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About Blades' Bistro
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 Lamb Chops, 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
Placitas, NM 87043
International, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Christmas Eve Dec. 24th open from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Closed Christmas Day Dec. 25th
New Years Eve Open
Closed New Years Day
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In the summer months (May through September): Live Music on the outside patio that varies from Jazz to Folk.
Small groups, please contact restaurant for more information.
Plenty of parking, RV Big Rigs also welcome.
Kevin P. Bladergroen
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining available on Monday evenings and for the lunch hours Monday through Thursday.
Private Party Contact:
Anja Bladergroen: (505) 771-0695
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blades' Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We love Blade's Bistro and have introduced many of our friends since we were introduced by friends years ago. It is an intimate setting - definitely a casual neighborhood feel...and the food is an added bonus! Outdoor dining is lovely if the weather cooperates, but an "intimate" feel, nonetheless. From the north valley (Los Ranchos) it was less than a 20 minute drive (less than it takes to get to Montgomery and Juan Tabo in Albuquerque.
We recently moved to New Mexico and although the southwest food here is wonderful we were delighted to find a nice French type bistro close to our home on Bernalillo. It is very similar to our favorite restaurant in Washington state. I had the mussels appetizer (fresh and delicious) and my husband had the brussel sprouts. We both had a seafood pasta dish, which is a specialty at Blades. It was creamy with lots of yummy shellfish. We didn’t leave a bit on our plate. We shared the chocolate sampler. Also wonderful and perfect for two. The wine list wasn’t extensive but had a nice variety. The service was good but our waitperson seemed a bit harried. Can’t wait to return!
When we have special guests we love to go to Blades as we know food and beverages will be great and there won't be unnecessary distractions with service snafus and the like. It is also a good value. You can order a red and a white for the price of one bottle of wine and take home what you don't drink.
We were cold during our entire meal and had to put our coats back on after being there for 10 minutes. As the front door continued to open/close, we were greeted by the strong and cold air. Ordered the blackened yellow-fin tuna only to find it knee deep in a peppercorn sauce. I was never able to taste the fish in the sauce which I couldn't finish due to the overwhelming taste. The sauce also covered my veggies and mashed sweet potatoes. Oddly enough this was the very same sauce that covered my husband's steak entree, veggies and mashed sweet potatoes. The brie appetizer and french onion soup were very good. I've heard so many good things about this restaurant, but we weren't the least bit encouraged. I often feel that heavy sauces are meant to cover inferior cuts of protein.
There was not a lot of attention to detail. The carpaccio was not thawed prior to its arrival at the table. The vegetables looked and tasted tired, like they had been sitting around for a while. Fish was average at best, overcooked but fresh. Cocktails were great.
This restaurant was a great little find. It's a little bit of a drive, but worth it. Our stuffed zucchini was creative and tasty. All of our dishes and desserts left us commenting about one nice thing or another. The kitchen is open, so in a way you can have a show with dinner!
Absolutely wonderful totally enjoyed our experience excellent service where they paid attention to our needs and the food was absolutely amazing the seafood was fantastic the lobster wasn't over cooked the scallops were perfect it was absolutely fantastic dining experience
We have eaten at Blades several times since moving to Placitas. The food is always excellent, freshly prepared, interesting and a good value. The service has always been attentive. We go early to avoid a full dining room. When the room is full it can get a bit noisy. Highly recommended.
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