Blue Plate

4.2
238 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

The Blue Plate offers an eclectic menu for its lunch and dinner service. Some popular items include lamb kabob, snapper, schnitzel and burgers. Our menu is 65% gluten-free, includes many dairy-free options, as well as a kid-friendly menu. During Happy Hour at the Blue Plate, you can enjoy many popular dishes in small plates size, perfect for trying out all the favorites.



To complement your meal, choose from a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the Blue Plate. Along with a wide selection of sparkling, red and white wines, it offers its own list of signature cocktails. Divided into a restaurant and bar area, its stylish décor includes large windows, contemporary artwork and comfortable seating.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Fondue, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
2nd Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 8:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(970) 845-2252
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Roustom
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Private party facilities
Individual dining rooms provide the opportunity for intimate moments amongst friends and family. Our beautiful dining rooms feature living walls and can seat up to 35 or 50 people.
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Private party contact
Elli Roustom: (970) 845-2252
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Catering
Have something special in mind, we'll be happy to appease. Choose off our vast menu or make your own. We offer catering for any event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
HWY 6
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Parking details
Underground or above ground, free parking is available.
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Public transit
Eco Transit, our valley wide bus system stops just two blocks away at the Avon Station. Depart the bus and walk West to HWY 6 and then walk one block South. We are on HWY 6 to the right. For the Avon bus system, get off at the Christie Lodge and cross the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 238 People Are Saying
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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice enough. Our food was meh. My vegetarian dish was over cooked! The kobocha squash was dry, there was one mushroom, a few radishes, an over abundance of peas but very little coconut curry broth. My husband ordered the special of meat on a stick with macaroni and cheese...both over cooked.
Maybe it was a bad night. Server was great and they had 1/2 price bottles of wine.

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EC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service. My husband had the special lamb shank and said it was the best he'd ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we have eaten at Blue Plate and both times the food was fantastic. Really nice people who are really into the restaurant and what they are doing.

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LL
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, delish food and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was mediocre. The service was horrible. From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel like we were
Putting everyone out. From the host not seating us where we wanted (we moved from the patio to the garden accompanied by her sighs and eye rolls) and then shockingly wanted to order drinks and an appetizer the minute we sat down. I could go on and on with other notes from the evening.
I would not go back. Would rather heat up ramen than endure the BS served at blue plate.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue plate is our go to spot for excellent service and a high quality meal. We’ve never been disappointed with Blue Plate. The attention to detail shines through in every aspect of the dining experience. Highly recommend.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Was not impressed. Surprised by the good ratings. Menu did not seem very appetizing

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Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside in the garden area which was nice but the ground is not level. Tapas were small and overpriced, entrees were better. Lots of good flavors. The elk tapas was not good.

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N
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lindsey was a great server. Very kind and informative!!! Food as great!! I recommend the med skewer!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Enjoyed. Vacation stop while on Vail.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Decent food. Disorganized service. Waiter was stretched serving too many tables in and out doors. Delays throughout meal. Impacted experience.

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L
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu with great choices! Lawn dining under the trees because of the car crash that closed part of the patio was such a treat - lovely atmosphere. They should keep the lawn dining.

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

My husband was very excited to eat here again after a fabulous meal a few years ago. While our food was great, the service was meh. It started out decent but then ended with us waiting for our waitress while she did shots at the outside bar with the rest of the staff. Plus with the way the outdoor seating is, we got to hear them complain about their day and customers. I'm all about team building but would highly suggest you wait on complaining and partying until all the patrons have left. We didn't sign up for a dinner and show.

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2 dinners while staying in Avon. Enjoyed both very much.

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RI
St. Louis
62 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Blue Plate has several unusual dishes that they prepare very well. Specifically, their beet dip and brussel sprouts are excellent. It was a busy Friday night, but we were seated promptly, and our server was friendly and efficient. The reason for the "good" rating rather than something higher was that we felt several dishes were salted too liberally. That probably was a one-night phenomenon, but the salt level detracted from our experience. We have eaten here several times in recent months, and didn't think anything was over-salted until this past time.

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JW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lindsey was great!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dining gem in Avon Co. Very varied menu including Schnitzel which was excellent to Mediterranean dishes. Good service. Good outside dining. Prices fair.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

When we arrived a server balancing 2 or 3 plates turned without looking and ran into me, causing a plate to shatter on the floor and a flying shard of china hit my friend on her ankle and just under her eye breaking the skin. While everyone apologized and brought her ice when we were seated, no one came by to check on her during the meal and didn't even offer to buy her a drink. When she said her dinner was very hot (spicey) the hostess grabbed her plate and defensively said she would take it away, rather than apologizing and asking if they could bring her something else. Our table waiter was just OK and the entire experience was sub-par. We will not go back again.

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PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall food pretty good. Salads for a meal are small and bun for burgers fall apart. Service very good,

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PT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Nico and you have to try the ribs Outstanding! Will return soon

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour, weather, service and food (in no particular order). I would love to return after mud season!!

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Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went to Blue Plate on a girl's trip. The food was excellent, but the staff was a bit odd. The waiter kept hovering when we were paying our bill and we felt rushed out of there. Then when we were getting our coats from the hostess she was putting my friend's coat on her and I reached for my coat since I was only going to carry it and not put it on and the hostess actually pushed me out of the way and said she would get the coat. Not sure what she was thinking by pushing me, but I found it rude and so did my three friends. Not sure if she was looking for a tip by putting my coat on for me...but pushing someone in a restaurant is definitely not getting you a tip or return customers.

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had terrible service for a special occasion. Would not recommend.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All of us enjoyed our meals! Waiter fairly attentive.
We will return!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know you have a great restaurant when the staff loves the food as much as the diners! We had a fabulous waiter aka Jack Black who knew as much about the menu as how to make guests happy. The menu is eclectic and varied. Our group ordered mussels, Brussels and calamari for our apps...they were all delicious and great to share among our group of 5. For entrees, we had the pasta alla vodka, the sole, fish and chips, Mediterranean skewer plate and the zucchini curry...all were amazing. The atmosphere is casual, small and relaxed. No need to dress up in your furs and diamonds here. We couldn’t find a complaint in anything and will definitely come back another time.

Thank you, Blue Plate, for a great evening!

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w
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a long day of skiing our party of 6 were hungry so we sampled quite a few menu choices and were very pleased. The steak was excellent! Our only suggestion is to bring the wine prices lower as 3 1/2 to 4 times retail is much too expensive for an everyday type of restaurant.

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LV
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Everything was delicious.

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LN
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

We ordered several appetizers and we were disappointed with some of our choices. The green bean dish was unrecognizable. The beans it self looked like they were scraped off the bottom of a soup pot, brown looking and limp and the sauce was too much. The hummus was a bit better. The tempura shrimp was even better and the grape leafs we tiny tiny. Maybe ....it was just an off night.

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LF
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s St Patrick’s Day birthday. We had such a great time at Blue Plate! First, we had drinks at the bar. The bartender and the entire staff were so nice and fun. We had the beet dip, which was to die for!! Then we sat down to dinner, which was also fabulous. I had schnitzel and my husband had corned beef and cabbage.

We have gone to this restaurant every time we’ve gone to Beaver Creek and we never regret it. Highly recommend!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy steak and wine

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1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and yummy food!

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WS
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual the food and service were exceptional, and I think it’s one of the best values in Vail Valley. My only complaint is that they keep pushing various wines from Caymus vineyards, the most overrated swill I have ever tried to drink. On our last visit our waiter practically begged us to try the Red Schooner Malbec from Caymus. The wine was OK at best, and overpriced for a midrange Malbec.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with out-of-town friends. Elli always provides a memorable experience and the food is awesome.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing service friendly and very accommodating. What a fun and delicious meal.

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S
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. We always live the German schnitzel special, but the small plate menu was excellent. We especial enjoyed the beet flat bread dish!

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Didn't get seated for another 30 minutes past the reservation time. Service was slow as well.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Table was good. Packed house, glad we had a reservation. It was full because they have excellent food at a manageable price. Would dine there again. Yummy

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HM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Blue Plate is a small, comfortable space to enjoy a creative, well prepared, German influenced meal. There were six of us including a 12 yo and a 16yo. All of us enjoyed our meal which is a difficult feat. We started with a few small plates including calamari, pork cracklin' and elk terrine. The calamari was good, and the elk outstanding. I was less thrilled by the pork but the last time I had it I was in New Orleans so I'm probably spoiled. There was a good variety to choose from so my steak loving daughter got a lovely fillet while I enjoyed perfectly cooked sole. The space was a little loud so those who are hard of hearing may have some difficulty if at a larger table and they are trying to talk to someone on the other side. Parking was a bit challenging so plan to go a little early to find a space.

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is a pretty bad place. Food is pretty bad, both in quality and quantify. Completely over priced. I could get better food in a local diner. Service is slow. It is in a ski town, they charge you because they can. Total bomb!

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