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About Prairie Star Restaurant
The Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club offers an unforgettable dining experience. Housed in an old adobe mansion, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full vigas and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains.
Chef Chris Olsen masterfully creates stunning Contemporary New American cuisine with global influences and changes our menu seasonally to reflect the time and freshest ingredients at hand. Each dish is carefully crafted from the finest ingredients and constructed for unique flavor combinations and flair of presentation.
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday, Saturday | 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Wine Bar Opens at 5:00 | Tuesday-Sunday
Highway 550 & 528
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mid-April through mid-October, Prairie Star hosts Live Music on the Patio each Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30. Enjoy the best of local bands and artists. Moved indoors to the Wine Bar when dictated by weather. No cover and no reservations needed.
Private Party Facilities:
We delight in crafting just the perfect menu, assisting in the selection of the right wines and creating the magical ambiance for each occasion. We look forward to working with you in creating the magic that is the Prairie Star experience.
Private Party Contact:
Rebecca Chaney: (505) 867-3327
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Prairie Star's most popular promotion, ongoing since 2009, is "Wednesday Wine & Dine". It is a unique 3 course dinner for two, served with a bottle of wine, for only $60. Each week a different menu is emailed to our PStar eClub database. Sign up at: http://mynewmexicogolf.com/prairiestar_email/
Also, Prairie Star hosts wine dinners and tastings.
Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Good - not great. Prairie Star has so much going for them that they do not take advantage of - spruce up the entrance, take advantage of the vistas, replace the windows in the dining room that have broken seals (moisture between the panes), revamp the menu (same menu for years), slap a coat of paint on the dining rooms, etc.
Everything, as far as the service, was wonderful- from the first greeting through the final course! Ambiance and view are majestic, and the staff is beyond par! The seating was a little tight, but not uncomfortable. The restaurant was very quiet until about 7ish, when every table in the dining room was sat; but even then, it wasn't ever loud.
I was unhappy with the steak, but the staff made sure that the alternate plate I ordered (scallops) was perfect! The food was beautifully presented, but lacked anything original as far as herbs are concerned- we tend to like a bit more flavor and spice. Or even just some salt and pepper shakers at the table. The coffee was horribly bitter- just stick with the wine.
I would recommend Prairie Star to any "baby boomers" looking for a romantic dinner. A familiar palate, comfortable dining experience with very attentive wait staff. A gorgeous wine and spirits list, with tasting and pairings available. A lot of options to spend a long evening!
Wait staff was especially outstanding -- Valarie was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and oversaw the makings of an excellent martini! Everyone was 'on game' that particular evening. We all were very appreciative of the entire staff going above and beyond.
Food was Awesome! Dessert was not as great.
Got Chocolate Molten and it was very hard as if left in oven too long.
Complained to waiter and said he would talk to cook.
Still had to pay for dessert even though we couldn't eat it.
Been to prairie star a few times and has always been outstanding.
Won't let this one time keep us away.
Have not been there for quite awhile as the last two visits the food was very disappointing. Thought we'd give it another shot for our anniversary and this time the food was terrific. A little disappointed that we requested a window table two wks in advance and ended up in a 'back room'. Altho it was quiet and we had a window table, we were expecting to be in the main room where there is a lot more ambiance. But we will be back.
It was our 10th anniversary on Valentines Day. We had the Valentines Day special with the wine pairing. The waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the wine pairing with the food. The food and wine were wonderful. It was pricy, but worth it for our anniversary. We had a wonderful view.
I have never been disappointed with any of the meals I have had at Prairie Star. I had the steak and it was cooked just the way I like it. My husband had the trout and it was absolutely delicious. The wines are always good and they have a good selection. Service was great - our server was very amiable. I like the way the courses are timed - not rushed, (in that the next course is not delivered before you have time to place down your knife and fork), and we didn't have to wait long between courses. The fantastic view of the Sandias is always a great thrill especially if you can time your meal as the sun is setting.
The food was very good would have been excellent had they just cooked my salmon a little less as requested.
Service was top notch. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and provided just the right amount of attention.
Wine selection was excellent. We found two bottles of a French Red at a discount. They are gone now sorry!
Would recommend this place for a meal or just some tapas.
We were celebrating a special occasion. The waiter was very professional and knowledgeable about wines . It's seldom we find someone who knows much about wines in this area. He answered all of our questions. The service was great as was the food. Kudos to the chef as well. The Wed. price for 2 dinner that included wine was an unexpected plus.
Reservation did not indicate fixed menu. My wife is allergic to sea food. First course was lobster bisque. Second was salmon & caviar. Entre was steak. Took 3 attempts to provide a "medium" prepared steak. By then I was long done with my meal.
A party of twelve was next to us. Could barley hear each other.
For all of this, no manager appeared & desert was comped by the server for obvious reasons.
After having similar experiences over many years, this is our last. This has happened in one form or another too many times.
By the way, there were many empty tables- not surprised.
Just a wonderful spot to take someone for you and them time. Staff are attentive but not bothersome. Chef is creative and there Wednesday Night tasting menus are often worth catching (includes a bottle of wine). The dining room is not overly formal but offers a nice settling. The food is classier than the dining room, but you don't feel out of place if dressed up, sports coat, or only in jeans. It is place to just enjoy good food and your table companion.
We went to our favorite restaurant, The Prairie Star, for dinner to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. As usual, the dinner was wonderful. The Prairie Star is a great place to have a wonderful meal in a very quiet environment, with a very professional staff, who mange your dinner experience exceptionally well. The Prairie Star met all our expectations, which are very high from previous visits, and did it extremely well.
This is a very good restaurant. Very creative menu, the food is excellent. Well worth a 25 minute drive. The service was very good, friendly and competent. We will go there again. We also want to go back in the summer to have drinks on the patio that has a great view of the Sandias.
Prairie Star is one of our favorite places to go out for a nice meal. We normally go during special occasions, but have visited on regular dinner nights too. Food is always prepared and plated so well and there are good selections. They have a great wine selection and dessert is a lovely end to a superb meal. Service has always been good for us during our visits. We highly recommend this restaurant if anyone is looking for a nice place to eat out.
I thought the quality of the food served was, on-the-whole, average to OK. The roasted Romaine lettuce salad we both had was almost completely tasteless; there wasn't enough dressing/marinade on it and it mostly tasted like warm lettuce. We also both had the grilled scallops. The texture and cooking was good, but both our servings had a distinct "fishy" smell that detracted for the culinary experience. Finally, I thought the pairing of what was essentially a sweet ice wine with the chocolate dessert, was not the best choice that could have been made. A bold, late harvest red would have paired much better with the dark chocolate, in my opinion.
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