About Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe)
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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bouche Bistro (Santa Fe) Ratings and Reviews
While visiting in Santa Fe my husband and I ate dinner at Bouche Bistro and were very pleased with our meal. The menu has a lot of outstanding choices -- I had the sweetbreads and the calf liver -- both were outstanding. My husband had the Coq au Vin which was excellent. The portions were generous. The atmosphere was comfortable and our server was outstanding. Can think of a negative -- would definitely go again next time we are in Santa Fe. If you enjoy French food Bouche Bistro will not disappoint you.
The food at Bouche is outstanding but the overall dining experience, at least for us, is dimmed by the lack of non-alcoholic beverage choices. On a recent visit the single option for a cold beverage, other than water, was bottled pomegranate flavored tea. The menu says that a selection of herbal and black teas are available hot, but the actual choice was green tea and Earl Grey --- in the form of Trader Joe's tea bags! I think the food deserves better and am baffled that Bouche doesn't take the same care with a non-alcoholic beverage selection that seems to go into the wine list.
Bouche Bistro was fabulous! We have been to Santa Fe several times but had not been here and
so sorry we waited so long! The ravioli was homemade, delicious, each flavor complimented the others and not any flavor (truffles, mushrooms, leeks, cream, broth) stood out over the other flavors. Presentation was excellent. Service was outstanding. Very proper. Wine was delicious with meal, a cab. We will make reservations again at Bouche Bistro!
On my trip to Santa Fe I went to Bouche for dinner. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I ordered the seared fois gras, which was heaven, the steak tartare and truffled cheese tots. The steak tartare was full of flavor with a little spice, which I loved. The cheese tots, you can get either plain or truffled, were lightly breaded, guyere cheese and fried - wonderful! I also purchased their cookbook, which the owner came to my table and signed for me. It was such an enjoyable experience and I will definitely return on my next visit.
We came for restaurant week with two friends. We can only afford to come here on special occasions as always get French classics! Absolutely delicious. The wine list is extensive, no beers on tap however which is a bummer for my husband. Coq a vin was divine. The bread is amazing. Desserts here aren't typically our favorite, but they were tasty! The room was packed and noisy, but our table was relatively tucked back so we could still have conversations. Very cool to see the chef at work in the open kitchen. Overall, we are excited to come back!
This was our second time to eat at Bouche Bistro, and it was as marvelous as the first time. This is truly one Santa Fe' best of the best. We chose this as our Restaurant Week meal. I started with the arugula salad which is served with home-cured pork belly lardons, a 63* sous vide-prepared egg (think poached), and grilled Humboldt Fog cheese. This is quite a salad! My husband had the Foie Gras, and he loved it. I chose the Wagyu Hanger Steak “Au Poivre” with pommes frites for my entrée. It was perfectly prepared and full of flavor, incredibly tender. My husband opted for the Coq au Vin, which was served with veggies and mashed potatoes. The serving was large and everything was excellent. The chicken was especially moist and flavorful. For dessert I went with the lemon meringue tart, while my husband got the crème brulee. Again, beautiful presentation and delicious. Some have commented on the amount of meringue, but it was so light and airy, that I did not think it was too much. Don't skip the coffee, it's the best cup in town.
Everything was great, especially the service. The Creme Broulle should've never made it out of the kitchen to the table. It was a mess! But, the server was quick to ascertain the situation and offered us some dessert wine to make up for it! We will be back!!!
I am not a fan of sous vide. The pate de foil gras with pears was superb, but on the liquid side. The mussels felt undercooked and the sauce could have used some garlic and salt. I did enjoy them after they cooked them a bit more. The lemon tart was sublime, as was the service.
We went for restaurant week to try it out. They oysters were great, from BC. We lived in Seattle, and a few other places, so we know good oysters. The French onion soup was also very good.
I enjoyed the bronzing but my wife was not as fond of the Coq au vin. The desserts, lemon meringue tart and profiteroles were very good.
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