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Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge, CO
Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge, CO
Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge, CO
Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge, CO
Blue River Bistro, Breckenridge, CO

Blue River Bistro

4.8
4.8
3421 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Located on the north side of Main Street Breckenridge, the Blue River Bistro provides a casually sophisticated dining atmosphere with a little city in the mountains. Chef Dante's local ingredients, talented culinary team and unorthodox approach to cooking combine to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. The Bistro's wine list is an ever rotating selection of the best vineyards from around the globe and the cocktail list has been carefully crafted to take the guest on a journey of flavors and scents. We look forward to having you dine with us and if there isn't reservations available please join us at the bar for a front row seat!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 453-6974
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dante Tripi
  • Catering
    We take extreme pride in our restaurant and in 2004 expanded into off-site catering with the goal of providing the same quality and consistency to our off-site events as we do in-house. There are no hidden costs, ‘convenience fees’ or fine print.
  • Private party facilities
    The Blue River Bistro can accomodate up to 70 seated guests for a full restaurant buyout or up to 125 for a standing cocktail party. Partial buyouts can accommodate up to 45 for a sit down dining event or up to 60 for a cocktail party. When weather permits, our patios increase our total capacity by 30 seats and 50 guests standing.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Beckerman: (970) 453-6974
  • Neighborhood
    Breckenridge
  • Cross street
    Watson
  • Parking details
    The Blue River Bistro has ample parking in the rear of the building across the river from the Gondola. Please use the parking directly behind the Blue River Bistro and the adjoining businesses. If the rear area is full, there is parking available along Main Street in front of the Blue River Bistro.
  • Public transit
    The Breckenridge Transit System's departure timetable is available at www.townofbreckenridge.com, hours of operation are from 6:30am to Midnight. In addition the majority of Hotels in the area offer shuttle services to the Blue River Bistro's front door as well as return service.
  • Entertainment
    Where in Summit County can you dine out with live jazz music every night of the week? Only at the Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge can you enjoy an amazing dining experience with live music! The Bistro has diverse jazz every night of the week varying from: Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz, Delta Blues, Classic Acoustic and Contemporary Jazz. Come in for an apres dinner cocktail at the Bistro's Martini Bar and savor one of the 40 original martinis or a glass of wine from the extensive Italian and domestic wine list.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Global, International

  • Mountains

    Most Booked

3,421 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend recommended Blue River Bistro, and I am so glad we took the opportunity to experience such a wonderful meal.

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  2. Wiley1967

    Denver

    233 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    233 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While it's difficult to rate our favorite place to dine in Breck, BRB is always a front runner. Excellent service, food offerings, and drinks can be expected. Great job, folks. Only wish PM Pete had been there.

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  3. TSJS

    Kansas City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knocked it out of the park again! You can’t go wrong no matter what you order, it’s all DELICIOUS! We had the Scallop special and Beef Tenderloin, both perfectly prepared and delicious. Our service was wonderful and great ambiance.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service our server Pat was funny and not over talkative, gave great suggestions. Food was really good, we were so glad to be there. Loved the sauce with the Calimari. Could have been a bit more tender. Salmon was cooked to perfection. My wife wanted more spatzle with her short ribs because it was so good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I always eat at Blue River Bistro when we come up to the high country , we live in Denver. The food and service is always first rate.

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  6. VBHJerseyGirl

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, our waiter was great, and we enjoyed the classical band that was playing. Highly recommend eating here when in Breckenridge.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited April 2024. Ambience wasn’t anything special and tables were close together, but the food was outstanding. Wife got salmon, I got short ribs. We started with special appetizer which was filet meatballs. All of the dishes were surprisingly good. Cocktails were interesting and good. Looking forward to going back next year.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great. We really enjoyed our evening and the live music was a bonus.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful staff and delicious food! atmosphere was great. good portion size for the price. cocktails were tasty and a great wine list! could definitely go back next time i’m in breck.

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  10. BillE

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great visit! The Ruby Red Trout & Beef Filet are superb!

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  11. Brunch

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and good service. Unfortunately the table next to us had 3 very loud and not very well behaved children that definitely detracted from our dining experience.

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  12. JackiC

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Breckenridge We come back every year and the food & service are consistently amazing. Would definitely recommend! Last night I had the salmon which was unbelievably delicious, my husband had the ahi tuna special and my daughter the tenderloin. Everything was perfectly prepared

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  13. AndyW

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was excellent! Loved the atmosphere and the cocktails! Braised bison and paella excellent

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the elk ribs and beef tenderloin as well as a few small plates to share, every dish was top notch

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  15. mIchele

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal, everything we had was off the hook! The service was high end, would definitely recommend this spot

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  16. SueM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal and service of our trip!! I cant wait to come back.. and there’s plenty of parking, an added bonus

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  17. JayM

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon was very good. Cooked perfectly. Will definitely order again!

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  18. Madeline

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience as usual. Only reason I didn't give all outstanding is our seating for 6 adults was cramped.

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  19. VisitorfromNorthernVA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food I’ve eaten in a very long time, and I eat out a lot in DC where I live. Overall a wonderful experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to try 4 different menu items and everyone of them amazed! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, taste, presentation, & the desserts are to die for!

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  22. RichardS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was excellent, prices are on the high side and it is noisy.

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  23. JohnB

    Denver

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal and experience...we love that you continue to do well in Breckenridge and will support you every time we are there!! Thanks!

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  24. RobininNorman

    Oklahoma City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best tomato basil soup! The rest had sandwiches and everyone was happy

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  25. KarenA

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our favorite Breck restaurant. A little high noise level because of the high industrial ceiling.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal Great atmosphere Prompt service Food amazing

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizer was delicious other than being a bit salty. Elk rack entree was very gamey tasting and overpriced. Tenderloin entree was overpriced and taste was bland and did not have a good flavor. It looked decent but lacked flavor. Very good service and ambience but is just not that great food wise. Would not return.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were impeccable! Great find in Breckenridge.

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  29. LoriS

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere and food. Tomato basil soup was fabulous as well as the steak dumplings

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  30. Chas

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BRB never disappoints -great food, service and cocktails. Highly recommend. Kelly and Jesse are rockstars!

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  31. ShirleyD

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bit too noisy making it difficult to hear guests at my table. Escargot was salty but otherwise tasty. Suggest “fancier” bread to be used for dipping (appeared to be basic loaf bread slices cut into quarters and barely toasted).

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress. Great food.

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  33. TSJS

    Kansas City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jessie was our waitress and she was FABULOUS! Very attentive, explained the specials with such wonderful description, friendly, and did not hurry us. The Food is TOP-NOTCH, we have been coming here for years and the NEVER disappoints!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful venue and truly professional servers! Nice drink menu and the food menu is very creative. The cashew/honey baked Brie appetizer is super. Our whole experience was wonderful, except for one little thing…no, I take that back - overcooking a nice piece of fish is a big thing. Maybe just don’t order the fish if that is their standard. Overall, recommended.

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  35. John

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! We’ve never had anything other than a great meal here

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  36. EldaP

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre food. Service was great but the food was just boring. We got the scallops (special) appetizer and and the baby back ribs appetizer and they were both cold. My husband got the tenderloin and he said it was good but my paella was the worst I’ve ever had. My son’s sausage and penne pasta was Not worth the money. Don’t waste your time or money.

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  37. MichasfmOC

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Blue River Bistro but this time was not a fantastic experience. Specially service was way below what we have experienced over the last 7 years (we come every other year to ski).

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience, would definitely eat there again!

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  39. Amyjohn

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. My tenderloin melted in my mouth. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals.

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  40. jeffreyb

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was simply amazing. Can be a little loud for conversation when there is live music. Wonderful service!

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FAQs

Blue River Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 453-6974.

Blue River Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 3421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue River Bistro

305 North Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Watson
  • Neighborhood
    Breckenridge
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Blue River Bistro has ample parking in the rear of the building across the river from the Gondola. Please use the parking directly behind the Blue River Bistro and the adjoining businesses. If the rear area is full, there is parking available along Main Street in front of the Blue River Bistro.
  • Public transit
    The Breckenridge Transit System's departure timetable is available at www.townofbreckenridge.com, hours of operation are from 6:30am to Midnight. In addition the majority of Hotels in the area offer shuttle services to the Blue River Bistro's front door as well as return service.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dante Tripi
  • Entertainment
    Where in Summit County can you dine out with live jazz music every night of the week? Only at the Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge can you enjoy an amazing dining experience with live music! The Bistro has diverse jazz every night of the week varying from: Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz, Delta Blues, Classic Acoustic and Contemporary Jazz. Come in for an apres dinner cocktail at the Bistro's Martini Bar and savor one of the 40 original martinis or a glass of wine from the extensive Italian and domestic wine list.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 453-6974
  • Catering
    We take extreme pride in our restaurant and in 2004 expanded into off-site catering with the goal of providing the same quality and consistency to our off-site events as we do in-house. There are no hidden costs, ‘convenience fees’ or fine print.
  • Private party facilities
    The Blue River Bistro can accomodate up to 70 seated guests for a full restaurant buyout or up to 125 for a standing cocktail party. Partial buyouts can accommodate up to 45 for a sit down dining event or up to 60 for a cocktail party. When weather permits, our patios increase our total capacity by 30 seats and 50 guests standing.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Beckerman: (970) 453-6974
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