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Main Street Bistro and Ale House

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American, Bar, Pub
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139 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1271
+1 575-524-5977
11:00 - 09:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 09:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Unfortunately this restaurant recently CLOSED IT'S DOORS. Sad to see it go. Was a lovely spot in the newly renovated downtown which is attracting more and more people to the area. They did a great job and had lovely outdoor seating.

1 Thank NewMexicoHawkeye
Joanne R, Owner at Main Street Bistro and Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for your patronage. We tried very, very hard to make the Bistro a welcome stop for folks on Downtown Main Street. Happy you had a good time. Don't forget to patronize small, locally owned restaurants. They face a great challenge in the largely franchise-dominated marketplace. The owner could be your friend--or your son's... More 

Las Cruces, NM
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sadly, this restaurant closed for business two weeks ago. The owner cited financial reasons including the raising of the minimum wage, the number of other places serving craft beers in the area and the modernization of the downtown area. Specifically, too few businesses that meet the description of the vision of city planners. While you will read varying descriptions of... More 

Thank FriPilot
Joanne R, Owner at Main Street Bistro and Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Keeping the restaurant open in a very tough economic environment was a challenge that we ultimately could not overcome. We feel that we opened the restaurant about two years before Downtown was ready for it. Some new restaurants will be opening in the future. Please patronize them and keep the ball rolling ahead to renew... More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Oh my you must try the Rueban. This was wonderful, sat on the patio with great wine and wonderful view of the Zombie festivies

Thank Judy L
Joanne R, Owner at Main Street Bistro and Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a good time. Zombie Walk was a night to remember! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ordered the Ghost Pepper hotdog, they had run out, my sister ordered 2- other things they ran out of. I got my $12 hotdog, and had to send it back, it smelled and tasted spoiled after 1 bite. I prayed I would not get sick. Hostess attempted to turn away my registered service dog.

Thank hufziger
Joanne R, General Manager at Main Street Bistro and Ale House, responded to this review

It was a green chile cheddar bratwurst, one of our most popular brats, made in-house. It bothers me that you suggest it was rotten. It was made two days before and was not rotten. This hurts our reputation. We have never sickened anyone in the three years we have been open. More 

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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A friend and I decided to drop in and try a burger for lunch. The waitress was very friendly and efficient, the atmosphere nice and quiet, and the burgers great. I don't know why I haven't tried it before but it will become a regular stop.

1 Thank judie P
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We tried this establishment for our first time and pleasantly surprised. Really cool menu with some unquestionably items. We had flat iron steak salad and the philly cheesesteak and both were generous portions and prepared very well. Service was good, waitress walked my wife through choices and gave her detailed descriptions. The fries came out in a small fry basket... More 

Thank greglinmon
Kirtland, Ohio
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290 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had lunch here and tried different items including ruben sandwiches, friend green beans, chicken waldorf sandwich, and special breads. All items were very good. You can eat outside or inside at this restaurant. It was great to go after the Saturday Farmer's Market. We would return.

1 Thank Amiga9
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Nice restaurant in the downtown area. Menu selection is very good. Beer and wines are also different from the regular "run of the mill" selections.

Thank E M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

While out running around we stopped for a late lunch. This is the second time for us and can only say that the food and service was as we remembered it. This is the best Bistro in the area and we will be stopping here again.

1 Thank hoboat62
New Mexico
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360 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Stopped by for lunch on Saturday. Place wasn't busy. Had the onion soup which was short on flavor and long on pepper. Her salad was uninteresting and a bit wilted. Both of our sandwiches left little impression. Nice beer list though.

Thank BrianTravelholic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001-1271
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Las Cruces
  • Phone Number: +1 575-524-5977
Cosmopolitan comfort food with a New Mexico flair. Gourmet burgers, house made bratwurst, salads, sandwiches, dinner specialties, house made desserts. Kids menu. Eighteen beers on draft, mostly New Mexico craft beers, plus a wide variety of bottled beers. We feature only Southern New Mexico wines. Located in the heart of Las Cruces--Downtown Main Street. Outside dining on the patios, dog-friendly. Give us a try!!

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