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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expensive - But Good Food

In our opinion, this is one of the more upscale restaurants in Breckenridge and is located a long walk on the northern end of Main Street. We didn't have a reservation, but arriving at 5:30 didn't feel it'd be much of an issue. We were seated right away, but in the bar area (even though the rest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
HappyRock75
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Ames, Iowa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In our opinion, this is one of the more upscale restaurants in Breckenridge and is located a long walk on the northern end of Main Street. We didn't have a reservation, but arriving at 5:30 didn't feel it'd be much of an issue. We were seated right away, but in the bar area (even though the rest of the place... More 

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SLC UT
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65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Made a reservation the day before. Inside was hot, so requested an outside table. We arrived the next day; inside very warm, but they said there was no outside seating for 45 minutes. We decided to wait. An a outside table came available in about 25 minutes. Now to the food and service... Wonderful !! We were celebrating a Birthday,... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have reviewed Blue River Bistro for lunch and stand by my original review. Dinner, however, was another review worth. The menu is relatively limited and both my husband and I thought our entree was just so so. We went on a Friday night and they had live music. The problem was that the noise level rose when the musician... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Breckenridge recently and had dinner here our second night. A plus was we could make reservations on Open Table. It was a warm evening so we sat outside, nice breeze. The service was excellent. There was a great selection of food and everything was delicious! With 5 of us, we had pasta with pesto & chicken, chicken parmesan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

To be honest there are better choices for the money ...The burger i had was ok ,but to be honest the burger at empire is better ..The restaurant is very nice inside but the food is just average ..I tried the salmon sandwich the first time we went & it was below average ..

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

three of us had burger; I had the daily special a grilled salmon, fruit salsa, avocado wrap. All the food was very fresh and the service was prompt and friendly. Beautiful art for sale adorns the walls.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good Sunday brunch menu with outdoor seating. I had the vegetarian eggs benedict - delicious. Others with us enjoyed a Butter leaf wedge salad and a Salmon BLT. Everyone was complimentary. A server with a sense of humor. Recommend,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I'm feeling a bit like the Emperor has no clothes with the rave reviews on the food. We came for dinner with our two teens. The restaurant is beautiful, the bar selection good and the music wonderful. But the food was poor. My husband got the filet which was cut improperly resulting in a large inedible ball of sinew being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We noted a very extensive drink menu, but only two draft beers were offered. A local microbrew was okay, but not particularly outstanding. I ordered a jalapeño dirty martini that was quite good, including jalapeño olives. We shared two orders of fried calamari (1/2 price appetizers), which were good, but not excellent. Atmosphere on the deck was very nice, and... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Haven't been here in a couple years and we were disappointed. I had the chicken marsala. Flavoring was excellent, but the chicken was way overcooked and tough to chew. Hubby had the Pasta Caprese and although not bad, was very average. Wait service was excellent. However, don't go there if you want to talk to one another, at least not... More 

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Additional Information about Blue River Bistro

Address: 305 North Main Street, Post Office Box 5247, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone Number: 970 453 6974
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Breckenridge
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, American, Bar, Bistro

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

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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