Blades' Bistro

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$30 and under
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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 London Steak, Grilled Salmon, Chicken Francaise 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' is nicer than you'd expect, in the best possible way. The dining room is refined and quiet and the exhibition kitchen classy." By Andrea Lin For the ABQ Journal
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New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A dinner at Blades always means great food and service. This time was no exception. The beef stroganof was better than any I have had in the past.

SD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch and service were fantastic. We will go back.

BJ
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. We love having Blades in our town.

B
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed by Blades. Their food is well prepared and the presentation is excellent. Wish they still had a full bar.

P
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch. Food was delicious once we got it. But we waited and waited on service to refill coffee, get more creamer, and our order. The chef was not there until later. Once he arrived, everything sped up. Not sure what the problem is.

J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and we love going here. The night we were in, they were extremely busy so we didn't get the usual level of service. We still had everything we needed during the meal and only had to wait slightly longer then usual.

C
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Variety of interesting offerings was very nice as were the specials. Good and timely service throughout the meal as well. The pleasant ambiance was greatly diminished by the excessive noise. They would do well to install sound strategically placed absorbing panels.

RB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blades' Bistro Never Disappoints!

It's so nice to have such a fabulous restaurant so close to home. One that you can always count on to have a superb meal and feel at home.

F
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had 6:30 reservations and it took an hour to get appetizers and drinks. Dinner took another 45 minutes. The food was average. Will not be going back. There are better restaurants in Albuquerque.

PA
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful patio, great food!

We enjoyed our dinner very much on a recent warm summer night. Their outdoor patio is very relaxing, surrounded by plants, chirping birds and cheery lights.
The ceviche and french onion soup were great, but the beet salad was the stand-out. The caesar salad with smoked salmon was good and fresh, but could have used more dressing. The cheeseburger was very good.
The only glitch was that our order got misplaced, so it took a long time to actually get our food. However, our server was very apologetic (and otherwise very attentive) and the house made up for it by comping us an extra drink.
We would definitely go back and we recommend it.

PB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a nice place, with the option of eating on outside patio. Low volume evening so only relative noisy for the indoor dining room. Wait person was attentive. We ordered the fish and chips, which had a nice light batter, but we found the fish itself somewhat mushy and would not order it again. The wine and beer selection is good.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really tasty food.
Presentation of food was quite good.
Asian BBQ ribs had outstanding taste; just should have been a little warmer temperature-wise.
Smoked salmon in the Caesar salad was outstanding.
French wine (de Nimes) was terrific.
Bread could have been brought to our table a little sooner but overall experience was worthy of another visit for sure.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely excellent, well prepared and presented! The waiters are exceptional. The owner is present and available. This is one of our favorite restaurants!

v
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have not been there for awhile. Now I remember why. The service was very polite but slow except when they collected my credit card. The restaurant was only three quarters full on a Saturday night. My steak was cooked to the right temperature but was pretty tough. The same for my wife's casoulet. It is unlikely we will return which is unfortunate as it used to be very good

SD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Forest Soup made of a number of fragrant mushrooms which was delightful followed by tasty Spinach Salad. Husband had the Forest Soup and Boeuf Bourguignon. Both had Chocolate Decadence Trio which was to die for. Very pleased. Made a great birthday celebration.

s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Meal was prepared very well. Only item to mention is sauce with blackened tuna was a little salty but just my taste. Will not hesitate to go back. Was not disappointed at all.

P
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Good is good, service better than in the past, and music was subpar. Love the owners, nice outdoor patio!

MW
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I just love Blades’ Bistro. It is a hidden gem off the beaten trail, but not too far from ABQ and Rio Rancho. Anja greets you at the door and her staff makes you feel like a special customer. The food choices are excellent and the cuisine is much like a much higher-priced dining experience. Blades’ Bistro is where I take my friends for a classy meal with a friendly flair.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended.

P
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed everything about Blades Bistro, from the lovely person who greeted me at the door, to the server who was very attentive, though not overly so, to the great bluegrass band that played, and lastly to the superb food and wine selection. The combination made for an overall very pleasant dining experience. Thanks!

B
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Blades always delivers an excellent meal.

WW
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance for a couples dinner; delicious food; excellent service.

S
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service could have been better- forgot green chile on top of omelette and took awhile to get toast but omelette was very tasty as well as chicken fried steak!

RB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as usual. Anya, Kevin, and their staff are great. Good food, views and ambiance. The occasion was a group of friends who knew each other uniquely and some who hadn't seen each other 8n years. Our waiter was solicitous, but he let us just talk. We were there for almost 3 hours. Thank you to Anya and Kevin and their staff.

CA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love coming to Blade's to hear our friends in Jazz to Go play! And the food and atmosphere is amazing too!

TH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

First time here, very disappointing. Service slow, very noisy, crowded.
Food not very tasty. Shrimp pasta (3 shrimp) Chicken dish tasteless
Will not return

SV
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have great meal there. If you like Chicken Livers, which I know are not everyones thing, you have to try these.

T
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed to my girlfriend that night and everything was perfect. The food, service and the friendliness of the restaurant is unmatched.

MF
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. it was a special occasion and Blades did not disappoint. From the Old Fashioned cocktails to the entrees, its always a special occasion at Blades. I had the steak salad and my companion had the NY strip cooked to perfection. I love their attention to detail and the warmth that Anya and Kevin show is immeasurable. it feels like I'm at a good friends home! they have an exceptional wine list. make reservations and sit on the patio during these beautiful cool summer NM evenings. I love their menu and the the wait staff is always attentive without being intrusive. I take all my out of town guests and am never disappointed. they shop locally and that is very important to me. it's always fresh and creative. enjoy!

NS
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite area restaurant! Chef Kevin puts out consistently great food!!!

OT
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch selection of benedicts is awesome. Copenhagen Benedict with smoked salmon was wonderful. A great way to say farewell to dear house guests is to treat them to Sunday brunch. And treat yourself to a clean kitchen.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem. The staff was so friendly and the food made my inner fat girl very happy! It has been the best tasting food I have had in a long time. I would go here for every meal if I could.

RB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blades Bistro was wonderful ... as usual! One of our faves. A small, intimate, sophisticated bistro tucked in the corner of the Homestead Village Plaza in Placitas, NM. We love that the Chef buys from local vendors and capitalizes on the seasonality of fruits and vegetables. But the way they are prepared is innovative and always tasty. A place you must try!

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food atmosphere and service. Locally owned and operated.

A
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner at Blades. We live out of town so we had an early dinner, arriving at 5:00. We enjoyed wonderful service (Sean was our server), wine, and food. We ordered a mix of "off the menu" and specials; all were delicious. All entrees came with the same seasonal vegetable and potato. If I had a suggestion it would be to prepare a side that specifically complimented the entree. However, this may not be practical for the small kitchen. We shared a slice of cheesecake topped with figs and orange peel. It was a beautiful balance of sweet and bitter.

D
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just great people and place. Food variety and drinks also very satisfying.

RB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Blades! It's a neighborhood restaurant with a sophisticated city feel. The service is amazing and the food is always delicious. I love that Chef Kevin sources everything locally. And Anja, his wife is always the smiling face at the door. You MUST try this place. You won't be disappointed.

CJ
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Rib appetizer is excellent. Tasty specials. Good wine at reasonable prices.

JN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleasantly surprised at the ambience and the total experience! The staff were very friendly with great welcoming smiles! The food was delicious as well as the monestary beer! The home-made ice cream was so delicious too! We will recommend Blades to friends and family! We will be back! We also suggest to make a reservations as it seems to be very popular!

W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch. The patio dining was great, and they provided blankets for the slight chill in the air.