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Permanently Closed - Bistro C.V.

453 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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Bistro C.V. is located in downtown Steamboat Springs at the corner of 4th and Lincoln. Along with a menu with small plates, cheese and charcuterie, middle courses and main courses, Bistro C.V. also offers a tasting menu that includes three courses plus dessert. The menu is very imaginative with options such as chicken liver pate, yellowtail ceviche tacos, peekytoe crab salad and more, and that is just the small plates.

The middle course menu at Bistro C.V. includes a house specialty, grilled white asparagus with duck prosciutto. For the main course, the house made capellini, wagyu sirloin and bacon-wrapped Colorado lamb loin are favorites. With so many Rocky Mountain contemporary cuisine options it is easy to find a favorite.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - Close.
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Phone number
(970) 879-4197
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Vaughn
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Private party facilities
We have a back room with changing art exhibits that can accomodate private parties up to 40 people. It is the perfect spot for a business dinner or wedding rehearsal!
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Private party contact
Katy Vaughn: (877) 864-2517
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Cross street
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Public transit
The city of Steamboat Springs provides a free bus that circulates throughout the city. There is a bus stop one block from Bistro C.V.
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Special events & promotions

Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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FiveStars (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Amazing!!! Such a luxurious experience!

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

As Always, the kitchen and wait staff met our every need. Even preparing a wonderful vegetarian meal on request.

vipjkwolff (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

The atmosphere is charming and friendly. The food and wine are wonderful and especially like the kitchen being open for observation.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Best food in Steamboat for sure, and stacks up against any of the best in big towns too. The tasting and pairing were world class.
Food was exquisite.
Highly recommended.

vipFood4All (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Amazing prix fix menu! The food was so good. My only complaint is they kind of rush through the courses and I would have preferred they slow things down a bit for a $200 dinner for 3 (only had 1 glass of wine each). The food is very unique and SO GOOD.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Food amazing. Service exceptional. Management and ownership bar none.

OETSB (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2016

We went for the family style dinner. The food is great, the service is always excellent. This is just a consistently very good restaurant. Prices of regular menu items are getting a bit crazy.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on April 26, 2016

While the food tasted great and looked amazing, I have to say that I will never return or recommend this place as a result of the extremely poor service that was delivered by the server and supposed "bar tender." It took 35 minutes to get 1 round of drinks for our table of 8 people. It was early in the evening and the only other people in the place were a couple sitting at the bar. We continued to look around as the server would disappear and the "bartender" was otherwise occupied by chatting with a friend who clearly was not dining, but was hanging out near the bar. The server eventually sensed our frustration, so came to our table to say "I'm so sorry, our bartender is feeling overwhelmed right now because he isn't really a bartender, more so a server, so please bare with me. It was then that we finally received our drinks all carried over one by one with large pauses in between. The server acted very nervous and wasn't able to answer any questions regarding the menu items. When asked about something that she recommended, she grabbed the menu out of the hands of someone at my table, proceeded to read the item and then went on to mention that "I haven't actually tried it because this menu was just put together and the kitchen hasn't let us try anything yet." Its a shame that the front of house delivery of service trumped the food, because it was actually very tasty. Thank you for the opportunity to provide my feedback. I truly hope that this will assist in validating the need to take a good luck at who is representing in the front of the house!

ColleenDJ (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

Bistro C.V., is a local favorite. Modern, tasteful, comfortable atmosphere with creative bistro-style cuisine. Wonderful owners, chef and staff. A truly great wine list. A Steamboat MUST for foodies and wine lovers.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2016

We choose the tasting menu with the wine pairing. We have eaten here many times but have never tried the tasting menu. Their food has always been outstanding. The tasting menu was also excellent. In my party were three teenagers that tried everything and enjoyed the food experience The pork ravioli and duck was amazing. I really enjoyed the beef tartare and the scallops. A great deal of effort was placed into every dish and it absolutely shows. For foodies this will not disappoint. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2016

Top quality food ingredients - presentation and service..impeccable..
it really is a special dining experience

JonWade (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2016

I have been going to BCV since fairly soon after they opened and they never cease to deliver. They continue to evolve old favorites without messing them up and always have great new choices. They deliver great flavors and creative combinations that keep us coming back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Amazing. Again. Amy the waitress is superb. Truly the best restaurant in Steamboat. Do yourself a favor and eat here....NOW

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

I dine at Bistro C.V. every time I go to Steamboat. It is the best restaurant in Steamboat. The food is fantastic and the added bonus is the staff; from the person who seats you to your server and best of all are the chefs! I always eat at the chef's counter and I love it! It's added entertainment at no extra charge to just watch them cook and present the food. It's always so much fun to chat and joke with them. They're great! Bistro C.V. has interesting craft drinks of which we've tried a few, along with their wine list and great food. Did I say the food is great? I can't recommend this restaurant enough and I can't wait to return to Steamboat and to Bistro C.V.

viptawnyaluna (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 29, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a kid menu.

vipMike (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2016

As locals, we have several choices for high end dining including The Laundry and Cafe Diva. Our recent visit to Bistro CV suggests that it should also be on the list. Our appetizer Steak Tartare with raw egg and crostinis was exquisite, and reasonably price. A bit too small to share but delicious. We did share the grilled Romaine which was wise since two large stalks were served. The chicken pot pie with cornmeal was also shareable, albeit pretty spicy if that isn't your cup of tea. Check out there bar special apps and lower happy hour apps prices (until 6:30 we were told.) Decor here is lovely with lots of windows overlooking Lincoln Avenue

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

The quail, burger and salads were fantastic! The Malbec was excellent too.

vipSSmith (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

We spent a week at Steamboat and this dinner was the highlight of our culinary experience. We took our 2 kids, ages 9 & 13 (both budding foodies), and it was a hit with everyone. Our server, Jeff, was excellent as he gave us actual opinions about drinks/food rather than telling us that everything was great on the menu. Love that! Between the 4 of us, we had the Wagyu Beef Sirloin, Diver Scallops, Chicken & Chorizo PotPie and the Gnocchi. Everything was fabulous! It was on the pricey side, but definitely worth it for a special night out while on vacation.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2016

Had a wonderful dinner!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

My high expectations were not met on my only visit to Bistro CV for dinner. The service was and environment was great, but the food was lacking. The food was not creative, nor was it delicious. I am not a difficult critic, but I eat at enough fine dining restaurants to know when the expected value is not being met. I would recommend several other fine dining restaurants in Steamboat.