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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%
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451 W Alameda St, Entrance on W Water St, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1962
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside and it was excellent. Truffle pomme frites sauted spinacjh and halibut special. Wife had special pasta dish. Food was tremendous. 6 star flavor and preoared perfectly. Wait staff was perfect. You can not leave Sante Fe without eating here. The bread was even...More

3  Thank James C
744CharlesD, General Manager at Bouche Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We delight in pleasing our guests.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Bouche whenever we are in Santa Fe and are never disappointed. It’s a small space (13 tables) and though small, very comfortable. The food is always great. This trip it was raw oysters and crab mushroom soup to start with waygu beef and...More

3  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

+ Everything was OK: standard bistro food, the co-location in the jewelry store kind of works, the friendly, but amateurish service doesn’t get under your skin in an environment like Santa Fe. - Nothing was great: If you follow me, you know I’m a real...More

Thank JPBary001
744CharlesD, General Manager at Bouche Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JP, This review appears to be directed toward another restaurant. We are Bouche Bistro, and we are not Co-located in a jewelry store, nor are we serving duck confit at this time. There is another restaurant of this description in town, but it is...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is the third time we enjoyed Bouche. We will certainly return. This time we both enjoyed seafood exclusively and paired the food with a superb French Chardonnay. We had the shell fish appetizer which was perfect. Oysters, crab, shrimp were all top notch. I...More

4  Thank Hal B
Reviewed 28 March 2018

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 29 March 2018

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 13 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

6  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 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.

6  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

4  Thank TxBrian
Reviewed 25 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 18 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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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