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“First visit a good one” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Plate

Blue Plate
48 E Beaver Creek Blvd, In the Boat Building, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
970-845-2252
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Ranked #7 of 32 restaurants in Avon
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: HWY 6
Transit: Eco Transit, our valley wide bus system stops just two blocks away at the Avon Station. Depart the bus and walk West to HWY 6 and then walk one block South. We are on HWY 6 to the right. For the Avon bus system, get off at the Christie Lodge and cross the street.
Description: The Blue Plate opened December of 2007 and instantly gained a following of tourist and locals alike. Recently, we grew out of our small space and moved to a larger location and expanded the menu. Located just down the hill from Beaver Creek you can enjoy Schnitzel everyday, all natural Colorado steaks, fondue, and the numerous popular dishes Chef Adam serves up that have been a staple to the Vail Valley.
wichita
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“First visit a good one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We have tried to visit this restaurant several times in its previous space and could never find it open, but now it is located in the same building in Avon as Vin 48, so it is very convenient with doorside parking. The restaurant itself has a modern but warm quality inside. We thought the food was very good. I had the pork schnitzel, which is one of their specialties and it was delicious, served with german potato salad and lettuce. Our daughter had the roast chicken that came with mashed potatoes and something else--spinach, I think. It was wonderful. My husband had a strip steak. Their steaks are also supposed to be a high point. He ordered the steak medium rare, but it came out looking like what both of us would call medium, which was a bit of a disappointment, but it's always difficult to know whether a restaurant just has a different definition of steak doneness. So as a caution, if you go and order steak, order it to a temperature less done than you normally would, because the owner who looked at it said that it looked medium rare to her. It was still juicy, but not really even pink. My appetizer was what was essentially tempura vegetables and they were wonderful. We all shared the popover and the chocolate fondue for dessert and they were both delicious. Service was good and pleasant. It looks as if there are two rooms to this restaurant, one in the front and one in the back, and the one in the back looks bigger but otherwise I don't know what the difference is. We were in the room in the front in a booth and it was very nice. We are going back tonight so will see how it is on a return visit.

Visited January 2013
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Montclair, NJ
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Great fondue!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a very nice meal here our first night in BC. Fondue was yummy, service was very good. All of the meals were well prepared, I recommend this place.

Visited January 2013
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Granger, Indiana
2 reviews
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“Blue Plate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The food was excellent, although the service lacked. When we walked in, we had to wait for about 20 minutes because the table we had a reservation for had customers who were "lingering" after they had eaten their food. Our waiter, did not talk to us much, except asking for our food and drink orders. As said before, the food was delicious. We ordered the fondue, which was amazing! On the way out, we saw a chef smoking by the dumpster, which was slightly disturbing.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NJ
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Nice resort mountain dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Fun, interesting comfort food, including fondue. Service was prompt and professional and atmosphere was chic and modern. A little pricey, but no more so than most dining in the area.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago
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“Variety and Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have patronized here for 4 years in the Bistro's 2 locations. Menu runs from meatloaf at $18 to ribeye and filet, each at $35. All items are substantial values in the Vail Valley. Adam and Elli, chef and hostess, respectively, have long experience and success in the quality and creativity of their menu. Schnitzel is a daily offering, as is trout, lamb, duck, chateaubriand--oh, heck, just check their website. Outdoor seating in temperate weather, of course.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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