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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 #24 of 127 restaurants in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $30
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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78% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

2 meals in 2 nights. 2 completely different experiences. 1 man, 1 woman, 1 waitress...and 1 man with a guitar... Matt White presents, The Blue Riv..... just kidding. Seriously though, this place was great. We went for happy hour and wound up going back for my birthday the next night, even though we had to wait through a 30 minute... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this epicurean delight on Main Street in Breckenridge and were quite pleased with our find. The host and wait staff were professional and attentive and made helpful suggestions on their diverse menu. The hummus appetizer was great if only a little too small for a party of 5 to share. I had the blue cheese burger which... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

After a long and steep challenge of Peak 7, we enjoyed a huge and tasty brunch at Blue River Bistro. Close to the gondola--which was great as we were knackered after climbing above 11,800 feet, bushwhacking all the way! We've eaten here several times and like the food, although the service is a bit slow. Still, our server was very... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Many lunch places on Main Street in Breckenridge have very similar menus, so it's always fun to find a place with somewhat different items as well as good service. We shared an excellent Chinese chicken salad and a salmon BLT, both of which were nicely prepared and reasonably priced. The place was crowded, so the kitchen was a bit slower... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have never had worse service in my life. The staff was beyond disrespectful and when we tried to return the frozen risotto the manager told us "it is what it is". This place should be ranked below any fast food restaurant. This is an embarrassment to "fine dining" as it should really be called trash. Rude. Terrible. And slow

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Clifton, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. My friends thought the fish tacos were excellent. The flavor of the sauce was the perfect complement to the Ono (which was cooked just right). The soup of the day was a tomato based vegetable which was delicious. The salmon BLT was very tasty. This will be on the list of "go back to"... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I guess this is the best Italian in town, but the competition is only Pizza places. I ordered the Salmon dish with Orzo. The Salmon was wonderful but the Orzo was very overcooked. My wife ordered Chicken and prosciutto pasta. The so called Prosciutto was actually just sliced Ham that had been fried which was a big disappointment. The server... More

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Arlington, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We try to come to the Keystone/Breckenridge area every summer and this is our second time for lunch at Blue River Bistro. This is a great place for lunch. We ate outside as the weather was fantastic. The hit is the baked mac and cheese. My daughter swears it is the best she has ever had. My burger was very... More

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Vidor, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful lunch outside. We had the special ham spinach wrap with beef and potato soup . Beautiful scenery. Took the other half of the wrap back to the condo for later. Wonderful relaxed service. Saw several other dishes I would eat.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather...perfect cocktails and good artichoke dip (with pitas!) I had the Chicken Marsala and garden salad (both full of flavor!) My husband had the Penne Roberto which was the best thing of all!

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