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Blades Bistro

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American, European, Contemporary
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221 Highway 165 Suite L, Placitas, NM 87043 (Highway 165)
505-771-0695
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Blades’ BistroA warm, lively bistro located in beautiful Placitas, Blades...
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant in the Albuquerque area

We were a party of five out to celebrate a belated Fathers Day. Outstanding dishes were the Paella, their award-winning sea food plate, lamb chops and caesars salad. The appetizers we picked were less impressive, with the coconut shrimp being too sweet and heavy on the coconut. I liked their wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Bala1436
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Scenic view
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were a party of five out to celebrate a belated Fathers Day. Outstanding dishes were the Paella, their award-winning sea food plate, lamb chops and caesars salad. The appetizers we picked were less impressive, with the coconut shrimp being too sweet and heavy on the coconut. I liked their wine prices- on Wednesdays all wines are priced $25. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was ok but not outstanding and a bit overpriced. Atmosphere is good and has outside dining and a view of Sandias

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Placitas, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Blades is a local gem for those of us fortunate to live close by! The food prepared by Chef Kevin is always scrumptious! Last night we had the BEST prime rib, prepared perfectly, and always served with the best service. Wine is always a treat for us and Anja does a wonderful job with a wine list that goes well... More 

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Village of Los Ranchos
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

An added bonus to dining at Blade's is in taking the short drive up to Placitas which always gives the feeling of escaping from citification and especially if you take St.Rd. 313 (Old Camino Real/Rte. 66 (pre 1937)) through Sandia. In any event, went to have one of my FAVs, the Beef Wellington (one of this weekend's Specials) this time... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service, food and atmosphere of Blades are consistently excellent. We have eaten there dozens of times over the past few years and have always had delicious food and a very nice time. I'm a bit confused about reviews of burned meat and poorly cooked vegetables. Chef has routinely made my steaks a proper medium-rare and the vegetables are correctly... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My friend and I had the spinach salad, chicken breast and a hamburger. The hamburger was 1/4inch thick and burned, made from the cheapest meat. No dressing on the salad and undercooked vegetables with the dry chicken. Obviously an awful eating experience for upwards of $20 a plate. Had to ask for the ketchup to go with the French fries,... More 

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New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We went with another couple and 3 of us had good to very good meals. The duck confit salad was dissapointing. The arugula was just in a tangled mass and the duck was without flavor. The chicken livers were good, but too rare for my preference. Enjoyed, but will not order again. Steak was delicious as was the salmon.

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Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were very impressed with our dining experience at Blades Bistro last night. The staff members were friendly and clearly wanted to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. It was apparent that Blades has regulars that come in frequently, and I don't blame them. The food, ambiance and staff would make me a regular if I lived nearby. We enjoyed the... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had given up on Blades Bistro after my last experience with them but our friends seem to think they can overlook the numerous times Blades has failed to deliver the service and customer relations required of a restaurant in the class that they aspire to. We had reservations, made on Open Table, for 6 people at 7pm, New Years... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Yesterday I just wanted to try a new place, so we ended up at blades bistro. This place was great! Everything I ordered was better than I expected and for the first time in awhile I loved my entire restaurant experience. The menu is on the expensive side, but once you taste the quality of the food made it worthwhile.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Highway 165 Suite L, Placitas, NM 87043
    (Highway 165)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
  • Phone Number: 505-771-0695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

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
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

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