About St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Enjoy nationally acclaimed award winning NM wines along with a full restaurant, wine bar and retail wine shop. St Clair Winery & Bistro also offers wine tasting, patio or private dining, and live entertainment.
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Albuquerque, NM 87104
American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
SW - Rio Grande & I-40
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Evenings, Thursday - Saturday: Live Jazz-Blues music, featuring the best local and touring groups.
Join us for Salsa Sunday! Live Salsa Music, Salsa dance lessons, Mimbres White Wine Mojitos! Visit our website for dates and times.
See our Large Party Menu for all of your catering needs.
City bus located in front of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
We can host your next business lunch/dinner, rehearsal dinner, or special event! We have a private dining room and patio for groups of 20 - 80 people.
Screen and projector available upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Javier Rocha: (505) 243-9916
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
February 4, 2017: Exclusive 25th Anniversary Wine Dinner: only 30 seats available: $100 per person- 5 course meal, inspired by the 5 different wine regions in France: each course will be served with a paired wine from our DH Lescombes Limited Release, or cellar collection. Dinner is hosted by the Lescombes family.
February 14, 2017: Corks and Candles: Receive Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for 2 with purchase of any bottle service.
St. Clair Winery & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Love this place, Generally pretty good food. Always too loud and I have been coming for years. Not a place for a quiet dinner. When they have live music it's fun too but again the volume is so loud you can not talk and enjoy the music, the music overwhelms any conversation. Really the only down side.
Our group of nine adults had a marvelous evening! I had requested a quiet area and we were seated in a wonderful dining area where we could chat. The staff was very accommodating. The food was delicious and the presentation was marvelous. Our server Heather was a delight! I am looking forward to dining there again soon! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Haven't been since the renovation a year or so ago. The service was impeccable and both managers came to check on me which was greatly appreciated. I had the brussel sprouts appetizer and the rainbow trout Chef special. Both were delicious and big portions. I took half home and enjoyed it the next day.
Both of us enjoyed our meals. While traditional cuisine, it was prepared with a flare to include excellent sauces and presentation. Of course the great wine and meal pairings made all the difference in the world. Good tasting, great value, and we even took home a bottle of wine as a souvenir.
This was my second time there, and I love the grilled salmon with lobster sauce. Great service, and very tasty wines. Monday nite is a great time to have dinner there, as it's not really busy and not noisy. We purchased a few bottle of wine in the store, so it was a successful evening. I'm looking forward to warmer weather and dining on the outdoor patio.
We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and of course the wine. The only complaint, if you will, is one of our party ordered an add on of shrimp with his steak. It was not delivered with his meal. He mentioned it to the waiter who offered to take it off the tab or to bring it out. The 4 stars would have been 5 has this not happened. To get 5 there details count. We will definitely be back!
You just can't get better wine anywhere. Every time I buy different winery's wine imported with great reviews I am disappointed after having tried St. Clair's wine. The food is the biggest challenge there. They need to hire a high end chef, I keep going to their attempt at a French Pork chop. The meat is often not cooked proper, either to much or not enough. This time it was cooked perfect but they changed the glaze and the meat was not seasoned properly. The chop was grilled and not pan seared. I don't know which France they think to grill the chop over sear it lol. Just awful. They badly need help in the kitchen as long as I can remember. It is sad since their wine has to be some of the best in the world.
The restaurant was busy. They were short staffed, multiple customers were complaining they hadn't been tended to in a timely fashion. They were down to one bartender because the manager pulled the second bartender in order to wait on tables, this left the one bartender completely swamped. When the manager asked what he could do to assist the bartender, she asked him to get her more beer glasses, she was completely out. The manager refused to retrieve the glasses, he insisted on doing actual work behind the bar. In my opinion, as a manager, you should be willing to do whatever it is that is needed at the time! He also didn't stay behind the bar very long to help!
They only serve prime rib on Fridays and Saturdays, and it's never on the menu or advertised. Just ask for it, as it is always very good to outstanding and a very healthy portion! They have lots of other choices on their menu (all good) but we like the prime rib best.
Waiter seemed very distracted. Had to ask multiple time to get our order of two beers,
then the same for two glasses of wine and the same for an order of bread.
Fortunately the four of us were not in a hurry because the dining experience took
over 2 hours. All that said the young man was nice and friendly.
2 of us dining on a Friday night. She loved her prime rib (a special that night) and also enjoyed the vegetable medley (creative) and potatoes. I had the Cobb Salad and found it weird (spring mix lettuce had zero crunch and commercial bacon bits), overdone hard boiled eggs and chicken, past ready avocado, etc. The dressing was house (I wasn't asked for a choice) and was, to my taste interesting but missed the mark. I could imagine some liking it a lot.
Waitress was poor. She seemed hesitant when asked about a wine choice (this place features wines!!!), too casual and immature.
The space was big and well illuminated (but not too bright); a bight on the loud side; lots of really nice booths for intimacy; excellent bathrooms; and good parking and access to main roads.
Overall the food prices were very reasonable. But, if the quality isn't there....
and, as I've said: the quality was inconsistent.
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