While on a business trip in Albuquerque, New Mexico this week, I had the pleasure of having dinner at the High Noon Restaurant and Saloon in Old Town. When we arrived at the High Noon I was a bit taken aback by the exterior as it appeared a bit worn. Once inside, however, I found the interior charming. This historical Southwestern building has white washed walls, brick floors, exposed beam ceilings, large luminaire lamps, and a copper topped bar. Our server told us that at Christmas time the table we were sitting at is always booked because a Christmas tree hangs upside down above the table and everyone wants to either be at that table or one near it.
The High Noon Restaurant and Saloon
The menu at the High Noon is very eclectic and offers a variety of southwestern dishes, wild game, fish, beef, and chicken. As per our host, the 24-ounce buffalo steak is quite good, although due to the size, none of us wanted to give it a try. Besides the buffalo, some of the other game included quail and wild boar. When it came to ordering, I had a hard time deciding between the brown sugar cured beef tenderloin, crab stuffed rainbow trout, ribeye steak, the plaza platter (shredded taquito, pork tamale, cheese enchilada, and crab relleno) and the chicken and mashed potatoes.
I ended up with the chicken and mashed potatoes and was not disappointed. All of the meals were well presented and were very good. If I planned to spend several days in Albuquerque, I would have been back almost every day just so that I could try several of the dishes.
If you are planning a trip to Albuquerque, be sure to give High Noon a try. I think you will be glad you did.