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
83 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)special occasion (30)vibrant bar scene (27)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (20)romantic (19)notable wine list (16)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (12)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
  • great food, great art, great time
    Laurie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We like to try a new place in Breckenridge each year, but this one will have us returning to it. We had truffle fries as an appetizer - we were starving after a long day on the slopes - and they hit the spot. Rather than our usual "let's each get something different and share with one another" we both had the strip steak with Brussels sprouts and potatoes. The sauce was a tiny bit too salty for me but delicious nonetheless. The meat was done to perfection. I had a Beseiged wine that was lovely though a tad expensive ($10 a glass or $35 a bottle, for a wine that you can buy for $15 a bottle at a local shop) and I had to have two glasses! The art in Modis comes from "Art on a Whim" - a local studio, and is just gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in Breck
    JonMVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Modis delivered fantastic, inventive food. From appetizer to dessert, everything was delicious. The truffles were amazing and our server was attentive without being disruptive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salad not so good-all else good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We went to Modis for a light dinner - soup and salad especially the "Kitchen Sink" salad The soup as usual was delicious but the kitchen sink salad was disappointing. The greens were not fresh and rather wilted and the additions that make it the kitchen sink were skimpy We will return to Modis though because the food is usually outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great scallop and pork belly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great scallop and pork belly dish! ramen not so good. best food in breck i think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modis has nice selections
    Sllk
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our first time to eat at Modis. We had the mussels appetizer, very delicious with the warm bread to soak up the broth. Then the Arugula, greens salad - split - and was ample for two people. It was also good without being overdressed. Split the hangar steak entree. It was cooked to medium rare as requested, the brussels sprouts and potato were good. The meal was very satisfying both quantity and quality. Sitting upstairs is quieter. If you want to be where the action is, sit downstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Fun
    Foodcritic14
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great food. Family of four loved every bite. Strongly recommend the Lamb T-Bone and Bison Short-Ribs.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Great concept, not well executed, crostini's on BLT salad were colorless and not toasted at a high enough temperature, the bacon lardons were clumsily cut. Smoked shrimp app was overcooked, rubbery shrimp, shisito peppers were pretty tasty. Scallop carbonara was good, scallops were perfectly cooked, though tazzo ham was cut up too thick and the sauce was heavy on the cream and stodgy. That was the best dish that we had. The ramen was ok but boring, dressed with too many fried things, the broth was kind of bland. The cocktails were delicious and the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    carolfbird
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We ate at Modis in 2012 and thought it was wonderful. Unfortunately our return visit was not the same experience. The food was uninspiring and the restaurant was quite noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Mediocre Service
    PRLandLambo
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Two of us had fantastic dinners, while my husband's was surprisingly average (he said his strip steak was absolutely bland with virtually no seasoning but the brussel sprouts were tasty). The appetizers were very good (quinoa rolls and a gordita). The sound level was rather loud but we didn't find ourselves yelling to be heard. Our server had a bizarre habit of talking to us while glancing at himself repeatedly in the mirror behind our table as if he couldn't get enough of himself, his act got old quickly; he was attentive to filling our water glasses though. We'd give Modis another chance but not before sampling other recommended restaurants in the downtown area. We'd try Modis again possibly after sampling other local Breck restaurants.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • title
    bZim
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I head up to Breck about every 3 months for a weekend out on the town. The food at Modis is delicious. The atmosphere is louder than if you went out for a nice meal in somewhere like Denver, but mild for a restaurant in Breck. Service was outstanding and the overall meal was a great way to end the day and get ready to hit up the night life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The smoked Manhattan lived up to its hype and the black bean falafel veg dinner was outstanding. We did not have much room left after devouring the artisanal meat/cheese plate appetizers. Delicious food. Great service. We will be back for certain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Last Night in Breck
    Damian
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a restaurant to celebrate the end of an amazing week in Breckenridge and Modis was exactly what we wanted. The restaurant had this cool, classy vibe that still made us feel completely comfortable. The chicken stuffed with spinach and cheese was amazing and the wine paring was perfect. Definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a special night out or to celebrate the end of an amazing trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breck Gem
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    First time and the food was outstanding and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food only eclipsed by the service
    JCStarnesVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Can't praise our waitress enough! She suggested great cocktails, the best starters, and a super tasty tuna main. Great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussel Madness
    Foody
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I love this restaurant! The thing that initially attracted me was the mussels, and I have them for an appetizer every time I go. The only drawback is that their somewhat limited menu is heavy on cheese- it's hard to find a dish that doesn't include cheese.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Modis for our vacation
    TexasSkier
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We went to Modis for our vacation last year and was looking forward to a return visit. The menu had not changed much but they are now adding Jalapenos to just about every dish which completely destroys the flavor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't get enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I have been here before on a separate trip and remembered how wonderful their drink menu was. I was impressed then and this remained that way after the fourth or fifth visit now. Instead of trying other establishments we continued to retrieve back there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Have visited Modis on several occassions and have not been disappointed. Great menu selection. Great wine list. Fabulous service. Making a reservation is recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spring Break Visit
    wreckfanVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Had an enjoyable time with family at Modis. Food choices were eclectic and family friendly at same time. Thankfully, the Manager stopped by the table to recommend the smoked infused manhattans - might be the finest cocktail ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome happy hour
    FoodguruVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Got there for happy hour. Great specials. Ended up staying for dinner Scallops were excellent. Great drinks too. The Vieux Carre was one of the best. Rivals New Orleans where it was invented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good time
    MejamVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience. My boys loved their food off of the kids menu. We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem in Breck
    MNFoodie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Perfect place for a couple to grab upscale quality food without the hassle of formal environment. We left the kids in the condo and had a nice adult dinner for two. Drink menu was fantastic-- make sure you order a "smoked" drink as they are not on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Favorite Breckenridge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    love the food, experience and atmosphere. One of our favorites. cheers great job and never disappoints. 3 years in a row.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Breck Find!
    Susan
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Must have a reservation. 4 pages of amazing mixology cocktails. A little pricey at $12 each. Servers were appologetic for the slowserviceas they were short staffed. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Cliental
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Excellent food, where they were able to adjust the menu to requests, which lead to an outstanding meal. We did get delivered the wrong drink, but this was corrected before we said anything. Great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Visiting Breckenridge from Chicago. I am a wine drinker and Modis was a treat. The owner is also the somm. She steered us around the reserve list. We chose a 2007 (great vintage) Cardinale's Peak from Terlato. Really enjoyed it. Food was great. The ambiance was fun. We ate early 5:45pm... it was the only time available on open table. And there were still some Apres -ski drinkers.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar with great Upstairs Dining
    MonikaVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Really enjoyed the upstairs dining area, more intimate than the downstairs area past the crowded bar; the cold smoked shrimp with roasted peppers were unbelievable as well as the Tomahawk pork chop and lets not forget the Rocky Mountain tart: high end ingredients, nice presentation and great wait staff. Husband and I were sharing the various dishes without any issues. A relatively cheap desert wine we ordered was not available and the bar hostess went out of her way to bring 3 alternatives. We ended up with a good size (excellent) Finger Lakes ice wine for the same price. Unbelievable service. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little noisy
    scott5864VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It is always good but it was pretty noisy to a point it was hard to talk next time i will try to eat upstairs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    bigeasyfoodie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Our group of 8 really enjoyed our dining experience. We made reservations & were seated promptly upon arrival. The cocktail menu was impressive as well as the wine list. The drinks, apps & entrees were amazing - everyone was impressed and that's tough to do with 8 foodies from New Orleans. Stand-outs were the mussels appetizer and lamb entree (we were all tasting each others food). The bill was very reasonable considering the amount of drinks & food for 8 people. My only complaints were: the table was a bit small for 8 of us, the temperature was too stuffy & warm inside, and the veggie entree while delicious the portion was smaller than expected...all very minor things. Overall, great experience & would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got what I expected
    SkierVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had read other reviews which described food as mediocre, and that is what I got. Bar scene great. Great wine list, an ebook type, but they don't let you peruse it. Instead the wine person directs you to a few select bottles.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Hardcore
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Have been coming here since it opened. Outstanding, consistently excellent food. Good service. Creative food, beautiful presentation. Love the beet carpaccio! Our annual ski trip to Breckenridge would not be complete without a visit to Modis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I had been here before for a drink at the bar, so we thought we'd try to book a dinner. We were unimpressed with the entire dining experience. The dinning area felt crowded and uncomfortable. The menu was not very appealing, so we stuck with different appetizers and salads. The service was uneven. The value is not there for the price. We will not come here to dine again.
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  • Nice Spot in the center of Breck
    timeisadotVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Delicious food and cocktails. I had the fettucine carbonara with scallops, and while it was DELICIOUS it was definitely super heavy, so tread carefully. I couldn't come close to finishing it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modis
    Jillster
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great vibe and atmosphere! Great service and impeccable food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.