Everyone knows Aspen as a top-notch winter resort town. But outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy it in the summer, too, when the mountains become a perfect setting for hiking, biking and horseback tours. Some may be surprised to find it’s a top romance destination—but after all that outdoor exercise, who wouldn’t want to repair to a luxurious hotel room or a cozy, firelit bar?
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4.5 based on 1 reviews
Make a reservation. The White House is warm and snuggly on a cold day. The food is delicious and the drinks are fabulous. It is a great atmosphere and a must eat!
4.5 based on 334 reviews
My wife and I love this bakery. Place was packed at 4:30. A small place that does a land office business all day long. Great coffee and bakery products. Also sells ice cream but not to us on this winter day. Total carry out only. We got 2 Muffins, apple strudel and banana nut. They were huge so we ate the caps and left the rest for breakfast tomorrow. We also got 6 chocolate chippers and 6 sugar chippers. They’re like shortbread cookies. Had one each and saved the rest for tomorrow.
Great location near the ski lift.
4.5 based on 250 reviews
Met a date here in December. The restaurant is hidden upstairs of a bookstore. Walking into the bookstore, you' never expect to find a restaurant. Windows surround the dining room providing a nice ambience. Wait staff are very courteous and attentive, but know when to keep one's space. I'm vegetarian and there are plenty of options as well as those gluten free. I enjoyed the risotto with chard and it was perfect; creamy but light. My friend enjoyed a shrimp dish which she enjoyed too. Both are very colorful. They have a nice wine list too and we each had a glass of wine. Me: malbec. Irony is that I paid $7/Spanish wine bottle at Trader Joes two weeks ago and $9/malbec glass last night. Ha. We skipped dessert but the capuccino was pertfectly frothy.
4.5 based on 737 reviews
Aspen Restaurant Recipient of Multiple Accolades La Crêperie du Village Recognized Nationally Cosmopolitan culinary connoisseurs searching for the elusive triad of a successful dining experience: excellent food, romantic atmosphere and reasonable prices, need look no further. The New York Times, in its February 7th, 2016 section, "36 Hours" in Aspen, Colorado, recommended La Creperie du Village as, "a cozy bistro" and fantastic dining option. Following suit, The Food Network, "...fell in love at first bite," and named French Alpine Bistro La Crêperie du Village as one of the Top 5 restaurants in the United States for Best Romantic Foods, specifically for their famous fondue. The French and Austrian owners have poured their hearts and souls into creating an atmosphere that is best described in one German word: gemütlich. The carefully chosen artifacts and candlelight combine to make this the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous, intimate rehearsal dinner or wedding party. According to co-owner KarinDerly, "We envisioned this as a place for people to create happy, lasting memories." Many many satisfied customers from around the world agree that La Crêperie du Village is a charming hideaway, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, for lovers to share an intimate meal.
We had a great meal at Le Creperie du Village. We had a variety of items from the menu to get the full flavor. The French Onion Soup was fantastic, the French Connection crêpe was excellent and the Steak a la Plancha was fun and...MoreThanks for your review, we hope you will join us again soon!
4.5 based on 540 reviews
Aspen's iconic J-Bar (short for "Jerome Bar") remains the town's social hot spot, with its lively yet casual dining atmosphere. Ski bums, socialites, cowboys and luminaries - from members of the Tenth Mountain Division to the late Hunter S.Thompson gather at this authentic bar for an hint of the Old West. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a beer, vintage-inspired cocktails and light dining fare for lunch or dinner. And don't pass on Aspen's best burger.
Wow! What a scene. Gorgeous bar. Fur covered chair and animal hide covered stools. Animal heads adorn this wealthy mountain town retreat.
And the people! Everyone is beautiful and/or chic. The cocktails are excellent and creative. The bartenders are masters at dealing with demanding clientele and do a great job keeping a straight face when a group orders shots of Pappy van Winkle - $125 a pop!
Do not miss.
4.5 based on 334 reviews
Aspen Restaurant and Farm Shop featuring world farm house cuisine, craft beers, eclectic wine list, local spirits, fresh juices, coffee, meats, cheeses, cured meats, artisan bread, unique pantry staples and precious housewares. Dine with us or purchase the ingredients to create your own meals at home.
Friendly staff, owner, local diners. Great cheeses and meats. Excellent cocktails. Sit at back bar alone or grab a table. Couples, solo or family.
4.5 based on 327 reviews
Owners Craig and Samantha Cordts-Pearce of the Wild Fig and Brexi Brasserie have opened a new restaurant called Steak HOUSE No. 316. Exceptional prime steaks as well as fish & fowl.
You need to arrive early for far/ bistro tables if you want to be in the bar. Totally fun and worthwhile to arrive early. Main dining room has excellent food and service. You cannot be disappointed. Located in the middle of restaurant "row" in aspen.
Always a worthwhile stop. Steaks featured but delicious crab cakes and salads too!
4.5 based on 156 reviews
CURRENTLY UNDERGOING RENOVATION - WILL REOPEN JUNE 2018 Plato's Restaurant "The first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life and existence." - Plato's Republic, Book 2 Bask in the golden sunset as you dine on the finest and most inspiring cuisine in the city at Plato's Restaurant, featuring local and regional fair as flavorful as the surroundings. Our exceptional Culinary Team selects the perfect seasonal ingredients to make your meal a truly memorable one. Come early and unwind with a glass of wine or specialty cocktail by the fire in the Hefner lounge. The magnificent view becomes as much a part of the experience as the delicious meal. Thank you for a wonderful winter season. We look forward to seeing you in June!
While we stayed at the Meadows, we were having only breakfast at the Resort...eating in town for other meals... Breakfasts were great - a huge buffet was always available, as were a la carte items. Service was attentive and personable. Prices reasonable (certainly for Aspen!!).
4.5 based on 251 reviews
The pizza here is very good. The slices are large and covered with pepperoni. The ladies that run the place are very nice.
4.5 based on 467 reviews
Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
The food here is sublime. My wife's spicy chicken skewers were tender and juicy, with Chile peppers that were medium-hot without overwhelming the flavor. She followed with a "chicken dinner", a whole chicken breast in subtle seasonings, sliced crosswise on a bed or rice with accompanying grilled baby asparagus and green beans. Perfectly prepared, tender, juicy and delicious.
I started with the "shiitake salad", which came as a largish mound of mixed greens and leafy herbs, very lightly dressed with a light rice vinegar and oil dressing with some salt, sesame oil and pepper. The shiitake mushrooms had small stars cut in their caps, then were grilled and served as a ring around the greens. Delicious.
The "sashimi dinner" was next, as fresh as any I've had on either coast. Pieces were cut to bite size, and the salmon and tuna were lusciously silky, some of the best I've ever had. The portion size was enough to just fill me after the salad. A hearty eater might want to add a cold or hot appetizer to the mix.
I down-check the restaurant for the very noisy, distracting atmosphere. We were bracketed by two tables for ten, one with four well-behaved but active small boys. In addition, the ample staff seemed to be passing back and forth all the time as they dealt with the crowd.
It was evident that the restaurant is set up for large parties, as most tables were set for 6 or more. Be aware that your appreciation of the superb food might be affected by the noisy bustle.
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