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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:30 PM
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Old Blinking Light

4.5
668 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 346-9797
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Hansen
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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.
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Private party contact
Earl Gonzales: (303) 346-9797
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Catering
Please call and talk to our event manager!
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Cross street
Highlands Ranch Parkway
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Parking details
Open parking available throughout the town center with a multi level public garage directly behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
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.
Additional
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
What 668 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Perfect Friday dinner.

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Two for late afternoon lunch. My salad was great and flash fried brussel sprouts awesome . Granddaughter had the ribs. Excellent choice

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SteveL (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food & service were excellent. Great way to welcome the new year

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vipMrsOllie (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Third visit there. Food was yummy, margaritas were not as good as they were previous visits, but good anyway. Would love to see chips and salsa on the menu!

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food as always! Very busy restaurant, but service was still good.

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Took my granddaughter to lunch since her school was out for Christmas. She loved OBL, she had the ribs, said they were awesome. We shared roasted beets and Brussels sprouts!

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Quality of food, excellent as always. One of my favorite places, and something for everyone: steak lover, or vegan.

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RDWHGP (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service, great food and priced correctly. Eating at OBL is worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Food and service was very good, but it's extremely noisy and hard to converse.

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Awesome neighborhood find, kid friendly. Food is excellent and something for everyone. I do not eat meat, but I find plenty of options. My husband is a meat eater and loves it.

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vipEddie (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Nice neighborhood place, always busy, always fun - coming here couple of times a month. The only complain is a corking fee - a whooping $30!

Otherwise, love it.

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vipBarbaraE (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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!

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vipJohn22 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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vipGerry (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was underwhelming. The waitress couldn't get my cocktail right.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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Jena (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a favorite spot for me and my friends. I love the salads, fish and steak. Super scrumptious.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We celebrated my 60th birthday with my family last Sunday afternoon. We arrived about 30 minutes early and the hostess was nice enough to go ahead and seat us. The waitress was very accommodating and met all our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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