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Blue River Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Choice of three per order 14.00
Kurobuta Pork
Pickled Carrot & Daikon, Cilantro-Sriracha Mayo
Marinated Peppadew, Mozzarella
Mahi Mahi Taco
Red Cabbage, Cilantro, Peach & Tomato Salsa
Artichoke Dip
Toasted Naan
Blue cheese, garlic butter & toasted sourdough.
Beefsteak Mozzarella Stack
Fresh mozzarella, beefsteak tomatoes, basil infused olive oil, white balsamic reduction, toasted Foccacia.
Crispy Tiger Shrimp
Sweet​ & spicy jalapeno sauce.
White beans, kalamata olives, tomatoes, fresh basil, chevre goat cheese & toasted foccacia.
Pei Mussels
Applewood smoked bacon, spicy jalapeno-roasted tomato & pear sauce.
Bowl $5.00
Cup $3.00
Cream of Tomato Basil Soup
Spring mix, tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, red onions & balsamic vinaigrette.
Chicken Spinach Salad
Chicken Confit, Roasted Onion, Herb Marinated Tomato, Shaved Garlic, Gruyere Cheese, Whole Grain Sherry Vinaigrette
Arugula Salad
Brown Sugar & Allspice Seared Mahi Mahi, Roasted Pear, Toasted Cashew, Golden Raisin, Goat Cheese, Apple-Poppy Seed Dressing
Kale Salad
Cranberries, Currants, Shaved Shallot, Cinnamon & Walnut-Mascarpone Dressing & Pear Syrup
Caesar Salad
Romaine​ & house made caesar dressing.
Butter Leaf Wedge
Wedge of Butter Leaf Lettuce, Bacon Crumble, Affinee Blue Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, Creamy Buttermilk Blue Dressing & Basil Oil
All pasta entrees are garnished with parmesan cheese unless otherwise requested
Penne Monza Fresca
Sauteed chicken breast, prosciutto ham, tomatoes, green onions, fresh basil, garlic cream sauce, fresh mozzarella & parmesan cheeses.
Linguine Cassis
Tiger shrimp, calamari, bay scallops, kalamata olives, figs, roasted garlice, basil & cassis butter sauce
Chicken Parmesan
Breaded chicken breast, marinara & mozzarella cheese over linguine.
Tortellini Carbonara
Tri-color​ pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, garlic cream sauce, prosciutto ham & green onions.
Homemade Meat Lasagna
Italian sausage, ricotta & mozzarella cheeses baked in marinara sauce.
Penne Roberto
Marinated​ flank steak, asparagus, tomatoes, green onions, spicy chipotle cilantro pesto sauce topped with avocado over penne.
Shellfish Cioppino
Alaskan king crab leg, tiger shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, fresh fish, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions,spicy garlic tomato broth over angel hair pasta.
Choice of alfredo, marinara, bolognese or creamy basil pesto.
Mahi Mahi
sweet potato crust, hazelnut & bourbon butter, roasted red pepper & coconut risotto & sauteed spinach
Atlantic Salmon
citrus marinated & pan seared, olive, raisin & pine nut tapenade, nutmeg & madeira reduction, fried potato crisps & sauteed arugula
Chicken Marsala
Chicken breast, wild mushrooms, roasted shallots, sweet marsala wine sauce over a bed of fettuccine & grilled asparagus.
roasted​ fennel, crispy onion & grilled zucchini over lentil & Arborio rice
Three tiger shrimp $+5.00
New York Strip
Grilled twelve ounce strip steak, sherry steak sauce, roasted potatoes & grilled asparagus
Ruby Red Trout
sauteed with sage & shallot, beet beurre blanc, basil oil, roasted portabella & thyme farro & sauteed spinach
Beef Tenderloin
grilled eight ounce filet, caramelized fennel & sherry butter sauce, roasted red potato & honey-sage pearl onions
Three tiger shrimp $+5.00
Braised Pork Shank
slow roasted, garlic & pinot noir demi-glace, roasted portabella, tarragon-peppadew polenta cake
The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge Colorado brings a little city dining to the mountains by combining sophistication with a casual, inviting atmosphere.Blue River Bistro's contemporary Italian-American menu is crafted with exceptional attention to detail and fresh ingredients.Come for lunch, dinner or to enjoy our live jazz bands. We look forward to serving you.
USD 14 - USD 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of three had the most wonderful evening at this restaurant, with Anna taking such great care of us! She made wonderful suggestions of wines and menu items, and was a true delight! The ambience was very nice, and we enjoyed the folksy singer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LindaBrown56
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first time at Blue River, and I guess I was fortunate to get in at all that night! Busy place! We sat at the bar before our table was ready, got some drinks. I thought I'd try one of their Grey Goose...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jgalis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make a point to eat at Blue River every time we are in the area. Food, service, and overall atmosphere (including live music) have always been great. This past visit we had the curry/lentil/rice dish and shrimp and sausage pasta, both were excellent. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank L2441RPstevens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the bar here in downtown Breckenridge. We had a hard time finding it because Goggle had the address wrong. They had it listed as South Main Street but it is North Main Street. We did not eat here, only had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 374fayem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dissapointed with this place compared to the reviews that I read beforehand. The food really isn't anything special and for the price, you can get much better food elsewhere. Also note that nearby street parking is limited so be prepared to park in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marinexbiologist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed New Year’s Eve here with our teenage sons. Did not expect to get a table but we’re fortunate this busy night. Fun atmosphere with TVs in the bar seating area and a jazz band playing. Love this place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jbrown106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful date night in Breck! Since we didn't have a reservation initially they said it was a 45 minute wait, but they had us a table in about 5 minutes! Great selection of wine and beer on tap. We had the calamari for an appetizer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful family dinner at the Bistro. The wine by the glass selection was quite nice as was the selection of hand-crafted cocktails. The salmon and Penna Roberto spicey beef were hits as was the special lobster tail. This is a real gem...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ken C
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Order the escargot!!! It will not disappoint. Salads great! Service great! Martinis great! We also had the pasta Alfredo with chicken ....wonderful and truffles for dessert. Did I mention the great service?

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Good selection of items for vegetarians as well as those who are not. Service was excellent, polite, quick, ready to refill water when needed.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Kathy W
22 December 2016|
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Response from Shawn A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathy, I see that you attempted to inquire if you could visit as a group. I wrote my review but you need to contact them direct to find out how many people they accommodate! Brick is beautiful!
12 May 2016|
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Response from xdrubin | Reviewed this property |
Best to call the restaurant directly for their policy.
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