Great Local SpotThe food is always wonderful. The chef is very creative and innovative. His Watermellon Gazpacho Soup is so refreshing on a hot day or any day.
Their staff is very welcoming and attentive.
We love to celebrate special occasions there.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experienceWe live in Placitas and we are very lucky to have Blade's nearby. The food is always excellent as well as the service. Beats any place in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. Easy to find on the major road in Placitas.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood restaurant with CacheWe can always depend on the food being special and perfectly done, the people welcoming, the wine list stylish and dependable at a reasonable price. It's a very comfortable, upscale neighborhood restaurant.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPlacitas Gem"I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The crab cakes were amazing and my blackened steak was amazing. There were only 2 crab cakes for the appetizer--wish the server would've noted that when we ordered. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMbest everBlades is always exceptional but this is one of the best meals we've ever had. Tender, sweet, perfectly prepared wild halibut with a miso glaze. Melt in your mouth succulent lobster tails. Yum! Like happy oral fireworks, that good!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first timeWe just bought a home in Placitas so were excited to try this restaurant. It did not disappoint. We now want to come back and try some of the choices on the appetizer menu. Looking forward to more good dinning here.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPlacitas' Destination BistroIf you have tired of green chili cuisine, what better alternative than a lovely bistro meal of steak frites featuring New Mexico beef? Amazing! A charming Southwestern bistro tucked into Placitas's strip mall. Easy to miss off I-25, but a huge mistake to do so.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeThe food and service was outstanding...plan to return soon.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a corner restaurantThis is a corner restaurant at the Merc plaza in Placitas, NM. Placitas is 10 miles or so north of Albuquerque, so you either have to live in or near Placitas or want to drive for this experience. Blades is small inside, but also has several outdoor patio tables if the weather is nice. Food is amazingly good, large wine list but small beer list. It's also not cheap, but worth the price for a special night out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMKevin sure knows how to cook!Kevin sure knows how to cook! It's wonderful to have such a great restaurant so close to home.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place just aWe love this place just a short drive out of Albuquerque. Feels like a mini vacation. My husband is crazy about the mussels and there are always beautiful specials. Great wine selections as well as a full bar.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful - as usual. WeWonderful - as usual. We are so happy to have this delicious restaurant in Placitas. The friendliness and service are as excellent as the food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious restaurant inA delicious restaurant in beautiful Placitas. The staff is so friendly and welcoming and we love eating at Blades.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never failsThis restaurant never fails to deliver. The paella and sole dishes this time were over the top excellent. Other favorites are the bistro chicken, roma pasta, salmon, and steak frites. We have gone there ever since it opened and have never been disappointed. Half-price wine night on Wednesday is a great deal, too.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Fabulous food! Wednesday nights 1/2 price on bottles of wine.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food. Bit noisyFantastic food.
Bit noisy if you sit in the middle of the room.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemVery friendly staff. Great food. Outdoor patio with flowers planted by owner. We've already been back for a 2nd visit as we like it so much.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal since I can remember.Best meal since I can remember. Each of the three of us had different things and we all loved everything!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMone of our favorites! consistentlyone of our favorites! consistently creative,delicious and great atmosophere! we love it...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fresh and well-prepaEverything was fresh and well-prepared and presented nicely. After a few visits where we thought the food prep and presentation were below their normal high standards, we were happy to see the return to excellence. We are very lucky to have this neighborhood gem!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become our neighborhoodThis has become our neighborhood hot spot. Terrific food,service and gathering3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy this place, andAlways enjoy this place, and it's a nice drive out there, too.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM