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/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rancher's Club of New Mexico Ratings and Reviews
Our primary waiter seemed scattered and ...
Our primary waiter seemed scattered and not knowledgeable about any offerings or questions regarding the wine menu stating that "he was not a drinker"....Kind of disappointing when trying to get advice on a $100 + bottle of wine for a 16th wedding anniversary dinner. Seemed to be too busy to tend to us, yet they were not busy. Mixed up our drink order, when we first got there. The food was very good, the service was very disappointing.
Had a 7pm reservation. We were on time ...
Had a 7pm reservation. We were on time and were asked to wait in the bar area until our table was ready. 30 minutes later we were seated. They apologized and gave us a free pour of wine. Everything else was wonderful.
The steaks were excellent. We happened i ...
The steaks were excellent.
We happened in on a night when the piano player was hosting a show tunes sing along night that ruined the ambiance and drowned out conversation. We at least were given complimentary wine and desert.
All of our food was delicious, from the ...
All of our food was delicious, from the appetizer to the dessert. Our waiter explained menu items in a professional way while still being friendly unpretentious. All of our courses were served in a timely way. A lovely meal.
Four of us went to dinner for my husband ...
Four of us went to dinner for my husband's birthday. We were seated at the appropriate time, I had requested a booth and we were seated at a table. The lighting is very dim so my husband asked for a candle, the waiter couldn't find one, but found a penlight, he brought it out with dead batteries. He went to get fresh batteries and still couldn't make it work. We ordered wine, which seemed to take a long time to come out. For an appetizer we decided on the BRIE, excellent choice, but it took over 30 minutes to come out. I ordered my Filet med rare and it was definitely med. The others at the table ordered med and my steak matched theirs. I prefer not to send my food back as long as it is edible and it was, the flavor was great, very tender. The twice baked potato was enjoyed by all four of us, as were the seasonal vegetables. Our bill was as expected, one appetizer, four dinners, 8 glasses of wine, the birthday boys dessert (Bread Pudding - Free), and the tip came to about $300. The food and service was much better at our Christmas party in Dec 2015. We will return.
I took my wife here for our anniversary. ...
I took my wife here for our anniversary. Our reservation was for 5:30. We didn't get seated intil 20 minutes after the reservation time. The the wait staff impressed me right away. That is until the main course was delivered. They never checked back asking how my steak was cooked. I ordered the Ribeye medium rare. It was at least medium and burn on the bottom. But the disguised this by putting the burned side down. Now I have had char broiled steaks before. This was well beyond that. This could have been an awesome review if they would have checked to see how my food turned out.
Spectacular in every sense! Food was inv ...
Spectacular in every sense! Food was inventive and wonderful. I tried the bison fillet which was very tasty. Service by Thomas was excellent as was the bananas foster flambé table side. Cozy yet elegant and interesting atmosphere.
It was a nice experience, but doubt we m ...
It was a nice experience, but doubt we make it a regular place for dinner. I know part of the ambiance is the décor but it needs freshening. Food was really good, service was excellent (our servers were Iris and David (I think). there was a buffalo head on the wall behind our table that one member thought reminded her of a Swiffer duster. That item should probably be replaced or cleaned up/freshened up. Always want to go here, now we have.
I read many review that dress code was e ...
I read many review that dress code was enforced. Sadly it was not. I saw most men with plain tee shirts and women with flip flops. I do not feel that was appropriate at all. We sat at the bar and it took us 15 minutes to get a drink. When we sat down at the bar the women sad our table would be 5 minutes it took an extra 15. I asked for sauce on the side of my steak, when my food came out there was no sauce on the side. I would not go again or recommend this! Mind you I was very excited because this was mine and my husbands first time there. Very disappointed.
The service was excellent and the food w ...
The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. I have frequented this establishment for over ten years and the best surprise is that there is no surprise with superb service and deliciously prepared food. Thank you all for making our evening special.
Sincerely, Christopher Ashcroft, owner Red Rock Ranch, NM
It was our first time there and would de ...
It was our first time there and would definitely come back again. The service was excellent and food was the same. We also enjoyed the piano from the other room listening to some of the oldies. We will certainly bring another couple with us next time.
The Groupon was an incredible bargain! ...
The Groupon was an incredible bargain! The food was wonderful, as always. The service was a little ragged. Orders were mixed up so that entrees were not served with appropriate sides; they quickly brought new sides. I had to wait more than 10 minutes for the server to find my credit card that I had submitted to pay for the tip. She had left it on a side table across the restaurant.
The food was exquisite but admittedly hi ...
The food was exquisite but admittedly high priced. I actually got the most expensive item on the menu (Kobe beef) because our friends gave us a coupon. He got Scottish salmon. Both were beautifully prepared and I cannot complain about a thing, other than the fact that I would rather eat such a heavy meal mid day (and most of the people who can afford to go here are business or older people who like to eat mid day.) The Parmesan polenta side was incredible too. There are less expensive dishes but still on the higher side for Albuquerque.
Unfortunately this restaurant only serves dinner. It is not for kids. While there are no windows and no outdoor dining the interior decor is captivating. The bar area is like an old hunting lodge, done Southwestern ranch style. The dining room is elegant, with incredible rancher paintings and other horse tack and equipment on walls. Since prices are on the higher side this is best for a special occasion or when one wants to treat themselves to something nice. The on-line menu is slightly different than the actual menu.
We have dined at the Rancher's Club on s ...
We have dined at the Rancher's Club on several occasions but this time everything was terrible. We had to wait 30 minutes to get our cocktails served. 2 of 4 steaks were served rare (raw) when all were ordered medium rare. The quality of the steaks (ribeye) was poor. Very fatty. When we told the server that we were using 2 Groupon certificates, he requested that we give him the coupons immediately so that he could confirm that they were not fraudulent. Talk about making a customer feel like he is trustworthy!!!
It was an extremely disappointing evening. We will never return to the Rancher's Club.
My prime rib wasn't to my liking, for th ...
My prime rib wasn't to my liking, for the price I expected it to be much better. The service was great and everything else was very good and I would recommend this place to other people. Over all it was good but once again I thought my food would have been better.
The Ranchers Club has been a go-to favor ...
The Ranchers Club has been a go-to favorite of ours for many years. The food is a excellent, a creative and imaginative take on the American steakhouse menu. I have never experienced better service elsewhere in North America and seldom found its equal.
Overall, great first time experience. My ...
Overall, great first time experience. My only issue was it was later in the evening and the dining rooms started to get a little warm. I'm not sure if they were trying to chaseu s out. I would definitely go back again.
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