This downstairs restaurant will never be confused as the place to go for a great view. Instead, it offers a cozy and intimate setting in a contemporary atmosphere. A full bar area lends it a relaxing feel, providing a nice break from some of the food-snob formality which pervades many of the other restaurants. The menu is budget friendly without sacrificing style and taste. The Wasabi Caesar Salad provides a nice departure from the usual. Sesame Crusted Salmon and grilled Filet of Beef are popular dinner choices.
39 Degrees Lounge located within the Sky Hotel is truly the place to rush to for heady cocktails, pleasant conversations, hip crowds, and chilling out in style. The comfortable chairs beckon you to stay a little longer and the bar tempts you to drink a little more. In summer, you can seat yourself in the pool area too. It's a great place to mingle with friends, old and new.
Since 1965 this restaurant is known as one of Aspen's true dining landmarks. It takes such care in serving authentic Austrian fare that you will leave with a strange hankering to watch the Sound of Music. The menu, as expected, serves plenty of traditional Austrian dishes, such as Bratwurst and Sauerbraten. It also, however, offers a nice continental selection too, including Dover sole, sirloin steak, and grilled pork chops. A kid's menu is also available. Please note that the restaurant closes at 10:30p, but the bar remains open until midnight.
This centrally located dining gem is hard proof that you can enjoy good seafood while 1500 miles (2414 kilometers) inland and 7000 feet (2133 meters) above sea level. Its L-shaped dining room offers great views of Aspen Mountain and is ideal for watching people in adjoining Wagner Park. Chef Ed Curtindale never serves anything that would be considered as "the usual." The Charred Albacore Tuna Steak and the Masa Crusted Crabcakes are salivating verifications of this claim. A full raw bar is available.
This restaurant's French cuisine is so authentic that rumor has it some customers leave asking directions to the Louvre. The menu emphasizes light fare, a rarity for most French restaurants, and includes a nice mix of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes, including the Grilled Polenta. Its salads are creative and feature such "hmm-this-is-certainly-different" type selections like Roasted Duck mixed with Spring Greens. The interior has an elegant feel. If visiting in the summer definitely opt for its outdoor patio. This is a local favorite and reservations are urged.
The New York Post termed the highbrow Caribou Club the best private club in America. The key word here is private, because if you want to gain access, you need a current member to sponsor you. But it is a small price to pay for a few nights of high society and five-star cuisine. Chat with a renowned sommelier and sample wines from a cellar containing more than 5000 selections from around the world. Or, relax with a cigar in an overstuffed chair by the roaring fireplace in the Great Room. After dinner, things get moving on the disco dance floor.
Bentleys' is a true locals' joint that just so happens, due to its location next to the Wheeler Opera House, to attract a good number of tourists. The bar resembles an old Victorian pub, and even includes an old bank counter imported from England functioning as a bar. You can choose from an array of typical American pub fare ranging from soups and salads to burgers and nachos. But if you are feeling more civilized, the menu offers an interesting selection of entrees including shrimp stir fry and Ruby Trout. The bar has one of the best beer lists in town.
Located next to the Silver Queen Gondola, this popular restaurant combines location with style to create one of the premier ski restaurants in the world. A sun-drenched deck makes for a perfect viewing spot. The wood-dominated interior has a classy feel. For true Mediterranean tradition, try the Tuscan Barbecue Short Ribs, or for pasta fans, opt for the Venison and Pork Bolognese. The full bar has built a reputation for its martinis.
In a swanky area, this local favorite snubs its nose at the chic and proudly embraces its dive bar feel. Formerly known as "Cooper Street Pier", the dining room remains rich with a "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" character. Six overhead TV screens make the place the closest thing Aspen has to a legitimate sports bar. Pool, darts and shuffleboard provide good drinking diversions.Burgers are the king of the menu. There are sandwiches and a great offering of barbecued ribs.
Located in the historic and world-famous Hotel Jerome, this little alcove of peace is a perfect perch for shifting the brain into relaxation mode. High-back leather chairs with ottomans, sofas, and coffee tables are scattered about, making it a perfect setting for reading a book, engaging in a game of chess, or quiet conversation. In a sense, it is comparable to a present day coffee house but with a sophisticated, up-scale look. You do not need to be a hotel guest to visit. Cigar smoking is encouraged. The menu offers light appetizers such as Spinach Crab Dip, and peel-and-eat Rock Shrimp. A full bar includes cognacs, single malts and wines.
This cozy lodge resides on Main Street, just minutes from
downtown Aspen. The hotel atrium, which hosts the morning breakfast buffet and apres ski activities, boasts a towering fireplace pieced together with local river rock. Four types of rooms ...
The jewel of Aspen's four ski mountains, Aspen Mountain spills
right into the streets, making it very convenient for in town lodgers. Eight lifts, including the Silver Queen Gondola, service 76 trails, most of which cater to experts and ...
This impressive Colorado brick structure sprawls at the base of
Aspen Mountain just over a block from the Silver Queen Gondola. The excellent design has given the hotel lobby and rooms a sophisticated western look, complete with rawhide lampshades, ...