Blades' Bistro

4.9
1377 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 1377 people are saying
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RudyR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Blades has been a stop for many years. Surving Covid has been a test to all businesses. Employees are hard to find, supply chain issues, forced closures.
And yet, Blades has held their own very well. Food was impecable and served better than expected.

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Harley
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and good service - a little noisy for conversation

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JannP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magical evening! We love the small feel of Placitas in this restaurant! Beautiful New Mexico decor, warm greetings and super attention throughout the evening.

We started with warm roasted beets topped with melted goat cheese drizzled with balsamic reduction and went to on to savor new flavors and melt-in-your-mouth salmon in their veggie stir-fry. . Truly jumbo shrimp! An amazing smoky Caesar salad big enough to share. Finished with the most decadent tripled chocolate torte and dessert Port. For the quality and never-to-be- forgotten chef, the prices are so reasonable. A perfect celebratory evening! We've already reserved our next dinner there!

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suzannem
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to be able to dine out...everything was great. We all enjoyed ourselves

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy ambience and excellent service. Food very good overall, especially the ribs and wedge salad. Reasonable wine list, good choices. Nice to have this business in our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience, excellent food. My medium filet came rare, but other than that, was a nice meal. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Santafefoodie
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and not the usual restaurant fare.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New Year's Eve crowd, so a bit noisy inside and chummy seating. Best prime rib I've had in a long time, and Husband raved about the mushroom soup. Looking forward to returning to try more of the delish-looking menu items.

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RichardP
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. My salmon was perfectly cooked, as was the Fruit of the Sea dinner. Service was friendly and adequate. We will be back.

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DougC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants. The food is great, the owners are onsite, and the staff is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Blade’s is wonderful. We always love eating here and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Awesome! Joseph was our Server he was excellent. Food was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and creative food! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Will absolutely come back!!

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MaryF
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blades!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little out of the way place, the service was great and elements of the food were amazing. Only complaint is that almost everything is cooked with bacon and this isn’t mentioned when ordering. Ordered the wild mushroom bisque which one would assume is vegetarian, only to discover that there was bacon in it…same with the side of mashed potatoes.

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GaryM
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy eating at Blades. Anya and Chef provide an environment with good food and good cheer. The Christmas Eve specials included braised rabbit (yum!) and frute de mar including shrimp and scallops. Both excellent!

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Silverlaker
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood bistro! Mushroom soup was fantastic! Wish there were a few more appetizer choices to go w the soup du jour. Minor quips. Had a great meal and look forward to returning.

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vipRobinson
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit to Blades since moving to Placitas back in September. This time we brought some friends who were visiting us from Texas because we wanted to show them what a wonderful local restaurant we found. As expected, Blades did not disappoint. The food and service were outstanding. We could not be more pleased. Thank you Blades for allowing us to impress our guests.

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ManuelV
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Blades. We wanted a special place to celebrate my wife’s birthday and we found it.

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Scot
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the definition of a neighborhood gem.

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SandraH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'd heard about Blades Bistro for some time, and finally had a chance to go. We were NOT disappointed. Just one look at the menu had my husband saying it's his new favorite restaurant "in Albuquerque." As seafood vegetarians we find many establishments offer "a fish dish", or maybe two. It was a treat to actually have to choose between multiple offerings. Food was served quickly, served HOT, and well prepared. Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipBucear
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After countless meals at Blades, they consistently deliver an excellent experience. After a very tiring day this was the perfect reward. Our only complaint had nothing to do with Blades but rather the couple sitting next to us whose conversation was was loud enough to allow participation by all those seated in the area.

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LynnC
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood stew and mussels were amazing. My husband also loved the beef stroganoff.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blades Bistro is an exceptional place to go for fine dining! The ambiance is amazing and the food is first class!

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Doug
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJanetS
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, appetizers were great. Wine was a great value. Disappointed with the Asian Shrimp entree, really seemed to be fried shrimp & fries, no Asian taste.

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GaryD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at incredible prices. Our table had two appetizers: Coconut Shrimp and the Roasted Brussels sprouts which were excellent. Entrees were Steak Frites, Chicken Franchise, Fish and Chips, and the great burger. We saves room for desserts and shared the Truffles Plate and the Pain Perdue, both which were delicious. I would highly recommend this hidden gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! We always receive excellent service and meals. Wonderful all around experience.

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Dane
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Wonderful place to go for any occasion! Don't let the easy drive to this small, terrific bistro deter you!!! It has become our "go to" place.

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NewMex50
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, chicken and steak were very flavorful and the vegetables tasted great too. They have a very good wine list and it's definitely worth saving room for dessert, the key lime, cheesecake and bread pudding were all top notch.

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viprick
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real good the best pepper corn ny for the money

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BrendaE
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Really appreciate that there are gluten free options.

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

We arrived about 20min earlier than our reservation and fully expected to be told to wait until our time. Instead the very kind manager said to give her a few and would get us sat. We sat inside and our service was great! We shared a Brie appetizer they had as a special, my husband had the Roma Shrimp pasta and I had the chicken francaise. Both were delicious! We were full so skipped on dessert. This was our first time visiting, but will definitely be back!

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viprick
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in New Mexico. Smokes Ruth chris. Best horseradish New York steak. And seafood stir fry. Half the price of RuthChris

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vipzenbo
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such consistently delicious food! The sauces on the mahi mahi and the chicken cordon bleu were outstanding; my hubby wanted to lick the plate.

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BobbyL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a real gem! Everything about it made us feel like we were in a cozy restaurant somewhere in Europe. We'll be returning and recommending it for the food and atmosphere. In our experience, Albuquerque doesn't have anything like it.

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LynnC
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was outstanding. We had the mussels as our appetizer - great as expected. I had the grouper fish special and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Wish this was a regular on the menu and not just an evening special. Joseph was our server and was attentive but not hovering. The other staff are great but Joseph is our favorite. We highly recommend Blades. Lucky for us it is a 15 minute drive but it is well worth driving from other areas in Albuquerque to experience this delicious food in a welcoming atmosphere.

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TheLobsters
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and mother in law for our anniversary and had a great time.

JD
vipJerryD
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a wonderful meal. Kevin and Anna are great hosts.

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 4.9 stars by 1377 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.