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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro comprises of three levels, which include the main dining area and bar, an upper balcony, and the Blues Cellar. The dining room is done up in earth tones, with stained glass and flowers creating a blithe ambiance, while the bar has an antique look—a combination of dark wood and mirrors. The upper balcony offers a view of diners below, while the Blues Cellar boasts of muted shades, small tables, and dim lighting—the perfect place for a private conversation. Zinc's menu comprises of contemporary American-French cuisine, you can munch on Steak Frites, Seared Ahi Tuna, and a host of other meat dishes (the bar features a lighter menu). The Cellar also features live jazz entertainment every Sunday, so music lovers can freak out!
The Slate Street Café is a favorite with the crowd who work at the nearby courthouses. You can dine at the downstairs restaurant or go upstairs to the Wine Loft to enjoy a drink. The restaurant also makes for a fun or romantic spot for dinner and Saturday brunch. The Wine Loft plays host to monthly tastings. The restaurant also hosts the Albuquerque Songwriter Series, an initiative of the City Music Office. The goal of the Series is to showcase songwriters from all genres of music by presenting an evening exploring song craft in an intimate setting. The Series runs 7p-9p on the first Thursday of each month and admission is free.
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.
Nexus Brewery is a small brewery dedicated to serve people of Albuquerque fresh and unique craft beers that is produced locally. Once a month they provide guided tour of the brewery at attractive prices! In addition to being a brewery it is also a restaurant serving delicious soul food! Their venue is also available from Sunday through Thursday for private parties and meetings. Check website for additional information regarding menu and the beers on tap for the month!
An enchanting dining experience awaits at the Prairie Star Restaurant where great food and great atmosphere combine to create an incredible venue. Here patrons will find themselves surrounded by uncharted beauty, with the Santa Ana Golf Course and the Sandia Mountains providing a backdrop. Chef Darren McHale's creations are equally exquisite, reflecting international flavors while being rooted to the local palette. The seasonal menu and hand-picked wine list make perfect pairings, guaranteeing an unforgettable meal. Private dining is also offered; reservations are recommended.