Blue Plate

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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.


Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We're Offering a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner starting at 4 P.M. with all the trimmings for $32, with à la carte options available! Our full menu is also available as always.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 342 People Are Saying
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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys are fantastic. Talented chef and kitchen staff. Great service. The owners are on site most of the time and their attention to detail shows.

L
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It has been a while since we ate at the Blue Plate. In the past, we have good food, but this time was a disappointment - the schnitzel was tough and somewhat undercooked (inside the batter), and the potato salad was not as good as we remembered. The meat loaf was good, not great. The restaurant was full - it's locals' time in the valley. Not sure we will be back for a while, though.

JL
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'd go again. An interesting and different take on things!

s
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Park City and just picked Blue Plate. . We were greeted by Valerie who was welcoming and engaging. It was if we were regulars. We had a great meal and were overly pleased by the caring of the hostess and bartender/waiter. Strongly recommend.

OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I split the evening special a ny strip steak with black beans, peas and Brussels sprouts in an amazing sauce.Highly

H
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Four of us had four different dinners and each of us thought they were very good to outstanding. The menu is varied and creative. I had the meat loaf and it was great. My wife had the Pollack and thought it was fantastic. Our friends had the Med Chicken and the Duck special and all agreed the meals were wonderful. We had the strawberry/rhubarb crumble and it was very good. Overall we were reminded to keep Blue Plate on our list of favorite restaurants in the Beaver Creek area.

TS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new gondolas. They’re perfect for two people! It was great fun and helped make our anniversary most enjoyable. Thanks, Tom

DF
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent
We ate outside in the garden
Very beautiful

Blue Plate
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us, We're happy you enjoyed your dinner with us!

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C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty good. Food is nothing special, but service is ok (a bit slow considering the crowd wasn't huge), and ambiance is nice. We sat outside on a warm evening, nice setting. Our group had fish and chips and schnitzel, both good.

Blue Plate
Responded on September 11, 2019

We're happy you enjoyed your dinner with us, and thank you for the feedback, it's always good to know what we can improve on!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We will be back next time in town.

Blue Plate
Responded on September 11, 2019

We're happy you enjoyed your dinner with us, and thanks for taking the time to post a review!

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

You do inexperienced waitress gave poor service-

MK
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Dustin is rude - this is consistent- not first experience with this behavior from him - all 4 of us were offended

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Plate is probably our favorite place in Avon / Beaver Creek (BC). Each August we come to BC to escape the Houston heat, and we really enjoy dining at the Blue Plate. Their tapas plates as well as their sides are delicious. Some of the items we've had on our last 2 visits include the amazing hummus, the brussels sprouts, the calamari (great dipping sauce), the red lentils spread, and the ceviche. All were delicious.

Ellie, the female owner, always greets us with a smile and is very welcoming. Her husband, the other owner and head chef, Adam, can be seen regularly checking in with customers on how everything tastes. Ellie and Adam do a great job of running this restaurant that always has an interesting and delicious menu.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 27, 2019

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, sooooo good. Everything was great.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 27, 2019

Thank you so much for your rating, We're happy you enjoyed your dinner with us!

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y
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish and chips were excellent. Schnitzel was good. Was missing something. Great wine list. Setting under tress was beautiful. Until, it started to rain. But they quickly moved us inside.

Blue Plate
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us, and we're glad you enjoyed your dinner with us!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last night in Avon and it was such a great send off! Amazing food as always and the service was top notch.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your rating, We're happy you enjoyed your dinner with us!

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MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the pasta with wild porcini mushrooms. Large portion too! Enough for leftovers

Blue Plate
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your rating, We're happy you enjoyed your mealwith us!

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M
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We had the very worst server we have had while being in the Valley for 6!weeks. Have had him twice. Was hostile and contentious. Could have REALLY RUINED the incredible food but we didn’t let him.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 14, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your experience. We normally strive to provide great customer service, and I apologize that we missed the mark with your party. We will address this issue with our staff in the hopes of improving in the future.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people and excellent service. Especially loved the Porcini mushrooms special, Elli’s Brussel sprouts, chili, and elk terrine. Table outside under the lit trees. Dog friendly too.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for your rating, We're happy you enjoyed your mealwith us!

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Especially loved our server. She was always right there making sure everything was perfect.

Blue Plate
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your rating, We're happy you enjoyed dinner with us!

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PF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived in Vail since 1974. Still one of my favorites. It's chef owned, which always makes a difference.
Fabulous schnitzel.

JJ
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, amazing dessert, delicious drinks and quiet ambience.

JH
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Eclectic menu but all diners will find a favorite. Our server was knowledgeable and asked what order did we want our tapas. Great wine list as well.

R
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from out of town on vacation and were looking for a good place for dinner. We were very pleased with the Blue Plate. The staff is very nice and the menu is excellent and reasonably priced. It’s good for families with smaller kids (our kids are 10 and 14) but not too noisy. Highly recommend this place and will be back one day soon.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was excellent and the cozy blankets on the patio made for a perfect night!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There were great aspects to the food quality, but it was spotty. I ordered the Gai Lan. The sauce had a marvelous flavor, but the shiitake mushrooms were so undercooked they were borderline inedible. When you pay twenty-some bucks for what turned out to be a very small serving of veggies, it had better be perfect. The kitchen got backed up and we waited a long time for one of our dishes. The waiter/waitress expressed (indiscreetly) that they were afraid to approach the owner/chef and that this is why we couldn't get that dish in a timely manner.

Owner/Chef, take note: Your temper is harming the quality of the service and the quality of the workplace environment. You set the tone, so forget Iron Chef and be a mensch. Every single staff member I saw was hustling and appeared to be doing their level best. Seems to me you have a damn good crew, so treat them with kindness and respect. Everyone will go home happier - especially you!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was told by a friend that the schnitzel was fantastic...turned out it was average at best.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

50th Birthday

C
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was not your typical first day of summer weather in Avon. Windy, cloudy, rain, ( snow down to about 8500, Avon is 7400). When we walked in were surprised that all of the staff was wearing some piece of ski wear, one in full ski suit as well as Ella the owner. She and her staff are most gracious. She even recognized us and we talked fora few minutes in the grocery store in Avon
Don’t miss it!,!

p
Jackson Hole
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the veal vienerdvhnitzel

JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I ordered the steak medium rare, and it came out almost well done, but I ate it anyway because it had a sauce that made it better. The mushrooms served with the steak were extremely tough and rubbery, and I love mushrooms. My boyfriend got the veal schnitzel, which was kind of plain. I go to blue plate for the happy hour tapas often and am never disappointed, but I am sorry to say the dinner was disappointing. I will be back for happy hour tapas only.

SB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Lamb shank was like rubber, fish was so so strange sides

B
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going there since they opened. The menu is very good as is the wine list. Service was impeccable. It's a great local place.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with family. Waiter was very cognizant of our 4 year old grandson and met his every need. Very much appreciated!!

i
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very loud. People playing movies off of iPhones and iPads. Everyone was screaming to be heard in the entire restaurant. Food was excellent.

JD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was great for my family of 4 adults and 2 youths. Loved the varied menu and reasonable prices. Recommend for anyone. Would consider their gondola dining experience on their patio is less that 4 folks.

EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would recommend but overall courtesy and service could be upgraded. One waiter said our chair was in the way (even though that's how the table was set up). We then had to get up so a table could be moved. And with no thank you for doing so. And, we never heard about specials eventhough we heard our same waiter rattle them off to the table behind us. When asked about it they said they must have been out - but this table arrived after ours. We were with kids - it's Spring Break - so maybe they just didn't want to deal. Won't return.

E
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service, mediocre and overpriced food - literally didn’t see our server the entire time from ordering to asking for the check. The place was full but didn’t seem overly busy - a separate assistant delivered courses too quickly, finished plates sat unattended. Lamb was over cooked and bland. Save your money and go next door to the wine bar - food much more flavorful and service quite attentive.

BN
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though it was quite a busy evening.