Aspen, Vail + The Mountains
Restaurants in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains
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.
Serving an American-style breakfast and brunch, the Blue Moose has a carved moose at the entrance and a chandelier of multicolored cups and saucers, with spoons dangling underneath the saucers and a bulb inside each cup.
The Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch sits on more than 5,000 acres of wilderness at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
Richard Squire opened this original location of the Breckenridge Brewery in 1990, and now has five brewpubs throughout Colorado. Beer selections change frequently and fall under one of four categories: main line, seasonal beer, small-batch, and barrel-aged.
Located at the Stonebridge Inn, this small restaurant serves globally inspired American cuisine amid panoramic views of the surrounding alpine slopes.
The Willow Creek Bistro, located at the Ritz-Carlton Club in Aspen Highlands, is an American bistro serving classic American fare crafted by chef Jamie Flatt.
The canine theme of this pub extends from the wall of dog photos to the names of dishes, such as the "Labrador" hamburger. Sandwiches, salads, and pub familiars like hot wings dominate the menu, though there are also dressed-up entrées like the meatloaf with Irish whiskey sauce.
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 through the tall windows. Inside are brick walls hung with canvas art.
Located in the mountainous resort area of Keystone, this restaurant services the Ski Tip Lodge with a four-course tasting menu of Colorado-inspired American cuisine. Low ceilings and exposed-wood beams are reminiscent of the building’s era as a stagecoach stop in the 1800’s.
A small, warm joint off the beaten path that serves pasta and brick-oven pizzas.