The warm and inviting atmosphere of Antiquity will immediately make you feel at home. With brightly polished antique wooden furniture sprawled around and ancient lamps and chandeliers illuminating the entire area, you almost feel as if you've gone two or three centuries back in time. However the contemporary steak and seafood delicacies which are on offer, immediately bring you back to the present. The seasonal menu is an added attraction, so you can relish the best of every season. Shrimps, lobsters and some mouthwatering desserts are the specialties and are available all seasons. Antiquity is truly, one of Albuquerque's hidden treasures.
If you are looking for something different but not hard to find, check out this saucy little bistro. Sample steamed artichoke with three dipping sauces or the roasted garlic with Mon trachet goat cheese, bruschetta, roasted red peppers and virgin olive oil. Entrées include Pan-Seared Smoked Duck Breast with apricot-tomato chutney, Chinese five spice sauce and basmati rice with. An extensive wine list is available and prices are on per glass basis.
Located along the Rio Grande Bosque, El Pinto's shaded patio draws diners from throughout New Mexico. Established in 1962, this dining gem has maintained its reputation for serving authentic New Mexican dishes. A number of tables are situated in private nooks for more private, romantic dining. Award-winning salsa precedes each meal. Generous portions of New Mexican dishes such as carne adovada, chile rellenos, enchiladas, and burritos are offered. As ultimate proof of its glowing reputation it has been visited by President Bush and Mick Jagger (separately, of course).
St. Clair Winery and Bistro offers a variety of experiences to choose from: an affordable lunch or dinner, a beautiful outdoor patio packed with flowering plants and an indoor bar area for drinks, a special events room, and a tasting room. Whichever the occasion, you will be served St. Clair's wines from their own New Mexico vineyard, which is located in the Mimbres Valley in the southwestern corner of the state and has been run by the same family for six generations. St. Clair also offers a novel gift idea: buy a bottle of wine and they will hand paint a design onto it appropriate to the occasion.
Modeled after California wine country establishments, Savoy has the same local owners as the prominent and well-loved Albuquerque restaurant-bars Seasons and Zinc. Savoy is comprised of a large, bright dining room, an outdoor patio, a lounge, a wine tasting room, and a private room for group events. Delicious appetizers include the Grilled Peaches & Arugula or Seared Sea Scallop salads; entrees are mostly steaks and seafood. The wine list is the establishment's key feature, and includes French, Spanish and Italian alongside the extensive selection of Californian. Come on a Tuesday for the bargain "Half Price Featured Wine Night."
Make your trip to Los Ranchos memorable by dining at Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse, an upscale dining destination tucked away behind the Village Shops in true speakeasy fashion. Dark and intimate interiors exude a unique ambiance that belongs to the bygone era, making this restaurant a perfect venue for romantic dinners and special occasions. Service follows a high standard and robust wines accompany some of the best prime cuts you will experience in Albuquerque. To start off, try the Blue Crab Cakes or Shrimp Tacos. Entrees see a choice of classic steaks like the New York Strip and Boneless Ribeye, along with exceptional seafood dishes like the 12oz Lobster Tail. A prix fix menu for two is also offered to sample the best of chops and seafood at less. Pair the selections with a glass of your favorite wine while saving room for dessert. The overall experience will leave even the most discriminating foodies impressed. Reservations are highly recommended.