About Rancher's Club of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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
Went on a Wednesday night, restraint was about 1/4 full when we arrived and 1/3 full when we left.
The main dishes were very good but my soup was just ok and my side dish was not very good.
My wife's salad was good.
My main complaint is service was poor to marginal.
The Ranchers Club no longer does tableside bananas foster or salad tableside....... very disappointing!!! However, the service was excellent and the steak was good. However, the cheesecake was dry and very small slice for $12. Definitely not worth $12........
We went to the Ranchers Club for a Valentine's Day dinner. I had made reservations and upon our arrival, we were promptly seated. The table was set for two and was a bit small for my taste. The service was very good. Out winter, Thomas, was patient allowing a bit of time to enjoy our drinks before we ordered. It is nice to sit for a bit (not homestead) and enjoy a cocktail and not feel rushed to get in and get out. I appreciated the serving staff taking care of the water refills, plate removals, etc.. They were attentive and and not intrusive. I have been to high end restaurants were they strive so hard to have good service they are intrusive and that is a buzz kill. In this area, we were dealing with Jesus. It was obvious he was watching us and when he came to fill up or whatever, he was quiet and swift. Perfect! Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at the Rancher's Club. Although I cannot afford that level of a meal all the time, I will be back when I can.
This was our first time at the Ranchers Club. I had always wanted to try it, and I am so happy that we finally made it there for dinner. The appetizer was fantastic. The T-Bone steak was perfect. We were celebrating my Wife's birthday and the staff was great! I can't wait to go back and try another entrée. I highly recommend the Ranchers Club and have been telling all my friends to go and try it.
We were a party of six there to celebrate my mother's 88th birthday. The restaurant was basically empty when we arrived at 5:45 p.m. Initial service was good; however, our waiter never returned once our order was taken until it was time for the bill. The table was not cleared until they brought my mother a complimentary dessert. No one else was offered a dessert until we asked for the menu. The filets were good, my bacon wrapped bison tenderloin was a little overcooked, the mac and cheese was awful, the carrots were extremely undercooked. I had high exception for this restaurant and left very disappointed.
Celebrated a birthday dinner here. Food, service, and ambiance were all very good. Wait staff no longer wears formal attire, which is of no significant consequence. Our appetizer was the chorizo stuffed dates wrapped with bacon. The chorizo was Mexican and not Spanish as an FYI. It was very good. My dinner companion also enjoyed a bowl of mushroom soup made fresh that day per our server. It was excellent. We had the cowboy ribeye and the catch of the day, which was oysters. Both entrees were well prepared and enjoyed by both of us. Rancher's Club of New Mexico graciously comped dessert for our table, a shared creme brule, as we were celebrating a birthday. It is one of the best creme brule's I have ever had. We dined early on a Tuesday and the restaurant had seated about eight tables by the time we left at around 7:30 or so. We never felt rushed and, on the whole, the service was professional and cordial without being stuffy or pretentious. We have been dining here for the past twenty years and as the times have changed, so has the dress code. It is more casual now (a coat and tie are no longer required) which I must say makes for a more enjoyable dinner from my perspective. Just as long as they politely decline to sit the t-shirt, shorts and flip-flop crowd, I'll be more than happy to continue to patronize this establishment.
My wife and I met some friends for dessert before attending a movie. The atmosphere was elegant and we were a bit underdressed. The dessert was fabulous. I had heard that the Crème Brulee was the best in the city and on the website it mentioned a 'red chile pecan' Crème Brulee, but the no longer served that dessert. However, the Crème Brulee and the bread pudding that we had were superb. No one was disappointed.
So far our favorite Steakhouse in Albuquerque. Ambiance was perfect, great variety on the menu. Very large portion sizes, largest and most tasty 8oz Filet we've had in a long while. Chef perfectly cooked it. Veggies were fresh and delicious. The Oysters Rockefeller were a mushy and salty and the only thing we did not like that we ordered. Service was friendly, but a little slow considering it was not a packed house but the food quality overall made up for that. Duck carbonara was equally delicious, but the duck skin chicharron was bitter so didn't have more than a nibble of it. Definitely will keep this restaurant in our regular rotation from now on.
This is our favorite place. The staff always make us feel welcome and the service is exceptional. I had the bacon wrapped bison, and it was perfectly prepared. I especially enjoyed the oyster Rockafeller appetizer and the caesar salad was excellent. Portions are just right and wine paring sugestions spot on. Overall, a thouroughly enjoyable evening we will be repeating soon.
They changed the menu literally days before our visit so several things that made me choose Ranchers Club weren't available. The cook temps on our steaks were wrong but that was not a big deal. The steaks were very, very salty. In fact, saltiest I have ever had. I didn't finish my steak and that NEVER happens. We've had better meals at Chili's.
I have been going here for years at Christmas but will never be back. The management changed and all of the competent, friendly staff that made it such a pleasant experience are now gone. The service was terrible, had to ask repeatedly for water, for our wine. Main dish was brought to our table even though we hadn't finshed our starters, The a la carte option was not available and the Christmas menu had very little to choose from.
We have been to the Rancher's Club a number of times over the last 20 years but earlier this year we found it was under new management. Unfortunately, it was nothing like it used to be. Rather than cross it off our list for good we went back one more time to see if anything had changed. Thankfully, they turned things around. It isn't quite what it used to be but we'll definitely be back.
When we were seated, we were given a table near the entrance in the middle part of the restaurant. Members of our party soon began to be uncomfortable due to the constant draft blowing on us. When we mentioned this to our waitress (who was excellent! ), we were told that " this table always has a draft". The restaurant had many empty tables, so if management knows that there is a problem with this table, why were we seated there? After complaining a second time and strongly requesting a new table, we were moved to a booth.
Our dinner was very good, but the experience was a bit ruined due to the "cold table problem".
This was a wonderful meal for our first anniversary. We were a little worried at first; The hostess's station is outside the restaurant in the hallway and there was no-one there. So we walked in and there is a great bar/sitting area with a piano. To the right is another doorway and short stairwell into the dining room. However we waited for several minutes for anyone to talk to us. The bartender noticed us and a waiter had as well, but the hostess was busy prepping for a big table. Once we were noticed, everything was wonderful. The food, the waiter that noticed us before was our waiter and was wonderful, atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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