315 East Dean Street St. Regis Aspen Resort Aspen, CO 81611
A partnership between the St. Regis Aspen Resort and FOOD & WINE magazine, Chefs Club endeavors to serve patrons the finest seasonal fare. Winners of the Best New Chef award craft two menus a year, and even make the occasional appearance. A cozy space made even more so by the presence of a fireplace, the restaurant offers outdoor seating as well. Featured is an open kitchen, from which emerge tantalizing aromas that make your mouth water. There are also many wines and cocktails to be enjoyed.
Casa Tua is an elegantly designed restaurant that serves scrumptious Northern Italian fare. Tuna tartare, carpaccio di branzino and grilled eggplant rollatine are just the beginning of an excellent meal. Beef tenderloin with foie gras, wild red snapper, T-bone steak a la Fiorentina and veal osso buco with polenta are a few of the delicacies you could gorge on. Homemade biscotti, apple strudel and chocolate lave cake are confections that end the meal on a very sweet note. The extensive wine list is sure to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur.
411 South Monarch Street Dancing Bear Aspen Aspen, CO 81611
Located at the Dancing Bear Aspen, Brexi is a wonderful place to head to for a casual meal with family and friends. Hors d'oeuvres like pan-fried sardines, beef tartare and seared foie gras whet your appetite for the delicious entrées to come, a few of which are pan-roasted sturgeon, lobster carbonara, filet mignon and Colorado striped bass. There is a long drinks menu as well, featuring beers, wines and cocktails.
Located in Downtown Aspen, bb's kitchen serves contemporary American fare. In addition to the delicious food, this restaurant is also popular for the spectacular views of Independence Pass and Aspen Mountain it affords. As the restaurant utilizes the freshest produce of the season, the menus change frequently. Shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels and French onion soup are a great way to start the meal, and the crispy half chicken, seared elk tenderloin and pan-seared lamb chop that follow are mouthwateringly scrumptious. Bar bb's beside the restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy wines and cocktails.
Rocky Mountain Artisan cuisine is a specialty of the Montagna in the Little Nell. Serving traditional American breakfast, including cereals, omelets and pastries, juices, soups, salads, assortments of vegetables and meats are available, giving you plenty to choose from. And don't forget the exotic French, Swiss, Dutch and Italian cheeses and desserts after your meals or the wines from the large selection. You can choose from the Master Sommelier Richard Bett's private cellar consisting of over 20,000 wine bottles.
Local American cuisine has been infused with new flavors and styles of preparation at this upscale downtown eatery. Not a place for the orthodox diners, it serves a plethora of off-beat and innovative fare in the form of pistachio lamb, poached pears and lamb chop salads. If you still like to stick to familiar terrain, take solace in the mozzarella cheese and pepper jack cheese creations. Pinons has a good wine listing that is frequently updated to accommodate the flavor of the season. The splendid Aspen mountains act as a picture-perfect backdrop while you wine and dine in the casual, contemporary ambiance. The restaurant opens daily at 5:30p.
An Aspen institution for over twenty-five years, Little Annie's Eating House has been delighting regulars with its juicy burgers, meaty ribs, mashers and half-a-dozen entrees. The homemade soups are thick, flavorsome and delicately spiced. The burgers are brilliantly charbroiled and dished out with hot and crispy fries. An assortment of baked vegetable preparations have the herbivores gasping for more. Everything on the menu at Little Annie's Eating House is reminiscent of home-style cooking. Don't forget to try the unbeatable combo of Sunshine beer with onion rings. Certainly not a place for people with a modest appetite.
Authentic Italian fare awaits you at Gisella, a classy restaurant in Aspen that serves dinner daily from 5:30p until closing. They serve homemade pastas and delicious entrees that make it hard to choose which one to order. Check out the website for the menu and for other information.
If you are looking to impress, opt for this restaurant. Consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in Aspen, it offers top food with top jazz. The enclosed waterfalls create an immediate impression of "ooh, this is different." The menu extends this feel by offering New American cuisine with select dishes from around the world. Angus Beef fillet and elk tenderloin are two of the more notable dishes. Live Jazz can be found here every Thursday starting at 9pm. The wine list is the size of a small novella and features over 300 varieties.
As one of Aspen's newer restaurants, it provides a nice twist to the usual French dining scene. Instead of attempting to imitate a bistro out of Paris, it goes for the French countryside approach. The interior is filled with earth tones, adobe-like walls, and big copper kettles and pots dangle in the front windows. Risotto, black mussels, rainbow trout, braised short beef ribs, and pecan tarts are among its specialties-do try them when you visit.
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