great Staff. Superb food, would highly recommend for special occasions such as Anniversaries.
Overall Wendell's is very good restaurant. The facility is great. The view of the mountains and lake are spectacular. The acoustic guitarist is outstanding. The quality of food and the preparation are both good. Some service staff are better than others, ours was just okay (a bite condescending). I miss the preparation of the Caesar Salad at table side. I also believe the salad was better before. Prices are inline with other premium restaurants. The desert menu is weak and reminds me of a casino buffet.
We have eaten at Wendell’s several times, and we have really enjoyed the food. We come to Ruidoso once a year and we always eat at Wendell’s to treat ourselves. We usually get the elk tenderloin and prime rib. The food was not even warm, the fat on my prime rib was cold. I enjoy the prime rib at medium rare, but not cold. The tenderloin was cold and smaller portions but a larger price. We both had the whipped potatoes,
the flavor was good but the texture was definitely over whipped and gummy/pasty. The Hollandaise sauce on the asparagus was cold. We have always enjoyed our meal at Wendell’s, but this time we were surely
disappointed. We paid the price for a very delicious meal, but that is not what we received. I will refrain any future recommendations until we try Wendell’s again. We are hoping this was a single occurrence and not a beginning theme for your 5 star restaurant.
Gabriel, our server, was amazing! View was fantastic and the food was delicious! The salmon was perfect!
Our orders were messed-up. Wrong wine and wrong beef entre. Errors were correct promptly.
It was our 45th wedding anniversary
Everything was as it should have been at an upscale restaurant. What made it special was our server. He was attentive but not overly so. He was extremely helpful with menu choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Wendell's.
Wendell's was the only redeeming part of our stay at Inn of the mountain Gods.
The food is amazing and the service is impeccable.
We ordered the rack of lamb. It was very tender and seasoned well.
The sea scallops and lobster tail we're fresh and cooked just right.
Good as always.
Three people. We ordered side dishes and served them up family style. We loved every last morsel. We had the lettuce wheel with Gorgonzola dressing, heirloom tomatoes with Gorgonzola and a vinaigrette dressing, mashed potatoes and tortilla soup. It was the perfect meal. Guitar player in the background was wonderful as was our waitress (wish I could remember her name).
Food and atmosphere was excellent! We like to go for all special occasions!
Wonderful food, great views & ambiance.
As always so delicious and exceptional service from Scott-we love the Bananas Foster