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About Permanently Closed - The Blue Star

This restaurant is permanently closed. Explore our contemporary fusion menu, using only the best in locally grown, fresh ingredients. We provide a global experience of flavors grounded in simplicity, while harmoniously blending bold flavors to create casual elegance on each plate.
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After 22 years in business, it’s time for a fresh look and upgrades at The Blue Star. We’re excited about where we’re going and the new Blue Star that we’ll be sharing with you in 2018. While we work on improvements and renovations, we’ll be open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm-Close only in the Cocktail Lounge. During this time we’ll be exploring new pairings, trying new dishes, and planning for the full reopening of The Blue Star. We invite you to be apart of our transition by giving us feedback, trying our new dishes, and getting a sneak peek on social media of all the exciting changes in the works!

1645 S Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - Close

Cross Street:
Cheyenne Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 632-1086

Website:
http://www.thebluestar.net/

Entertainment:
There is no live entertainment, only the staff and owner.

Catering:
We personalize to your needs. We do whatever the client wants as long as we can get our hands on it or our brains around it.

Parking Details:
Parking is available all around the building and across the street @ the MAT or after 6pm in the U-Haul parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Brian Blasnek

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer specialty dinners. Please call 719-632-1086 to sign up for these special events.

The Blue Star - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a reservation and had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time. Three quarters of the entrees on the menu were unavailable and they ran out of iceberg lettuce.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I understand that they are closing but the waiter we had was definitely ill prepared for the event this evening. The waitress on the other hand was fantastic. Was not offered any of the special promotions for the evening. We love this place and this was really not how we wanted to remember it

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great place! Owners did their employees wrong by closing on such short notice. The employees shared this with us when we went for our last meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food at Blue Star was excellent as usual. The calamari was sweet and soft. The pork cheeks were soft and had an wonderful flavor with the risotto. My only suggestion is to review the ever changing menu on the web before you make your reservation. Enjoy!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was a very enjoyable evening, although it was a bit warm in the dining room...,it was well worth the drive from Denver

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Blue Star is amazing! The food was very inventive! We made a reservation for one night and decided to go the following night too because we enjoyed it that much. We brought friends the second night and they really liked it too. The wait staff and owner were very friendly and attentive. They even made shrimp scampi for my husband and it wasn't on the menu. It's quiet and cute inside. Everything we ate was excellent! It's by far the best restaurant in Colorado Springs!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Delicious!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Disappointing menu. The menu was very limited. Most entrees included kale. Service was excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Creative and uniquely delicious cuisine, locally sourced. Wine selection is awesome. Service was friendly and impeccable. We just relocated to the area and are thrilled to find this wonderful place right in our neighborhood!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

A huge disappointment. My wife and I were visiting from Denver and saw this as one of the top rated places in Colorado Springs. I have a hard time coming up with positives. The waiter seemed confused and shut down - we actually had the hostess come over a few times and check on us. Wine list was not well explained or thought out. The menu was just strange - a large assortment with no common theme, other than none of it was particularly appealing. It was pretty expensive, but nothing crazy. I 100% will not go back or recommend. Get it together Colorado Springs!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food and service were spot on in every way. Very quiet on a summer night. Still the best in the Springs!

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was great, although they were out of 2 of the dishes we ordered. But the replacements were yummy as well. Wonderful ambiance. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Terrific, dependable and great, creative cuisine with a huge wine list. This is my go-to place in Colorado Springs. The bar area is fun and lively. The dining room is perfect for a business dinner or special occasions. Near some outstanding and unique breweries, just outside of downtown. I will look forward to returning here soon!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We both had the special of the evening and both raved about the creative combinations of flavors- honey flavored steak and arugula pistou under a nice piece of fish.
The soup of the day was salmon chowder and I loved it.
It was a lovely anniversary dinner. We will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a wonderful night and the food was fabulous. We plan to go back and take friends with us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Disappointed in quality of food. We're out of several items and we were first ones in restaurant. We orderd a $60 bottle of wine and server asked if she could take some for staff to try. What! For the $300 cost of dinner, certainly could have been much better overall.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My husband had the lamb chops and I had the duck, we both had zero complaints. After beginning the meal with an appetizer and cocktail and ending with dessert and coffee it was one of the most satisfying meals we've ever had.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food! LOVED the port flight!! We will certainly be back!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Wine cellar was a treat to dine in. Very attentive and friendly service. Food outstanding. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Food was great and the Service was excellent will go there again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Outstanding dinner, very friendly staff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great place to take that special someone. The Duck and Salmon were very enjoyable. The waitress did a wonderful job presenting our meals and explaining the menu.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very good food and perfect to celebrate a CC graduate

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very good restaurant. The bar looked like fun, too. The menu had pretty high prices, oh well! The menu was fancy. The place didn't look fancy, which is fine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Wonderful, we will be going back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Meeting friends for a casual supper. Chose the dining room as it's quieter. The drinks (wine, beer, cocktail) were excellent. The food was superb, from appetizers to dessert. Highly recommended, creative and tasty.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was generally good. The cheese platter was wonderful and the duck confit app also. Strawberry balsamic salad was good but we needed to request some additional dressing.
The duck entree was a bit tough but the sauce and sides were delicious. The sablefish entree sounded so promising but ended up being about 5 bites of fish that was hidden in burnt bacon... might as well have not need fish at all. Too bad because the polenta under it was fantastic

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were there for 3 hours. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't worth the money. The waiter was awesome but it took a really long time for the actual dinner to come out that we almost left. It wasn't even that busy and we had a reservation.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We had a very nice, quiet and relaxed meal. The food was outstanding, and the service exceptional! An excellent choice all the way around!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I wish I had known that making a reservation meant that you were in the "fancy" room. (The restaurant has two separate areas with different menus. One is more casual and less expensive. The room for reservations has a pretty pricy menu (entrees in the $30's). We were the only people in that room and that was a little weird. The food did not live up to the price. It was OK, but not great. I would try the other room. The art and decor were quite nice.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wine list is extensive - but missing great CA wines and no descriptions to help decide. There was a sommallier did help pick out a French wine. Nice fresh french bread. One had baby kale Caesar salad and one had a fresh strawberry and feta salad since the peach/feta was off the menu. Both were good. One of the specials was veal with truffle sauce. The veal was 'okay' but it was disappointing that it was served with a glop of plain ordinary and boring tasting mashed potatoes. The seared duck breasts was cooked nicely and quite tasty.

Nice cocktail list that was fun to try their own crafted cocktails.

Would go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great experience. Service was impeccable, helpful, and engaging. Food beat my high expectations!

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on April 19, 2017

First place we go to when we are in Colorado Springs. It has unique dishes and a great wine list. Staff is attentive.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I ordered the Duck Breast and my husband ordered the steak special. The meat was
cooked to the right temperature, unfortunately the food was luke warm.
The service was very good.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Blue Star is always a good experience. I made a reservation for Saturday as it was my Girl friend's birthday. Great service, food and wine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Overall, a disappointing experience. Ran out of special entree (filet mignon) (7:45 pm reservation) and second choice (scallops). Settled for seared Alamosa bass which had the texture of a shoe. They did comp that entree. Appetizers (soup and salads) were excellent. Extensive wine list but too many options (and expensive). Really did not live up to expectations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Love Blue Star! Perfect meal before the Weekend of Jazz performance. The duck with smoked mashed potatoes is still on my mind!
A great find in Colorado Springs. I'm sure we'll be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

We went for our anniversary! It was excellent! Food was great! Wine and drinks were great!! And service was awesome!!! Our server, Jamie was so sweet and took great care of us!!! We will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food wonderful as usual. Service was very good. Noise level could be better. We were sitting by door between both restaurants and food was constantly being going back and forth; seemed distracting for a fine dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

There was a long gap between the starter and entree and when the entrees finally arrived, one was too cold to eat. It was replaced but we did not get to eat together as a result. It also took a while to get dessert. While the quality (if not the temperature) of the starter and entrees was good, the desserts were lacking in flavor. I think we hit a bad night as it seems the restaurant was busier than they expected.

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