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“Nice outdoor eating” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Plate

Blue Plate
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Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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."
New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor eating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We enjoyed our meal in the pleasant outdoor seating. Service was a little slow but the meal was good.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“$2.00 Pulled Pork Sandwich Special !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Chef Adam throws down have not haf a bad meal to this date.Stop by and check it out.Also the lamb & pig roasts are epic!

  • Visited April 2013
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Michigan, USA
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Varied menu. Striped Bass special we had was fresh, properly prepared, and had a wonderful watercress sauce. Could have done with a bit less of the linguine it was stacked on. A few fresh vegetables other than the potatoes with bacon would have been a nice addition. Service was excellent. Drinks were pricey but strong. The decor is very pleasant. Patio dining available.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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213 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Lovely decor and courteous service with blue plate plus.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

My American onion soup was only okay as was my wife's fish and chips. My mussels were excellent and unique with a coriander, butter and wine broth. Our rolls were excellent. Owner and waitress very gracious. Sorry we cannot say more, but we just were not very hungry tonight.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CMoss13
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San Francisco
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

As many have said before about other businesses, if zero stars were an option I'd choose that.

Appetizers swimming in oil (pita chips shouldn't ooze oil when you squeeze them!), pork special so dry we sent it back and were told the chef admitted he left it in too long, watered-down drinks, soggy trout skin, oh and did I mention, 24 hours of gastrointestinal distress for both of us???

To their credit, they admitted they messed-up the special and took it off the bill. When we brought the other items to their attention, they just took an "oh well" attitude. We gave them 4 chances to make things right, and they took advantage of none of them: 1) verbally mentioning it to the host while at the restaurant, 2) writing out our issues on the charge receipt, 3) sending an email to the restaurant website (which was never replied-to) and, 4) calling to speak with the host.

They were very busy and I felt bad for our server who was clearly overtaxed. This translated into greasy fried items, overdone meats, fish sopping up sauce and becoming soggy and ice melting into drinks to water them down. I was willing to chalk it up to a bad night and asked what they could do to make things right. It's a week later, and they've chosen not to respond. Again, everyone has a bad day, but how you choose to handle (or in this case NOT handle) matters says a lot about the quality/integrity of staff.

This is going to sound like a "Top Chef" critique, but while the ideas are decent (I mean really, how hard are tempura vegetables and hummus?) the execution was dreadful. They all were mistakes that belie the inability to multitask. Our server who was literally sweating from having to run admitted as much when he told us that he had twice the number of tables as his co-worker, and for the host to wipe down tables was common as "we all have to help each other out." Nice thought, but how about if each person plays only their assigned role--and does it impeccably? It's an idea they should consider. Until they do, avoid this place, or stock up on Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate.....

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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