Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)

4.7
1257 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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good but slow. Waited quite a while to be acknowledged after we were seated. Tables are very close together.

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m
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as expected. Our go to restaurant in SF.

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Great place. We have enjoyed dining here for years. Always lives up to expectations.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Bouche Bistro was like being back in France where I lived for 12 years not long ago. The decor evoked wonderful memories and as for the food....I haven't had such a positive dining experience for longer than I care to remember. It was so very enjoyable that I want to return as soon as I can.

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MB
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bouche is always a special treat. We love this place. Service is impeccable.

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RT
New Mexico
42 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Not in love with it. Seems to be going in the wrong direction

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TG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Since owner/chef Charles Dale left it is just not the same quality and not particularly french.Small portions

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ES
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good for every occasion

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HD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Bouche and really enjoyed the experience. Service was excellent and food excellent. This was our first time visiting this restaurant and we will go back!

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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, excellent. Gravlax with a frisée salad was great, the vegetable lasagna fabulous. Oysters as fresh as if taken out of the waters for us. A great calf’s liver. Service impeccable. A bit noisy but a lively atmosphere. A great chocolate pot for dessert. All in all our second visit was as great as the first, even with s change in the chef. Highly recommended.

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MA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary at our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe and appreciated the special attention we received from Antonio and the accurate discriptions of the food and drink given by John.

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w
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. Our third experience at Bouche. We extended our trip just to dine there. Never disappoints.

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ML
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy.. not as pretty as Aqua Santa was in sane space.
Food was good.

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SE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate n
Owner operated neighborhood restaurant within walking distance of our Airbnb. Very good pate and steak tartare. Wonderful bread and lemon merangue torte baked on promises. Nice wine list.

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DD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, professional staff. Great waiter. Cozy comfortable atmosphere. Excellent food!

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d
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, and it was plentiful. The only drawback was that the server took a very long time to come to the table to get our wine selection.

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E
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed dining at this small restaurant. Service was over the top.

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P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Buche Bistro, their food is very savory and satisfy, great service and good value!

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MM
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner, we were celebrating an event. Service and food were both great. I can always count on this restaurant being a success.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, very very knowledgeable service. The wine list is impressive.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, we had a great time with friends. the ambiance, food, wine, service were all wonderful. And the profiterole dessert was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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B
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our 65th wedding anniversary, nowhere can serve excellent food as Bistro for us, so we went there. As we expected we had wonderful, tasty meal to our satisfaction, so lovely. Enjoyed tremendously, thank you, Elizabeth/Russell mooney

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b
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The new spring menu has many lighter dishes than the recently departed winter menu. As always, each dish is cooked perfectly and presented smartly. Also. the best bread in town

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OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Bouche Bistro has taken a nosedive. Although the service remains excellent, the quality has drastically plummeted with the new ownership and new spring menu. They have sadly miniaturized the classic French onion soup (previously the best I’ve ever had) to a tiny, cup-sized portion. They have also replaced the large, plump and delicious prawns in the prawn cocktail with a smaller, less tasty version. The so-called Local Lamb Stew, Navarin-Style, with Hand-cut Pappardelle is misrepresented: it is not a hearty lamb stew, but rather a pasta dish with a thin ragout sauce with tiny pieces of lamb in it. The new décor has decreased the ambiance, the walls now overly-cluttered full of tacky string-craft pictures with, in the words of another reviewer, “a cliched Parisian look”. The new owners are clearly prioritizing their profit margin of their bottom-line over maintaining the quality which had kept us coming back as loyal customers all of these years. What a terrible loss for Santa Fe foodies.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite and every moment was delicious! Cozy and inviting ambiance, great service, amazing food. Fluke special served in pea emulsion with homemade gnocchi, lamb-duck-sausage cassoulet, profiterole with carafe of ganache- some of our all time favorite dishes. I have worked in restaurants (sous chef and front of house) for 30 years, and this is one of the top dining experiences I've ever had. Thank you!

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. A bit overpriced, especially the wine. Highly recommended.

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J
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service from waiter was good but kitchen apparently “forgot” our dessert, so there was a sizable delay between main course and dessert. To waiters credit, he adjusted charge off of bill.

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R
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always go Bouche on our limited opportunities to go out. Food is fantastic with a service to match.

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S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit at Bouche Bistro and I was very pleasantly surprised by the entire experience.
I especially liked the intimate setting, meaning not many tables and no obvious hustle by the staff,
who went about their jobs professionally. Can't wait to try it again!

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L
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Nothing special—at all. Food was ok but for the price it needed to be fabulous. Would not recommend this restaurant!

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BV
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience at Bouche is always wonderful. The service is friendly and food is delicious. I highly recommend it!

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OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 13th Wedding Anniversary. Thomas was, as always, the most professional and endearing server. Our thanks to the kitchen for making our meal vegan and gluten free!

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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
8 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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