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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.
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
Prairie Star Restaurant was chosen for a family members birthday - 88th! The patio offers a great view. The food was OK. Our server was OK. The wine was GREAT! For the price and the occasion, I would have liked to have been Wowed.
We were a party of five - three had the Nimon steak, one had salmon and one had chicken.
The service and the food were outstanding . The hostess set us on the bench next to the fireplace (table 4 ?). It has no back on it and the seat is hard and slopes forward . Most uncomfortable seat in the restaurant and there were plenty of empty tables with real chairs . They used to have a porter beer on tap which was outstanding . For some reason they got rid of that so I reason for picking that restaurant is no longer valid . I do not have any plans to go back even though the food and the service were so good . We booked this reservation a month in advance in hopes of getting a window seat but that did not work out either .
Went on a date with my wife, there is a "wine and dine" dinner for two on Wednesday nights. 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 bottle of wine, 60 bucks. Worth every penny. Great service from Zachary, good was also very good. We will go back again and soon.
Beautiful view of the Sandias. Food was outstanding but the ambience of the restaurant itself was just okay. The Veal T-bone was perfectly cooked to order and the black garlic salmon entree was a generous portion and the best my friend had in ages. Give it a try if you are in the ABQ area. You will enjoy it
We were there on Saturday July 22, for our anniversary. The service was excellent. My wife had the bison tenderloin, it was prepared perfectly. I had the ono, it could have been seasoned a little more, but it was cooked well. The appetizers, salads, and desert were wonderful. And the wine selection is exceptional. Add to that a view of the Sandias that is stunning, and the whole experience was very satisfying. We will be back.
Based on other Open Table reviews that were mostly good, we tried Prairie Star while staying down the road at the Hyatt Resort Tamaya. We were seated immediately with a nice view of the Sandia Mtns out the window. It took a few minutes before we met our waiter to take our drink order. He seemed very nervous while reading from his notes to tell us about the specials. The restaurant was never completely full but our waiter had to handle several tables inside as well as outside and therefore our service suffered tremendously. In fact, after we got our drinks and ordered, we never saw our waiter again, and others had to step in to help out. That's not a big deal but at some point, our waiter should have acknowledged that someone else would now be servicing our table. And then to have the waiter deliver our bill at the end just didn't leave a real good taste in our mouth, literally! The food is just average, nothing special imo.
I have eaten here many times and always had excellent food and service, but last night my husband ordered the ahi tuna and it tasted spoiled. The cook gave my husband another order and same thing. Finally, my husband ordered what I had (pheasant) and was very pleased. The cook comped both of our dinners, which was incredibly nice. We left a very large tip for our server who was back and forth many times and remained as pleasant as can be. The view from the outdoor patio is incredible-- the Sandia Mountains, the golf course, hummingbirds... The interior of the restaurant is very charming and cozy--very southwest (kiva fireplaces, etc.). There is music on the patio in the summers on Friday nights. We got there for the last song (about 8:15pm) and were glad that we hadn't gotten there earlier because they were just too loud and the wrong genre for the ambiance of the patio. This is the kind of place that calls for quieter bands, with more soothing music--maybe a classical guitar or jazz.
We were looking forward to dining at the restaurant and it started out well. Mark was a wonderful host and chose the perfect wine. The service was really good but the food was a disappointment. The salmon my husband ordered was overcooked, the lamb chops were rare if not under. The crab stuffed calamari had a lovely combination of flavors, but the crab tasted too fishy. The was amazing and the outside patio was delightful, but we will not return.
While staying at the Hyatt Tamaya nearby, this appears to be the best restaurant in the area. I wasn't disappointed. The wine and spirits guy, Lance, has done a great job putting together a unique list of wines and custom-made specialty drinks. Everything I tasted was surprisingly good even though the wines were mostly one's I hadn't heard of.
The food was very good as well. Add the wonderful scenic view of the mountains and we had an excellent time.
We celebrated my wife's birthday and the food was great as usual. Service was good, waiters very attentive. My son and I had the bison, very good. My wife ordered the pheasant but they were out so they subbed a guiinnea hen which was ok, so she was a little disappointed. My daughter in law had the sirloin which was also good. Overall we were very pleased..
One of our favorite restaurants...food delicious but service was nil. Once we saw our waiter to take our order, we did not see him again until he brought the check. We were not asked if we wanted a second glass of wine. We were not asked if we wanted dessert. And we did not get the usual complementary treats at the end. Disappointing.
Everything that we ordered was fantastic, the appetizers, the entrees, and the deserts. The wine list was extensive and very good, the band on the patio was a bit distracting not a bad band but not what we were looking for. Our service was moderate our server was pulling double duty on the patio and dinning room. His coworkers helped out I feel that the number of patrons overwhelmed the staff and they all tried very hard to keep up with everyone. All of the staff members were very polite, and they apologized for any delays. For the price I would expect better service, not to fault the staff I feel there were just not enough staff for the number of patrons. Again the staff was fantastic, just overwhelmed and doing their best which was pretty good.
We were celebrating the third anniversary of our first date at Prairie Star. I noted this in my reservation and it was clear that everyone there knew it was a special occasion for us. In fact, the waitress mentioned it and at the end of dinner told us that any dessert was on them! This was an unexpected surprise. As they say in the customer service survey industry, delight your customer. We were clearly delighted!!
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.
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