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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
Great Sunday brunch...I could eat that nice New Mexican green chile everyday. Tons of selections on the buffet - bacon, biscuits and gravy. Yum! Scrambled eggs were probably a fail, in my opinion. Would definitely return and, of course, recommend this restaurant to others.
Picked this place for a few reasons; We were staying at the Best Western and didn't want to drive far, and the place received great reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a very good choice. The food was plentiful, delicious and reasonably priced. The wine smoothie tasty and the beer very good. I'd go there again without hesitation.
Good food but the waitress's customer service made our 5th anniversary not a good one. This was my husband's first time there and wasn't impressed. I made the reservation for the first time since we've been married, the first time I planned the day, and I get the bad service. Just a few of the bad service we got:
1. Everyone gets a glass for their waters and we got plastic cups. 2. She didn't want to take our dinner order with our appetizer but she let the table next to us order theirs. They were seated after us and they get their dinner before we do. 3. We had to call her to come over probably 3 times. 4. My husband orders coffee in the middle of dinner, she comes back 5 mins later and asks him if he still wants his coffee, we were confused. Than takes another 5 mins to bring him his coffee. 5. We decide to order dessert (ice cream), which we never do, and we had to remind her. It took us a total of 10 mins to get our dessert. We asked for the check before we got our dessert and instead of getting us the check she brings us the dessert. We just ate a couple bites, very annoyed by now we just wanted to leave. 6. She puts the check right beside me (wife) when my husband has our payments.
We were there longer than expected, paying our sitter a bit more, which I would've been happy too if our experience was at least good during our dinner. I still got a bottle of wine to remember our anniversary.
Noisey, with those around us who were seated after we, being served before we. EVENTUALLY, bread and water arrived, but NOT my wife's Brussel sprout appetizer. It, by the way, was the best part of the meal. The only nice touch of the service was the sprouts" were "comp'ed," since it became an entree side dish.
The "what wine completes your main dish" sounded ideal, but it wasn't in stock.
We wanted to like the place as much as the meal, but the service made that impossible. Darn!
We had a reservation , were seated quickly but did not receive water for at least 20 minutes. Then we received our wine another 20 minutes later! The wait staff was very nice but the noise level was out of this world. Would nor recommend or return. Albuquerque has lors of other great options.
After a serious workout I didn't feel like going home and cooking and St Clair seemed like a good option. And how right I was! Seating was sparse so I sat at the bar and was very comfortable (especially considering I was in work out attire.) Elizabeth, the bartendar and server was on top of things and stayed spot on. She made recommendations for me and I ordered the pecan crusted trout. DELICIOUS! And easily enough for two meals. It was on a bed of quinoa and squash and the chef made good use of the herbs he had on hand. I also had a simple dinner salad to go with the trout. One of the managers came to ask how everything was and we enjoyed a light hearted conversation. All in all, excellent choice. Sidebar, a suggestion would be for St. Clairs to pick up on the trend of half salads. I guarantee they would sell many. (Half salads are for people that do not want a full portion salad but they would love half of one to complement their main course.)
Wine great, but very limited selection - out of some and not stocking othes. Fish, rice & veggies had too much oil or butter; crime brûlée 'bland'. Service adequate, but inattentative. We'd been here before several years ago, but it has gone down hill since then.
My overall experience was 'okay'. Food was great, but they forgot our sides and took forever to get them. The waitress was new and she had a hard time keeping up with the pace of busy restaurant and she didn't know how to open a bottle of wine, which I find odd seeing as how it's a winery. They had live music and it was a pain to get a seat. The music was horrible, worst band I have ever heard in my life. Good food and wine, everything was to be desired. Even the manager came to talk to us and was kind of dismissive of us... I will go back, but if this doesn't improve, I could see skipping.
We have been to St. Clair several times and know what expect. The food and wine is great, even the ambiance is good. The issue we seem to have each time we go is the service. It is not horrible but it could be better especially for a semi-formal dinning experience. We had to ask for bread and butter that was seemingly taken to other tables without needing to order. When several asked for water at the table, the waiter seemed to be bothered that we asked. Then we had to ask for refills on our drinks. The waiter asked if we wanted dessert and after half of party ordered, he stepped away to check on another table. Like I mentioned before we knew what to expect so we were not bothered too much by the lack of effort on the waiters behalf, in fact it became comical after a while. So yes the food, wine and atmosphere is good just do not expect too much from the wait staff.
The restaurant is beautiful and clean inside. Went for my brothers birthday it was a quite lunch which I enjoyed so our conversations was kept a a reasonable level. The kids enjoyed their spaghetti . The bread and butter is on point. Our waitress was fantastic . The best part was their reisling wine and brownie al a mode.
We dine with family that had diverse tastes. There was something for everyone. The wine flights were so much fun a job and excellent tasting. The service was really wonderful. Our server was so attentive and he anticipated all of our needs.Overall we left in a very good mood and we're so glad we experienced St. Claire winery.
Food was only "ehh"...nothing special. The steak was tough, potato was cold, house salad just a handful of greens with cucumber slices. Best part of the whole dinner was the wine. Our server was very good, but it doesn't make up for the less than average dinner. I won't be going back.
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