Blades' Bistro

4.8
1298 Reviews
$30 and under
International
Chef-owned, Blades' Bistro features innovative international cuisine known for its open kitchen, quality menu offerings, and attentive service in a casual, country setting. Specialties include Grilled Salmon, Chicken Française and Roasted Beets topped with Goat Cheese, Fried Calamari and world class French Onion Soup along with salad courses, daily specials, seasonal entrees, and homemade desserts. The owners are committed to use fresh ingredients and support their Local Farmers whenever possible. Look for exciting Wine Dinners pared with wines from regions from all over the world. Blades' Bistro is a classy blend of classic, whimsical; it is an oasis of sophistication thriving in Placitas. Everything about Blades' Bistro is nicer than you expect, in the best possible way. The dining room is refined and the exhibition kitchen classy. By Andrea Lin For the ABQ Journal

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1298 people are saying
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ScottH
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, attentive and offered great dining suggestions. No rush by staff and atmosphere was very relaxing. Food was excellent. The entire experience was top notch.

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Robin
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food good as ever. One swamp cooler not working, not their fault, but rather warm.
Was surprised they no longer offer full bar, only beer and wine.

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Hooah
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining is always pleasant at Blades'Bistro...vibrant, energetic environment, eclectic customers, interesting art works, fresh and tasty food. Service is always first rate. We'll be back!

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vipNeilS
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Kevin and his team consistently put out wonderful food, period! His soups - especially his Mushroom Bisque - are excellent! The Calamari appetizer is the best I've ever had! And the entrees are all great! Go and enjoy!!

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JudithA
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

No complaints. Noisy as did not get a booth. Food was better the last time we ate there.

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KayB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Blades and recommend it to others.

Have a good experience every time!

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Patrick
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing cuisine

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viprick
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waitress rude

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blades! We come here for every special occasion. The food is delicious. The service is exceptional, and the staff is so friendly. We can’t wait to come back to celebrate the next achievement or milestone.

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GaryJ
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the sauerkraut special and my wife had the chicken live plate. Both were excellent

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CopyKat
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and an amazing view of the sunset from the patio!!

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NMNative
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with our teenagers. The food is always amazing play one of our favorite places.

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GerryR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Blades Bistro was a pleasant experience that my wife and I throughly enjoyed. The food was excellent and the wait staff was friendly and informative.

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Ruiznavarro
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Wonderful food, service, and ambiance at great prices. Will definitely be back!

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vipFlymert
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! My husband had the Caesar salad and the roma pasta with shrimp i had the brussel sprouts and seared ahi tuna....we loved it all ! This was our first time here...can't wait to go back.

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ConnieW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming ! Everyone so nice! Patio is delightful

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Early dinner on the patio. Very quiet until a party of 11 sat down next to us. The entrees were very good, and so was the service...unfortunately, he had the entire patio so was pretty maxed out when it filled up. Would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from Jed was excellent. He did not hover and attended to all our needs. I was quite surprised at the menu. There were many great items on the menu and several outstanding appetizer specials.
The peach caprese was extraordinary!!
All of our entree’s were tasty and portions were appropriate. The deserts were easily shareable and finished the meal off nicely.
Well done Blades Bistro. You have 5 new converts.

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. The Salmon was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely

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robertg
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time equally awesome as last visit. Very impressed with food.. Also owner let us indoors from our outdoors dining reservation due to high wind. Probably the best food in Abq metro.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went in there for 35th anniversary service was very well the atmosphere was very quiet and the food was absolutely delicious delicious

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vipSteveK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Great food, great service. It’s our weekly ritual.

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sfpt
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and the food quality is always very good. The owners run a well organized efficient restaurant with all courses serve at the right pace. I will continue to be a loyal customer. Myself having worked restaurants, it is important for customers to realize Covid restrictions have had a huge impact and even as restrictions are lifted many restaurants are not able to serve at full capacity as they don’t have the waitstaff even though they are hiring. So please be gracious and recognize that the best restaurants are struggling to get back 100% staff and continue to support the takeout so restaurants can continue to hire and resume fine onsite dining.

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Dave
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I had the salmon and shrimp stir fry. It was perfect. Husband's steak was so tender he could cut it with his fork. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

First of all the positives... The food was excellent the steak was well prepared and the paella was exquisite. My only critique if you will was the service seemed slow. It was obvious the servers cater to the local crowd over first time diners. We sat outside and the view was spectacular. However they were loud motorcycles at times during the meal. That’s not really the restaurants fault though.

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SheilaM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food was great. Atmosphere perfect outside.

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vipmaybe
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What an enjoyable experience - the food was excellent, prepared to order, the server was professional and informative.

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vipLynnC
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blades never ceases to deliver. My husband loved his steak and my mussels and beef carpaccio were delicious. I love their selection of wine.

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vipzenbo
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and innovative! One of our favorite NM restaurants.

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KarenC
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific prime rib special! Sat outside and it was very pleasant.

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BrandyR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yet another amazing dinner! We went for our anniversary and the food was phenomenal. Ambiance was perfect and service was good. We will keep coming back!

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vipShar
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistently good food. Very nice servers and service. Highly recommended.

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vipHoward
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We feel so fortunate to have a lovely neighborhood bistro so close to our new home in Placitas. Wonderful service, ambiance and great food. No place better to spend an evening sitting on the patio and enjoy a great meal and great company.

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RonaldD
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit for dinner during these challenging times. Now passed our third year in NM and ABQ. Blades is the best gastro experience we have had in all of NM. Thank you.

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DonD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening and dinner at Blades.

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vipMasa
New Mexico
57 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent clam chowder, yellow-fin tuna, pasta w/shrimp. Top notch service on patio. Very good wine selections. Our first restaurant dining in a year, was great!

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JohnA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and consistant. Easy location. A local favorite

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ReyesP
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place the best food and service I have ever received

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Laura
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food & wine options. Pleasant service. Heat lamps at each table provide ample heat once the sun goes down. Patio faces the parking lot.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blades' Bistro using the Order Online button. Blades' Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 771-0695.

Blades' Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.