The Bistro at Marshdale

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$31 to $50
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Continental
The historic Marshdale Lodge which was built in the 1920's is now home to The Bistro, where traditional European cuisine meets the quaint locale of Evergreen.
The Bistro at Marshdale offers an unparalleled dining experience. Dine in either of our sun rooms facing the Continental Divide, or nestle up to the warmth of our natural wood burning fireplace. Quench your thirst at our full bar offering Colorado beers on tap. Experience the rustic charm and elegance of mountain dining at its finest. Our traditional Northern Italian cuisine is prepared daily using the freshest organic ingredients and free range poultry when available. We do not use artificials or preservatives. We hope your enjoy your journey and we Serve you Memories of a Lifetime.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join the Bistro for your Thanksgiving celebration. Seating 12pm-5:30pm with a $50 3 course set menu. Reservations strongly recommended. Credit Card information is required to hold reservations with a $10 per person cancellation fee with less than 48 hours notice.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join The Bistro at Marshdale for the special event of Christmas Eve. Tuesday Dec. 24th The Bistro will seat from 3pm-8pm. Our special will be a Wild Caught Flounder, pan seared and served with sauteed rock shrimp and a lobster beurre blanc.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join The Bistro at Marshdale to ring in the New Year, Tuesday December 31st. The Bistro will seat from 5pm-9pm with a three course set menu for $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Visit our website to see our full New Year's Eve menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1602 People Are Saying
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WW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for an intimate celebration or just a night out with fine dining.
The lamb shank special and the bistro roast are 2 amazing meals!!!

PK
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What could be better? A drive to the beautiful mountains & eating at our favorite restaurant. We always have great service & the food is consistently delicious. Living in Denver can be chaotic so being at the cozy Bistro immediately decompresses us. We give it a big thumbs up!

m
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service,and atmosphere. Always on their game.

LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the ambiance and service was great. Food was very good but expensive. On the whole it was a very delightful evening. I would highly recommend it

CM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have dined at The Bistro many times, this time, we brought our parents, who were visiting from out of town.
Our meal was truly outstanding! Everyone enjoyed their meals, and we always appreciate when the appetizers & the meals come out fairly quickly, despite the restaurant being very full!
We went on a Friday night, and we were seated in that smaller room behind the bar, right up against the windows, and the room itself was a bit chilly. That was the only downside. Once we started eating, we forgot all about the room's temperature.
It was also a bit hard to hear our waitress & sometimes hard to get her attention, but, the restaurant was packed, and that is a good thing!
Really excellent appetizers, main meal & ambiance, we always recommend to everyone & look forward to dining at The Bistro again!

T
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, intimate dining experience that oozes mountain ambiance. Excellent food served by the nicest staff, couldn’t ask for a better evening.

RG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The wait to be seated was over ten minutes long and no one was even willing to acknowledge us. Then once being seated the service was still quite slow.

J
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE the Bistro. We work with a lot of people moving to the Evergreen area and always refer them to the Bistro as a special place to eat. Allison the owner is great as are all of her wait staff. Food and Ambiance can not be beat.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We feel like the food portions have recently become smaller, but the prices have stayed the same. Shrimp cocktail came with 4 not-so-big shrimp. We hope The Bistro reconsiders their stingy portions or we might not be going there very often any more even thought we have loved going to that little gem in the mountains for years.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was really bad, the ribs were completely overcook and not fresh at all. The appetizer was ok! The crab was a little smelly.

M
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely return

G
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice Sunday brunch. Food was very good. We definitely plan to return to try dinner. It was my mom's birthday and this is a great place for a birthday brunch. Really good service.

TS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Brunch in Evergreen area. Allison/owner has a passion for her business and it shows in all they do!

LE
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner here- old school cozy vibe. All of us really enjoyed our food. Certainly different from the more trendy Denver spots (that are also great); we enjoyed the change of pace.

p
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I came here (first time) for our 17th Anniversary and we had an excellent experience.
We started off with the cheese board ( toast points, Havarti dill, Brie and a very mild Stilton with candied lemon - yum!)
I had the Fruiti Di Mari, which was cooked to perfection with nice big tiger shrimp, scallops and salmon in a lobster-tomato broth.
My husband had the salmon with citrus mustard and steamed veggies, and excellent fried sweet potato wedges.
For dessert, we shared a flour-less chocolate torte with a scoop of coconut ice cream with toasted coconut on top. It was delish!
Our waitress was very attentive, the atmosphere was peaceful and the Bistro is what we would call very rustic. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
The only thing we could recommend is to perhaps put cushions on the chairs for they're wooden and a little uncomfortable.

We would most definitely recommend The Bistro to our family and friends!

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was great, server was fantastic, and food was on point as always. Its one of the best places in Colorado and always nice to drive up to Evergreen. Look forward to our next visit.

HM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience at the Bistro was top-notch! Our food was outstanding & the service was warm, friendly and met every expectation!

We will be back....maybe for Friday night scallops!

DV
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is THE place we take our out-of-town guests, to give them a great Colorado dining experience.

D
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband and I's first time going since we moved up to Evergreen and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious! We will definitely share this restaurant with family and friends!

TC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great brunch and wonderful service! Great ambiance! Will be going back again!

LL
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small Family Reunion!!! the Bistro ALWAYS Makes me Look Like Genius Picking the Venue!!!

JL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a glass of wine and a smile by the owner. A friend called ahead and mentioned we would be there and Allison greeted us with settle. Amidst a busy dinner rush she was calm and classy. The bread was excellent, the food was amazing. We did not want dinner to end. We took home dessert because dinner was so good but we were stuffed. A couple hours later we had dessert at home. Amazing. The place did not disappoint. We will be back!

DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We like to go to the Bistro for special occasions as it has a dress code and is a bit expensive ($50 pp). That said , the ease of reservations, service and quality of food is impeccable.

LC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

It is hard to write a review for THE BISTRO AT MARSHDALE, because there are so many aspects to the experience here.

The good:

1. The food is AMAZING. I've eaten all over the world & only 4 places where the quality of the food is truly memorable. THE BISTRO is one of that exclusive group. Absolutely delicious.

2. The service is excellent. The people here are uniformly friendly, fast, & accommodating.

3. The building is a historic site and feels like a step back into frontier Colorado.

Who wouldn't want to eat here? Well, unfortunately, we no longer want to eat at THE BISTRO. Our latest experience is probably going to be our last.

The Bad:

1. Terrible acoustics. Echos make every sound loud and it is difficult to relax and have a conversation. Believe me, you DO NOT want to eat here when there is a party! You will have an uncomfortable time and leave with a headache. Even though this isn't the fault of the owners, in some cases it could be alleviated. While we were eating there the other night, there was a small group of people across the room who were talking at the top of their lungs. The staff should have politely asked these people to be quieter, but they let them go on and disturb everyone else.

2. Not always as clean as I'd like. Last time we ate there, they led us to a table with a dirty tablecloth that was soiled by the previous diners. Food globbed on the tablecloth that had not been changed when it was reset for the next guest.

3. Prices have increased by 20-25%, but they are now serving about half the food that they used to serve. We left hungry! We would rather pay double and have the same portions as before. And we noticed that they are relying more on cheap carbs to fill the plate.

4. Uncomfortable chairs. They bought new chairs that are pretty but actually painful. The sharp edges dug into our legs and we kept sliding out of the seat.

This restaurant is no longer on our list of faves. We probably won’t go here again.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Usually have great service there. Last night, went for the prime rib, ordered and told only ends remained, and then when ordered, suddenly it was gone. Had to ask for bread to be brought, was never told about dessert specials. Just poor service overall sadly this time. Will certainly make me reconsider coming to dinner here again.

s
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating here. We ate on the covered patio which is much quieter than the dining room. However, you cannot really hear the piano if you are not in the dining room. Great view from the patio.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The server, Casey, was attentive, friendly, and was able to answer questions quickly and make meaningful suggestions. The floor show, a young male buck, was a true taste of the mountains and added charm along with the beautiful evening view of the trees, their leaves starting to turn to their fall shades. The special, three course meal was delicious. Thank you so much for a lovely evening. We will definitely be back again. It is so nice to have a wonderful restaurant so close to home in Evergreen.

SM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love The Bistro! It’s our go to place for special days-Anniversary and birthdays.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday mixed with grandma going back to Dallas.

MW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible!

JR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

We ordered an appetizer and the chicken wellington and scallops for dinner. The scallops were cooked well enough but the chive cake was extremely hard and tasted as if it was left out for too long. The chicken wellington was a piece of rubbery, overcooked grilled chicken in between two pieces of puff pastry and topped with what tasted like cream of mushroom soup. The mashed potatoes were excellent and the veggies were well done. Overall, the entrees were not great. The appetizer (mushroom dumplings) was however excellent and had wonderful taste and the portion size was perfect for two. The restaurant did not seem too busy but our server went missing for half the evening. We ordered the same time as the table next to us and our food arrived at least 30 minutes after theirs. We have dinned at The Bistro several times since living in Evergreen and unfortunately will not be coming back due to the reasons listed above which is very unfortunate because this once was a very great place for the amount of money you spend. The atmosphere was very nice. The pianist was great.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my wife here for her birthday and it was a wonderful experience. Our server Taylor was great and she helped us make the best selections for dinner. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while waiting for our meal. The food was excellent. I had the New York Strip Steak and it was cooked medium as I requested. The vegetables were cooked "Al Dente" with some crunch and not over cooked. My wife and son also enjoyed their entrees as well. I had the bread pudding for desert and it had a crispy top and the caramel sauce was to die for! The only glitch was that there was a large party there at the same time and the bar got behind a bit and our second round of cocktails were delayed quite a bit. I would suggest that they have a contingency to help the bartenders when they have large groups. That being said, I would go back in a heart beat and this is going to be my "go to" place for special event.

DC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine at The Bistro!
Wonderful location and atmosphere; outstanding service and food.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to the Bistro our experience is great. A little loud this time but that's because a wedding reception was taking place. Over all we had a wonderful time.

HH
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little spot in the mountains. There was a wedding rehearsal dinner in the main room which made it much louder than normal, but the staff did everything they could to close doors and maintain a more quiet and intimate setting for our dinner. The food and service was excellent!

P
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A fantastic dinner up in the mountains. The food was great! (not at the award winning level) but really, really good. I love the ambiance and the mountain town feel (T-Shirts / Jeans / Suits) all welcome. The September Customer Appreciation menu (for $35) was an outstanding deal and desserts were really fantastic. We loved it and will be back ... often.

SG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like royalty! Great food and atmosphere! We love this restaurant!

GR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the sun porch which was perfect. Quieter than the main dining room. Yet we could hear the piano player. The food was excellent and service was good. Our family that was in town for a family reunion really enjoyed the evening and also thought the food was excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening

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DO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to The Bistro for the Sunday Brunch. The Bristro is located in a building built in 1923. The ambiance is rustic timbered walls and what appear to be original wood planked floor, but with white linen tablecloths and napkins. We were dressed casually (nice shorts and collared shirt) and were appropriate for the Sunday Brunch.

Our food was excellent. The selections, flavor and quality, and presentation certainly reflected well on the efforts of the Executive Chef and staff. I had the special for that day, an omelette with king crab, mozzarella cheese, shallots, with grilled asparagus and dill hollandaise sauce. It was amazing and the portion size was more than I expected. I highly recommend the grilled tomato as your side. My wife had the Marshdale Omelette and again, it was very good and portion size was larger than expected. And one last thing about the food... the coffee was excellent.

Deven, our waiter, did a professional job about answering any menu question we had, and making recommendations when asked. And, our coffee cups were kept full and our water glasses were always full.

Overall, I thought the Sunday Brunch was a value for the fine dining experience set in a the rustic venue in the mointains that is The Bistro. We are from Iowa, and this was a weekend away for mom and dad after moving kids back to college and becoming "empty nesters" for the semester. The Bistro was a highlight of a great weekend.