Blades' Bistro

4.8
1276 Reviews
$30 and under
International
PER CURRENT RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITED SEATING, PLS GIVE THE BISTRO A CALL FOR YOUR RESERVATION!
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 1276 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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SteveK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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sfpt
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
7 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
2 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.

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Deeanna
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Blades Bistro. We sat on the patio & it was lovely. We chose Calamari for our starter & it was great ~ served with a blue cheese dip. My husband really liked his horseradish crusted steak ~ large portion and cooked just the way he likes it ~ blue rare. I was very pleased with the Alaskan Black Cod. Chef really knows how to cook fish ~ it was very tender & falling apart with a wonderful sauce. We also had a great bottle of wine. Can't wait to return to this neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was awesome!

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CandiceA
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The owners were super sweet. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came here for my anniversary and they were extremely accommodating. We had originally booked outdoor seating however It was far too windy and cold to sit outside. They went out of their way to may room for me and my boyfriend. The food and service was lovely

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RitaM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef and his wife, who are the owners were very attentive and made sure we were satisfied with our meal. We had a gift card that was given to us over 1 &1/2 years ago and they honored it which made us very happy especially since our meal was superb. Will be back with friends in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! We feel so blessed to have this in our neighborhood!

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vipCharles
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful outside.

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JoeS
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant modified an existing outdoor seating reservation and seated us inside at an earlier time which was much appreciated due to the cold. We had the shrimp pasta and horseradish crusted steak and they were both very good. Soup, salad and chocolate decadence dessert were all wonderful. Our server was great as well. This was our first time here due to an extended drive but we will definitely be back.

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Earl
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Blade's was absolutely incredible. The server (Joseph) was awesome and very attentive. The meals and wine were exquisite. Blade's is our favorite restaurant because of the atmosphere and the food.
Treat yourself and enjoy local cuisine that is unsurpassed by anything around.

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JimmyMcGill
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and a romantic experience. The seafood pasta was fabulous. Great wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners were very friendly and nice. Cozy and warm atmosphere. Food was amazing! We all enjoyed our lovely Valentine’s date night. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff! We will be back

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vipronf
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Marvelous big-city dining for the little village of Placitas

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Louise
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking at a Vernon's, Farm and Table, Indigo Crow (I'm in the North Valley and they were booked) so upon Open Tables recommendation I came across Blade's Bistro in Placitas, initially thinking Placitas is out of the way but we like to try something and someplace new so I booked reservations that night. We had a wonderful evening out; though it was chilly (state and city governance-we were required to eat outdoors) we had two heaters by us and an open pit fire next to us.
Our welcome, their service and food was wonderful. I look forward to going back soon and hopefully soon to enjoy their indoor dining.

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Dyson
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Outside patio very nice. Evening was windy and cold but with the help of wait staff was able to get an extra heater. Very accommodating.

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Jimmy
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! The food was fantastic!!

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KentP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I have had in some time. Great and friendly service.

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JimTritten
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant location with well executed food. Very nice selection

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vipKarliM
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening on the patio. The service was excellent as usual, matched by delicious food and wine.

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VickiG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio dining in the midst of covid and wintery weather was great under circumstances. Blade's staff is always very accommodating.

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 1276 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.