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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 208
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    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, Too Much Bistro

Came here for dinner Saturday night. Reservations are a must... Seated promptly at 7:00. Drinks arrived quickly and we ordered salads and entrees. Caesar salads were nicely sized and delicious. Bread was excellent and accompanied by the olive oil dipping sauce. My wife had the mahi-mahi and I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Alan W
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Came here for dinner Saturday night. Reservations are a must... Seated promptly at 7:00. Drinks arrived quickly and we ordered salads and entrees. Caesar salads were nicely sized and delicious. Bread was excellent and accompanied by the olive oil dipping sauce. My wife had the mahi-mahi and I had the chicken parmesan over linguine. Both were done to perfection and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Blue River on our first day in Breck for lunch. The garden sandwich and artichoke dip were delicious! We liked it so much we went back on Sunday and while it wasn't on the brunch menu our terrific server Emily was able to get it for us. Great service and food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is a favorite of locals for happy hour. I had the mahi mahi tacos to start. Very good. The kale salad is wonderful - baby kale with a wonderful vinaigrette. The wait staff was able to recommend a nice wine to accompany diner. I would like to try it for lunch now.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Spent a couple of days in Breckenridge, CO in May between seasons. Many places were closed but It did not deter us from having a wonderful time. Walked main street and the river walk. We had a wonderful happy hour at Blue River Bistro. 2 for 1 martini's plus 2 for 1 appetizers. We had the three sliders which were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The fact that the restaurant often smells like strongly like a fish tank is minor compared to what happened with their servers. After sitting down at a table in the bar with our drinks, a server came and asked us what our next drink order would be. We said we weren't sure yet. He immediately said he was going to... More 

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Dillon, Colorado
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Blue River Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Summit County. Fantastic eclectic menu, superb service, great decor, moderately priced. The Sunday Brunch us one of the best I've been to, be sure to make a reservation because it gets packed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is an upscale contemporary place located on Main Street, easy to find. A little less than half is devoted to long bar area, and the rest to table seating. This must be where the local come to hang out for happy hour, as the bar area was packed with people having a good time. We were seated in a... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went here for our anniversary dinner while visiting Breckenridge for a few days. Was looking for a nice place to eat and didn't know many places close down for Mud Season. Was so happy to find this open. Service was great and so was the food! Rocky Red Trout was amazing! My husbands steak was cooked perfectly. Great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great Food, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend it. I especially enjoyed the pasta dish with moist chicken and penne pasta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, 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?