Old Blinking Light

4.4
1036 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and we had a nice table on the outdoor patio. Recommend!

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MeggieMa
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I really liked eating on the enclosed patio with the fireplace. Our waitress seemed a bit tired and forgetfull. We ordered drinks and my husband had to send his back, it was the oddest color martini, my drink was ok. I ordered a New York strip, but thats not what I received.I called it mystery steak. My husband ordered the spare ribs, they were tough and hard to eat. I loved my appetizer of roasted beets. My husband really enjoyed the squash soup. It was thick and creamy and full of flavor. The dessert was a gluten free brownie sundae. It was ok. We have eaten several times at Old Blinking Light and the food was fresh and perfectly cooked. Maybe this was an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food and service. Will order take out after Friday!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! The food was delicious and the service was great! Definitely recommend the sweet potato fries and the salads are delicious and big!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Hostess with OBL are subpar at best. The wait staff if very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live the "winterized" outdoor patio

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AmyN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Every time I go here I order the Truffle Fries - they are amazing! Sometimes they aren't cooked enough but when they are cooked right they are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner. Sat outside. Beautiful night. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very tasty food. great variety. will eat there again

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saramlou
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Blinking Light is a neighborhood gem. A go to spot for me!

JC
JennyColorado
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food and service and a neighborhood gem! Will be back.

CT
CaroleT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to OBL since before COVID! We are glad they are still open
Enjoyed everything; our waitress was a delight! And food excellent!

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NomoreSmokinforme
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and their bar menu. My wife,sfavorite is the street taco plate...she loves the veggie ones. perfect as a meal for her. I usually get 5e cheeseburger and fries which are great.....Margaritas are perfect.

ML
vipMikeLee
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both very good. Nick is very good at offering recommendations on the menu. We had the prime rib sandwich, which was excellent. We opted for the beet salad as our side for a slight up charge (also excellent) because we didn't want the fries, which are fried in duck fat. I am sure they are good but a healthier choice is in our best interest. We will be frequenting this restaurant because everything we have ordered has been delicious. We just would like to see an alternative to the duck fat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had Bailey a number of times as our server and love her! So sweet and attentive. As usual, our food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected, excellent! This is our go-to restaurant

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Moggieman
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food great, service great. Forgo the advanced reservation. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told we would have to wait. Meanwhile other folks were being seated ahead - seriously doubt all had reservations either. We sat waiting for 20 minutes before being seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The server was awful tonight. He never refilled our drinks, didn’t bring silverware. We are regulars and have never seen him but he made it unenjoyable.

JH
vipJamesH
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant did a great job of making us feel safe as far as social distancing and all other CDC precautions.
The food was wonderful and the service was great.

DH
DebbieH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall experience was great. Our waitress was incredible. Positive, Upbeat, Funny and so prompt! Food was delicious!

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Weez
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was honestly not great. Supposed to be a Mexican style restaurant with zero flavor in their mexican food. Ordered the guac and it was so bland i had to load it up with salt and pepper. Also ordered the spicy tortilla soup, and added chicken. Some of the worst soup I’ve ever had. Chicken tasted anything but fresh and I could not tast any spice whatsoever. I probably will not return.

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MadisonC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was good food but the portions were a little small! Good atmosphere though! It seems like their menu is smaller since COVID happened.

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sharonM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Nats salad with Salmon is so delicious! I get it every time!

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was reasonably priced. Service was quick and friendly

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Chase
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great drinks were delicious, reasonably priced and the atmosphere was amazing.

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julia
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our food was very good however our server failed miserably.

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BetsiC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only complaint was from one dinner that said his "Grilled Beets" that cost $6 extra, were not grilled. He said they tasted like they were just pulled out of a can and placed on his plate. He didn't eat them. I loved my Cobb Salad!!

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vipRosemaryM
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good atmosphere, service was a little slow, food was good.

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nomacncheese
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good place for a date night not too far from home. Service was friendly and accomodating.

CA
vipCarolA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, drinks and food are always good and the service is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It was a bit concerning to have our server wearing a crocheted face mask and no gloves. The other staff were wearing full masks and gloves.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess actually noted that I put patio seating preference on reservation. Stellar experience

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NoelleM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waitress and the food was, as always, fantastic! One of our favorite places to eat. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

You know, during these difficult times, I try to visit restaurants purposely. I was disappointed tonight in the service, food and overall lack of care we received. Our food was frankly gross. We didn't eat much, the server didn't follow up, and didn't seem surprised when they took away the nearly full plates of food. Sadly, I'll skip this place in the future.

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JHTfromColorado
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love OBL! Great food & great ambiance

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lrizz
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

One guest’s meal was so overcooked/reheated that it was inedible. Dessert was significantly changed since last ordered (bourbon bread pudding). Very pre-manufactured; bland, and processed.

A food spell next to our table (server spill) sat on the floor, along with a spoon for at least 15 minutes. We finally had to insist it be cleaned up.

Not like any past experience at OBL.

JH
JHSH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Restaurant and would highly recommend. Food was amazing and very quick - great for a business lunch! Staff was friendly and our waiter was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always! The best wine list also

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was diverse. The ambience was nice, the food was excellent and service was perfect. The atmosphere was conducive for talking which was nice. It was a great dining experience!

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gritten
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Been coming here for years. Last two visits have been disappointing. Most recent visit my wife was served rare chicken and I was served burned pizza. Will no longer recommend or take out-of-town visitors until things improve.

FAQs

Old Blinking Light offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 346-9797.

Old Blinking Light is rated 4.4 stars by 1036 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.