119 Route 66 East
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-6666
Fax: (505) 832-1282
Bars & Cafes
Perched high on the ridgeline of the Sandia Mountains at 10,400 feet, the only way to reach this restaurant is via the Sandia Peak Tramway. But do not let the remote setting fool you. High Finance Restaurant and Tavern is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, and would be even without the awe-inspiring view. The kitchen offers a something-for-everybody menu ranging from seafood to steaks, including a Black Angus prime rib. The green chile stew enjoys coveted status as a starter. This is a great restaurant for impressing. High Finance Restaurant and Tavern opens at 11am daily.
Modeled after California wine country establishments, Savoy has the same local owners as the prominent and well-loved Albuquerque restaurant-bars Seasons and Zinc. Savoy is comprised of a large, bright dining room, an outdoor patio, a lounge, a wine tasting room, and a private room for group events. Delicious appetizers include the Grilled Peaches & Arugula or Seared Sea Scallop salads; entrees are mostly steaks and seafood. The wine list is the establishment's key feature, and includes French, Spanish and Italian alongside the extensive selection of Californian. Come on a Tuesday for the bargain "Half Price Featured Wine Night."
Don't let the name fool you. There is not a single mention of soup on this restaurant's menu. What it does specialize in, is breakfast any way you want it, a little, or a lot. The menu offers staples like biscuits and gravy, eggs cooked anyway imaginable and pancakes or French toast. Order the Gonzo, a pile of home fries, bacon and green chile covered with cheese and an egg, a popular favorite or a Blackberry Crepe stuffed with sweetened creme cheese—and you definitely would return for some more!
If you want to listen to live music and sip on well-crafted cocktails while in Albuquerque, then The Dirty Bourbon is the place you must check out. Located on Montgomery Boulevard, this Country and Western themed bar comes across as a respite from the regular bars/ clubs in the city, offering live entertainment in the form of country music. If the western theme hasn't caught on to you yet, then the mechanical bull at the center of the huge dance floor will definitely get you there. Dance your night away with your friends or relax and sip on the drinks churned out by the bartenders, you are in for a great time here. Call or visit their website for more information.
Stop by Pelican's Restaurant & Bar, a popular fisherman's wharf-style restaurant for fish, seafood, prime rib and steak. Let your taste buds bask in the flavorful meals. The entree includes salad and a choice of baked potato or rice pilaf. For around a reasonable price, you get dinner for two, including an appetizer. Dessert is a decadently rich affair that involves their famous Mud Pie for two. Daily specials like one pound of King Crab on Mondays are crowd pleaser's, while you sip on some cocktails. Pelican's Restaurant & Bar opens at 5pm everyday.
This family owned and operated restaurant has quite a loyal customer base. The menu here consists of three pages of Vietnamese specialty dishes. The spring rolls are a great appetizer. The most popular item on the menu is the Chicken Lemon Grass. The people who order this regularly have even earned a name, the J-21ers, for the item number on the menu. This is a large platter of diced chicken sautéed in lemon grass and a spicy marinade with white rice. Vietnamese beer is offered as well as domestic beer.
Sip on refreshing beer or bite into delicious snacks as you enjoy a live performance at the Barley Room. Gorge on one of the many mouthwatering cheese-stuffed starters, crunchy salads or sandwiches layered with fresh meat and vegetables. Sip on a bevy of spirits: tequila, rum, whisky, gin among others and tap your feet to the musical extravaganza on show. Their extensive and imported beer list will delight even the most discerning beer lovers.
Knotty pine paneling and cowboy prints add to the rustic atmosphere. Try the Cajun T-bone Steak, Teriyaki Top Sirloin, Grilled Prawns or one of their chicken entrees. Come with an appetite, as the servings are hearty, but save room for some of their chocolate fudge cake with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. The full service bar stocks an impressive number of imported and domestic beers and wines. If you prefer a cocktail try one of the signature drinks like the Square Cow Cooler or Golden Margarita.
The fresh fruit smoothies at Keva Juice are big enough to have as a meal, and the variety of options are extensive. While the specialty is fruit smoothies, Keva also serves more decadent options, like peanut butter chocolate or the popular Oreo Speedwagon. Each Keva Juice smoothie comes with one free supplement. Choices include a multivitamin, a fat burner, an immunity booster, protein, an energizer or a stress relief option. The bar also serves fresh squeezed orange juice, carrot juice, wheat grass juice and açai juice shots, as well as frozen yogurts. - Lydia Schrandt
Paleteria Michoacana de Paquime is an authentic Mexican ice cream shop where dozens and dozens of flavors of popsicles and ice cream are offered at inexpensive prices. Try tamarind, tres leches, mango with chile, or take a gamble on a fruit you've never heard of. If the selection is too unfamiliar and overwhelming, you can try asking the staff questions, although some of them are not bilingual. Paleteria Michoacana de Paquime is housed in a bright yellow building, painted with tantalizing depictions of the goodies available inside, making it impossible to miss. There is an additional location on the Westside. - Pip Lustgarten
Baggins Gourmet Sandwiches has tons of hot and cold sandwich options and specials, or you can build your own. They are not particularly cheap, but are definitely a meal (maybe even two!) in themselves, as they come jam-packed with meat and fixings. It's fun to design your own from the extensive list of ingredients. As an unexpected bonus, unannounced cookies make their way into your little brown to go bag at no extra charge. If you wish to eat in, there is a basic cafe space. Baggins also offers catering platters of sandwiches, deli sides, vegetables, fruit, or desserts, and they will deliver within a limited radius. - Pip Lustgarten
Cafe Dalat offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the part of town that has been named “The International District” by the New Mexico State Senate. Innovation and variety are the order of the day here, as evidenced by the intriguing appetizers such as Lotus Stem Salad, Crispy Quail and Sugar Cane Shrimp. The truly adventurous can pair an entree of Curry Frog Leg, Crispy Cornish Hen or Caramel Catfish with an avocado, darian or jack fruit shake to drink. Those seeking something slightly less exotic have an ample selection of soups, noodles and fried rice dishes to choose from, and there are plenty of vegetarian options. - Pip Lustgarten