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Blue River Bistro

4.8
2563 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2563 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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RichardZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Service was phenomenal and was matched by the food quality. They also have the BEST hand stuffed bleu cheese olives so a pre-dinner martini is a must have! We will definitely be back!

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vipMomDiner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our waitress was so knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive. The menu had some truly unique items and everything we ordered was so tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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LisaB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Will be back

JM
JoseMuci
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour from 3 to 5. You need to get there early during the winter season

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Blasterj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent as always at Blue River. Great presentation and delicious It is a bit pricy and fairly noisy. Wine is overpriced. Service was very good.

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CarolG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Friendly staff. Consistently delicious

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vipAndy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food from a varied menu, great drinks including solid wine list for a ski town restaurant, and really friendly service from Oliver and others. My friend and I had the meatballs and carpaccio apps and the Paella, all excellent.

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BrianS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent venue and ambiance. They had a musician playing music but not too loud. It was a great night out.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in town. The food and service are fabulous!

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CraigB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food were superb. Our first night here was excellent thanks to this place.

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vipJulesZad
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am cracking up reading some fool whop posted a one star review. Clearly these are not foodie's and realize what a GEM this place is. We had lunch here for a Birthday and it was fabulous. Amazing Bar menu, delicious entree's and great staff. This was also written up about and raved about in a Denver Magazine to make sure to eat here and now I know why. Keep up the GOOD JOB!!~

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Tony64
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent service! Our server was Johnny and he is an awesome server, great personality and really knows how to relate to his customers.

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jordanb
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Bar service was great and so were drinks but the food was pretty bad.

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GayleS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make sure when in Breckinridge to fine at Blue River Bistro! We have never been disappointed. Even I , a vegetarian, enjoy a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood cioppino was excellent, highly recommend!

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RodneyS
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience Fresh food well prepared. Live guitar player

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PatriciaA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience and would recommend the restaurant.

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Mize35
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Great restaurant.
Renee great pleasant upbeat waitress
Great local musician, good comfy vibe setting.
Menu diverse, food all wonderful
Party of 8 all highly recommend!!

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vipTerri
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Brunch was delicious. I had the Veggie Benedict is very good My husband got chocolate chip pancakes with a scrambled egg and bacon. We both thought the bacon was the best we’ve ever eaten. He couldn’t finish his meal. The portions are large.

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Chad
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best food I’ve had in a long time! Very tightly packed seating and noisy though.

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vipsusang
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good but not all food prepared to specifications. Likewise, mixed drinks not as good as usual.

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vipSTaa25
Detroit
167 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped for late lunch after a day on the mountain. Food was excellent.

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vipSerenaW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for lunch or dinner.

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DavidR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, creative menu. Outstanding service. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back!

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VincentS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Basically a good dinner experience. A couple of negatives were that since it’s a smaller restaurant, the noise level is on the high side. This, however seems to be the norm these days so in that respect, it’s no better nor worse than most. I downgraded the food a bit in that it falls prey to the fact that certain dishes can get slightly overcooked when you have a busy kitchen as it was the night we attended (at prime time). My wife’s salmon and my striped bass special were on the dry side. One of the other members of our party had the pork chop and it also was dry and overcooked.

My word of advice regarding ordering a pork chop in any restaurant is that you treat it like a steak. Tell your server exactly how you want it done, much as you would a steak. And as far as any fish dish is concerned, make it clear that you want the fish to be moist and that means the server needs to tell the chef/cook that you want the dish to be taken off the grill or out of the oven BEFORE it is technically done. Believe me, it will continue to cook. If you don’t get the server to expressly mention this to the kitchen, you may be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good but we felt rushed as server kept asking us to order our entree when we hadn’t even received our appetizers…

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, good music, good food…but the thing that really makes this restaurant is the service. Zach is a rock star.

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OliviaR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite restaurant in Breck. We enjoyed the live music at dinner and the food and drinks were outstanding. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a great atmosphere!

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JeremyL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food and our server was great. The problem was with the two hostesses. They are just difficult and really for no reason

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SharonS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was good, mixed reviews on food from good to very good, super noisy atmosphere, but nice decor

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Bustling bistro. Eclectic and tasty drink and food menu. We didn’t have the most expensive items because we weren’t in the mood for a large beef course but we felt like the value throughout the menu was good otherwise. Our children, ages 13 and 7 were also happy. 13 y/o was easily filled by two appetizers. 7 y/o had a much better than average kids meal. Desserts were very good.

Lovely host experience and the server did a good job. The order and delivery process was smooth.

It’s a busy restaurant with a close-in table configuration so if you’re concerned about Covid exposure this is probably at the edge of acceptable if not leaning to take-away rather than dine-in. Opt for a booth along the south wall for a bit more space.

It was a very good experience, COVID nerves notwithstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and follow up by all the staff. The food was delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable with the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipDavidK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner!🎄

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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and impeccable service. Slightly noisy but manageable. I’ll definitely plan to come again!

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TerriR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Dinner! Get the Short Ribs!!! Espresso🍸yummy too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffalo short ribs literally melted in your mouth. Salmon was on point. Highly recommended

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CecilL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Christmas brunch. It was an excellent experience. Service was great. Loved it so well that we dined there the next day.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thank you to the staff at Blue River Bistro for working on Christmas Day, taking care of everyone on a very busy day. The food was really good and they have a great drinks selection as well. Our server was very helpful. The ambiance was good but some of the other diners spoiled it with their behaviour, no reflection on the restaurant at all, they handled it very well. Will definitely come back when in Breckenridge again.

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 2563 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.