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.
Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bouche Bistro Ratings and Reviews
OMG! The most wonderful halibut with as ...
OMG! The most wonderful halibut with asparagus and fresh porcini mushrooms with a porcini mushroom sauce...a delicious dinner. The service was excellent and a wonderful wine recommendation by our server. Always love the food here at this classic French bistro.
We've been going to Santa Fe for many ye ...
We've been going to Santa Fe for many years and eaten at many of it's fine restaurants.
Bouche Bistro is definitely our new favorite!
A little off the beaten path, but worth the short walk from the plaza (no more than 10 minutes.)
The food, service and ambiance all exceeded our expectations. Treat yourself right, and book a table soon.
Bouche Bistro is one of our favorite res ...
Bouche Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. The food is consistently very good and in some cases is extraordinarily good. The wine list is full of excellent choices. Our server knew about and recommended specific wines for each dish. Our only suggestion would be to offer many more wines by the glass, as the trend today is to eat more small plates which often require different wines with each dish.
We had an incredible dinner at Bouche Ag ...
We had an incredible dinner at Bouche Again!
The squash soup with crab salad was good til the last drop.
The ratatouille ravioli was my single best bite of the summer.
My husband had the pork Osso buco on a cool evening and it was wonderful .
A profiterole to finish .
Great friends ,great food ,vibrant atmosphere .
What is not to love.
What a delight it is to dine here. The ...
What a delight it is to dine here. The service is always impeccable and the food is divine! The special of the evening...grouper was delicious! The salmon bruschetta was an interesting concept and very tasty. The Colorado peach cobbler a la mode was a great finish to a fantastic evening! Thank you Chef Charles and all your beautifully trained staff!
Fourth time at Bouche Bistro. One of my ...
Fourth time at Bouche Bistro. One of my favourite bistros in Santa Fe. I love calves liver a always order that. Great ambience, very easy vibe, casual/dressy whatever you want it to be. Excellent wine list. My wife is vegetarian and never fails to find something she loves. Great service. Our server tipped us off to another great spot in Santa Fe which I'm not going to share. Definitely not 401, do not go there
Well worth the visit.
I had the foie gras and corn soup. My wi ...
I had the foie gras and corn soup. My wife had calf's liver. Unusual to find liver on the menu. Everything was very good. Service was excellent. Place was full, but only because the weather was a little cool and few people ate outside. Nice outdoor area. Good French food in Santa Fe.
I ordered the Halibut with white wine an ...
I ordered the Halibut with white wine and butter sauce, although it tasted good I was very sick that night , Far to rich, possibly to much or spoiled butter.
My son ordered the cheese balls. this is a side dish. very small and it cost $17.00.
I used to love Bouche and recommend it to everyone. Entrees were $30.00! The prices have gone up.. its become just a little to special ..
I have very mixed feelings about our fir ...
I have very mixed feelings about our first (and only) experience at Bouche. We came to Santa Fe specifically to celebrate my husband's birthday and chose Bouche because of its high ratings. In my reservation I very specifically wrote what the occasion was, asking for a quiet table, etc. When we were seated I very specifically reminded the waiter that this was a special occasion and, that I hoped that there could be a candle in the dessert... Something special. Unfortunately, our table was far from special (located in the center of the room, with aisles on both sides, making it inevitable that our chairs would get jostled repeatedly). Worse was when dessert arrived, NOTHING... No candle, no good wishes from the waiter. Meanwhile, at the next table, a woman was celebrating her birthday and got the full treatment. Frankly, at this price point (as expensive or more expensive than restaurants in NYC or Philadelphia) I expect more than this.
As to the food, it was special, no question and incredibly expensive. (6 oysters for $24?!) The sweetbreads were outstanding, the entrees really fine (salmon bruschetta; steak-frites). Desserts were good, though I ordered the dessert special: Colorado peach cobbler... And the peaches were far from ripe.
At the end of the day we left quite disappointed.
Chicken was dry and couldn't eat it but ...
Chicken was dry and couldn't eat it but veggie were pretty strong. Tomatoes were suppose to have been from the chefs garden--hard to believe because not that flavored. . Lemon meringue was excellent. Asparagus appetizer also excellent.
We made a last minute reservation, clear ...
We made a last minute reservation, clearly the restaurant was ready for a very busy night. My husband and I were not sure how hungry we were, so we ordered one dish at a time to share, not something waitstaff like much, but our waitress rolled with it.
We started with the shrimp cocktail, it was perfect! Then we had the oysters on the half shell, again perfect! Next was a Caesar salad, so fresh, lemony yet rich. Finding our selves hungry because every thing tasted so good, we ordered the stake tartar, which was again fantastic!
We finished our meal with James's tiramisu, next time we eat at Bouche we may just order 4 of those for diner. We would like to thank James's grandma!
Bouche Bistro is our favorite restaurant ...
Bouche Bistro is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Every time we go we are NOT disappointed. Their friendly wait staff are always on top of things and make sure that everything is how you ordered it. The food is amazing! The chef uses fresh, local ingredients and always has several specials to chose from. If you're visiting Santa Fe and want an amazing dining experience, do NOT skip Bouche Bistro.
Charles (chef/owner) is one of America's ...
Charles (chef/owner) is one of America's top chefs. It is a classic bistro menu with some intriguing specials, all executed perfectly. A lovely, value-based wine list. Top notch dining in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Easily walkable from downtown hotels, bu ...
Easily walkable from downtown hotels, but a little off the beaten track, this restaurant particularly appears to attract knowledgeable locals. Comfortably full on two recent locations, but with a sound level that permits discussion without raising one's voice. The food is reasonably innovative and sophisticated without being "gimmicky". Nice outdoor patio. I took two friends in the travel business there, who cater to up-scale, sophisticated, clients who travel all over the world, and they loved it.
Had authentic French bistro feel, howeve ...
Had authentic French bistro feel, however our dining experience was compromised by the table location by a busy passageway and unstable wood deck that caused the table to sway like a simulated earthquake every time someone walked past. We finally asked to be reseated.
Food was above average but other pricey restaurants in town exceed Bouche.
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