The Blue Star
The Blue Star

The Blue Star

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluestar.net/
  • Phone: (719) 632-1086
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week

    Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Cocktail Lounge: 3:00pm - 10:00 pm

    Dining Room: 5:30pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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 719-632-1086x1
  • Entertainment: There is no live entertainment, only the staff and owner.
  • Special Events: 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
Explore our contemporary fusion menu, using only the best in locally grown, fresh ingredients. We provide a global experience of flavors grounded in simplicity, while harmoniously blending bold flavors to create casual elegance on each plate. The Blue Star has established a network of nearby suppliers who, like the restaurant, are striving for both environmental harmony and delicious flavor. We offer two different spaces for two different dining experiences. Each room has its own menu that change based on fresh local product availability and guest feedback. The lounge offers a more social scene and first come/first served seating. The dining room is elegant 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. Our apologies, but no outside food or beverage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Blue Star reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (41)notable wine list (36)romantic (29)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (17)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food was delicious! Tried several things I've never eaten before and was pleasantly surprised. However, the price was quite steep for the amount of food given. Service was adequate, not bad but not as great as it could have been for the size of the dining room. Staff is definitely knowledgable on the menu and all items within.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food and atmosphere were amazing! However the chef ran out of tuna and I recieved salmon instead. The salmon was delicious and my husband and I got free desserts. So it was a win win
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Find Near Broadmoor
    diningdiva
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    There were eight of us going to an event in the Springs, and the restaurant was very accommodating. They called to confirm which was really appreciated. It was upscale with white tablecloths and nice stemware. Food was good with an excellent wine list. We also chose it for its location and proximity to 1-25. If you are traveling through town, stop here for a nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Redlegphi
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife and I had dinner in the dining room. The two dishes we had are easily in my top five dishes I've ever had. The prices aren't bad considering the great quality of the food (about $100 for two appetizers, two entrées, and drinks.) Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Every Time
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dine here whenever visiting the Springs, roughly every couple of months for several years. It is our go to place for a terrific evening. Living in Chicago we see some terrific places but the Blue Star holds its own on every level. Great food, and service in a truly unique environment. Dont miss it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took my husband and two friends here for my husband's birthday. It was our first visit, so we weren't sure what to expect. The service was amazing - we were seated right away, our waiter was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and everything came quickly. The dining area (there is also a more casual bar area) was quiet and had a view of the kitchen area where our food was prepared. As for the food, it was simply amazing. I had quail which was perfectly cooked and accompanied by vegetables grown in the restaurant's garden and cooked perfectly. My husband had a lamb shank that melted on the tongue with mashed potatoes so good they were almost a dessert. Simply amazing and worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blue Star, Colorado Springs
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Well prepared meals with eclectic twists. Monthly changes to menu so it never gets "old"... Bar room has separate menu for more choices. Locally sourced foods, notably breads and produce. Private dining in "wine room" a special treat for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great choice!
    MomentscaughtVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We chose to dine at blue star while visiting our son for parents weekend at Colorado College, and wanted something fun with great food. Blue Star did not disappoint, the place was lively but still able to hold great conversations. The staff was incredible, actually added to the experience and the food was terrific. My son is a vegetarian and they had many creative and wonderful choices for him, yet the rest of the family enjoyed all the non veggie options too! We will be back the next time we visit our son for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and presentation.
    Thegreens42
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything was great. The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad for colorado springs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    coming from chicago, i find the selection of good restaurants here to be sparse. blue star was pretty good. thanks to my hairdresser, constantine at j gregory, for he recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderfu!
    awtakontrl
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    this was my husband and my first time here. the service was great! the food was delicious, at out 730pm reset action. the place itself was very nice and quite. perfect for what we wanted on this night. it wasn't very busy, maybe 4-5 tables and two servers. josh and his partner (can't remember her name (he told us in case we needed anything, but we didn't have interaction with her). josh was very attentive and made sure our dinner was perfect. he checked on us often enough, but definitely not too much. the food was great! I had the filet and my husband had the ahi. delicious! the food was great, but Josh's service was phenomenal. thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Star, a Diamond in the rough!
    Dbraz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary at the Blue Star. Our server, Jackie was a lovely young lady who was attentive and spoiled us. The food and ambiance are stellar, I'm a Celiac and the staff was very careful. The wine selection was fantastic, the Sommelier was very helpful in making recommendations. Overall The Blue Star, is high on our go to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great finish to our Wedding Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We arrived at the Blue Star, my wife's first experience there and the restaurant and the staff couldn't have been better. Excellent service, waiters were very knowledgeable of the menu items, great drinks, and just the atmosphere that you are looking for for "date night." We were both impressed and will definitely comeback again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was amazing. Nice atmosphere. Great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to its usual standards
    Localgal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not sure what's up but this was a disappointing dinner. The service was disjointed and tremendously slow-making us feel like an afterthought. And the restaurant was not necessarily busy. We had to ask if there were any specials. We sent back a very well-done steak that was ordered medium rare. The lighting was off- the restaurant used to feel more intimate- now feels plain and a bit worn. Subtle issues but I will think twice before choosing Blue Star for a special celebration. This makes me sad because it was always a sure thing for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    Derek
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place has it down. The food not only tasted great, it looked awesome and was a very generous portion. The drinks were tasty and the dessert was worth it. You've GOT to try the Corleone...amazing. The ambiance was fantastic. Candle-lit tables are a great touch. You're missing out if you haven't tried the Blue Star.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double G
    DoubleG56
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service, food and wine are top five in Colorado Springs. The restaurant is set up for a fun group outing or nice quiet dinner with friends in the wine room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It lives Up To The Hype
    Maximillian00VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If not for OpenTable, I would never have discovered this place. The reviews are almost all great and for good reason. The food is fresh and delicious. The wine list was very extensive and had some excellent wines at very good prices. Service was outstanding. We ate in the restaurant portion this first visit but look forward to returning to eat in the bar next time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    Kanja
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great place for a special occasion! The food is unique, excellent wine list and a the dessert trio is a perfect way to finish off the evening. We were pleasantly surprised when our server reminded us that on Sunday most of the wines on their extensive list were 1/2 off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DKW
    1dkw
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was really good, the service was great. Parking was a little difficult on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    vegandinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a group of nine, and all of us were from out of town. The Blue Star was recommended to us by a restaurant owner in Denver. Everyone loved the food and the atmosphere. Service was great. We will definitely eat there again when we are in the Springs - or we may make a trip to the Springs just to eat there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Cellar
    Anton
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dined in wine cellar. Excellent ! Great waitress. Excellent food. Will ask to eat in this venue the next time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kristin
    CSGem
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Second visit to this restaurant and very pleased with its menu, service and atmosphere. Great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of the top restaurants in Colorado Springs. Innovative specials. The two levels of dining provide flexibility.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of CO Springs
    CityGirlintheSpringsVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Blue Star is always my first choice in town, serving sophisticated, beautifully prepared and presented contemporary cuisine. In a town where excellent dining choices are thin, Blue Star never disappoints. Choose the casually elegant dining room for special occasion dining, or the colorful, hipster-ish bar room (a spacious dining room unto itself), where you can select from both the more relaxed bar menu or the dining room menu. The cocktails can't be beat -- although I'll really be happy when they resurrect the glorious White Manhattan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome gem!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Loved it! Great service and the Martinez is an awesome drink, would get there anytime I am in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuck
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very noisy, service less than adequate, food very average. There are much better places.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 622 reviews are from the The Blue Star reviews archive.
  • Good Food - Lousy Service
    Peak14115
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service the first 30 minutes was great, but as soon as the dining room became busy our servers abandoned my part of two in favor of larger groups and larger tips. Clearly a case of insufficient staffing and poor training. While the food was quite good with an interesting menu I'm not sure I will return. At their prices, we deserved far better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better but still not great
    JJ42VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I never went last summer because there was nothing on the menu that I wanted to eat. Too much "fusion". The menu is better this summer and the food was OK. Not great but well served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Arrived 45 minutes prior to our reservation to have HH drink at the bar. Bartender ignored us until we asked about HH specials. He then said HH is over. It was two minutes after HH so we said well we were here before it was over and he acted annoyed and put out. When we went to our table our server was pleasant but absent. Another server answered our questions about the menu. Our food was so salty I could not eat it. You could not even taste the food. I was turned off by this time. We payed and left.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was great. Creative and very flavorful. But they sat us in a room with a group business meeting and, unbelievably, a small political rally behind a curtain in the middle of the room. After several comments about the bad seats, our waiter got the hint, moved us to a quiet room and we were able to enjoy dinner. But the first thirty minutes took a bite out of the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful food and service
    Jamie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Very much enjoyed our experience at the Blue Star. We were a party of seven and the service and food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their food and I really liked the chef's sea bean salad that they had that evening. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Evening
    FineWineandDine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We took our 18 year old grandson to the Blue Star to celebrate his birthday. He is a busboy at a local restaurant and he told the chef at that restaurant where we were taking him. The chef advised, "Order anything. It'll be great!" And that it was. He ordered mussels for an appetizer then quail as his entree and ate every bite. My wife and I both enjoyed our experience as well. We've eaten there before but had not been there in a while but we'll be back again...soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dinner was wonderful and service was quick. Just what we needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    davila
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Title says it all. Definitely going back. The food was good, the drinks were good. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    CptPanduh
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I set up a reservation and our servers practically bent head over heels for us, and even heeded my reservation requests, which is something that is rarely done. The servers were actually happy and excited to be working at The Blue Star, even though it was a Friday night. Excellent service. 10/10, would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasing Celebration
    QuietElegance
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The meal was an appropriate sized portion. You weren't stuffed but you didn't go hungry. Food was a high quality. Dishes were fresh and cooked to your request. Menu selections were elegant. Service was accommodating but not smothering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RoadWarriors
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a party of 7 and are big food sharers, so I got to sample most of the dishes. All were excellent, including the deserts. My group is from out of town, so we ate out every night this week. Having Crème Brule at 5 different spots this week, Blue Stars was by far the best. the only negative comment was the portion size. We are not mass volume value eaters, but even for fine diners the portions were a bit small. Two in my party had a fabulous lamb soup that looked lonely in the bowl.....the bowl appeared to be less than half full. So even though the food was fabulous, my group rated Blue Star 4th out of the 5 dining establishments we visited this week mostly because of the portion size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    2winelovers
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We went on Sunday for half price bottles of wine. Calamarie and chicken wraps outstanding. Server Brandie lovely and attentive. Chef Will came to our table to discuss his food philosophy and my husbands dairy allergy. Sophie a beautiful knowledgeable sommelier. Do yourself a favor and go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woth Driving to Co Springs
    ksdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.