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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 #26 of 130 Restaurants in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Gainesville, GA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went to Blue River Bistro after recommendation from local shuttle driver and it was amazing! The shellfish cioppino was delicious-the crab leg especially good! The NY strip equally good. Highly recommend!

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426 reviews 426 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our last night in Breck we decided to get something a little nicer so we made an Open Table reservation for Blue River Bistro. We had an early reservation, 6:00, so there were a lot of tables open when we got there yet they sat us in between two of the occupied tables, which we found a little strange. It... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm writing this review based on a single dish, but one that has obviously been refined to perfection. Everyone in the party was pleased with their entrees, I ordered the bleu cheese escargot appetizer as a main dish, and it was beyond good. Like, really really really good.

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Westminster, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have enjoyed two great lunches at the Blue River Inn this past week. The salads are delicious and filling. The atmosphere is lovely and the decor is modern. So far, it is the best place we've found for lunch in Breckenridge. Will definitely eat there again.

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Wichita, Kansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I dined at Blue River twice during our Breckenridge visit....once for lunch and once for dinner. Both meals were fabulous and the menu offered a great variety of salads and entrees for lunch and dinner. We dined on the patio both times and the ambience was very comfortable and encouraged taking our time to dine. The interior... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited with friends who have a condo here and they recommended it. We were not disappointed. It was busy but we had booked and sat at a table by the window. Water was on the table already when we were seated ( which is one of the lovely touches we have found in USA) and the waiter said he... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

In town for a golf outting and a local recommended blue river bistro....we were please with their outstanding serious and dinner selections. Special beef filet was delicious with potato puree...chicken with mushroom risotto was the hit of the night..wow! Risotto fabulous! I looked across at another table and the pasta dish looked incredible. ..I'm coming back again for sure. Great... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went to the Blue River Bistro with my husband & two adult sons. We shared three entrees and it was more than enough! The Chicken Parm and Lasagne were fabulous! Love the live jazz music! One of the best places to eat in Breckenridge....no doubt!

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Manvel, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved our first meal here so much we made reservations for a second night here. Tracy was our server the first visit and Renee was our server the second time and both ladies were incredibly nice, informed and attentive. We will ask for one of them next time we visit. The first visit I had the lemon seared ono... More

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Austin, Texas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My girlfriend and I got into town around 3pm and the condo management company pointed us here for happy hour. They have appetizers buy 1 get one free. And Martinis for the same thing; buy one get one free. Basically you get everything at half price. We sat at the bar and the bartender was super friendly. We got the... More

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