Restaurants in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

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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... Read More

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. Part... Read More

Located at the Stonebridge Inn, this small restaurant serves globally inspired American cuisine amid panoramic views of the surrounding alpine slopes. A... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

Richard Squire opened this original location of the Breckenridge Brewery in 1990, and now has five brewpubs throughout Colorado. Beer selections change... Read More

The exclusive Caribou Club is a private, open-only-to-members venue hidden among the neighboring fur and diamond stores. A club for those who can afford... Read More

This sophisticated restaurant in the Arrabelle at Vail Square transports diners to the Mediterranean with its mosaic tile floor, leather seating, and... Read More

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... Read More

Set beside the Yampa River, the Cottonwood Grill serves pan-Asian cuisine amid panoramic views of the water and the surrounding ski slopes. The dining ... Read More

Crêpes are the focus at this casual dining spot, which offers both sweet and savory fillings, as well as fresh juices and a full bar menu. It opened as... Read More

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. The meadow and mounta... Read More

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... Read More

Drink an açai martini that’s so delicious the bartender has to hide the Brazilian nectar because the staff keeps sneaking off with it. Read More

The magenta walls and ceiling, Japanese posters, and cascades of cutout-style flowers create bold colors above the sushi bar and bistro-style tables... Read More

It operates as a private club by day, but reservations are available to the public for dinner at this tiny chalet in the middle of the Game Creek bowl.... Read More

Part of a small bed-and-breakfast in downtown Winter Park, the Gasthaus Eichler restaurant is known for its authentic, homemade German fare. Beyond the... Read More

James Beard Award nominee and Top Chef alum Kelly Liken earned a following with her namesake restaurant in Vail. Now, she returns to Eagle County’s... Read More

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,... Read More

The only spot in Keystone's River Run Village that the locals frequent, this eclectic coffee shop serves a long list of drinks to thaw you out, plus... Read More

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

Call Daniele, the proprietor of this little French deli, and request a picnic basket filled with goods for an on-mountain feast. She'll send you out... 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

Vail's small contingency of Texans have put their stamp of approval on this barbecue spot in Lionshead, even if the meats are dressed up in a tangy,... 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

Ask any in-the-know local where the best place to eat in town is, and you'll be directed to Mountain Standard. This spin-off of Vail’s white-tablecloth... Read More

Local chefs try to keep it their secret that this is the best place in Vail for fresh sushi—the restaurant gets deliveries straight from Tsukiji fish... 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

A mountain favorite for decades, this white-tablecloth spot manages to keep things fresh and interesting at every visit. The wine list offers hard-to... Read More

Located at the Hotel Jerome, the Garden Terrace reflects a French- and Alpine-influenced farm-to-table concept, sourcing ingredients from local... Read More

This homey spot is a classic for breakfast in Lionshead—especially if you're a fan of pannekoeken, those crêpe-like, oversize Dutch pancakes. Read More

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... Read More

Don't go anywhere else for your on-mountain lunch: this restaurant welcomes you by asking you to step out of your ski boots and into plush slippers,... Read More

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Once a Kentucky Fried Chicken, Winona's Restaurant still caters to early birds with big appetites. The traditional American-style breakfast and lunch ... Read More

The baristas at this coffeehouse promise “small-town comfort in a cup,” with fun specialty lattes like the Lone Star, with chocolate, cayenne, and... Read More

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