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About 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.

22101 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO 80435-7821
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Wild Game, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Decatur Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 496-4386

Website:
http://www.keystoneresort.com/diningdetail/Key+-+Bighorn+Steakhouse.axd

Parking Details:
The Bighorn Steakhouse offers valet parking through the lodge, in addition to an on-site public lot.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chris Brinkman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bighorn Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

72% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (7)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Waterfront (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was great. Five of us went to dinner and everyone loved their order. Drinks were amazing. Service was slow, so make sure that you have extra time planned into your evening. I would return if I was back in Keystone.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great evening. Watched sun go down over the lake. Waitress was really good

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Went during off season in Keystone-very relaxed and enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting. Price was a little stretch for what we were hoping with not a lot of options, but the food we got was very delicious and worth it in the end for the whole experience. Loved the specialty butter and jam spread before dinner, but could have used a little more. Not a cheap date site or for a couple of buddies getting together, but for a real nice night with a lovely lady- my wife loved it! Lobster Mac & Cheese was very flavorful and had plenty of lobster.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food at this restaurant was horrible for the price. Their Wagyu Ribeye tasted like a $10 sirloin from Chilis. The staff was very nice but the food was awful.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The service was fantastic. It was what I would expect at the finest restaurant. And the food was well prepared and presented. They even had edible flowers on the scallops. But the taste was ripped asunder by the excessive salt. The coating of salt on the scallops burned my tongue. The asparagus might have been soaked overnight in brine. Ouch.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The restaurant offers lovely views of the mountains and the lake village at Keystone. My wife absolutely loved her filet mignon. The tuna poke appetizer was huge, beautiful, and delicious. And the service was friendly, helpful, professional and timely. Finally, for all that we received, the prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Lobster Mac & Cheese is exceptional. Great cheese blend and bountiful pieces of lobster

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was average. For a steak house, the steak was just ok. It came out of the kitchen lukewarm. The service was very slow.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We were taking a luminary of my profession out to dinner. The starters were outstanding, including artichokes (messy, delicous) and flatbread. I have had dinner here a number of times, opted for the pork chop and found the start with it less than optimal, but otherwise entrees were well done. Excellent service. Well mixed drink. And a view that cannot be beat.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Pleasantly surprised at very high quality food and service. Staying in Dillon for only one night on my way to Vail I found on Opentble ap and liked the positive reviews. Good ingredients and great service. Will visit again next year when I'm in the area

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The restaurant is located in the Keystone Lodge building and looks out over Keystone Lake toward the Continental Divide. Get there as the sun is setting and you will be treated to an exceptional display of lighting and alpenglo colors reflected off the mountain slopes. Some evenings you will also be in prime position for evening firework displays (not during fire season, however). The food is well prepared and presentation is elegant. An adjacent bar hosts live music on occasion and the drinks are generously poured.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great get together of friends with various tastes, all completely satisfied with good wine and beer. Enjoyed immensely with great service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Only complaint, menu not same as on the web. Items missing

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food service and atmosphere fantastic. You can't beat The View. We have always had a great time there.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The food was to small for the price i pay.. more than 40$ for one tiny piece of meat? I was very disaponted... everything was going great till the gentleman bring the food.. you guys should make your food not bigger but acording to the price! Wich means yeah... bigger...

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on March 20, 2017

We enjoyed our date night while vacationing in Keystone. The views were beautiful especially with a table by the window looking out onto the lake. The food was good but nothing spectacular. The price was average for a higher end restaurant on resort. We spent almost $120 with alcoholic beverages and dessert. I am not sure I have to return but it was a good place for us to try once.

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 (London)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Pleasant, imaginative cooking, reasonably priced. Much better than we expected

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very good food, however, the leather on the chairs was all worn out and ripped. For the prices at this restaurant I would think the chairs would be in better shape to improve the ambience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Fabulous dinner with a top notch waiter! We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Planned a special dinner here to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Pictures & menu sounded great online. Nice ambiance, terrible food. Paid over $115 for two which normally would be acceptable for a special occasion but the food was awful. Not what we expected & would not recommend. The bar attached to restaurant is nice.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 27, 2017

After enjoying the varied and tasty charcuterie board and a delicious, full lobster/crab bisque, I had one of the three best restaurant steaks I've ever had (ribeye). It was not over-seasoned and was grilled to perfection. My wife also enjoyed the lobster macaroni and cheese and was unable to finish the generous portion. We enjoyed the setting of our private booth which allowed us to easily enjoy private conversation despite other couples and groups being in close proximity. We will definitely return on our next visit to Keystone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2017

From the Hostess greeting to the after dinner cocktails, the staff , food, and drinks were amazing! They went above and beyond to impress and helped make our friends weekend one to remember. Food was done to perfection! Even with some special requests thrown in. No complaints, rudeness or no we cant do that. Thank you everyone. Your hospitality is 5 stars, refreshing and appreciated.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

It was nice place at Keystone, nice food, excellent service, good atmosphere!!!! Love keystone and definitely will come back to visit this place on our next family vacation!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Conveniently located in the Keystone Lodge. Comfortable for family dining, but with enough acoustic softness to limit noise levels. Nice views of the Keystone Lake activities, Saturday night fireworks, or early evening alpenglo on the west-facing mountains. Wine list has satisfactory options of all types. Food nicely portioned and prepared. Service was a bit slow and cool on this particular visit, but has been warm and timely during several other visits during the past years. During the XMAS holday season a mountain village scene made entirely of chocolate is a wonder to behold, but is not to be eaten.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The entrees were good- very good flavors, good sized portions and good selection. Price point appropriate. Bread basket was disappointing given the quality of the entrees. Carrot cake cheesecake was not what we expected and was dry. Service could have been a little better- a little slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Entrees are rich and filling. Prices are as expected at a resort, just a bit over normal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We celebrated Valentine's Day at Bighorn Bistro while vacationing at Keystone. The steak special wonderful! The service was great and they also have a great kids menu. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere for fine dining, but felt comfortable with the kids. I would recommend Bighorn Bistro if you are Keystone!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

What a great time we had...how many times have you hugged your server, because you had such a great experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Had a great time. Food was delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2017

My only "complaint" is that their website said closed at 7 pm, as did Google maps each time I tried to locate the place. And when I called, it went into Keystone activities which was closed for the night. We almost went elsewhere. Fortunately, we trusted Open Table as being correct and our 7:15 reservation was good. It was not obvious that it was inside the hotel - that would have been helpful to know, logistically. The food was good and we enjoyed the evening

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Always have the same thing when dining here. All items seems to be a little out of the box on ingredients so a few items I would never try. The Bison Stroganoff is excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2017

I was looking forward to a nice dinner the last night in Keystone and was rather disappointed. I am surprised by the high reviews. I would put his on the same scale as a TGI Friday's or applebees…but as costly as Flemings or Ruth's Chris steakhouse. We had the ahi tuna taco appetizer that tasted more like fried shell than anything else. We also tried the crab bisque and French onion soup and both were lacking flavor. My husband had the lamb and said it was pretty good, but the rest of our meals were just OK. We did enjoy the live music in the bar area and the restaurant had a nice ambiance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great restaurant with great food and service. Excellent beer, wine and cocktails menu with options for everyone's taste

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The staff was so sweet to our boys (5 and 3 yo). We had a wonderful time!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Our first dinner in Keystone, and the food was good and the service was great. There was a large party in the dining room, which made it difficult to talk (they were rather loud), but overall, the experience was good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We've been here twice, two years apart, consistently excellent food, reasonably priced wines, very friendly professional staff. Nice menu, something for everyone.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

I feel like it was a very rough night post holiday rush for this restaurant. Must of been short staffed both service and in the kitchen. Special occasion for my son who is a foodie. He was not impressed with freshness, temperature of food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Lobster bisque was great; the scallop dinner was more like an appetizer with 3 scallops. the salads were awesome and service was very good and attentive; great view too

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The service was top notch and the ambiance was very enjoyable. I was very disappointed in the steaks. My wife had the filet and I had the ribeye. She ordered hers medium rare, more towards rare and it was grey. I ordered medium rare and it was okay in the center but the outer sections were medium well. We didn't mention it to them since we were with a large group and didn't want to make a fuss. We probably should have. But when you spend 45 bucks on a ribeye at a nicer restaurant you expect them to know what a proper medium rare is. The French Onion soup was fantastic. That was the only thing anyone raved about. Seemed like others thought their food was decent.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2016

What a wonderful surprise to find such great food in a hotel setting! The menu was varied (2 great vegetarian options -- I chose the gnocchi, which was GREAT) and innovative (the roasted carrots with coriander creme fraiche was an amazing starter). My boyfriend said that the lamb loin was the best he'd ever had -- and he's hard to please (at least when it comes to meat). The ambiance was a little sterile, but in fairness, we were there in off season (late September) -- I imagine it's bustling during ski season. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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