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.
Brunch and service were fantastic. We will go back.
Always a treat. We love having Blades in our town.
We have never been disappointed by Blades. Their food is well prepared and the presentation is excellent. Wish they still had a full bar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Good is good, service better than in the past, and music was subpar. Love the owners, nice outdoor patio!
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.
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!
Blades always delivers an excellent meal.
Lovely ambiance for a couples dinner; delicious food; excellent service.
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!
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.
We love coming to Blade's to hear our friends in Jazz to Go play! And the food and atmosphere is amazing too!
First time here, very disappointing. Service slow, very noisy, crowded.
Food not very tasty. Shrimp pasta (3 shrimp) Chicken dish tasteless
Will not return
Always have great meal there. If you like Chicken Livers, which I know are not everyones thing, you have to try these.
I proposed to my girlfriend that night and everything was perfect. The food, service and the friendliness of the restaurant is unmatched.
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!
Our favorite area restaurant! Chef Kevin puts out consistently great food!!!
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.
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.
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!
Great food atmosphere and service. Locally owned and operated.
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.
Just great people and place. Food variety and drinks also very satisfying.
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.
Rib appetizer is excellent. Tasty specials. Good wine at reasonable prices.
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!
Wonderful brunch. The patio dining was great, and they provided blankets for the slight chill in the air.