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The Blue Star
The Blue Star
  • Address:
    1645 S Tejon
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Neighborhood:
    Colorado Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Global, International
    Price: $30 and under

The Blue Star Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluestar.net
  • Phone: (719) 632-1086
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Will Merwin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We personalize to your needs. We do whatever the client wants as long as we can get our hands on it or our brains around it.
  • Private Party Facilities: The working wine cellar, the most unique room in the restaurant, seats 22 people and is completely private. We can also section out our dining room for semi-private parties or it can be completely bought out for a private party.
  • Private Party Contact: Nikki Lee (719) 632-1086 x1
  • Entertainment: There is no live entertainment, only the staff and owner.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer specialty dinners. Please call 719-632-1086 to sign up for these special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cheyenne Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available all around the building and across the street @ the MAT or after 6pm in the U-Haul parking lot.
A word from The Blue Star
The Blue Star is a sleek, sophisticated restaurant offering an escape from the norm. The Blue Star offers two different dining rooms for two different dining experiences. Each room has its own menu. Menus change frequently based on fresh local product availability and guest feedback. The lounge offers a more social scene and first come/first served seating. There is hip music playing overhead, the bar is inside the room, and there are tall round tables for cocktailing. The dining room is much quieter and is surrounded by sophisticated decor, wood floors, white table cloths and an open kitchen. We are known for our extensive wine list, and offer 1/2 off bottles of wine on Sunday nights. The private Wine Cellar is not available for online booking, but give us a shout for details. No outside food or beverage but we'd be happy to create your custom cakes.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants and this time we were even more impressed. We were seated in the wine cellar, lovely and romantic. The service was the best we have ever experienced here. Food was wonderfully prepared and presented. The wine recommendation was perfect. We highly recommend the Blue Star for a special event dinner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took our two children (17 and 13) here for a good grades dinner. After we were seated we were greeted by our server who was friendly and efficient throughout the meal. She was the only server that night (or so it appeared) and she never let service slide. We ordered a bottle of wine off the extensive wine list suggested by the sommelier which was lovely and complemented our meals. Everyone had something different from hors d'oeuvre, to main course, to dessert. We have been here for several special meals since we moved to Colorado Springs 10 years ago and have NEVER been disappointed. It is definitely our GO TO restaurant when we want to celebrate a special occasion. We can always depend on The Blue Star for exceptional food and service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Amazing Ribeye.. GReat flavor. Tomoatos on Caprese salad not ripe, but with that small exception great food Very good service....LOVE places that serve largest bottle of Pelegrino..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The meal was great, but it was the outstanding service that made the evening perfect. My daughter's 17th birthday was a big success and a memory we will all treasure."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My server night before last was the man. He was knowledgeable, friendly, honest and didn't come hound us every five sec. He was honest enough to tell it's the Basil/Pepper Corn Ice Cream was not good(we tried it and agreed). Only negative(other than the ice cream) was the portions did not match the price. $30 for my ladies halibut, $25 for my pork and I still felt the need to go grab a bite. Could have gone to Outback and paid less and got more. The food did taste great, but it's such a small portion. Great service, atmosphere, drinks all around nice place to be. Other than the ice cream and the one table giving my gf and I the stink eye(possibly because we are interracial/or the fact that she is hot and me not so much) I say 3of 5*"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have been here many times. There is a bar menu and a restaurant menu; both of them are great! This time we were celebrating a birthday and had dinner in the dining room. The service was excellent, and the farm-to-table gourmet food was wonderful! (In our group, we tried out the halibut, the wild boar, and the quail.) We also got the charcuterie plate. Highly recommended! It's an unassuming building with a jewel inside..."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The waitstaff was fantastic. They stopped by the table when needed but didn't constantly bother us. The food was all really good. Both fish and lamb were perfectly cooked. Mussels which can easily be under or over cooked were perfect and tasted great. Dessert was awesome."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I search the Internet for the best romantic restaurants in Colorado Springs and This was listed as number 3. My wife and I really enjoyed every aspect of this restaurant. The food was delicious to say the least, and the service was second to none. This by far the best dining experience we have had so far in Colorado. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone wanting to enjoy a great meal with someone they love. I almost forgot to mention that they listen to requests, they gave my wife a single red rose just as I had asked and also were kind to pay for our desserts."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This place simply doesn't disappoint...menu is variable and uniformly excellent, service warm, personal, attentive, sharp...and the cost is reasonable. Very happy with every experience there!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food here was excellent, no question. However, the overall experience was not. Although less than half of the tables were full (weeknight) and we had made a reservation, it took 3 people and 5 minutes to have our table ready, the wait service was very slow (not just relaxed), and the room was uncomfortably cold. Each of the wait staff's recommendations was the most expensive item in each category, and the individually priced side salads were too expensive when paying $25 for a standalone entree."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We lived in Colorado Springs for 5 years, and this was our favorite local "spot"! Still fabulous...great staff, wonderful food, great wine list!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The service, food and ambiance are perfect. The wine list is superb. Half price wine on Sunday is always a way to try newly discovered wines."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great food. Innovative cooking and fantastic taste. Great service too. Loved 15 year old balsamic vinegar with olive oil for bread dipping. Will definitely go back when we visit Colorado Springs."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Don't let the outside fool you, inside the staff was very good, and the menu changes frequently. Nice choice of starters and the mussels were excellent. Full bar, and descent wine list, make it a nice place for couples. Not much on the menu for kids, but definite adult friendly. Tough to find a place to park, but definitely worth the effort to dine there. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Blue Star made our special night even better! I don't think that there is a bad choice anywhere on this imaginative menu. I had the duck and my wife enjoyed the scallops. Our server was one of the best that I have seen in the Springs. We will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Had chance to sit in the wine room. Great Ambiance. The wild boar bolognese was awesome."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again, a perfect evening. This time we ate in the more casual side and everything was just terrific. The formal dining room has always been exceptional and the same can be said for it's more casual room. Place is fantastic in every way! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were a party of 10, I made the reservations for CC graduation 6 weeks in advance. I was NOT disappointed! They gave us a great table and our waiter was very attentive! The food was very good. We had a Cordon Bleu trained Chef in our party and he gave Blue Star 4 out of 5 stars! We also had my parents with us and our waiter was VERY patient with them! I really appreciated that! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We choose this spot using Yelp for its focus on using locally sourced foods. We were a party of seven celebrating a special event and we were treated with special care. Everyone was happy with their food and we did try the full range of selections. The serving staff was genuinely friendly and efficient, attentive without interfering in our experience."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "You will never be bored by the menu here, it is always new and always delicious. The service is excellent."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "The food is always amazing. I had not been here in years. Took the wife for anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Rates as top notch service, knowledgeable server, good wine list and sommelier. Food, good selections, but seems as if they are trying to hard to be different. The dessert was a total disappointment, creme brulee - cold as ice! Clearly the sugar was done in advance and put in a fridge. I enjoyed having a different and varied menu, but was not as impressed with the food as I was with the service. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We are from the east coast and ate here twice during our short stay. Our server was very attentive, remembered us on our second visit, had great advice about the food. Lamb was outstanding! Everyone enjoyed their dishes and we had a fun evening."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Great meal enjoyed by business associates and myself. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We went to the blue star for my wife's birthday with a group of friends. One of our friends is gluten free and we were very impressed with the options they had for her. They even brought her veggies instead of bread for the table. Food and service were great!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A friend suggested it and we loved it - a must try!! The cappuccino salad dressing a wonderful surprise. Staff super friendly."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "First time eating here on Friday. Great menu, good service & nice vibe. We ate in the bar area & will definitely be back to try the dining room. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I went on a fancy first date here. There are two rooms - a cocktail lounge and a quieter, fancier dining room. We sat in the dining room. Our waitress was on her first night and she was fantastic! The food and wine was also excellent. A great choice for a classy night out."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "After seeing great reviews in line, we were disappointed with our. Entries the bison bourgignon could have been any ground beef, the vegetarian cavatelli bland. The mixed drinks were good as was the mixed green salad and the chèvre with pickled beet appetizer. Desserts were ok but nothing exceptional. At $100 for two we were disappointed."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We were a party of 7 and had similar experiences. The food is pricey and while you won't walk away hungry you won't be taking home a doggie bag. Overall each meal was too salty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Like the diversity of options on the menu. Very friendly to dietary issues. Excellent flavors and presentation. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Informally elegant. Great place to celebrate a special event. Delicious food, adequate proportions. Wait staff helpful and professional. Will definitely return again...and again!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The Blue Star always has ambitious menu items that deliver. Their 50% bottles of wine on Sundays is a great deal as well. The service is always attentive but not overbearing and I look forward to every visit."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A group of eight went on Saturday evening. We ordered three bottles of St Emillion wine. Very nice. All commented on how good the food was and that it was plated very well. I ordered the lamb medallions and it was delicious. Would recommend this restaurant and would also go back. I also thought it was moderatly priced and a good value."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Both of our dishes were quite good. We especially liked the chicken cacciatore. The service was great. The cocktails were delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Blue Star is one of the rare places with a unique combination of fine dining and quirky atmosphere that works in every way. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Blue Star was in the reasonably price restaurants search results in Colorado Springs and so reservations were set. Our dinner was one of the highlights of a long weekend trip with my wife. The outer appearance and location had us initially wondering the decision but the food and service will certainly bring us back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our dining experience was great from start to finish. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Our server even introduced us to the bar tender so that he could help my wife with her cocktail selection. We enjoyed all four courses, and it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had another great meal here! The food is well prepared and perfectly proportioned, the service friendly and attentive, and the location, across the street from the Millabo Art Theater, is perfect for either before or after theater dining. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014