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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot for 14 cars adjacent to restaurant: extensive additional street parking.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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
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.
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.
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