P.F. Chang’s China Bistro – Albuquerque, New Mexico

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro on The 25th Way in Albuquerque

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. 
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.
If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.
And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it.
In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said:
“It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
~ Jim Jarmusch
American Film Director

I discovered that pithy pearl shortly after a recent email exchange with Gil’s thrilling pollmeister (my spellchecker still insists on “poltergeist”) Bob of the Village of Los Ranchos.  We were deliberating whether to ask if you believe New Mexico’s talented chefs “invent” new dishes or if the cuisine found across the Land of Enchantment is primarily dishes that have been copied from recipes by chefs in other cities.  Rather than declaring “nothing is original” as the only possible answer to the proposed poll question, Jim Jarmusch’s sapient quote prompted even more questions such as: Is adding red or green chile to a non-New Mexican recipe inventing something original?  Isn’t any variation to an existing recipe actually making it an original recipe?  Does it matter?

Butternut Squash Dumplings

“Does it matter?”  It’s a question my Kim asks when I whine and complain at her suggestion that we give P.F. Chang’s China Bistro another shot.  My retort is typically something along the line of “but it’s so Americanized” or “it’s not real Chinese food” and of course “but it’s a chain” and most often “but the P.F. in P.F. Chang’s stands for “Paul Fleming,” the American restaurant impresario who co-founded the Asian-themed casual dining restaurant chain in 1993.  She reminds me (and rightfully so) that we both used to like P.F. Chang’s back in the mid-1990s before I became so narrow-minded (she doesn’t buy my claims of being enlightened) about food.  Further, she argues “if it’s not “real” Chinese food, it must be original.”  Aaargh!  She got me again!  

In a thinly-veiled attempt at saving face, I agreed to take her to P.F. Chang’s but only to prove how inauthentic and unoriginal it is (as if I’m really an expert on the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking in China).  In truth,  P.F. Chang’s roots are deeply and authentically Chinese with an impeccable and unimpeachable culinary pedigree that includes Cecilia Chiang.  Often called “the Julia Child of Chinese cooking,” Cecilia essentially introduced authentic upscale wok-centric Northern Chinese cuisine to America at her legendary San Francisco restaurant The Mandarin.  Her son and culinary disciple Phillip is one of P.F. Chang’s founding partners (the “Chang” in P.F. Chang’s).

Kung Pao Dragon Roll

P.F. Chang’s “farm to wok” approach is a novel idea.  Every one of the more than 200 P.F. Chang’s restaurants across the fruited plain has a scratch kitchen where chefs prepare fresh food daily.  They chop vegetables, hand-roll sushi, hand-fold dim sum, juice fresh ginger root for the housemade ginger beer and create sauces from scratch.  (You might be surprised at just how many Chinese restaurants uses out-of-a-bag sauces purchased from food distributors.)  The wok cooking favored by the restaurant generates an intense flame which accounts for the smoky, caramelized flavors and crispy textures enjoyed in Northern China.  Chefs use all-natural meat, responsibly sourced seafood, and local produce whenever possible–and here’s one you may not have known: The New York Times credits P.F. Chang’s with being the first national restaurant to use Sriracha.  Today, its restaurants use nearly 100,000 bottles of Sriracha per year.

As if welcoming us back home after a twenty year hiatus, a special seasonal menu featured two of my very favorite food items any time of year: curry and butternut squash.  For me, there was no reason to peruse the main menu any further.  Hand-folded butternut squash dumplings (a savory squash filling and umami butter sauce topped with Thai basil and Fresno peppers) made good use of the butternut squash which is meant to be savory, not made to taste like pumpkin pie filling.  The rich umami butter sauce was “lick the plate” worthy while the aromatic, fresh basil and the sprightly piquancy of the Fresno peppers imparted contrasting, yet complementary flavors.

Harvest Curry

For my Kim who’s been on a sushi quest of late, P.F. Chang’s six item sushi menu made it easy to decide which sushi roll we would have.  When presented with compendium-like sushi menus, we typically can’t decide which select few to have and end up ordering too much.  A good choice was the Kung Pao dragon roll (California roll topped with seared Ahi, Sriracha, tempura crunch and peanuts).  Peanuts aren’t something you see that often on sushi, but along with the tempura crunch, they provide a nice textural contrast to the vinegared rice and pleasantly pink Ahi.  Go sparingly on the soy-wasabi mix.  There’s plenty enough flavor on the sushi roll.

Aptly named, the Harvest Curry (red curry, butternut squash, five-rice tofu, rustic vegetables and Asian mushrooms topped with Fresno peppers) would give the red curry at many a Thai restaurant a run for its money.  Red curry teases your taste buds with more savory flavors than green curry or massaman curry, but the coconut milk gives it a nice balance.  It’s the curry for those of us who don’t want a savory entree to taste like dessert.  The so-called rustic vegetables include such upscale paragons of freshness as cherry tomatoes and red peppers.  Then there’s the butternut squash, a sweet-savory blend which seems to bring out the invigorating qualities of aromatic basil and earthy mushrooms.

Wok-Fried Filet Mignon

For my carnivorous queen, the wok-fried filet Mignon (sliced eight-ounce filet, black pepper butter sauce, rustic potatoes, onion and lime-garlic vinaigrette) beckoned.  Born and bred in the City of Big Shoulders (and big pork chops, steaks and ribs), she’s a meat and potatoes aficionado.  Maybe if all steaks were wok-fried at intense heat, her husband might become a convert to the joys of the carnivorous persuasion.  The light caramelization on each meaty morsel and the tender, rich smokiness made this skeptic a believer.  Kim didn’t like the rustic potatoes, but they didn’t go to waste.  They fit well with the rustic vegetables in the Harvest Curry.

To say Chinese desserts haven’t occupied much of a place in the world culinary stage is a vast understatement.  Save for the few dessert items you’ll find at Ming Dynasty‘s amazing dim sum menu, we’re hard-pressed to name any.  So, you could hardly blame P.F. Chang’s for offering “Asian inspired” American desserts then christening them with Asian themed names.  The largest is the aptly named Great Wall of Chocolate.  It’s been rumored that astronauts can see this humongous dessert from the space station.  Picture a multi-layered slab of chocolate upon chocolate armored with chocolate chips.  Six layers of chocolate ganache divide this chocoholic’s dream.  Too much of a good thing?  Maybe not, but it’s got a week’s worth of sinfully indulgent calories.

The Great Wall of Chocolate

So there you have it!  2017 probably won’t be remembered as the year in which you read reviews of two national chain restaurants on Gil’s Thrilling…, but if you want a memorable Chinese dining experience, this over-the-top franchise will give you one.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
4440 The 25th Way, N.E.
Albuquerque New Mexico
(505) 344-8282
Web Site | Facebook Page
LATEST VISIT: 9 December 2017
# OF VISITS: 1
RATING: N/R
COST: $$$
BEST BET: Harvest Curry, Butternut Squash Dumplings, The Great Wall of Chocolate, Wok-Fried Filet Mignon, Kung Pao Dragon Roll
RESTAURANT REVIEW #1010

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Rock & Brews – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rock & Brews on Montgomery in Albuquerque

“I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day.”
~Kiss

For generations, American teenagers have undergone a rite of passage that has contributed greatly to their angst. That rite of passage is the ego-deflating criticism of the music they enjoy.  Just as our parents hated the music we listened to, we hated the music our own children enjoy.  It just seems ingrained in their DNA that parents will hate the music their children enjoy.  Parental disapproval of their progeny’s choice in music probably achieved its heights (or low point) in the late ’50s when rock ’n’ roll was considered “the devil’s music” and Elvis’s gyrating pelvis was considered downright obscene.  Music—whether it be punk rock, hardcore, rap, reggae or metal—still raises the rancor of parents.

For teens of my generation, the target of our progenitors’ odium was rock and roll, albeit rock and roll with more adrenaline-stoked energy and attitude than the sappy, saccharine pop music with which they grew up (and which their own parents detested).  Perhaps in defense of our music or in rebellion against parental stodginess, we adopted a song called “Rock and Roll All Night” as our anthem, the rallying cry for kids of our generation.  The simply lyrics “I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day” expressed the vitality and enthusiasm of our youth.  Our parents just didn’t get it.

The covered and heated patio–very dog friendly

Today, the fifty-somethings who once adopted Rock and Roll All Night as our anthem don’t have quite as much energy as we once had. While the song still moves us, we don’t move to it as we once did and would probably herniate ourselves if we attempted the frenetic dance moves of our youth. The same can’t be said of KISS, the sexagenarian band who released the song in 1975 in their Dressed to Kill album. KISS is still contorting corbantically on stage with a touring schedule that would exhaust musicians several decades their junior. You might wonder how KISS front men Gene “The Demon” Simmons and Paul “Starchild” Stanley also find the energy to be so active in Rock & Brews, a rock-and-roll themed restaurant concept of which they’re very involved partner-owners.

The successful 2012 launch of Rock & Brews flagship location in El Segundo, California was a portend of great things to come. Albuquerque’s Rock & Brews franchise became the eighth to launch, but an ambitious worldwide expansion plan promises as many as 100 more in five years. With a hybrid concept that’s as much a family-friendly restaurant as it is an entertainment venue, it’s been a Duke City favorite from day one. In all honesty, however, we would not have visited had a late April day been so windy as to make “al fresco” dining al anima” (dining in the wind). Rock & Brews offers a dog-friendly covered and heated patio…just what we needed.

The sprawling dining room

Frankly, we were expecting an over-the-top tacky experience similar to the Hard Rock Café. Instead, Rock & Brews is about as family-friendly as any restaurant in town. Picnic-style tables invite communal dining while leather couches beckon those of us who appreciate being enveloped in more spacious and comfortable seating. Concert posters and album covers blown up larger than poster-size make up much of the wall art though just as many eyes are trained on the restaurant’s 26 televisions, some tuned in to sports and others showcasing music videos (many of the vintage MTV variety).

Rock & Brews is located on Montgomery just west of San Mateo in the Northeast Heights. It occupies the space which once housed such restaurants as Zea Rotisserie & Grill and Coronado Crossing, both of whom initially showed promise, but were ultimately short-lived. Only Harrigans seemed to have staying power at that location. As long as there are rock and roll devotees, Rock & Brews will probably thrive at this location though it may not be frequented by those among us for whom the operative word in dining experience is “dining.” As much as we appreciated being sheltered from the buffeting winds, great rock and roll music and the company of our darling dachshund The Dude (he abides), the excitement which characterizes a KISS concert is direly lacking in much of the food.

Side Salads and Sweet Potato Fries

With a Web site touting a menu proudly presenting “non-traditional, creative spin on fresh, quality American comfort food, including wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizza, along with a variety of diet-conscious, gluten-free and healthy options,” our expectations were geared toward an upgrade over what we’d get at Chili’s or Applebee’s…and that’s pretty much what we got. Befitting a rock and roll themed restaurant, the menu is peppered with thematically named entrees such as “Sgt. Pepper’s Jalapeno Poppers,” “Hotel California Cobb Salad,” “Beast of Burden Chicken Sandwich” and “Freebird Chicken Sandwich.” Appetizers are “Opening Acts,” dietary salads are “Rockin’ Fit,” sandwiches are “Headliners” and desserts are “Encores.”

Hoping for a New Mexico or even Mexico meets Hawaii, we opted for the Hawaiian Street Tacos, four smallish taco shells with ahi poke, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette with the sushi-standard combination of wasabi and soy sauce on the side. Ripe, fresh avocados dwarfed the poke, both in size and in flavor. There just wasn’t much poke in each taco. Worse, the taco shells—deep-fried flour tortillas folded into a shell—were overly crispy and fell apart at first bite. Much preferable would have been a pliable, fresh corn tortilla.

Hawaiian Street Tacos

Much more exciting were the side salads we added to our entrees. Fresh, crisp greens, sweet grape tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumber slices, house croutons and a shredded mixed cheese blend are generously piled in a bowl and served with your choice of dressing. The lemon pepper vinaigrette has a nice blend of sweet and tangy notes that complement the salad very well while the blue cheese is creamy and thick. Our salads were served at the same time as the fries we also requested with our entrees. The sweet potato fries, in particular, are terrific—thicker and longer than most. Ketchup need not be applied.

We were pleasantly surprised to see tri tip among the “market fresh” offerings. Tri tip, often referred to as a tri tip steak or roast, is an extremely popular cut of meat in California where it first came into popularity. It comes from a section of the beef called the sirloin bottom and is generally grilled then sliced into thin pieces. Although Rock & Brews version is prepared with a savory rub, you’re invited to choose your topping from such choices as Asian glaze and sweet and spicy Sandia. They’re hardly necessary. The tri tip is delicious, as much akin in texture and flavor to a prime rib as to a steak. Prepared at medium rare, it’s juicy and tender. An accompanying grilled pineapple slice is lagniappe, a very welcome treat.

Santa Maria Tri Tip with Fries and Grilled Pineapple

Eight craft burgers—all served with your choice of crispy fries, house salad, rockin’ rice, fresh fruit or steamed vegetables–adorn the menu. For a pittance more, you can opt for sweet potato fries (worth springing for) or a side salad. You can also ask for green chile with any burger you select. Fresh ground chuck is the beef of choice. It’s hand-formed and grilled to medium (pink in center) unless otherwise specified. On paper, each of the burgers will get your juices flowing—for me, none more than the Ultimate burger (brioche bun, double melted cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, pickles and Thousand Island dressing).

Alas, the Ultimate burger is better on paper than it is on a plate. Our chief complaint is about the brioche bun which we found to be uncharacteristically dry. It seemed to sap the moistness out of other ingredients we would have expected to provide additional juiciness. We had to remove the single leaf of iceberg lettuce because its thickness also detracted from the flavor of other toppings. Frankly, we didn’t get much from the Thousand Island dressing either. Jack in the Box offers an “ultimate cheeseburger” which is significantly superior to Rock & Brews ultimate.

Ultimate Burger

Similar to how our desire to “rock and roll all night and party every day” left with our youth, our desire to return left with the April winds. If we do return, it’ll be more for the rock and roll experience and covered patio than for the food.

Rock & Brews
4800 Montgomery, N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 340-2953
Web Site | Facebook Page
LATEST VISIT: 23 April 2017
# OF VISITS: 1
RATING: N/R
COST: $$
BEST BET: Sweet Potato Fries, Santa Maria Tri Tip

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ruth’s Cris House in Albuquerque’s Uptown Area

During a recent Friends of Gil (FOG) outing, a newcomer asked how my Kim and I can afford to eat out as often as we do (about three times  week on average).  The practice of “dating your mate” is something we began half a lifetime ago when we were stationed in Mississippi and my Air Force salary was, to put it conservatively, considerably less than one-thousand dollars for every year of my life.  Despite the fact that I’d been handpicked for the only job of its kind in my career field, a position with significant responsibilities usually accorded to someone of higher grade and experience–not to mention the possibility of war and deployment every service member faces–by most standards we would probably be considered at the bottom rung of the middle-class.

Our date nights could hardly be considered extravagant or high-end. Fortunately the Gulf Coast had a multitude of reasonably priced restaurants serving high quality seafood, Southern cuisine and barbecue. During our frequent visits to New Orleans, we favored“second tier” (in reputation and price, but certainly not in quality) Cajun and Creole restaurants because we couldn’t afford the anointed restaurants that had made the Crescent City a world-renowned dining destination. For our tenth anniversary I was determined to do something special for my bride. It literally took months of scraping and going without, but eventually I managed to save enough of my weekly allowance to take her to dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Mobile, Alabama.

First Floor Bar and Seating

Even back then–long before the advent of social media and a connected world–Ruth’s Chris was regarded as the place to go for special occasions, albeit one that cost a king’s ransom. Mobile was actually one of the first cities across the fruited plain to boast of a Ruth’s Chris franchise and it was less than an hour from our Ocean Springs home. Praying ninety-five dollars (adjusted for inflation, that’s about two-hundred dollars in 2016 dollars) would be enough, I asked my Kim to don her finery and ferried her to the most posh dining establishment we’d visited during our years together. Ruth’s Chris was everything we had hoped it would be.  The ambience—from subdued lighting to spacing and music—was one of comfort and intimacy, but it was the sizzling prime beef which took the spotlight and we were a rapt audience.

Fast forward twenty-some years to my most recent “Jack Benny” birthday. After years of chiding her for taking me to such paragons of mediocrity as Subway and Olive Garden for my birthday, my Kim decided to surprise me with our first return visit to a Ruth’s Chris restaurant in more than two decades. She wouldn’t have been able to do so even a month earlier because Ruth’s Chris didn’t grace the mean streets of Albuquerque until about a week before our visit. For some reason, the extravagant eatery didn’t deign to launch in America’s 32nd most populous incorporated city until 2016—more than twenty years after setting up shop in Mobile, the country’s 123rd most populated city. Even if that speaks to the widely-held perception that Albuquerque is a cow town, shouldn’t a cow town (especially a cow town) boast of arguably the most popular high-end steak house in America?

Bread

Fittingly Ruth Chris landed in the Uptown district, increasingly the city’s center of commerce. More specifically, it’s located in the Park Square shopping center in a three-story space previously occupied by Robert R. Bailey Clothiers. Few, if any, vestiges of the natty haberdashery remain. Nor are there any de rigueur abobe-hued touches or tributes to the Southwestern architectural design style that defines Albuquerque. Instead, Albuquerque’s Ruth’s Chris would fit in at every other city in which the 150-strong chain plies its craft.  A large mural in the downstairs bar area depicts Tucumcari’s legendary Blue Swallow Motel, a Route 66 landmark, but there isn’t much else that bespeaks of the restaurant being in the Land of Enchantment.

Step into the restaurant and you’ll find yourself in the lap of opulence. A comfortable waiting area beckons, but waiting is wholly unnecessary if you’ve got reservations. Your hostess will escort you to your table which is bedecked in white tablecloth with place settings and glassware for your party. The lower level doubles as a capacious bar and dining room, but for more quiet and intimate dining, you’ll want to dine at mezzanine level which you can reach via a few winding stairs or you can take an elevator. A large circular skylight with dozens of dangling lights ensures the mezzanine is flooded with natural light and artificial light as needed.

House Salad with Blue Cheese

Even among the masses who’ve frequented Ruth’s Chris over its forty-plus year existence, the genesis of the name “Ruth’s Chris” isn’t widely known. Contrary to a widely-held notion, the steak house isn’t named for someone named “Ruth Chris.” More than forty years ago, “Ruth Fertel, a divorced mother of two, mortgaged her home for $22,000 to buy a small 60-seat restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana named Chris Steak House. Shortly thereafter, a fire forced her to change the original location and she renamed the restaurant, “Ruth’s Chris Steak House.” Her restaurant has since featured custom-aged USDA prime (only two-percent of all beef earn this distinction) beef broiled to your exacting specifications in 1800-degree heat and served on a 500-degree plate still sizzling when it arrives at your table.

Despite the name on the marquee, Ruth’s Chris is about much more than USDA Prime beef. In addition to steaks and chops, the menu offers surprising variety, including seafood and specialties (chicken, fish or vegetarian fare). Appetizers and sides are internationally inspired, not only prepared to order, but guaranteed to complement any entrée. There are eleven starters on the menu, including a veal osso buco ravioli dish. The ala carte menu also includes numerous side dishes as well as soups and salads with soups and dressings all being made in-house. Bargain hunters will appreciate seasonal three-course meal offerings at prices substantially lower than some of the pricey steak entrees.

Sizzling Blue Crab Cakes

Much as we had remembered during our inaugural visit decades ago, personal and attentive service was a hallmark of our dining experience at Ruth’s Chris. Quickly noting our genial server sported a tie emblazoned with the Air Force logo, we struck up a conversation and discovered that Kenneth is, like me, an Air Force retiree. He’s also originally from New Orleans where we’d spent so much time during our eight years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Kenneth proceeded to guide us through the ordering process, sagely recommending dishes he thought we might enjoy based on preferences we expressed. Throughout our two-hour visit, the tandem service ensured our beverages and bread were faithfully replenished without us having to ask.

As we contemplated the menu, a small loaf of bread with whipped butter was brought to our table. A hard crust belied the soft, pillowy bread inside. The soft butter spread easily onto the steaming bread, a simple pleasure that seems somehow lost on fine-dining restaurants that insist on serving warm bread with cold butter. Good as the “staff of life” is with just some simple butter, it’s a bread whose purpose in life, other than granting pleasure, may well be for sopping up sauces and dressings. You’ll certainly want some of this inspired bread on your table to dredge up any of the steak house’s amazing blue cheese dressing (because licking your plate at a fine dining restaurant isn’t cultured.)

Loaded Baked Potato

The blue cheese is absolutely amazing, replete with sizeable chunks of picturesque blue veining and an earthy sharpness that characterizes fine blue cheese. It’s the highlight of an excellent steak house salad (fresh Iceberg, baby Arugula and baby lettuces tossed with grape tomatoes, garlic croutons and red onions). Don’t be shy about requesting a ramekin or three extra servings of the blue cheese because you’ll want some on every bite of the fresh, crisp greens, not to mention on the warm bread. Grape tomatoes are another highlight. Despite their diminutive size, they have a meaty texture with a thick skin and just enough sweetness and acidity for balance. The garlic croutons, red onions and blue cheese dressing will wreck your breath in the most delightfully delicious manner.

There are eleven starters on the Ruth’s Chris appetizer menu with ten of them featuring seafood. The only landlubber’s choice is the veal osso buco ravioli. A chilled seafood tower that includes Maine lobster, king crab legs and knuckles, colossal lump crab meat and jumbo cocktail shrimp sounds more like an entrée than an appetizer. We opted for sizzling blue crab cakes (two jumbo lump crab cakes served with sizzling lemon butter). Deposited on a sizzling pool of butter and surrounded by finely chopped red and green peppers, three generous, hand-formed lumps of crab meat looked good enough to eat…and they were. Alas, the lemon butter and peppers probably took away a bit too much of the crab’s natural sweet and briny flavors, but at least there was none of the “fishiness” you sometimes find in seafood served at landlocked locations.

Bone-In Filet

A baked potato (one-pound potato fully loaded “with all of your favorite fixings”) is but one of several inviting items on the thirteen-item signature side dishes menu. Frankly we haven’t had a truly excellent baked potato, especially one of such behemoth proportions, since the Great American Steakhouse closed in 2008. At Ruth’s Chris, “fully loaded” means chives, bacon bits, sour cream, melted cheese and butter, all of which are piled on where the potato is sliced open. Though the potato is baked well, not every forkful includes some of the fixings. On those forkfuls lacking fixings, we found the baked potato just a bit on the dry side (not an uncommon event considering the Duke City’s altitude).

Preliminaries out of the way, we were ready for the main event, ever curious to see if Ruth’s Chris steaks were as good as we remembered them to be so many years ago. From the Porterhouse for two, a whopping 40-ounces of prime beef, to the petite filet at four-ounces, there’s a cut for every appetite though price points can be a bit traumatizing. Eschewing the heftier cuts, I opted for the bone-in filet, a 16-ounce cut with a blend of marbling and mellowness near the bone. A perfectly pulchritudinous sear on the outside belies the medium rare degree of doneness on the inside (as per my exacting specifications). As advertised, the steak was still sizzling angrily on the 500-degree plate. Perhaps because of the plate’s heat retention properties, red steak juices didn’t drip off the steak onto the plate. By no means was this a desiccated slab of steak. It was one of the most delicious filets we’ve had in years.

12-Ounce Ribeye

My Kim ordered a Ribeye, described on the menu as a 16-ounce cut of USDA prime beef that’s well marbled and deliciously juicy. After struggling to cut the steak, she asked me when sinewy and tough became synonymous with well marbled. Sure enough, the Ribeye was far more chewy than we’d expected, too much of a challenge to enjoy. We sent the steak back and ordered another filet in its place. Staff and management apologized profusely and more than “made it right” with our second filet of the evening.

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was once quoted as saying “take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them.” While that may be true, our return visit to Ruth’s Chris did rekindle memories of when we couldn’t afford such a meal and made us appreciate that we can now splurge every now and then. Ruth’s Chris is the perfect memory-making, occasional splurge restaurant.

Ruth’s Cris Steak House
6640 Indian School, N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 884-3350
Web Site | Facebook Page
LATEST VISIT: 30 May 2016
# OF VISITS: 1
RATING: N/R
COST: $$$$$
BEST BET: Bone-in Filet, Baked Potato, Bread, Sizzling Blue Crab Cakes, House Salad with Blue Cheese

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