Blue River Bistro
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.
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 10 guests are available Monday - Thursday.
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.
and domestic wine list.
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.
Wonderful food. Live music. Friendly staff. Great evening out. Would dine again.
Perfect birthday dinner with friends! Right up our alley!
Only negative was being charged $6 to add shrimp to my entree salad. There were 3 small shrimp about the size of a quarter. Definitely not worth the money.
We were given a complimentary champagne glass for our anniversary, which was very nice.
We were disappointed that the menu on the website and out front of the restaurant was different than what was on the current menu - at least for a few things. The server passed that comment to the management.
The night's special appetizer was tasty but not served hot. The pasta meals were excellent, especially the Penne Roberto substituting shrimp for beef - it was a unique and delicious dish.
Prices are upscale for sure, but a good menu.
Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful service.
It’s become our thing to take a drive up to Breck for our anniversary date night.
The food is always good and the service excellent.
I could do without the live music (jazz type) it’s fine but not what I prefer.
See you next year!
Beyond disappointed is an understatement! I’ve been eating at the Blue River Bistro since 2015 and have NEVER had a bad meal, service or overall experience. Today, June, 9th, marks the end of the lucky streak unfortunately. TERRIBLE! Where to start... our waitress, Brianna, was basically missing in action throughout our lunch, appeared disoriented and was constantly seen hanging out at the bar as opposed to tending to her tables. BEWARE OF THE REUBEN PATRONS!!! It went straight through like an atomic bomb! Got Imodium?!?!? Want more??? We ordered 2 mojitos and they tasted like virgin drinks! Seriously... no alcohol whatsoever... pure sugar, and I rarely drink. I Politely asked Brianna after trying to track her down for 18 minutes to be exact if any rum could be added to these drinks. She rudely replied that they could but that we would have to order an extra shot of rum and split it among us. Shocking, reductive and quite desperate! Everything was downhill after that with even struggling to find “little Ms. Brianna” for an extra 20 minutes to get our bill. I wonder if there’s new ownership because after years of going to this restaurant I have never had such a disappointing and crass experience. To end on a positive note, they have recently redone their patio and this is actually quite nice! Good luck and pretty PLEASE... train Brianna!!!!
We enjoyed the live music and ambiance. Nice selection of menu items. There was something for everyone in our party.
Three Italian dishes were delicious. One diner from NYC raved about the lamb shank. Would definitely return.
Food was excellent. Wine list is it bit overpriced for the wines but nice selections. Halibut special was outstanding.
Outstanding food. Try the lamb shank. Service is pleasant and prompt. Drinks are pricey.
Staff were outstanding, making adjustments to increased party size. Attentive service without rushing us. Food quantity was ideal, enough to fill and not excess. Flavor of local ingredients made the entrees memorable.
Great quality and always consistent!
had a wonderful awesome time - we were staying at the Marriott Lodge visiting from Augusta, Georgia. We found your restaurant on your website and made reservations. Love, Love the live entertainment !!!!
See you on the next visit!!!!
Brunch lunch menu was very good, service was also very good.
Service and food were excellent. However the noise level was distracting.
We had a pleasant early evening meal with live jazz music. Four different meals - all very well presented and delicious. Very happy with everything!!
This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Breckenridge. I thought the food was fair. My pasta "Roberto" was very uninspiring. The trout dish was good, but the risotto, was not very good. The prices on the wine menu were very high. All in all, we probably won't be back for a long time. It's a shame as we used to love their food. Maybe it was an "off" night?
We were absolutely delighted with Blue River Bistro. The meal was delicious and our server was the best. We look forward to a return visit
Great variety of choices for dinner. Wine at 1/2 price was a real treat for our party of 6!
The food was excellent. Highly recommended.
We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation, so went to the bar for a drink and they forgot to seat us for 30 minutes. They made it right by offering a free dessert and our server was exceptional.
My husband and I were vacationing in Breckenridge and met some friends there for dinner. The staff was courteous and accommodating. Great dinner menu choices and nice atmosphere! I would recommend.
nice atmosphere, great service and food was delicious! We appreciated the waitress telling us about the 50% off specials on bottles of wine. Nice place for a good dinner in Breckenridge - not the typical pub/bar scene that is found in other places in town (not to say that those are bad things, but sometimes you want something a bit nicer....)
If your looking for a good meal with excellent service look no further. The service is great and the food wonderful. Be sure to make reservations as the wait can be long during peak times. Live music and a lively crowd. Not the place for a quiet dinner or inmate conversation.
Fantastic meal and service!
Over rated. Food is ok at best. Blue River trades on a reputation it does not deserve.
Server was excellent - provided great guidance when requested.
Food was really great - everyone was pleased with their entree.
Cocktails were the weakest link.
Wonderful ambiance, service, and food. A local favorite. And the music by Mark Schlafer added to the great experience.
Terrific food and atmoshere. Nice live music and service was great as well.
Always good. Easy walk on main street! Love it.
We tried a few restaurants in Breck and this was our favorite! A couple of really good pasta dishes and just a fun, cool atmosphere!
The martini selection is great, some excellent combinations. All of the appetizers do not disappoint. We had the special crab cake sliders which were outstanding. Not your typical crab cakes at all. I had the special which was the halibut over a polenta with blistered tomatoes. I’m still salivating three days later it was so good. We went with the locally made ice cream for dessert, salted Carmel was the flavor, served soft.....wow! Wine list is more than satisfactory. I make a point of coming here every time we are in Breck. A must for a real foodie. A great spot for happy hour. Make reservations
Very interesting menu - but ingredient choices strange and not balanced. All items utilize unusual combinations of tastes but i don't feel that the outcome was satisfactory.
We love Blue River. We eat there every year during our spring break and it is always great!
Food was fine, but not excellent. The best part of the experience was the Swing Jazz band that played. The were great and not too loud that you couldn’t carry on a family conversation.
Nice location with easy parking on the street (a bit rare in Breck). Interesting, varied menu - I had the nut encrusted Mahi-Mahi which was maybe one minute over cooked, but the sauce added the right amount of moisture and the risotto was delic. My husband had the pork tenderloin special and it was so flavorful and tender. We were both truly delighted. Beware of La Boda martini - you can’t drink just one; combination of tequila, grapefruit & arugula is amazing. We both had the chocolate lava cake/torte but could have easily shared just one. Decadence in Chocolate - way yummy. Our wait staff Renee was very helpful and attentive without being intrusive- be sure to sit so you can watch the interaction of the staff on the floor - it’s like a fine dance as everyone is aware of everyone else while moving at high speed. Truly professional. And of course the music by blues man Mark is amazing - he takes Jimmy Hendrix, The Almond Bros and Willy Nelson originals and make them his - what talent. We plan to come back as often as possible!
Great restaurant. We always come here for dinner when we are in breckenridge
Daddy/Daughter ski trip celebrating upcoming graduation. A great venue and atmosphere
Amazing food, drinks and service. We had a romantic date night and enjoyed every minute. People watching on Main St. from the large windows was fun too. Service was excellent and food was delicious. We'll definitely be back.