Lambert’s of Taos Restaurant and Bar in New Mexico
This fine dining restaurant has been serving spectacular cuisine since 1989, and continues to get thumbs up from local residents with their “best restaurant”, and “most romantic” awards from the Taos News Peoples’ Choice Awards.
“Our emphasis at Lambert’s has always been on quality and value. Our sauces are made from scratch. Some of them, such as the lamb demi—glace, take days to finish. The vegetables are fresh and local when available. When asked to describe us, the word most often used by our loyal local clientele is ‘consistent’.”
We have found that when we dine at a restaurant that is very popular with the locals, the air will be abuzz with laughter, there will be a great amount of hugging prior to seating, there seems to exist a relationship with patron and staff, and you feel somehow fortunate to have found this place before you even lift your fork.
When we arrived at Lambert’s of Taos we were warmly greeted by General Manager Tom Rogers, and found him to be genuinely attentive to our dining experience, as well as providing clearly proud moments in history regarding this establishment’s rich heritage in Taos.
We ordered a wonderful David Bruce Pinot Noir, and set about to enjoy our starters. Carol voted for Hearts of Romaine with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, blue cheese, and herbed couscous tossed with lemon vinaigrette. I opted, showing no surprise to our readers, for Steamed Mussels in a white wine pesto broth with grilled garlic bread.
Carol’s salad was clearly delightful, but oh … how I love a great bowl of steamed mussels in a white wine sauce complete with bread for dipping. My inner child has this little dance whenever I enjoy a great bowl of steamed mussels, and my inner child was dancin’ up a storm over these. Wow!
For our entrees, Carol greatly enjoyed Winter Squash and Pinon Nut Tamales with chimayo red chile sauce, honey poached chayote and wild rice tossed with corn, pepper and onions. Meanwhile, Mr. Roaming Boomer jumped at the opportunity to enjoy a Buffalo Filet. Please let me be clear about this: this was the most tender, and delicious piece of red meat that my memory is capable of bringing to recollection!
You must understand, I am one with greatly heightened senses, and my olfactory system was on full fledged YAHOO! as I enjoyed this meal.
Listen, we are not the kind of website that desires to pick on restaurant over another. We both greatly enjoy variety, relish the infinite spectrum of gastronomical art, and simply love to tell you about it.
Having said that, if you find yourself in Taos, New Mexico, don’t you dare leave out Lambert’s of Taos Restaurant and Bar.
Oh, by the way, we didn’t have time, but they have a delightful little bar area, replete with overstuffed chairs to enjoy an after dinner drink. Make sure to leave time for this. We were bummed that we didn’t.