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Bistro Cv

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American, Contemporary
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345 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (4th)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed in the past the food and presentation but it seems since his foray into James Beard experience its become a exercise in presentation. The small plates which were always our favorites have become plate paintings with most of the plate empty and food minimally placed to be a graphic element. This is what happens when the chefs... More 

1 Thank Studionsl
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a wonderful place in the heart of downtown. Innovative, creative dishes that are light and delicious. Portions are adequate, but not overwhelming. Service was excellent and quick. I would definitely go again.

1 Thank PegBeg
Plano, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We ordered the chef's special 5 course menu and each course was really good and innovative in its presentation. I would highly recommend this restaurant, it is definitely one of the best in Steamboat. Service was top notch.

Thank Bill C
Pittsburgh, PA
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154 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The decor is modern, attractive, cool and classy all at the same time. The menu items and described preparations are stunning. The food was plenty tasty as well, but the shortfall was in the value. The steep prices on the menu didn't deter me, as I routinely have meals that total over $100. I usually don't concern myself with portions,... More 

Thank William L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

bistro cv is not just a good restaurant in steamboat springs, its a top restaurant anywhere, and not too expensive. we were there unexpectedly with six family members because of a cancelled flight and could not believe our good luck. the menu has an imaginative menu of small medium and regular plates, all with fresh, good, but not too many... More 

Thank charles r
Austin, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Food, atmosphere and service were all excellent! The appetizers (yellowtail, asparagus salad and grilled romaine) were the highlights. The pork 3 ways was overlooked and dry, but the steak was excellent and cooked perfectly. Also heard the scallops were delicious. Service was also good. Will definitely try again next visit.

Thank Lacey G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I am fortunate to have this lovely bistro nearby. The service is generally very good, and the food is beautifully presented. Happy Hour is a good value, and sitting at the chefs' bar makes it ok for going solo.

Thank Sally R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Bit hesitant to write an overall negative review but felt it was needed. As someone who relies heavily on Trip Advisor for all my vacation dinners, I thought all the hype needed to be played down a bit. While I get the gourmet dinner experience, I thought it was overpriced for unmemorable food. I'll start with the positives; service was... More 

1 Thank Brooke S
Cohasset, MA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The menu is creative and the dishes well presented and exquisite in taste. We had the tasting menu and wine pairings. Do not go if you judge restaurants on size of portions; this is the wrong place for you.

Thank CaptPete43
Madison, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

One of the best meals we have had in quite awhile out in the Mountain West. Equalled that of many restaurants we enjoy in our native NY metro area. We had the tasting menu and each course was exceptional. The service was very polite, professional and friendly. The wine choices all well thought out with varying prices that won't kill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $41
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
  • Public Transportation: The city of Steamboat Springs provides a free bus that circulates throughout the city. There is a bus stop one block from Bistro C.V.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-879-4197
The goal at Bistro C.V. is to celebrate and showcase the freshest ingredients of the season. We love the region we live in and pride ourselves on supporting our local and organic farmers. Our food is a reflection of our belief in cooking simply, honestly and innovatively. We designed our restaurant to provide a dining experience of superior quality within a comfortable atmosphere, unique to Steamboat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?