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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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11:00 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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  • 199
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    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 21
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great place to chat, and great place to get rid of money

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
seanswarner
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Breckenridge, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Mount Vernon, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Spent the day shopping and popped in this cute place cause we had heard about their Martini's. The "Dirty Jalapeño" was fantastic and my husband loved the "Sidecar" Martini with Bourbon. Great appetizers too..we had the Jalapeño Ravioli and Calamari. Both were great!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stopped in for dinner here on our first night in Breckenridge. We got there early, It looked like happy hour was still going, but we were exhausted from our first day of skiing. They had a 3 person band playing which was nice. The food was really good, only negative the restaurant was really loud, other than that great food,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Sunday brunch at 11am with half of tables empty. Atmosphere: modern Service: our server was really nice and attentive Food and drinks: Bloody Mary is spicy which I like. Ordered French toast with side of bacon and southwestern eggs Benedict. All of the food came out cold. It tasted really good but sadly it was cold. The egg benedict was... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Best food in Breck. Menu has things for everyone from salads to awesome main dishes. Martinis are a specialty. Never been disappointed.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Blue River Grill is a small place on the North side of town, next door to Daylight Donut, the best breakfast place in town. They have an interesting menu and everything we've tried has been well prepared and very enjoyable. Our server was prompt, checked on us regularly, but didn't rush us in any way. Didn't have time to participate,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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315 reviews 315 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend so we went there on a ski trip to Breckenridge. It is conveniently located on N Main St. We made a reservation for an early dinner on a Tuesday night in March. We arrived at our reservation time. Had to Interrupt the host from gazing at his computer screen to tell him we... More 

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Okoboji, Iowa
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258 reviews 258 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On our last day this year in Breck we decided to have a nice lunch and the menu at the Blue River Bistro looked interesting. We had eaten here at dinner about 10 years ago but we couldn't remember much about it. We were seated and we ordered a couple of glasses of Skyfall pinot grigio which was excellent. We... 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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