The Top Ten Fine Dining Restaurants in Albuquerque

There are many restaurants for fine dining in Albuquerque for any special occasion. From a romantic night out to wanting to have a great meal, Albuquerque’s diverse culture provides for many excellent fine dining restaurants, all serving different types of cuisine.

From all of the restaurants in town, ten favorites emerged and are presented here. They are presented in alphabetical order because, after all, comparing restaurants that offer different types of cuisine really is like comparing apples and oranges. Without any further delay, here are Albuquerque’s best fine dining restaurants:

  1. Azuma Sushi & Teppan
    Albuquerque’s hotspot for fresh sushi and excellent Japanese cuisine.  Azuma gives that fine dining experience at affordable prices. This formal,  yet relaxed atmosphere offers fun and a touch of class.
  2. Café Jean Pierre
    When it comes to authentic French cuisines, Café Jean Pierre offers the best fine  dining in Albuquerque with traditional and authentic French dishes. Café Jean Pierre has that excellent and unique French flavor right here in Albuquerque.
  3. El Pinto
    For an authentic taste of the Southwest and Mexican cuisines, El Pinto offers a wide selection of  sizzling favorites. This local classic offers that authentic, and cozy, feel of true Mexican dining.
  4. High Finance  Restaurant and Tavern
    This is a truly unique dining experience. This restaurant sits at the top of Sandia Peak – nearly two miles high. The location itself makes any occasion truly special.
  5. Marcello’s Chophouse
    This locally owned and operated restaurant is at Albuquerque Uptown and offers that fine dining atmosphere with a twist on the classic American steakhouse.
  6. Pelican’s Restaurant
    When your fine dining tastes call for fresh seafood, Pelican’s has what you’re looking for. This local restaurant has been an Albuquerque fixture for three decades and serves up excellent seafood dishes.
  7. Seasons Rotisserie & Grill
    This casually elegant dining experience located in historic Old Town strives to give you that feel of the California wine country without leaving Albuquerque.
  8. Scalo Northern Italian Grill
    There’s nothing like a filling Italian meal to truly feel great. Scalo Northern Italian Grill is located in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill and this local restaurant offers some of the best Italian cuisine in the city.
  9. Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse
    This classic take on a Prohibition-era steakhouse is a cozy and fun dining experience for anyone wanting to enjoy that stylish era. Vernon’s offers fine dining and even live jazz.
  10. Yanni’s Mediterranean Restaurant
    Also located in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill, Yanni’s serves some of the best traditional Greek cuisine in New Mexico, all in an intimate and comfortable setting.


These fine dining restaurants in Albuquerque are all perfect for any special occasion or night out. An excellent glass of wine at these fine dining restaurants, or a gourmet dessert from these best restaurants in town can really make your meal at these restaurants complete. Now it’s time to celebrate special occasions at them!