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

Blue Plate
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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: Like all Americans, the cuisine at the Blue Plate, Avon CO has ancestors from around the globe. They call their world-inspired food "Americana cuisine."
wichita
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“First visit a good one”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great fondue!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
“Blue Plate”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Nice resort mountain dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

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 bubbles 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
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