The Best Restaurants in Aspen

by Natasha Wolff | September 12, 2014 7:28 am

Ajax Tavern
685 East Durant Avenue[1]
This popular hangout boasts excellent food and notoriously delicious drinks. Ask about the offerings from local craft distilleries.  

411 South Monarch Street[2]
The black-and-white tiled floor signals to diners that they’re stepping into a classic brasserie, but it’s not until you try the traditional French menu items that you get a full sense of what you’re in for. Specials include Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and a Duet of Duck.

Cache Cache
205 South Mill Street[3]
What do you get when you mix a classic-French-trained chef and a modern American restaurant? The elegant yet hearty menu at Cache Cache, of course. Ask for suggested wine and food pairings from famed French sommelier Alex Harvier.

Campo Di Fiori
205 South Mill Street[4]
The seasonal menu at this Italian favorite includes warm and comforting cuisine piled high on pristinely white dishes. Order a few pasta dishes to share with your tablemates because we doubt you’ll be able to choose between the selections.

Caribou Club

Caribou Club

Caribou Club
411 East Hopkins Avenue[5]
This exclusive members-only club features a restaurant of meat-focused favorites. Ask about the caviar service, which can be served on the couches of the Great Room, in the Dining Room while you eat your meal or at night alongside bottle service.

Chef’s Club at the St. Regis
315 East Dean Street[6]
The Food & Wine brand selects up-and-coming chefs from around the world to be a part of their Best New Chefs teams. The chefs then create innovative menus for a completely new and inviting dining experience.

Element 47 at the Little Nell Hotel

Element 47 at the Little Nell Hotel

Element 47 at the Little Nell Hotel
675 East Durant Avenue[7]
The recently restructured restaurant now includes offerings that range from small snacks to elaborate multicourse meals. Ingredients are sourced locally—even the beers! 

303 East Main Street[8]
The Japanese cuisine at Nobu outpost Matsuhisa is authentic and flown-in daily. Check the specialties—you’ll want to try the King Crab Tempura “Amazu” Sweet Ponzu.

105 South Mill Street[9]
Twenty-seven years of feeding quite happy customers is no easy feat. Snag a table in the newly renovated 110-seat dining room and order up plates of comforting yet fresh menu options.

Snowmass Kitchen

Snowmass Kitchen

Snowmass Kitchen
100 Elbert Lane[10]
This slope-side eatery makes après-ski snacking incredibly easy. The modern space serves a mix of light fare and comfort food. Try the fresh fish.

Spring Café
119 South Spring Street[11]
Aspen’s first all-organic eatery offers creatively cooked vegetarian fare in a modern, open-air space. Even its cooking utensils are free of aluminum and other metals that are considered by some to be harmful.


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