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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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, Wednesday - Sunday: Live Jazz-Blues music, featuring the best local and touring groups.
We offer a special large party menu for your catering needs. Contact us to place your order.
City bus located in front of restaurant.
W. James Duke
Private Party Facilities:
We can host your next business lunch/dinner, rehearsal dinner, or ... ? We have a private dining room and patio for groups of 20 - 80 people.
Private Party Contact:
Elise Hines: 5052439916x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
St. Clair Winery & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Our server seemed to forget about our ta ...
Our server seemed to forget about our table. She never returned with the items we requested and finally someone from our party had to go to the host desk to get help. The burger I ordered was dry and when I requested mayo, it never came until the end of the meal which was too late as I no longer wanted to eat it anymore. The manager brought the mayo and when I clearly told him that it was too late, he didn't do anything about. He saw my dissected burger and did not offer to take it off my tab or apologize for getting the mayo to me so late in our meal. I have had great experiences here before so hopefully this doesn't happen again or I won't be returning.
The wait staff person was either inexper ...
The wait staff person was either inexperienced or overwhelmed. We did not get our drinks until after our food arrived. It may have been our mistake to order our food at the same time as our pre dinner cocktail. but an experienced waitress would not have done that. We ordered a second drink and received it after we were done with our dinner. Definitely not a great dining experience. The noise level at the bar was so loud we could not carry on a conversation. The fired calamari was delicious but the french onion soup was just OK. there was no depth of flavor at all.
Great experience! Food is always great ...
Great experience! Food is always great and creative. Full meal or "tapas" with wine. We have dined at all 3 bistros and the high quality is evident at all 3. Wine is always wonderful. It's a favorite and always a stop for us in ABQ. Customer service is always good....staff are well trained.
My wife and I paid our first visit to St ...
My wife and I paid our first visit to St. Clair's on our anniversary. The ambiance and decor were very nice and reminded me of some east coast bistros. The food was spectacular; I had a burger, and my wife had the green chile mac n cheese. The burger was seasoned well, and the toppings were fresh. The sweet potato fries were some of the best I've had. The mac n cheese was creamy with just the right amount of heat. My wife also tried a couple of the wines and really enjoyed them. My one complaint would be the service. Our waitress took a long time to see us after we were seated, was not very friendly, and hardly stopped by to check on us. However, the manager came out and saw to our needs, so I don't think this was an ordinary occurrence.
We went for dinner and did not appreciat ...
We went for dinner and did not appreciate the noise level inside the dining area. We could not hear ourselves talk. The noise level was so loud the waitress got one of our orders wrong and gave us something different. We ordered the chicken salad and got the spinach salad with some chicken on it. We thought it was just skimpy with the chicken. the waitress admitted she thought we said spinach salad and not chicken. Because of the high level of noise we most likely will not return. We do enjoy your wine!
Food was yummy - we love the nosh plate ...
Food was yummy - we love the nosh plate and shrimp appetizers. The wine flights allowed us to sample most of the wines. We had a semi private room with two other parties. The tile floor and high ceiling made for noisy acoustics. The service was great. Live music was good. We will definitely go again!
We made reservations and when we got the ...
We made reservations and when we got there, we had to wait for 15 minutes while the hostess "checked" on an open table. When we were seated, there was 5 empty tables all set up for service. The wait staff was superb, food excellent.
Food & Price were decent. Once we final ...
Food & Price were decent. Once we finally got a server to come to our table everything was fairly timely. However, we waited with no service whatsoever, after being seated for at least 15 minutes. To the point where my fiance, who use to wait tables, was ready to leave.
We had our heart set on the patio even t ...
We had our heart set on the patio even though there was a pretty intense storm. We were able to enjoy it in between cloud bursts so it was perfect! The entertainment was top notch, The LesCombes Chenin Blanc and Cabernet were perfect! The grilled salmon was cooked as ordered. The steak was OK. We tried to savor the amazing Chocolate Port Brownie, but the sky opened up again so we lapped it up and made it to our car. All told, it's a beautiful and fun venue with fantastic wine!
I took myself on a solo date immediately ...
I took myself on a solo date immediately after flying back into New Mexico and enjoyed the service above all else. The food was excellent as usual but the server came just enough to make sure I was in need of nothing, but not too much that I would be bothered. I incorrectly ordered my food and they fixed it without complaint and were understanding. It was great to be home with good food and even better service.
Great cobb salad and chicken almond sal ...
Great cobb salad and chicken almond salad on a hot day. Bread served with herb butter. Enjoyed the St. Clair pinot grigio with it. Excellent service. Bread pudding with ice cream was delicious. Bought 6 bottles of wine to go.
As usual the front end, ie Hostess and a ...
As usual the front end, ie Hostess and assistant were very confused. We had res for party of 6. Lady in front said our table was ready and as soon as hostess returned she would seat us (never had that happen here before) well it didn't happen, hostess returned four times, seating four other groups before us. This is not unusual at St Clair,( no problem if she hadn't told us we would be seated next) When hostess did seat our party she took to a booth for 4. She thought we were party of 4. ( very confused). The food and service was very good. Server was great.
It was nice but even though I had reserv ...
It was nice but even though I had reservations it still took a while to get seated. When we finally got seated which at the least 15mins after our scheduled reservation; it took a while to get our drinks, appetizers, & food. Our reservations were at 6:30pm. We left at 8:30pm.
We have eaten here several times over th ...
We have eaten here several times over the last 6 months and have enjoyed each time. The food has always been outstanding. Can occasionally be a bit noisy, but we tend to go earlier to avoid some of the crowd. Did I mention the food was excellent. Not an imbiber myself, but my wife always enjoys a glass of one of their wines. Always recommend.
We made a reservation and still had to w ...
We made a reservation and still had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated even though there were many open tables. The wines were all incredibly sweet. I ordered the sirloin medium rare and it was well done. My husband ordered the halibut, which was the catch of the day, and that was peer cooked as well. The food was overly salty. We were seated next to an extremely noisy table and couldn't even hear each other. Needless to say, we will not be returning. Highly disappointing for the amount we spent on the meal.
I made reservations for my anniversary. ...
I made reservations for my anniversary. Salsa band was great!! Service was horrible! We waited for about 15 minutes before someone came to serve us. We ordered wine. Waitress never returned to ask if we needed anything else. We cashed out, went across the street and ended up celebrating with dinner and drinks at Seasons. Because of the lack of service and let down on our special occasion I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Must try for any occasion!
Tried this for the first time last year based off local recommendation. Took my wife for our anniversary and this has now become our spot for special occasions. Love the food, atmosphere and enjoy staying and listening to the love music after dinner while we enjoy some fabulous wines. A 20 year military career means that we have been to many places all over the world for our anniversary and this is truly one of our favorite!
Great food and value
We had the fish of the day-halibut, superb and only $20. Appetizer was capese, a very generous portion of tomato and mozzarella, although no basil. Delicious. Desert was brownie with ice cream, more like chocolate cake. The winery's wines also were excellent. We had Pinot Gris followed by Pinot noir with the halibut. Our server was also very good and determined to please.
Ours was group of 9 Rotary friends who had just been to see the play Hairspray. We would like to have been able to have a conversation about the play but the noise level precluded that because we could not hear each other over the music. We would also have liked to order a sampler appetizer platter for the table but the restaurant could not accommodate that request. Food was just OK, nothing special to make us want to return,
I had two appetizers for my meal and both were excellent - the mac and cheese balls and fried vegetable dumplings. The sauces with the dumplings were delicious; one was spicy and the other salty-sweet.
I also had a house salad. Pet peeve - serving grated cheddar cheese on a salad. It's not needed and should be an option. It often ends up competing with the chosen salad dressing. The house bread was delicious and is served with soften butter which is how I like it.
I'm not a big fan of their wines as they all tend to be on the sweet side. The Zin Cab is a good choice. I had the Pinot Gigio which was drinkable but not what I like in a Pinot G. I've had the Zin Cab before and tasted my son's this visit. I'll stick to that from now on.
First time visit, but I'll be back
Was getting together with an old friend I hadn't seen in a dozen years. Had been wanting to try St Clair, so suggested that and she liked the pick. We had a wonderful lunch on the patio. The wait staff and manager, Xavier, couldn't have been nicer. I will definitely be back.
Nice new young waiter learning the ropes ...
Nice new young waiter learning the ropes. Good New Mexican wines (who knew?). We were just passing through town and wanted to meet with my brother for dinner. He's a big meat eater, I'm vegetarian, and we were both pleased.
Our second time there. We were visiting ...
Our second time there. We were visiting Albuquerque, staying at Hotel Albuquerque and hungry in late afternoon. Our first time at St. Clair had been a pleasure, but crowded. We decided to try it again. Delicious. Great service. Good wine.
We had a great first time experience. Fr ...
We had a great first time experience. From the wine to dessert everything was great. I had the catch of the day, which was a perfectly grilled halibut. The creamy risotto was to die for. My husband had the prime rib special, which was so tender. Dessert was the port wine brownie that melted in my mouth. It'll be the first of many visits.
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