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.
This high-five of a dining spot was recently voted as the "Best Mountain Restaurant" by Denver's 5280 magazine. Located in the renovated Old Town Carbondale House, the restaurant exudes an inviting, cozy look that manages to offer fine dining in a casual setting and at amazingly reasonable prices. The menu is ambitious and the kitchen takes great pride in always updating it with new and refreshingly different items. The Alaskan Halibut and Colorado Lamb are two of the more popular dishes. The wine list is extensive and ever changing as well.
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.
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.
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.
Situated at 10,740 feet (3274 meters), Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro serves the best alpine dishes made from locally available ingredients. Formally known as the highlands ski patrol hut, part of the hut is a dining restaurant and the other half is an open seating area known as Cloud Nine Soup Bowl. Placed on top of the Aspen Highlands, it provides a beautiful view of the peaks and forests of the Maroon Bells wilderness. Though the restaurant serves only lunch (dinner by appointment), the awesome food that changes each day of the week and the scenic beauty makes this place worth your visit.
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.
Transport yourself across the ocean to Europe without having to take one step of out Aspen via the delicious culinary masterpieces served at The Wild Fig. Open for lunch and dinner in the summer (so that guests can make the most out of the sunny alfresco seating) and only for dinner during the winter, this restaurant does all that it can to make its diners feel special from the wine list to the care they take with each dish. Check out the website or call for more information.
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.
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.
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, ...
This hotel is one of Aspen's historic treasures left over
from the heydays of the Silver Boom. After the eponymous Jerome Wheeler finished building the hotel, it opened with a grand gala in 1889. When silver crashed, so did ...