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