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Bistro C.V.
Bistro C.V.
  • Address:
    345 Lincoln Ave, Suite 105
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Neighborhood:
    Steamboat Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Bistro C.V. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrocv.com
  • Email: bistrocv@gmail.com
  • Phone: (970) 879-4197
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Vaughn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us on Sundays & Mondays in October & November for our Fall Special; 3 courses for $28! Cheers!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro C.V.
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Consistently a great experience. Quality staff are attentive, and knowledgeable about both food and wine, and the fare is always interesting, different, and delicious. My only suggestion would be for them to offer more vegetarian items."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Really great dining experience. Interesting housemade cocktails.The mussel appetizer was beyond expectation. The sauce is light, smoky and slightly sweet which was better than the menu description. The entrees were fantastic. I had the scallops and my husband had the quail. He even ate the brussel sprout leaves (that's saying a lot!)."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It is certainly an expensive meal but it comes packed with flavor. I personally really enjoyed the diamond oysters and the Waguyu (sp?) burger. My girl friend loved the mussels and halibut. In general our group of 5 was very pleased with the quality of the meal. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Bistro CV. The service was great - our server was knowledgable in answering our questions as we had a couple picky diners with us. Our food was unique and delicious. We'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have dined at Bistro CV at least 8 times in the last 5 years. We keep coming back because the food is AMAZING. But the fact that I've never had superb service there is so disappointing! For one of the top two restaurants in town, this restaurant should put a little attention into training their service staff. There is no kindness, no warmth. And this poor service has been consistent for all of our visits save one. The one time we had good service, it was from Kevin, the former sommelier. But Kevin left to work in California, and the rest of the staff continues to leave a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Second time here and I am now fully appreciating the food We had a premier meal here at a reasonable for fine dining price We started with the grilled romaine (yum, yum), oysters (solid) and fish tacos (excellent and signature dish) For dinner, several scallop dishes (excellent), tuna tartare (excellent) pot pie (to die for), and mussels (excellent) For dessert, we shared the chocolate cheesecake, smores and special ice cream - all were very good We had a bottle of Cava to accompany the meal which was excellent This is fine dining, without being pretentious"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, service, presentation all top notch. Great wine list, even good selection of wines by the glass. Choose a typical entree/app combo or go with a few small plates, all were excellent."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Unique!! Delicious!!! Pride oozes from their food. The chef is clearly well trained and the staff is wonderful, friendly, enviting, and knowledgable. Only a handful of dishes that are year round, and the rest of the menu changes weekly if not daily. Almost everything that I have tried at Bistro CV I could genuinely say was the BEST I've had. The mussels, the Bone Marrow, the Pork Trio, the Hamburger, the Chicken Chirizo Pot Pie, YES YES YES!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 25th anniversary and once again, found absolutely everything to be exquisite! The wine list was solid (reasonably expansive, moderately priced), the food was extraordinary (fresh ingredients, good variety, fabulous presentation, and above all, delicious), and the service was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly (Ashley was superb). A solid and consistent experience. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals of my life. I had a white manhattan, ceviche tacos, a baby herb salad with beets and pepitas and gnocchi with sauteed spinach and mushrooms in a bechemel sauce-also a dessert. All were spectacular-as was the service. I will definitely go back the next time I visit."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "some of the ingredients were pretty far out there... olive soil? not bad, but seems like it's trying too hard, imho"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "As locals this restaurant is our favorite in Steamboat. The food is imaginative and the quality is excellent. The wine list is wonderful with a reasonable price selection."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I heard of this restaurant from a sommelier in Stemboat Springs. My two friends and I were seated quickly (we had reservations) and our server was very prompt. All of the staff were very attentive. Our party ordered the 5 course tasting menu and paired with selected wines. We were all very pleased with all courses and selections. The chef really knows how to layer completing flavors and textures. Even the subtle drizzles of an aioli added such a delicious dimension to the dish. On top of the great food, our server Brandon did a great job. It was surprising to find out that he was from our hometown in TN, thousands of miles away. Overall, great experience!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is one of the hot tickets in Steamboat, and for a good reason. The food is excellent, the ambience refined, and the service attentive but not rushed. The food is a good balance of protein and vegs, and there is a reasonable vegetarian option, though only one entrée. Large small plate listing. The wine list is huge by most standards, with a reasonable price range. Small but nice bar area. Need reservations. This is not a good place for families with small children."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Bistro CV has become a favored eating spot for the locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is always inviting, the service is excellent and the food is out-of-this-world. My husband's favorite dish seems to be the Maine Scallops. Always prepared just right and very succulent with an array of different tastes from the accoutrements complimenting the dish. For myself, I enjoy the Ceviche taco for a small plate starter, followed by any of the cheese plates. For the main course, I like the Quail or the Wagyu Beef Burger with the smashed potatoes. Don't forget the dessert! The red velvet cake with pistachio ice cream and fresh creme is the bomb! Five stars out to Katy and Brian for their fantastic restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had dinner after a great day of skiing in Steamboat. The food, service, everything was excellent. Ordered the quail and it was excellent. The grilled romaine salad was also very good. We think that this restaurant just keeps getting better. I thought it might be one small piece of quail, but it was enough to give everyone at the table a taste. Our servers Ashley and Laura were professional and provided great service and a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Thanks to Bistro CV for making amazing dishes with unique tastes and flavor combinations. So refreshing and yet still comforting. We enjoyed every bite. The service was the cherry on top. Everyone was helpful and super nice. We will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "superb small plates and 'middle plates" chix pot pie and grilled romaine choices are outstanding octopus and yelllowfin crudo also excellent good place to share numerous small plates in a group excellent wine list"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We dined there Thursday the 6th of March and we had such a great experience , the food was spectacular but our waitress, Shiloh from New Zealand was the gem. Hats off to you Shiloh .... Tennessee and all that these two eyes will fine you ect.. What a great sense of humor.. All for $2.00 Thanks see u guys next time."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I was expecting a caliber of service from this restaurant which was not at all delivered. The excuse was that they were short staffed and just that morning lost two or so employees. In my mind that is never an excuse. Apparently, the owner and his wife were out of town that evening, but because the staff couldn't handle the pressure they had to return to assist the staff."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. We did the 5-course tasting menu, which I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took a client out for dinner and everything was just great. Food, drinks, we loved it all. I would not recommend small children unless you dine early or have very well behaved kids."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We are frequent CV dinners, and are always satisfied. The wine list is outstanding and our meals were delicious. I started with the grilled romaine salad and my wife had the baby herb salad. I can't tell which was better, both were great starts to a fabulous meal. For the main meal we both had the rocky mountain elk loin, and, WOW. It was so delicious it is difficult to explain but we both ate in amazement. It was perfect with our wine: the Linne Calado “Rising Tides”. My wife ordered a the red velvet cake for dessert, and although I am not a dessert person even I enjoyed the couple bites that I was able to sneak... Bistro CV is the best in the 'Boat."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Can't say enough about the Bistro! Hands down the best food in steamboat!! Awesome specialty drinks, great service, a culinary delight...NOT TO BE MISSED! Highly recommend this spot to all foodies and people who love to dine! Chef Brian Vaughn is a genius!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "THe food and service were both of the highest quality. Food choices were quite unique and we enjoyed each and every course. Since there were 6 of us we had the opportunity to try a large portion of the menu items and share them - all excellent. Ceviche Tacos, scallops, elk, - can't go wrong with this place."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is the place. Truly gourmet food with a creative menu. With all of the good restaurants in Steamboat Springs, we dined here twice during our visit."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Bistro CV is awesome in every way. The menu has something for everyone, there are small plates , mains , cheese', and even smaller plates. It's all very tasty in a light clean way.... No tummy aches from rich stocks etc . Favors are not created by bacon and cream etc. it's sophisticated , modern but simple. it's an open kitchen and you can sit at the counter there. The wine list is always changing and there's a nice price range. The staff are professional and friendly."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant in Steamboat - we are regular customers."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I took my wife here for a valentine weekend dinner, and we loved the experience We came in from out of town and it was great to actually find a great place for outdoor dining"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time to Steamboat and arriving on Valentine's day, I made the reservation based on the recommendation of a friend. Possibly two weeks before our reservation, I received a phone call advising that they were serving from a different menu and they wanted to confirm that we were aware and OK with that. The day prior, another call to confirm our reservation time. Each call was from a young woman who was pleasant, joyful, enthusiastic and professional. We arrived on time, were seated promptly and had a great evening. The food was delicious, service was quick and the presentation on the plate was photo worthy. What a great experience, this is obviously a very a very well run business. Worth the price and that is often a rarity these days."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Each year we ski Steamboat, we make sure to dine at Bistro C.V. The food and libation never disappoint and it's nice when all those who work the kitchen comment and express their own appreciation you've dined with them. My seating preference is the main dining area rather than the second seating area. It adds to the ambiance, in our opinion. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We visited Bistro C.V. for their Valentine's Day special. Every dish was amazing and well presented. Our waiter was fabulous."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world and bistro cv is one of the best I've been to. It had a wonderful ambiance, unspeakably divine dishes, & friendly and knowledgeable staff. A perfect place for a special occasion or simply a special fine dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was ok but not up to their reputation. Scallops were scorched on one side and tough. Everything else including the often distracted waitress was ok but not great."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food was outstanding...but our waitress just kept passing by our table. Only when I repeatedly said 'excuse me' did she stop and impatiently answered questions about the wine menu. We ended up ordering a few bottles but it would be nice if we could enjoy something unique from the list, rather than reordering the same bottle that we started with."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We always make a point to dine here on our last night of our ski vacations in Steamboat. The food and presentation are always exceptional. The tasting menu never disappoints. However, our server, wasn't as good as we've had in the past - half the time he didn't even acknowledge the course and/or the accompanying wine. Hearing the story behind each dish and wine selection is half the experience!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our favorite dining experience for the week we visited (we couldn't get a resy for Harwigs). Our party of five enjoyed all of our selections including the tuna tartare, octopus chorizo, scallops, fettucine, gnocchi and quail. They also offer a nice selection of wines by the glass and several local beer selections. The pumpkin marscapone and the pistachio ice cream were both good choices for dessert."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Bistro c. v. is our favorite restaurant in Steamboat Springs or anywhere else. I had oysters for starters and scallops for my main course. My wife had the, fettuccine lobster, pork belly for her main course. I couldn't pick one over the other, the quality, presentation, flavor is next to none, the service is top of the line. Another wonderful dining experience at the bistro. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will be delighted."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We dined here the night after eating at Cafe Diva, another Steamboat restaurant which had been highly recommended. We LOVED Bistro C.V. We ordered an array of items between the 2 of us, including the herb salad, bone marrow, mussels, and quail. There was not one item we were not happy with. The ambiance is romantic, yet lively. The waitress did a very good job balancing the 2 large groups next to us, while still paying lots of attention to our needs."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I am new to Steamboat, and have struggled to find some nice fine dining. I was over joyed with my first experience at bistro c.v. The food is fresh, both in flavor and presentation. The prices are very reasonable, and the portions fill you up. I love that the menu changes frequently, yet the staples are found on the menu as well. It has a fun atmosphere, without being overwhelmed by the neighboring table. I look forward to dining here more often."
    Dined on 1/19/2014