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
A very disappointing experience. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Used to be a great restaurant. No more.
The formerly fabulous mussels were bland and almost tasteless. The formerly brilliant crusty bread was pale and insipid. The formerly splendid soup du soir was thin and boring.
Our waiter forgot the champagne starter; he forgot the bottle of wine until the main course arrived at which point we had to flag down another waiter to get the wine. It took 40 minutes to serve the main course after we were done with the first course and we had to ask where our main courses were - to the same other waiter who brought them out immediately. Our water glasses were not refilled until the third time we asked. When our waiter collected the mussels dishes he came within millimeters of dumping the broth on one of our party; she caught the bowl in the nick of time.
Avoid the slender waiter who tries to entertain customers with the derivation of the word "bistro". He needs to retrain for a different occupation.
It pains me to say this but it's probably best to avoid the whole experience and eat elsewhere.
A bustling restaurant, with excellent food. Our party of 4 had a variety of dishes all excellent. One diner's lamb was undercooked, and was corrected in kitchen, but not satisfactorily. The restaurant removed the charge for that dish from the meal, even though 90% of the dish was correct. I am happy to recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next meal there.
This was my first time dining at Bouche and it didn't disappoint! We both tried the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata salad with a Pistachio Pesto. It was so yummy and they were really kind to accommodate my slight nut allergy and created a different pesto for my salad! My friend had the warm Foie Gras which she loved and I had a wonderful Swordfish dish with a Beurre Blanc sauce served over Asparagus! For being a French bistro, the food is surprisingly clean and doesn't leave you feeling over-stuffed in a bad way. We ended the evening with a Lemon Meringue Tart which was the perfect balance of sweet and sour. I highly recommend Bouche to anyone visiting Santa Fe. You will need a reservation, since it's not a big place. Very cozy and intimate and easily walked to from most downtown hotels.
Bouche Bistro is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe, and it is our go-to place before the opera. The food is terrific, mostly French bistro fare, service generally is outstanding, and the ambiance, whether inside or on the patio, enhances the experience. The wine list is creative and filled with wines we like.
My husband and I dine at Bouche Bistro regularly. The food is excellent. The service is friendly and impeccable. we love the small menu because everything in it is perfectly prepared. All ingredients are fresh, organic and picked locally when possible.
My mother recently moved to Santa Fe and she always raved about Bouche Bistro.
I highly recommend Bouche Bistro if you want to have a great experience!
Some friends recommended this place to us- they raved about the profiteroles!- so we gave it a try.
Loved all the food we had but were shocked at the price of the salads.
At $16 a plate, we were expecting gargantuan portions but they were actually quite modest. Having said that, they were delicious.
We followed with sweetbreads ( excellent) and calves liver dijonaise.. my husbands verdict was " cooked perfectly.. really good".
The place has a casual but easy vibe but the food is high quality.
A glass of wine was an average $12-14.. also steep. Sadly, profiteroles would have been too much but we are assured they are to die for.
Would return but maybe to share food or for a more significant occasion.
It was a warm evening and it was too warm in the restaurant. Other than that, it was lovely. Perfectly prepared well seasoned food delivered by knowledgeable, helpful wait staff.
It was my third visit to this charming restaurant and I look forward to fourth.
This favorite of ours is not the quality it was. The choices are limited. Not a lot of creativity or well-executed basics. Not an interesting chicken dish,lamb very "gamey". Why the heck can you not get a coke? I do not drink and the options are nonexistent. The chef was a notable talent who once made sophisticated comfort food. Has he just lost interest? They need to get back on their game. It took us 20 minutes to get a check after we asked for it. Oh well.....the breads is still good, even if the caesar salad is overwhelmed by an astringent lemon flavor
La Bouche never disappoints. Excellent preparation, cooked to order, with the owner/chef keeping a watchful eye on the entire process to assure continuity and quality. We dined with friends visiting from Singapore (Food capital of SE Asia) and they were appropriately impressed. As is the sign of great restaurants globally, the menu is limited with a couple of daily specials, all dishes receiving the individual attention required...No mass production here. A small but excellent wine list. The venue seats a limited number of diners therefore making individual quiet conversation a challenge, but you are there for the food. We are happy to drive the 60 miles from Albuquerque for a meal here. For early arrivers, suggest the elevated table facing the kitchen...Observe the magic in real time. Finally for the Santa Fe it is market excellent value.
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