Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Blades’ Bistro is our restaurant of choice for just about any occasion or for just a weeknight meal. We love the food, the service and the attention to their customers.
Our number one restaurant in Placitas. We have been coming for several years and Blades Bistro has never disappointed.
We absolutely love Blades Bistro! The menu offers a broad selection. We’ve had great all-around dining experiences every time we’ve eaten there. The ambiance is quaint and classic, and the team always makes us feel valued. We love it so much that we eat there 1-2 times a month. Highly recommend!
Great food with full bar. Welcoming atmosphere, one feels like family but with better food.
I am allergic to scallops and one of their specials was a mushroom risotto with scallops. I asked if they could and would substitute something for the scallops. No problem. I then asked if they had any suggestions and they came back with several. I decided to choose chicken and it was delicious. One of the reasons I love this restaurant is that it is chef owned and run and this allows them to accommodate special requests.
This is a unique spot for those interested in fresh, locally grown vegetables with a French twist. We have eaten here several times and return for the fine dining experience. My wife is a fan of the fish and chips, while I look forward to the sea food and the ribs.
Amazing Asian Ribs! Great martini! Foamy-lucious cappaccino!
Sat at chef's counter to avoid noise in dining room. Very much fun to watch food prep. Only four (bar stool height) seats there so we felt semi-private. Beer, cocktail, entree, appetizer, 2 soups, 2 coffees and one dessert a little over $100 with tip. Enjoyed food and ambiance very much.
We ran across Blade's Bistro years ago. Anna, one of the owners is a lovely host and accommodating. My wife and I live in Fort Worth. Her mom lives in Placitas. It wouldn't seem like a trip to New Mexico if we didn't have dinner at Blade's.
The three of us ate there this past weekend. We were discussing that nothing on the menu had either green or red chiles. We laughed. And honestly, that's one of the beauties of Blade's. It seems almost every restaurant has something on the menu with green or red chiles! Blade's has their own cuisine and that makes it special. I'll try their specials, but I must say, my personal favorite is Con Frutti de Mare (Fruit of the Sea).
Blade's Bistro is more than a restaurant for us. It's a part of being home.
Very good dining experience. Highly recommended. Quieter in a booth near wall or at the bar.
We have always loved going to Blades. It is always a great experience.
Food was Great! Would come back for the food.
Service was slow. Restaurant was very noisy.
It was wonderful as always!
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Tony, our server, was delightful and food was delicious as usual. Blades is well worth the drive from other parts of town.
This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to in New Mexico. The cauliflower BBQ appetizer was just as good as our waiter explained. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the balsamic horseradish glaze was unbelievable. Finished it off with an Earl Grey tea that capped and incredible evening. Service was top notch as we were never left waiting and all the employees took care of us in one way or another. Kudos to the bartender, my wife was pleased with her cucumber lime martini.
What a gem. Well worth the few minutes it takes to drive to Placitas from Albuquerque. My husband and I ordered wine (solid wine list), French onion soup (delicious), roasted beet appetizer (rich earthy flavor) and Green Chile cheeseburgers (great burgers). Desserts are made in house. Service is attentive and very helpful. Very customer oriented. Nice bistro music in the background. I can’t wait to go back.
Blades is always great! The space is wonderful, foo and service is outstanding. They always treat you right!
We go to Blades frequently and are never disappointed. We had the Ahi tuna and the Paella. Both were delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive but they do not hover. We always feel welcome.
Practically perfect in every way. I lovr coming up and trying new things.
The server was great. The person seating clients took quite a while to find a number of us waiting in line for our reservations, but hey the food was good and well prepared. The eating area is wide open and got rather hectic when they were full. Book a “booth” in advance to avoid this issue.
Got to Blades in time, spent about 5 minutes waiting for the hostess to notice us; once we were seated, our server Tony did a solid job of keeping our glasses full and was very attentive.
The Oysters Rockefeller was perfectly seasoned served at the right temp and delicious. As were the mignon, and the ribeye.
The downside: the dining room was packed and as more people arrived it became very noisy—also, the tables were so close together I kept waiting for a spill: either from the food being carried by a person, or a guest falling :(
Still, we will return, so we can dine alfresco!
The staff and owner were very accommodating when my wife and i asked to have a minor change in table arrangements, but when table proved very wobbly, both the waiter and owner handled our silverware and glasses after having their hands on the floor.
The pepper steak was rather bland but both our steaks were grilled perfectly. The grilled veggies were also rather bland. Not our best experience at Blades but perhaps it just an off night.
Best chicken Cordon Bleu, EVER! Blades is a consistently wonderful restaurant. The food is done in a classic style and always satisfies.
This is a must-try restaurant! The owners and staff are friendly and welcoming. The food never disappoints - it's consistent and perfectly prepared every time. The Chef's Counter is a great way to see the chef and his staff in action.
Really comfortable atmosphere, very friendly hostess and wait staff, everyone enjoyed their dinners and I especially enjoyed the sautéed chicken livers which is a hard item to find in NM.
We went to hear Jeez La Weez and were very surprised to find such a lovely patio and delicious food. Yes, our waiter/waitress was very on top of our needs and friendly. The only thing that was a bit distracting was the clean up folks were kind of annoying when the band hadn't even finished playing. Other than that we had a wonderful and relaxing time dining out. Thank You.
Highly recommend. Food is excellent & nice menu choices
After a zillion visits, Blades has never once let me down. Thanks!
Too bad it used to seem better. Second or third rate fish.
We sat outside to listen to the music
Very nice cocktail and wine selection. We were impressed to see that they use Riedel Stemware. Entrees were good. It's a little noisy indoors. Next time we'll try the outdoor seating.
Casual atmosphere with delicious upscale menu and friendly service. Great outdoor patio, weather permitting (which, in New Mexico, is almost always the case!).
Blades' is a gem for this area! We celebrated 36 years of love here, and they did not disappoint! Asked for a private as possible table, and they were good enough to accommodate us. Most restuarants don't read the special requests on the open table site. We enjoyed the onion soup, crab cakes, & brussel sprouts appetizers, spot on and delicious! Martini selection great, wines selections perfect, entrees are great, I had duck breast special and enjoyed the flavours very much! Great vibe, live jazz was a plus, very nice owners, you can't go wrong with this lovely restaurant!!
Staff and owners are amazing. They go above and beyond to make every moment special. Food is great as well.
This is one of my favorites in Albuquerque; well worth the drive. Every meal I've ever had there was absolutely delicious. Kevin, the chef/owner is a master! His wife, Anja, is a terrific hostess. Our whole family feels so treated when we dine here. An absolute gem!
We discovered Blades' Bistro over two years ago and have enjoyed the drive, the sunsets and the food. It would be nice to see the menu change every so often as it has remained the same. We were there on a Saturday evening and the place was half empty. Could it be the locals have gotten tired of the same menu?
Always love Blades, I don't go there nearly enough!
Service was seriously lacking. Our seating was faced to a blinding sun on the patio (we did request the patio) but our seats were poorly positioned for the time of day. Many alternative seats in the shade were open the whole time we were there. The seats of the chairs were extremely uncomfortable due to zero cushions (all the other chairs had cushions.) Even though our reservation said this was a special occasion, there was nothing special about our seating or anything else. In fact, it was as if we were second class due to only being 2 people. It was obvious that we would have been given better treatment if we were a larger group. It took a long time to get cooperation from the staff to seat us at a different table even though there were very few customers.
Hubby had the Bistro salad, and complained that the salads that I made were better. I tasted the salmon and it was WAY overcooked. I had the special salmon entree (hot dish) and my salmon was perfectly cooked. However, the sides were almost stone cold. It had potatoes on the side that were lumpy but could have been better with some melted butter. The butter would not have melted however, they were so cold. The vegetable side dish was stone cold. This told me that the wait staff was slow on picking up the plate(s). In fact, there were almost fewer customers than wait staff, and yet, the service was slow.
Considering the price, while not super expensive, I felt we should have been better served. I'll cook my own birthday dinner next time.
Great food. Great place. If you can get it . . . sit at the chef's bar where you can watch Chef and staff cook your meal.
The food and service at Blade's Bistro has never failed to be outstanding over the nine years of my meals there. I believe it's a chef owned restaurant. A friend, a date a group- doesn't matter. It is eternally excellent.