Restaurants in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

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Located at the Copper One Lodge, Jack's is a cafeteria-style restaurant that caters primarily to skiers. The dining area contains a deli and individual... Read More

Famous in Aspen for what owner Jimmy Yeager calls “fierce American food,” Jimmy’s is an unpretentious restaurant serving a menu of... Read More

Relative newcomer Kelly Liken has established herself as a contender in the Vail dining scene with her namesake restaurant. A top graduate of the... Read More

Sushi and contemporary Asian dishes are served at Kenichi, located in downtown Aspen. The dining room mixes the earth tones of the tables and chairs... Read More

La Bottega serves Italian cuisine, including interpretations of classic dishes, such as spaghetti carbonara, along with original creations, like slow... Read More

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, Larkspur is the brainchild of chef-owner Thomas Salamunovich, whose French culinary training influences many of... Read More

Catering to the après-ski crowd, Mahogany Ridge serves regionally inspired American fare along with house-brewed craft beers, such as the flagsh... Read More

Matsuhisa Aspen is part of the international Nobu brand of restaurants, named for its well-known chef-proprietor, Matsuhisa Nobu. It is housed inside a... Read More

Enjoy great views inside and out while dining at this contemporary-American bistro. Mountains, slopes, and pines can be seen from the rooftop patio and... Read More

34-year-old wunderkind chef Ryan Hardy, a southwest finalist for the 2008 James Beard Awards, lists his olive oils on the menu like wine, and cooks up... Read More

Pacifica’s menu focuses on sustainable fish and local, organic ingredients. Hawaiian sea bass with edamame and hearts of palm is a signature dish.... Read More

Located 11 miles outside of Aspen in the Elk Mountains, the Pine Creek Cookhouse serves gourmet American cuisine is a secluded cabin setting. Diners... Read More

The popular daily happy hour here has specials like two-for-one appetizers and low-priced beers and house wine. The Quandary’s deck offers views... Read More

The Rustique Bistro resembles a Provençal cottage, with stucco walls and dried herbs and flowers hanging from the rafters. Located one block off... Read More

Located in the mountainous resort area of Keystone, this restaurant services the Ski Tip Lodge with a four-course tasting menu of Colorado-inspired... Read More

Situated in the same downtown building as long-standing Aspen favorite Elevation, Social is run by the dream team of Tommy Tollesson, Denise Walters,... Read More

The entrée menu is divided into “Things That Swim” and “Things That Don’t,” like grilled Rocky Mountain red trout... Read More

The Colorado scenery and the American West were the inspiration for this Spago’s design, with earth-tone wall panels, towering ceilings, oversized... Read More

Peanut shells cover the hardwood floors at this casual barbecue joint, located in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs. The restaurant has a low-ke... Read More

The Sundeck Restaurant serves lunch daily amid views from its location atop Aspen Mountain. The restaurant is only accessible via gondola or car, though... Read More

Located in Vail Village, Sweet Basil is a contemporary restaurant with a menu that reflects Mediterranean, Italian, and Asian influences. Dishes are... Read More

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