Delicious and Artful
Their vietnamese gator roles were amazing. You can tell the chef is in love with what he does. Constantly inventive, changing menu with a well-informed staff who ensure you have a perfect experience. A place I trust.
12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was very enjoyable
The atmosphere was very enjoyable and the tables were far enough apart to allow privacy and a stress free environment.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
THE BEST CALAMARI IN COLORADO!
I went one time back in 2007 and my next time I went was 2013. The whole time in between there all I could think about is their AWESOME Calamari! When we sat down I noticed it wasn't on the menu as the menu changes monthly but I did request it and when they brought it out and I devoured it, it tasted the same as when I remembered. I had the Venison and my friend had the Purple Gnocchi and both were great! This is a pricey place but well worth it!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was a little disappointed
I was a little disappointed in our visit this past Saturday. The appetizer and salad and soup were very good as was the dessert. But my dinner was a little undercooked (the shrimp was blue at one end and only pink at the tail and close to the center). We missed the bean hummus you've always had. And the service was good, but there were so many big tables that evening that we got a little lost in the shuffle and had to wait for water and other requests. We'll be back for sure but I just thought I would let you know that you didn't quite measure up to previous visits and we hope it's not a trend. We were wondering if management or the chef or ownership had changed?
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just an all around excellent
Just an all around excellent place. Wonderful food and just great place to be. We enjoyed ourselves so much at the place, we stayed over an hour just talking after eating dessert. Very comfortable environment.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique and exquisite! Loved
Unique and exquisite! Loved everything about it! A "must"!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
True fine dining in Colorado Spring
This is some of the best food we've had since moving to this area 4 years ago. Definitely worth the drive from Pueblo. Tucked away a bit, when you drive up you are not sure what to expect. When you walk in its like a "real" restaurant, in the big city! Great selections, I had Purple Peruvian Potato gnocchi and my husband had venison osso bucco.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Place to go!
This restaurant is outstanding! I love their food! However service is very slow and they are always packed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Blue Star for our anniversary. It was amazing! The service was top notch. The moment we sat down and told them we were celebrating they brought us complimentary champagne. Everyone was so attentive and made the experience so enjoyable. The food was so good too! We had the tenderloin and venison and wow it was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant over a couple of other higher end places in town. It was worth it!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was not the first time
This was not the first time I have been to the Blue Star and will not be the last! As always we received wonderful service, even on a busy Mother's day night. Our server paid enough attention to us to be kept satified but we were not overly bothered by her. We sat on the secluded side of the restaurant, which I have sat once before, and it was great. It is a little dark, but it goes with the atmosphere well. I perfer to sit on the busier bar side, but over had a great experience here!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great culinary experience!
As always, the menu was filled with many great options. My wife had the an aged sirloin that topped creamed corn and a red potato salad. The sirloin, cooked as requested, was quite flavorful. Combined with the corn and potato salad made for a great meal. I opted for a tenderloin, topped with sundried tomatoes, over asparagus with a goat cheese sauce. This was very delicious. The overall dining experience at the Blue Star was excellent. The current menu is full of great choices. I think if we could, we would eat there weekly.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I flew in from to Chicago to surprise my daughter for her 21st birthday and decided the Blue Star would be a great place to go. The food and service were extraordinary. There was 4 of us in our party and we all had a great time. I would highly recommend the Blue Star for any kind of celebration or just a nice dinner out.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waitress was as nice as she could be, even to the point of asking if we were celebrating something special and then bringing us a free dessert when she found out that we were. However, the food was overpriced: too little for the cost.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having been patrons of the Blue Star many times in the past, we were not disappointed. The restaurant, which is separated and different from the “bistro bar area”, was pleasant and suitable for our celebration. My wife had a fabulous Butter bib lettuce salad She raved about the salad and especially the bits of mint coconut meringue. My starter was potato crusted oysters,which I highly recommend. For entrees my wife had pan roasted halibut, was perfectly prepared. My selection was a seared yellowfin tuna, perfectly seared and plated. For dessert we shared a “Corleone,” different but still enjoyable. Our server added to the pleasure of the evening by being pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine selections.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were celebrating our 10yr anniversary and our hotel waitress recommended Blue Star. The food, service and ambience were exactly what we wanted. It was our first night and first time on Colorado and we absolutely enjoyed the warm staff and great cuisine!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I went for an early supper (5:30 on a Friday). Our table was in the back room; which was nice and quiet; part of the kitchen takes up part of one wall. The staff was great. We both had the tenderloin with puff pastry and green beans. All was perfectly cooked and seasoned and the sauce for the meat was all I needed. Desert was the sampler; 5-6 different treats all wonderful. Especially good was the creme brule (a favorite of mine): sugar not over heated (as is common now), the creme was excellent (among the best I've had and I've had a lot). It's easily one of the two best restaurants we've tried in the Springs (in our 2 1/2 years here). Parking is a bit challenging.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was gourmet vegetarian with several delicious sounding veggie choices. Vegetarian is hard to find in this town, so we really appreciate that Blue Star has chosen to offer an outstanding vegetarian menu. If you eat some fish or chicken you have many choices. This is a 4-star healthy menu. Would like to know if the Star its produce buys locally or organic. These two factors would make it even more appealing. This is an unfilled niche in COS. Service was impersonal and hurried, a real disappointment given the prices, and the one thing I would warn people about.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been dining at the Blue Star 2-3 times/year since they opened. This was their best meal ever - the Risotto was the best we've ever had anywhere, including Italy. Service was impeccable, but to be expected when the owner is your Server!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a find.
We were in for one night, recommended by hotel, which I rarely trust. An unbelievable find. Not sure I'd travel 1000 miles to go back, but if I'm ever in Colorado Springs again it's where I will go. Great selection of unique items with great presentation, multiple servers, each one dedicated to your meal. Owner sat with us and chatted.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Unique Dishes
Our dinner out to Blue Star was wonderful. The chef prepared some unique and delicious dishes. We enjoyed the quiet ambiance until a group of over 75 arrived. It would have been good to know that beforehand. Fortunately we had just finished our main course.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there with friends celebrating our wedding. Great food. Great service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely going back!
Interesting & delicious entrees,great wine/beer/cocktail selection,attentive service. In fact, our desserts were 'on the house' because the server felt we waited too long for them (we didn't think it seemed too long). Wonderful experience!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Star Offers 5-Star Dining
We were late for our Saturday night reservation, but were warmly greeted upon arrival. After a few moments, the hostess escorted us to our table. We were surprised and delighted to be the lone diners in the wine cellar, their private dining room. It was a real treat. I can't say enough about our server, Tony. He contributed greatly to our dining experience.
The menu is sophisticated & the execution spot on. We started with potato crusted oysters Rockefeller, Thai-style lamb medallion, and a lamb tartare. Entrees were the rack of wild boar, and a diver scallop special over pasta. Leave room for their pastry chef's delicious desserts. Excellent cocktail menu & wine list.
One of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent fish appetizers and main courses! Wine deal on Sundays!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Time and Again: Fantastic!
The food and service went beyond expectations. The portions were just right and the quality of the apps and entree were superior. The staff was professional and friendly. Everything was perfect! Thank you Blue Star for a great evening!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tuna and swordfish, delicious bread and butter. Overall great time!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Wine
They change their menu every month to offer the finest and freshest foods from around the country. My wife and I were offered complimentary champagne for our 3rd anniversary, which was excellent. We both ordered the Ahi Tuna plate, which was bursting with incredible flavors. We each got a glass of the Pinot Gris from New Zealand, and that was fabulous as well. Overall, it was one of the best date spots and experiences we have ever had.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue star change
Blue Star has changed their menu format - unexpected but good. Had a wonderful evening with fantastic food
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary for two
We enjoyed a dry but lovely Viognier from Italy. The heirloom tomato appetizer was also quite nice especially when combined with their house focaccia. We decided to try the highly recommended "fried chicken" which came with sautéed zucchini, sprouts and a soft egg. For a second entree, we ordered the pork chop with puréed black eyed peas. The pork was a little tough but enjoyed the peaches on top. The puréed black-eyed peas were not a favorite. And we didn't understand all the hype about the fried chicken dish. Maybe it was the soft egg yolk all over everything or the odd inclusion of sprouts, but the dish didn't jive for us. On the positive side, the Blue Star offered a complimentary dessert in celebration of our anniversary.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat in the bar after reviewing both the dinning room menu and bar. The bar menu offered more choices for small sharing plates . We ordered the fried calamari with a Thai sauce, lettuce wraps, picked beets, and a cheese plate and all were excellent.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Evening Out
We were guests at The Broadmoor but all the restaurants were full one evening during our stay. Read some great reviews on The Blue Star and decided to give it a try. Great food, good wine and cocktail list, fun hip vibe, and fabulous service. Locally sourced menu was exceptional!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Service
We did not expect to find such a fine dinning experience in Colorado Springs, CO. The service staff was spot on and our waiter was exceptional.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and overall we had a great experience. The overall service was very good but our waitress was not very attentive. If we didn't have other staff members stopping by our table we would have only been checked on once every 45 minutes. I will definitely not let this blur my opinion of this place and we will definitely go back.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time there and the food was great. We each selected a different entrée and dessert and none of us were disappointed. Would definitely dine there again.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, great service,
Delicious food, great service, a true fine dining experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Star continues to impress
Blue Star is one of those spots that continues to impress. Maybe a bit quirky but the food and drinks are always excellent. Always a good time.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere in the restaurant was great and romantic. The good was absolutely Devine.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is seasonal and revolves around local availabilities. The Antelope was cooked to perfection and the portions were filling. Overall the Blue Star is delicious and I will be going back to see the next selection. The wait staff was amazing and did an exellent job of providing me with recommendations. If you are into Wine this is your restaurant; they have a phenomenal selection and have excellent recommendations to go with. You will not be disappointed.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Escape from the Broadmoor
We were staying at the Broadmoor and not wanting to deal with their Disneyland version of fine dining.
Glad we made the short trip to Blue Star. Cool spot, funky setting and interesting menu, and the food was very good.
We would definitely return on our next trip to The Springs.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
Went there for dinner and the food and service were both excellent. The chef came by our table and introduced himself and was very helpful in answering our questions. I would definitely recommend the Blue Star for a fine dining experience.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good fine
Restaurant had excellent food, a little on the foodie side but very tasty.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best In The Springs
We go to Blue Star every time we visit my daughter who lives in the Springs. It has always been terrific. But I have to say it has gotten even better with the new menu! This would be a place I would seek out in any city. The out of the way location, looking like a roadside bar, adds to the charm when you walk in and see the upscale bar space and the quiet and charming dining space set off through a pair of doors. It transforms the whole experience. The wine list is very impressive, the service is friendly and outstanding without being overbearing, and the food is absolutely terrific! Everything we tried is something any one of us would order again. Going back again every time I visit!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved our experience at the Blue Star - great food, great wine, great ambiance. Will be back!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yes, make your reservation!
Food was great, service was attentive and friendly, they went out of their way to make our special family event special. This is one place where you cannot judge the book by its cover. Common outside, uncommonly good inside! Go, you will be glad you did!!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
A very enjoyable meal with special, well-prepared dishes. A great dinner for a special occasion!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a diamond in
This place is a diamond in the rough. The outside looks like a warehouse, but the inside has a fun upscale atmosphere. The food was amazing, and the service was great too. They have a great menu which changes seasonally, and a large wine list. I would definitely go back to this restaurant. Sundays they do half off bottles of wine.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was amazing!!!!
Our waiter was soooo accommodating! The food was scrumptious except for the dessert...that was the only disappointment. Other than that it truly was an awesome find!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed eating here. I overheard two other hotel guests talking about their experience, and thought that we would try Blue Star.
The beet salad and antelope were well prepared and delicious. Our server was attentive and professional. The dining room is quiet, although the walk through the bar was quite noisy. My only negative comment is that the offerings are limited. That said, our choices were superior.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner with some friends and it was the best duck they had ever eaten. The halibut was a little dry but everything else was outstanding with a friendly and intimate atmosphere, our older children were welcomed and had a nice kids menu. Thank you Blue Star! We will be back for sure.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked our table the day before, and only put in the "notes" section that it was our 7th anniversary. We were greeted by a friendly staff who knew it was our anniversary, and seated us promptly at a great table. Our server was to our table in less than a minute, congratulating us on the occasion (Though we did not mention it. The same came from another server!), and offered us a small botlle of sparkling wine, a glass of wine, or dessert, on the house! The menu was not huge, but the selections covered everything your heart desires. The food was absolutely AMAZING! All their pork products are done in-house, and their ham was so fantastic that I am left wanting anywhere else. We never waited, not once, for our server. We WILL be returning!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM