Wendell's - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
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
Food and ambiance were fantastic! We sat next to the window. Has an excellent view, but the arcade is up on the second floor right above, so the noise kinda travels down.
There was an acoustic guitar player that did an amazing job at entertaining and completing the evening for us. Thank you Open Table for helping with the reservation.
On a side note, if there is a concert or event going on, make your reservation a day or two in advance. It gets pretty crowded throughout the casino!
Excellent for a date night!
Dinner was great
I had never been here before and it was a delightfully, enjoyable experience. The setting is magnificent and the steak I had was the best I've had in some time and I've traveled to many places in the US and around the globe. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal in a great setting.
Great dinner. Good service. Great atmosphere.
Service spectacular food delicious and the fireworks excellent unfortunately our table was by the window and everyone was going in and out so we had the cold breeze on us fir the entire meal
Fun time great food 5 stars all round best place to eat in Ruidoso
Outstanding service delicious food-Bananas Foster is our favorite
The food was very good. We had filets and crab cakes. The filets were a little rare for me and the crab cakes were delicious. The vanilla bean gelato was a good dessert. Service was excellent.
I did note on the reservation that it was our anniversary, but it was not mentioned.
Food,atmosphere, price were great. Service was good but attention wasn’t great she also had a large table
Meat and fish over cooked. Service was slow. Beautiful setting and atmosphere.
Always love dining at Wendell's and especially the live music. The artists are so talented and a joy to watch perform. The food --- always a treat. Thank you
Amazing food and atmosphere as always. The prime rib, scallops and lobster were so good.
Food was great. The lobster tail was over cooked. They did take some off the check, but no manager came out to say anything. Mid $40’s price point for entrée
My wife and I had the spinach salad for starters and the Beef filet entrée accompanied by a couple glasses of merlot. For desert; cheesecake and coffee. All were delicious and the service was excellent.
It is such a shame that bad service can ruin an experience. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was out of this world. I had high expectations for this establishment, I was sadly disappointed. Unfortunately this bad experience has made me question if I will ever return. Sad excuse for "fine dining ".
Very busy night. Kitchen seemed a little overwhelmed. Food took longer than usual and my guests steaks were over cooked but still delicious. Our waiter was very busy but still attentive. Always my favorite restaurant in the Ruidoso area.