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Old Blinking Light

4.6
690 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
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 690 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great place with incredible menu. Service is incredible also. Well worth the
Money.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Fabulous food for all attending. Best fish and chips I've ever eaten in my 65 years (and I've eaten a lot of them).

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Extremely rude hostess and not customer service oriented - in a restaurant with several open tables they wanted to sit us right now to the door and when I asked for a different table she gave us quite a hard time in a rude annoyed manner. We will consider going back, possibly. Still can't get over the hostess.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Busy, happy vibe even on a Tuesday night. The lamb sirloin was okay...the lamb was overwhelmed by a very generous dousing in the mint pesto sauce. House vegetables were cooked perfectly. Caramel apple stack was also okay, but again the apples were overwhelmed by a generous amount of caramel. The caramel became the predominant flavor instead of apple. Maybe whoever was finishing the plates that night was just heavy handed with the sauces. If I'm ever in the area for work again I would try it again.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

The entree salads were fabulous!! Good value. They were fresh and great flabor.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Another wonderful dinner with friends at OBL. Lots of menu choices and price points, great drink options and great service. It is busy so a reservation is a must on Friday nights. OBL is also nicely decorated. It is pretty loud but not obnoxious.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

It was delicious! Great service too. We had a group of 7 and service was very efficient. We had a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

We were looking for a place that was close to home to take our folks from out of town and found this gem. First, the happy hour drinks were very reasonably priced yet substantial. The food was amazing. The staff was wonderful in spite of our screaming kids. I cannot recommend this place highly enough so check it out.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a great time, the food and drink were very good! Can't wait to visit again.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a reservation, but were told you don't take reservations once we arrived? Very peculiar.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Service was excellent. I had the Trout, and it was cooked perfectly. Crispy, but not overcooked. Ambiance is lively, but still easy to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Amazing food. Sharing plates were spot on. So many good choices for entrees. Have to come back many times.

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1.0Dined on June 20, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Regardless of what we order, every single selection is delicious! Just tapas/drinks is a perfect meal, but the entree menu is so tempting, you will want to do both!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Great atmoshpere, amazing food, good service! Can't ask for more.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Had a nice meal and a great time.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2017

We were seating as soon as we arrived. Our table server was "Charlie". She was wonderful. We never felt rushed. Our cocktails were excellent and the food was hot and fresh.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant that is friendly, fun and boasts a great menu and bar. Service is attentive, friendly and will advise you with the menu that you can rely on. Food is great and I recommend the baby back ribs and substitute the veggie's for the Brussels sprouts. My wife almost always orders the trout.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

The food is always fresh and tasty at the old blinking light and the service is fantastic. reservations are definitely recommended as this is a popular spot. we'll be back again for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

I keep going back for the lamb and Brussel Sprouts. Best around.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

I'm not sure I understand the hype behind this restaurant. Don't get me wrong, the food was pretty good and the service wasn't anything to complain about, but I don't see the draw. We heard nothing but good things before coming here and while most were true, the things we heard seemed very exaggerated. The menu vibe we got from OBL was very in-line with a BJs/Cheesecake Factory type of experience. Lots of options, good food, but certainly not the normal type of elevated dining we expect when booking through Open Table. Additionally, the service was up to par, but majority of the wait-staff was very trashy.

Overall, OBL provided a decent meal and the service was acceptable.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Our server, Danielle, was phenomenal! As a vegetarian, I was happy to see meatless items on the menu. The enchilada casserole and Brussels sprouts were awesome! Great drink menu too.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

The Old Blinking Light was recommended to us by a friend for our anniversary dinner. It didn't disappoint! Wonderful drinks, appetizers, and main entrees! The service was wonderful. Definitely worth making a reservation ahead of time so that you don't have to wait long.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Necessary to change our reservation by 15 mins, the change was graciously taken care of without a problem. Thank you

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for mothers day and tried the brunch. Mimosas were good and only $5! Brunch was ok, id like to try the lunch/dinner menu next time. Service was great!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We were first seated at a table that was broken (literally food would slide off) and then moved to a table directly in the sun with a full view into the kitchen (which was not attractive). When asked to move a second time the waitress was annoyed. We moved to a third table and our new waitress didn't come over for 30 minutes. I ordered a glass of white wine and she brought something sparkling instead. When I said I've never seen wine with bubbles she said she misheard what I ordered. Five minutes later she brought my correct drink, which tasted like half wine half water. At this point we contemplated leaving, but we had a substantial gift card to use. The food was mediocre at best. Service and quality of food was so poor that we would never go back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a good meal with good good service. We were seated promptly upon arrival.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2017

My husband and I love OBL for date nights! Danielle was our server and she was wonderful--very responsive and respectful of our soccer-parent time constraint.

I'm vegetarian and I love the King Ranch Vegetarian Enchiladas. Presentation is absolutely gorgeous and every time I order it, I mentally compare this $14 entrée (enough to take home for lunch the next day) with what we get on a Mexican restaurant spinach or cheese enchilada platter which is usually 12-13 dollars. My husband got the Green Chile/Chicken Fettucine and it was as good as he remembered. Happy hour beverage offerings are great--really good beer choices on the happy hour list and nice wine selections--two tiers at $4 and $6 per glass respectively, for a generous sized glass.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

As always fantastic service and great food. As easy pick for nice date night.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

Everything was delicious! The enchiladas were a little bit spicy but tasty.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2017

This was my first Lunch experience here. My wife and I have been frequent dinner patrons. Upon arrival my table was readily available. "Charlie" was our table server. I told her that I was waiting for a friend. She had water sent to our table and came over when my guest arrived. She explained some of the menu options.
The food and service were both excellent.
Nice place for lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Good food and variety for a reasonable price! Need reservations on the weekends.

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1.0Dined on April 25, 2017

Awful experience. Took over an hour to get our food and 45 mins to get our check. Shane because the food was good. Will never go back because of poor service.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Our reservation was set for 6:45 pm. Upon arrival we were seated immediately. Our server Courtney. We told her that we did not want to be rushed and wanted to enjoy our conversation and dinner. She was very accommodating. My wife loves the Cosmos and my Manhattan was prepared perfectly. The Cesar salad was fresh along well done Duck fries and perfectly cooked burgers.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food variety - if you don't know what everyone likes, this is a great place because they have an extensive menu that will appeal to most anyone. Husband wants to go back already! Watch out for the fried brussel sprouts and avocado appetizers - they are much smaller than you would anticipate.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2017

The French fries are great service was good food could be better

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Great brunch at OBL - we always walk away happy! And with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys - it doesn't get much better than that!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Food was beyond mediocre. Had a dinner salad (can you say white lettuce) and butternut squash soup (tasted like baby food). Wine tasted stale. OLB hasn't changed their menu in years, they are so lucky to have a regular following. Unfortunately, outside of chains there aren't a lot of options in Highlands Ranch. Used to be much better when owned by the Taos company, they had an innovative menu that changed regularly. Now it's just the same and quality is really slipping. We won't be back anytime soon. Used to be regulars. OLB, have a little pride and try serving quality food.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Appetizers, service, and beer selection were great! Entrees were just so-so! It seems like the food quality has slipped a little.

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