Chef Kevin consistantly puts out excellent food! Blades is one of our very favorite area restaurants!!
Great food, always busy. Not the greatest layout of tables, but very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. The roasted beets appetizer is delicious!
I love this place. The menu is excellent and the specials always delight
The food as always was excellent. Great selections, well prepared, excellent quality. We were getting together with friends and the noise level was so high it was difficult to talk without shouting and difficult to hear. The service was adequate but slow especially for drink orders. Despite slower service and high noise level will still return and recommend Blades for the food and friendly management.
Fantastic food as usual! We especially enjoyed the escargot app special and my wife enjoyed the paella dinner special. My steak au poivre was wonderful as always. Our server Sean was great, prefect balance of attention and service! Can’t wait to come back!
As usual, Chef Kevin prepared an outstanding meal!
Easter Brunch was awesome!!! I will definitely come back for normal Sunday Brunch. The food was amazing. Table ready exactly on time. Service was great, the owner is one of the ‘team.’ And the value for the meal was out of sight - chain restaurant prices for European cuisine. Hidden gem.
Shawn our waiter was great! Very experienced wait staff. Owner, Anya, greeted us and checked on us during the meal. Alex, the bar tender has a really good “bar tender” personality! We enjoyed sitting at the bar before dinner. A great place to meet new neighbors too. Nice outdoor patio too. Food was delicious. Very accommodating. Overall, really good experience!
Food presentation and food taste were both high quality, I would say exquisite! We had heard good reviews from friends and yet everything still surpassed our expectations. It's great to dine out and for a change, feel like it was worth every penny!!!
Excellent service. Best scallops. Went for a date night. Enjoyed the crowd and wait staff. Bring your wallet but it is worth it!!
Excellent as always! This is a great place to take out of town guests. Blades never disappoints!
Great - as always! We will go back time and time again.
The prix fixe meal of salad cioppino and creme brûlée was perfect
The food was very good. The service was outstanding. Had an enjoyable Saturday evening. I wish it could have been a little bit quieter, but and overall very nice restaurant.
as always, Blades never fails to impress my most discriminating guests. from start to finish, Blades is consistently excellent. They have elevated it to one of New Mexico's premier dining experiences. my friends listed as their "new favorite restaurant" . Keep up the great work!
Great food and drinks. Wait staff was not sufficient for volume of people being served.
The rural setting is an ideal location for this venue. We enjoyed the intimate, casual feel of the restaurant. The food and service were excellent and we will be suggesting it to friends and family members.
Blades is our favorite restaurant in the entire area. Great food, wine and service!
The foods were great, the service was average. The Fruitti di Mare is the best we have eaten with a most flavorful sauce.
The special cocktail we ordered called Love Song was exquisitely delicious!
Wonderful food, taste sensation, good drinks, great ambiance, ability to observe chef, fresh food, local food products.
Beef Bourguinon and Short Ribs were succulent and Sean was very attentive to us -
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The blackened tuna with mustard beurre blanc was great - 2nd time in two weeks I have had the tuna. My wife had the chicken dish and it was well prepared and a delight. We were a bit puzzled by the wine service - when the bill arrived they had added $4 to the price and when we asked about it the server said "..ya, I saw that..." but she didn't do anything about it. And then it took a while to get a corrected bill (thus for the reason for the 3 stars for service.
A wonderful place for a special occasion. The food is wonderful, well prepared and presented nicely. The salads and soups are worth trying and by all means save room for dessert.
My first time to Blades Bistro, and will definitely will return. The service was excellent and patient with us since it took a little bit to order. The food was tasty and the menu was definitely special with the variety of food.
This was our first visit to this restaurant and we enjoyed a very good Sunday Brunch. The
menu options offered an excellent selection of items that were very good.
This is one of our favorites. We hadn't been in a few months and it was just as good as ever. We like to sit at the bar and the bartender was helpful and nice. We started with a cocktail, and they make very good ones. Then we had some wine, great selection. We always have a hard time deciding what to eat because it all sounds and is so good. If you like mussels and they are in season, definitely get them. If someone in your party has hearing issues request one of the tables for four in the back of the restaurant. They are enclosed on three sides and help with the noise, which isn't always too loud but if you get one or two tables with raucous folks it does tend to get loud. There is also a kitchen bar if you like to watch the action there.
The non meat entrees were sparse, and the wine pour equally sparse. I wondered if it even reached six ounces, and I doubt it. It was more like 4-5 ounces per serving. That said, it was a nice place. My partner liked the ribs, and I had a wedge salad with crab cakes from the appetizer menu. Slightly pricey meals, and the dining room is louder than we like. Tables along the bench seating area are really close to each other, so conversations aren't very private. We'll probably go back in the spring/summer and see if we like patio seating.
Had a great meal and a nice time. The service was great and the prices are reasonable.
Consistently great food, personable service - our go-to restaurant in ABQ.
Blades is always amazing, service is great. Their specials are always special! The seafood dish is wonderful, one of the BEST dishes on the menu! Their signature cocktails are excellent as is their notable wine list. we were there to celebrate a birthday & our server Jeffrey was very attentive. It's becoming one of !y favorite places to dine!
Cioppino was excellent.
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.
As usual, great food, great service and a relaxing , inviting atmosphere. When they have mussels on the menu they are perfectly prepared and delicious. My favorite appetizer!
Overall, a great visit and dining experience. I love the owners, who always take time to mingle with and accommodate their guests.
Thank you for being in Placitas!
The CHEERS of Placitas! We love to eat here and always look forward to visiting with the owners as well as the delicious food.
2 newer items on the Brunch menu were innovative and very tasty- Sandia Stack- the best with green chile, hash browns and poached eggs and the Copenhagen Benedict- salmon with Eggs Benedict. What a meal to end the year with!!
We had a lovely dinner and date night. The mussels as a appetizer were delicious, as were the burgers we had for our main course. We enjoyed casual ambience and will return in the future.
Consistently good food and service. Nice to get a little way from Albuquerque.
Blades' is a hidden gem...my Wife and I had brunch on Christmas Eve, and they did not disappoint. Service was outstanding, hollandaise sauce was perfect. We will be back!