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Bouche Bistro

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451 W Alameda St, Entrance on W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1962 (Guadalupe Street)
+1 505-982-6297
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last week, my friend and I drove down from Denver to spend a few days in Santa Fe. It was our second trip to explore the city together and so I wanted Maghan to experience new restaurants outside of my stomping grounds that I always frequent while in town. I had lived in Santa Fe, briefly, and know the standout... More 

Thank harmonyw2
Los Angeles
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350 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went early to dinner at BB and had a relaxing quiet dinner. Our server was top notch....attentive, helpful and personable. We had the charcuterie plank and escargot to start. Both were delicious as was the bread and great wine. Our exception came because we both ordered the same entree: the seafood pasta which promised lobster tails, shrimp and pasta... More 

3 Thank SACALosAngeles
San Diego California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Santa Fe my husband & I enjoyed dinner here. Their menu is outstanding and the presentation and preparation of the food does not disappoint. I enjoyed the sweetbread and the calf liver --- oh so good. My husband had the Coq au Vin and he said it was very good. Very large portions. Wish the restaurant was located... More 

2 Thank Dory92064
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to this little bistro with a couple of old friends and were treated to a simply exceptional dining experience. Everything about the meal from the moment we sat down was perfect. The food is too good to even try to describe. Take my word. If you have a chance to visit and can get a table... do... More 

2 Thank dbc_la
Mesa, Arizona
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329 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for Restaurant Week and were so disappointed in the food. The salads were average. One had the Coq au Vin and didn't care for it and the mashed potatoes were grainy and not at all creamy and smooth as described. I had the Hanger Steak, medium and some of it was raw and tough. I was encouraged... More 

Thank 2Travelers43
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to claim you are a "French Bistro" but far more difficult to pull it off. Bouche is my idea of an excellent French Bistro with all of the necessary menu items. Mussels, Onion soup, Escargots, Sweetbreads (oooyes), Foie Gras, Short Ribs, Calf's Liver, Hanger Steak and both a Charcuterie Plank and Cassoulet. To top it all off... More 

2 Thank NewMexicoWineguy
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

An intimate French restaurant with excellent food and service. Great wine list. Expensive but worth the price. Very limited parking.

2 Thank racerfred
Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Small place, short menu of small plates and a few entrées, a limited list of wines and beers, and high prices -- but what exciting well-prepared food and delightfully attentive service! Its a lot to crowd into an attractive small inviting space. The menu reads like a traditional French brasserie: excellent breads, onion soup, escargot, sweetbreads (!), calves liver, mussels... More 

4 Thank traveler_1944066
Park City, Utah
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had dinner here on Christmas Eve, and were very much looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. When I booked, there was no indication that there would be only a prix fixe menu, and in fact the printed menus we were given indicated that the regular menu was available We were then informed, after we were already... More 

1 Thank Kai B
Fullerton, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This small and popular bistro really is redolent of an experience in France. The food is heavenly, the service is expert and the atmosphere was wonderful.

3 Thank jodyl

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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
US$31 - US$50
French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 W Alameda St, Entrance on W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1962
    (Guadalupe Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-6297
Bouche 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 offers an exceptional variety of new and old world wine selections to accompany the menu. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

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