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/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Prairie Star Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
We have returned several times as this i ...
We have returned several times as this is one of our favorite restaurants. Only on one visit were we disappointed when the server was less that pleasant. At this most recent visit the staff at all levels was impressive....from the person who poured the water to those who served the food. Very professional and welcoming. The food was excellent as well. We requested a seat by the windows facing the Sandias and it was beautiful
My wife ordered the vegetable lasagna. I ...
My wife ordered the vegetable lasagna. It was extremely salty, doused with Worcestershire Sauce, and hardly any cheese. Did not resemble lasagna at all. I had the filet, was quite tasteless. Very disappointing. We had eaten here before and it was quite good. Not this time however.
Excellent Service and Delicious Food - W ...
Excellent Service and Delicious Food - We decided last minute to go to Prairie Star to try it out for date night. We were not disappointed. The view was beautiful. Our server was the best at being relational but not nosey (in our opinion the PERFECT combination). She was funny and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.
We ordered the burger (delicious) and sea bas and polenta cake (AMAZING!!! it was so delicious, I would go back just for this). Wine list was great as well.
The atmosphere was also very quiet for being a golf clubhouse. Our table had a beautiful view of the Sandia Mountains.
Overall it was a great find and we are happy we live close by. We will be back.
Made a reservation for our anniversary a ...
Made a reservation for our anniversary and requested a window table as my wife had never been to the restaurant and I wanted her to experience the beautiful views of the golf course, bosque, and mountains. When we arrived we were not only not seated by the windows but in the back of the restaurant. I told our server I was very disappointed that that only did not reserve us a window table but seated us far away from the window. He was apologetic and tried to assure me that probably many others also requested window tables and they couldn't accommodate my request. He did suggest we might want to try the outside patio for a cocktail and suggested we could even order dinner there, if we desired. We did go to the patio and enjoyed the scenery, wildlife and our cocktails. We decided to have dinner outside even the wind was starting to pick up. As soon as our menus arrived, our server informed us an inside window table had opened and offered us a choice of remaining outside or relocating to the inside table. We moved inside and had a wonderful meal with impeccable service. Prairie Star certainly redeemed themselves in my view. I've since strongly recommended the restaurant to two other couples and we will be returning soon.
There was a fixed menu for Mother's Day ...
There was a fixed menu for Mother's Day and it took much longer than it should for the entrees. The manager should have apologized and perhaps given a free desert or drink. The tuna wasn't great. The waiter did admit there was an issue, but for the price it should have been handled much better. The bloody Mary was excellent
A perfect setting for a Mother's Day brunch with
Having dined at Prarie Star for Mother's Day in the past a return visit was in order. The restaurant lived up to expectations. The setting, a table next to a window with a fantastic view of the Sandia's, the service, teriffic and the food was superb. The Mother being honored loved the entire experience. We will be back next year.
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