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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
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.
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.
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