With kitchen pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of elegant, Italian-inspired eats and drink at The Black Olive Wine Bar & Grill in Rio Rancho.
Helmed by the former general manager of Gruet Steakhouse, The Black Olive Wine Bar & Grill offers a menu full of elegant, Italian-inspired fare for lunch and dinner daily. Start with an order of house-marinated olives ($5), savoring the succulent lemon- and herb-soaked spheres before plunging into the New Mexico green-chile stew ($8), loaded with spuds and ground sirloin. Entree selections feature hearty, hand-held sandwiches and burgers (starting at $7) and authentic Italian pastas (starting at $12) alongside a mouthwatering collection of meats and succulent seafare. When a vitamin-D deficiency gets you down, opt for a 10-ounce filet mignon ($24) topped with bleu-cheese butter or green-peppercorn sauce (each $1 extra), or indulge an aquatic craving with an order of the Australian lobster tail (market price). The Black Olive's savory sides, such as mascarpone polenta ($7) or creamed spinach ($7), offer accompaniments for any stomach-bound supper, while ricotta and chocolate-chip-filled cannoli ($7) promise enough meal-concluding sweetness to soften even the most sour-faced.
The Black Olive offers an eclectic wine list of more than 80 vintages from near and far, as well as wine flights. Sample a themed wine flight, such as the pinot noir, which features three two-ounce sippers of Stoneleigh, Taz, and Gruet ($10). The Black Olive's warm and casual atmosphere makes it an ideal location to flee to when a taste for Italian-inspired fare enters your bloodstream and travels into the tastezone of your brain.
Call or go online to make reservations. This Groupon is not valid on holidays.
The Black Olive Wine Bar & Grill was featured by New Mexico's Hot Chefs. OpenTable reviewers give it 3.9 stars, four Yelpers give it four stars, and 70% of nearly 100 Urbanspooners recommend The Black Olive:
- The Black Olive’s atmosphere, ambience, great bar and outstanding menu selections will bring you back again and again. – New Mexico's Hot Chefs
- Nice wait staff and good food. The ambiance is good and the restaurant is light and spacious. We enjoyed our dining experience and will go back again. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 02/27/2010
- The portion size is always right on and their wine list is great. We go for dinner, special occasions and take out of town guests there. You just can't go wrong. – binkien, Urbanspoon
3301 Southern Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124Get Directions