Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)The Barley Room is a watering hole in the farNortheastHeights that fills patrons up with live music, lots of libations and a surprisingly ample menu. ), or have a proper meal with burgers, salads, pasta, New Mexican dishes, and a few grilled meat and fish entrées.
There’s a palpable sports bar feel to the place, but a diverse clientele keeps this bar/grill comfortable for just about everyone. For a quick, award-winning burger or chili dog, fresh fries and fountain favorites that hit the spot for just a pocketful of change, it’s got to be Blake’s.
For a quick, award-winning burger or chili dog, fresh fries and fountain favorites that hit the spot for just a pocketful of change, it’s got to be Blake’s. Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm Sat-Sun: noon-8pm (hours can change without notice)There’s not a whole heck of a lot to eat this far north in the city, so FarNortheastHeights dwellers are happy this clean, reliable Chinese joint set up in their neck of the woods.
On the table, sesame chicken displays perfectly fried breading that’s crisp without being greasy and is generously sauced with sweet and savory soy notes. Wash those heavier fried foods down with a light, crisp Chinese beer.
Mon: Closed Tue: 5pm- 9pm Wed-Thu: 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9pm Fri:11:30am-9:30pm Sat: 11:30am-9:30am Sun: 11:30am-9pm (hours can change without notice)Everyone loves good, old-fashioned barbecue, and you’ll find heaps of it at the County Line. The baby back ribs are especially good, as is the homemade hickory barbecue sauce.
Wash it down with a pint and phenomenal city views, and you’ll be feeling right at home on the range. Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-10pm Fri-Sat: 10:30am-11pm (hours can change without notice)Aside from winning past Best of Barque Restaurant polls for “Best Pizza,” Dion's also has a wonderful selection of salads (particularly the Greek or any of the “gourmet” salads with fresh greens) and sandwiches (the pastrami is especially good).
Sun-Thurs: 10:30am-10pm Fri-Sat: 10:30am-11pm (hours can change without notice)Aside from winning past Best of Barque Restaurant polls for “Best Pizza,” Dion's also has a wonderful selection of salads (particularly the Greek or any of the “gourmet” salads with fresh greens) and sandwiches (the pastrami is especially good). Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)The browned, freshly ground turkey burger is a total masterstroke, one that explodes in the mouth and hits a high-water mark for juiciness.
Sure, you go in thinking you’ll be good and get a skinny latte, scrambled egg whites and a side of Turkey and green Chile sausage, but five minutes later somebody’s saying “apple pie with ice cream” and the voice is coming from your mouth. Sure, you go in thinking you’ll be good and get a skinny latte, scrambled egg whites, and a side of Turkey and green Chile sausage, but five minutes later somebody’s saying “apple pie with ice cream” and the voice is coming from your mouth.
Even though it’s clear across town, you’ll still probably bump into folks you know as you’re sipping a wicked Bloody Mary and enjoying tidbits from the affordably priced tapas menu. Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm (hours can change without notice)IL Vicing’s thin-crusted, gourmet-topped pizzas are perennial favorites among readers, but the house-brewed beers are equally popular.
Order at the register and a server brings the food to your table, making weekday lunches speedy. Stop in for a quick lunch or a late afternoon micro brew at one of the patio tables.
At Jade, the barbecue sauce is sharper, spicier and with a hint of cherry flavor, and it’s just the first in a series of pleasant little surprises. The sesame chicken is breaded Japanese-style instead of being heavily battered, and the duck is served in fat little chunks which are tender and pan-fried with the skin still on.
If you're in the mood for East-meets-West fare like lettuce wraps, orange peel beef or Tokyo crispy tofu, then load up the Prius and take a drive down Paseo Del Norte. You’ll also find a large selection of fine loose teas and more liquor than you can shake a limbo stick at.
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm Sat: 5pm-9pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)Since we’re long past the point when sushi was considered too exotic for New Mexico, it’s time to start paying attention to other fine Japanese favorites like tempura, hibachi-grilled meats and seafood, teriyaki without the La Chop, and the beauty of upon noodles. Mr. Tokyo is modestly sized, moderately priced and an excellent place for a quick, relaxing lunch or a quiet dinner with friends and family.
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2… Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)This is Greek food that’s elegant, straightforward and absolutely delicious. White tile and recessed blue light create an island oasis that’s suggested rather than spelled out (no 8-foot murals here), and the service is friendly and attentive.
The lentil soup is seasoned with just a whisper of aged balsamic vinegar, perfect with a toasty triangle of imported pita bread and a light Greek salad. www.papanachosfood.com Tue-Sat: 11am-8pm Sun-Mon: Closed (hours can change without notice)We're pretty sure if you take any food and stuff it with cheese, dip it in batter and deep-fry the sucker until it's crunchy and golden-brown, it's going to be good.
While you’re at it, try the unique green Chile sauce (which happens to be excellent on turkey) or any of the burritos wrapped in fresh, tender tortillas. Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)Roughen wood planks lead you into this nautically-themed steak and seafood restaurant, which doesn’t start seating for dinner until 5pm.
Have a Lady Godiva hot cocktail and a baker's dozen of topless oysters in the bar while you wait. Then dive into creamy clam chowder, butter-sweet Australian lobster tail and Ranchers center-cut top sirloin.
There's plenty of key lime pie in the icebox and Phil Collins on the speakers. www.risingstarabq.com Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm Sun: Closed (hours can change without notice)Reliability is something you should want in both a mate and a Chinese restaurant.
Spend an hour or two appreciating a dependable partner who has a job, lives parent-free and pays bills, whilst at the same time admiring the availability of orange beef, Hong Kong chow man and Szechuan shrimp. Dip a spoon in and you’ll strike heaps of firm, dense noodles, caramelized meats and crisp-tender vegetables floating in a sweet-and-savory broth.
The chicken Caesar pizza is genius with white cream sauce and a salad right on top of the pie. And if the pizzas don’t get you going, there’s homemade pasta, yummy minestrone and a lineup of excellent beer.
Open 7 Days a Week Mon-Thur 11:00am CAI 9:00pm Fri CAI Sat 11:00am CAI 9:30pm Sun 12:00pm CAI 8:00pm (hours can change without notice) Map Floor-to-ceiling shelves boast gift baskets and bags, chocolate sculptures and molded items, giant “kisses” and sugar-free assortments.
A chilled candy case shimmers with an assortment of chocolate truffles, creams and caramels sold by the piece. The counter is heaped with our favorite items, mostly chocolate poured over salty, crunchy things like pretzels, popcorn, nuts and cookies.
Dogs will love the natural flavors and presentation of the shop’s extremely affordable offerings, and you’ll be tempted to try one yourself. Mon-Sun: 11am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)One of you wants pizza, another insists on soup and salad, the third won’t eat anything but pasta.
Super-thin-crusted and topped with things like feta, basil, barbecued chicken and artichoke hearts, it’s a dream come true (except for Chicago-style fans). Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri: 4pm-10:30pm Sat: 3pm-10:30pm Sun: 3pm-9pm (hours can change without notice)Trombone's Bistro Italian has been an institution of family-style Italian dining in the Heights for more than 30 years.
It houses an impressively fat menu that includes a full bar, espresso drinks and an ample wine list. The service is quicker than a Hollywood marriage, and the waitstaff seems particularly knowledgeable about the food and wines.
But here, in the farNortheastHeights, you’ll notice a long, expanded list of dishes including more seafood and desserts, plus a lot of elbow room and a generous patio. Mon-Sat: 10:30am-6pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)Ah, the joys of a good bowl of kimchi and rice.
Try the barbecued beef, pork or squid, or the seafood pancakes, and then wash it all down with a cup of hot barley tea. Mon-Sat 7:30am-7:30pm Sun 9am-3pm (hours can change without notice)These brightly painted exteriors serve quick, tasty Mexican standards for cheap.
The burritos come wrapped in a delightfully moist and tender tortilla and are quite satisfying for the price (some are just $1.75). Beware: Acapulco is more of a take-out than sit-down place, and you’ll probably end up eating everything you bought before you make it back home.
Not only that, but the grocery has an excellent selection of halal meats, and the in-house bakery produces fresh bread daily. Tues-Sun: 8am-2pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)Annie’s is the kind of place we like to take grandpa for an eye-opening break or early lunch.
There’s always a variety of good soup, from French onion to potato and leek, and hearty sandwiches. If breakfast is what you’re after, grab the blackberry crêpes or a pile of home fries with eggs and green Chile sauce.
Try the delicious Bulgari (Korean beef) tacos, refreshing upon avocado salad, hearty bi BIM bob with Korean BBQ chicken, tasty don keys (crispy pork cutlet with curry) and the savory vegetable pancake. Mon-Thurs:11am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm Fri: 11am-10:30pm Sat: noon-10:30pm Sun: noon-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)With a serene Japanese theme, half of Alma is devoted to Tehran tables where patrons can sit and watch as a cook prepares their dinners with a few flashy tricks.
On the other side of the restaurant, booths are separated by pretty panes of frosted glass and a line of stools hug the sushi bar. In addition to sushi, Alma's menu offers many cooked items including noodles and a variety of grilled meats and vegetables that will ensure the place's appeal to families and folks who are new to Japanese food.
For a quick burger or chili dog, fresh fries and fountain favorites that hit the spot for just a pocketful of change, it’s got to be Blake’s. For a quick burger or chili dog, fresh fries and fountain favorites that hit the spot for just a pocketful of change, it’s got to be Blake’s.
Sun-Fri: 10:30am-9pm Sat: 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)Home of the ranchers burger and a screaming’ $2 Frito pie (which usually takes top honors in our restaurant polls), these burgers are similar to their Limburger or Its-a-Burger cousins, except they have loads of green or red Chile on them. Wed-Fri 11:30am-8pm Sat-Sun noon-8pm Closed Monday and Tuesday (hours can change without notice)This small Taiwanese-owned eatery is full of surprises.
The regular menu is a long and interesting read, full of familiar and unusual Taiwanese and Chinese dishes (tea-smoked duck, steamed fish with ginger and scallions, dim sum). If you ask questions about the food, you might get a history lesson from Elsa Fang, who handles the front of the restaurant while her husband, Asia, does the cooking.
Try the Gobi berry soup with Pollock and pickled mustard greens in a soothing, slightly sour broth. Tue-Fri 6am-2pm Sat-Mon closed (hours can change without notice)If you overlook the Styrofoam plates, The Burrito Lady’s Santa Rosa-style cooking is about as homemade as it gets.