Perched high on the ridgeline of the Sandia Mountains at 10,400 feet, the only way to reach this restaurant is via the Sandia Peak Tramway. But do not... More
High Finance Restaurant and Tavern
Perched high on the ridgeline of the Sandia Mountains at 10,400 feet, the only way to reach this restaurant is via the Sandia Peak Tramway. But do not let the remote setting fool you. High Finance Restaurant and Tavern is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, and would be even without the awe-inspiring view. The kitchen offers a something-for-everybody menu ranging from seafood to steaks, including a Black Angus prime rib. The green chile stew enjoys coveted status as a starter. This is a great restaurant for impressing. High Finance Restaurant and Tavern opens at 11am daily.
This restaurant is hyped way beyond anything it really deserves. They have a monopoly on mountaintop food service and have no incentive to perform well.
The table we were seated at had dirty tableware left from the prior diners. The waitress was nearly incompetent, the food took half an hour to prepare and was not very good quality. There was an astonishingly cavalier attitude about their shortcomings. For example, we ordered a dish that was supposed to feature a garlic mayonnaise sauce. The kitchen had run out of sauce, so they just sent it out without it. When this was called to the attention of the waitress, she fetched a bowl of ordinary mayonnaise and plopped it down on the table. No apology. No indication that this was a problem. The manager, when spoken to about this said, "I have no idea why it was that way." Period. Complete nonchalance about it.
Save your money for a better Albuquerque restaurant.