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Blades' Bistro

916 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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International, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve Dec. 24th open from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Closed Christmas Day Dec. 25th
New Years Eve Open
Closed New Years Day
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Phone number
(505) 771-0695
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin P. Bladergroen
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Private party facilities
Private dining available on Monday evenings and for the lunch hours Monday through Thursday.
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Private party contact
Anja Bladergroen: (505) 771-0695
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Small groups, please contact restaurant for more information.
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Cross street
Highway 165
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Parking details
Plenty of parking, RV Big Rigs also welcome.
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In the summer months (May through September): Live Music on the outside patio that varies from Jazz to Folk.
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
What 916 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipTimC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Blades is our favorite restaurant in the entire area. Great food, wine and service!

Wonderful (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food, taste sensation, good drinks, great ambiance, ability to observe chef, fresh food, local food products.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Beef Bourguinon and Short Ribs were succulent and Sean was very attentive to us -

Yankee (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

To much noise. Very Noisey!#######################################—#####

dien2no (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

PaulK (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tony64 (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

MarJer2018 (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

vipAnnD (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great meal and a nice time. The service was great and the prices are reasonable.

vipLP246 (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Consistently great food, personable service - our go-to restaurant in ABQ.

MonicaF (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!