While New Mexico is known for being home to some of the best southwestern fares in the country, it also knows a thing or two about a good steak dinner. Whether you’re looking for a casual evening of brews and hand-cut steaks or something more along the lines of fine dining, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best steakhouses in New Mexico.
7 of the Best Steakhouses in New Mexico
1. High Noon Restaurant & Saloon – Albuquerque
This long time Albuquerque staple is one of the best places in New Mexico to indulge in a steak dinner. Specialising in wild game and seasonal meats, they are committed to doling out the very best in quality and unique cuts of meat. Set in a historic landmark building dating to 1785, the atmosphere doesn’t hurt either. Be sure to opt for any of their wild game steaks and don’t forget a few house margaritas.
2. Rio Chama Prime Steakhouse – Santa Fe
Prime rib and filet mignon are two things that Rio Chama Priem Steakhouse does best. This Santa Fe gem is famous for its fantastic steaks in addition to world-class service and top-notch sides and deserts. Be sure to start off with their oysters and go all out on the bone in ribeye or filet mignon. Either way, you’ll become a regular in no time.
3. Jackson Ranch Steakhouse – Socorro
When it comes to a cosy western atmosphere, hearty sides and good company, Jackson Ranch is a cut above the rest. From their delectable starters like the smoked gouda mac and cheese bites to the rich triple chocolate cake for dessert, they’ve got it all and then some. When it comes to steak, be sure to load up on their famous 21 day aged ribeye.
4. Vernon’s Speakeasy – Albuquerque
Nobody, and we mean nobody does atmosphere like Vernon’s Speakeasy. This super swanky and romantic steak joint is the best in the biz when it comes to delicious steak dinners in a charming setting; and modelled after a real-deal speakeasy, it’s got all the character you’d imagine. Start with their seared diver scallops and then work up to the crowd fave black and blue NY strip.
5. Dinner For Two – Santa Fe
This elegant bistro is famous for its wide variety of locally sourced fares and globally inspired wine list. A far stretch from the typical steak house, Dinner For Two still serves up some of the best steaks and seafood in New Mexico. Dining with a special someone? Be sure to opt for their 16 oz Chateaubriand for two prepared tableside. Otherwise, we recommend their grass-fed, organic NM filet mignon.
6. Antiquity – Albuquerque
This Albuquerque gem is perfect for date night or spoiling yourself just because. Uber romantic, loaded with charm, and famous for great steaks, it’s impossible to have a bad evening here. Start off with some of their delicious pan-seared crab cakes; and then move on to your steak choice. We recommend the tenderloin with shrimp brochette and a wine pairing to match.
7. Texas Roadhouse Steakhouse – Albuquerque
Chain or not, Texas Roadhouse has long been one of the most recognisable names in the realm of great steak dinners. Known for its quirky Texas-style and variety of American fares, it’s an easy crowd-pleaser for everyone. Be sure to start with their signature cactus blossom before moving on to any of their excellent hand-cut steak picks such as the porterhouse tbone.