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Blue River Bistro

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Italian, American, Bar, Bistro
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305 North Main Street, Post Office Box 5247, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (Watson)
The Breckenridge Transit System's departure timetable is available at www.townofbreckenridge.com, hours of operation are from 6:30am to Midnight. In addition the majority of Hotels in the area offer shuttle services to the Blue River Bistro's front door as well as return service.
970 453 6974
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Blue River Bistro Restaurant in Breckenridge Colorado brings a little...
The Blue River Bistro Restaurant in Breckenridge Colorado brings a little city dining to the mountains by combining sophistication with a casual, inviting atmosphere.Blue River Bistro's contemporary Italian-American menu is crafted with exceptional attention to detail and fresh ingredients.Come for lunch, dinner or to enjoy our live jazz bandsWe look forward to serving you.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 202
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  • 153
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice trendy place

They have two happy hours and great appetizer and drink specials in the bar. The downside to it is if the bar is full you cannot take advantage of the specials in the main restaurant. So, get there early and enjoy it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Edina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If they gave out 6 stars I'd give them all to this place. Very upscale atmosphere with amazing food. Large portions, fair pricing. Great staff. Can't say enough good things for them. Anything you order off the menu will please the palate.

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DENVER
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

They have two happy hours and great appetizer and drink specials in the bar. The downside to it is if the bar is full you cannot take advantage of the specials in the main restaurant. So, get there early and enjoy it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped by the bar at Blue River for a couple of drinks. The menu offered many, many unique cocktail offerings. All that we had were delicious! I would recommend taking advantage of happy hour (in the bar area only) otherwise your tab could really add up if you are wanting to try more than one cocktail. Average cocktail prices... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Go for the music and drinks (skip the food). Steak was okay seafood was terrible. Couldn't even crack the king crab leg, bent like rubber. Scallops were over seasoned. Was not at all what you would expect from a higher end restaurant. Music was fabulous and martinis very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You can get bored eating out. We have had good variety and good quality all week. Food her was good. Baked Brie here, unusually good. But the salad sitting in the middle of other salads - "poulet en confit", how many complementary favors can they pack into this? Marinated tomatoes that I had to share ( so others could be... More 

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carlisle
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went during happy hour ( highly recommended) great value. Martinis fantastic and appetisers excellent value- only problem was finding a seat at the bar. Advice- get there early and enjoy!

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Vail Resorts has a deal to only serve Starbucks, but I drink black coffee which Starbucks does not do well and it's not worth drinking. After a weekend at the resorts having basically no coffee options that didn't taste like it was brewed with a dirty burnt diaper, I was really looking forward to this breakfast to have a cup... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

it's a great place, don't get me wrong, but if you're going to do more than happy hour here, it's going to cost you. food is excellent, atmosphere is great, servers/bartenders are approachable and very knowledgeable, just be prepared to spend a little more than the rest of the places in town.

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Portland, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had an amazing Moscow Mule here. I'd recommend ordering it for a refreshing treat after a day of shopping.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I visited for dinner. We had originally called for call ahead seating but were told it wasn't necessary because they weren't that busy. When we got there 15min later, we were told there was a 30 min wait. That was the only thing we had a problem with. Besides that, the food was amazing!!! Get the brie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 North Main Street, Post Office Box 5247, Breckenridge, CO 80424
    (Watson)
  • Public Transportation: The Breckenridge Transit System's departure timetable is available at www.townofbreckenridge.com, hours of operation are from 6:30am to Midnight. In addition the majority of Hotels in the area offer shuttle services to the Blue River Bistro's front door as well as return service.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Breckenridge
  • Phone Number: 970 453 6974

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Bar, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

The Blue River Bistro Restaurant in Breckenridge Colorado brings a little city dining to the mountains by combining sophistication with a casual, inviting atmosphere.Blue River Bistro's contemporary Italian-American menu is crafted with exceptional attention to detail and fresh ingredients.Come for lunch, dinner or to enjoy our live jazz bandsWe look forward to serving you.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?