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“Second Time: Score” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bighorn Bistro & Bar

Bighorn Bistro & Bar
22101 US Highway 6, Keystone, CO 80435-7902
+1 970-496-4386
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Ranked #14 of 37 Restaurants in Keystone
Cuisines: American, Bistro
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Second Time: Score”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The Bighorn had a big job tonight. They had to win back my heart.
Early this season I booked a large party (15 people) into the Keystone Lodge's only fine dining restaurant. They failed miserably. They were WAY over-booked and understaffed which left forgiving locals and board members scratching their chins.
"Come back!" they begged and I did. But this time it was just the two of us. And they were warned. And, (full disclosure) they comped the entire meal soup to nuts.
That said, tonight The Bighorn was Devine.
Lindy had the pleasure of serving our table and another small-top celebrating a birthday. She was attentive, on her toes and warm to both parties.
We started with a creative charcuterie of smoked salmon, duck, pickled veggies and garlic cheese.
The kale and crispy duck salad was rich and satisfying and served with toasted baguette and a chilled fork.
I had the beef tenderloin which was as requested, medium rare and perfectly warm in the middle. My husband had the buffalo rib eye which was well marbled and complemented with candied carrots and garlic whipped potatoes.
We finished dinner with fudged cake, berries and hot tea. The wine list is vast and user friendly.
Keystone has many jewels in its restaurant's crown: The Ski Tip, Alpen Glo Stube, the Fondue and the Ranch have never disappointed. But the work horse of Keystone's restaurants, the one that is *always* open, needs to be dressed up and turned out for each guest. Every night.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Tampa, Florida
1 review
“So amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Now in all fairness I might be a little biased because I got married the week I ate there but I have also had a lot of great and terrible food. This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. To this day, this is the best Mac and Cheese dish I have ever eaten. My husband got a trio of meats dish that was rather exceptional. I was not as impressed with their escargot vol au vent but I have also never had a taste for it to begin with so I really can't compare it very well. The other starter that we tried was a goat cheese dish which was heaven. It has been a year almost to the day now since I have last been there and I am still dreaming about their Lobster Mac and Cheese.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely view and excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderful evening view of lake and mountains. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.
Too bad the resort adds extra charges to everything you do or buy in the resort. It should be enough to have added charges to room bill without adding to your restaurant bills.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great steak.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Goat cheese dolled up well. The filet was such a good cut, no fat gristle getting in the way of the great taste. I don't even eat asparagus, but even it was tasty. The chocolate mouse cake was small, rich, and delicious. The server was sweet and friendly. But as we are discovering in this part of Colorado, service is slow. I have to say the food was worth the wait though.

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“View was Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a great table right by the window. The gorgeous view did not make up for my very poor dinner. They did the right thing and took my dinner and wine off the bill. I ordered the house salad and Striped Sea Bass which was recommended by a server. My husband had Lamb meddalions. House salad was good but had a big strange piece of very sweet peanut brittle type thing on it. I thought is was hard cheese and was disappointed. It ruined the salad. My Entree should never have been served...it was sad. There was about 3-4 bites of fish..thin and with a fried coating. They offered to make something else but that would have been too long to wait and you lose your desire. My husband's dinner was good. I would say give it a try but the server did say something about the apprentices who were working! Others around us seemed happy with thir meals. Just bad luck for me!

Visited July 2013
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