Vernon’s has won numerous awards including “Best Steakhouse in Albuquerque” by Albuquerque the Magazine and Local IQ, Best Overall Restaurant, Best Food, Best Service, Best Place for a Special Occasion, Most Booked, Best Ambiance, and Most Romantic by Opentable.com.
Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse was selected by AOL’s When.com Web site as one of “Twenty Romantic Restaurants We Love Across the Country.”
According to the feature: “This speakeasy-style restaurant is still a bit of a secret to most of the locals. If you didn’t know there was a restaurant behind a hidden door in Los Ranchos Liquors, you’d probably never learn how romantic an underground spot can be. The atmosphere is cozy and warm a good place to cuddle up with your number one guy or gal.”
Tony Accardo a.k.a. Joe Batters
Gabriel Ballantine ~ Vernon’s Artist
In 2011 & 2012 Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steaks was chosen by Open Table Diners as one of the “50 Most Romantic Restaurants in the Country” out of more than 7 million reviews and more that 12,000 restaurants nationwide.
In January 2012 Vernon’s was chosen as “One of America’s 10 Most Secret Restaurants” by The Daily Meal, January 2012. www.thedailymeal.com.