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.
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Wine Bar Opens at 5:00, Closed Monday & Tuesday
Highway 550 & 528
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club offers an unforgettable dining experience. Housed in an old adobe mansion with three separate dining rooms, the warmth and intimacy of Prairie Star is intoxicating. You may absorb the atmosphere of handmade adobe walls, kiva fireplaces and full viga and latilla ceilings while enjoying awe-inspiring and sweeping views of the golf course and the Sandia Mountains. 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: 5058673327x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food was amazing. I had salmon, my dad h ...
Food was amazing. I had salmon, my dad had beef tenderloin, and my mom had the sea bass. Everything was delicious. Dessert menu was not very extensive though. Our server was friendly, but not very experienced or was nervous. Would like to come back and sit on the patio. Nice views of the golf course!
While the view, ambiance, service were g ...
While the view, ambiance, service were great - the food left much to be desired. The vegetable lasagna was EXTREMELY salty and the vegetables were almost raw. I love crispy veggies, but these were more appropriate for a salad and the sauce tasted like someone had dropped the salt accidentally into it.
I didn't complain because we had taken friends there for a birthday gift so I didn't want to spoil
Three of our group rated their main entr ...
Three of our group rated their main entree (i.e. meat dish) excellent. None of us liked any of the vegetables. Carrots hard as a rock. None of us ate the veggies. I ordered the butternut squash pasta lasagne; ate half of it to be polite. The sauce was spicy; the veggies undercooked; and the entree did not resemble lasagne nor was it to my liking.
**** Our server was Dennis. He was excellent.
The tiramisu was not, as portrayed, "classic." It was a creamy delight; quite small for the price, but in no way resembled tiramisu. I've made it a point to find the best tiramisu, including hiring two private chefs, one French and one Italian, to make it from scratch, so I know tiramisu. I think you should change the name to something else so expectations are not disappointing.
We like Prairie Star overall. I will just stick with tried and true from now on. It would be nice to have more choice for vegetarians.
We requested patio seating which was per ...
We requested patio seating which was perfect to watch the sunset on the Sandia mountains. The cheese plate was delicious. The salmon, seafood relleno, and vegetable lasagne were terrific. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. A great place to dine!
Prairie Star dining room is lovely with ...
Prairie Star dining room is lovely with a wonderful view of the Sandia Mountains. We often go there for their Wednesday dining special ~ 2 appies, 2 entrees and a shared desert plus a bottle of wine for $60 ~ excellent value. The food is usually very good, however on several occasions they ran out of the fish entree advertised for the evening. The last time it was halibut, however they did substitute sea bass, and I was satisfied with the bass - it was very good.
Overall a great re-visit (last time was ...
Overall a great re-visit (last time was many years ago). This was a birthday surprise for my wife who enjoyed it thoroughly along with our 11 other guests. We had the middle, semi-private room which was perfect. Our waiter, Dennis, was helpful and his suggestions were appreciated. Ambience was extra nice with a partial view outside yet we didn't have to worry about disturbing other guests when we got noisy. My wife and several friends had the salmon which they all loved and I had the duck (a little tough but flavorful with an amazing sauce). I had requested a special desert for the occasion - a pound cake with berries which was absolutely wonderful (but pricey). We'll be back again for another occasion !
We dined with friends mid week. The scal ...
We dined with friends mid week. The scallop ceviche was very tasty, a perfect summer appetizer. My husband, however, loved the French onion soup. The four of us ordered the roast pheasant whick was exceptional - crusty outside, tender and moist inside. The chocolate dessert was heavenly. This is our favorite restaurant!
Dennis as a waiter is our all time favor ...
Dennis as a waiter is our all time favorite anywhere. Knows us as a family and always takes care of us. This last visit there seemed to be less coverage of waiters to visitors so the wait to order was longer than usual. I always get Salmon, but prefer other presentations of past more than this visit. I personally miss previous managers Zane and Pricilla greatly.
arugula salad had no arugula in it--was ...
arugula salad had no arugula in it--was all spinach, but no adjustment was made to the bill when this was pointed out. T-bone pork chop was cooked well-done vs. medium, leaving it totally white, dry and devoid of flavor. Friend's filet mignon was undercooked--rare and barely warm in the center, though he ordered it medium.
Our party of five had a very nice birthd ...
Our party of five had a very nice birthday dinner. It was quiet and lights were
pleasantly dim. It was very relaxing. Wait staff were respectful and took good
care of us. Everyone enjoyed the food and ambience. At one point a staff member
took me on a short tour of the premises when I asked if the restaurant had once
been a home. He shared historical information about the home. I have been
to Prairie Star twice and have enjoyed it both times and will definitely return.
I have eaten at Prairie Star several tim ...
I have eaten at Prairie Star several times and have always been pleased. I have two recommendations: 1. The ambiance is always a little too quiet and bland. It feels like I can hear every conversation at every table and everyone is whispering for their privacy. Perhaps nice music (soft) to create more atmosphere. 2. The wine list is great. But they need true wine refrigeration for the red varietals. Their wines are just too nice to be stored and served at room temp.
In the past this restaurant has been sup ...
In the past this restaurant has been superior. My recent experience was disappointing.
The food was fair, the ambience wonderful, the service worse than bad.
My husband complained to the bartender.
The woman who waited on us was new. It appeared she had had no training.
And only after we complained did she get the support she needed to serve us properly.
Not a good experience.
We had a nice evening but the food wasn' ...
We had a nice evening but the food wasn't quite as good as the last time we visited. Our waiter was very chatty and my steak was not seasoned at all. I asked about it and was brought salt and pepper. The seasonings otherwise were good. The truffle fries weren't very crisp and the bruschetta was on giant slabs of bread and one of them was not delicious. The grilled Romaine salad was okay but not exceptional. We'll go again but hope the food is back to its usual standard.
Service-excellent: Sean - one of the bes ...
Service-excellent: Sean - one of the best we've ever enjoyed! (Ethan also very good.) Entertaining! Attentive! Highly amicable! Sean "saved" the day -- see comments about the fish.
We had bragged to some friends about PS, especially about the Wednesday Wine&Dine. We forwarded the menu to them sent out by PS on Tuesday, and were all looking forward to the advertised Red Snapper. Unfortunately the substituted fish was a Mexican Flounder which may have been tasty except for the uneven cooking, leaving the edges with a slight to heavy "Burn". One person left most of the edges of her fish untouched. I gave my wife a large slice from the middle of my flounder in exchange for her "burnt" edges. Bottom line: all four of us were rather disappointed. This was definitely not up to the fine standards we have enjoyed so many times over the last few years.
(I gave the food a "Fair" above since I did not wish to rate it as "Poor", but that rating was close. Had the four of us been honest during dinner, and discovered that the disappointment was mutual, we would have been inclined to send the plates back, but we did not discuss this until we were out in the parking lot. Having first time guests, everyone was wanting to act like everything was okay.)
Nonetheless, we'll be back! (We'll also ask for Sean!)
Out of 5 dishes, mine was the only one t ...
Out of 5 dishes, mine was the only one that was not acceptable. My meat was not cooked to order so it was taken back. The meat I got back was the same they had taken away, but now super dry because they tried to cook it to how I had ordered rather than starting over with a new piece of meat. The fries that came with it were cold because they did not change them after taking my plate. At this level of restaurant I expect perfection and super attention to detail on the food. I am willing to give them a second chance because the other dishes were very good.
My husband's wine and Salmon Dish were g ...
My husband's wine and Salmon Dish were great. I had the Sirloin. the beef was great, but the asparagus was barely warmed up and the bread thingy was not good at all. We shared a "tiramisu" which was like over whipped, whipped cream...not pleasant. Coffee was OK. View was terrific, lovely. We even watched as a wedding party took photos, which was fun to see since it was our 2nd anniverasary.
Food was great. Service a bit indifferen ...
Food was great. Service a bit indifferent for this caliber of restaurant and price range. Portions are not huge, which I liked. Delicious desserts. On a cooler night the patio looks like a great option. Beautiful mountain views.
Prairie Star was by far the most fancy r ...
Prairie Star was by far the most fancy restaurant I have ever been to. The quality of food and service definitely showed! It is a bit outside our price range for frequent restaurant visits, but with a $50 gift card, we were able to enjoy an amazing first wedding anniversary!
I went with my family for my mother's 80 ...
I went with my family for my mother's 80th birthday. Beginning with the reservation process, our greeting, the setting of our table, our waiter, the food .... all of it was amazing! Our waiter even went out of his way to suggest a better setting for a group picture! I would definitely recommend Prairie Star for any occasion.
We have eaten at Prairie Star before, bu ...
We have eaten at Prairie Star before, but not for a few years when we had a less-than-stellar meal. It is back to its previous excellence, with a new menu that's mostly continental with occasional NM touches (e.g., lobster stuffed chile rellenos). The waiter was attentive without being over-bearing, the food was delicious, and the setting is beautiful with large windows looking to the Sandias.
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