Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

4.7
1225 reviews
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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.
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KH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a great night out with friends during "Restaurant Week in Santa Fe" and we were all very happy with the evening! The food was fabulous! John (or Jon?), our waiter was awesome! No complaints! Bouche is such a great restaurant that they seriously need to (probably already are!) think about relocating to bigger digs!!!

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M
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. We did not enjoy sitting at a raised table...the coq au vin was not up to par....good value for restaurant week.

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PR
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Lovely Irish waiter. Enjoyed every moment.

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner during restaurant week.

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LL
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, very attentive staff. Hat’s off Tomas!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I love the Bistro atmosphere. Our wait person knew the wine list intimately and picked the perfect wine for us in our price range. My friend and I agreed we need to go there more often. Did I mention they have parking!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Our server John was very attentive and helpful. I ordered a
glass of wine which went perfectly well with the meal. My only complaint was the size of the
pour seemed rather small in proportion to the cost of the glass.

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p
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant setting, great server, impressive wine list, mussels to die for.

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RL
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a restaurant experience which meets or exceeds your expectations.

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding evening with friends! The best SF has to offer in fine dining !

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D
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food, wine, service. Valentine’s Day so super busy. We got a horrible table that hung out into the lobby, basically so not very romantic. Still, the restaurant is small and there are few quiet tables.

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B
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bouche is always a go-to restaurant. It almost never disappoints. It is the element of surprise, how familiar ingredients are paired in interesting ways. One of Santa Fe's best, for sure.

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OT
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bouche is consistent with creative specials. Great wine list.

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KC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent. Big City cuisine in a small Santa Fe style package. Been several times and rivals the best in Chicago, LA and New York. Top notch service, hands down best non-New Mexican restaurant in Santa Fe - and decent price to value.

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ST
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

maybe. you need to liven it up a little. maybe some background music. the food was good but not great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bouche! Fantastic service and wonderful food as always!

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P
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very nice staff, the food was amazing and such a great menu. Some very typical menu items and some very creative items. Great all the way around.

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OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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RJ
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thomas provides a great dining experience through his approach as an excellent server!

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BF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional meal with perfect service! Thank you guys again!

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f
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that you have the option to sit at high tables looking right at the kitchen. Food excellent as always really receiving that "FrenchStyle" Great wine selection, would love if they had a full bar

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VM
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite Santa Fe spot, our recent visit to Bouche was especially good. The onion soup is always a treat and the mussels were so plump and fresh with a wonderful white wine and herb/garlic broth. But the standout was the lobster ravioli. Worthy of five stars and an exclamation point---cannot wait to have them again.

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c
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for our 38th anniversary. Greeted with at taste of bubbly. Started with a dozen oysters - two varieties. Moved on to the 63 degree salad and delicious fresh baked bread (don't do much bread these days so this was a huge treat.) Shared the large lobster ravioli entree and ended with a creme brûlée. Probably the best lobster ravioli and creme brûlée we have had. John gave us impeccable service and was fun to visit with. Kudos to former Austinite Jennifer Day and hubby for investing in such a great place.

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G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We both enjoyed our entree very much, lobster ravioli and risotto with pork ragout. The California wine, though good, was a bit on the pricey side at $17 for about a six ounce glass. Our waiter, John was very helpful and attentive. We will return.

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DJ
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven't been here in a couple of years and from our first visit it has surpassed itself again. Excellent food, excellent service (attentive, not overbearing). Really nothing to complain about and we'll be back sooner than later. A couple of negatives: The tables can be a little tight and it got a little noisy, not terrible. Entrees seemed to take a bit longer than expected. Prices are higher than many restaurants. A Lobster Risotto entree (small tail, not a ton of risotto, though enough for me as a small eater) was $38. Table of four with two appetizers, one glass of wine, four entrees, three desserts, no other drinks or coffee was $280 with tip. A bit high. Excellent experience.

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JH
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was awesome. Beat Creme brûlée’s ever. Will recommend without reservation

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PB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

mixed results.
the lobster ravioli was very good. the steak au poivre was very tough. amazing lemon tart.
very nice staff. very small room.

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l
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The food is always great, as is the service. We really liked the new Degas paintings on the walls. They provided a very French bistro atmosphere. The lobster pasta was great.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, wonderful service, and great atmosphere 😊

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MI
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Loved food, vine, presentation and service. Highly recommend for special occasion or just for indulging yourself in excellent everything. Singles friendly too. And there is the Chief table...

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New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and excellent service. One of my favorite places in Santa Fe.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our New Year's dinner. We are going to make this place our new tradition for New year's dinner. The food was awesome and the service was spectacular. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant was packed and busy as one would expect, but the atmosphere was festive and didn’t detract from the experience. Our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive (not overly) and friendly. Food was delicious and creative, especially the cauliflower panna cotta, fantastic.

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DP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

They must have had an off night. Probably won’t be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for New Year’s Eve dinner... the restaurant had a set menu with a 3 or 5 course dinner option so they should have had it down solid. Waiter was charming and we were greeted and seated promptly but no amuse bouche or anything to make diners feel special... food tasted good but the plating was poor. We brought a friend who did not want dessert and asked for a side of vegetables instead... they made the accommodation but it seemed to have really put the restaurant out — the waiter had to ask the kitchen first if they could do a side of vegetables instead of a dessert and our friend’s vegetables arrived half way through her meal. We were not asked if we wanted coffee or tea or anything else after dessert... check was brought to table right away and we had the sense that were trying to process people quickly... a disappointing experience for a pricey dinner ($540 + for dinner for 3, including 4 glasses of wine and tip) especially when compared to other meals we have had at this restaurant in the past.

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AH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third straight year celebrating New Year's Eve at Bouche Bistro. As always, the staff was genuinely welcoming. The ambiance, service and food all combined for another wonderful experience. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

So French, so glad you're still in Santa Fe. A few faux-pas - don't look at tourists as being less than locals. Don't rush us through the experience. And the high-top in the bar was at the window - very cold and drafty. Spend the money to seal it. Oysters, escargots, lamb loin, and lemon tart meringue excellent as usual. For $250 would have expected a bit more "appreciation." Best of luck - Colorado

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l
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The people at the restaurant were so accommodating and so kind. The food was incredible . I highly recommend this restaurant to ANYONE who loves fine dining. A hidden gem.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanks for making this birthday celebration lovely! I honestly dislike oysters, but I tried one of yours with the champagne mignonette and I may be converted. Some members of our party were a little cold that evening, but otherwise everything was perfect!

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