About Bouche Bistro
Bouche 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 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.
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot for 14 cars adjacent to restaurant: extensive additional street parking.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bouche Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This is the second time we went to Bouch ...
This is the second time we went to Bouche. The first time was fantastic - great waiter, great food - second time we went waitress was oversolicitous to point of annoyance - meal became about her which might be why i didn't send my food back but i shouldn't blame her - i should blame fact that i wanted to be alone with my husband, not in conversation with her about her life still, more importantly, the food was terrible - the rice in my risotto was not cooked through - it was barely cooked at all and there was almost none of it - it was inedible - the shrimp was overcooked - waitress said this dish was "refreshing" - it wasn't - the room was very hot - i felt sick and claustrophobic - realized even the bread, which i thought was excellent the first time - tasted slightly stale - my husband described it as being "wet" - it just wasn't good - my husband's lentils weren't cooked through in his lamb dish which he loved our first time here - someone in kitchen was lazy - i still am puzzled why we didn't send food back - i wish we had - my husband had a stomach ache for 2 days following - perhaps the uncooked lentils or his trying my uncooked rice or overcooked shrimp or too many combinations or just a bad experience which wouldn't quit.
Food choices were too eclectic for my ta ...
Food choices were too eclectic for my tastes, but the Lemon Meringue Tort was exceptional!
Wonderful food. Friendly service. Highly ...
Wonderful food. Friendly service. Highly recommend.
Food always excellent. Fresh seafood pl ...
Food always excellent. Fresh seafood plate--OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Owner/host friendly. Visits every table
My husband and I were in Santa Fe for the week, and loved Bouche'! The ambience was lively and fun, but still cozy. Every course was perfectly executed, from the seared foie gras to the steak au poivre. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines, and we tried something new. We will definitely recommend this gem, and hope to return when visiting Santa Fe again.
We were in Santa Fe for our anniversary. ...
We were in Santa Fe for our anniversary. Cancelled a reservation at Geronimo's when we found Bouche Bistro was close to our hotel. Our server was not very helpful in describing the entrees. She took our order then delivered the food, then disappeared. I found the steak au poivre to be very tough and chewy, but by the time the server returned, I had lost my appetite. She said oh, you should have let me know, I would've fixed that. Well, maybe if you had come back and checked, we could have substituted another entree. She did remove the charge for the steak au poivre, but that did not make up for the disappointing experience.
Amazing As Usual!
We live in Santa Fe, and Bouche Bistro is our FAVORITE restaurant. This evening we brought two couples that had never been to Bouche and we all sat at the Chef's Table. Charles Dale did it again with amazing items on the menu and the food was simply to die for. Our friends LOVED everything they ate, and the wine they loved as well. Bouche Bistro is consistently amazing, and we know when we go we won't be disappointed. We highly recommend Bouche Bistro. We think it's the best in Santa Fe!
Great food, dynamite waitress.
My lamb shank fell off the bone, my dates Halibut was cooked to perfection. And their freshly baked sour dough bread ( baked daily) is the closest you'll find to San Francisco! Having just moved here from San Francisco, this is one of my 2 favorite French bistros. Unfortunately , we were seated on the back patio next to a table of inebriated women laughing so loudly we couldn't hear ourselves talk. These inconsiderate women ruined what would have been a perfect dining experience!!!
A wonderful find. Small, intimate and f ...
A wonderful find. Small, intimate and fabulous food. Service impeccable from Ian
From our experience, this restaurant has ...
From our experience, this restaurant has declined.
Bouche keeps getting better and delivers ...
Bouche keeps getting better and delivers as a French bistro. We dine here often and 3 of us felt that this dinner was the best we have been served at Bouche. With the weather co-operating, the outdoor space is great.
Excellent food and service, perfect wine list.
Every time I go here, sometimes alone, it gets better and better, which I can't imagine. For intimate dinners or a party, this is the perfect spot. We go once a week, at least!
We brought our daughter and her new fiance' to Bouche Bistro for dinner, because it is our favorite place to dine and we thought they would love it too. We were RIGHT! Everyone enjoyed EVERYTHING! We started with the charcuterie plank with the added foie gras. Two of us had the lobster ravioli (a special of the night), one had a risotto special (he said it was the best he had ever eaten anywhere) and another got the special soft shell crab. The desserts were to die for and the wine was superb. We all highly recommend Bouche Bistro!
Great for celebrations!
Took some friends here to celebrate a birthday. We sampled and shared lots of different dishes along with an outstanding bottle of wine. The crab appetizer and lobster ravioli were particularly good. And, yes, we managed to save room for dessert - the tira misu was excellent.
Good for Date Night
We dined at Bouche for the first time Friday night 5/13/16, and found the atmosphere pleasant and the service exceptional. The raw oysters my husband ordered were excellent and reasonably priced. The cold seafood platter that I ordered for a starter was skimpy and did not justify the price. The crab fingers, particularly, were a huge disappointment. The horseradish sauce was excellent. I had the lobster ravioli for my main course, and the dish and the sauce were excellent. My husband had the mussels in a chili-wine sauce, which he thought was very good and unusual. For dessert, he had the creme brûlée, and I had the lemon meringue tart. The tart was quite good, but the crust was tough. The creme brûlée was good, but not exceptional. The best aspect of the evening was the service, which was attentive without being fussy or irritating.
The server Elise was very helpful and ga ...
The server Elise was very helpful and gave us some champagne and a dessert complimentary. The food was extraordinary and plentiful. It is one of the top three restaurants in Santa Fe.
Wonderful Gem. Food was fresh and delici ...
Wonderful Gem. Food was fresh and delicious. Best oysters in town. Lovely service. Don't miss this restaurant.
Formidable! Great restaurant!
What a great restaurant run by Chef Charles Dale. The food is simply amazing. I had char which more was much more tender than salmon. Frites with truffles (not to be believed)! A very nice lemon tart for dessert. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and the service is terrific. If you visit Santa Fe, you must try out this restaurant.
My favorite place in all of Santa Fe. Ch ...
My favorite place in all of Santa Fe. Charles Dale has created a true French bistro. which is second to none. In a city no less that is famous for its restaurant scene. I recommend it to friends all the time.
Absolutely LOVE Bouche! Small but well t ...
Absolutely LOVE Bouche! Small but well thought out wine list. Started with Oysters and champagne and went to a beautiful filet with Foie Gras and a delicious Arietta Cab. Our waitress Erin was adorable and so helpful and fun! We ended up taking to our surrounding tables and had a ball!! Highly recommend!
Vive La France
You enter the room and it is like walking into the neighborhood restaurant in any French town or City which is abuzz with conversation and the food which is then served continues to maintain that sense with all the classics on offer. If I lived in Santa Fe I would be a regular. Great!
Love, love, love!
Bouche never fails to impress me! Everything was perfect and if I could eat here every week, I would!
Very good food, great service, nice atmosphere!
We went to Bouche to celebrate a birthday and from the moment we sat down, the evening was delightful. They had been apprised of the event and started us off with a glass of champagne. We then ordered appetizers and an main courses, followed by two excellent desserts for the three of us. The service was excellent and the atmosphere pleasant although a bit noisy from time to time. All in all, a very nice way to celebrate a special event.
The food and service are always excellen ...
The food and service are always excellent.
Bouche is the Best
Our experience was first rate...from the greeting at the door, attentive service, awesome food, and a great creme brûlée!! We dined at four restaurants while in Santa Fe and Bouche Bistro was number 1.
Excellent, as usual! Thanks to Charles a ...
Excellent, as usual! Thanks to Charles and great staff!
Love it. Casually elegant, french sensibility.
Consistently delicious, quality ingredients and a lovely uncomplicated wine list. You can get French staples prepared well, local ingredients where possible, creative and beautiful food.
Always a good dinning experience!
Always a good dinning experience!
Lovely atmosphere and the food was incredible.
The service was top notch and the wait staff was very knowledgeable.
Very very good.
Exceptional food prepared in an exceptional manner. Reliably good, attentive but not intrusive service. Every course exce s.
Our first two visits, some time ago, showed promise but nothing special. On this occasion, it felt like a bistro, and the food was very good. Cassoulet, for us, is the measure of a restaurant that chooses to make it. This one gets a "B" - just not enough flavor, not sufficiently married. The lamb shank and sausage textures were soft and flavors pale, not like lamb shoulder and the garlic sausages of France. But good. On the other hand, grilled octopus over hummus was a great idea and terrific tasting, and the food around us looked right, as well. Wines by the glass were good, and the list fine. We'll be back, soon.
Great intimate French bistro- fabulous s ...
Great intimate French bistro- fabulous service, sumptuous food
One of the best in Santa Fe!
I've seen many rise and fall in the 20+ years I've lived here, and Bouce strikes the balance will hitting the bulls-eye. The onion soup was not too salty, the broth for the ravioli mingled the flavors perfectly--and I was so well full that I skipped desert--but I'll have revenge next time with the relatively low prices! Go!!
Great New Find
My wife loves French food and is a bit of a foodie. She is pretty selective about restaurants and definitely wants to return. This tells me I surprised her in a great way with my choice of restaurants for her birthday. Only disappointment was no souffles.
Best appetizers in Santa Fe
Bouche Bistro did not disappoint once again. It is our special place to celebrate birthdays and to bring out of town guests who like French style bistro fare. They have the best grilled octopus in Santa Fe and the only time I've had better was in Lisbon, Portugal. The mussels with a side of French fries were excellent. The mussels were cooked perfectly with no mussels that had not opened up. Only improvement would be some grilled toast to soak up the broth.
Authentic, creative French
Real French bistro atmosphere and fabulous creative dishes, great ambience and excellent service.
In a town of great restaurants...
this one is a treasure. We've lived here sixteen years and enjoyed the food from many outstanding local restaurant. And Bouche is one of the best. You should try it.
Excellent French food
We chose this restaurant because we had eaten at mr dales restaurant in aspen years ago.he has not his touch. The only negative was dessert toomuch cream,! Sweetbreads were delicious I I had two small plates which was more than enough
The best place to celebrate an intimate birthday dinner!
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