Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Restaurants in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

The Rustique Bistro resembles a Provençal cottage, with stucco walls and dried herbs and flowers hanging from the rafters.

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

Catering to the après-ski crowd, Mahogany Ridge serves regionally inspired American fare along with house-brewed craft beers, such as the flagship Alpenglow and summertime cherry ale.

Don't confuse this longtime Breck standby for a been-there, done-that experience; chef Keith Mahoney's ever-changing tapas menu continually reinvents itself with new flavor combinations.

Situated in the same downtown building as long-standing Aspen favorite Elevation, Social is run by the dream team of Tommy Tollesson, Denise Walters, and Gunnar Sachs (son of legendary international playboy Gunter Sachs).

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.

Accessed by two gondola rides through the mountains, this German-American restaurant sits at the top of the North Peak, at a height of 11,444 feet.

Sitting high above Aspen at the Cloud Nine high-speed quad in the Aspen Highlands ski area, the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro offers adventurous diners a one-of-a-kind experience. At 10,740 feet, the restaurant offers unparalleled views of the neighboring Maroon Bells.

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 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.

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 of Maggie Pond and peaks nine and 10, a perfect backdrop for sipping one of the 12 draft beers.

Dine at the stylish Nouveau American restaurant Crave, which stole its chef from Aspen’s venerable Hotel Jerome.