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Bouche Bistro

451 W Alameda St, Entrance on W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1962
+1 505-982-6297
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (33 reviews)
“profiteroles” (19 reviews)
“coq au vin” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
French, Gluten Free Options
451 W Alameda St, Entrance on W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1962
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a (French) friend here for dinner. She ordered Coq au vin because it is the dish she measures a French restaurant by. She said it was the worst she ever had and was nothing like any Coq au vin in France. The place...More

Thank hankmail505
744CharlesD, General Manager at Bouche Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear that you and your friend were disappointed in our version of Coq Au Vin. We prepare it with modern techniques, so that it is consistently tender, as opposed to the original French recipe, which is supposed to use an...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We are locals and Bouche is one one of our very few GO TO restaurants for wonderful food, friendly and professional service, excellent wine and a lovely garden seating option when the weather permits. Parking can be a bit of a challenge and in fact,...More

4  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Well presented and tasty French cuisine. The cassoulet was perfect with great flavors, while the fish special also could not be beat. The owner was quite attentive and came over to help us, quite unusual and appreciated.

4  Thank joedvet
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We recently ate her with another couple and were able to eat at the Chef's table. The Chef's table is not a chef's tasting menu, but does allow you to be near the kitchen and the "action" of what all is going on. We started...More

3  Thank TxBrian
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went to this restaurant during Restaurant Week. I would say the food was not amazing. We had the beef short rib and it was unremarkable at best. Too fatty for my taste and it didn't just fall apart like others I have had. We...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Small, but quiet and comfortable. Great service from a lovely lady from Mauritius, great wine and an excellent steak n ‘ frites. Good parking and across from Vanessie’s .

5  Thank Lubbockians
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great ambiance, excellent service, stellar wine and food. Fresh, highest quality oysters. Tender, cooked to perfection escargots drowned in garlic butter. Unrivaled frisee salad well balanced with cheese and 63 degree egg. Tender delicious calf's liver. Savory special risotto. Needless to say everyone loved their...More

6  Thank William B
744CharlesD, General Manager at Bouche Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. We truly appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Having spent some time in France, I can tell you that Chef Dale’s food is the real deal. The menu doesn’t change much, which is good because everything is delicious. I live here and have almost tried everything on the menu. When we have guests...More

8  Thank Justin T
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The location of the restaurant was not great but I still had high hopes for a great experience. The decor was okay, the chairs are extremely flimsy and fell over when I hung my jacket on the back. I had the cesar salad and mussels....More

Thank Fairlight W
Maitre D, Guest Relations Manager at Bouche Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for the constructive criticism.

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great atmosphere, the leather banquettes and vintage plank flooring will transport you to Lyon or Paris. Amazing escargot and the melt in your mouth wagyu hanger steak are all you need to know.

8  Thank SerialEclectic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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