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Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

4.5
4.5
1360 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Wendell’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant is the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino's signature dining establishment located on the 4th floor. Wendell's features succulent dishes of fresh seafood, aged steaks, scrumptious desserts and offer an impressive wine list. The restaurant and lounge feature spectacular views of Sierra Blanca, the Sacramento Mountains, Lake Mescalero and our 18-hole Championship Golf Course.

Wendell's Lounge is adjacent to the restaurant where we offer delicious appetizers along with our signature martinis, margaritas and cocktails.

Note to guests: During our reopening stage, we will be featuring menus with a limited number of our most popular culinary selections. We look forward to seeing the return of some familiar faces and to welcoming new guests.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (575) 464-7842

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Neighborhood

    Mescalero

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently not being offered through our resort here at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Garage parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    Wendell’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Lounge feature musical entertainment every Friday and Saturday night ranging for light jazz to classical guitar to easy listening piano.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,360 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Hot Spot

  • New Mexico

    Scenic View

  • New Mexico

    Special Occasion

  • New Mexico

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had an 8:15pm reservation and requested a table by the windows. At 9pm they texted to let us know our table was ready. We met the hostess who was seating us and reminded her of the request for a table by the widow. She walked us right past four open tables by the windows and sat us in the middle of the restaurant…. The waitress who served us did a good job however, and the food was really good. Ribeyes were yummy and the acoustic guitar player was very talented.
  2. PP

    PlugP

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did have to wait to be seated. Our reservation was at 7:45 and we were not seated until 8:20 but I guess that’s just how the world in now with lack of servers, etc. The service was excellent and the food outstanding!
  3. JK

    JulieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a MUST! The steaks were wonderful. Service was quick.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everyone enjoyed the meal
  5. FA

    FlorindaA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Our server was too busy to bring me water, I sent a Sri k back after the first sip because it was not at all what I ordered and I still had to pay for it It took her 4 requests from me to bring me water Very disappointed.
  6. T

    Tana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Everyone really enjoys the music and scenery.
  7. VB

    VickiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, repeat customer for our anniversary very busy and quality staff and service! Notice the surrounding amenities needed to be cleaned and dusted
  8. FA

    FlorindaA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    They charged us a split plate fee because my husband and I shared a salad. Weird :(.
  9. VW

    ValerieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service great scenery. Would recommend to friends.
  10. DB

    DebbieB

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Our food was very good, prepared well and great presentation. We split the chopped salad which was done very nicely. We also split the beef medallions with crab cakes. Our waiter rushed us. I was not finished with my salad when he brought out the entrees. I ordered my beef rare, my boyfriend ordered his medium, which we had to switch plates upon tasting. I also ordered the Rodney Strong cab for dinner. He told us they were out, brought out a different wine which we accepted as we were about half way through our entrees when the wine was presented.
  11. JS

    JordanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible (definitely try the elk tenderloin), and the view was breathtaking. Highly recommend!
  12. DA

    DAREASE

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, view and service from Tony!! Loved our twin filet!!
  13. RO

    RONH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Apparently the online menu is outdated....no longer offer Wedge salad, Salmon was not what is on menu however was delicious. Ordered the Caliente Cucumber Martini and "was out of ingredients" , so had to make 2nd choice. All said, We have dinner here often and will return as the food is always wonderful!
  14. BC

    BiancaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Scott was amazing!! Great environment and service. Very highly recommended.
  15. WS

    WillaS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This must have been a website error, as when we booked our reservation for Sunday, June 19th, on Open Table, it showed that there were three time slots available for Wendell's 2:30 pm, 2:45 pm, and 8 pm. We chose the 2:45 pm slot. When we arrived at Wendells about 2:30 that afternoon, the business was closed until 5 pm, and we had to go elsewhere to dine. What a disappointment!!
  16. WF

    WilliamF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was great, needed for Bar Service to be quicker, took a long time to get drinks.
  17. DE

    DougE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was ok, service was poor, view would have been great had the grounds staff not stood outside the dining room windows so we could admire the dirty sweaty clothes. 10 of them lined up so we could enjoy a 250.00 dinner.
  18. CD

    CindyD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and the service was great. We will be back
  19. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Waited over an hour for our food for 2 people, while a 7 top sat down 30 min after us and got their food before us. Steak was well done, I asked for medium rare. Lobster tail was rubber. Manager wasn’t very nice, but took the steak off but not the lobster tail. Overall, the place has gone down in service and food river the years, unfortunately.
  20. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and dinner. I ordered the filet mignon. It was wonderful. Very nice wine menu as well.
  21. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    For the price of the food I figured I would get a much more flavor full meal. The steaks were severely overcooked for what was requested. The steaks were bland as if they were cooked with no seasoning. The crab cakes flavor was bland as well. Looked forward to having a nice meal but ended up wishing I had opted for a much less expensive restaurant where the meal would have been flavorful at least
  22. PJ

    PaulaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Asked for medium rare steak got medium but taste was good. Ordered wine. Took the server 20 min to tell us they did not have it. Took another 15 to get a different bottle. Not great service for spending 290.00. They should be alot more attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The service was horrible! We sat at the table for 25 minutes before the waitress came and took our drink order. The food was good.
  24. EL

    EdwardL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Went for our ten year anniversary and were really excited to visit again. We waited almost two hours for our food, they couldn’t find the bottle of wine we ordered, they were short staffed so they pulled a waitress from the taproom who didn’t know the menu (not her fault) and then she stopped checking on us 45 minutes into our wait. We finally grabbed another waiter to check on our food and he told us that the steak chef and main chef had a disagreement and someone had walked out so when we finally got our Filet Minon they were very over cooked. It definitely wasn’t the experience we had hoped for.
  25. BP

    BenjaminP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Everything is good except our waiter he wasn’t not very friendly looked annoyed and I don’t want him to serve us again!
  26. N

    Nancy

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We have eaten at Wendell’s since it was in business. We used to love it. We had very poor service again. I filled out this survey last time after a bad experience. No one bothered to contact me. I won’t bother with completing the rest.
  27. SC

    SandraC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melissa waited on us and she was attentive and made some intuitive suggestions. The bread was delicious so we asked for another basket. The food was excellent. She was wonderful and we will be returning in the future.
  28. BF

    BettyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The pasta in my prawn dish was sticky. Did not like this selection. Sorry
  29. AG

    AaronG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, they seemed low staffed as the three waiters were running around to all the tables. When we got sat down at our table it was 15 20 minutes before some came around and gave us water. Waiter we had was good at bringing out our food but wasn't very social or talkative. It was loud as well and he was hard of hearing which made things a little difficult. Food was fantastic and the area was nice and felt clean and open. Price was cheaper then I expected and added bonus is the casino which by the end of the night paid for the dinner and more with what I won.
  30. JE

    JamesE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food for the most part was excellent. Had the scallops and lobster very good as well as the filet mignon. We also had the mescalaro chicken and it was very dry and had little taste. Would recommend against that. Overall a good place for dinner.
  31. HG

    HildaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was a busy Saturday evening! Songs guitarist played were excellent choices but too loud. Service slow. Food had been better on previous visits . Pricey ! The view is worth the visit!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and the ambience was amazing.
  33. E

    Edward

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The prices match high end restaurants in Santa Fe but unfortunately not the food. The crab cakes are filled with bread crumbs, the elk tenderloin was spongy and the mashed potato tower was flavorless. Breakfast featured burnt coffee and rocks of scrambled eggs-toast was not toasted. Service was pleasant on both occasions.
  34. JB

    JackyB

    Amarillo

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Good and service were excellent but the guitar player was right in front of us and so loud that we couldn’t visit with friends. Don’t need entertainment while we eat.
  35. SJ

    SamJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    It must be hard to find good help in Ruiodoso. The food was over cooked over cooked salmon was sent back after waiting 35 minutes for my meal but before the food arrived the other tables server dropped a tray of six entries right in front of my table that was loud,so when my food arrived the second time the side vegetables were different not very good I mentioned it to the server and he disagreed.l notified the manager and she comped my entree and the waiter never asked me if I wanted dessert he handed a crumpled up receipt and some peppermint candy he never even asked if we wanted dessert over priced and poorly staffed
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very good
  37. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here. Courteous service and very knowledgeable staff. Selections were good and quality of food was excellent. Will definitely return.
  38. LC

    LaurieC

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and relaxing experience as always. We will continue to return every time we are in town.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every penny!! The best scallops and lobster ever! The Elk was delicious too! The garden salad was great. I love that they placed the olives, cucumbers, and tomatoes on the side.
  40. L

    3Longhorns

    Amarillo

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and waiters! Love the guitarist. Made our anniversary special!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino is rated 4.5 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

287 Carrizo Canyon Road Mescalero, NM 88340

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mescalero

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is currently not being offered through our resort here at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Garage parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kasey Kaplan

  • Entertainment

    Wendell’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Lounge feature musical entertainment every Friday and Saturday night ranging for light jazz to classical guitar to easy listening piano.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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