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Albuquerque is full to the brim of eclectic fine dining and unique spaces to rejuvenate your senses (looking at you, taste buds). Plan a romantic Valentine’s Day at one of these four romantic restaurants in ABQ. Go on, make those reservations. Your one true love will thank you.

Antiquity Restaurant

Antiquity Restaurant is the spot to try in Albuquerque. This one-of-a-kind restaurant satisfies even the most discriminating palates, with a solid menu featuring fresh seafood, charcoal-grilled steaks, fowl, lamb, veal, and more undoubtedly delicious fare. Entrees like Spiced Shrimp, Chicken Madagascar, and Surf & Turf allow you to choose what protein you’d like — beef, chicken, or fish. If you’re looking for more of a unique experience, try the Chateaubriand for Two, a 16 oz. beef tenderloin roast, slowly grilled and carved tableside.


For the best in French-inspired food and drink, frenchish in Albuquerque is it. Brought to you by Chef Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer, the menu offers a variety of starters, salads, mains, and side dishes to satisfy your cravings. For Valentine’s Day, make sure to check out their prix fixe menu, with a choice of french-fried chicken, beef short rib bourguignon, or gratin of root vegetables. Mmm, excuse us while we salivate.

Vernon’s Speakeasy

Nothing says romance like a visit to an underground, vintage speakeasy with a cozy vibe and great food and drinks. Make sure you know the password (aka grab a reservation) and head over to Vernon’s Speakeasy for a night to remember. The food is out-of-this-world good, and with starters like Blue Crab Cakes and Duck Confit Tacos, you'll want to stop by.

Campo at Los Poblanos

Located on an organic farm in the Rio Grande Valley, Campo is a casual fine-dining experience featuring some amazing farm-to-table fare. The cuisine is constantly evolving with the seasons and celebrates the food indigenous to New Mexico’s Rio Grande River Valley. Dinner is by reservation only, so make sure you get on the list for this must-try romantic meal of a lifetime.

Enjoy a meal to remember when you visit one of these four romantic restaurants in the ABQ area this Valentine’s Day. For more ABQ recommendations, check out Olympus Encantada’s blog.