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Blue River Bistro

4.8
4.8
2958 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

9:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    The Blue River Bistro has earned a wonderful reputation for being one of the best and most consistent restaurants in Summit County. 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. The Blue River Bistro culinary team takes immense pleasure in our guest satisfaction resulting in repeat business and referrals. The Blue River Bistro looks forwarded to stunning you and your guests!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Corporate Meeting, or a Cocktail and Hors doeuvre Party, our special events coordinator Jay Beckerman will help you plan a unique and memorable event at the Blue River Bistro.Located conveniently on Main Street in Breckenridge, the Blue River Bistro hosts each private event in a visually rich and inviting space. From elegant dinners to intimate cocktail parties, we will customize a menu specific to your onsite occasion. 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. Food and beverage minimums vary by day of the week, time of the year, and timing of the event.

  • 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,958 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

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  1. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very busy at 12:30 and noisy but by 1:00 was easy to hear and newcomers were not seated near us. Was nice to have both the brunch & lunch options
  2. SB

    SusanB

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch! Friendly staff. Well worth the walk down Main Street.
  3. MM

    MaryM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch service! Delicious food w always new and palate savvy dishes! Their salmon & avocado wrap appetizer was so delicious! Entrees & dessert did not disappoint either! We have been going there for YEARS as locals & now as “out of towners”! Highly recommend!
  4. LM

    LoriM

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always! Our server,Pat, was great
  5. DP

    DebraP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to place every time we come to Breck. Our server Matt was excellent, very attentive. Surprised me with a birthday ice cream. Food was delicious. I had Chicken Marsala and my husband had Paella which he especially liked. Get there before 5 to enjoy 2 for 1 martinis at the bar before dinner.
  6. JB

    JohnB

    Denver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time to eat here and the Paella is awesome! Great time and definitely recommend!!
  7. B

    Brittney

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Elk special and the buffalo short ribs (and I don’t like “gamey meat”) and both were incredible! The elk should be a full time menu option it was so good. The ambience was cute and fun, just what you’d want for a ski town. Highly, highly recommend.
  8. CL

    CLTDiner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. The burratta appetizer was terrific, a must order item. If you’re a party of two, see if you can get lucky with the window table.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had salmon and it was excellent. Perfectly cooked and a very filling portion. Good wine selection. Music was perfect with dinner. Volume was spot on.
  10. EU

    ElaineU

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food in a lovely atmosphere. The staff were professional and made us feel welcome. The guitarist was lovely. A bit noisy
  11. RM

    RobinM

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annual ski trip.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  13. SS

    ScottS

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very attentive, the courses were timed appropriately to allow apps , salad, entree to arrive as th previous course was completed. The drinks , food, and service were excellent.
  14. CS

    CharlesS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here once 14 years ago and I remember it being a little more quaint. It was rocking, and that was perfect since we had kids with us. Excellent menu. Service was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time coming here and it did not disappoint. The wait staff is super friendly and on top of everything. The food is excellent. I had the paella again and it was as good as before. We were going to be late for our reservation and after calling the manager, we got our reservation moved out a half hour to help us out. That was above and beyond and we were so grateful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best spot in Breckenridge!
  17. d

    docco

    Poconos

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't miss Blue River Bistro. We go there every time we are in Breckenridge. Great wine list and cocktails. From the appetizers to the salad, to their incredible pork chop, the meal is incredible and the service was very prompt and friendly. Highly recommend!
  18. LC

    LizC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner as usual! Food was all perfectly on point in presentation and taste. The wait staff are so kind and accommodating with our daughter with special needs. Live music always makes dinner more enjoyable too! Be back next week!
  19. EG

    EricG

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had parents with young adult children. There was something for everyone, and with an important sporting event showing at the bar tv, the young adults could go over to the see the big plays. The food is very interesting, with something for everyone.
  20. A

    Ayse

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious dishes. We are definitely coming back soon!
  21. JC

    JessicaC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit and was just as wonderful as the first. Delicious food! Dani was our server and she recommended a great bottle of wine. She was very attentive to our 3 kids, one which has Celiac. We’ll definitely be back!
  22. MQ

    MarkQ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    terrific experience, from the moment we were greeted and throughout our evening. Professional staff, upbeat ambiance and great food!
  23. M

    Mitchw

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was fantastic, service was great
  24. n

    netway

    Houston

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but wish there a been a few more regional options….like trout, bison, etc. We loved the Salmon.
  25. S

    Snickerdoodle

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food and great cocktails!
  26. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked online, then turned up early & Blue River managed to get us a table. Excellent pianist. The food was beyond delicious. The staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly highly recommend. Thank you!
  27. EG

    EGVAL

    E. Tennessee

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & great service!!!
  28. ME

    MicheleE

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - food, service. Great overall.
  29. MB

    MonicaB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Best restaurant in Breckenridge
  30. AG

    AngelaG

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday brunch on New Year’s Eve for my sister here while visiting Breckenridge. Renee was our server and she was amazing. All of our entrees were delicious as well as the appetizers.
  31. IK

    IvonneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, our server was friendly and helpful. Had an excellent dinner with family.
  32. B

    Brian

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We (party of 8) stopped in for lunch on a snowy ski day. The lunch menu is amazing. Everything that came to the table looked great, including the cocktails. You do need to leave your ski boots at the door, that is a pain but the food & drinks are worth it.
  33. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went for lunch with another couple. They got the order wrong and blamed us. The wine is expensive and pours are small and the food was cold.
  34. BB

    BernadetteB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch
  35. JS

    JasonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon crusted #1 Chicken marsela #2 Paella seafood #3 Shrimp and sausage #4
  36. MG

    MichaelG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great lunch with a nice vegan selection.
  37. BN

    BirthdayNight

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reservation is a must! Service and food were excellent. Six people $400. Meals and one drink each. Noise level was way too high for the quality of the restaurant. Could hardly hear each other when have conversation. Beautiful location for Christmas time.
  38. MS

    MacyS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience dining at BRB on 12/28. This was the only place that could accommodate our large party of 10. The food was excellent - the focaccia bread and mussels appetizers were just superb and my kids devoured the calamari in no time. Overall, a two thumbs up place indeed!
  39. AG

    AGind

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Service was not great. Waited almost halfway through my meal for a glass of wine ordered before the meal. Had to ask for the waitress to check on it. Food wasn't worth the costs. Felt rushed.
  40. MB

    MarcellaB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Our appetizer was great and we all ordered the salmon. Loved the jazz music in the background. Would recommend making a reservation a month in advance. Ours was for 8:45, but I called and they were able to seat us at 8:15. Would go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2958 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 41 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

  • 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 453-6974

  • Catering

    The Blue River Bistro has earned a wonderful reputation for being one of the best and most consistent restaurants in Summit County. 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. The Blue River Bistro culinary team takes immense pleasure in our guest satisfaction resulting in repeat business and referrals. The Blue River Bistro looks forwarded to stunning you and your guests!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Corporate Meeting, or a Cocktail and Hors doeuvre Party, our special events coordinator Jay Beckerman will help you plan a unique and memorable event at the Blue River Bistro.Located conveniently on Main Street in Breckenridge, the Blue River Bistro hosts each private event in a visually rich and inviting space. From elegant dinners to intimate cocktail parties, we will customize a menu specific to your onsite occasion. 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. Food and beverage minimums vary by day of the week, time of the year, and timing of the event.

  • Private party contact

    Jay Beckerman: (970) 453-6974

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