We went to Bistro CV last week because they announced they would be closing. As it was one of our favorite restaurants, we were disappointed by the news. So we felt compelled to go one last time. It had been about a year since we had last eaten there, we don't eat out much. We were astoundingly disappointed by the experience. Apparently a lot can change in a year. Bistro CV has a reputation as one of the few fine dining restaurants in Steamboat. It also can cost upward of 100 dollars per person. So the expectation is for memorable food and service, outstanding, remarkable, even.
The restaurant was over-sat and over paced, crowded and noisy. The service, on the rare occasion we saw our server, was decent but he was unavailable most of the night. The food was decent, but it took forever. We paid with cash and a credit card and then found out the next day the card had been grossly overcharged. Which has resulted in a difficult banking situation.
And since we reported the mistake, Bistro CV has been unhelpful at best in rectifying the problem they caused.
It was also loudly announced that during their last week of operation they would be giving all patrons a 25 dollar gift card to their sister restaurant, LOW. We never received any gift cards. Which would have been forgivable, but the experience was subpar and their mistake when they ran our card has turned our bank account upside down. So it feels like adding insult to injury. Even if they weren't closing, I wouldn't return after this experience.
I won't eat at LOW either.