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Blades Bistro

American, European, Contemporary
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221 State Highway 165 Ste L, Placitas, NM 87043-9514 (Highway 165)
+1 505-771-0695
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Placitas, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful experience for a birthday dinner. We have been there more than a dozen times and have always been delighted. The food is exceptional, the service is great, and the restaurant is simply charming. Such a find!

Thank Naomi M
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

One of two restaurants in the Placitas, NM community, Blades Bistro is a pleasant surprise. We didn't expect much but were surprised to find the food and the service on par with high end restaurants in the greater Albuquerque area - and so convenient for those who live in the Placitas, Bernalillo, Northern Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. My wife... More 

Thank BillB29
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Chef owned restaurant in Placitas, NM. Delicious food and the prices are reasonable for how much effort is taken into the menu, preparation and presentation of the food. They offer an outdoor patio with live music on some weekends. The chef can be seen preparing food behind a half glass wall, its pretty mesmerizing how he multitasks. The staff is... More 

Thank taylor h
Placitas, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Several visits for special occasions have always been outstanding. The food is excellent and innovative, beautifully presented and prepared. The waitstaff does their magic with impeccable timing and charm. The ambiance is inviting -- whether it is the Saturday night music al fresco or a quiet night with a family gathering. A brilliant bistro with all the right stuff.

Thank jasbjm
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My family and I have been here twice and enjoyed both times (once for a 21st birthday). The Sole Meuniere, Beouf Bourguignon, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken Francais, and Horseradish Crusted New York Steak are all very good. The service can be a bit relaxed, so don't be in a hurry. They have a respectable wine list and their Tuesday through... More 

Thank John R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious! We had the specials. Crab cakes to start! The Salmon was the best Salmon I have ever had! My husband's steak was amazing! The homemade cheesecake finished the meal perfectly. Our server Sid guided our meal expertly and the atmosphere was delightful. Take the short drive to Placitas and enjoy!

Thank gbrayman
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We planned our whole date around this place. Drove from Los Lunas. Food was pathetic. Service was even worse and management didn't care at all that I was upset. Waiter ignored us multiple times to attend to a larger table not realizing we would have likely tipped more than the larger table. Manager never asked why I was upset. I... More 

Thank punkinbarbie
Chowchilla, California
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I called for a take out order. The service was great, very personable guy at the bar who took my order over the phone. Food was nicely packaged and ready to go when I arrived. The atmosphere is nice here although I didn't eat there they have a nice patio area as well. I will be back when I come... More 

Thank Dairygirl1
Placitas, New Mexico
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a Local bistro located in Placitas, NM and easily accessible from the interstate. The food is excellent and reasonable. The chef/owner mingles with customers and is very accommodating. You've got to try the quiches. So delicious.

Thank Evita167
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

A small family group decided to try Blade's for brunch on the recommendation of others. All of us concluded that the food was some of the best we have had for brunch and the service was excellent. I can highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros. The patio was very well laid out and landscaped. We are going back again over the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, European, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 State Highway 165 Ste L, Placitas, NM 87043-9514
    (Highway 165)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Placitas
  • Phone Number: +1 505-771-0695
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?