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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
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
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.
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!
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.
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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