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Blue River Bistro

4.7
4.7
2888 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

11:30 PM


Booked 51 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 2,888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. LC

    LizC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful decor, great service and fantastic drinks! We ate here two nights in a row bc we loved the menu
  2. KL

    KaraL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing. The ambiance was great. I loved the live music. The service was a tad slow for no apparent reason. We had to flag down a server several times to make requests. Overall, we had a lovely dinner. I would eat there again and recommend it to others.
  3. TS

    TSJS

    Kansas City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations but went early and it was Happy Hour so we stayed in the bar area and had appetizers and dinner. The Salmon was AAAMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGG!! We had 2 servers, one had long hair and a half sleeve tattoo whom was very nice and Renee was Awesome as well! This is one restaurant we love in Breckenridge and it doesn’t disappoint!
  4. A

    Ashleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made online reservations for our group of 10 and everyone enjoyed their meal at Blue River Bistro. It was well worth the short walk and it was our favorite meal during out time visiting Breckenridge. Service was excellent, food and cocktails were delicious, our children loved the drawing pads they offered and the manager, Eric, came by to thank us for coming and to check in on our dinner. Highly recommend dining here.
  5. WB

    WendyB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meal was satisfactory, small portions no alternatives for food allergies. Service could be improved from the host. Not very welcoming. Wait staff did not bring salt or pepper. Staff speaking too long while visiting tables and wait was too long to get condiments while meal was still warm.
  6. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet was like butta! Jessie's service was outstanding
  7. BM

    BarbaraM

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at Blue River Bistro. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent.
  8. BP

    BPres

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. The food is incredible, great service, lovely atmosphere. Could have been more comfortable if it were warmer inside but it didn’t detract from the experience.
  9. DO

    DONNAD

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best waiter, the most delicious food, and a great time at the Blue River Bistro. Enjoying live music enhanced our experience! Best night out in years. And we enjoyed sharing this with our family.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I read all the good reviews on this restaurant, so we decided to try it. It was excellent from the service to the food. We will definitely be coming back again.
  11. VV

    VanessaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in and it was simply delicious! You should order the salmon and the short ribs. Great service too!
  12. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was awesome and helped us with the menu and dietary needs. She made great recommendations. Food was great.
  13. RC

    RossC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try! Food is e exceptional , service fantastic.
  14. JF

    JackF

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BRB is always great! Celebrated my wife’s birthday last night with a great meal. Highlands Ranch Water, Espresso Martinis, and that filer app are musts!
  15. T

    Tomas

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. AJ was very helpful and fast. Good drinks and nice atmosphere.
  16. HE

    HEATHERP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish we had was delicious and the portions were perfect!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here on our honeymoon and the food was amazing! We’ve been to their sister location in Silverthorne called Bistro North. Both very good, highly recommend!
  18. MW

    MichaelW

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday on 11-4-22 and were very impressed with our dinner and service. I had the pork chop that was the best I’ve ever had! My wife had the Scottish salmon that was a perfect dish. The others in our group had the beef tenderloin and sausage and tiger shrimp pasta dish which they loved. The mango and goat cheese salad was out of this world too! Jessie was our server and she was awesome! Kudos to the chef!
  19. W

    Wiley1967

    Denver

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When Jess (hope I got her name correctly) greeted us with a big, friendly smile, I knew we'd be for another wonderful dinner at Blue River. We were early for our reservation, but no problem getting a high top at the bar. Service, food, drinks, ambience all excellent. Only thing missing was the mgr, Pete, who was on vacation. We've been enjoying Blue River for years and always stop here when in Breck.
  20. o

    onerustyone

    Naples

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our favorite Breckenridge restaurant. Very accommodating to food allergies. Kudos!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall great spot. The house focaccia and tomato basil soup was outstanding! The ambiance was romantic and more upscale but the bar was fun and lively!! The main dishes were okay. We got the Palella and the house special which was the trout. Not overly excited about the main dishes. The Palella was somewhat plain and the trout was overly saturated in sauce (pesto + an aioli.) Not terrible but wouldn’t order again or recommend. This is why it’s a 4/5 and Not 5/5!
  22. 2

    2sisters

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter AJ; was very attentive! The food was fantastic!
  23. o

    onerustyone

    Naples

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here every time we visit Breckenridge. We arrived during Happy Hour & stayed for dinner, too. Excellent food & staff. See you again before we leave.
  24. NC

    NoreenC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  25. E

    Elle

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Caprese, Escargot and Beef Shumai were all absolutely outstanding!!! Just wish the tables weren’t so close together!!
  26. KB

    KendellB

    Charleston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have previously enjoyed dinner at the bistro and decided to try lunch. So glad we did. We were warmly welcomed and prompted seated. Service was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. We each ordered a different entree and all were satisfied. The vegan burger with pineapple chutney is perhaps the best vegetarian option I have every had! Do try their soups-ours was a carrot that provided just a little kick. Save room for dessert! We ordered the carrot cake prepared as a roll and topped surprisingly with pecans and fried carrot shavings.-simply delicious! Charming restaurant with an excellent menu.
  27. g

    ginger48

    Denver

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and ambiance were terrific! Always a treat!
  28. LS

    LaurieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Server was great, but food was just ok. Nothing remarkable.
  29. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place. Excellent service. Good food. Live music was top notch!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends From Canada visiting
  31. SG

    ShannonG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salmon was delicious. The table was comfortable and romantic. Our server Pat was excellent.
  32. US

    USAvisitor

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and treated our young family so generously!
  33. JS

    JonS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The trout special! Wow!
  34. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar instead of a table knowing that we were showing up late. The bartender was amazingly welcoming and attentive.
  35. BL

    BeckyL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Staff was incredibly nice and attentive to us -- we were celebrating our anniversary and I have a food allergy. Food and drinks were delicious!
  36. CB

    CorrieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blue River Bistro is one of the most consistently great restaurants in Breckenridge, and this time was not different. I had the salmon BLT and it was so delicious, I want to go back again this week. I love this restaurant and will make any excuse to go here.
  37. CJ

    CarolJ

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for lunch and service was excellent. Nice menu and restaurant decor.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host and serve made a special point to recognize our anniversary and gave us champagne. Very sweet! We love to dine here and will be back. One of our favorites in Breckenridge.
  39. SS

    SuzannaS

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my all time favorite restaurants, consistently excellent food, great service and a good lively ambiance. Highly recommend this place!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience. Great ambiance, attentive service. Loved everything we ordered. Cocktails were well presented and delicious.

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 4.7 stars by 2888 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 51 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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