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About Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe) is a neighborhood French bistro located in the heart of Santa Fe, serving inspired rustic French cuisine prepared by award-winning chef Charles Dale. Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe) offers an exceptional variety of new and old world wine selections to accompany the menu. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Private parking lot available, with valet parking on weekends.
Beautiful outdoor patio, weather permitting.

451 W Alameda St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Only:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Guadalupe Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 982-6297

Website:
http://www.bouchebistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot for 14 cars adjacent to restaurant: extensive additional street parking.

Executive Chef:
Charles Dale

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe) Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Authentic (13)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Everyone enjoyed their meals, wine was great and the service was exceptional! Will definitely return.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Great table and waiter.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Any time we are in SF we dine at Bouche. We have been going there since it opened. Each time is an enjoyable experience. The food and staff are superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, but I think the restaurant should tell you in advance that the only menu would be three courses for an expensive $85 per person. Service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing dinner. Linda and I were there for their special Valentines dinner. It was wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Bouche is an exceptional Santa Fe restaurant. The only thing they are hung up on is having the courage to prepare high quality, simple French food with professional service. We are guilty of reserving on special occasion nights, but, being regulars, it feels good to do that. My only regret this Valentine's Day is that the fellow in the banquette next to me showed me up with a red pocket square.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great time at Bouche Bistro, as always. Super friendly reception, good waiter, excellent food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Bouche continues to shine //Specials are wonderful to try // Unique combinations of flavors //
Wines pair well with menu choices // VERY consistent at a high level //

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ate at Bouche while on vacation in Santa Fe. Ran into the owners as we walked in and they treated us like we were old friends. The food was outstanding, the waitstaff was very personable and professional, with service being as efficient as if we were the only patrons in the restaurant (it was packed) and the menu was imaginative. If we lived in the area, we’d be regulars.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I love Bouche Bistro, is a very cozy bistro with delicious food and excellent wine list... one of my favorites in Santa Fe!!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Appetizers (escargot & prawns) excellent. Wine & champagne fabulous but the beef short rib was not anything special and the au ju was very salty.

I wished I’d chosen the liver but my waitress thought that eliminating the spinach would disappoint me.??

My husband tells me that the shrimp risotto was very good as was the profiterole.

Overall less than I expected and expensive

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We particularly enjoyed the steak au poivre. Their frites are excellent. Very good onion soup, lovely sauvignon blanc, and we left without dessert.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A perfect dinner experience! We will return when in Santa Fe. Thank you!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We ordered Classic Coq au vin which was on the menu. What arrived was neither coq au vin nor classic. It was a roast chicken. If the menu description had included something additional - "Bouche's take on the classic" or "Coq au Vin Deconstructed" for example - we would have known to expect something different. But as served it was a disappointment. Sweetbreads were prepared well and very good. They came with roasted brussels sprouts which were also good. The fish special - grilled char - was uninspired. Preparation did not yield a flavorful dish and the accompanying lentils proved to be a curious and not terribly successful side. Overall, not a great value.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Bouche could not of been anymore exquisite and warm. Also they made it so personal for my party and i. As it was not only a bunch of us concierges getting together but it was my girlfriend’s birthday. And they were exceptional. From John the server to Antonio who runs the show and is wearing all sorts of hats helping make their operation run smoothly. Thank you again Bouche Staff!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Thhe food was good but I feel overpriced in general -- very loud inside ,a problem if you want to have a quiet conversation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love the service, ambiance, food, and the deserts are the best. And not necessary in that order. Great restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Place is nice enough. Food very ordinary.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Throughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent. All the selections we made were wonderful and the bread was outstanding.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Menu needs expansion, room needs music. Pleasant experience

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have always been thoroughly impressed with the service, wine list, but most of all the food. While their printed menu has some great choices, their specials can really shine. We had the wild boar Osso buco with their homemade risotto. It was fabulous!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had very disappointing meals, so different from the past. Food was ether bland, over-seasoned or too sweet. Did they lose their chef? I won't go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was an overall wonderful experience! The oysters on the half shell paired with champagne started the meal off perfectly. Great wine list, informed and gracious service and fantastic food. Would highly recommend Bouche!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bouche remains a consistent choice for excellent French cuisine. The menu offerings are limited allowing for fresh made to order preparation. Excellent salads and appetizers and always some different and interesting among your choices for a main. Small but carefully selected wine list compliments your meal. Service is always prompt and non-intrusive, wait staff is knowledgeable about the food and wine they serve. The profiteroles should not be missed by any lover of chocolate the portion is large enough to split between two. Adjacent to the open kitchen is an elevated table for 6 (Not a true bar) for those that enjoy watching food preparation. Book your spot early to assure fine viewing. Finally in true Santa Fe tradition, the people-watching never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had dinner last week with hubby. Service was top notch. Our server S. was a delight with great attention to detail. The profiterole we had for dessert was out of this world. Best we’ve had and we’ve eaten a bunch, including in France. The rest of our meal was competent bistro style food, made fairly healthfully. The room is cozy and welcoming.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food! The bread was out of this world. I had the pasta special ....Lamb Ragu...it was delicious!! The wine list was extensive and very impressive. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere was cozy and quaint! I will definitely go back again and again!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ate here for an anniversary dinner, and we were met with flutes of sparkling wine. We ordered the charcuterie and cheese plate, mussels, and truffle pommes frites, which was all good, although the mussels were a bit gritty. They gave us GF bread (no up-charge!), which was great for my husband. The restaurant is small, so it was a bit cramped, but wasn’t too loud. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Overall, was a good experience

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic service, food, and ambience. Bouche Bistro never disappoints.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Small quaint restaurant. Branzino was cooked perfectly and a nice size portion. Next time will pass on the salad and try an extra veggie side dish instead. The Caesar salad was basic and nothing special for $14.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful staff!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and unpretentious, friendly service, Sweetbreads were fabulous and the special, bronzino, was very tasty. This beat out our more expensive meal at The Compound. I even liked it better than Martin's which is hard to beat. Right now it is my restaurant of choice in Santa Fe. Others in our party were similarly impressed with their food--and we are all foodies.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our first time at the restaurant and it was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Arrived in Santa Fe after a long drive, this was a very much needed comfortable dinner. The food was good and the selection of dishes very appealing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a special and creative menu, with excellent service. Staff is helpful in picking a wine that won't break the bank. We go back often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I like the oysters and calf liver. Good bistro food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

An enjoyable and fun evening.....met all of our expectations and then some.
The service was excellent, the waiter friendly and helpful and the timing of the courses and wines were just right. It is a bit pricey, but for a splurge, it was well worth the cost....we will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Third visit. Food perfectly prepared. Excellent service. Great ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have been in Santa Fe for 4 years and had never tried Bouche. We LOVED it and it reminded us of our many trips to Paris. Food was outstanding as was the service and the servers knowledge of the food and the preparation was incredible. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent French cuisine. The sauces are superb and the presentation lovely. If you like French bistro cooking, this is far and away the best of Santa Fe.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

For the past 2 years, one of the best dining locations in SF // Very consistent high quality choices across the whole menu // Staff is great //

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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