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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/explore-the-resort/during-your-stay/dining/bighorn-bistro-and-bar.aspx?page=viewall

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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.3

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Would have liked a little nicer table seating but other than that always enjoy this place for special occasion dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Watched the SuperBowl with my family. We had great appetizers and drinks. Great, welcoming atmosphere for we Eagles fans!

Tags: Live Sports, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Heavily salted. I couldn’t finish my beets and arugula salad. The scallops were over cooked and extremely salty. Last year was a much better experience so I’m hoping this was a one time thing

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband is gluten free and you handled his needs beautifully.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

GREAT PLACE for a nice and healthy dinner in Keystone.
Great menu, great presentation on the plate! My husband tried the falafel, and it was super good. I had a salad, and I was amazed by what they could do with just vegetables!
Service was impeccable and fast.
The restaurant is quite big, but cozy and very well decorated. Can fit big parties too.
Considering that in Keystone is not easy to find healthy food and nice restaurants, Bighorn Bistro is a gem! Do not miss it!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very slow service, took about one and a half hours before our meals arrived. For being known for their steaks my steak was average at best. They should have seared!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a good meal with amazing service

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great service, very good food, and welcoming ambiance. Perfect for a family gathering & celebration. It’s in the lower level of the Keystone Lodge.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We tried Bighorn on a whim. The food was fantastic. Service was great. Our server had personal recommendations, but didn't push them. Highly recommend if you're looking for a nicer spot that focuses on their food and ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a party of six, we were seated on time,then things went down hill.
Waited 15+ min no waiter, had to hail the water girl asked for a waiter, he arrived only to apologize. Offered free appetizers, So so , the main entrees were cold and below average.
We think there has been a change in management, we will be sure to check reviews next time we consider this restaurant.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good all around, price little on the high side but very good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I never write reviews at the same time, this is the 2nd time we've been here and the service is laughable at best. We were seated 15 minutes later than our reservation. I then had to ask for a server after 20 minutes of not one waiter or waitress coming to our table. It took 20-30 minutes for our apps to arrive...then 15 minutes for 2nd round of drinks to arrive (1st round ordered at the bar while we waited for our table). Entrees arrived 30-40 minutes after our apps, a good 90 minutes after we first sat down. I complained to the waitress who said the entire bill would be comped and she would get the manager. I explained to the manager what happened who listened and apologized. The waitress brought the bill and it was 50% comped. After the bill was dropped off, the waitress nor the manager came back to the table nor could be found for that matter. In the winter of 2017, we came to the Bighorn and had similar experience with service. This will definitely be the last time we'll eat here, which is a shame because the food is decent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to the Bighorn Bistro for New Years Eve dinner. We are a family of 5 with kids ages 13, 15 and 18. We had reservations and they sat us right on time after enjoying a glass of wine and the fireplace in the entry way. The food off the main menu was very good. We did order one item off the kids menu that had to be returned because the chicken was as tough as rawhide. They took care of getting a better meal and did not charge us for that one. Overall, a great place to eat and then walk out the door and watch the fireworks over Keystone lake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was below average as was the selection. Based on past experience I was extremely disappointed

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance and food. The kids really enjoyed their experience and we appreciated the staff recognizing our birthday celebration. The only improvement we could note was to improve the temperature. We were very uncomfortable with how warm the heater was turned on and the host staff responded that it was beyond their control.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My family was very excited to eat there but once we seated, it took one hour before we were provided our meals and that's without ordering appetizers. I asked to get a kids penne pasta for my young son and that was the last meal delivered. Very disappointed when the restaurant wasn't even full. Will NOT be a repeat customer.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We wanted to sit in the large room with a view of the lake but were put in another room with no atmosphere. I ordered the salmon. There was so much heavy sauce you couldn’t see the salmon or vegetables on the plate. The salmon was overcooked.
The food was ok, not exceptional.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed everything

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Honestly the best tasting thing about the meal was the free table bread and my sons kid menu burger and fries. Even though we ordered the special salmon, prime rib, steak, Caesar salad and clam chowder. The steak was overdone. The prime rib rare even though we asked for medium well. The ceased was salty. The clam chowder was just ok. For the price we were definitely expecting great food. The restaurant has a nice ambience, Christmas decor... definitely classy, but the food didn’t match. We had better tasting food at the pizza joint next door. Our waiter was nice enough but then wouldn’t come back for a long long time and we had to ask him multiple times for things like lemon for our water and butter for our bread Our family loves dessert but chose instead to go to the gift store across the street and buy some package ice-cream so we wouldn’t risk anymore expensive disappointment.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Waitress was nice but needed training. It was my wife’s birthday and we let them know in advance and got the worst table in the entire restaurant right next to the entry.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We’ve always gone to another Christmas buffet in Summit County but wanted to try something this year. We were not disappointed. It was a little more expensive but we could see why. The dessert bar was much more extravagant and well worth the difference in price. The turkey was the best we have ever had. I loved the yams as well. If I had any negative criticism at all, it would be regarding how they kept the bowls and trays full and the surrounding areas clean. A couple of the items were very low on food available and some were messy around the area. They did not seem to maintain the food tables as well as we were used to. But, all in all it was an exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas holiday dinner buffet. Our waiter Jim was outstanding, very friendly and professional and in good spirits at all times in spite of working on Christmas Day. Thanks Jim for making my family feel so welcome:)

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Portions were decent, steak was tender, prices were reasonable.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I had read about Bighorn Bistro's holiday spread online, but nothing I read could prepare my family and I for the spread we had this Thanksgiving. The restaurant offered a holiday buffet with turkey, prime rib, pasta bar, as well as all the normal Thanksgiving traditional sides. They also had a full salad bar, cold bar full of cold cuts, cheese, peeled shrimp, crab claws and more.

Normally I'm weary of a holiday buffet, but everything was delicious! The turkey and prime rib were cooked perfectly. Not one bit of dry meat even with the turkey breast. The stuffing was amazing as was the mash potatoes they had created were amazing. My normally picky eating girls had seconds. When we finished stuffing ourselves with what the restaurant offered there was even more to choose from with desert. From traditional holiday pies, a variety of chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, bread pudding, and a chocolate fountain.

Service was outstanding and the wine was fairly priced by the bottle. All in all, we spent less as a family of four eating here than if we went to get our own turkey and sides. The family couldn't have been happier with the experience and I recommend checking this restaurant out especially for holiday dining.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our third Thanksgiving in a row at Bighorn Bistro. As always, the food was excellent and the dessert table a beautiful display of delicious sweets! My complaint is the lack of fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving - no green beans - no vegetable except broccoli - a disappointment. Also, each year the price appears to increase and $140 for two people with one glass of wine apiece seems pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 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 3, 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 6, 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 22, 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 20, 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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vip
 (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...

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