Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse
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- General Info:
- Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse is the only speak easy in New Mexico! We feature exquisite steaks and seafood 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.
- Payment method:
- diners club, discover, master card, amex, visa, all major credit cards
- Alamedan Valley
- Steak Houses, Seafood Restaurants, Butchering, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
05/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant has a fun, mature, and relaxing atmosphere. The service was above and beyond. They were very attentive, never had to ask for the little things, such as more water. EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I went with my family for a special occasion and they definitely took care of us. The food was absolutely amazing, not to mention the beautiful piano being played! All around, FIVE stars!!
08/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This was the second time I had vistied this steak house, the food was very good, the service not so much. But what really got me was the fact that I was forced to order an Entree.
We had ay late reservation (7:30), I didnt want to eat a huge meal that late so I ordered a salad and a bowl of soup. I was informed by the waitress that I HAD to order an entree. I advised her I was not hungry enough for all that food and that a soup and salad was all i wanted. I was FORCED to order an entree.
This is NOT okay with me. I want to order what I want when I dine out.
04/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The knock 3 times and ask for Joe gimmick to enter the restaurant is silly and dumb. Our waiter was patronizing and felt he had to instruct us on the experience of fine dining. My $55 dry aged T-Bone had OK flavor but was less than an inch thick. These prices are over the top and for less money you could have a dinner at Peter Luger's in Brooklyn or Gene and Georgetti's in Chicago, 2 of the best steakhouses in the world.
02/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was part of 2 couples that went for this unique, big city, east of the Mississippi experience. First, you really have to look for this place on 4th Street, which lends serious credibility to the claim of speak easy anonymity the restaurant strives to create. Once inside, and your eyes adjust to the muted lighting, you kind of expect to see flappers and zoot suits wandering about, stirring their mixed drinks, looking for their certain someone. Yeah, it's really like that. The bar is small, well stocked and very capable. The hostess seated us within minutes of our reservation in the main dining room. Our wait staff was attentive without being annoying. Our food was prepared as ordered - except for one steak that needed to go back on the grill for medium well. The place was alive, and it was fun just to take it all in. Compared to the standard cookie cutter restaurants that have big names, big rooms, big noise, big lines and big prices, we found Vernon's to be a great out of the way, sneak up on you, speak easy value. If you like a cozy, yet lively dining experience this one is worth a trip to 4th Street with your special someone.
01/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The novelty of a prohibition-era restaurant plays well here. Service is attentive and wait staff enjoy pampering their customers. Alas, if only the food matched the enthusiasm, ambiance and service. The lamb chops were tops, while the rib eye was only average. The veggies were terrific, but the spud was over-baked. For such account-breaking prices, at the least for the Albuquerque market, food ought to be consistently exceptional.
I have had the opportunity to eat at Vernon's Hidden Valley Steaks on numerous occasions. Each visit is more pleasurable than the previous! Hands down Vernon's has the best steak in Albuquerque. Also, the atmosphere makes your dining experience fabulous. It is fashioned like an old speakeasy of the Prohibition Era. The door to enter Vernon's is hidden in the back of a liquor store. You have to say, ""Joe sent me"" to get in! I love the coziness with the fire place and live piano.
My favorite menu item is the filet mignon - it melts in my mouth! I always get the 6 oz so that I have room for the bruschetta (love it!) and chop salad. My husband loves the prime rib. He also starts with the shrimp cocktail, skips the salad, and finishes with an amazing creme brulee. The food is superb and the atmosphere makes the evening even more special.
I recommend Vernon's to anyone who is looking for a great meal! You will enjoy a true ""big city"" dining experience in little old Albuquerque - you will think that you are in Chicago or New York. It is a perfect place for a romantic date or to take someone that you really want to impress!
By far the best dining experience my husband and I had since moving to NM from Scottsdale, AZ. Vernons had a good vibe and the speak-easy setting was unique! EXCELLENT wine list. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. A restuarant we would definitely return to!