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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.
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
This restaurant never disappoints! There is nothing that I have had there that was not good. The wine list is great and the server is well versed with what wine to recommend if it is to make a choice. The music was just loud enough so you couldn’t overhear the table next to you. I had the short rib meal...melt in your mouth delicious. Still craving that dish. It is on our ‘to visit’ restaurant every time we come to Breck.
We dined here at the recommendation of a friend. Wait was about 40 min without reservation on a Friday night. Hostess was very nice and accommodating.
Great cocktails, mocktails, wine (Caymus BTG!)
Food was excellent. Had the bison special.
Everything was great, would highly recommend.
The Blue River Bistro gave us an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Our plane was delayed, so we had a late reservation. The turkey was great! The service was excellent. I am sure it was the end of a busy day, but everyone was so pleasant. Thanksgiving dinner was amazing thanks to all the folks at Blue River Bistro.
Made reservations for Thanksgivings night with my sister. They had a special turkey meal for the night and also the regular menu to pick from. My sister had the turkey meal and I had the lamb shank. Both meals were spot on and fabulous. I’d recommend it to my friends and I’ll definitely be back.
This is my favorite restaurant in Breckenridge. We found it on a trip a couple of years ago and make it a point to visit every time we are in town. We are from Denver so we have a lot of great food options and Blue River is as good as many Denver haunts. It hasn't disappointed, yet! Great food and great service - great bar as well!
Our two young children were having a hard time getting into the restaurant. The hostess came outside and got them to come in, getting them some fruit (with cherries) immediately. The whole staff was so accommodating and kind. The food was good and fast. Overall, they turned a bad night into a fun one with good food!
Had a 'date night' with my husband. The food was good, though he wished there'd been a New York on the menu. Our server, Brianna, was awesome. Loved the live music, just the right mood and not so loud we couldn't talk. We'll be back the next time we're in Breck.
I had heard great things about Blue River Bistro, and was excited to give it a try when I was in town for a couple of evenings. It's not a large restaurant, but there are several tables, so it is definitely a little on the louder side. The live music was a nice touch in the background. The food was exceptional, and my wife and I both really enjoyed appetizers, entrees and drinks. A very good cocktail menu. Service was friendly and attentive. I will absolutely make another stop here next time I'm in town!
We were celebrating our anniversary and our server acknowledged that and gave us Champaign to celebrate upon our arrival. There was light music provided by a live guitarist. The food was very good from the tiger shrimp and calamari appetizer to our entrees of Artic Char and Beef Tenderloin. The price surprised me a bit, but likely shouldn’t have given that this is a ski resort.
We went to this restraurant by recommendation from the staff at Tiger Run. It was well worth the trip and the food, service and ambiance was exceptional and I would recommend this place for a great meal. Drinks were very nicely done as well. It was casual but elegant and perfect for someone on vacation or just up for the day.
This restaurant was amazing! I went in there while visiting Breckenridge for the weekend and even the locals kept telling me about the restaurant all day. Happy hour is the way to go if you want a lively experience. However, if you're looking for a quiet romantic experience book a table in the dining room. You won't be sorry either way. Don't leave Breck without hitting this place. The food, drinks, staff, and location were top notch.
The trout and pork shank were excellent, good with beautiful presentation.
Our guests chose to order pasta dishes, not sure why.
They were basic, with small tiger shrimp and the chicken parmesan, nothing special.
We had reservations and arrived early so why would you try to place us right behind the singer and the hostess.........we did request a table change.
Our waiter was efficient but failed to tell us that they were out of avocados until AFTER we inquired about the lack thereof as two of us had ordered the vegetarian Benedict for brunch. He did not offer an alternative to be brought or any compensation, food or otherwise, which was disappointing.
Our dinner at the Blue River Bistro was delicious! We began with a garden salad and a caesar salad and both were very good. My wife moved on to a hearty serving of chicken parmesan while I thoroughly enjoyed the shellfish cioppino. During the entire dinner, a guitarist played a variety of acoustic songs which made the ambiance even better. I highly recommend this restaurant for Breckenridge vacationers!
We celebrated our 10th Anniversary there and were treated like it was our special night from the outset. Champagne was waiting for us when we arrived at our table and both the manager and sever greeted us with Happy Anniversary wishes. Handcrafted cocktails were tasty and a great way to start off our dinner. All the food we tried, from the special elk medallion appetizer, to the pork shank entree I ordered, to the Penne Roberto pasta dish my wife decided on, were all well thought out dishes with many levels of flavor. The portions were very generous as well, a lot of bang for your buck with the dinner menu items . A complimentary dish or sorbet ( or gelato, I can't quite remember), was served to us after dinner, while we contemplated dessert and after dinner drinks. The service the entire night was spot on as the timing for everything we ordered was perfect. It didn't feel like we were rushed, nor did it feel like they forgot about us, but they also let us enjoy the evening together.
We go to Breckenridge every couple years, but had never tried Blue River Bistro before. It's now on our list of "must-go" places whenever we are there. I would recommend it whether it is just for a quick happy hour cocktail and bite to eat, or for a special occasion night, such as the one we celebrated.
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