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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:
Wine Bar Opens at 5:00 | Tuesday-Sunday
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, Saturday | 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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
We usually love this place, but had a terrible experience last Friday. We had a reservation for 7 pm. Our dinners came out after more than an hour of waiting and then the bun that a burger was served on was completely burned and the fiddle head fern ravioli had no fiddleheads! After another 1/2 hour wait the fiddleheads came out and a new bun for the burger. The snippy manager came out to offer us free drinks to calm us down. When she discovered we were not satisfied she offered to comp our meals, but had a horrible attitude.
Food was good, service was good but what happened after we walked out ruined the the evening. As we were driving out of the parking lot, the waiter came running up to the car to say that we didn't leave the a signed ticket. We did sign it and leave it in the ticket jacket along with a very nice tip. We signed our copy and gave it to the waiter. I assume he must have dropped it or something, but we felt like he thought we were leaving without paying. Don't know if we will go back.
We went for our 21st wedding anniversary. The staff was professional but not standoff-ish nor pushy. We stuck to primarily small plates instead of main entrees, which provided a great variety of unique flavors. We now want to go back for a wine flight dinner. Definitely recommend.
Deft and attentive but unobtrusive service accented an imaginative menu backed by a superb wine list. The ultra-tender steak was prepared precisely as ordered, and was accompanied by a bread pudding and grilled asparagus, an unusual but very successful pairing. The cheese assortment appetizer was good but unexceptional. The evening had but one drawback: the adobe brick dessert was sold out. The waiter apologized and said only 16 servings were prepared nightly. The number should be doubled. Prairie Star remains one of the very best choices in or near Albuquerque for a romantic evening, or for a celebratory occasion.
Marty & I haven't been out to see you lately. I got a new hip in November which certainly curtailed our visits to our favorite restaurants.
You have changed quite a bit of your personnel however Rebecca is still there which is a good thing.
We enjoyed our Saturday evening. We had a great table overlooking the golf course & the majestic Sandia mountains. Tara was our wait person & was terrrific while answering our questions. Food was terrific including my husband giving the 'Rabbit Stew' a try. The salmon entires were excellent as was the appetizer 'Cheese platter'.
The wine choices also were a hit.
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.
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