New Mexico July 14, 2017
This Unique Restaurant In New Mexico Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience
What if I told you that there was a hidden, underground restaurant in New Mexico that would transport you to a different time?
Vernon’s Speakeasy is an establishment with all the trappings and flair of the 1920s. From dining here, you’d never guess that Prohibition had ended. You’re treated to an evening filled with gangsters, flappers, jazz, and steak so good it should be illegal as well!
The bland strip mall location belies the fun headed your way. To access the restaurant, you approach a door with a sliding window, marked only by the glow of a red light.
Address: 2855 4th Street NW, Suite A, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.
After knocking, a tough, bouncer type demands the password you received when making a reservation. And so the fantasy begins…
Secret doors, concealed rooms, and costumed employees make the illusion of the 1920s all the more realistic.
The black walls suck out the light, creating an intimacy fitting for a quality steakhouse. The sultry vibe provides a unique yet romantic dining experience.
Regular live musical performances enhance the mood.
To say the bar here is well-stocked, is like saying that Carrie Nation was mildly perturbed by alcohol.
Beer and wines by the glass are available, and the restaurant’s high-end, extensive cellar should please even the most sophisticated wine lover looking to order by the bottle.
Alternatively, try one of the artisan cocktails. The Dillinger features gin, elderflower liqueur, lime and muddled cucumber.
Overall, the prices at Vernon's make it a special occasion restaurant for most. That being said, Happy Hour runs from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays, which lowers the cost of drinks a little.
You're here to splurge so go all out. Start your meal with a gooey, flavor-packed French onion soup.
As you’d expect, the steak here is phenomenal, from the chargrilled filet mignon…
…To the boneless ribeye.
Pair your steak with any of seven sauces and toppings from au poivre to gorgonzola cream sauce.
Even if you’re not into steak, you’ll find the seafood both delicious and sustainable.
The crème brulee provides a classic end to an unforgettable evening.
Are you ready for the Roaring Twenties?
To make a reservation at Vernon’s Speakeasy, visit
this website and see for yourself why this eatery has won so many awards.
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this restaurant where the servers serenade you and this mom and pop joint that is brimming with memorabilia.