Modis
Modis

Modis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.modisbreck.com/
  • Phone: 9704534330x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 2 daily Happy Hours 3-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m (first come first serve). and Dinner Service starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes to around 9:30 p.m. **Please note that we do not accept happy hour reservations, all reservations made are for dinner service.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Simon Gilna
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ski Hill Rd
  • Public Transit: "Free Ride" transit stop located 1/2 block south on Main Street at the Blue River Plaza.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking available on Main Street in front of Modis or in Icehouse parking lot behind Modis.
A word from Modis
Colorado contemporary cuisine with an urban feel in a vibrant eclectic atmosphere. At Modis we focus on the art of food, drink, and life. Over 40 wines by the glass plus a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft and pre-prohibition style cocktails. Come in and check out our seasonally changing menus, art, and music.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Modis reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)special occasion (28)vibrant bar scene (27)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (18)hot spot (18)notable wine list (16)scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great set up with balcony, bar or roof top dining. Eclectic food choices: some over the top amazing and unique, others just ok. Sweet potatoe chips were fabulous, service was great. Noodle bowl brings rating down as pork was very tough and poorly cooked- I took it out and loved the rest. Little loud, but still able to talk at table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasently surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Modis changed hands a while ago and I was hearing mixed reviews on the food. Our options were limited as it is shoulder season in Breckenridge. We flipped a coin and decided to give Modis a try. We were pleasantly surprised how wonderful the food was and the selection. They made a menu change that day and there was some confusion when we ordered, however the waiter made corrections very quickly and was responsive to our needs. Modis is back on my list of favorites in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dinner
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was unusually quiet at Modis the evening we went and were told that it was due to Octoberfest. However, we were seated at a nice table upstairs and enjoyed a quiet dinner with friends. Our server was friendly and helpful and did her best to make our experience pleasant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting Better
    watchtowersing
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've been here a few times, it's nice to know that they are getting better. The music is still really strange, but a lot better than it used to be (it used to be rap music backyard without the voice which just sounded horrid). The food has improved as has the general feel, it is much more welcoming than it used to be. The food itself was well presented and cooked very well. All three of use were happy with our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good - menu changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have eaten here the two times we visited Breckenridge. It's been great both times. The menu changes every season so I was disappointed that the ramen dish I enjoyed on our first trip wasn't available on our second. However, I did enjoy the squid ink ravioli on our second trip. The meat and cheese board was great both times. And the wine list is solid. Definitely a must-visit if you are in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Much Potential
    MeandMyBrideVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Modis has a beautiful bar, modern decor, two story windows giving an amazing view from the upper level. They have the most extensive mixed drink list we've ever seen. The service was adequate; server was probably a little too "baked". The menu even makes you want to try this place. Food presentation is nice. Where they do not deliver is flavor. We ordered 4 dishes, but all were taste bud boredom. There are many good meals to be had in Breckinridge, but this one was a wasted dining experience and a blown $100. If they ever deliver food quality to match the rest of the potential of this place there is no stopping them.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenomenal *****
    EASJSE
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We dined here the first night arriving in Breck for our honeymoon. Modis was recommended by several friends. I had a home in Breck until 2007 and am thrilled that fine dining has finally hit town. We loved our dinner and came back the next two days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended
    Mike
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Was recommended by a local. Great place to eat and have a couple of drinks. Great service! Wife's steak wasn't hot when it came out. Really, only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modis is tops!
    sjlt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Creative, diverse menu, interesting & delicious preparation of food and lovely presentation. Nice variety of background music with lively fun vibe. This is NOT your hamburger joint. Best up-scale restaurant in Breck! Highly recommend both the hoisin chicken and the saddle of lamb. Get a table on the second level if you'd like a view of the setting sun over the mountains and a little quieter location. It's very nice to see the owner actively overseeing everything to ensure top service to her clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food yet again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is our second time there and I think it was even better. We were seated upstairs and hadn't been up there. Really gorgeous views!! Would recommend sitting upstairs before the sun goes down to see the mountains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have dined here many times and it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really loud, but good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Menu was not as good as usual. Food was good, I had Asian chicken. It was really good, but lamb shoulder I had on a previous night was disappointing. Not really a stand alone cut of meat. Interesting wine list. Seemed noisier than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Texasgirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Second time we have taken out of town guests to Modis for dinner. The food is excellent. There were several gluten free choices for one one of our guests. The wine list is outstanding and they always have wine specials. The only drawback to a perfect experience is the noise level which is very high
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit not up to first
    1MHFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We dined a second time in a week following an impressive family dinner. Unfortunately, the second visit without the grandkids wasn't up to par. Timing and service were terrible. We felt rushed as our soup arrived with our cocktails. The cauliflower soup was tasty but only like warm, and the kale garnish was tough and unnecessary. My entree, the flank steak, arrived lukewarm as well as rarer than I would like. The server didn't ask after us until it was time for the tip to be determined. Apparently Friday might isn't the might to dine at Modis.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had high hopes for this pretty restaurant but our service was not so good. It was disappointing to say the least.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RyanR
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was phenomenal, and the handcrafted cocktails were great as well. The service and demeanor of management left a lot to be desired. The server, who neglected to tell us her name greeted us by saying "if you don't see me, I'm not ignoring you, I have other tables with more needs." It was so nice to know our experience was important to her, and of course while we were celebrating my birthday. Rude throughout the meal. Front of house management was also extremely rude. Food was well worth the price from appetizers to main dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breck Dinner
    Dinners
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great dinner, great bar, great staff. love this place! Will go back every time I am in Breck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place in Breck
    CTFLSnobird
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Modis. Good diverse menu, nice wine list, great service. Staff is very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We certainly did not go to every restaurant in Breckenridge during our 7+ day stay. Of the ones we went to, this was the BEST. We had Popcorn Cauliflower - unusual and very tasty; Mediterranean salad - tasty & fresh; Colorado Lamb - succulent and flavorful; Bass - well prepared and delicious. Nate, our server, was busy but attentive and helpful. We will return when next in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st trip to Breck
    TraciP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice location on Main Street, try to get a table upstairs, very nice views. The pork belly appetizer was terrific, both entrees (fish of the moment and the ribs) were excellent. Would be nice up see a larger beer selection given the number of microbreweries in Colorado, but overall, nice date night and a really good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    DeltaDawn
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I have been to Modis several times while vacationing in Breckenridge, and it quickly became my favorite restaurant in town. I took a group of colleagues from Washington that were in Summit County for a meeting - everyone got something different, and everyone loved their food. Service is always very knowledgeable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a fan
    LLen
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Sorry, Modis. I had high hopes. The food was just mediocre. However, my jalapeno lemon drop was worth going back for happy hour.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Yet Again!
    CPReviewsVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Wonderful food, great service and, per usual, an outstanding dinning experience! Hands down our favorite place in Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Randy was personable, responsive, and a wonderful server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies enjoy, i'll pass
    dpete
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Limited menu, very unusual flavor combinations. Great service, great location on Main. Large specialty drink menu, very strong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JudyledererVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    outstanding and enjoyable as usual. Did not disappoint and our guests were very happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Experience
    krknopp
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Modis. It was so nice to get food that was worth the money we paid for it, not only because it was good quality food, but also because it took some creativity on the chef's part. Dessert was also wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food , but Slow Night.
    river3
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was great. The waitress was good, but the food and drinks came out way to slow.. they need more Service staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time visit to Modis
    shortyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I seldom comment on restaurants, good or bad, but I was so impressed with Modis, I had to write a review. My wife and I are enthusiastic "foodies" and "winies", and enjoy trying out many different restaurants. For us, Modis was a real find. We had dinner on a Tuesday evening, so it was reasonably quiet. We ate on the upper level, and it was 3/4 full. Noise level was quite reasonable. The food is remarkable, with creative mix of flavor and texture. Imagine a Sriacha caesar salad (spicy), or hanger steak with mini tamales! The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced, with MANY wines available by the glass. Service was equally good, albeit on a Tuesday evening. For us Modis is a keeper, and we look forward to dining there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not necessary to put hot sauce in!
    riverambiance
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We were astonished to find out that the Caesar Salad had hot pepper sauce laced throughout the salad dressing! Our waiter kindly took it back to the kitchen and exchanged it for a house salad... nice historic building restored!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise find in the mountains
    Butterfly14
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    While vacationing in Breckenridge, my husband and I dined at several restaurants. Finding Modis was like finding a hidden gem. The food was good but the atmosphere, staff and drink menu made this place a must return destination. We returned 4 times in our one week vacation! ! Can't wait to get back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Gastronomiss
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very good food, great flavor, good service. The deserts are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation
    HoustonVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The restaurant is in a good location. Food is ok but is over priced. Restaurant associates were too interested in chatting among themselves instead of waiting on customers timely. It seems to be a spot for locals and others are treated with less attention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 481 reviews are from the Modis reviews archive.
  • Not impressed on this visit
    DarleneVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We ordered two cocktails asking for descriptions of how they tasted and they we're horrible. I couldn't even drink it . The waitress should have offered to make something else or taking it off the bill. Blue River Bistro is much much better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We're never disappointed with Modis
    catshadowVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Even though it is mud season in Breckenridge, Modis was "hopping" on Saturday night...it was very busy! We were glad we had made a reservation! The service was excellent and the food tasted great! We had a table by the window upstairs, so had a great view of the snow-capped mountains. We dine at Modis whenever we get up to Breckenridge, and the dining experience is always a positive one!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dog in the bar
    scott5864VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food & service where god as always but there was a dog in the bar at first then it was brought in to the seating area.This is wrong i like dogs but not in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot on Main
    beamsmithVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great old wooden bar. Interior is fantastic. Request a seat upstairs for more dining ambiance. Stay at the old wooden bar for a more casual setting. Menu is short but tasty. Cheese plate is my personal fav.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly impressed
    erghammerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    First time in Breckenridge, found this place just searching around on OpenTable. Oh man, what a great surprise. Everything was delicious--the weird miso vegetable soup (I cannot do it justice with words), the bread (simple things done right), the lamb, my scallops, the cookie sundae with caramel gelato, all of it delicious. The owner and her family were sitting next to us; she asked us how we were doing before we left and we ended up having a nice conversation. Final kudos for the cool art hanging on the walls. This is a cool looking place that has innovative and hearty food. I hope to come back and will be pleased to refer this place to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MEHdis
    spacemanVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This place is so average, it hurts. The menu comes from both coasts, circa 2002. Nothing innovative. Way too rich. Seems like they watched Top Chef and tried to recreate the winning dishes, poorly. Only standout: The Ramen. If you find yourself stuck at Modis, the ramen is your only salvation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your run of the mill restaurant
    Halfpint
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We usually go to Modis every time we're in Breckenridge. They have unusual food combinations which we find quite creative. Service has alwasy been very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic