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Old Blinking Light

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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
303-346-9797
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or...
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Unique Menu, Upscale Ambiance

What a beautiful restaurant. The prices are quite reasonable for the ambiance and what I expected. I visited after obtaining a Groupon for a dinner for two. choices were abundant and not what you would find at a typical restaurant. The food is upscale, the ambiance is upscale, the service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
SeahawkDaddy
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful restaurant. The prices are quite reasonable for the ambiance and what I expected. I visited after obtaining a Groupon for a dinner for two. choices were abundant and not what you would find at a typical restaurant. The food is upscale, the ambiance is upscale, the service is upscale and I expected a much larger check that... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

They have an outdoor covered patio that boosts circular fire pits (turned on in the evenings or on request). They provide blankets on the chilly evenings and seating is somewhat open, so you get to meet other couples or locals. The only downside to this seating is that your view is the parking lot. The food is a step above... More 

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Littleton, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We especially like the convenience of the restaurant being fairly close to where we live. We can walk there and enjoy an adult beverage or two and walk home. The food is very good and the atmosphere is fun.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is OK, nothing to write home about. Very clean establishment but can be noisy at times. Excellent service. If you like modern chic food this is your place. Parking is OK, park in the back as the place next doors fills the front up fast.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While the menu has southwest routes, there is something for everyone. Between their enchiladas, fish tacos, burgers with duck fat fries to trout, scallops, lamb and NY strip - this restaurants has the best of both worlds. I have visited OBL with my family, with my girlfriends for Happy Hour, for a business dinner and even for a quick bite... More 

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and beverage. Crowded on a Saturday night. One hour wait. Lively atmosphere and fun. Enjoyed our visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In a suburban business area, the OBL (as it is labeled on the exterior) serves interesting food options in a modern environment. All the Mexican-type dishes were great, as were the note worthy mac and cheese and lamb sirloin with raspberries.Excellent, attentive service. Beautiful room with contemporary fireplace feature and wall of windows to the lovely outdoor eating area by... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Used a recent groupon for $30(not the price-fixe option) and pleasantly surprised again dining at this restaurant. This was our second visit in about a year. Place overall has a very cool vibe and a nice bar area. I had the pan seared fish tacos that were excellent and my wife had a po boy shrimp sandwich that she remarked... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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196 reviews 196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Tuna Cervice was outstanding. The Truffle french fries not so good, they forgot the Truffle oil. The salmon entre was very good - the salmon was moist and tasty (the portion was generous). The Colorado lamb was excellent. (unfortunately I still don't like brussel sprouts). The Lemon Drop Martini was really very well done. The creme brule very good.... More 

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Placentia, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Used a Groupon bargain for the 3-course prix fixe meal, a great bargain. The shrimp (her) and mahi-mahi ceviche (me) appetizers were very tasty and well presented. The pork (her) and salmon (me) mains were equally excellent. We had to save some for later in order to make room for the mud pie dessert! The service was excellent; servers and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: 303-346-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?