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Bistro Cv

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American, Contemporary
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345 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8907 (4th)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to hear this place has now closed. We visited in March and this was our "nice" dinner. Definitely a 5 star place...their chicken pot pie was to die for!

Thank kladis
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly, what was a great restaurant has been shuttered so the owners can focus on their nearby mediocre Southern fare establishment. They closed the wrong one.

1 Thank Jonathan H
Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

I have been here several times over the past 4 years and it is consistently fine. The atmosphere is that of a top end fine dining restaurant in a large city. The menu is vaguely french and the food, wine list and service quality appropriate to a Michelin guide ranked restaurant in Paris.

Thank SAGadbois
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We enjoyed our meal at Bistro cv. It is true that the servings were pretty small and a lot of effort spent on making the plates look beautiful (but that was part of the experience.) Unfortunately, we were one of the last diners because the restaurant closed the end of July so the owners can focus more on their other... More 

Thank Cofamily3
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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 

2 Thank Studionsl
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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161 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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 

1 Thank William L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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14 reviews
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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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8907
  • 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?