Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Restaurants in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, Larkspur is the brainchild of chef-owner Thomas Salamunovich, whose French culinary training influences many of the New American dishes. The high-ceilinged dining room has alder-wood accents, a wall covered with origami hummingbirds, and an exposed kitchen.

The ski-in availability of the Beaver Creek Resort leads to a winter wonderland of shops, accommodations, and restaurants. Installed in the heart of the resort village, with great views of the public ice skating rink below, sits Toscanini.

Located in downtown near the Wheeler Opera House, this Mediterranean-infused eatery is a joint venture from husband and wife Samantha and Craig Cordts-Pearce.

La Bottega serves Italian cuisine, including interpretations of classic dishes, such as spaghetti carbonara, along with original creations, like slow-roasted duckling with orange grappa (Italian brandy) glaze on polenta.

Peanut shells cover the hardwood floors at this casual barbecue joint, located in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs.

Located at the Copper One Lodge, Jack's is a cafeteria-style restaurant that caters primarily to skiers.

The Colorado scenery and the American West were the inspiration for this Spago’s design, with earth-tone wall panels, towering ceilings, oversized black and white landscape photos overhead, and brown-and-white cowhide seating.

Taking a sleigh ride to a log cabin may feel touristy, but when that cabin features the contemporary culinary creations of Beano's, it's hardly a tourist trap.

The magenta walls and ceiling, Japanese posters, and cascades of cutout-style flowers create bold colors above the sushi bar and bistro-style tables at this Asian-fusion restaurant.

Part of The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a RockResort, the Osprey Lounge is a slope-side tapas bar that serves breakfast through dinner. Its woodsy-looking bar area has a unique wall pattern of the ringed ends of small stacked logs.

The Hearthstone Restaurant occupies a Victorian-style home dating back to the early 1880’s. There are dining rooms on the first and second floors, each with lace curtains and antique reproduction chairs.

Located 11 miles outside of Aspen in the Elk Mountains, the Pine Creek Cookhouse serves gourmet American cuisine is a secluded cabin setting. Diners must access the restaurant by cross country ski or snowshoe during the day.

Popular with skiers because of its location at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern is known for its mountain views and bistro fare cooked with locally raised meats and seasonal produce.