Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

4.7
1121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(505) 982-6297
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Charles Dale
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Guadalupe Street
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Parking details
Parking lot for 14 cars adjacent to restaurant: extensive additional street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food always great. Service always outstanding. Best team in town.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the casual outdoor dining on the patio. Service was excellent and enjoyed having Thomas as our waiter with his friendly personality and attentive service. Our meal was outstanding. Would highly recommend both the beet salad and the Alsatian tarte. The chicken Tagine was special with a wonderful mix of flavors and textures. The profiterole was definitely large enough for two people.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Just a fun, elegant in its simplicity restaurant, with excellent menu finely prepared.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Wonderful service, friendly and cozy atmosphere. The dinner was wonderful. Everything fresh
and presented well. Enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

A charming French bistro away from the bustle of the Plaza, but close enough to be worth a visit. The food was excellent and the service impeccable in a relaxed atmosphere. Eat with the locals rather than the tourists. Good parking available.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Charles Dale is fantastic!
Great local restaurant!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The atmosphere was nice but the food was average.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We loved everything about the place. We will return soon.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

CAUTION! I was seated in the outside patio. 2nd table on the right next to the wood wall. When I got up to leave, my chair leg sunk into the dirt next to the fence and I fell back into the fence. I got stuck between the chair and the fence. Kind diners had to help me up. Suggestion: Fill that dirt area with solid material--plank etc. before someone really gets hurt. (Still LOVE Bouche!!) Austin

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Lovely patio dining. Great service, food and a quality wine list.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

My wife and I had never been to Bouche, despite driving by it thousands of times while living in Santa Fe. Being GF, we found the menu and service very accommodating to our needs. The GF bread, GF (warm!) crutons in the salad, lots of GF entrée and GF desert options all made our date night dinner very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Wonderful, tasty French cuisine. Good service. Excellent reasonably priced wines. Unforgettable bread. Relaxed ambiance. For liver lovers the calf liver with dijonnaise sauce was really special. A must if you love French bistro fare. The hangar steak was also very good.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We used Open Table. Requested a special table which was waiting for us. The staff here really listen to the customers. Our waiter got some assistance when he could not answer a particular wine question. Food ranges from excellent to stunning. This night the Beet Salad and the Creme Brulee were stunning. Best o order specials as the chef really pulls flavors together.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

As always Bouche is impeccable serving the freshest food in a relaxed and caring setting.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Sat outside on patio with beautiful evening weather. Wonderful meal! Very fresh oysters. Delicious mussels and salads. Main course of swordfish perfectly cooked. My bouillabaisse was amazing. Best coffee and great desserts. Always worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My husband and I stayed near Bouche and stumbled upon it one evening. We ate there on our last night in Santa Fe and enjoyed everything about it. The food was delicious, the dining space intimate and fun, and the service outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to return on our next trip to Santa Fe.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food is the star here! Heirloom tomatoes with arugula and pistachio pesto were welcome on a warm summer evening. Two of us were well pleased with the ratatouille-stuffed ravioli, and the third reported that the calves' liver was perfectly cooked. The Country French bread that came to the table almost as soon as we sat down was my personal favorite, narrowly edging out the delicious lemon meringue tart and the stupendous house-made sorbet. Service was excellent and unstuffy.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Beautiful food, wonderful service, desserts to die for!

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Beautiful patio, friendly staff, mediocre food.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was our second visit to Bouche and we enjoyed it as much as the first. The service was excellent and the meals were delicious. I like liver and onions which is hard to find and perfectly cooked at Bouche. We were 4 and all of our experiences were equally enjoyable. We will certainly return regularly.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Another very nice experience at Bouche. The fresh fish is always cooked to perfection. John, our server could not have been more helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Did not like the blue and red plastic chairs on the patio. Otherwise ambience good.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful. Thank you very much.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Oysters & steak tartare

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Bouche is a popular high-end restaurant/bistro. The food is always superb. It's in a rather small, non-descript building a couple of blocks from downtown Santa Fe. Open kitchen at one end of the main dining area. They've done the best that can be done with the space. It's usually crowded and very noisy, which can be exciting or annoying depending on your mood. But you won't be disappointed in the food or service. Expensive for Santa Fe. Most meat entrees are $30 - $40 and everything else priced accordingly.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food, but the dining room is somewhat cramped and very noisy. Best if you can eat outside.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The service felt individual and they paid attention to details. And the dinner portions were ample and delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We wanted a light summer meal. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining in a charming setting. The Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Wine choice was excellent, and the entire dinner was delightful - seafood plater, beet salad, bouillabaisse and profiteroles.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Lovely casual atmosphere on the patio with truly fine French bistro fare. Service was attentive and personal. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

From food to service, a great dining experience. That's it, that's all.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great service and excellent food.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Bouillabaisse risotto was neither bouillabaisse nor risotto. Prawns were dry, the octopus and calamari, the little that was there, was over cooked and tough. And way overpriced. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Bouche is a special dining and taste experience. The meal takes us back to fine tastes and quality meals of another time. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a delightful time at this restaurant and were treated like royalty. The food was just super and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great, authentic French cuisine. Simple ingredients and absolutely delious! Even my picky son and husband liked it! Wine was a bit pricey and they don’t have a full bar, but all in all a great experience and we will be back next time in Santa Fe!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

An old friend was visiting who is a connoisseur of all things French so I suggested Bouche which was also a leisurely walk from her hotel. Pleasant patio seating, enticing menu selections, good service, delicious food , and plenty of time to savor our meal , sip a chilled wine,and catch up on our lives.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I have never been disappointed. Period. It remains a favorite.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had eaten here before but the experience this time was very nice. Think that the prices are a little on the high side for the amount of food that you receive. The main entree is small, but tasty. Wine prices on the high side, but normal for this type of restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

As always, we had a great evening.

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