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About Blue River Bistro

The Blue River Bistro's elegant atmosphere, superior cuisine, and tremendous wine and liquor selection combine with moderate prices to present the ultimate dining experience. The Blue River Bistro's contemporary Italian-American fare features an amazing variety of award-winning gourmet pasta entrees, hearty hand-cut steaks, chicken entrees, fresh seafood and our chef's daily specials. The entire menu is prepared with diligent care and expertise from high quality ingredients and is
perfectly complimented by the casually sophisticated, high-energy ambiance. The Blue River Bistro also offers an extensive list of domestic and imported wines, as well as an impressive by the glass selection. Our martini bar presents an unmatched premium martini menu, featuring 40 original martinis. Come and enjoy our exceptional late night appetizer and dessert menu with an evening cocktail and live jazz music.

305 North Main Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Cocktails & Appetizers: Monday - Sunday until Midnight
Happy Hour: 3pm to 6pm (Bar Only) & 9pm to Midnight
*Reservations exceeding 12 guests are available Monday - Thursday.

Cross Street:
Watson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 453-6974

Website:
http://www.blueriverbistro.com/

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.

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!

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 and restrain from parking at the neighboring Bed and Breakfast to the South of the Building. If the rear area is full, there is non-metered 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.

Executive Chef:
Brandon Farr

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
At The Blue River Bistro Restaurant in Breckenridge, Colorado, we are the perfect venue for your private party or event! 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.

Blue River Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (31)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Live Music (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Casual (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Business Meals (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great Beer (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

Birthday lunch with family

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A real gem of a restaurant with lovely atmosphere, great food and excellent service in Breck.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal, great food, drink and service!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Warm, inviting service. Delicious food. Salmon and Chicken Marsala our favorite dishes. Upscale, fun atmosphere.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant!! Loved everything about Blue Bistro.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good, our waitress in particular was excellent on this visit.

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food and drinks was very delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

My favorite place for dates & girls nights! Happy hour cocktails are amazing!!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Easy to book, great food options with friendly service.
Welcoming staff and tummy citrus drinks and vegan options.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service, loved live music and food was delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Special (Elk) seemed overpriced compared to other dining experiences.

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 (London)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food quality poor

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything from the drinks to the small plates to the entrees were really delicious! We enjoyed everything about it! Highly recommend!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was good, nothing special. Wine was overpriced, for a cafe/bistro. Tables are close together.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Enjoyed every part of the meal, the food was excellent, the service was great and the jazz band played at just the right volume. However, they need to do something about the cold sir coming in the door every time someone opens it. Some of us had to put our jackets back on

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Nice upscale meal after a day of skiing. We enjoyed the live music and ambiance of the restaurant. Food was tasty and had a nice wine list. I would recommend to others!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice cozy restaurant with excellent food, make reservations early!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was less than stellar. The short rib was dry and the Penne Roberto was nearly inedible; about 1/4 pasta, 3/4 unappetizing (appearance and taste) sauce. Overall, pretty expensive for just meh. Wouldn’t go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I requested a booth and my request was honored. The tiger shrimp appetizer was awesome! Delicious salad. The lunch special was a chicken wrap. It was so-so.

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 (Oxford)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Nice restaurant / eatery fairly central in town. Need to pre book. Reasonable menu & good food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great ambience with a wonderful menu and very attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Cozy, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We have eaten at Blue River numerous times and found it to be consistently good - this was no exception. Salads, calamari, lasagna and salmon were all perfect. It was crowded but the service and kitchen timing were beyond our expectations.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The best dinner we had in Breckenridge! our table was ready when we arrived on a very busy Sunday night. Service was attentive and awesome. Food was delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This place is dependably wonderful. Great food and great vibe!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Live music playing and very, very good service combined with tasty food and wine for a wonderful evening!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great local spot with unique menu and cocktails

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food & service. We ate here twice in 1 week!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff. Live entertainment and nice environment.

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Best overall experience we’ve had while we have been in Breckenridge! Great food, drinks and entertainment! Will be back!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always one of our favorites while in town. Food and atmosphere are great. Be sure to catch the live music. Mark is a must see while in town.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Ambiance was fun and festive, nice wine choice, service was great. Steak was over cooked but they were willing to making it right, good attitude. Overall very good experience . We will return

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My Penne Roberto was so spicy I couldn’t even eat it, this should have been disclosed by the waitress or in the menu. My husband lasagna was overcooked. Ambience is great wish the food was better.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was excellent. The server was very sweet and friendly, but a little disorganized and disoriented. The only reservation about recommending this restaurant is that the some tables near the kitchen entrance had to listen to the staff yelling at one another as they entered and exited so that they wouldn't collide. Also the men's room was a disaster; broken fixtures, clogged sing (the one that worked), no towels or dryers.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Loved everything about the Blue River Bistro- loved the live music most of all and the fun wait staff. I had a specialized martini and she was so helpful and offered suggestions for the bartender. Felt like the space was a little crowded together for a "Romantic" evening but the food was excellent and I loved the touch of Italian In Breck - not that easy to find! But the scallops appetizer was beyond amazing, the martini superb and our entrees were without complaint. It seemed to a fun place for families as well as couples, but DO CALL FOR A RESERVATION! Many were turned away with out one. Good parking behind the building and the atmosphere made it special for us as well as several groups we saw. Definitely recommend and I need to go back since I couldn't decide between so many options!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was good but very over priced. Great service and menu just fell short in taste.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server Pat was remarkable. He even impressed the teenagers at the table. Food was excellent. Great flavors. Appreciated the attention to gluten free allergy needs and entree modifications as needed. Highly recommend. Devoured the beet salad. Enjoyed the Chicken Marsala. Shrimp and Sausage pasta was a winner. A truly delightful experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We've been here a number of times and it's always great. Certainly a top choice in Breck.
I would comment however that one thing that is always of concern at some other lower end places actually stood out this time. We've all been in a restaurant where the floors are slippery, greasy, gross...well blue river actually exhibited that in spades this time. I've noted this in sports bars and fast food joints and it hints at either uncleanliness in the kitchen or lack of attention to detail. I know it's tough to keep floors clean in a snowy ski town but the source of this was not from outside and should be made known to the manager and staff. I must say though that the quality, the food, the staff, waiter, service and experience remained outstanding.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Blue River Bistro. The food was excellent. We all had pasta dishes, and they were all great, but my Tortellini Carbonara was the winner. Meal for three people, with appetizers, was around $85.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love those matin s

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The live guitar and vocal music was the absolute highlight of the evening and sets this venue apart from all others! His name is Mark Schlafer. Wait staff was attentive yet not overly obtuse. Will come back again and again!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music
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