Restaurants in Colorado

Colorado is better known for its freshly powdered slopes and rustic ski resorts than for its cuisine, but Colorado restaurants cater to the state’s diverse tourist crowd with an eclectic mix of dining experiences. These range from haute cuisine served in elegant settings to simple American comfort food served in low-key, laid-back environments. Restaurants in Colorado serve up everything from fine dining to trendy fusion experiences – so after a long day on the slopes, grab a bite at one of these fantastic Colorado restaurants:

At Root Down in Denver, chef Justin Cucci serves up sustainable “field-to-fork” fare with a seasonal menu including fusion delicacies like sweet-potato falafel and hoisin-duck confit sliders – all served in the eccentric atmosphere of a converted gas station. For environmentally conscious travelers, this restaurant is a must; in addition to serving up world-class dishes, Cucci takes the sustainable ethos very seriously. Everything in the restaurant is made with reclaimed materials, and the restaurant operates largely on wind energy.

In Vail, The Tenth does away with traditional ski lodge fare (think bland burgers and soggy nachos), replacing it with delicious, elegant meals like elk Bolognese ziti, pheasant pot pie, or pan-seared halibut with lobster risotto, all served in a casual ski lodge environment. Customers on the go can even order gourmet snacks from a special express menu.

This Mediterranean-American café and bakery opened in the Four Corners region in 2000. Local pastry chef Barbara Helmer and her business partner, chef Miguel Carrillo, converted an old motel into this Tuscan-style restaurant with tall windows, wooden beams, and an arched ceiling.

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

Trendier than the average pizza joint, this Belmar restaurant is owned by James Beard Award nominee Mark Tarbell.

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

Owned by Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval, this Riverfront Park restaurant specializes in boldly spiced Latin-Asian small plates. Inside, dark wood tables are brightened by orange and red accents, while the bar’s asymmetrical alcove shelves create an unusual focal point.

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Telluride valley and surrounding peaks, Allred's is a 12,000-foot fine dining resturant at the Telluride Ski Resort's St.

The kitchen at the 4,000-acre Keyah Grande Resort uses local produce to create simple, yet flavorful French-inspired dishes. Menu offerings include everything from fresh lobster to steak with asparagus and purple potatoes.

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Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. Housed inside the red-brick Sussex building, which dates from the 1880’s, the high-ceilinged dining room has pale yellow walls, dark wood furniture, and large windows, as well as an

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.