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About Old Blinking Light
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Highlands Ranch Parkway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call and talk to our event manager!
Open parking available throughout the town center with a multi level public garage directly behind the restaurant.
RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
Private Party Facilities:
The Old Blinking Light’s "Kiva Room" offers a warm, intimate atmosphere for family gatherings, corporate events, social receptions & business luncheons. This truly unique space accommodates up to 36 people seated and up to 45 for a cocktail style reception. With private access to an outdoor patio of Colorado's beautiful front range, the Old Blinking Light is the ultimate private dining experience in Highlands Ranch. We offer our full dinner menu for parties up to 25, and special limited menus to your specifications. The Kiva Room's large screen TV is laptop compatible and is perfect for Powerpoint presentations and slideshows. There are also chalk boards and cork boards available for your needs.
Private Party Contact:
Earl Gonzales: (303) 346-9797
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Blinking Light Ratings and Reviews
This was a favorite date night for me and my late husband. We also would bring our son for lunch. They have a nice variety. I love the blackened shrimp tacos! The salads and brick oven pizzas are also a hit. You really can’t go wrong with anything you order. My son and I still enjoy dining there.
Old Blinking Light is a neighborhood treasure. It’s a busy place, but service was good. I had a side of roasted Brussels sprout leaves, incredible! Awesome baked beats with goats cheese, sunflower seeds and balsamic. Sometimes it’s hard to find good meals that are vegetarian!
Made a reservation via the Open Table. We were seated as soon as we walked in. When my wife asked for a booth we were told it was reserved for four. We were given a nice table by the inside fireplace. However, about 15 minutes later we glanced at the booth we requested and only two gentlemen were seated and dining! Hmmm!
We are frequent customers at the Blinking Light and very glad that this establishment has regained its liquor license. "Welcome Back".
We ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and two main courses. As customary, from the service to the food all were excellent. We will continue to recommend.
New to the area. Went with family in town. OBL was highly recommended by friends who’ve been there several times. The apps (queso and chips, roasted beets) were good, but not really outstanding. No drinks as liquor license not current!?! My entree was Duck Tacos, which were mediocre and not really a great value at $14. Not much flavor. Wife had the enchiladas and they too were average at best. She left most on her plate. Another at our table had the Chicken with Green Chili pasta. It was a pile of mushy over cooked fettuccine in a flavorless goo. It was disgusting. When we sent it back, we could overhear the cooks in the kitchen daring each other to taste it. One did and he said “That’s Gross, who cooked this!” Loud enough for us to hear. Our poor waitperson was very good but was almost embarrassed to ask us how our food tasted. She did not seem surprised by our response. They did deduct the pasta from our bill, but it is not really a great end to an evening stopping at a fast food place to feed the person who went hungry.
Probably not giving it a second chance, which is a bummer as we live walking distance away.
I love The Old Blinking Light and take guests there often. The cuisine is creative, with veggie and gluten-free options. The booths are big--nice and roomy! Good service, reasonable prices, great atmosphere! They do have outdoor dining, but I have not experienced that.
OBL asked what the occasion was before we showed up and I told them the only thing we preferred was a small spot for two people as private as possible. They put us at the largest table in the restaurant that seated about 12 or so. Other than that is was a good place to dine.
We went to the Old Blinking Light last night. Yes, I knew they lost their liquor license for some reason, but I chose to give them a chance anyway because I usually like their food! So I had a reservation, not many people were there...yet we had to wait a while to be seated. They seated us at a table under this HORRIBLE bright light that reminded me of the flashbulb of a camera, except it stays on you the entire time! We ordered some small plates to share: Brussel Sprouts, fine but oily. Beets, a little bland since they skimped on goat cheese and seed topping. Mahi Ceviche, not a fan. Ahi Tuna appetizer (which I usually LOVE) was SLIMY. That was so disappointing!! I remember it fresh and clean with mangos & avocados weaved in with the Ahi. The whole thing had a whitish slimy coating. I can’t believe they would serve that!! Was it old? Were they trying to cut costs since they don’t have liquor sales? If they are trying to save money, they are thinking very short term. I can’t imagine myself ever going there again.
Always enjoy this place but it’s always packed too. Definitely need reservations so I use open table whenever I go. Introduced it to my family from Monument this time.
The patio is great in the summer and HH is one of the best in the area. Noise level is somewhat distracting. Servers are usually good but sometimes make me feel rushed. Had the signature stacked enchilada this time and the green chili was way spicy so didn’t particularly care for that but it was still really good. Will continue to go back.
The restaurant was very busy and their table setup cause us to zig and zag through the restaurant, and then sat us in the corner which was fine. Then we sat and ordered 2 different bottles of wine that they didn't have any more. So 15 minutes later we still had not ordered anything, he did suggest one wine but that was all and seemed put out. So we got up and left.
Saw the reviews for OBL and decided to try it for myself. The ambiance inside the restaurant was more upscale so it didn't feel like a franchise suburb restaurant. The menu had a lot of choices from soups & salads to burgers, chicken, and steak. I selected the King Ranch w/grilled chicken based on the recommendation of the waitress. My wife had the Cobb salad and butternut bisque soup. The overall experience was good. The service was great and the food was good enough to try again.
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