I've read through the previous postings for ABQ, and I'm still not sure where to take my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. He will be working a conference and I'm flying in to take him to dinner on Saturday night. Neither one of us is very familiar with ABQ, but we will be staying near the university and will have a car to drive.
His favorite special event restaurant in PHX is Richardson's, so I'm hoping to find something along those lines in ABQ (delicious steaks/seafood served with a NM flair--we love the beef tenderloin and shrimp served with stacked enchiladas)
I'm hoping to find a restaurant with a nice, mid-to-upscale atmosphere with great service and bar: more adult, romantic than family friendly chain. The price range is pretty flexible: entree's in the $15-35 range.
From what I've read on the chowboard, these restaurants kept popping up and just wanted to see which would be closest to what I'm looking for or if you had any other good recs: Antiquity, Rancher's Club, Monica's El Portal, Corn Maiden, Artichoke Cafe, El Patio, Sadie's.