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Blades Bistro

221 Highway 165 Suite L, Placitas, NM 87043
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Placitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 165
Description: Blades’ BistroA warm, lively bistro located in beautiful Placitas, Blades ‘Bistro offers casual fine dining and a full service bar. In addition to our unique Artisan Cocktails we feature a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List. Our cuisine is unpretentious, exciting, fresh and contemporary with a French flair. We source freshly grown vegetables from a local farmer, complementing our seasonal dishes, all of which are expertly prepared by European trained chef/owner Kevin Bladergroen. Tuesday –Thursday 5pm - 9pmFriday-Saturday 5pm - 9.30pmSunday Brunch 10am – 2pm: Closed Monday
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88% Recommend
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An average restaurant that has the potential with some adjustments to be great. Your first impression as you arrive from the hostess is that she is not quite sure she is happy to see you. This combined with an overly hot restaurant did not give a first good impression and also an impression of not really caring. The kitchen is... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Blade's is very good, but would not classify as great. For a local restaurant, it's pretty good. Price is OK, not over the top. Service has been variable on our two trips here...once terrible (the waitress was a real ditz): the most recent time, our waiter was good, but ran another table's bill instead of ours. Worth a visit if... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ignored. We arrived before noon Sunday. It was not busy. The owner sat us down. No one took our order for almost 15 minutes. The waiter arrives looks at us, then waits on a table that just arrived. When my blue cheese burger arrived with fries ("pomme frites"). I asked the waiter for ketchup. He said "right away". More than... More

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Crystal River, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant caters to the likes of Bruce Schor. A well known and published racist and hypocrite. He posts under the name of Forshor1. Please be wary.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The mark of an excellent restaurant is consistency, and Blades Bistro in Placitas NM is consistently excellent. From paella to steak frites to Dutch style mussels to a great green chile cheeseburger the food, service and ambiance is always first rate. My experience has taught me that eateries run by a husband and wife are almost always at the top... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a great restaurant all around. Food, ambience and service! The owner was extremely nice. Our google map took us way of course and we called the restaurant. They stayed on the phone with us until we arrived. Their Sole and the Con Frutti de Mar were excellent! Try the banana bread dessert as well. Would go again on... More

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Placitas, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The owners are horribly rude. It's sad when you can hear them yelling at their employees from the dining area. They claim to have an original and authentic menu but their menu items and recipes are just pulled from other local restaurants.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've eaten here on 3 different occasions and only had one meal that I considered fine-dining. The other 2 had many issues going: from noisy room and average service to food quality that should be better based on the prices Blades charges.

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Albuquerque, NM
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We visited Blades Bistro on a Thursday evening. It is located in the middle of an "L" shaped shopping plaza. The restaurant was about 2/3 full at 7PM. As others have noted the noise level is quite high - our server had to lean over the table to review the special of the day. There are a few booths at... More

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Monterey, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I was at Blades in 2011. It was great to visit and catch up with Kevin and Anja. They really gave me the royal treatment. I enjoyed the food too. I like Placitas and the scenic location of the restaurant. The dinner and brunch were the best meals my week in NM.

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