The term “seared” is defined as cooking meat at a rapid pace at high temperatures to maintain the juice in the meat. Well, this bistro has the juice. Seared Bistro has been serving Albuquerque for the past three years and has already made a name for itself.
The dinner-only menu specializes in seared meats, and it’s definitely the spot if the carnivore in you starts roaring. Dishes like the roasted chicken ($23) and the French-inspired filet de boeuf ($27 | $34) are mouth-watering entrees seared to perfection. Both items served in their special sauces. The roasted chicken is a hearty, comforting dish, and the pan gravy jus brings out the unique blend of spices.
If you looking for a cheaper option, Seared makes a great steak sandwich. The Mighty Steak Sandwich ($13) is served with sliced and seared sirloin topped off with caramelized onions and smoked applewood bacon. The juices from the meats and onion really get the senses going.
Feel free to cap off the night with a glass of wine. If you’ve got room to loosen the belt, try their Mantecado ($8). A pretty yet simple dish, the Mantecado is Mexican vanilla ice cream topped with rum and raisins finishing in a churro cone.
Seared’s Chef Alejandro Tenchipe Paez is the mastermind behind the delicious limited menu. Paez and owner Jan Barringer have put together a classy establishment in the West Downtown neighborhood, featuring food calculated and served to perfection.
119 San Pasquale Ave SW
Neighborhood: West Downtown