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All 2 Placitas Restaurants

Blades Bistro

221 Highway 165 Suite L, Placitas, NM 87043
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Placitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tucked away in a modest Placitas shopping center on the shoulder of the Sandia Mountains, Blades is simply one of the best restaurants in New Mexico. For Kevin & Anja Bladergroen, Blades is a labor of love, with a special Dutch touch, and they love sharing it with their patrons. The dining is international bistro at its best: honest dishes... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

With the exception of an over salted entrée, the meal and service were perfect. Grown up atmosphere. We were greeted warmly by the staff and seated promptly. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and checked on us frequently. I was offered a taste of the wine we were considering. The peach caprese salad was wonderful and we sat between 2 tables... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is truly a gem and hidden treasure.if your ever in NM make it a point to go eat here and try their famous watermelon gazpacho!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Blades Bistro is a gem of a restaurant in bucolic Placitas. It provides a marvelously varied menu with exciting specials. The Watermelon Gazpacho and the Peach Caprese salad were both flavorful and unique. Peaches rather than tomatoes provided a taste sensation that worked very well, since they were melt in your mouth ripe and sweet with a very delicious peachy... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Blades Bistro

Address: 221 Highway 165 Suite L, Placitas, NM 87043
Phone Number: 505-771-0695
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: American, European, Contemporary

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