Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)
Beautiful outdoor patio, weather permitting.
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
John, our waiter, was knowledgeable, friendly, professional. Knows all about the wines. He also has a great French accent, although I don’t think he’s French!
While everything was fine, the food well-prepared, the service friendly, etc., compared to other fine-dining restaurants in Santa Fe, it was just boring. The space itself is totally unremarkable, with a cliched Parisian vibe. The tables are cramped, and it’s difficult to carry on a conversation. The food matched the disappointing atmosphere. Unremarkable, a bit pretentious; nothing to match the beautiful, creative cuisine so prevalent in Santa Fe. With all the other wonderful choices in Santa Fe (Sazón, Geronimo), I’d never return.
My husbands fish was gristly and even our server was horrified how bad the fish was. She took it back to cut into it and agreed. His brothers seafood was over cooked and dry.
His wife’s chicken was also dry.
I think I was the only one who had a fairly good dinner. We were extremely disappointed with our evening and will give Bouche a rest for a while.
I will say they at least took my husbands fish off our bill.
I don’t know what happened if they were just having a bad night or what but I hope it gets better fast.
Outstanding service, outstanding food, and a great wine menu.
Bouche was great as always. Our waiter was particularly good, and recommended a very good Bourgogne Blanc.
Excellent food, wine, and service. Truly French! Best calves liver ever!
Great. Bryan was very professional and knowledgeable about the wine list. We had the cheese plate as an appetizer My wife had the salmon and I had the mussels. Cooked perfectly
Lovely patio, impeccable service, and delicious food. The halibut was perfection. Finished with the lemon meringue tart- crisp crust, tart curd, and the meringue was light as a cloud. Wonderful!
Food was delicious. Brian was great: very nice with excellent suggestions. We should have listened to him....and we will, next time!
We spent a week in Sante Fe and this was our only “average” meal.
High prices, small portions.
The service was great.
It was nice to enjoy some different food (though we love Southwestern fare) while visiting Santa Fe. The menu at Bouche is simple yet creative. The sea bass was delicious. Their outdoor dining area was perfect for a lovely September evening.
Excellent food as always. Tough to go wrong with any dish.
Always lovely and delicious. Good food, great service, fantastic wine.
Bouche Bistro never disappoints. Everything was perfection.
Bouche bistro exceeded our expectations. The service was prompt but unobtrusive. The food selection was excellent as was the presentation. It was the perfect meal to counter the typical green chile and Mexican fare more typical of the area. They were patient with my daughter who is six, as well as answering our questions about the menu.
From start to finish , another flawless meal.
Great wine list, good value for money
Finding parking was a challenge. Be aware of tow away or permit only restrictions. I mentioned it was a special occasion when the reservation was made.....nada. Pretty slow service.
Wonderful and very doggie friendly. Lovely atmosphere on the patio.
It was a birthday dinner, and the food was very good with excellent service. Bouche has a great wine list and delicious bread. We loved the sweetbreads and the creme brûlée.
We frequent Santa Fe regularly, having an office in town as well as Boulder. So Every time we are in Santa Fe we make a point of securing a reaervation at Bouche, one of our favorite places.
We've been there many times.... The waiter was new... very slow to come to our table... Food was delivered Very very slow!!!!! my steak would not have fed a man... very small portion.... Service was embarrassing... I took two friends that were visiting and I was bragging on service and it was awful and manager was rude to me... Martha Ann Sloan 772538-1989
This was the fourth year in a row that I had a marvelous dinner at Bouche Bistro while in Santa Fe for SF Opera. Especially memorable this time was the three beet salad. See attached picture. As always, Charles Dale stopped at the table to say hello and ask about my meal. He is a very warm and personable host/chef. I will return next year.
Next time, I want to be seated on the patio. The food and service was first class.
We were in Santa Fe for Indian Market and decided to join two friends for a return visit to Bouche. We have enjoyed prior meals at Bouche and hoped for another excellent experience. Unfortunately, we left disappointed. Something has definitely changed since we were there in August, 2017.
Service was very good. The appetizers were good, but uninspired. One of my dining companions ordered the hanger steak as his entree. The portion size was laughably small. Two bites and he was done. I order the Lamb shank. Never have I ordered a lamb shank and have it arrive without a bone. Instead, it was more like a shredded lamb stew. If I was the chef, I would have been embarrassed to serve this lamb dish. On the positive side, another dining companion was very happy with the fish special.
Overall, this was a disappointing experience. We have definitely taken Bouche off our list for a return visit when we come to Santa Fe for next year's Indian Market.
We would rate this as our best evening meal in Santa Fe. Everything was delightful from all of the food to our waiter. It is a must for everyone to enjoy this restaurant. It is on the top of our list and we will return.
Food always great. Service always outstanding. Best team in town.
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.
Just a fun, elegant in its simplicity restaurant, with excellent menu finely prepared.
Wonderful service, friendly and cozy atmosphere. The dinner was wonderful. Everything fresh
and presented well. Enjoyed the evening.
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.
Charles Dale is fantastic!
Great local restaurant!
Still my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe
The atmosphere was nice but the food was average.
We loved everything about the place. We will return soon.
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
Lovely patio dining. Great service, food and a quality wine list.
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.
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.
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.
As always Bouche is impeccable serving the freshest food in a relaxed and caring setting.