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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
  • Email: info@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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We had a great time and were able to catch up with our friends in the fairly quiet atmosphere. Great service!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed the Blue Star. Joe Coleman understands the restaurant business and provides a nice dining experience. They used to have two menus to order off of. Now there is only one which substantially reduces the food choices."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been to "Nosh" the sister restaurant of Blue Star, so we thought we give this place a try. We have always loved going to Nosh and we thought this would be a similar experience. The service at Blue Star is the best thing that they have going there, everyone from the front door service to the servers was exceptional! We also loved the atmosphere and ambiance, a very great place to enjoy a night out! What was lacking however was the wine and food quality and on a scale of 1-10. Mushroom Bisque (9) - Special Steak (4) - Special Seabass (6) - $13 glass of Malbec (2) - Arugula Salad (7) - Dessert sampler (2). We would only go back if invited by someone else, there are a lot better places to spend our money."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Baked Double Cream Brie was probably the best dish I've ever had, I really loved it. Also, the Stella Moscato and the Beehive were delicious. The service was okay, the one waitress seemed to spend a lot of time just talking. This could be a good thing if you like a lot of attention from your waitress and there aren't many full tables...the young man who filled our water glasses was very awkward. The atmosphere was very pompous and a bit rude, for a fairly inexpensive and small restaurant. I would expect such an attitude for a more up-scale, established and confident restaurant. Also, the paintings are just plain creepy. However, for the food and drinks I will return!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I'd eaten here years ago and while visiting Colorado Springs decided to try it again.r Very good then and very good now. Modest prices great food. Surprise location easy to miss."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had a difficult experience at the Blue Star, sometimes the kitchen doesn't get it right or other combinations that happen in Restaurants. I must say that the Management and Staff overwhelmed us with their attention to my dilemma and did all they could to make me and wife comfortable. The food is great so are the people so go and enjoy"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The NY Strip special I had was marvelous. The brie appetizer was the best as well. Fantastic place."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Everything was perfect from the food to the atmosphere to the service. Our new favorite place!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Excellent Valentine's day meal! Everything that we had was awesome. We noticed that the entire wait staff and manger worked like a team. It was not just your table or my table, if someone walked by and saw an empty dist they picked up. If you needed a drink anyone of them would get it. We were so impressed that we called the manager over and told him about it before we left."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ate here for Valentine' Day, the menu had great variety and the good was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful place to celebrate a day of love. The restaurant was busy, yet the service was excellent. The menu was perfect with 4 complete courses to choose from. The overall ambience was romantic and quiet for a comfortable conversation. I would highly recommend The Blue Star for fine dining."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place was outstanding, the service was excellent and the food was really good. I would recommend this place to family and friends. Parking was okay, don't the the outside appearance steer you away. The inside was very nice and the staff was friendly! I would return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Blue Star had a special Valentines Day menu that included a 6-course meal. Each course was delicious and unique and just enough food to leave room for the next course. There were several options within the 6 course meal that you could choose from. The atmosphere was great. The music was a little loud, but the lighting and ambiance were very romantic . My wife loved it! The service was also very prompt but not overly so. Would definitely recommend. I felt like the food quality was just as good, if not better, than say the Broadmoor Penrose Room or Charles Court."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was our second date so I had to take him back for his birthday. He loved it. I put in a request that my boyfriend liked German Chocolate cake. The manager called me the morning of the dinner to inform me she did not carry that cake but a local desert shop might. She also offered to call for me. We showed up for our dinner and I brought in a German Chocolate cake for my boyfriend and the manager "then" tells me, no outside food was allowed but that desert was complimentary. I did not understand why she would offer to contact a desert shop for me if I would not have been able to bring it in. Very disappointing! My boyfriend also moved his chair closer to me and during mid dinner, the same manager insisted on moving us."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on Saturday. The food was AMAZING!! We had butternut squash and mushroom bruschetta, and for dinner I had pork with a beet spaetzel and he had an Ahi Tuna dish. Great for a romantic date night without being too formal (we wore jeans). Compaints - I ordered 2 of their specialty drinks and they were very strong. Also, the service wasn't bad, but was a little odd - we started off with a waiter who didn't seem to sure of himself, & didn't qutie fit in with the atmosphere. He then confirmed this suspicion by telling us that he has been out for a while, so he was a little "off". Then, at some point between drinks and ordering dinner, a woman (manager?) served us the rest of the night. She was pleasant."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food seems to have hit a plateau a while back, it's very good but something's keeping it from being great. The service however has always remained fantastic. The servers, hostess, bartenders, and everyone else, are nothing but top notch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It was definitely a nice place to take someone for a special occaision. My only complaint was that the portions were rather small. Left feeling still a little hungry."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Every item we ordered was excellent and we appreciated the attentiveness of our servers. The lamb medallion was cooked perfectly - I highly recommend it as well as the butternut soup with the ginger crouton."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "It started out with a bang. The restaurant called the morning of our reservation to confirm, which I appreciated. We arrived early, but our table was ready. Because it was New Years Eve, they only had one offering(pick 6 for$ 60). It was a 6 course meal. The bread, although baked that day, was a little hard from being left sitting out. The Sword fish appetizer was beautifully plated, but didn't allow for you to get the full flavors in one bite. The other appetizer was a big cheese ball. It tasted like your average cheese stick. The salad had no flavor. It was very one note. sorbet was wonderful. I wish there was more. The Sword fish entrée was well cooked and certainly above average. The center cut was subpar. I could barely eat a third."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to the Blue Star to celebrate a very special event for us and we could not have asked for a better place for our celebration - in fact it was darn near perfect. The service was top notch as was the food and the ambiance was elegant yet unpretentious. Thank you Blue Star for helping us make our special day amazing."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Our family of four ate New Year's Eve dinner at the Blue Star and the food choices and quality were superb. Between the four of us we sampled all of the prix fixe menu offerings, with the exception of the swordfish appetizer and the vegetarian entrée. Each of the dishes that were served to us were inventive, deliciously seasoned and perfectly prepared. We truly enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was a little forgetful and had not mastered the art of excellent service, but the food experience was great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We always love going to The Blue Star! Thoughtfully prepared foodserved by a very attentive waitstaff. The New Years Prix Fixe menu was no exception! A gourmet, 6 course meal for $60 a person, can't be beat! Each course was a scintillating experience for our tastebuds! This is one of the gems in dining for Colorado Springs, and in a way is two restaurants in one. The first area is the bar area, where you get a pub menu. While good food there, we prefer the dining area, which is the second part of the restaurant. Much quieter, and a more comprehensive menu. As always, we will be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We dined at the Blue Star to celebrate our anniversary. The waiter, who was excellent, offered us champagne which we declined and instead gave us a free desert. We weren't expecting this! Both the special and the desert were delicious. We loved the fact that the waiter told us about the deserted school building the owner and the neighboring owner of the distillery bought and converted into a special mix of restaurants, specialty stores and art school. We walked over after dinner and marveled at what they had done to this building - a vibrant neighborhood hangout and destination place in a sleepy area. We don't live in the Springs, but we will certainly dine here again when in town."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Service was outstanding and food excellent, the scallops were succulent. The presentation was beautiful. The waiters attention to detail was excellent. Certainly will go back again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Service was top-of-the-line (and I waitressed all through college at a four-star, so know what I'm talking about) food was delicious and exquisitely presented... went Christmas Eve with my daughter. Waitress knowledgeable and attentive, but not too in your in face..."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had heard of the Blue Star and how good it was. My friend and I were not disappointed. The service was great, not rushed which allowed us time to relax and really enjoy the evening. The food was superb (lamb and duck), wonderfully prepared and tastefully presented. Great place to take out-of-town guests. We ate in the dining room, but would be fun to try the bar area. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Good food but unremarkable. Mushroom soup was strangely tasteless. Three of our party of four had duck, which was succulent, but served with (strangely) a waffle, which added nothing to the dish whatsoever. My wife had scallops--always her favorite at good restaurants. The three scallops were served on pretty much a bare plate and this only accentuated the small portion. The service was excellent in every respect--our server was competent, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable about the dishes and their preparation. The pricing was high and I saw little reason for it. After all, when three scallops cost $34., they'd better be big and outstanding. These were neither. So: good dinner but nothing special and overpriced, too."
    Dined on 12/8/2013