Blue River Bistro

4.7
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1808 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner 2 nights ago and it was great. Tried lunch this time and it was also excellent. Nice atmosphere, very good food and friendly staff!

I
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Too noisy, could not carry on a conversation with friends across the table. Renee was an excellent server!!

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Blue River Bistro with my family for about 5 years. It is always our last meal before we leave. This past weekend I was on a girls trip to Breck and I took them to Blue River Bistro and they all said that was one of the best meals they ever had.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink

SB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat at blue river every time i am in town which is frequently the quality of their food and service remains consistently high. Because they are so popular, they are always full, so it is always noisy

BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday night...reservation was a must. Service was outstanding; food was excellent. The restaurant has a very cool feel to it. Only downside was, it was very crowded and very noisy.

SA
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and service at the table were great! But they need new hostesses. They have absolutely no critical thinking skills and are very rude. For someone who sets the tone for a guest’s experience, they did a bad job.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were all delicious! This was one of my favorite places in Breck!

L
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorite restaurants in Breckenridge. Best Happy Hour!

d
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food marvelous, the service from Ginger was amazing!! The man doing the entrainment for the night was excellent!! He stop in the middle of his set and sang Happy birthday to my wife, we danced to his own version of the Happy Birthday, the crowd went wild!! It was a beautiful night!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely amazing. This was our first time and we will definitely be coming back everytime we are in town!!!!

KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food!

RR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was more expensive than what we usually do, but it was a 70th birthday dinner for my husband. He ordered the chopping and I had paella. The paella was somewhat salty and there did not seem to be any saffron in the recipe. The service and restaurant ambiance was exceptional. We had a window table and it was snowing, which made the experience even nicer.

AC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Blue River Bistro. Each of my family members loved their entrees. The wine list is good. It's casual but a bit more upscale than a lot of the local pubs in Breck and is a nice change of pace.

MD
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Server was helpful.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente la comida y el lugar. Música en vivo. Súper recomendable!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena música en vivo, deliciosos appetizers y muy ricas entrees. Súper recomendado

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice environment with local music in downtown Breck. Ala carte pricing for mediocre fare adds up. Had high hopes from the setting.

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Would highly recommend this spot. I had some altitude sickness and they wrapped my food for me. Such great service.

L
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Bistro for lunch. The salmon pasta special was my favorite meal I had over the week in Breckenridge. All four of us enjoyed their entrees and beverages. The server was knowledgeable about the dishes and attentive. Great selection of cocktails and wines. I will return next trip to Breckenridge.

M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

By all means try the paella. Not what you may think of in Breckenridge but it was awesome. Others in our party of 10 had the buffalo short ribs and declared them very flavorful and tender. It was our favorite restaurant in Breckenridge.

TT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! The paella was the best I have had since Madrid and large enough for two. My husband had the buffalo short ribs and thought they were outstanding!

MB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of 6 had great meal. Service and food were great. I would recommend it for any group of adults. We didn't have and kids with us so I an't speak to that issue.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints!!! Food, service and ambiance is amazing!

RP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!! Will return during my next visit to town!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena comida

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GR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was excellent and reservations were right on time.

W
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first place we stop when we arrive in Breckenridge! The food is imaginative, the ingredients are fresh, and variety satisfies even the pickiest of eaters! We have yet to be disappointed! For wine lovers, they have a nice selection. In addition to the food, they have top-notch service!

C
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Breck! Service outstanding! Fun atmosphere!

J
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place. We were seated very quickly with our reservation. Our server was very nice. My wife’s meal was not exactly right but they quickly corrected and all the meals were great. The manager was very nice and gave a free dessert which was delicious.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Most go

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Live music was ok but got to be a little loud for the size of the room.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Blue River remains one of our “must” restaurants in Breckenridge. We’ve been second home owners for almost two decades, and in that period we’ve watched a lot of restaurants come and go. While the restaurant has been a stalwart, in our opinion Blue River went through a period several years ago of diminished ambience and food quality. We are more than pleased that period is long gone. The atmosphere, service, quality and overall experience have been superb for the past several years. This is a ski town (or in summer a summer resort) reataurant - so expect high demand, lively crowds, great but not spectacular food and a bustling ambience. It’s not “white table cloth” Michelin 2-3 star dining - in our opinion it’s much more and more appropriate to the community.

j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful family dinner. Delicious food & excellent service. Highly recommend!

S
Salt Lake City
49 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant. Varied menu. Drinks were innovative and potent! Very casual place, but the food is upscale and presented nicely.

JK
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service could not have been better! As busy as they are, high season, the staff was amazing!

NB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! The penne was excellent. We will definitely be back next time we are in town. Thank you.

KS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Amazing cocktails. Loved it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in all respects.