About this Business
From Our Editors
Marcello's Chophouse started as the shared vision of four longtime friends who were discussing the superb food and wine they'd tasted during their business travels around the globe. As they finished a leisurely round of golf, the UNM grads hatched the beginnings of a plan to recreate their fine-dining experiences for friends, family, and local residents. According to Gayot, they've succeeded—the website named their restaurant one of the Top 10 Steak Houses in Albuquerque, calling it "a beacon of luxury" where "posh dining destinations are few and far between."
The menu boasts not only a petite filet mignon that Gil Garduño of Gil’s Thrilling (And Filling) Blog found to have a "crusty exterior redolent with herbs and spices and seared to perfection," but also a large assortment of fine wines. These wines earned a 2012 Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, and are stored within a central cellar that is elegantly decorated with iridescent pastel tiles. Diners can put their name or gamertag on personalized wine lockers, where the bottles maintain an ideal temperature.
The sophisticated ambiance is enhanced by framed black-and-white pictures of Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra and music emanating from the black-and-white keys in the piano lounge. The private, white-cushioned booths are the ideal spot for a romantic date night or a superhero quick-change.