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 Vernon's is proud to present great music in true speak easy 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:
Bill Howley: 5053410831x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
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.
What a fun place! Just getting there wa ...
What a fun place! Just getting there was quite an experience! From the minute we were 'allowed' to enter we had a blast. The steaks were absolutely delicious as was the rest of the meal. Since I'm a sweet-aholic the dessert was to die for! Watching my cousin relax and laugh was worth every penny. She takes care of her husband who is on hospice so it was a much needed treat for her. It was a wonderful experience overall and I am looking forward to dining at Vernon's again.
It would have been nice to know that the ...
It would have been nice to know that the steak special my husband ordered was $125! No one said a word when we ordered. I spend all kinds of money on food, and I don't bat an eye at expensive dinners. But that was outrageous, especially since it was just "pretty good." Don't think I will be back. Still miffed.
Otherwise, atmosphere was fun, quiet, cocktails were good.
Giving the password to be allowed entran ...
Giving the password to be allowed entrance was fun, and the bouncer was great and on point. Our food was delicious- filet minon, mushrooms, potatoes. Table bread was also served. We ordered Old Fashioned cocktails and they accommodated. Large menu, large drink menu. We even were given a tour of the whole place and the secret passages and doors really add to the ambiance and keep the noise down. Though we are from out of town, we would come here again.
Dined at Vernon's Speakeasy on Monday ni ...
Dined at Vernon's Speakeasy on Monday night with my husband. It was our first time and we were sent there by a friend. The food, service, and ambiance were amazing! I had the filet and could cut it with my fork. My husband had the ribeye. Both steaks were perfectly cut and very flavorful. We will be back soon. Fabulous experience and a perfect date night out.
I always wanted to dine at Vernon's. I f ...
I always wanted to dine at Vernon's. I finally got the chance and loved everything about it. The service was outstanding, food was excellent, the decorations and theme were wonderful. Wish the room was set up to view the pianist, I could hear the music, but never once got to see the musician. Overall, thumbs up place to go!
Very nice setting from the moment you wa ...
Very nice setting from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. Very mellow nice and comfortable setting. The food was amazing very well prepared. Our waiter was the best very knowledgable on the items we ordered. I really like the fact that local riots and vegetables are being used. It goes to show that we here in the state have a very well mixture variety of places to get the things needed.
Exceptional food service and atmosphere, ...
Exceptional food service and atmosphere, I was asked when I made my reservation if this was for a "special occasion" when I replied yes 35th anniversary we were provided with a semi private alcove and a complimentary dessert. This was undoubtedly one of the most pleasurable dining experiences of my life. The price was secondary to the experience we will do this again.
Not as good as it should have been for the price.
Most food was good to very good except for my NY 'black and blue steak,' which had lots of gristle and was tough. Appetizers, however, were great! Also, my first 'regular' Patron margarita was bland - not 'margarita' like at all. Ironically the second 'special' margarita (with a touch of jalapeno) was much better.
Was your main chef and bar staff off on the Sunday we were there?
Wonderful dining experience. The speake ...
Wonderful dining experience. The speakeasy entrance was clever & fun. Food was top quality along with outstanding service. Pianist provided just the right volume & selection of background music. Enjoyed the dark ambiance however only suggestion would be a tad brighter light on the table or a tad larger print on the menu to aid those of us with over 60 eyesight.
This was a special visit for my daughter ...
This was a special visit for my daughter for a wonderful achievement of hers. She has heard about Vernon's and had wanted to try it. The food and the atmosphere was lovely but the prices were so incredibly crazy, I could not in good conscience recommend it to any friends. While not overly affluent, our circle of people are modest income earners, not able to drop $250-$300 for a meal for two. For us and many of the Albuquerque-natives here, it is a once in a life-time event to experience. That is unfortunate.
This was my first visit to Vernon's. I' ...
This was my first visit to Vernon's. I've heard about this place for years and had really been looking forward to trying it out. The ambience was nice enough, although I was expecting something a little more private. The presentation upon entering was the best part, intriguing and mysterious. The wait staff was friendly and professional. The food was mediocre and overpriced. The bread was served cold and tasteless. I would not recommend this place , and I will not go back.
Vernons was fantastic!! Will be going ba ...
Vernons was fantastic!! Will be going back again. The service was great. The food was out of this world! I would recommend Vernons to anyone that appreciates good food and better service. Thank you Vernon's! we will be back.
What a fun night out. It starts when yo ...
What a fun night out. It starts when you get your special code to say at an almost hidden door at the edge of town in an strip mall. After being allowed in you step back in time to the roaring 20s
Beautiful artwork, comfortable chairs, nice music set the scene for steak house classics. We tried almost everything on the menu - there were 6 of us. Standouts were the tbone, risotto and Mac cheese.
They are working on the wine list which is good because that was weak. But full bar and nice cocktails
It's expensive that's true but s great way to celebrate
Excellent experience, fantastic for an i ...
Excellent experience, fantastic for an intimate date or even a small group dinner. The live piano in our section Thursday night was excellent--live music is always a treat. The meal was excellent, and the atmosphere was fun, professional, adult-oriented, yet relaxed and enjoyable. I highly recommend this venue for the great food, fun yet mature atmosphere (not a lot of college kids in there messing it up for everyone...), and it lends a bit of romantic vibe if that is what you are looking for in an evening. However, the venue would be excellent for a business dinner or bringing out of town guests for a fine meal. My only comment is that I would like folks to dress business casual or better...not shorts and a collard shirt fellas. Other than that, a great place in Albuquerque to have dinner any night of the week.
There was no place to sit in the bar whi ...
There was no place to sit in the bar while waiting for the reservation. After standing there for about 15 minutes another couple came into the bar to wait. The bartender quickly brought in two chairs to give them a seat. While we stood for another 15-20 minutes. The service at the table for dinner was exceptional. Chris was the server. Overall I had a great time.
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