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
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.
I dined twice at bistro two days in a row. You just can't beat it! Number one in my book! I had two guests last evening and the rave reviews around the table was that this was the finest meal we have ever had in Santa Fe. It is a MUST. The entire staff is very professional yet warm and gracious....very much like the chef/owner Charles Dale.
The decor and service was great. We started with a cheese course and moved onto salads and entrees. The cheese and bread where great but the salads and main courses where not of the quality I would expect. My wife had the Sea bass and I had the short ribs, they both where OK but nothing to write home about.
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.
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