"Blades' Bistro is a classy blend of classic, whimsical; it is an oasis of sophistication thriving in Placitas. Everything about Blades' is nicer than you'd expect, in the best possible way. The dining room is refined and quiet and the exhibition kitchen classy."
— By Andrea Lin for the Albuquerque Journal
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In under two years, Placitas has become a dining destination frequented not only by local loyalists, but by diners from throughout the state and beyond.+Read More
“Food & Wine: Placitas’ tasty little secret exposed!”
The bistro is in a small cluster of shops, and it was warm and welcoming on a cold December evening. The bar area occupies one wall, with dark wood shelves reaching to the high ceiling. A divider separates the bar patrons from the diners. The dining area is cozy rather than crowded, and the exhibition kitchen is classy.
Albuquerque Arts (Food & Wine) January 2010
“With colorful walls”
“In deep earthen hues of clay plaster, ambient lighting and an eclectic collection of artwork, Blades' Bistro blends Southwest architecture with a European mood.” +Read More
Local Flavor October 2009
“Finally, a place to hang your hat in Placitas”
“Blades' Bistro opened in March, taking over a space previously inhabited by a pub that, by all accounts, was dingy and dark. If the stories are true, Blades' makeover is extreme. Amber lamps hang down over oiled hardwood tables, creating personal dining spaces that are intimate but not isolated.”
Albuquerque Alibi June 11th, 2009
“Oasis of sophistication thrives in Placitas”
“Everything about Blades' is nicer than you'd expect, in the best possible way. The dining room is refined and quiet, the artwork gorgeous and the exhibition kitchen classy.” +Read More
Albuquerque Journal (Venue) June 5th, 2009
“Blades’ Bistro, nestled in Placitas, has classy yet unpretentious dining.
Dining out with a European flair recently became an option in Placitas.”
Albuquerque Journal (Rio Rancho Edition) Apr 23, 2009
“Blades’ Bistro might soon be a standard by which restaurant greatness will be measured. It's that good!”
“It has a sophisticated ambiance, very big city feel and the food is terrific.” It’s a restaurant in which you’ll feel right at home and have fun while being inspired to be on your best behavior. +Read More
Gils Thrilling (and Filling) Blog March 31, 2009