Tel: (505) 771-0695 | Fax: (505) 771-0690
Updated Hours: Tues-Sat 4pm – 7pm | Sun 3pm – 6pm | Closed Monday

Blades’ Bistro Summer Menu

“No single love is more sincere than the love for food” – Anja Bladergroen


French Onion Soup Gratinée
Topped with a toasted baguette and melted layer of Gruyere Cheese 7.50

Soup du Jour 7.50


Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Topped with Feta cheese, bacon bits, finished with Balsamic glaze drizzle 9.95

Bistro Truffle Fries
French fries tossed with fresh shaved parmesan cheese and white truffle oil  6.95

Deep Fried Calamari
Spicy crispy calamari strips finished with Sriracha Aioli, accompanied with bleu cheese dip 8.95

Smoked Asian Style Baby Back Ribs
Spicy orange sweet-and-sour BBQ glaze, garnished with Asian Jicama Apple Slaw, toasted sesame seeds 10.95

New England Style Crab Cakes
Pan seared, finished with a drizzle of Cajun Remoulade and Sriracha Aioli 11.95

Beef Carpaccio Classic
Thinly sliced raw beef topped with capers, red onions, virgin olive oil and shaved parmesan 10.95

Roasted Fresh Beets
Topped with toasted goat cheese; finished with a balsamic glaze drizzle 8.95


The Smokey Caesar
Romaine lettuce tossed with in house smoked salmon, croutons, grated parmesan cheese and
a Classic Caesar dressing made with anchovies and plenty of garlic  10.95

Spinach Salad
Sliced pears, candied pecans, blue cheese crumbs, raspberry vinaigrette 9.95

Classic Wedge
Iceberg Lettuce, bleu cheese dressing, bleu cheese crumbs, red onion, bacon bits; topped with tomato concassé 9.95

Simple mixed field greens
Vine ripe tomatoes, sliced cucumbers & house dressing  6.50

Entree Salad

The Bistro Salad
Mixed field greens, house dressing, grilled salmon & shrimp with crispy pancetta bits; topped with tomato concassé 19.95

Classic Salade Niçoise – an all time favorite
Mixed field greens, boiled egg, green beans, black olives, anchovies, potatoes,
finished with 6oz seared rare Yellow-Fin Tuna and a French Dijon Vinaigrette  21.95

Bistro Favorites

Boeuf Bourguignon
Braised filet beef tips stewed in red wine, garlic, onions, mushrooms, pearl onions served with mashed potatoes 22.95

Steak Au Poivre – Black Pepper Steak
New Mexico New York Strip, encrusted with cracked black pepper, pan seared, sliced and finished with green peppercorn sauce 24.95

Country Chicken Livers
Sautéed with onions, bacon, sherry and veal demi; served with mashed potatoes 18.95

Con Frutti de Mare (Fruit of the Sea) Winner of the 2011 Hot Plate Award
Sautéed shrimp, scallops and lobster tossed with a white wine, garlic, parmesan cream sauce over linguini pasta 25.95

Beef Tenderloin
Grilled 7oz  filet tenderloin sautéed mushroom accented with sherry, finished with veal demi 32.95

“Steak Frites” ala Maison
New Mexico New York Strip, grilled served with pommes frites, topped with herb butter 23.95
**Also available with vegetable and potato of the day


Chicken Francaise
Chicken breast lightly battered, sautéed with lemon, capers, white wine butter sauce  20.95

Seared Blackened Yellow-Fin Tuna
Seared rare with house made blackening spices, with a soy mustard Beurre Blanc  24.95

Horseradish Crusted New York Strip
New Mexico New York Strip, grilled,  finished with balsamic glaze and demi sauce 24.95

Fish Du Jour
Chef’s selection …Market price

Roma Pasta with Shrimp
Sautéed shrimp, Roma tomato, garlic, basil, and French Brie Cheese; tossed with linguini and Parmesan cheese 21.95
**also available vegetarian style without shrimp**

Smoked Asian Style Baby Back Ribs
Spicy orange sweet-and-sour BBQ glaze, garnished with toasted sesame seeds,
pommes frites, accompanied by Asian Jicama Apple Slaw 19.95

Rustique Bistro Burger 13.95
1/2 Pound USDA Certified Angus Reserve Beef, served with Lettuce, Red Onions, Tomatoes and Frites; served on a Brioche Bun
Create your own Bistro Burger with any 3 of the  following items:
Cheeses: Cheddar, Swiss, Bleu Cheese   Meat: Apple-wood smoked Bacon
Veggies: Sautéed Mushrooms, Sautéed Onions, Spinach, Chopped N.M Hatch Green Chil
Substitutes: Sweet Frites or Truffle Frites 2.50

Fish and Chips (Available only Tuesday through Thursday)
Atlantic Market Cod in a light beer batter; with Remoulade sauce, frites and Asian Apple Jicama Slaw 17.95

***With the exception of our pastas; entrees are served with the fresh sautéed vegetable and potato of the day.***

Side Dishes

Split Plate Charge 3.95

Pommes Frites 3.50

Sweet Frites 4.50

Potato of the day 3.50

Vegetable of the day 3.50

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of food-borne illness

We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan, as much as possible. Please speak with your server and we’re sure we can create a dish you’ll enjoy.

No checks accepted.

What People Are Saying

  • “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.””

    Local Flavor
    October 2009