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Blue River Bistro

305 North Main Street, Post Office Box 5247, Breckenridge, CO 80424
970 453 6974
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Ranked #23 of 131 Restaurants in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Watson
Transit: 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.
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.
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Just didn't have a stellar experience....we were seated in an awkward location where one of the party had to look directly into the service area (even though other tables were available). Tiger shrimp appetizer was great as was tortelloni w/ garlic cream sauce. Chicken parmigiana was huge but average. Martini wasn't particularly cold, and vegetarian entree (Mujaradara) w/ faro, zucchini... More 

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Metropolis, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Reading reviews of this place, all I heard about was the drinks and happy hour. Why in the world are people not writing about the food. The food is fantastic, I had a filet, My wife had mahimahi, and our friend had the pork shank. All three were fantastic. We also had a great scallop appetizer that was incredible. The... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I went here with a couple of friends and we had a wonderful time. The service was friendly and timely. On to the food - The trout is all caught locally so I figured that would be the right choice - it was delicious - sautéed with sage & shallot, beet beurre blanc is nothing short of YUM. But the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have been coming to Breckenridge for years and this is our favorite happy hour spot. 2 for 1 appetizers, which are delicious and enormous. 2 for 1 martinis and 50% off bottles of wine( you can take opened bottles of wine home in Breckenridge) make for a really good value. Get there early since the place fills up with... More 

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Provo, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I recently went to Breckenridge, CO. for a family ski vacation. We went to the Blue River Bistro for dinner and were very pleased. The atmosphere was great with a live band, great lighting, and great waiters. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the Blue River Bistro.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Only on Sundays, but worth the wait...great bennies. Can get busy with large parties but smaller groups/couples can sit in the bar.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have been here before for Brunch and have had a nice time with good food. So, we figured it would be a nice place to spend a special occasion such as Thanksgiving. We made reservations and were greeted warmly and seated on time. That is pretty much where the good stuff ended....this was the saddest, most miserable Thanksgiving dinner... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A little outside of the main traffic zone on main street, Blue River Bistro is a cool, hip place with lots of live music and a very attractive menu selection for the two Happy Hours. Like some restaurants in Breckenridge, Blue River introduced the second (late) Happy Hour a year ago and we love the chance to have little snick-snacks... More 

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Campinas, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I adore the happy hour we had at Blue River Bistro. The music was nice, the service perfect, the food and wine awesome. No remarks. I fully recommend a visit when in Breck there is no room for mistake there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you like Mahi Mahi you are better off getting the fish taco's. They only give you about 3 oz of fish with 9 oz of fattening risotto. Your best to come at happy hour only..

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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: American, Italian, Bar, Bistro

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