Bighorn Bistro and Bar
Bighorn Bistro and Bar

Bighorn Bistro and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Bighorn+Steakhouse.axd
  • Phone: 9704964386x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Chris Brinkman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bighorn and Littlehorn rooms can both be used for large private parties depending on availability. Capacity for 150. Slightly larger parties are possible, call for details if interested.
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Maguire 9704963747x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Decatur Road
  • Public Transit: The Bighorn Steakhouse is located inside of the Keystone Lodge and Spa. The Lodge is accessible by both the Summit Stage bus line, and the Keystone bus line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Bighorn Steakhouse offers valet parking through the lodge, in addition to an on-site public lot.
A word from Bighorn Bistro and Bar
Bighorn Bistro & Bar offers fine dining without all the fuss. Seasonally inspired, locally purchased, from scratch appetizers and entrees are fresh made,never from the freezer. Soak in breathtaking views of the Keystone Lake & The Continental Divide as you enjoy masterfully prepared cuisine so good you will want to write home about it! Located in the Keystone Lodge & Spa adjacent to the Keystone Lake.

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Bighorn Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (11)special occasion (7)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (5)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • elegant dinner
    Leonski
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We went for just a quiet dinner but were impressed at every turn. A quiet Sunday night dinner where the staff seemed eager to show us what they could do.
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent meal, convenient location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were the only table in the restaurant until just before we left (and this was Father's Day) so it was a little odd. Service was very friendly and attentive, food came out quickly (again, no one else was there). The bass is incredible! The roasted poblano dish is excessively HOT! The view is fantastic. Creme brûlée is worth a try.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jim Brackenbury
    hungry
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    A very enjoyable evening, made particularly by the attentiveness of Jim Brackenbury, our waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    KrumnowandFamily2013
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We enjoyed the food, however the waiter we had was somewhat rude in his comments to questions we had about the menu. Otherwise, a nice place to eat!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last time I was in town I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Last time I was in town I did not have a reservation and the wait way too long. This time I madea reservation. Great food and Great service. I hadethe house cabernet and it was great!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good, just expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Food was very good, just expected bigger portions for the price. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was decent. Steaks were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Food was decent. Steaks were well prepared and service was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is not a review about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This is not a review about the restaurant, but rather a review about your poor mapping of the restaurant. -we tried finding this place using your mapping from the iphone app. Didn't work out as we ended up on the wrong side of the road.-we also tried google mapping it, and lo and behold, we were sent a mile away to a different place. Sadly this was the wrong place too.-also tried Apple mapping it and again were sent to different location.In the end we ended up at a Tex Mex restaurant where we had a mercy meal. No one was happy and a couple of locals we talked to said the resto was mapped incorrect on your app. For now the lesson learned is that unless you're in a large city, don't use the OpenTable app. Thanks for nothing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A tired imitation of a real
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    A tired imitation of a real steak house. It feels like a cafeteria.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two of the five plates that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Two of the five plates that we ordered at $35+/plate were undercooked or incorrect altogether.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were promptly seated at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We were promptly seated at our reservation time and greeted by our server. Meals were ordered, steaks, pasta and seafood. Had to send back one steak meal as it was order medium rare and cooked medium well. Seafood order of scallops was overly salty and the size of the scallops rather small. Agreement of all this was an average meal and restaurant and there were better opportunities to eat at Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was ok. Taking into
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Service was ok. Taking into consideration of the price, it was nothing spectacular. Our server did not mention the size of each portion, so when we ordered a 12oz steak, we were surprised how much it was including the side portions. Needless to say, we had no room for desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad eperience, will not return.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Ambiance was dated, poorly lit and unatractive, reminiscent of a mediocre motel dining room. The filet and beef and buffalo medallions were so salty they were inedible. We sent them back and the replacements were just as bad. They brought out the main course before we finished our appetizers and left them on the table. The empty appetizer dishes were picked up long after we finished.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have a home in keystone
    cristiVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We have a home in keystone and have never been. We will be back. It was REALLY outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was a great place to spend the evening for Valentine's Day dinner. Very relaxing atmosphere, our server was attentive but not hovering, and the food was great. Probably one of the best steaks I have ever had, prepared just as requested. Add to this the views of the mountains and lake, and I'm not sure how it could have been any better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waited 10 minutes for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Waited 10 minutes for the hostess to seat us. Evidently she had to clean tables before seating a party. Once seated, we saw our server twice, once to take the order then to give us our check. We had to wait 45 minutes between our salad and the steak. Food was OK, but not worth the money at all (no where near a Ruth Chris or Morton's). This restaurant has such potential, but bad service and OK food doesn't make it worth the money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We two had the game sampler.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We two had the game sampler. Meat and vegetables were excellent in flavor. Quantitiy was sufficient for recharging after a long day of skiing. Two items for improvement: the buffalo steak and venison chop were a bit tough and infufficiently warm. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is an amazing place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    This is an amazing place for a special dinner while vacationing in the mountains. The steaks were spot on. The wild game entree is one I will remember for a long time. I have eaten bison and venison before, but never had them prepared so perfectly. The wine list is vast, and there are great choices at a huge range of price points. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived, so every party got a table at the windows, letting us take full advantage of the beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    We had a wonderful evening here. Granted it is a steakhouse, but if the one vegetarian offering had not appealed, I would have had no other alternative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bighorn is always reliable
    asdfVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Bighorn is always reliable and enjoyable. One of our favorite spots in the Keystone area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and staff very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Great Service and staff very friendly, approachable and interested
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beware of additional Tax added
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Beware of additional Tax added to bill in form of a resort tax I was not told of. This in advance
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas Dinner in the Mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    The Christmas Day buffet was incredibly tasty, beautifully presented, and plentiful. Thouroughy enjoyed by my whole family, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in the Keystone area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We stayed at Keystone last summer and ate at the Big Horn. My husband had the filet and had talked about it ever since as the best steak he'd ever had. This time, we both had the filet and it lived up to his previous experience. We are in our 60s and have had a lot of steaks a lot of different places. This definitely was the best for flavor and tenderness. It cut like butter. Everything else was great, too. It was an unhurried and special meal, presented with elegant, friendly service. Our daughter and son-in-law raved about their meals, too. One had rib eye, the other prime rib.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with our family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My children and I loved the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    My children and I loved the food! It was the best NY strip I've ever had. Only thing I should've done was wait til the night before we leave. They want to go there for every meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Great food, the service was excellent and the view of the lake was beautiful, people skating and playing hockey. This was a great holiday getaway.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have traveled several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We have traveled several times from California to Colorado to attend Thanksgivings dinner at this location and have always been very happy with the service an the food options. It has become a tradition that I hope will continue for years to come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was especially good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Service was especially good, food was fresh and delicious, our table was beautiful...It was a great evening. Thanks, Bighorn and Keystone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was not our first time
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    This was not our first time to eat at Bighorn Steak House, but it was our worst! Three out of five steaks were not prepared as ordered. The sides were only fair. The dessert ( mud pie) was not good either.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I went to Bighorm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    My husband and I went to Bighorm Trakhouse for our first wedding anniversary. The setting is beautiful! The view of the lake and mountains is splendid; however, I cannot say the same for the food. When I spend $180 for two people to share a meal, I expect to rave about the food. I cannot do that after our visit to Bighorn Steakhouse. Our waitress was friendly and regularly checked on us. Our appetizers were okay. Not pipping hot, and it wasn't a busy night (Monday) in July. The crab fitters were a disappointment for sure. My steak wasn't evenly cooked (filet Oacar) and the crab wasn't flavorful. My husband had the ribeye, which was more like medium-well than the medium-rare he ordered. He also had the peppercorn sauaccompaniment.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    The food was absolutely delicious. The croissants and rolls were out of this world! This was a perfect meal! Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found the Big Horn Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    I found the Big Horn Steakhouse to be a very nice restaurant, though the prices were very expensive for what you received. May want to consider including a salad or a bowl of soup with entrees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate