About Vernon's Speakeasy
Vernon's Speakeasy is the only speak easy in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood and American cuisine in a superb dining atmosphere. The culmination of live music, great food and top notch service, as well as the need for "the Password", create an atmosphere and dining experience that surely proves to be one of a kind.
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 4:30pm - 12:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Vernon's features live music! From Bob Tate tickling the ivories to local favorite Calvin Appleberry Vernon's is proud to present great music in true speakeasy style. You never know who might be on stage in the Black Diamond Lounge. http://www.thehiddensteakhouse.com/black-diamond-lounge
Please inquire by calling 505.341.0831.
Bus Stop directly in front of the shopping center.
Private Party Facilities:
Vernon's is available for private dining and will work to accommodate all our guest's needs. From the Capone Room or the Chamber to closing our venue down for your event, contact us to reserve your Vernon's experience! You gotta password?
Private Party Contact:
Chuck Lindsey: 5053410831x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for all your special event needs at 505-341-0831.
Vernon's Speakeasy Ratings and Reviews
Great atmosphere. A true speakeasy! Had ...
Great atmosphere. A true speakeasy! Had to give the password to get in. Food was amazing. Service was ok. Our server wasn't attentive but all his assistants were. Water was always filled, dirty dishes were taken etc. The server seemed nervous or something. Would love to come back and try more food. Filet was amazing.
It takes some diligence to find the loca ...
It takes some diligence to find the location, but it's worth it. Decor is dark, with gangster themed artwork, the waitstaff dressed in period garb, and a fun "entrance speech." Don't forget the password. The food is a combination of standard steakhouse fare, with some creative alternative dishes for those seeking a lighter meal. The wine list concentrates on California, and some nice selections that are fairly priced. Our waiter, Gabe, was outstanding - very attentive and informative, but not obtrusive. The food was prepared exactly as ordered, served promptly (but not hurriedly), and was excellent. Tender and juicy steaks, fresh seafood, all properly cooked and spiced. There is a piano bar, but we were there on a slow evening so didn't experience the live entertainment. We will go back next time we're in Albuquerque.
My company went to Vernon's Speakeasy to ...
My company went to Vernon's Speakeasy to celebrate a work related milestone and we had a wonderful experience. We were greeted by a mobster and given our warnings and then lead to a private room for our group. The staff was outstanding! They were attentive, polite, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was phenomenal! From the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts, everything was delicious! Our visit was absolutely perfect and we plan on returning whenever the next occasion arises.
Just as described in the reviews. Greete ...
Just as described in the reviews. Greeted by a "mobster" in all the get up and a club in his hand, (This has a 1930s bootlegger theme after we said the password for entry. Warning.......it is very expensive, but very good. Famous for huge steaks grilled to perfection. Various toppings available to top off the steaks. We each had the14 oz Rib Steak. It came with a veg of the day and a side (potato). That was after a starter we shared of scallops (excellent).
Full service bar and great wine list available. Service was outstanding. And the bread (made in house) was wonderful. Needless to say, we took home a lot of leftovers.
More than a nice restaurant eating a nic ...
More than a nice restaurant eating a nice meal, Vernon's was an experience to be remembered. From being greeted by a palooka with a baseball bat threatening to break your bones if he hears your cellphone go off to the outstanding service to the pianist playing the tunes that were so special, to the magnificent food, nothing could have been any better for our anniversary dinner.
Great atmosphere, excellent service and ...
Great atmosphere, excellent service and food. This is a place for a romatic evening, gathering of small group, dressing up in 1920's style. Low lighting, speakeasy entrance & 20's decor add to the ombiance. Food was excellent, tho known for there excellent steaks, the quail, pork chops are just as great.
Great atmosphere, loved the food, and r ...
Great atmosphere, loved the food, and really enjoyed the private speakeasy vibe. The live pianist really set the mood for the whole night. The only I can critique is the wait for our food was kind of long and our waiter didn't really check up on us until after we finished our entree.
Vernon's is always a great place to have ...
Vernon's is always a great place to have a delicious dinner! The waiters are fabulous, and it's fun to have to give your password through the opening like a speakeasy. I had the ribeye steak and it was done perfectly, just a little more cooked than rare.
Our food was cooked exactly as requested ...
Our food was cooked exactly as requested. The wait staff was extremely attentive. We were seated in the piano area, and the piano player was very talented. My only complaint would be that the wine glasses were twice the size of the wine that was poured. The wine itself was very good though.
As vegetarian, I always figured Vernon's ...
As vegetarian, I always figured Vernon's wasn't for me (it's a steakhouse afterall) but recently noticed that they have a rotating vegetarian option on their menu, as well as a tasty looking salmon dish for my husband. So we went for his birthday dinner and were both delighted. The baked brie was amazing, the watercress salad was memorable and our (non-steak) entrees were excellent. The atmosphere was fun and service was superb. It's a bit pricey but for a special occasion we'll definitely go back and will send friends there who are looking for a fun and delicious special treat.
We took a friend here for her Bacheloret ...
We took a friend here for her Bachelorette Party. I can only say that it was probably her favorite part of the entire night. We had a very attentive waiter/sommelier that was knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant and was very in tune to our needs and ensuring that we had a memorable experience. The ambiance here is phenomenal, and you really feel the vibe that the restaurant is known for. The Prime Rib is probably the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. This place is worth visiting.
We enjoyed celebrating our daughter's 25 ...
We enjoyed celebrating our daughter's 25th birthday at Vernon's. The food was tasty and the wine was superb. The ambiance is great and the piano player was very talented playing very good music. The prices are too high, though.
Fun and unique atmosphere. The menu was ...
Fun and unique atmosphere. The menu was fantastic and had a good balance of affordable and pricey items. The staff were wonderful and accommodating when we combined two meals, the bartender was fantastic! This place is a 'must do' for visitors and I look forward to the next date night to spend here!
Kristen continues to wow us with her out ...
Kristen continues to wow us with her outstanding customer service and knowledge of the menu and wine list. Vernon's Speakeasy has, by far, the best French Onion soup I have ever tasted! Everyone at our table loved the quality and classy preparation & presentation of our meals, including our daughter, the chef. Thanks again for continuing to be the best of the best!
This was an exceptional dining experienc ...
This was an exceptional dining experience! The ambiance, service, food, everything was absolutely perfect. I was most surprised by the phone call we received the day after we dined here, calling to ask how our food, service and over all experience was. I've certainly never had a restaurant call me the day after to check in and see how everything was, so that was a nice touch! We will definitely return!
My husband and I loved the atmosphere, t ...
My husband and I loved the atmosphere, the food, and service. All of the staff is friendly and strive toward excellent customer service. The big bonus that all of this really supports is the theme of the restaurant. It provides a unique experience without sacrificing quality.
The power was out, but we stayed. We we ...
The power was out, but we stayed. We were enjoying the piano music and we were fine with it. Problem was the waitress. She was sharp toned and stressed out. We know it was a bad day, but...we said we wanted to share a dish -- and she retorted about a split charge fee for the service. Seriously? We are hanging in there, in the dark, trying to be good customers when others are leaving, and you want to charge us nickels and dimes? Then she got very frustrated when the credit card didn't work on her machine -- but it worked fine on a another machine. The evening would have been a big win without her stressed out behavior.
We were celebrating our anniversary and ...
We were celebrating our anniversary and tried Vernon's due to the nice reputation. Our expectations were met and exceeded. Fun place to dine and the food was a total pleasure to enjoy. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the salads were top-notch.
Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. This place does not disappoint!!
The ambiance was outstanding. The drinks ...
The ambiance was outstanding. The drinks were spot-on, and the piano player was the best. It was a bit quiet when we were there but it was a week night. The server took a bit too long to come and see us, and during the course of the meal was absent a lot, but the service was decent, just slow. Server was knowledgeable about his products, and did a good job selling. Food was top notch. I had a dry aged Rib eye that was absolutely what you'd expect from Vernon's... delicious. The wife had shrimp and everything was delicious. They even treated us to dessert for our anniversary.
Very good experience. Would recommend.
I have not been to Vernon's in a long ti ...
I have not been to Vernon's in a long time and was impressed by their new menu and greater selection of items. Vernon's is much more than just steak. They had a great selection including a vegetarian dish for my friend. Food was delicious and service was top notch! Awesome experience. Will be back very soon.
It was different. Crab cakes were good ...
It was different. Crab cakes were good as was the Lobster Bisque. Lamb chops were cooked to perfection. We enjoyed our waiter Chris. He started out kind of brusque, but certainly lightened up by the end of our visit, even funny.
Went there to celebrate our engagement. ...
Went there to celebrate our engagement. Excellent food and service. Tomato bisque was outbof the world and we thought the only thing missing was a grilled cheese. We asked the waiter only half way jokingly, and within 5 minutes we had an off the menu grilled cheese that was phenominal.
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed V ...
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed Vernon's. The theme was fun yet romantic and sexy. We had a blast. The service was excellent, however despite our server being outstanding overall, his personality was slightly less "formal" than expected considering the overall theme and class of the establishment. The dim lighting was romantic, yet way too dim for me, causing me eye strain. I was unable to read the menu without using my cell phone screen as a book light.
The ONLY reason I make these criticisms is simply because this isn't Mc'Donalds and for $150 for a dinner for two, I reserve the privilege of making such minor criticisms such as I wouldn't at a "normal" restaurant. The food was worth every bit of the bill and I look forward to our next visit.
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