Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)
Beautiful outdoor patio, weather permitting.
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Beautiful patio, friendly staff, mediocre food.
Another very nice experience at Bouche. The fresh fish is always cooked to perfection. John, our server could not have been more helpful.
Did not like the blue and red plastic chairs on the patio. Otherwise ambience good.
Oysters & steak tartare
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.
Great food, but the dining room is somewhat cramped and very noisy. Best if you can eat outside.
The service felt individual and they paid attention to details. And the dinner portions were ample and delicious!
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.
Lovely casual atmosphere on the patio with truly fine French bistro fare. Service was attentive and personal. Highly recommend.
From food to service, a great dining experience. That's it, that's all.
Great service and excellent food.
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.
Bouche is a special dining and taste experience. The meal takes us back to fine tastes and quality meals of another time. Thank you!
We had a delightful time at this restaurant and were treated like royalty. The food was just super and the service was impeccable.
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!
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.
I have never been disappointed. Period. It remains a favorite.
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.
As always, we had a great evening.
Amazing food. Fresh expertly prepared food presented like a picture. Great service. A must eat here restaurant
Good food, but not great. Terrible desserts. Probably overrated overall.
Always perfect. Service is second to none in Santa fe and excellent kitchen
We go to Bouche whenever we are in Santa Fe. It’s a very small space (13 tables), but not noisy or close feeling. The food and service are outstanding, with great specials and standard menu items. Very convenient to the plaza on W. Alameda, with parking in the rear. A rally great place..
Always excellent. Love the new inside chairs & booths. Our fav!!!
Only one complaint. Cannot dine outside because of the poor quality, uncomfortable chairs. When you have that wine list, the food selection and the upscale experience and willing to pay for it ..... you MUST be comfortable dining and small wooden chairs are not acceptable. Try leather FROG brand or something that matches the entire rest of the experience 😍😍😍
Had the most excellent evening at Bouche Bistro. I will definitely be dining the again.
We eat here every time we visit Santa Fe. The food is sensational and the ambience feels like a true French bistro. The mussels and halibut were superb.
Great evening. Love the place. Great wait staff. Food was outstanding.
We had not been to Bouche in over a year, but the food was every bit as good this time.
Calf's liver dijonnaise was wonderful, and the halibut was superb according to my two companions
The profiteroles are not to be missed. What's different here is the additional chocolate sauce brought to the table and poured over the dessert.
The noise level was high but that was because every table was taken...We didn't come to talk, we came to eat.
Won't be another year before we come back!
Our experience dining our second time was nothing like our first dining experience which blew us away with food, wine pairings and service. This time it appeared they were short staffed in the dining room and possibly in the kitchen. We placed our order but it took over 15 minutes after we ordered to get bread and 40 minutes after we ordered to get the first course ( a chilled soup and a beet salad). Did he forget to place our order???? No one came to the table or addressed the time lag between ordering and receiving the first course. Instead, they just walked by looking perplexed. Thomas our waiter brought my wine poured it all quickly in the glass and practically ran away not allowing me to taste it first. The wine was less than optimal in taste. When we received the bill I was charged for a Duckhorn Pinot Noir not the French Pinot I had ordered which made me wonder if I was poured the wrong wine. There seemed no point in saying anything as we could barely get anyone’s attention. My truffle stuffed pheasant had no truffle taste. My husband’s calves liver was requested with crisped prosciutto and came out not crispy so they had to take it back (previous dining experience they got this right). The liver was delicious and properly prepared. We declined dessert as by this time we had been there almost 2 hours for 2 courses and the dining room that was once full was just about empty. Previous dining experience had an amazing lemon meringue tart and was looking forward to having it again but just wanted to leave. Sadly we won’t go back. Last time we dined I told the owner on the way out that the restaurant was our new favorite in Santa Fe. This time it fell majorly short and we won’t go back. Not worth the nearly $200 spent on 2 apps, 2 entrees and 3 glasses of wine.
As usual, we found Bouche Bistro to be delightful. We all agreed the food was delicious and met all our expectations. We shall return.
Nice, informal atmosphere, friendly service and excellent food.
Wonderful waitress and lovely menu.
Bouche is a regular restaurant for us. Food is always great and the specials add a nice variety to a pretty simple menu. Importantly, the service is always very friendly, informed and attentive.
Great food and time as usual!!
We had a wonderful time. If you are into wine, definitely consider Bouche. They have a wonderful selection, including more than a few that are hard to find. And prices are fair. The food is excellent and the staff top notch. Bouche has a pleasant bistro feel. A great place for a special occasion or just when the desire strikes to have a great dining out experience.
Bouche Bistro never disappoints! Both the escargot starter and our main courses were excellent. I had the pasta special of the day and it was super. The service was very good even on a very busy night. Only negative is the noise level.
Excellent all around. Has the possibility of being our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.
Bouche is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. This authentic French Bistro cuisine is truly amazing, starting with the incredible home-made bread. The escargot are so well prepared and presented, as is everything at this restaurant. The beet salad is a great example of beauty on a plate with smears of beet sauce, a rainbow of baby beets, delicate fried balls of Roquefort cheese and lovely fresh salad greens.
A favorite is the foie gras either sautéed or as a terrine. Both leave you speechless. On other occasions I have enjoyed the fresh oysters and the liver Dijonnaise with onions. Wow!
I would highly recommend trying Bouche Bistro!
we really enjoyed the meal and the food was just great. The service was the best that I have ever had anywhere. However the noise level in this place was very loud. I don't know what they can do about that, it is a small place with a lot of diners. Even tha said I would go back and let friends know how great the food and service is.
I sent the salad back
Romaine had no green and they couldn’t answer my questions about where is was from and the cdc calling for ban on romaine
Escargot wasn’t as good as last time
Not bubbling hot
Fish was sea bass but wasn’t a prime cut for 38$ dish
Just not satisfied like the last time.
We didn’t have wine and it was still $168.
It was our 40th wedding anniversary
It was nice of them to bring us a glass of bubbly but we can’t drink because of medications
Told waiter and he offered other drinks which I took them up on and then they charged us for it.