6855 4th Street Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87107-6100
This “high-class speakeasy” is located within the Village Shops at Los Ranchos. Formerly in the corner of a liquor store, Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is hidden behind an outside door with no signage or marking. Diners must knock three times and give a secret password to enter. The password changes weekly, so even those aware of the location can’t gain easy access. According to general manager Jamie Monske, plans are underway to open a VIP lounge in the back of the restaurant with its own password, adding another level of exclusivity to the already discreet dining room. — Michelle Kiefer, 1/12/2012, America's 10 Most Secret Restaurants.