Albuquerque Restaurant Guide -- my favorites

Feb 26th, 2008, 06:47 PM
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Hmmm, I am trying to remember the burger place, Moldy.

Here are a couple near UNM and Nob Hill:

There's Kelly's Brew Pub, Martini Grille, Route 66 Diner.

The pub on Central that was O'Neills, then Sigs and maybe O'neills again. Lee Ann -- ?

I hope it was one of these.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:48 PM
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PS - Thanks for updating my list, Lee Ann. What a difference 2 years makes! There may be other changes too. I know there are some newer ones too but these were the tried and true for us.

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Feb 27th, 2008, 01:05 PM
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>>The pub on Central that was O'Neills, then Sigs and maybe O'neills again. Lee Ann -- ? <<

I think it's Two Fools Tavern now, owned by the O'Neill of O'Neill's.

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Feb 27th, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Rt. 66 Diner - Could this be the burger place I'm thinking of? I remember a 1950's diner feel.

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Feb 27th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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You are all angels! This list will help so-o-o much during our up-coming trip.

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Feb 27th, 2008, 07:43 PM
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This info is great! We're hoping to get to Ballon Fest in October and this will be a great help. In early 90s, we ate at a place our hotel recommended - Hacienda was in the name and it was in Corrales. Anyone know that restaurant and if it's still there?? It was very good.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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66 Diner is it, most likely. We really like their food - good burgers, yummy desserts, etc. Mr. Pickle is a fan of their Route 66 Pileup.

There's also Route 66 Malt Shop, on Central near Old Town. It also looks diner-ish, and they have a smaller menu, but their food is wonderful. They make their own root beer, too.

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Mar 20th, 2008, 07:13 PM
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Mar 21st, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the reminder, Deb. Forgotten I had bookmarked this. I've been copying lists from this thread for next week. Only 7 more days!
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Mar 21st, 2008, 04:19 PM
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To correct one of my recent posts, O'Neill's Tavern apparently reopened a couple of years ago.

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May 1st, 2008, 10:07 PM
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I want to add a few comments: Yanni's (a Greek restaurant) is wonderful, The Range is really great with some of the best Chile Rellenos I have ever had and awesome desserts. The Church Street Cafe in Old Town, which is a favorite of the locals has a wonderful outdoor patio, but I got sick the last time I ate there and the owner could care less. It was definitely from the food cause it was the only food I ate all day, and when I called to let her know all I got was "Thanks for letting me know, I'll tell the chef". When I emailed twice afterwards, feeling like it wan't handles correctly, my emails went ignored. Horrible customer service.
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May 2nd, 2008, 06:34 AM
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I need to update this list as some places are no longer around and there are new ones to add. I will put it on my TO DO list.

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May 2nd, 2008, 08:28 AM
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Based on Deb's list, DH and I had dinner at Yanni's and The Ranchers Club. Loved the fact when DH said, "I just want a good steak dinner tonight," I went to Deb's list and found Ranchers Club.
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May 2nd, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the great lists-we hit that area about twice a year & we have tried Yanni's, but flounder around for other good places!
 
May 2nd, 2008, 02:03 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that, islandgirl. I've always had good food and service at Church Street Cafe.

Texasjo - if you're still here, I just noticed your question. Hacienda de Corrales is no longer in business, sorry.

It's true that there aren't a lot of good Chinese restaurants here, but I like Chow's Chinese Bistro (one on the east side and one at Cottonwood Mall) and East Ocean, on Carlisle near Comanche NE.

We've eaten a few times at Viet Taste on Menaul between San Mateo and San Pedro. It's reasonably priced, fresh, and delicious.

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May 2nd, 2008, 09:32 PM
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Lee Ann, Any restaurant is bound to have a bad day once in awhile. I have gone back to others that I got food poisoning from, but with Church Street, there was no compassion; not even an "I'm sorry". I should have been compensated, a gift certificate or something. And then to ignore my email???? How unprofessional! Any establishment can mess up, but it's the way it is handled that counts.
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May 2nd, 2008, 09:56 PM
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And to put as good word in, Thai Crystal on Gold Street is really great Thai food, in a nice atmosphere with reasonable prices.
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May 25th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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I just heard back from Church Street Cafe. The owner read my review and contacted me. She never got my emails, and is going to make it up to me. I don't see a way to edit my comments on this page. Does anyone know how to edit or remove a review? I cannot find a link for it on this site. Regardless, the owner did right and I am going to give them a second chance, cause other times I had gone there it was great.
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May 27th, 2008, 05:53 PM
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You can't edit your comments, but people will see your post about hearing from the owner and take that into consideration. Thanks for reporting back.

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Sep 7th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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So, does anyone have any new favorites for ABQ?


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