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
We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and of c ...
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!
Wonderfull wine love the selection, they ...
Wonderfull wine love the selection, they've paired all there meals with a recommended wines. I love local restaurants and food, St. Clair delivers. The staff are more than happy to help you find a wine that suits you.
You just can't get better wine anywhere. ...
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 shor ...
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 ...
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 as ...
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.
Our first time here, the food was good a ...
Our first time here, the food was good and the wine was better. Also liked that they had several local micro-brews to choose from. Part of what made our experience so enjoyable was our server, Kaitlin, was great. Thanks for making our evening great.
2 of us dining on a Friday night. She l ...
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.
St Clair's never disappoints. It's seve ...
St Clair's never disappoints. It's several steps above casual dining, without being overly fancy. The food is always good with both traditional and more fancy menu items.
We had the Salade Nicoise with seared ahi tuna and the Chicken Marsala. Both were excellent. The Bisto Burgers looked delicious also. The wine selections keep things interesting.
Toning down the inside noise level would be helpful for easier conversing, but the live band on the outside patio seemed like fun.
The band was so loud for such a small ar ...
The band was so loud for such a small area. The appetizer was good but the service was very slow and our meal was not as ordered nor was it impressive on the second attempt. For a winery it was difficult to get a second glass!
The food was very good except for thhe f ...
The food was very good except for thhe fact that the main entree was hot but the sides were barely luke warm. The bison meat loaf was excellent as was the chicken marsala. By the time the waitress came around to ask about thee meal were we already half way through it. The waitress also never brought the bread to the table. The restaurant wasn't busy, so that wasn't an excuse. The only wines offered were those produced by the winery which is OK, but unlike other winery/bistro combinations there was an up charge of $15 from the shelf price per bottle. I would consider returning when in the area but this place would not be a "must go to" restauurant. There are better ones in Albuquerque with better options for wine with the meal and pricing.
If you want to go on a diet so you have ...
If you want to go on a diet so you have no appetite this is just a place for you We wanted to dine outside but the tables were so disgustingly dirty the hostess got a Whiped around the dirt on the table with a dirty rag. I pointed to some spots that were really disgusting she says no those are permanent stains so I rubbed it with my finger to get it easily came off the table by then I'd lost my appetite so we went back inside to sit at the bar to finally order some food at the bar for god sake's
I ordered one of the most expensive things on the menu steak medium rare-rare please. The steak came so raw and dead and gray looked like it had been steamed in water. The manager says he was appalled by how bad it looked by then I just forgot about eating anything
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.
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