About Rancher's Club of New Mexico
The Ranchers Club is an experience in dining that no visitor to the Land of Enchantment should miss. The only authentic grill in New Mexico that prepares the food on a Gridiron over a variety of aromatic wood embers such as Mesquite, Hickory, Sassafras and Apple. This grilling method imparts a unique and unusual flavor to the ample portions of meat, seafood, poultry and game. The Ranchers Club specializes in corn-fed, dry-aged USDA Prime beef. The impeccable captain service is recognized for the attention given to every detail. An award winning wine list enhances the superb dining experience. The Ranchers Club offers all the ambiance of western elegance that New Mexico has to offer.
Rancher's Club has been a DiRoNA award member since 1994, recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for nine consecutive years, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2001, and known as Albuquerque’s Best of the Best.
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Wednesday - Thursdays there is live piano, Lindy Gold and on Fridays - Saturdays there is a live jazz piano.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rancher's Club of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews
Ranchers Club used to be our favorite re ...
Ranchers Club used to be our favorite restaurant, but not so much now. Since the change in management the restaurant isn't nearly as good as it used to be. The service isn't as good and the kitchen doesn't seem to understand the difference between medium rare and medium well.
Title: Very poor customer service and at ...
Title: Very poor customer service and attitude from servers.
Even with two servers assigned to my table of six, they were slow and in attentive. An item we ordered - salad, wasn't delivered to the table and when the server returned with main courses and I asked about it, rather than apologizing and attempting to make it right, her excuse was "I didn't see it served to your table" as if it was my problem.
The prime rib cut was terrible and tough and cold
The macaroni with crab was runny as water
The stuffed tomato as default vegetable was cold
The final insult was the mandatory 20% tip for mediocre food and terrible, slow service.
I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Such good food! The brie cheese appetize ...
Such good food! The brie cheese appetizer is so delicious. You may want to take an extra one home with you for later! Slightly disappointed that they no longer do the table side Caesar salad. That was always so fun to watch them prepare from scratch. The salad was still good, you just didn't get the cool presentation. Filet was so good and flavorful. It always is! Servers were attentive and friendly!
Upon arriving, the hostess seemed rather ...
Upon arriving, the hostess seemed rather aloof. We arrived a half hour before our reservation, but she checked us in, telling us there were a few parties ahead of us, and so we went to the bar for a drink. Surprised (not really - no places in NM seem to have it) that the bar didn't offer Rose's Lime juice for their vodka gimlets. Ordered a margarita instead, which was overly sweet. We were seated shortly and had very nice wait staff. My husband ordered the "hunters" mixed grill - the elk and boar sausage were superb, and the venison was ok. I had the prime rib - it was large, but somewhat tough and not very flavorful. The atmosphere was lovely, and we had a nice time, overall. I was disappointed when, upon returning home, I received an email saying that the restaurant cancelled our Open Table reservation. Not sure what that was about, since we arrived early and enjoyed both the bar and the dining room, but at least Open Table's staff fixed the problem. Overall, a nice experience. Perhaps a bit overpriced for what it is, but I would probably go back again.
Took forever for everything the Kobe be ...
Took forever for everything the Kobe beef was delicious, but Kobe is usually delicious. Horrible and dated surroundings: somewhere between elks Lodge and your grandmother's couch.the dessert menu had the creativity of a Bennigans.
The food was really good but the service ...
The food was really good but the service left a lot to be desired. The atmosphere was no better then an Applebee's. There's a dress code but it's ok to come looking like your in your pajamas. For the price that we paid, I would rather go somewhere else.
We had eaten at this restaurant several ...
We had eaten at this restaurant several years ago and it was good. This was not a good evening. It was packed and under staffed. Our servers were very nice but could not be very attentive to us as they were so busy with other parties. We ordered second round of drinks that never came and had to be ordered again. It took a very long time to get our appetizer which was very good and then the salads (which were skimpy but good dressing ) came right out before we had time to enjoy our appetizer. Then the main course came and it was cold and we had to wait again for our sauces which were not as ordered so the meat got even colder. The meat was good but cold. Desserts were very good. The server did comp a few dollars off the meal for all the delays. We went to the restaurant at 6:00 and finally after delays the meal finished at almost 10:00 - a very long meal! So not sure we would go back.
We treated 5 friends to dinner, 2 had t ...
We treated 5 friends to dinner, 2 had the oxen or antelope?, 2 had the boar, and I the prime rib, all cooked med to med rare, pretty good flavor but all said the meat was rather tough, therefore disappointing, especially for the price. The oysters rockafeller was good but had some shell pieces in the oysters. The waitress had her own tempo, and agenda, which never quite meshed with ours. Pushing us to order, talking fast, put plates in front of wrong people, seemed service was discombobulated for unknown reasons. Very expensive dinner. Tender meat would have been nice.
I have been to this establishment severa ...
I have been to this establishment several times in the past. And I am coming all the way from Nashville TN to get there. On my latest visit i was surprised with the service. Previously it was always top notch............now it seems to be slipping. The service was marginal, and they used to do the flambe' table-side. Not the case anymore apparently. We ordered the bananas foster for two, and it was fixed in the back. When it came out it was in one bowl. Truly a mess to try to share between two people. They could have at least split it between two bowls, or brought an extra bowl. Not sure that i will go back.
What a delightful evening! The restaura ...
What a delightful evening! The restaurant was wonderful! The food was spot on. The wait staff were wonderful!
I enjoy the 8oz filet..medium rare----Perfect!!
My partner ordered the ribeye---medium rare---Perfect!
Lovely wine to pair.
We have dined at the Rancher's Club on n ...
We have dined at the Rancher's Club on numerous occasions over the years, and are sorry to report that it gone downhill significantly over the last year. The ambiance of the room is still quite nice. However, the noise level diminishes the pleasure of dining there considerably. There is a bar directly across the hallway which on our last visit was filled with people who ere literally screaming to be heard, not to mention a band that was playing extremely loud music. The dining room itself also had recorded music playing which also seriously spoiled what should have been a quiet evening where diners could concentrate on their food and quiet conversation.
The amuse bouche of a single tortellini in a cream sauce was by far the best part of the meal. We ordered Caesar salads for our first course. Despite the fact that the menu said that they would be prepared tableside, the salads were brought directly from the kitchen. Our two servers offered two wildly different explanations for this. One said that the salads couldn't be prepared tableside because there were too many people in the restaurant. The other server said that they "didn't have the ingredients" to prepare the salads tableside. The salads we received were composed of chopped lettuce with a lot of croutons added for bulk. There were no anchovies (perhaps the allegedly "missing ingredient|?") The dressing was tasteless. Our main courses of scallops were fine, though the accompanying double-baked potato tasted like diner food.
Throughout the meal the service was inattentive. In a restaurant at this price level it should have been meticulous. For example, after the salad course I had no clean fork. This went unnoticed by both servers and I had to hail one of the servicers to request a clean one. The dessert menu was very unimaginative, so we skipped that course altogether.
We had picked this restaurant as part of a personal celebration. Needless to say, no one ever asked us about this.
Great food and neat date place. The ser ...
Great food and neat date place. The service was lacking a little for the price and its past reputation. Décor is a little dated but still an Albuquerque must experience. Place reminded me of old country club. The hostess was a little snooty which is a big turn off and not a great way to welcome guests.
This was an exceptional dining experienc ...
This was an exceptional dining experience. The ambiance was elegant. The service was attentive and personable but not cloying. The food was absolutely delicious. Most wonderful was the leisurely way we enjoyed the evening. We were there for 2 1/2 hours and never felt rushed. Bravo, Ranchers Club!
We hadn't been in for several months, fo ...
We hadn't been in for several months, following a major personnel reorganization. We felt very welcomed and look forward to going back to more frequent visits. Our special request filets were perfectly prepared, and the meal was an absolute pleasure. It was our anniversary, and it was indeed memorable. The service and timing were excellent, as was the tableside caesar salad (we tend to get very picky about this favorite). Looking forward to a return visit next month.
The foie gras was fantastic. The lobster ...
The foie gras was fantastic. The lobster bisque good. The ribeye steaks delicious, but a little under cooked for what we ordered. We could have sent them back, but didn't. They were out of the apple galette. Ordered the milk stout brownie. It was different.
The service was very good. Attentive, but not overly so.
Will definitely return and bring out of town guests.
Filet was delicious! My mom had the salm ...
Filet was delicious! My mom had the salmon and said it was great! The fish of the day was tuna (which is what my dad had) and said it was awesome !!! They have an awesome Riesling on their wine menu that I totally recommend getting. Truly had a wonderful evening.
My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary wi ...
My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary with a suburb dinner at this restaurant. The service was attentive and the steak and prime rib were first class. We were surprised at the number of patrons having dinner at this restaurant on a Monday nite.
Two months ago I brought Bill Gates wife ...
Two months ago I brought Bill Gates wife, Melinda, for a dinner and we were given a corner
anonymous table, which was quiet as I asked for.
This time I brought Bono and Edge, from the Rock Band U2, made the reservations far ahead of time, asked for a quiet corner table again. This time, the Hostess kept us waiting till 8:20 for a
clear 8PM reservation, put us right by the noisy doorway, and frankly was quite cold, and largely mumbled her instructions. No eye contact, no apologies, just gestured toward our table saying nothing. She had no idea she had such international celebrities in her company.
All good, but the hostess was quite unprofessional.
Came here for a 4 course dinner. Had a ...
Came here for a 4 course dinner. Had a great meal. Started with the antipasto plate, followed by the rancher's salad for both of us, which we enjoyed. I had the "hunters" mixed grill, with venison, elk, and a wild boar sausage. Loved the venison, could taste the smokiness of the grill. The sausage was a bit spicy, just to let you know. My date had the squash and buffalo ravioli. Finally, we finished it off with the bananas foster, which is always fun to have cooked table side. I would love to come back just to sit in the bar, it looked so amazing. The atmosphere of the entire restaurant was great.
The service was okay and the setting nic ...
The service was okay and the setting nice enough, but my meat was undercooked. When you cut it, and it bleeds, it is not medium. The server did offer to take it back, but insisted that it was properly prepared.
The portions were large enough, but the menu prices are a bit over the top for fare that is not that rare or that exquisitely prepared. The desert was good. I'm glad I went but I doubt I'll ever return and I will likely not recommend it.
We used a Groupon that provided a packag ...
We used a Groupon that provided a package including soup, salad, entrees and dessert. We were thrilled with all of the selections, except the ribeye. The steak was a good cut, cooked precisely, but it lacked flavor.
I heartily recommend the elk tenderloin. It was part of the Hunter's mixed grill. It was amazing.
The setting is dark and leather with a slew of animal heads on the walls and antler chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
The beer was less than $5. I expected to pay far more. Thank you!
After a fairly long wait ,two cocktails ...
After a fairly long wait ,two cocktails were delivered at separate times and were both wrong. The dinner wine which we asked to have before the dinner arrived after the main course was served. We used enjoy the captain service , it was always impeccable but that is now history . The good stuff is the food was great steaks were cooked perfect and everything was delicious.
We had a delicious dinner and outstandin ...
We had a delicious dinner and outstanding service with two staff, Michelle and Sarah (I think), who served elegantly, were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, and checked on us often. Everyone made us feel welcome. Diners with other staff also seemed to be well-attended. We had a Groupon for a 4-course meal, and the portions were so generous that we took home my entire entree and the dessert. The decor is Western with western oil paintings and animal trophies on the walls, business casual attire is recommended, and the ambience was quiet, which we liked. This is a meat-lover's paradise, so if you are a vegetarian and don't eat fish, check the menu online or call before going. There are sides for you. We hoped we would have a special experience, and we did. Expensive but highly recommended.
Vietnam army buddies and wives. Great se ...
Vietnam army buddies and wives. Great service - private room so everybody could hear each other - added 2 additional people to our table at the last minute without a hitch. Provided separate checks. Made it a pleasant memorable experience for all!
I have dined many times at this restaura ...
I have dined many times at this restaurant and have always been satisfied with the dining experience. However this evening the service was inattentive. This is a premium restaurant and frankly I expect attentive service, or at least being checked on regularly by the servers. I believe the restaurant has changed the way they operate. No more captains looking after you. Probably will still be okay but I just cannot give a high rating for inattentive service for this reservation. I'll dine at this restaurant again based on my previous satisfaction with the restaurant but will expect the service and quality of the dining experience a premium restaurant should provide.
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