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Permanently Closed - Bistro C.V.

4.5
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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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th
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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

Additional
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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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Coloradans (Denver)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

This placed is closed indefinitely. You should not be taking reservations for this restaurant.

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vipLotsoffun (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

This restaurant is permanently closed. Needs to go off OT.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

Always great, but so sad they have closed! Bistro CV, you will be missed in Steamboat!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

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.

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WINSTONR (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Great as usual on fourth visit there from out-of-state in 2 years - really sorry to hear the owners have decided to close in order to give more attention to another location in Denver.

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vipCheri (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Bistro is closing. The chef was fantastic and their small plates were wonderful. We will miss this restaurant dearly.

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MarkyD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

The food here is always fantastic. What we really like is that the menu changes and evolves with time. The grilled romaine is always very good. Just the right amount of char and dressing. The cheese and meat selections for appetizers were excellent and the bolognese was very good as well. The attention to detail and flavor combinations were amazing.

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DickL (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

We enjoyed the delicious cuisine and would return to Bistro C.V. The service was competent; however, our server was not engaging or particularly friendly, and not particularly accessible which was disappointing. That said, this could have been that specific server only as the hostess was friendly.

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vipRick (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Always loved BCV, and always had great meals. We will miss it. It was the best in Steamboat, and there are other very good places, but we are very sad to hear that it's closing.

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viphiddentreasure (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Local sourced foods, fresh and tasty. Good service. Overall a gret meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Bistro CV continues to be one of the two best restaurants in Steamboat Springs (along with the Laundry). Good food and professional service; a few more choices would be helpful but still a very enjoyable dining experience that could hold its own in a much larger venue than SS.

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vipBonnie (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Delicious food!! Great for tapas or entrees.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

The staff greeted us promptly and was extremely friendly and helpful.

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alohamomma108 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Lovely ambiance, tantalizing food, and friendly/professional service.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Great food and preparation

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DonaldO (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Quite a surprise. We didn't expect a restaurant of this quality in a small ski town. The food was of NYC, San Francisco etc quality with interesting combinations and taste without being overly fussy. The wine list was nice with fair prices. Service superb. Even worth a detour.

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Leelee (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Pastas were particularly delicious. Liked use of local seasonal ingredients. Clean flavors. Very good food and service to a group of 7.

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TomF (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

We had the prix fixe menu with the wine pairing. Thoroughly enjoyed every course and the overall experience. Just a wonderful establishment.

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vipfoodie2 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 13, 2016

Always delicious and the best happy hour in Steamboat.

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vipAyoO (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

Found this place highly rated on OpenTable and once we saw they had a happy hour, we decided to try it out. Out of the couple items on the happy hour menu, our favorite were the tacos. Of course we didn't realize how incredibly small they were. $4 is great but it was two bites of food. What was most memorable was the cocktail I had which had absinthe, I forget the name. We were very impressed with the cocktails and creativity of even classic cocktails. Wine was also great.

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FiveStars (Denver)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

Amazing!!! Such a luxurious experience!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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