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The Bistro at Marshdale
The Bistro at Marshdale

The Bistro at Marshdale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebistroatmarshdale.com
  • Email: sarah@thebistroatmarshdale.com
  • Phone: (303) 674-7670
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Bailey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Our smaller more private sun room accommodates up to 15 and is ideal for book clubs, meetings and presentations. Our larger sun room holds up to 30 and has the perfect backdrop for summer dinners overlooking Mount Evans and the Marshdale Valley. Our dining room can cater up to 60 with the sounds of a crackling fireplace in the background.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Amadio (303) 674-7670
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday night live musicians. Pianists, guitar and violin duet. Check out our website under upcoming events for calendar of musicians.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 73 and Spruce Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Bistro at Marshdale
The historic Marshdale Lodge which was built in the 1920's is now home to The Bistro, where traditional European cuisine meets the quaint locale of Evergreen. The Bistro at Marshdale offers an unparalleled dining experience. Dine in either of our sun rooms facing the Continental Divide, or nestle up to the warmth of our natural wood burning fireplace. Quench your thirst at our full bar offering German beers on tap. Experience the rustic charm and elegance of mountain dining at its finest. Our traditional Northern Italian cuisine is prepared daily using the freshest organic ingredients and free range poultry when available. We do not use artificials or preservatives. We hope your enjoy your journey and we Serve you Memories of a Lifetime.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "One of our favorites up here in the foothills...worth the drive for those of you in the City. We are lucky to have such a great restaurant so close by. The attention to detail and the friendly staff make for the most enjoyable dinners and Brunches!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Bistro of Marshdale is owned by a wonderful couple who take pride in their restaurant and it shows in all aspects. We have enjoyed many wonderful meals at the Bistro as well as holding our wedding reception at the Bistro 4 years ago. The food is amazing, the menu has a good variety and they will cater to all dietary needs, They have a wonderful wine list, fabulous dessert and a tasteful musicians who add to the fabulous atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I am so lucky to live so close to this restaurant. It truly is my favorite anywhere. The staff is friendly and personable, the prices are great and the food is always beyond par. We NEVER leave unsatisfied. I could do just as well paying big $$$ somewhere else.... but why would I want to do that when we have this beautiful, historical, and authentic dining opportunity here? I'd take ANY company here, be it the Queen or my itty bitty nephews. My husband and I always choose The Bistro for our holiday and romantic getaway dinners. Always."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "My husband and I visited this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We travel and eat out a lot, so have very high expectations. Everything was fabulous, from beginning to end. Super friendly, great customer service, wonderful server, perfectly-made martinis, and the food--every single thing we tried--was amazing! Really and truly delicious and special. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We used to brunch every Sunday but since we moved to the Rockies we have gotten out of the habit, in part because we didn't have a restaurant that was worth going to. Now we do."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time. I had the mussels and mahi mahi, which were both fantastic. My husband had the brussel sprouts salad, which was amazing. He had the duck, but didn't like it too much. I think that was more because he didn't like duck as much as he thought, however. He had the tiramasu and I had the cheesecake for dessert. Both were lovely. The Bistro accommodated my request to sit by the fireplace because it was our anniversary. They also had rose petals on the table and gave us a little gift at the end. Very lovely experience. We'll definitely be going back. Happy to find another lovely, romantic, special occasion place in our hometown Evergreen!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We took friends from Texas to The Bistro at Marshdale this weekend. Your amazing restaurant is THE place we take our out-of-state friends and guests to impress them and show them a great Colorado restaurant. We drove there from Highway 285 and Turkey Creek road, and saw elk and deer and buffalo. We drove back through the quaint historic town of Evergreen. Your fireplace was roaring and cozy. We started with the Buffalo meatballs--always delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a great dining experience! We came for the prime rib special and were not disappointed. The meat was excellent and cooked just as we ordered. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. Great ambiance. We will return!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We arrived on time and were seated promptly. Service was friendly and unpretentious, Food was delicious and priced fairly for the quality and atmosphere. The place was busy, but we still got proper attention and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food, Service and experience were excellent. Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Do not like being seated on the porch. It's cold. It's cramped space even with just 4 tables. Missed the piano player in the main room. I won't eat there again if I have to be seated on the porch."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I went here with my beau to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. The food was lovely- my favorite part being the espresso creme brulee. My man really liked his kangaroo slider appetizer. The mains were good, but nothing special. The staff asked when I booked, when they called to confirm, and at the restaurant if it was a special occasion and I told them all three times that it was. I guess after all that I was hoping for something special or interesting to happen, but it never did."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We've lived in the area for many years and had never visited before. This years 5280 Restaurant promotion was our reason to finally visit. We weren't disappointed the food was excellent! My one question, why do so many restaurants not offer a choice of vegetable instead of assuming everybody will accept cruciferous vegetables? In this case, Broccoli. The cruciferous vegetable aside, we'll be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The Bistro is our favorite place for a romantic dinner and a wonderful place to take out of town guests. The staff is friendly and welcoming in addition to being efficient. The food is excellent and the wine choice are great. We had Walleye and Beef Bourgoigne for our special 5280 dinner and enjoyed everything. The suggested Tuscan red was also just right for both dinners."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "our waitress was very polite and attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and personal. Good experience and we will absolutely return."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service for those special occasions."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We just had a nice dining experience at The Bistro. Everything was "nice" and beyond standards for many higher-priced restaurant options. Nothing was exceptional, but everything was acceptable and we enjoyed the evening. The staff was very friendly, though one waiter was unusually loud. The food was tasty. We didn't feel rushed. If in the area, we would go back again, or recommend it to anyone else going to Evergreen."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I am just a farm kid from Nebraska and not a fancy dinner but I do place more emphasis on the service than the food. I this case the food was excellent but I have a comment on the servicing. Tableside Service Standards: Ladies before gentleman. >>Food is served to the guest's left side and the beverage is served from the right side. Clearing dishes is from the guest's right side. >>Never reach across a customer's place to place food for another person at the table. When I placed the reservations and when I confirmed the reservation I mentioned that the two ladies at the table were celebrating birthdays. I was not expecting a ticker tape parade but acknowledgement would have mad the ladies giggle a little."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've known about the Bistro for years since I live nearby. Took a friend who raved about his experience. The food was perfect. Vegetables the way they ought to be cooked not as an after thought. Great service from Babbs, everything else was super. Why not 5 stars? The front steps are a bit tough and the parking lot is dirt so wearing your high heels is not advised even if you want to dress a bit for the place (not required, but have a little class and lose the jeans and tee)."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "All four diners loved all three courses. So 12 plates come out of the kitchen, and not a clunker among them. Service was outstanding, wine selections were great, and you are getting good value."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The server asked us if it was a "special occasion", I said Yes, it's my birthday! That was the end of it- nothing "special". The food was so-so. Good, but not great. The server talked us into a bottle of wine, instead of 2 glasses. We failed to ask & she failed to mention that it would almost double the cost of our dinner. It was already a splurge, that put us way over budget! And the wine wasn't even that good. The speaker was behind my husband, the music was so loud he couldn't hear me or the server speaking. Not so great for conversation! All in all it was such a disappointing experience we will not go back, will not recommend The Bistro and will probably not participate in 5280 restaurant week next year. We've gone for the past 4 years"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Dined during Denver Restaurant Week; excellent menu. Really enjoyed the food and ambience. Waitress was very pleasant and overall experience very nice."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We went to The Bistro during restaurant week. Despite being busy, the dining room was spacious and our server was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was great...get the sea salt caramel ice cream!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Certainly worth the drive up from Denver for Sunday brunch. Cordial staff, good service and wonderful brunch fare in a charming setting. Will go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great find.......wonderful getaway in Evergreen!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We skipped the craziness of Valentines night but went the next evening. Though still busy, the service was wonderful - very personable, attentive and made great suggestions. The food was delicious - cooked just right. This building is more rustic mountain cabin and the ambiance is enhanced when the sun goes down - nice fireplace and great music."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We dined at the Bistro on Valentine's Day 2014. The locale is very nice parking is a little difficult. However most small mountain towns tend to be a little difficult to park at. On Valentine's Day the menu is fixed with a price of $60.00 per person. The selections were filet mignon, quail or pasta for the main course. The quail I would not recommend as it is one very small sampling and stuffed with a sausage stuffing of some sort. We had looked over the menu prior to discovering it was a fixed menu and had our hearts set on other options. The service was good and the ambience was great. My overall opion would have been better had the menu been open."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "as usual, very good food and service. one of our favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing food, romantic, and amazing staff. We went for Valentine's Day dinner and the meal was one of the best we've had in a long time. The filet was so tender you could cut it with a fork and the pan seared scallops were truly the best I've ever had! I have a gluten allergy and they had lots of options and the waitress was incredibly knowledgeable and knew exactly what to be careful of and took exceptional care of me. They even had gluten free bread that was really good. They had a piano player and a beautiful fireplace, so romantic. We will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "On one hand, the fixed menu for V day was a bit overpriced. $60 a person without drinks. Outside of that, we loved the rustic feel of this historic building. Our server was very nice and energetic. The food looked and tasted great. We will definitely return for regular visits to sample the regular menu. Elegance in the pines."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Bistro at Marshdale was wonderful. The staff is very attentive and the food is to die for. Had the 3 course meal at the bargain price of $29.95 each. The food was as good as any 5 star restaurant I have ever been to. Atmosphere was nice, rustic and comfortable. We will be going back and taking friends and family."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were seated by the fireplace, a party of 6. Everyone enjoyed their food, especially the Duck Confit. Our gluten-free member was easily accommodated on their menu. Excellent service, a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We've eaten at the Bistro many times in the last few years and the food always pleases, the wait staff is always attentive, the piano player is good, and the wine list is modest nu respectable."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went for Australia Day and totally enjoyed the evening and the "specials" reflecting Australia. It was a fun and delicious evening."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was by far the best meal I have ever had! The staff was awesome and the experience is one I will most definitely be doing again!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Preparation: go hungry, expect unusual (and unusually good) food, check out the specials. There are four of us who visit the Bistro together and order different entrees to experience as many foods as possible. Relax and enjoy the great service."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "These guys still push the envelope! You have to keep it up with a restaurant, and they do - their menu changes, they mix things up, have a great Sunday brunch, they celebrate their staff by closing the restaurant once a year and host a party for them, they theme their meals (crab night, prime rib, Aussie food), they know their regular clientele (us!) and it's like coming into their home! Wonderful ambience - live music - energetic, and the owners are to be so commended that they keep it going and deliver excellence. The best mountain restaurant near Denver by far - worth the trip!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We love Sunday Brunch at the Bistro! The seafood omellettes and Mimosas are" to die for"!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here six or seven times for special events. Each time has been a pleasure. Different menu items and changing featured foods make this a unique visit each time."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Michael and I have been to The Bistro often. We adore Sarah and Brian. Last Sunday was my Mummsy's bday. The server was very nice and attentive though she never brought out the second order of raisin bread or butter (which my Mummsy loved). All the food tasted very fresh and very good and came out hot. The Salmon Benedict was heavenly as was the steak special. For Mummy's bday martini she selected a very beautifully prepared coffee martini which was very "strong on the coffee" she said. The Sunday Bloody Mary's were very tasty and a huge hit for $6 each. The ambiance was nice and quiet. We sat near the fireplace and it was very cozy."
    Dined on 1/12/2014