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
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!
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!
Cozy restaurant with very fine service ( ...
Cozy restaurant with very fine service (hard to find in Santa Fe). They were helpful with our questions, our slight delay and kind to the youngest member of the party. And the food was very tasty.
Great birthday celebration for my wife
Bouche is one of our inSanta Fe. Very creative chef. Excellent knowledgeable wait staff. We both went with fresh seafood dishes and were not disappointed. She had shrimp cocktail, followed by steamed mussels. I had raw osters followed by Atlantic salmon. We shared the amazing sauted spinich.
Best meal we've had in a Santa Fe restaurant!
The food was delicious, creatively prepared and enthusiastically served. We will be back!
We had an amazing dinner during restaura ...
We had an amazing dinner during restaurant week. The swordfish was outstanding! The owner greeted us when we arrived and was attentive throughout the meal.
Great French food in the heart of chile country!
We've dined here many times. Always a pleasure. Great food, great service, great wine: a real bouchon!
Best Appetizer ever!
Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise was the best appetizer I've ever had. Entre was very good but the desserts again were excellent. Wait servers were outstanding!
Santa Fe Restaurant Week Gem
Six of us from our local SF neighborhood experienced Bouche during Friday of restaurant week - excellent meal, great choice - recommend this place highly.
The food is outstanding!!!!! Everything ...
The food is outstanding!!!!! Everything on the menu IS GOOD! Make room for dessert! Very busy on Restaurant Week and still the service was great.
The food was excellent; perfectly prepar ...
The food was excellent; perfectly prepared. We had mussels and pomme fritte. And swordfish. Service was just right. It is an intimate setting.
Delicious french food
We went during restaurant week, so it was packed. We sat for a bit before someone came to our table, once our waiter appeared, things were smooth. The dinner was a 3 course, appetizer, main entrée, and dessert. Everything was fantastic. Smiles all around our table. It was a bit loud, but so exciting. The chef/owner came out and helped serve too. That guy is always smiling,you've got to love that! Always a gi backer for us.
The asparagus appetizer was simply superb the charred asparagus was well balanced by hollandaise sauce and the crispy prosciutto. The cassoulet was the best I ever had well integrated blending of garlic sausage duck confit and lamb the white beans meltingly beautifully cooked.
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